I'm quiet and reserved yet open and honest. Been working on my interpersonal skills for a long time and it seems to be paying off.
I'm a founding member of an art collective in inner Southeast Portland. My living situation is somewhat unusual. Work space and residence combined. I like to use power tools at odd hours.
I'm calm, collected and open minded. My hearing's a little iffy (too many power tools at odd hours) but I'm a good listener.
I'm also gainfully employed. Been at the same job for 26 years.
I gave up drinking alcohol for good almost a year ago. No great trial and I won't be going back. I won't, however, be a jerk about it to anyone else. My sobriety is my business.
On a related note, my habits and behavior are becoming far less erratic. I'm proud of myself.
Update November 2015: Sober more than two years now. Healthy, strong and wide awake. Best thing I ever did for myself.
I love Tolkien first. Neal Stephenson. Tom Robbins. William Gibson. Clive Barker. Christopher Moore. Neil Gaiman. Even George R. R. Martin.
I like books about art. Books about philosophy and science. Books about medicine and healing. Books.
I have too many favorite movies to list.
I don't watch much t.v. but I liked 'Archer' and 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Firefly'... Star Trek in most of it's incarnations. The X files. Scrubs. Twin peaks.
More lately, I've been enjoying 'Sherlock', 'Dr. Who' and 'Fringe' on the old computer, rapidly replacing the big tv I'd sworn off of. I dig public television programs and British Comedy.
Okay. Radiohead. Pink Floyd. The Beatles. Black Sabbath. White Stripes. ELO. ELP. Camper Van Beethoven. The actual Beethoven. Tribe Called Quest. Kate Bush. The Monkees. Elvis Costello. Elvis Presley. Motörhead. Peter Gabriel. Raconteurs. Rod Stewart. America. Butthole Surfers. Gary Newman. Bauhaus. Elton John. Florence and the Machine. Mott the Hoople. John Lennon. KMFDM. Paul Simon. AWOLNation. Johnny Cash. Harry Nilsson. The Clash. Bill Withers. Portishead. Garbage. Genesis. 38 Special. John Denver. Dead Kennedys. Nine Inch Nails. Depeche Mode. Temper Trap. The Cars. Motley Crüe. Willie Nelson. Beck. Berlin. Beastie Boys. Led Zeppelin. De La Soul. Rammstein. Metric. Moby. Morphine. Mozart. Three Dog Night. Crosby, Stills and Nash. Earth, Wind and Fire. Donovan. The Jackson Five. The BeeGees.
And Many, Many More.
I love music.
Sex. Drugs. Rock and roll. Hedonism. Villainy. Vice.
Sunshine. Cool friends. The respect of my peers. The ability to provide for my son. Tons of tools. Space to work.
Imagination. Focus. Equality. Strength. Justice. Compassion.
John Lennon told me all I really need is Love.