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My self-summary
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Recent Eugene, Oregon transplant returning home for the winter.

Wow! Just wow.... I love my life. And it keeps getting better! It's kind of ridiculous... I document photos of it on Instagram as themannimal76

A few random things about me:
1. I love to smile, and my life allows me to do it frequently.
2. I quote The Big Lebowski regularly, but hey, that's just your opinion, man.
3. I am a fire dancer. If I'm not spinning fire, or glowy things, I'm at least thinking about it.
4. I'm from Louisiana, and I have its soul, funk, and jazz within my veins.
5. If asked I can sometimes can bring out my Southern accent, and I learned that I could pull off a great Matthew McConaughey impression. I've learned that booze helps this transformation (and bongos).
6. I love to plant figurative language within a conversation and watch it blossom when someone carries the word usage further.
7. My nickname in real life is from a really bad 80s t.v. show.
8. I like that thing people do in the desert. And my just moved here from there. Sometimes you chase a girl you met on the back of an art car.
What I’m doing with my life
For the past few years I've been on an artistic streak. Now I'm writing again as a freelancer. Mannimalmedia dot com is my site. Ask me about my latest drawings. http:// mannimals . tumblr. com is my feed where I post most of my artwork.

When I'm not at work, I'm diving into art projects, spinning deep conversations with friends, playing with new technology, experimenting with paint, or possibly even reading a book or two.
I’m really good at
Chillaxing - One thing I love doing more than anything else is embracing my inner Dude and just relaxing with friends.

Entertaining - Whether just sharing time with someone or performing for a group of people, I enjoy making others smile.

Conversing - not conversating; I think it goes back to my ability to listen to others and then share their experiences with others in the form of story.

Hedonism - Or at least celebrating it from time to time, as a Professional Weirdo should. I like good times, and good people, good drink, good atmospheres that provide them.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes or my smile or my chillaxed nature or my hair or my beard. If you meet me, fill me in.

One thing I love about meeting people is how I do not have a set thing that I find necessarily draws me to someone, but instead I intensely enjoy meeting people with some rather striking feature that I've never appreciated before.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a reformed pop culture freak. Still watch a lot of TV, but that's because it is the new silver screen.

Music: trip hop, downtempo and deep house.

Books: Chuck and Shakespeare

Food: I'm an omnivore. It helps with my hedonic nature.
The six things I could never do without
Good Conversation
Good Food
Good Drink
Good Chocolate
Good Music
Good Friends with which to enjoy them all.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
For the majority of my adult life, I spent in the pursuit of happiness. However, I have recently realized that happiness is not completely sustainable. In fact, I think it is a good thing to fall out of happiness from time to time. This allows you to adapt to move, to change, to struggle, to evolve! To feel alive!

From the moment of this epiphany, I decided that I no longer wish to seek seek happiness. Now I desire to feel alive!
On a typical Friday night I am
Making sure it's not typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Everyone knows my secrets... and I like it that way. Delightfully deviant.
You should message me if
With the free time I decide to spend socially, I would like to be meeting and enjoying people who seem truly interesting, intriguing, and inspiring. If you like what you see and want to meet me, say hi, do something fun or silly, or quote from the Lebowski.