Hi, I'm Evan. I'm 29 and I moved back to Olympia a couple of years
ago after spending two years in Honolulu getting my Master's
degree. I love this town and all of its weirdness, it is like a
tiny Portland with fewer bridges and angry cyclists. It's not quite
as cool as living in rural Ireland like I did in 2007, but everyone
here speaks English and the water isn't filled with peat, so it
I grew up around here and did my BA at the Evergreen State College,
in the usual History and Literature focus. I'm a total book nut,
and it is really rare for a week to go by where I haven't finished
at least one novel. Most of my time is spent working on some kind
of project, either to fix up my house, make my car a bit better or
just for the sake of building something!
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of time playing around with my guitar and working on
my old car project. I'm actually getting kind of decent at the
whole playing an instrument thing, which is pretty awesome. Still
haven't got a band though. If you play any manner of rock, maybe we
can start something?
I’m really good at
Reading, finding out solutions to things no one really wanted
solved, and figuring out what the hell just went wrong with that
computer. I also love to play guitar, and I'm improving fast enough
that it remains awesome.
I'm also a pretty decent cook, hand me a recipe and some
ingredients and I can usually whip something up that tastes pretty
awesome. Spaghetti with a meat sauce is my current specialty, but I
really want to learn to cook bainghan bharta, an awesome eggplant
curry thing that tastes amazing over rice.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I'm human, which does separate me from most of the life forms
on the planet, and that's kind of cool. I can also grow a wicked
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson, the
Foreigner series by CJ Cherryh, Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis.
I'll read nearly anything that is sci-fi or just generally
TV: Warehouse 13, Castle and Top Gear. Mystery Science Theater 3000
is also awesome beyond words and probably responsible for most of
my odd sense of humor today. I also started watching Brooklyn 99,
which is hilarious, and Supernatural because friends would not stop
talking about it.
Movies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Casablanca, Indiana Jones,
Evil Dead. Fun, dramatic or goofy all work for me. My current
favorite flick is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, standing neck
and neck with Pan's Labyrinth.
Music: Metal (Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Hammerfall, Tyr, Manowar or
anything with awesome guitar riffs) Classic rock ( Hendrix, SRV,
Deep Purple, Frijid Pink, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc.), Blues (BB King,
Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters) and some classical/opera
(Bach, Locatelli, Wagner). I've also started finding oddball things
over at Rainy Day Records like ambient meditative rock and
forgotten pop of bygone eras. Fun stuff!
The six things I could never do without
*An awesome book
*The guitar I built with my dad
*A comfy chair
*At least one of Sabbath's first three albums
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The book I want to get around to writing one day, awesome things I
could do to my car, how I could totally run the world way more
efficiently than those jerks in charge now if only they could see
the brilliance of my moderately evil plan!
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to a play, a rock concert, having a gaming and beer night
with buddies or sitting around at home and reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a mostly ceramic tooth thanks to an experiment involving
flying over the handlebars of a bicycle at over 20 Mph at age 11.
The results of the experiment were surprisingly predictable: it
You should message me if
*You want to hang out
*Can nerd out over awesome old vinyl
*Like science fiction
*Would find cruising around Western Washington in a classic car to
be an awesome use of a vacation
*Think books are kickin' rad
*You know who Steve Vai, Tony Iommi, or Buckethead are