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NowHeSings

31 M Conway, AR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 9:53am
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Education
Job
Administration
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I went into the little flea market hoping to find a small candelabra, or a wool tie from the 1960s. Maybe a cigarette case. Instead, what I walked out with was a huge book: seventeen hundred pages, bound in canvas the dull carmine of dried blood. "The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 21st Edition". 1948.

Why the hell did I buy that?

That was eight or nine years ago, and I still have the book. It's sitting on a shelf between "Writing With A Purpose", 1957, and "A Textbook of Entomology", 1956. Those things I have, but after all this time I still don't own a candelabra.

The same way I collect old books I don't need, I collect hobbies. Collage, knitting, woodworking, calligraphy, colorful cube-shaped puzzles, the list goes on and on. I learn as much as possible about something, do it obsessively, and end up putting it on a shelf when something else exciting comes along. There's ALWAYS something exciting me.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I have a very comfortable desk job. I control the thermostat in my own office, which for me was more exciting than the promotion. My own thermostat!

When I'm away from my office and thermostat, I spend a lot of time with my friends, who are hilarious and brilliant. I'm not sure if I've rubbed off on them, or vice versa.

I travel whenever possible, although usually that just means a weekend trip to whatever city is within driving distance. Memphis or St. Louis, usually. It's been seven years since I last left the country, and three since I was last in NYC. I'm planning a short trip to New Orleans this fall. I've never been there; do you have any recommendations?
I’m really good at
I'm really good at changing the subject. Did you ever go to summer camp as a kid?
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people usually notice about me is the loud click of my shoes on tile or asphalt. Or maybe it's my curly hair or a colorful tie or interesting earring. I'm not sure.

What I do know is that it's never very long until they start asking me how to spell things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books: I read a lot--I mean a LOT--which means this should be a hard question for me to answer. It's not, though; I can tell you right away what my two favorite books are. The first is a novel, "The Dogs of Babel", by Carolyn Parkhurst. It's the best work of fiction I've ever read. It's chilling and romantic and bizarre, it's deeply sad, and it is brilliant. The other is a book of poetry, "Delights and Shadows", by Ted Kooser. All of his books are fantastic, of course, nobody writes like Kooser, but this book in particular is a damn masterwork.

Favorite movies: I don't know where to begin. Documentaries and supernatural horror movies are always a good choice. The film that sticks out in my mind at this exact moment is "Liebe", a German short I saw at a film festival earlier this year. It's a sort of horror/romance/comedy about a gay troll. I haven't been able to find it online yet. Let me know if you find it, will you?

Favorite music: I'm all over the place with my music. Right now I'm listening to a lot of Lou Reed and Valerie June. Beethoven and Bach are constant companions, as well. Jeremy Denk released a recording of the Goldberg Variations recently which I've been listening to somewhat obsessively.

Favorite food: I could really go for a gyro right about now. I know a place.
The six things I could never do without
My e-reader, an internet connection, a comfortable place to sit, good music, the Oxford comma, and a sixth thing as yet to be determined.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
EVERYTHING. I can't help it. My mind is a very busy place. I don't even know where to begin listing the things I often think about. I'll try.

Gender, poetry, style, truth, the concept of infinity, the concept of air conditioning, snakes, a beer and a cigarette, love, language, cephalopods, and cetaceans.

But not crustaceans. They're creepy.
On a typical Friday night I am
With my friends. At one of their houses, or at a restaurant or theater. If they're busy, I can be found dining alone with a book and a beer, which is also pleasant.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still have a stuffed raccoon that was given to me when I was born. He sits on top of one of my book cases, peering down at my bed. It's not as disconcerting as it sounds.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 24–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You should definitely message me if you meet one or more of the following:

* You have a wicked sense of humor and are capable of great kindness
* You're willing to check the oil in my car
* You have a flannel shirt and you know how to use it
* You can affectionately listen to someone enthuse at length about a poem they read
* You can look at the night sky and teach me the constellations
* You have a knack for making people feel at ease
* You read ridiculous romance novels and alternate between feeling their passion vicariously and acutely feeling your own solitude
* You saw me on your visitors list and wonder why I didn't message you. Hint: It's because I'm shy. I always reply to thoughtful messages, though.