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My self-summary
Ethically non-monagamous ambivert seeks cool people for fun times. Are you a cool? Do you have the fun? Maybe these words are for you!

I have found that my initial attraction to people generally stems from the quality of the conversation being had. Not to say that that's all there is to it, but words do an awful lot for me. I've a bit of a snarky personality, though sometimes it takes a little while for this to surface. I do have a slight tendency to get anecdotey; it's a family trait and I've come to terms with that. I also suspect that if someone were to follow me around and transcribe my everyday speech into text, there would be a lot of parentheticals involved.
I have an officey-type day job which affords me the opportunity to have a few creative pursuits. A little theatre, a little art, and a fair amount of writing lately.
My approach to the arts has always been the jack-of-all-trades master-of-none route. My favorite projects are things I've never tried before, and my rather eclectic collection of art supplies can attest to this. And as most of the stuff I create tends to be for this show or that show, I typically see myself as more of a tinkerer or maker of things than an artist-artist.
What I’m doing with my life
Finding a balance:

Day Job/Arty-Performy Stuff



Writing/Physical Activity
I’m really good at
Maintaining eye contact. (Example below)
But really though.

Anecdotes. Remind me to tell you about this one time I was telling somebody this awesome anecdote.

I'm also one of those dudes that is fairly handy at fixing/repairing most items (note: this does not include cars. I suspect that cars probably run on magic or demons or magic demons or something)

I'm also good at injecting inappropriate humor into casual conversation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose most folks notice the beard first. It's not an exceptionally large or unique beard, but apparently it's noticeable enough. It's my beard. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

That, and apparently I resemble Jeremy Sisto to some extent or other. Which probably means I should get around to watching Six Feet Under one of these days, so I've some idea as to who everyone's talking about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything Kurt Vonnegut! I have also been known to enjoy Shakespeare, Terry Pratchett, Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Mary Roach, Shirley Jackson, Christopher Moore and a host of others.

Also, I know it's not a book, but I totally judge people that read the Redeye. Yep. I sure do.

Movies: Thinky movies? Weird, forgotten movies from days past. I don't know. I think all movies are superhero movies nowadays aren't they? Um, Terry Gilliam, John Carpenter, Christopher Guest, Guillermo del Toro, etc. Movies written by Charlie Kaufman.
Also currently rediscovering my love for horror movies of all sorts!
Additionally I used to like Tim Burton, but then I had to step in and put a stop to that. I don't think that I will ever get sick of Time Bandits.

Shows: Hannibal is the current favorite. Also Twilight Zone, Red Dwarf, IT Crowd, It's Always Sunny, Louie, OITNB, any Nature Documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, early seasons of Law and Order SVU, Breaking Bad, Bob's Burgers.

Music: Beatles? Pink Floyd? Some part of my brain is stuck firmly in the 70's for some reason. I blame my parents. Also that devil Tom Waits is pretty awesome. Radiohead, the Black Keys, Jack White, Jonathan Coulton, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, etc.

Food: Anything but Thai. (Which is apparently WAY more of a deal breaker for some of you folks than I realized) I enjoy most foods though topping the list these days are Indian, sushi, and schwarma.

Also tea that smells like smoke.
The six things I could never do without
- My Calendar
- Art supplies
- Good foods
- The goddamn CTA
- Sleep (though life seems determined to prove me otherwise)
- A solid pair of comfy-ass shoes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All of the crazy "run, it's a saber-toothed tiger" shit that is still clanging around in the human brain at this day and age, and how it affects a lot of what people do.
Things that I could be making/building/assembling (this one exists as sort of a perpetual, low-level background hum in my brainscape.
The ever-changing landscape of social interactions in this brave new world we are living in. "People are more connected than ever before but we're really growing farther apart blah blah blah." Yeah. That stuff.
Bits of humor for the writing down.
Grownups with imaginary friends.

I am less interested in how you rate on the Briggs Myers scale and more interested in how you rate on the Kinsey scale.
On a typical Friday night I am
Who knows? Rehearsal? Sleeping? Not sleeping at all? Reluctantly making myself go to the gym? Making a thing? Browsing the Netflix? Ruining another item of clothing by telling myself I'll just paint really, really carefully this time instead of changing into clothes that already have paint on them.
Occasionally, when the stars align properly, I'll head out and scope out a live show of some sort.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Recently found out that I talk in my sleep. So, that's fun I guess...
You should message me if thought the book was way better than the movie. took a sec to google the term sapiosexual

...your conversational skills are stacked like a brick house.'ve played knifey-spoony before.'ve actually read my profile. I'm in an open-relationship and I don't anticipate this changing. I honestly don't mind answering any questions you have on this subject. In fact, I kind of enjoy answering those kinds of questions.