I suppose I'm not really good about writing or talking about
myself, but here goes. I have been a musician for many years, since
I was in elementary school. I enjoy great conversation and sharing
experiences with the people that are in my life. I have spent many
years in Northern California for music/work, but I have returned to
my hometown and am a homeowner in Mission Viejo.
What I’m doing with my life
I love playing and teaching the drums. Music is an organic form of
self-expression. I am the drum instructor for several local high
school music programs, am the head of percussion at a world-class
performing ensemble, and I also play drums in a Funk/R&B band.
I also work part-time at a very popular computer/phone store. Drums
and music are not the only things in my life, just a big part of
it. I love to impart my skills and knowledge to enthusiastic
I’m really good at
Drums, computers, and technology. I'm often a technical resource
for my friends to help them with computer or tech problems. I like
to be spontaneous, but I can be methodical at the same time if that
makes any sense. I can be an interesting mix creativity AND
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, my long hair, my openness. I have had a beard or goatee
for so long I can't even remember, but I recently shaved it all
off! (not the hair on my head, just the facial hair :) I've lately
been more into fitness than I ever was, so I'm a bit thinner than I
used to be. I spend A LOT of time in the sun in the summer months,
so my summer tan is often noticed. I tend be be a very honest/open
person, and I think that people who get to know me recognize that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As mentioned earlier, music is a big part of my life. I like almost
everything. Jazz, Funk, Rock, Fusion, Metal, Classical, Blues,
R&B, Pop, Reggae, Ska, World music, just about anything. I'm
not really into country, but I do enjoy the great Johnny Cash from
time-to-time. I don't watch much TV, but I do like the Daily Show
and the Colbert Report. I'm a fan of comedies, so Comedy Central is
one of the few channels that I actually watch. I like some of the
popular cartoons like South Park, Family Guy, etc. As for movies, I
enjoy comedies, but I also like a good sci-fi/fantasy/epic movie.
It's been a couple months since I've seen one in a theater, but I
love to chill on the couch at home, turn down the lights, crank up
the sound, and fire up the big screen to enjoy one at home. It's
more important for me to have good company for the movie than the
actual picture itself. I'm not super adventurous with my dining
choices, but I'm looking to broaden my horizons. I suppose my
guilty pleasure food would be pizza. I love a good burger, or great
Italian, Chinese, or good old American food.
The six things I could never do without
Music, Friends, Conversation, Technology, Travel, the Outdoors.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make the lives better of the people that surround me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging with friends, or going out to a gig, or chillin' at home,
or eating at a good restaurant, or enjoying a drink or two, or
playing some music, or anything. It's all about who you're with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I suppose that it won't be private any more, but I really haven't
had many (or any?) short-term relationships. I am not the person to
generally have a "fling", so I tend to wait until I meet someone I
really like, and see what develops.
You should message me if
You're open minded, and want to meet someone new who is honest and
genuine. I can take a little bit to really open up, but once you
get to know me things might get interesting.