Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Most recently a resident of the southeast region of Texas, via
Austin for the last six months or so and Tennessee for the three
years prior to that, but originally an Atlanta boy.
I started out as a carpenter, then became a martial arts
instructor, and now I'm a photojournalist. Somewhere in there I
also worked on a goat farm.
I'm an ENFP, if that means anything to you. I usually wouldn't give
it much credit, but it's actually been pretty accurate.
I appreciate thinkers, weirdos, gamers, storytellers, and hell
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a journalist, specializing in the visual side of the
profession. I do a lot of things outside of that, though, including
martial arts, ballroom dancing, hiking and exploring, and anything
that sounds like fun. Also, I make espresso at home from time to
time; really, whenever there's a need for manic energy.
According to a curmudgeonly colleague, I'm what goes for a hipster
in these parts. Which is a first.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Telling stories, making photographs, blending in, martial arts,
baking one really damn good cookie, and probably several other
things that aren't coming to me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm fairly large, in a square and solid kind of way. Like, if you
see me running full tilt in your direction, your reaction would be
one of the flight-or-fight variety.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
If this is "of all time," I'd have a hard time deciding, so I'm
just answering this with recent materials/interests and things that
I'll always love:
Books: S., The Expanse trilogy, most of Terry Pratchett's works,
The House of Leaves, The Princess Bride, a good magazine piece,
Neverwhere, most of Lovecraft's scary stuff.
Movies: Man of Steel, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, Aliens,
The Cabin in the Woods, There Will be Blood, Pontypool,
Shows: Firefly, Dr. Who, Nova, The X-Files, Millennium, Clone High,
Music: A little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything.
Recently, I'm on a kick where I really like music with a vaudeville
sound to it, and I'm always into music that turns my nights into a
film noir. So it can go back and forth between Gogol Bordello and
Amanda Palmer, and dark jazz.
Food: I'll try anything once, especially if it's spicy. The one
food that I really hate, though, is flan. Gag.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) My immediate family
4) A chance to learn something new and explore
5) A friend or two
6) ... water?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Story ideas, puzzles, how to deal with difficult situations that
may arise, anything that springs from listening to public radio,
art, games, love, sex, adventure ...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either working or not. If it's the former, no telling where I'll be
or what I'll be working on. If it's the latter, it could be
traveling for a weekend, going to a movie, hanging out at a bar,
exercising, seeing a play, cooking and chilling with friends, et
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I could choose to be either at a crowded party or by myself in a
canoe on a river, it's a 50-50 chance either way.
You should message me if
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You're looking for a friend who has a slew of interests that most
would define as "odd," "out there," "strange," or "eclectic."
You like back and shoulder massages.
You like mysterious encounters and stories, and know who HP
You want to sleep under an open sky filled with stars and get a
sense of vertigo because, damn, that starry expanse is going to
swallow you up.
You're interested in learning more.
Who are you looking for?
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