I'm a Portland native (East Side) living in Eugene while studying... something at the University of Oregon.
Other than on a stage, or when I'm with my friends, I'm kinda shy and introverted, some might say downright aloof. But something about the lights, stage and action brings out my inner rock star. Still, it takes me a little bit to warm up to a stranger. If I don't know you very well, I might be a little quiet, but get me talking about something I have a lot to say about (music, writing, nerdiness/geekiness) and I might not stop XD
I'm working on cultivating new friendships at this point in time, but casual dates with interesting people also sounds particularly appealing. I don't believe there are such things as "leagues"; there is only mutual attraction. We're all different, so why standardize and stratify?
As the stresses of life plague me and my social circle, I'd like to meet someone light-hearted and carefree- at least on the surface. It can be difficult for me to let my guard down since I've been on the receiving end of a number of unsavory relationships, but I'm not flighty. I want to have -fun- with somebody. I want to BUILD a relationship; even if it starts intense, I don't believe in telling someone I love them in the first week or even in the first six months. I have to truly mean it, and that means getting to know them. The adventure is the journey, not deciding you already know the road. "Only one condition: it has to be amazing." Once said a certain doctor...
I write music constantly, and I love playing my guitar(s) every day. My favorite band is The Mars Volta, though I have many other second favorites including Rush, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Hot Water Music, Bear vs Shark, At The Drive-In, The Decemberists, The Dear Hunter, Biffy Clyro, and Muse. I would jump on the chance to see any of them in concert! I'm also currently working on putting together a band of my own. Feel free to check us out at facebook.com/rightlaneendsrocks.
Speaking of which, our EP is now available at rightlaneends.bandcamp.com for $5. Check it out if you've got the time!
Attempting to eat healthier has made me pretty creative in the kitchen. I can whip up a lot of things out of whatever ingredients I can find, and I have an adventurous palette. I'm an XBOX vet, though I recently set down the controller in favor of, well, having money to spend on better things. However, I'm working on transitioning to the PC, as well as hanging around with competitive Smash Brothers players.
I wouldn't call myself blessed with the gift of gab. I'm easily impressed by others with silver tongues. Mine attempts to sabotage my sentences whenever it gets a chance, so I try to put a lot of thought into what I say before I say it. Try as I might, it still doesn't always come out in the right way, order, or occasionally, language. When all else fails, I try to make jokes and inject humor into nearly every situation. I'd much rather laugh about something than to be deadpan all the time.
Warning: I pun a lot.
TL;DR- I guitar, I art, I geek, I blend.