Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well traveled, well studied. Hard working. Hard playing. I recently
read a study about the top five fields not to pursue for future
graduates. I have the top three under my belt...religion (SE Asian
studies), archaeology, architecture. I suppose I'm trying to stay
connected with the idea of becoming a renaissance kind of dude.
Been fortunate to study in France, Nepal, Japan and work in India
after graduate school.
I work as a designer/project manager/foreman and general contractor
building high-end residential housing for a design/build
architecture firm. I live outside on job sites ensuring everything
runs smoothly. I put out fires on a daily basis and try to command
the respect and love of all of my sub-contractors. I use slang and
swear frequently (trying to curb it though)-it's the language of
I used to teach in a shop for architecture students and spend a lot
of time working on the next idea and solving the current ones. I
also freelance every now and then if the project is good and the
money right, however, I'm trying to avoid solving other architects
unfulfilled/unrealized ideas. I'd prefer to solve my own.
I'm originally from Portland and think Portlandia is a documentary
about the people that took over my town.
I'm also an awesome dad to my five year old kindergartener. We hang
tough. Swim. Boogie board. Learning to ride BMX bikes with hand
breaks. Tree Climbing along the bluffs.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working outside in Manhattan Beach, building a high-end residential
house a couple blocks of the beach. Such a better existence than
sitting in an architecture office drawing hypothetical projects.
I'm out here building it from the ground up.
I ran a shop for architecture students. I still spend my time
trying to abuse my privleges of the machines I have access to for
my own benefit and personal freedoms.
Training for the Playa Del Rey Triathlon. Try to run, bike, or swim
almost everyday. Trying to learn more about improving my diet as it
relates to training, but I'm getting a C- right now. I think
bulletproof coffee is weird - butter has no place in my coffee.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Figuring out how to make stuff.
Fashion for 5 year olds.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Crass sense of humor.
Eyelashes (inherited from my daughter).
My rad dog.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Wondrous life of Oscar Wao. Monkey Wrench gang. Franny and Zooey.
Roald Dahl, Boy. The Road. Being there. Confederacy of Dunces.
Hayduke Lives. Iggy Peck, Architect. Amos McGee. Far Side of
Maddness. Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind. The Man Who Planted Trees.
Imagine. The River Why. At the Edge of the Earth. Home. The New
The Wire. Breaking Bad. Bored to Death. The Wonder Years.
Bloodline. Electric Company.
Inglorious Basterds, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Back to the
Future, Bullit, French Connection, Hoosiers, The Lost Boys, Rear
Window, True Romance, Better off Dead, American Flyer, There Will
be Blood, Goodfellas, Less than Zero, Dark Days. The Man Who
Planted Trees. The Party. Death Proof. Between the Folds. Jesus
Camp. The Aiweiwei documtary I just finished.
Running Tunes: The Doors. Z-Trip. Todd Snider. DJ Quick. Guns N
Roses. Atmosphere. Exile on Main St. Pond. Dead Moon. Butthole
Surfers. Dusty Springfield. Wu-Tang. Tons of funk in the trunk.
Eliot Smith. Completely Grocery. Drunk at Abi's. Mingus. Lifesavas.
Drive by Truckers. Harry Nillson. White Stripes. Johnny Cash.
Blackberry Smoke. Amerikkkas Most Wanted. AC/DC. Randy
If you're into the Decemberists, it's not gonna work between us.
That sound makes me cringe. No offense to the PDX brethren,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My sweet baby girl not such a baby anymore)
Oswald the dog
Dancers and Red Wings
Hand crank coffee grinder
Guisados' chile torreado taco
Frosted Mini Wheats and Grapenuts
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to make stuff.
How to do it more simply.
How to get out of town.
How to be more balanced in my approach.
The next rad thing I can teach my daughter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going for a run - triathlon 2 months away. Hanging with my
daughter. Tossing a few back. Strolling the bluffs with Oswald.
Infiltrating a construction site with an accomplice and some
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm an open book, but not on this format.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like fellas that are good with their hands (this is not meant
to be creepy), wear boots and Levi's and own custom coveralls. If
you're into good times both silly and intellectual. I'm looking for
mellow times, warmth, honesty, rockin' unpredictability. If you
like bikes and bike rides ending with a tall can at water's edge.
If you like road trips, camping, camp fires, good whiskey, sleeping
in a tent. If you like to learn stuff and are still trying to pick
up new things and are open to getting off at the wrong stop. I try
to expect little and accept what presents itself - I'm not always
perfect in this department though. If you're not tripped out by a
good dude with a rad kid. If you've got your shit together, keep
the dramatics to a minimum, have a spark or a hint of volatility.
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