I'm a thoughtful, kind, caring, and fastidious wildman. I like to think about stuff then do projects based on the best thoughts, I speak up pretty often. I like making people laugh and I also like digging into the issues of our times, and I really enjoy meeting people and learning about their experiences and perspectives.
What I’m doing with my life
Primarily I try to do good things with my life. I'm not perfect and I often loathe myself for letting good moments of my life slip by without satisfactory doing. I spend a lot of time learning, a fair bit teaching, a significant amount goofing off, about 2% is spent cooking something tasty, and the rest of time I focus on winging it and acting like I know what I'm doing. I don't really, but who really truly does? I try very hard to do something meaningful with my life. I am just now starting graduate school in Denver, and for the last half-decade I have worked on stuff related to protecting and restoring water quality and watersheds. Before that I made a living in landscape architecture because I like to draw.
I’m really good at
canoeing, bike riding, enjoying a nice meal, doing better when it is brought to my attention, making visual things, laughing at a joke, and proofreading .
The first things people usually notice about me
The quality of bread that I arrive with, my unbending desire to help others, that I joke around a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Before high school I read at least 20 serious, serious sci-fi books, when I was in high school I read a lot of books (many of them qualifying as literature), and then in college I read some more books, but less literature and more architecture. Then after college I went back to reading a lot of serious, serious sci-fi like Neal Stephenson. Somewhere along the way I realized I had read everything by Kurt Vonnegut, and he died, and that was a bummer. Then I read a bunch of Steinbeck for a while, also Winesburg, Ohio and My Antonia in there as memorable pieces. Later, after that, I read this guy George Saunders for a bit, very dark and funny, master of intense short stories. Then I got back into serious, serious sci-fi like Le Guin. Recently read the Wind-Up Girl, which I would generally recommend.
Update: Now in grad. school, I haven't read a good book in a while, what would you suggest?
I like a lot of different kinds of music, if you don't then there might be something up. I lean towards songs that seem like someone put a lot of thought and care into the feelings of sounds and sounds of feelings in the music. Lately I have been listening to (tracks in parentheses) : Boom Bip (in the tree top pulse all over - peel session), Dimlite (Can't get used to those - afterlude), Fridge (Edit, Kenoshita, Oram, Lost Time), Frank Turner (Photosynthesis), Defiance Ohio (Oh, Susquehanna), the Pharcyde (Runnin', Passin' me by, Knew U), Fetty Wap (Again), Kid A, Pinkerton, People Under the Stairs (Acid Raindrops), Heartless Bastards (The Mountain), Lianne La Havas (No Room for Doubt), Daft Punk, stuff like that. A pretty eclectic mix. I even like to dance sometimes, with the right crowd and the right music.
Well, I like movies. In high school I started a film club, we just watched movies. It turns out the club lasted for 10 years. I don't know if you find that impressive, but I was impressed when I found out. I had no idea until recently, way to go! Again, like music, I don't really care about the genre as much as I do the genuine creative spirit and talent that goes into making a film.
I do eat, I'm not a picky eater either. I like a big or small plate or bowl of food. I like many colors, shapes, textures and flavors of food. I haven't met a lot of food that I wouldn't eat, however I have been trying to steer clear of food that has chemistry and composition dictated by a machine. I like gardening when I have time, and I am good about eating my veggies. Sometimes my hunger opens up like a cavern and I just eat and eat and eat and eat. Other times I find an apple to be the perfect solution. Sometimes I crave things like taquitos, chocolately chocolate brownie fudge swirl ice cream, vanilla wafers, tangerines, pico de gallo, spring rolls, something fried, carrots, and waffles.
The six things I could never do without
a loose sense of purpose, a close family, good friends, some sort
of pet critter in my life, talking with smarties about things,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, motivations of individuals and masses, why sh*t so crazy?, stuff that I haven't figured out yet, stuff that I am in the process of figuring out, how we can't squeeze infinite growth onto a finite planet, why sh*t so crazy?, overpopulation vs. climate change in duel to the death, how people think and why? Ways to make things do things for the common good. All you beautiful, engaging women who have made it this far down my profile. Why sh*t so crazy, though? Politics I guess, more like why political sh*t so crazy? you know? Then I think about nature a good deal, or more likely, I absorb what I see in nature, which is an important part of a balanced consciousness. The hyperbolic nature of technological evolution and how that makes sh*t even crazier, and what is my dog thinking? What is love? Why am I here? Is this practice, or a trial run, for the next life? Am I more than my memories?
On a typical Friday night I am
Pacing the room, laying out plans, finding flaws, cursing the stars, giving up on it for now and then going out for a beer or doing homework. On warm evenings I might be out and about on my bike.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would go to mars.
You should message me if
You think we would have a good time together.