Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a Musician, an avid reader, a pirate, a fire-dancer, and a
banker. I sleep occasionally. It's a habit that I'm trying to break
myself of. I am an entertainer, a constant storyteller, and chief
instigator (because, really, what could possibly go wrong).
I love meeting new people and finding things to talk about. I love
learning more about the people and world around me. I love great
food (noodles...I'm going to eat all the types of noodles) and all
types of music (I have yet to find something I can truly not
tolerate if I put some effort into listening to it).
I burst into song at random intervals and enjoy dressing up for pub
crawls. Your ability to engage in random bouts of musicality or
dancing will endear you to me greatly.
I am sharp, ambitious, and curious
For those in the know, I'm INFJ
What I’m doing with my life
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Living in Portland and working my day job with Umpqua Bank while
pursuing performance opportunities and other creative outlets. I
work/play with a pirate performance group as well as a Celtic/Folk
fusion band (I sing and play Double Bass). I also freelance
musically in a number of capacities and try to make sure I save
time to spend with the multitudes of interesting people I've met
I’m really good at
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Performing, talking, flirting, drinking, and winking. Also, baking
bread (sourdough baguettes are significantly more complicated to
produce than I was prepared for).
I have an honorary Master's degree in armchair psychology and am
happy to be paid in bourbon.
I'm a vocalist and a bass player. I occasionally get paid for these
skills so I'm going to work on the assumption that someone out
there thinks that I'm really good at it. You can be the judge if
you want to come out and see me perform!
The first things people usually notice about me
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is that I'm looking directly at them. I do direct eye contact a lot
when people I want to listen to are talking. It either makes people
feel important and flattered or uneasy and uncomfortable (sometimes
all at the same time).
After a few conversations, it also becomes apparent that I have
very little concept of what the word 'shame' means. I'm finding it
less and less useful as time goes on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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BOOKS: Recently, The Magicians (Lev Grossman), Geek Love (Katherine
Dunn), Night Circus. I've read most of Neil Gaiman's work and love
his concepts. Stephen King is my "old reliable". I am a huge fan
and will defend Dark Tower to the death!
My most memorable books will always be the Lord of the Rings
Trilogy and The Hobbit (the better tome in my opinion). It took me
awhile to come around to loving the movies but I have finally come
to admit that they are good art in their own right (even if they
completely trash the tone of the book).
Favorite graphic novels/comics include Transmetropolitan, Y The
Last Man, Red Son, and The Goon (also currently reading Brian K
Vaughn's new book, Saga).
MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Twelve Angry Men (the old one), Office Space,
The Music Man, The Big Lebowski (admitted Coen nerd)
MUSIC: I listen to a lot of Jazz (go 98.1) but have quite a
collection of other interests. I'm very much into good songwriting
in any genre. I really enjoy Paul Simon, Billy Joel, and a very
cool group named Stars (look up the album 'Set Yourself on
More recently, I've been on a bit of a Gypsy Jazz/Rock/Pop kick
(the best way I can describe the genre). Go listen to 'That
Handsome Devil' and 'Caravan Palace' and you can get a good feel
for both ends of that spectrum.
All that said, I still have a sizable collection of rock
(everything from Aerosmith to Green Day to Black Flag), Ska,
miscellaneous Pop, and plenty of other random music. I know all of
the lyrics to three Sublime albums and a lot of Blues Traveler if
that gives you any indication of the range of my interests.
FOOD: I'm a sucker for good noodles. They're incredibly hard to
find. I'm not a food snob but I really enjoy making lots of things
at home because I can spend extra time bringing every bit of flavor
out of extremely inexpensive foodstuffs (I like to keep my life
pretty frugal so I can spend money in ways that are
TV: I don't watch anything as it's being broadcast but, when I find
myself with a free evening and no book to read, I may watch the
entirety of one series in a fevered but temporary obsession. I dig
Dexter, Californication, FUTURAMA (so goood), Louie, Breaking Bad,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-My Tongue (for talking)
-My Fire Poi
-My Capacity for Thought
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whats going on in my life and if what I'm doing now is the best
possible use of my life.
I like thinking about the thoughts and motivations of people (both
myself and others). Trying to put yourself in someone else's shoes
is a fascinating pursuit and often leads to great conversations.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
often with pirates, searching for glory, wherever it may be. When I
have nights free from pirates or performance, I endeavor to fill
the evening with the friends that I've collected. I enjoy going
out, staying in, and possibly dancing the night away on both
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm significantly more insecure than I appear
You should message me if
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You have something interesting to say or are just looking for a new
connection. I'm always interested in meeting people, whatever their
purposes. Good conversation is something I can very seldom get
enough of so I'm open to whatever discussions you think you may
like to have.
Also, if you like pirates, would like to be a pirate, or would like
to spend time with pirates. It's wonderful and, though it doesn't
take up all of my time, it is wonderfully engaging.
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