My interests change over time. My love of live and recorded music
is a constant, but other than that, I've been a cinephile,
bibliophile, dart player, cyclist, runner, and outdoorsman. I will
probably be all of those things again at some point, but a constant
rotation of new and old interests is common in my life. Ethnically
I'm Irish, Dutch, and Seminole. Culturally, I'm part Yankee from
MA, hillbilly from VA, Native American and Irish, with a pinch of
southern gentleman though I'm somewhat loath to admit it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer and I'm trying to start my own software
company while working full time. I enjoy learning new things,
traveling, and experiencing anything novel when I'm not working. I
also like to stay healthy by visiting the gym regularly.
I’m really good at
Math, darts, leg presses, verbal reasoning, computer science,
honesty, and loyalty.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall and have really blue eyes. I like to talk and laugh: both
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Prayer for Owen Meany, anything Steinbeck especially
Winter of Our Discontent, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, Anna Karenina
(only the Levin parts), Shakespeare, Love in the Time of Cholera, A
Bend in the River, A Clockwork Orange, Slaughterhouse 5, Zen and
the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Silence (Shusaku Endo), Kerouac
(though I didn't like On the Road)
Books guilty pleasures: George RR Martin, Stephen King (anything
before Misery and I did read the Dark Tower Series), the Harry
Potter series, Douglas Adams and I'm reading some Stieg Larsson
Music: Beatles, Pixies, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, The Velvet
Underground, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Wonder, Adele,
Willie Nelson, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Snoop Dog, Marvin Gaye,
Manu Chao, Metallica (pre Black Album), Aerosmith (pre Get a Grip),
My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Pavement, John Lennon, Rage Against
the Machine, Radiohead, Ray Lamontagne, Yo La Tengo, Wu Tang,
Robert Earl Keen, Parliament, John Prine, John Coltrane, Miles
Davis, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown.
Food: I have five pillars of food: Taste, Presentation, Atmosphere,
Service, and Price. If it hits on all five, I'm sold. Austin never
seems to satisfy all five.
Movies: John Hughes, Takashi Miike, Quentin Tarantino, David
Fincher, Stanley Kubrick, Park Chan-wook, Jim Jarmusch, The Coen
Brothers, Richard Linklater, David Lean, David Lynch, Martin
Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Stephen
Shows: The League, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Louie
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, music, my dog, aspirations, hope.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
I'll normally have dinner with a friend or friends, followed by
drinks and or darts, then sleep (hopefully before 12:30).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hangovers make me horny.
You should message me if
Well, to begin with, I'm open to any type of relationship. Friends,
FWB, short term, long term, etc. I'm not in a relationship and that
will only change if I find someone I have a genuine connection
with. Regardless of where things go, I like to start slowly and let
things develop on their own. I'm not looking to jump into an
exclusive, long term relationship without really getting to know
someone for a while.
If you're interested in a laid back, friends type of relationship,
then definitely contact me if you like to laugh and have a drink
and don't take anything too seriously. If I'm just hanging out with
a woman, I really don't have any deal breakers and I'm a lot of fun
to hang out with.
If you are looking for something long term, then contact me if you
can live without cats (I'm allergic), you're not a vegetarian, and
you don't like Ayn Rand (I'm allergic). All are deal breakers in a
long term relationship :)