34 Newark Valley, NY
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My self-summary
New Summer 2015.... My name is Erik Johnson...just looking to meet new friends and enjoy outside activities with other people. I have lots of drive and a job. I typically ride my bike daily and relax by lampworking in my studio.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm preparing to stock up on jewelry and glass pipes for Newark Valley Days (a local festival with fireworks). My buddy just opened an art gallery and I am filling up a display of glass work. Hopefully orders will come in and sales will boost my day job paycheck. I started macrame hemp bracelets to help move the glass pendants faster. Other than that I have a 17 year old dashhound I'm taking care of and I work maintenance 5 days a week.
I’m really good at
Making Glass Pipes and Pendants.....drinking and playing cards...making buttery popcorn that's not too salty. I work at a Hunting Tactical Store cleaning floors and the parking lot. I just came back from OCMD and can't wait to go back to the beach! One day I plan to buy a house next to the water somewhere South. I understand how corp. companies fill you with promises and success by continuing to work for them for chump change. Binghamton is no longer the "Home of the Square Deal". I get it...Companies thrive on the welfare of the community. I never get vacation pay, health ins., or payed holidays. I don't even have kids to feed or an apartment to gobble my paycheck and I still live paycheck to paycheck. That's not right! Hopefully my passion of glass art and knot tying will change the tides. I could easily blow glass 6-7 hours a day. I have the tools, glass, and color. Studio is set up for 2 people so shoot me a line.
The first things people usually notice about me
I get confused for my twin brother a lot....I personally try to avoid eye contact at all cost...I say what my heart feels and not what I think I should say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Exploring Ithaca and all its restaurants is something I look forward to this summer. I really enjoy Spicy Asian! Their food is authentic and delicious! There is a couple quality sushi huts I like too. Ithaca Beer Co. opened up a restaurant/bar that is mucho fun...just went to Taste of Syracuse 2015 and now I want to go back and hit up a few bars with crazy awesome menus.
The six things I could never do without
A Lamp working Studio to melt glass and play with fire
Maple Syrup
Gummie candies and Green Monsters
Mountain Bike
Friends! ..........and Jelly Bellys
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about starting my own glass blowing business and working for myself. After doing the math, working for corp. will never leave me with any emergency health insurance money, or retirement money. I plan to be wealthy so replacing my day job is a must. Trying to save enough money for security and 2 months rent to open a glass shop is hard when it's impossible to work more than 30 hrs. on $9 hr. It's a trap cycle where the rich try to keep the poor and mid class to be their monkeys. Within the last year, I worked two jobs simultaneously and got burnt out to the point where I had to quit TWICE! 45-50 days of work in a row...one shift immediately after another...yeeaaahh.....No! My creativity and innovating glass design will change all that. So many ideas...so little time. Work for the rich, live amongst the poor. Work for the poor, live amongst the rich!
On a typical Friday night I am
I love to go the the auction on Fridays evenings. Many great deals! I also enjoy the movies and going out for lunch or dinner. Looking for someone to share opinions, thoughts, and time with. I'm not into hard drugs so if your into smack....go home. I do believe in the benefits of medical marijuana though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I need to beef up! BEEFCAKE! Text me and we'll hit up a Buffet!
You should message me if
...your down for meeting up and sharing a friendship.