I am an energetic and enthusiastic person. I definitely try to remember to laugh my way through tough times, because they're going to happen. Finding joy is a daily practice, although it works as a coping mechanism too. That's where the handle Sacredfun comes from - a conversation I had with my old roommate about the important things in life. It doesn't have to be the "heavy" moments that always matter. Like how Oscar nominations usually only ever go to dramatic performances. Sometimes the ecstatic epiphanies can happen when you're laughing your hardest.
What I’m doing with my life
I am living and teaching in the West Philly / University City area. I teach Theatre Arts at a charter high school, and I am the Director of the after school theatre program. I'm open to new experiences and possible new directions to come though. Change can be scary, but change is good.
I’m really good at
I try very hard to be a thoughtful, compassionate person. I am an ENFJ personality, according to Myers Briggs (which is apparently rare overall, and even rarer in men). I'm highly creative, but highly organized too. I seek to inspire others, but I'd appreciate a thank you after you succeed. I cook. I write. I am an artist of sorts. I contain a wealth of trivial knowledge, particularly regarding movies. I aspire to be a good son to my parents, and hopefully a good parents to my own kids one day.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have bright blue eyes that people tend to notice. I'm fair skinned (that was noticed from afar the other day at the beach). I've been running quite a bit these past few months, so you might see me running by you, looking lean I hope. I have a high, round ass for those that like that sort of thing. Hey, I play to my strengths.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't have a tv currently, so I have been reading more. I recently read the first three books in the Dune series by Frank Herbert. I'm part dork. I just read Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, all about Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. Who knew historical fiction could be dense and dirty fun? I just read Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Really inspiring. I read comic books. I love Tolkien from way back.
I am a huge movie lover and could go on and on about movies and film. Two years ago my favorite film was Her, directed by Spike Jonze , and last year it was Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. I would consider The Silence of the Lambs, The Incredibles, and Aliens all to be about perfect. More recently Mad Max Fury Road blew me AWAY, and I cried a bit when watching Inside Out...twice.
I'm sad to see Parenthood, Parks and Recreation and Mad Men go. Game of Thrones is starting to lose me, but we'll see how it redeems next season. I'm curious to see how Homeland continues on after a thrilling Season 4 last year. My reality tv fix comes in the form of Top Chef, Project Runway, and RuPaul's Drag Race. I like competition I guess? Currently I find exhilaration watching American Ninja Warrior, and gutted by the dark, exquisite artistry of Hannibal.
My music tastes are wide and varied. I haven't bought any new music in a while. I have to get on that. Food wise I am an open book. I love to eat and to cook. I'd be even more experimental if I wasn't allergic to fish...
The six things I could never do without
I like fresh fruit and vegetables year round, and water to drink during the day every day. I need some family and friends near enough that I can see them after a short drive. A good book? Sex? A means of expressing myself? I could bundle those last three into something interesting perhaps...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I try to be my best self, and that means that I can be hard on myself too. I want to be productive. I want to be true to a healthy lifestyle. I want to remember important things and follow up with people. I think about my future. I think about our planet's future. I think about why Jennifer Garner never really broke through to become a big star, and how she now has to go through her second public divorce with three small children. Fuck that. God love her.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to hang with friends at a small dinner party. Go to a movie. Walk around the city. Curl up with a book. It's not all about Friday night. Saturday night will do. Or Sunday daytime can become an event! You never know. Don't put such a burden on Fridays, sheesh.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have secrets per se. I'll generally answer questions if they're asked in a polite manner. I think part of what I still take from my youth in the closet is a need now to express myself fully. I try to be kind. You do the same. Ask away.
You should message me if
If you've read through my profile and you think there is a distinct possibility that we could connect on some level, then please send me a message. Or if you've found a typo. I just rewrote this whole profile in one sitting.