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33 • Bend, OR • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 22–36
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Jul 10
- 6' 2" (1.88m)
- Body Type
- Agnosticism but it’s not important
- Wants kids
- English (Fluently)
Currently, I'm taking a break from major work. I had a job with a large company in Houston, and just needed to get back to the mountains and some free time. To do so, I moved here to Bend and I'm taking a year or so off to try to write more, get back in shape, and spend time outside instead of at a desk. I'm filling in with occasional contract work, but for the most part, my time is mine and it feels AWESOME!
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson (Comics, but essential reading!)
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
His Dark Materials series (The Golden Compass) by Phillip Pullman
The Uplift series by David Brin
The Firestar series by Michael Flynn
The Revelation Space series by Alastair Reynolds
The Ringworld series by Larry Niven
The Sholan Alliance series by Lisanne Norman
The Gandalara Cycle by Randall Garett and Vicki Ann Heydron
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
The Song of Ice and Fire (aka "Game of Thrones") series by George R.R. Martin
The Culture novels by Iain M. Banks
Curiously, the movies I really like are less often science fiction, but they can still be represented by a short list of favorites.
Secondhand Lions (Probably my favorite movie of all time.)
Army of Darkness
The Princess Bride
The Fifth Element
The Lion King
Lilo & Stitch
How To Train Your Dragon
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Planet of the Apes (All 6 originals, and the remake as well.)
Southland Tales (Blew my mind, you have to see it!)
Star Wars trilogy (The original... the new ones can DIAF.)
V for Vendetta
Lord of War
Run Lola, Run
Pirates of the Caribbean (first one)
The King's Speech
I think I should include TV in this as well, so my favorites series are below.
QI (Quite Interesting)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
How I Met Your Mother
Game of Thrones
The Daily Show
Food... don't really know what to say, I like most everything that's not a vegetable. Perhaps a quote. "The Carnivore's Creed: 1. Vegetables are what food eats. 2. Fruit are vegetables that fool you by tasting good. 3. Fish are just fast moving vegetables. 4. Mushrooms are what grows on vegetables when food's done with them."
I actually like a fair amount of raw/fresh vegetables. Salads are great, but once you cook a vegetable, my taste for it quickly fades. For import tastes, I like chinese food, and greek gyros. One also can't go too far wrong with variations on alfredo/chicken pasta.
Now music on the other hand... Well, it's been said that "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." So instead I'll just include an excessively long list of my favorite bands, split up by genre.
Traditional Folk (Mostly Celtic):
Great Big Sea
Blackmore's Night (Medieval music with electric guitars, boo yah!)
Garmarna (Yay Swedish Technofolk!)
Neutral Milk Hotel (The weirdest music you'll ever crave)
The Mountain Goats (LoFi Riot Folk you grow to love)
Modest Mouse (Now, with more popularity)
Iron & Wine (Indie folk of the gods)
Mumford & Sons
Death Cab For Cutie
The Weakerthans (Love it!)
The Postal Service
Au Revoir Simone
Tilly And The Wall
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Bloody Irish Boys
Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies
Angry and/or Emo Punk:
I Voted For Kodos
Plain White T's
Bowling for Soup
Fountains of Wayne
Weezer (You'd better know them)
Angels And Airwaves
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution (The best band in the world, and never published an album)
Catch 22 (Ska of the gods)
Streetlight Manifesto (Catch 22 part deux)
The Mad Caddies
The Planet Smashers
Five Iron Frenzy
Forces Of Evil
Less Than Jake (SKA!)
Reel Big Fish (SKA! That you've actually heard of)
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions In The Sky
Do Make Say Think
Godspeed You Black Emperor
God Is An Astronaut
They Might Be Giants (Probably my favorite band, certainly my most listened.)
Sons And Daughters (Angry Scots doing pop-folk)
Tiger Army (Psychobilly anyone?)
The Dandy Warhols
The Magnetic Fields
VNV Nation (Dark Techno)
Caesars (You've heard their songs, you just don't know it. Go Swedes!)
Warren Zevon (His hair was perfect!)
Atom And His Package
Relient K (Catchy, if poppy)
Music... it's the closest thing we have to an actual window into other souls.
Friends... what good is life if not for other people to share it with?
Science... truth is beauty and seeking it is the greatest pursuit of all.
Nature... The world is just awesome. (Boom De Yada!)
Platypuses... No matter how bad life may seem, you can always take a step back, and realize the world still contains the platypus, and no universe that absurd should ever be taken too seriously. :-)
At the end of the day, I need someone who wants "to live deep, and suck all the marrow out of life" and longs for someone to share the joy of it all with her. If she knows the meanings of 42 or XKCD then that's just gravy!
So, if you made it this far and have any remaining interest at all, send me a message! I'm always happy to meet new people or talk online, and see if there's a spark there. How else will you ever know? :-)
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