I'm in a committed, long-distance open/poly relationship with a lovely human being (Justbeinghere) who is transparent, honest, communicative, independent and passionate about making new connections with people. I hope that doesn't deter you from writing!
I'm incredibly sarcastic and dead-pan (except when I'm over the top), oh, and I love irony--which is why I'm always serious (I'll let you do the math on this one). When the occasion calls, I can also be professional (don't ask me about estate planning). Turns of phrase, apropos remarks and double entendre are a treat (read: I was a rhetoric major); I believe that conversations are more than just the conveyance of thoughts and desires--they are events, happenings and journeys. (JL Austin, Derrida, Wittgenstein, Cavell, etc.)
I graduated from U. C. Berkeley in 2007. College was the best thing that ever happened to me. After 18 years of living in a community that did not always endorse the equality of love for all human beings, and one that at times frowned upon other creeds, cultures and philosophies, Berkeley was the city/Academy that changed my life. I told myself that I would never move back home.
And--in such a cliche move--I did.
I'm relatively happy with the progress that has been made since those younger years, but I would love [ed. note: need] to meet others who share a passion for compassionate politics, who have a compassionate philosophy, and who are not too jaded by reality just yet--though I'm flexible on the level of jadedness.
Chances are, if you're this awesome I will be driving ~200 miles to hang out with you. I am totally serious.
I absolutely love what I do, but I also love pretending I'm an engineer (yes, I can solder), a lawyer (lawyers are hot, and memorandum can be fun), a teacher (love teachers), a writer (they make the world spin), a scientist, a search and rescue diver, designer, etc...(I've settled on becoming a hard-boiled detective/wizard if none of these professions ever work out).
In my spare time, I enjoy diving (scuba!), social dancing (Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha-Cha, Swing), hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, mountaineering, supporting local restaurants, snowboarding/skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, reading, tennis, ultimate frisbee, bouldering, ping-pong, awesome boardgames, cooking (Breakfast is my favorite meal to make!), bowling, etc.... if you enjoy something, I probably will too (bonus points if you can beat me).
I'm a voracious reader (devourer) of many mediums and genres (books, graphic novels, reddit, people, films, papers, blogs, video games, websites, journals, magazines, sheet music, etc.). Did you ever read Snow Crash? I'm basically a gargoyle (ubiquitous computing: sign me up). Now, I'm not saying that it's a requirement that all you cool kids [and don't kid yourselves: if you're not dead, you're still a kid] have to be linked in to the metaverse and be able to code your way out of a large, paper bag (don't get me wrong, that would be hot); but, I am looking for someone who is open to learning new things (be they technological, physical, philosophical, metaphorical, nonsensical, etymological, and delicious).
I'm also that guy in the movie theater who laughs--a lot. Real life can already be quite hilarious--how can one not laugh (out loud, heaven forbid!) at a hyper-sensationalized humorous moment? Is everyone in here dead? (Read: Zombies need not apply--though I do secretly love them too).
I realize all that (see above) was largely a massive (and perhaps futile) demonstration of all of the facets that = I. I really do believe that there is no singular being, singular I, singular you; rather, there is only a collection of ever changing personalities, narratives, traits, quirks, and circumstances whose relationship to each other is tenuous at best (Yeats: "The center cannot hold," or better yet: there never was a center), and only by giving some attention to detail, can we really ever begin to truly describe ourselves to one another.
(This is my incredibly arcane way of saying simply: I am a very patient and understanding person who can get along with just about anyone--but at the same time I'm here to meet the people I want to meet--so if you've managed to make it this far, then I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you're not of the mindset that we have some unified and pure spirit/soul or that there is a universal structure of morality [via Bible, God, Odin, etc...]; if so then I want you to know up front: we will most likely never be more than friends or acquaintances.)
If you managed to survive all that--my massive wall of text--without critical damage, I'd say that's a good sign.
Please roll 1d20 to continue. A score of 11+ allows you pass over the massive wall of text unharmed. 10 and below: I strongly suggest returning when more experienced.