Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In the interest of full dis-claim-osure... I tend to get
long-winded in written form. (This is not the case in physical
form... in-person I fall more on the side of quiet-to-regular
winded-ness.) With this in mind... I have re-configured my profile
into something more akin to a bullet-pointed list, albeit I have
maintained a few moments that completely blow (you know, like the a
fore mentioned wind). Anyway... Enjoy!
I used to identify myself as first-and-foremost, an Artist...
however... due to a whirlwind of life events... being a Dad has
overtaken that first-and-foremostedness. That being said... as my
time as a parent is shared... I (should) have plenty leftover to be
an Artist. My need to be creative has never waned... but my time
management and energy cache is lacking at times. I'm working on
I support myself by being a regular `ol "9-5er". I never ever EVER
saw myself taking this path, but... in order to feed and house me
and the kid... compromises need to be made. Lucky for me... the
"real-job" is not a terribly painful compromise. It is in my field
and for the most part I like it. BUT... no matter how responsible
I'm trying to be... OR... how much I like eating... I would still
rather being carrying on that romantic tradition/fallacy of the
Artist spending day/night in the studio cranking out work.
I have a good to great sense of humor... I am witty... smart...
polite (thanks Ma)... honest AND sincere... open-minded...
fun/funny... generally maybe kind of shy... and sometimes
The only thing I like more than laughing... making other people
laugh. Preferably "with me" and not "at me"... but either is
The NEED to Knows:
-I suffer from a life-long battle with nostalgia.
-I enjoy good TV, movies, and music... however... I do occasionally
indulge in BAD music, movies, and TV.
-I wear jeans and t-shirts but can and will clean-up nicely from
time to time.
-I appreciate culture, sub-culture, AND pop culture equally.
-I like to shop but recently I have trouble with the purchasing
-I have been told I have style... albeit... my own style.
-I like chachkis, kitsch, flea markets, and antique malls.
-I collect and save things for reasons I am not always aware
-I usually have some version of a mustache/beard... and it's
-I sometimes watch and/or attend sporting events.
-I have two dogs of the Chihuahua mix variety... they are
adorable... but they are also assholes.
-I generally like to keep my life/space need-and-tidy... you
know... like organized, but... there are a few areas of my
life/space that have become an embarrassing mess. Someday I will
clean that shit up... I will.
-I have a shoe collection that is bigger than yours. I have
"paired" it down in recent years... but It is still bigger than
Oh yeah, and...
-I have a kid... he is 5... and he is Rad.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
-Co-Parenting... or will die trying
-Thinking... incessantly (mostly about stuff but also about
-Trying to be Good
-Looking for Love (and/or something that resembles it)
-Paying the Bills
-Paying my Dues
-Wondering what comes next
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Artin'... Worryin'... Procrastinatin'... Lookin'... Seein'...
Watchin'... Drawin'... Paintin'... Teachin'... Conceptualizin'...
Problem Solvin'... Arrangin'... Color Coordinatin'...
Administratin'... Leavin' the "g" off "ing" words... Fixin'
(stuff)... BBQin'... Drivin'... uhh... Huggin'... Ruminatin'...
and... umm... and Ellipsisizin' while I write.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Tattoos. I am not covered in tattoos... but most of them are right
out there for ya'll to see. I plan to continue acquiring them (many
ideas and fledgling designs on deck)... however, they will almost
always lose the battle in the ongoing war that is fiscal
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music (both recorded and live) is very important to me... In the
interest of full disclosure... I listen to what most would call
Metal. That being said... it does not define me. I loathe the
stigma that comes along with it and I always feel the need to
explain that I have been just about everywhere... music-wise. SO...
if you want references, I got them... and they are available upon
Currently in High Rotation:
-High on Fire
-The Murder City Devils (...a new album!)
-Queens of the Stone Age
I buy books... and I (try to) read books... but I buy WAY more
books than I can read and I am not very good about finishing
Recent Selections from my Read (and finished) Book
-Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch
-Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown,
-Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman,
-Just Kids by Patti Smith,
-It Chooses You by Miranda July,
-Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer,
-Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon,
-Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess
(along with many other Suess Selections.)
-Game of Thrones
(...although I am completely up-to-date on the TV series, I just
decided to read the books... I am currently half way through the
I have always loved movies... especially seeing them on the BIG
screen, but since entering the land of parenthood... this is an
activity that I do not indulge in enough anymore.
Some All-Time Favorites:
-ANYthing Wes Anderson
-ANYthing Bill Murray
-Almost Anything Coen Bros
-Almost Anything Paul Thomas Anderson
-Pirate Movies Staring Errol Flynn
-Classic Burt Reynolds
-Classic Clint Eastwood
-Classic Steve Martin
(...etc etc, you get the (moving) picture.)
Some More Recent-ish Likes:
-Guardians of the Galaxy
-The Grand Budapest Hotel (...but, I was a bit underwhelmed by
-Inside Llewyn Davis (...again, I was a bit underwhelmed by
-The Institute (...and, still a bit confused by it.)
-The To Do List
-The Brass Tea Pot
-Safety Not Guaranteed
-This is the End
-This is 40
(...etc etc, I wish there was more.)
I probably watch more TV than I should... then again, I do not
watch nearly as much TV as I used to. I prefer History over Reality
and Satire/Comedy over Drama (with some exceptions).
A List of Things I Watch and/or Have Been
-Game of Thrones
-Nathan for You
-Orange is he New Black
-The Walking Dead
-WWII History shows via the History Channel, et al.
-70's and 80's Television
After a lifetime of eating more-than-poorly... I am trying to eat
healthier... and I think I might be experiencing some moderate
success nowadays. I am not a Vegetarian or a Vegan but I'd like to
consider myself both friendly and flexible where both are
Some Things I Like to Eat (innuendo
-Asparagus (smelly pee be damned)
-Steak if Grilled to Perfection (usually by Mom)
-Sushi (lotsa lotsa Salmon... Nigiri preferred)
-Mango Peach Salsa
-Peanut Butter & Jelly
(it's nearly impossible not to indulge with a toddler around)
-Pancakes at Ole's
-Pancakes at the Hob Nob
-Chile Verde Omelet at Jim's
(Jeeeezus... that wasn't a very healthy sounding list at all!
Well.. I try to eat healthy-ish VERSIONS of the above... and I eat
other things too. So... yeah, whatever.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3. Various Implements of Art Making
(analog AND digital... and should be counted as one thing... I
4. Stuff to Look at
5. Ice Water
6. Something Furry (meaning animal companionship)
Oh, and a Bitchin' Script Font (please add to number 3)
Honorable Mention: Pancakes
(...and probably a few other things.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-Ideas... Projects... Words... Images... Fonts... (My)Art.**
-The Past... The Future... Parenting... Forgetting...
-How am I ever going to clean out the space that is/was my
-What to do with this pair of psychotic dogs?
(...but mostly, just how to be better me.)
**FOOTNOTE: The first two take up the majority of my "thinking
about" time... the other are more occasional thinkings.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decompressing from the week... and welcoming the sweet SWEET relief
that is the weekend. Maybe a drink/beer... Maybe Netflix... Maybe a
movie on-demand... Maybe live music... Maybe nothing... Odds on the
latter are highest.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sometimes scratch my dog's "used-to-be-balls" (the empty fur
patch were his `lil chi-chis used to be). Although... since I took
in a second dog, the first has become decidedly less interested in
the activity. I guess it is embarrassing?
You should message me if
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Perhaps you want to chat... you want to chuckle... you want to be
close to someone (again)... you want do something different... you
want to do the same (but with someone different)... you want to
meet someone new.
Contrary to the OkC usage agreement... If you would like to message
me... you do NOT need to have more than one Yoga pose and/or
Mountain Top picture. No offense... I have done Yoga... I have been
on Mountain tops.. they are great! ...they are nice and admirable
and beautiful and amazing... but I would rather see you (...and
preferably not with someone very awkwardly cut out).
Shit... did I forget the EPILOGUE? Oh well... I
doubt any of you made it this far... but if you did, and you find
yourself in need of an EPILOGUE... just message me!
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