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Gabriel_Ratchets

36 M Evanston, IL

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 6:52pm
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Sagittarius
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm strong, comfortable with myself and generally happy. I love life, and putting passion into it. I am romantic, artistic, quirky, soft-spoken, gentle, affectionate, industrious. I like learning, using my creativity, exploring new places or ideas.

I can be witty and sarcastic in a lighthearted way.

I will take you at your word. I'm a bad liar.

After a rainstorm, i pick up every earthworm I see that has gotten lost on the pavement, and place it back in the grass.

I return pens to their rightful owners.

I will respect your privacy and personal space. (But I like hugs and will offer one if I like you. I'm not bothered if you decline.)

I wait until you're done talking.

I have kindergarten-teacher tendencies in the romance and friendship departments. I'm pretty good at soothing emotional boo-boos.

I like losing my train of thought long enough to discover new tracks.

I like to kiss for hours.

I like people who have a sense of humor that causes me to laugh so hysterically that I soil myself on occasion. People who are fun and thoughtful. Both are a must. one without the other is peanut butter without bread. (I love bad analogies.)

I am in an ethical non-monogamous relationship. I guess I fit into most people's definition of a hippie. I certainly have an appreciation for body hair on all people. My "dance card" is kinda full with school and the people in my life, so I am probably not available for intense emotional relationships right now, but always open for more friends!

I am queer.
What I’m doing with my life
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing" -Anaïs Nin

I know quoting a famous person is probably cliche, but i really like the sentiment behind that quote.

I'm back in school for an MSW degree. Bear with me if I am slow getting back to you.

I also spend my days:
rocking out to Journey songs at karaoke;
riding my bicycle all over Chicago;
reading vampyre novels at the beach, in the sun (the irony is not lost on me);
having tons of people stay in the guest bed at my house and showing everyone how great Chicago can be;
eating doughnuts.
I’m really good at
Enjoying simple pleasures like a cool breeze on a hot day
Learning from others
Being awkward
Creating memories
Dancing like no one is watching
Getting so involved in the sidequests of RPGs that I forget to finish the storyline quests
Fixing things (usually after I broke them)
Making lists
The first things people usually notice about me
my eyes? Probably my beard and my bicycle. (see above, re: hippie)

Also, that I look pretty butch, but after talking to me, they realize I'm actually kinda femme.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Whipping Girl; Gender Outlaw; The Ethical Slut; Anything by Flannery O'Connor; Anything by William Faulkner; Our Bodies, Our Selves; Bowling Alone; Killing Rage by bell hooks; Sexing the Body; Myths of Gender (both by Anne Fausto-Sterling); All the Names; Blindness; (both by Jose Saramago); The Human Condition by Hannah Arent; Lone Visions; Crowded Frames by Max Kozloff; SAS Survival Handbook; The Dimond Age by Neal Stephenson; Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond; Screw the Roses, Send me the Thorns; Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello; all manner of ephemera; Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin

Movies: Raising Arizona; The Transporter; Shortbus; 28 Days Later; Big Fish; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; I *heart* Huckabees; Kill Bill; Amelie; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Shaun of the Dead; The Princess Bride; To Kill A Mockingbird; Muppets Take Manhattan; Ghostbusters; Snatch; Secretary; Fight Club; Can't Hardly Wait; Bring it On; Aliens; Me and You and Everyone We Know; The Boondock Saints; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Music: Fugazi; Belle & Sebastian; The Smiths; The Pixies; The Specials; Ted Leo; The Softies; Smog; Sleater-Kinney; Regina Spektor; Youth of Today; Bikini Kill; Elvis Costello; Discount; Sick Of It All; Defiance Ohio; Fiona Apple; Le Tigre; Johnny Cash; Modest Mouse; Public Enemy; Queen; The Streets; my bloody valentine; Sonic Youth; Sinead O'Connor; Cat Power; Songs: Ohia; Mary Timony; Motorhead; Wir Sind Helden; The Decemberists; The Clash; Hot Snakes; Joy Division; Gang of Four
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

fantasy novels with swords and magic
emotional and physical connections with others
late-night conversations with friends
post-punk and hardcore music
my bicycle
SPF 30 sunscreen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Venn Diagrams
the people I love
how to live every day to the fullest
comic books
gender and other binaries and how to smash them
the new bike i want to buy
how to avoid getting hit by a car while biking in Chicago
where I should go camping
music i like
how much time i spend thinking about music
class issues and capitalism
how the hell I got through school with no one noticing my dyslexia and dysgraphia
sexuality
survivalism
escape routes from whichever room I am currently in
On a typical Friday night I am
planning where my next bike bike ride will take me.
at a party with friends.
playing video games and listening to music.

maybe all three in one evening.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like sharing, so here are several private things:

I make mixtapes for friends, but fall in love with the mix so much that I refuse to send it and have to make another.

I have a fetlife account. Same user name. Check it out!

I am almost always naked when I am home.
I’m looking for
  • Guys and girls who like bi guys
  • Ages 26–46
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
you share a love of quirky foods, like tater tot pizza. I've not actually had this meal, but I am happy to know it exists.

you want another friend in Chicago.

you belong to EAC gym and want a climbing buddy. Seriously! I haven't climbed in a long time, and I miss it.