Do you have a mind opened to language and books? If you don't enjoy reading or blogging I may not be suitable for you. Know that every season belongs for wandering bookstores and biting into apples (we could bite one together). Welcome to the fire. Pour me a glass of wine. Let's talk deep into the night. There's much out there to know anyways. The sky is an ocean full of questions. I fill my sails with all I see.
About my ideal girl...she laughs often. She loves animals obviously. She catches me gazing at her in a movie. She has a favorite tree to love. She wants a tickling routine every morning. She is covering my eyes (and I am peeking through). She chases the flashlight in the dark (and I chase her). She and I watch the stars in the same way. She wears a cozy dress to stay equal with the breezy shade. She has a winsomeness in her fashion (but she's not a fashionista). She wants me to dance so she shoots at my feet. Safety is not guaranteed. She uses bubble popping smiles of gorgeousness to disarm me. She knows how to take me when I hold out my hand. Her hair is everywhere in my life. Something invisible about her shines a mile away. I miss her when I shelve books. She looks at me and knows what she sees. I wait to talk to her but she kisses me first. Maybe I hold a little too tight but she is a diamond no one found.
This is what I think. And I DO have a proper sense about expectations. Love is special, though it has not been on my side. I don't understand the science of it. But my heart is clear and safe like the water at a lake I used to know.
Some of my favorite things to do: I read several books in a month. I believe in my chest that I should have been doing this for years. I also frequent museums, novelty shops, or quiet local haunts with tea/ coffee served. I really like board games where I can sit close to my date holding hands under the table. I especially enjoy moments of silly randomness. I'd trade cash for them.
I am mostly a quiet guy. Indeed I will not be a spazz if you are more quiet than me (ha). I can not imagine the unheard chorus of roses singing between us. I will be communicative. If you email me I may move very fast and ask for your number. Please be real with me. I don't mind writing emails, but it feels like going alone. You may not be looking to kick anyone in the teeth for trying to get your number. I may ask for it. Send it my way.
-catching your hand in full swing rotation
-chasing time and the door
-apparently mowing the yard in a bendy line
-keeping the soundtrack for our time
-kite running & tripping over tangled water hoses
-kissing to prove I'm not tame
-dutifully inspecting the rope swing before I push you
-diving in, breaking a crown
-waking up cold, blankets on the floor
-laying down in bed and dropping the cell phone in my face
-jumping the lidless manhole
-letting you read in bed (though I will tickle you)
-pocket change arithmetic
-keeping memories and expiration dates
-parking on ice in two spins or less
-pulling espresso shots in pitch darkness
-elaborating about scenic places
-discovering traditions that would stay
-becoming a stranger on my own block
-staining my room with coffee, cologne, or fabric softener
-making life mistakes by listening to the soft rockers of the 1980's
-manipulating friends to cook
-manipulating friends to get sick
-drinking better and better wine every year
-losing feathers most every day
-questing for the real Cheesus (yusssss!)
-feeding polar bears in the fridge
-collecting Sharpees to dangle out the car window
-running through ditches, climbing fences to get away
-going home late but with groceries
-setting fire to the curtains
-shooting a panoramic view
-whispering softly across the pillow
-holding a tarantula (and not spazzing)
-any mayhem in flower beds
-sleeping later and later in these days of solitude
Most women draw the line on a few of these. Maybe you chase to possess better?
I am complete in my person or so people say. The recent years of turmoil were about looking down at my red ankles so simple and often. I type and sit here dumb struck, arms uncrossed...there is always more to say and less to fall back on. It's good to be silent and not have to worry about appearances, but if you really want to know: I exercise often, read often, and care about others more than the rest.
Sometimes I appear to be serious in the face, but I am usually quite cheery in my head. I'm good as gold and I will not turn on a dime. When I am telling the truth I will pull your hair gently back.
I do feel elitest about music and I rarely listen to mainstream. I never listen to music very loud, unless I am at home alone. I especially like indie and instrumental, and it is okay if you want me to listen to something new.
: Over The Rhine, Sigur Rós, Hammock, Washed Out, Broken Social Scene, Tim Hecker, Andrew Bird, The War on Drugs, The Drums, Alvvays, Magnetic Fields, The Cure, Keaton Henson, Aimee Mann, Daniel Lanois, Andrew Bird, Nick Drake, Cate Le Bon, Matt Pond, Sufjan Stevens, The New Pornographers, Belle & Sebastian, Joseph Arthur, Lana Del Rey, Karen O, Sharon Van Etten, The National, Jens Lekman, The Radio Dept, Jeremy Enigk, Grandaddy, The Lassie Foundation, Starflyer59, Wilco, Travis, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Phoenix Foundation, Yann Tierson, The Innocence Mission, Camera Obscura, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan.
Movies I like and will make you watch with me.
: Rocket Science, You and Me and Everyone We Know, All The Days Before Tomorrow, Frances Ha, Blue Valentine, Safety Not Guaranteed, Under the Skin, Hot Fuzz, the Coen Brothers catalog completely, Punch-Drunk Love, Away We Go, In the Mood for Love, Band of Outsiders, Smiles of a Summer Night, Cashback, Amelie, Breathless, Antichrist, Melancholia, The Tree of Life, Upstream Color, Three Colors Trilogy, French New Wave cinema, The Names of Love, Nine Queens, Brick, Revanche, The Edukators, Run Lola Run, Spirited Away, Gerry, Elephant, Ghost World, Millions, The Squid and the Whale, all movies by Wes Anderson especially The Royal Tenenbaums, Surviving Desire, Trust, Juno, Smart People, Layer Cake, Drive, Sunshine, Let Me In, They Live, The Cabin in the Woods, Planet Terror, The Goonies, Pan's Labyrinth, Moon, Waiting for Guffman, Thank You for Smoking, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Wallace and Gromit, Love Actually, About A Boy, Life is Beautiful, Return to Me, and any Woody Allen film certainly.
Watching television and pirating Netflix, I should try to reform myself someday.
: HOUSE OF CARDS, True Detective (season 1), Halt and Catch Fire, Fargo, Bar Rescue, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, Pushing Daisies, How I Met Your Mother, Flight of the Conchords, Bill Maher, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Dr. Horrible, Archer, Kids in the Hall, Futurama, Firefly, Dollhouse, Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, BBC Sherlock, The X-Files.
Documentaries: BBC Planet Earth please, Sexy Baby, Black Fish, Exit Through the Gift Shop, UP series, Obscene, Nova specials, The Parking Lot Movie, Roger & Me, Food INC, Gasland, Best Worst Movie, Spellbound, Objectified, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, National Geographic, Man on Wire, My Kid Could Paint That, Loose Change, Waiting for Superman, Revenge of the Electric Car.
And about food...I’m extremely unhealthy. That is considering the fact that I have recently acquired a diet of nothing but pita chips and chocolate covered acai berries. I am most likely malnourished. That’s somewhat of an exaggeration but even so.
-Open doors (when I have too much time).
-Being naked, feeling blessed with sex.
-The taste of manic blue and lemonade
-Knowing that my condition is far worse than I can tell. Maybe no one belongs around me more than you. I am a stunted person romantically.
As for myself... I was born without the fear of falling over in laughter. Do I look worried? Yeah that's me.
I do not like small talk or a slow burn exclusively online. It can be the worst thing to manage. If you do put me off for a week, it takes from me. Pardon. I do not need friends because I have them. I am seeking a romantic intellectual. I want to move past these scratched up floorboards and be pulled under in conversation with that person. And it should not be a terrible mystery if there is not a connection. Clarity has nothing to do with our skin really. So PLEASE 1) have time to communicate with me and 2) know your proclivities. Be well-adjusted in your life and seek me out to know more.
We think we fall in love with character, but what we really fall in love with is demeanor. And I am careful of this.