I'm half Cuban and half Spanish (as in...from Spain). Most never guess this. You can't really know anyone via an internet profile. People are just too complex to be put in text boxes...yada yada yada...you don't really know anyone very well at first either. I'm not religious, or especially political. This doesn't mean I don't have opinions or preferences.
Some words from someone very wise:
Lastly: I'm really into the law of attraction/manifesting ones reality. It's something that shapes my perspective and helps me find happiness. I'm not looking for another "believer". I just want to put it out there because it's something that informs my way of being, and is on my mind a lot.
My Designs and Illustrations:
If you'd like to follow me on Instagram look me up @karlramentol
I go to the gym 4-5 times a week. I don't know how I ever managed to stay sane without the gym.
Lastly. I'm writing a graphic novel (think sandman or vertigo comics) called Real People. I have some photos in my Instagram feed. Ask me about it if you are curious. It's very special to me.
Nothing formated (step related). I wouldn't mind learning however. There are also other things (e.g. color schemes)
Check out the links above.
INFP. I lean towards the center of introvert/extrovert.
One thing I should mention is people never guess my age. I have been mistaken for someone 10 years younger for almost as many yrs. Im young at heart and seek others still so.
I was into the Beats and Transcendental stuff back in the day like On the Road, Dharma Bums, Thoreau anything by Allen Watts. Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki is fundamental. I also found The Fountainhead (Howard Roark is fascinating, I'm indifferent about Ayn Rand however ) strangely visceral and as an Artist close to my heart. The Dao de Jing played a big role in shaping my personality and spirituality. As master Po would say, I try not to resist things but instead bend like a reed. On the design side Cradle to Cradle design was a game changer. I think it was for a lot of people. Dwell is nice to scan through at the grocery store checkout. I love Neil Gaiman, and I'm into Japanese, Chinese, or just folktales/literature in general. Heinland's Stranger in a strange land is a personal favorite. I also like reading philosophers. Less now these days. Also I like to read up on metaphysical subjects as they pertain to mundane matters. In other words, being grounded has nothing to do with pragmatism. Something else to clarify sometime...
I'm reading A Game of Thrones at the moment. I plan on getting through all of them eventually.
Just saw The Big Lebowski again recently. That movie is even funner after all these yrs. Ive got to be honest. Movies are perhaps a blind spot on my cultural rear view mirror. I just made that phrase up.
I dig cable TV. Like AMC and HBO shows. Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels, and The Walking Dead.
Paul F Tompkins cracks me up. Ive been listening to more comedy lately. Not so much political satire(although colbert is a genius) or anything too strange like * Tim and Eric. I mean they're ok but I like comedy that is a little more "clever" in a traditional way. Children's Hospital is great. Adult Swim is a good "go too".
* OK, I think they got through to me:
I plan on hitting some local clubs soon. Yeah. Cause comedy is funny.
Mostly I don't keep up these days with any particular music genre. I know what i like...I just dont define myself by the music I listen to.
I "was" vegetarian. I don't think its wrong to eat meat. I do however think there are ways of making the food industry better for everyone involved. Processes change. I promote change.
Oh and I like smoothies:
Oh and this
I'm really focused on creative endeavors right now. This is not to say I'm not open to eventually having a stable, mutually beneficial romantic relationship. I would prefer that in many ways. When I do care for someone it is very deeply. I am learning more everyday what it means to love unconditionally. Yet this is where I am currently and realize it makes things easier to start off as friends. If you think you can handle a man who knows what he wants/is willing to develop a friendship/and a strong foundation then I might also be what you are looking for. That said...
You want to have fun. I don't like having an agenda or expectations beyond the moment. You are a positive and non-judgmental person. You want to get to know me. Want to find someone to explore Portland and possibly Oregon. Have a compassionate nature. Funny is good but not required. Especially on a first date.
I've been wanting to do bar trivia and karaoke more often. I want to hit the comedy clubs but that might be 3rd date material. If you're into this type of stuff let me know.
Also, If you made it this far check this show bellow out. That was a lot to read. You deserve a good laugh. Might make this whole online dating thing more humorous: