I'm Michael. I have a brother named "Mike." Weird huh? Well, now that the ice is broken. If you hang out with me and don't laugh, you probably had a frontal lobotomy. I'll make a fool of myself for a laugh. I'm a bit of a comedian. Think George Carlin meets Louis CK. I've got a biting wit and a sarcastic sense of humor. Yet, I'm a pretty good guy; some even say I'm charming, but then again people say a lot of things when they've been drinking.
I sing in my car, I sing in the shower, I sing when I get a parking ticket. I love music, and I like it loud (Don't worry I can always turn it down). I write and perform music as well. I enjoy it because it gives me an outlet to express the things I know inside but just can't find the words to say. That isn't to say I can't come up with great lyrics, but the music leads me to them.
Autumn is my favorite season, and Halloween my favorite day! Kids dressing up and begging for candy? Come on, that's total win right there. I remember it as a kid and I loved trick or treating. I'm the only one of my friends who has perfect teeth. Not a single cavity! No one is really surprised though. As a kid I rarely ate my candy after arriving home. I'd pour it out onto the living room carpet and search for the razor blades. My older brothers were dicks, but I guess they did me a favor by scaring the shit out of me! Perfect teeth!
I'm not all jokes though. I have a serious side too. As a kid, and as an adult, I'm actually pretty introverted. When I socialize I can be very engaged, but afterwards I often need a lot of time for quiet contemplation. I rarely even send messages on OK unless I'm certain the person is a match. I simply don't have the energy to be frivalous with relationships. They're important to me. I'm the type that my inner world is completely different from what I present. From the observation of someone who doesn't know me, I can sometimes appear detached on the outside, and can come across as cold - but the truth of the matter is that I empathize strongly when I see suffering and it's so overwhelming that I do need to wear that facade in order to accomplish whatever goal needs to be taken care of. Sometimes I carry that facade even after the event has passed. I counsel and advocate for people with chronic illnesses, as one example. Some of them have died. For every hundred victories I have in protecting someone, or saving a life - I'm tortured by the one I couldn't help. I need time to cope and process things in my world.
The truth is, I'm all shades of gray to the color blind, but if you're patient, and value depth, you'll find I'm amazingly colorful!