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39 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Apr 18
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Management
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Hey there! Jim here. I'm 39 (real age), about 5'8" (if you're taller than me, I don't care), and currently ~168 lbs., in case that matters. I shave my head, but I'm just finishing the job genetics started for me, really ;)

Also, it should be noted: I smile a lot - just not in pictures, apparently!

I'm a gainfully employed, responsible, debt-free adult, but I'm also a big kid at heart (two words: Star Wars). I also currently have two tattoos (two words: Star Wars).

I think I have a very healthy sense of humor, although I'm probably doing my best to disprove it in this profile. My heroes in life are Bill Murray, the Marx Brothers, Bobby Heenan, Tina Fey, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Statler and Waldorf, if that helps you figure out what I think is funny. (Yes, Bobby Heenan. I'll own that. No apologies.)

No kids, no drama, no surprises waiting to jump out at some unexpected moment, I promise.

I'm drug free and a casual drinker. I've never smoked a cigarette in my life.

I own about a dozen sportscoats, so I clean up nice when I need to. I also have about 50 t-shirts, so I can dress down, too. I don't really have a preference between the two (unless there's ironing involved).

I have a car. Vancouver, Beaverton and Hillsboro are in play ;)

I work hard, and I try not to take for granted how fortunate I am in my life to have my health, a safe place to live, food on the table, and plenty of toys to keep me entertained.

I'm originally from Massachusetts, so YES I love my Red Sox, but NO I don't have an accent. :) I'm also not Irish. I'm also not a Duck or a Beaver. Some people seem to take that stuff really seriously, so I wanted to get that out there! I've never played golf in my life and don't intend to start. Somehow, I've also never been on skies or ice skates! Those, however, I'd definitely try.

Also: All those questions I answered, and now we expect them to instantly tell us if we're perfect matches or not? I've had this profile for a while. I honestly don't even remember what I answered for a lot of them. My opinions may have shifted a bit, or maybe they haven't. I don't know. If something seems odd, or that it might be a potential dealbreaker, ask me about it! Maybe it's not as big a deal as it may seem. (Or maybe it's even worse than you feared!)
What I’m doing with my life
Recently: realizing that tomorrow is not promised. Slowly - and it's a struggle sometimes - I'm learning to enjoy the moment that I'm experiencing now rather than worrying too much about tomorrow. More yes without hesitation; less no with trepidation.

I manage a staff of 15-20 employees in my department in a small but growing medical company tucked away near Pioneer Square in an office that nobody would ever find if you weren't specifically looking for it. We don't see patients, though. If you're interested in it, I'd be happy to give more details. I just don't want you to fall asleep on you keyboard :) It's maybe not the most glamorous job in the world, but I love my team, and working with them is easily the highlight of my workday, every day.

Outside of the office, I like to get to the gym regularly, just to keep the blood pumping. I really should vary it up and do weights, but I like getting sweaty on the elliptical while listening to music. If you like a guy with strong calves, look no further! ;) I also just started doing yoga at home. I'm very clumsy about it right now, but I hope to start to get better by the time summer comes around.

I also love watching live performances of almost any kind. Concerts in small clubs or large arenas, stand up comedy, plays at the Keller (or elsewhere). There's nothing sadder than not having tickets in hand for some kind of upcoming event.

Unlike everyone else, I don't have a lot of experience being "outdoorsy." Most of my best friends have busy schedules, and I don't know enough about camping, hiking and the rest to feel comfortable going on my own - so, if you want to show me the ropes, count me in! I want to make my world bigger, and if you can help me, so much the better :)

Also, I'm currently looking for someone who might be interested in joining me at any of the following!

5/9 Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Wonder Ballroom

5/13 Old 97s at the Wonder Ballroom

5/25 Princess (w/ Maya Rudolph) at the Wonder Ballroom (dammit, why did they have to move this from the Doug Fir?)

6/4 Star Anna at the Doug Fir Lounge (she will BLOW YOUR MIND)

6/14 "Once" - the musical, at the Keller.

7/5 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall (tix in hand)

July 2014 "The Book of Mormon" at the Keller Auditorium (tix in hand - I literally subscribed to the entire season of Broadway Across America to make sure I got pre-sale tickets. WORTH IT.)

Various: watching movies, either in the theater or from my personal collection; going out to fancy dinners for no good reason; going out to cheap dinners for no good reason; going to 80s night at the Crystal Ballroom, going to the Lovecraft Bar for drinks and dancing ... and who knows what. Bring it on!
I’m really good at
finding the one item on the menu that's sold out and no longer available that night.

pushing the locked door first.

landing excellent seats for concerts (I have a method, and it works)

finding awesome events ahead of time that other people discover too late and wish they could have attended.

embracing my interests, even if I know others aren't into them the way I am.

occasionally making a total ass of myself, sometimes on purpose, but mostly not. (also, semi-graceful recoveries).

not using Twitter.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm maybe a bit shy and stoic at first, but once I get to know you, I may not shut up.

That I have strong opinions, but I don't let them limit my ability to get along with others who have equally strong but very opposite ones - mostly. For instance, I'm not religious, but if you are, I have no problem with that. I'm generally fairly liberal (registered independent, but I lean left most of the time), but I love debating issues with those who lean right because there's always the possibility that someone might actually LEARN something new from a conversation! Sometimes, though, I'll draw a line: if you think Ted Nugent makes cogent, legitimate arguments, I'm not the guy for you. If you don't believe in gay rights, I'm not the guy for you.

That I'm sometimes slow to respond if I need a moment to consider a thoughtful answer.

That I'm not afraid to admit when I don't know something. I don't know a LOT of things. If I'm the smartest guy in the room, I'm in the wrong room!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This could take forever. Let's talk about it in person, shall we?

In short, though: I have a ton of books that I haven't gotten to yet, but definitely plan to tackle. Powell's is a DANGEROUS place. However, my favorite novel ever is "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Movies: I have Netflix, a great Blu-ray collection, and a big TV, so I love a little bit of everything. If I had to pick my three favorite movies of all time, though, they'd probably be "The Empire Strikes Back", "L.A. Confidential", and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". But there's SO MUCH that I love! Vincent Price movies, Eastwood westerns, my Criterion discs ... it goes on! Have you seen "Run Lola Run" or "The Devil's Backbone"? "Miller's Crossing"? "Children of Men"?

Music: The dream of the 90s is alive ... on my iPod. My favorite bands are probably Morphine and Dinosaur Jr. (They have been for the past 20 years, give or take ...)

Food: Just put it in front of me. If you're vegeterian, I can find something on the menu that I want. If you like to get adventurous, I can find something on the menu that I want. If you just want a burger and a beer ... done and done!
The six things I could never do without
1. Tickets to something (a band, a play, who knows).
2. Coffee.
3. Flannel sheets in winter.
4. Hot showers.
5. Music at the gym.
6. Optimism.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Being someone else's unicorn. Finding my own. Taking this effing profile down.

My unicorn is someone for whom most of this applies: You would rather read a book than watch dating reality TV shows. You prefer loud guitars to teen pop stars. Sometimes, you're the aggressor (when I start playing things too safe, which is usually ...). You'd rather watch some weird genre film at the Hollywood Theater than see a new Adam Sandler movie. You enjoy playful sarcasm and are able to arm yourself with occasional witty responses. You understand Star Wars references and giggle at the mere mention of Tobias Funke and the Ass Crack Bandit. You want to explore the amazing restaurants this city has to offer. You laugh and hug generously and will let me eat what's left on your plate if you're not going to finish it. :) You take "nerd" as a compliment if that's what I call you to your face (and I will). You're not "Olympic" fit, but you're active and can outrun the zombies. (If they're the Romero-type zombies, that is - not the Boyle-type ones. If we get Boyle zombies, we're all pretty much fucked.) Most important of all: You're you because that's what you like being, not because you think it's what others want you to be.
On a typical Friday night I am
... a leaf on the wind.

The list of events above isn't limited to just Fridays! There is no typical Friday. Sometimes, I'm exhausted and I just want to stay home and watch a movie or listen to albums. Sometimes, I'm ready to stay up all night. It depends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll watch the last 10 minutes of movies I have no interested in, just to see if they're as maudlin as I expect them to be. (I'm looking at you, Reese Witherspoon.)

I like cream soda.

I just beat "South Park: The Stick of Truth" on my PS3. It's the first game I bought in about a year, and it was worth every second of the experience.

It's impossible for me to write a short profile.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 31–44
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
That's kind of up to you, isn't it? But please do! I hate to be pushy, but if you'd like a serious response, please write more than "Hi. How are you?" At least a paragraph or two would be great! What caught your eye? What are our common interests? What restaurants do you recommend? It could be anything, but it should be SOMETHING.

Also, life would be boring if we all waited to find someone who likes exactly what we do. If you see something above that you're not into, don't let it overtake the stuff we may have in common. If you love Morphine but not zombie movies, or vice versa, drop a line anyway! My interests are wide and varied, and I can't share it all in this small space :)