Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don't want to eat nothing but pancakes, I want to live! I mean, who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?
Dr. Jules Hilbert: Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.
I have spent a lot of time on dating sites. I've been on here long enough to come to some serious (and not-so-serious) conclusions about online dating, as well as some complaints about what is wrong with a lot of profiles on here. If you care to read it, you can find the post here: http://lifeaftersocialmedia.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/the-zen-of-online-dating/
I am blunt, straightforward and brutally honest. I hate sugar coating things. I will never lie to soften things. I have a sense of humor that spans all forms of comedy; nothing offends me and I believe that comedy that isn't offensive to someone isn't funny. I am patient; 5-hour movie kind of patient. I am never in a rush to do anything, except to get out of the mall. I am passionate about a lot of things, but I am also opinionated and have no fears of voicing them. I'm a realist, which is often confused with cynicism. I am not a cynic, I also see the beauty in the world, sometimes even in it's destruction of itself. Simple things please me and I can find satiation in places others may find boring. The complex machinery of our ever changing world fascinates me and I pursue that fascination whenever possible. To me, this is part of the balance, and I love that. I believe in having balance in all walks of life, and I am looking for someone who both understands and respects this, as well as maintains a balance in their own life.
I am not into girls who frequent tanning beds and look like something off of Jersey Shore. I hate the "stupid is the new cool" mentality. Stupid is fucking stupid.
I like to draw and to write, though I don't do enough of either. I watch a lot of movies, of all kinds. I really like science fiction and drama, though I love a good comedy. I like horror and suspense and things that are bizarre. I don't mind chick flicks, but I generally hate dumbed-down movies. I like old film noir and the way old black and white movies look. I like to read. I read similar things to what I watch in movies. I like comic books. I like Top Gear and the automobile in general. I like baths. I prefer coffee over tea.
I love photography. The theory behind it, the art of it, the clinical/calculated side, the gear, the potential, the messages...everything. It's versatile and flexible and I think in the right hands, a camera can change the way we see things (for better or for worse). I recently just finished a project where I took a new self-portrait of myself every day for 365 days (that's where my profile pics are from). Onwards to the next project!
I am a gamer through and through. It doesn't matter if it's bowling, charades, pinball, arcade games, board games, xbox, ps3, pc, wii, sega genesis, nes, etc. It's a big part of who I am, always has been and always will be. I've never played dungeons & dragons, but I totally fucking would. On that point, I am a huge geek. If that bothers you or you think that's a negative thing, I wouldn't waste your time reading anything else.
I love animals. I have an English Lab that means the world to me. I love playing with him and walking him and try to take him to the dog park as often as I can.
I smoke hookah often, but never cigarettes. I think comparing the two is ridiculous as they are nothing alike. Hookah smoke doesn't stink up a room, my clothes or leave my mouth tasting like an ashtray. Smoking anything is by no means healthy, I'm under no illusions there, however, hookah is much better than the other options. The long and the short of it: You cook the tobacco/molasses/glycerine in hookah tobacco (mu'assel for all you purists), you burn the tobacco in everything else. No burn=no carcinogens. I don't think I could date a smoker again simply because of those previous reasons (though, you never know. If someone interests me enough, I'll make an exception). I drink, but not overly so, mostly just on weekends and not in excess. I have done drugs in the past (nothing serious), but it's just not really my thing anymore.
I have a motorcycle and it makes me feel free. For the past year I've been shaving almost exclusively with straight razors. They give me a better shave and I feel like a boss doing it. I like the routine of it, and how it's a slow process you take your time with. I also restore old razors to a like-new condition. I like photography and try to shoot whenever I can. I like technology, machines and things that use them. I like things that are strange and things that make me think. I like space and the stars and seeing things that are beautiful and so crushingly immense that it leaves me humbled and weak. I like mysticism and the occult (but only as curiosity's of the unexplained)...I like the unexplained. I like the paranormal.
I put down that I am an atheist, which isn't entirely true. I hate organized religion. I believe religion destroys everything that is good about the idea of a god. Technically, I'm an Agnostic. I don't rule anything out. The universe is far too big and far too mysterious to do that. The more we understand about science, and the deeper we delve into quantum mechanics and the behavior of time, the stranger things get. I could talk your ear off about this stuff, but, I recommend you just look into Brian Greene's "The Fabric Of The Cosmos" (book or PBS series, both are good). Anyways, I believe there are good people everywhere, no matter what their creed. I'm a "spiritual" person, but I look inside myself for answers, not to some outdated book, ridiculous theology or a "god" who may or may not exist and may or may not be listening. I find inspiration from beautiful things both microscopic and light years in size. I like alternate ideology's and takes on the course of history.
I do crossfit three times a week, I snowboard in the winter and longboard in the summer. I used to bike and would like to get back into it, but I have so many things to fill my time as it is. I occasionally rock climb. I like hiking, but don't get around to doing it nearly enough. I like camping and sitting around the fire. I like traveling.
I like music festivals; every year for the past 7 years I have made the effort to go to Coachella in Palm Springs, as well as Vegoose and Pemberton a few years back. Sometime in the future I would like to hit every major music festival in North America. I love vinyl. I like the artwork and the way it sounds. The sound has a nice warmth to it, and some might argue that the sound quality is better than anything else, but that's pretty much just opinion. The point of it, to me anyways, is that it's a more active listening experience. You're not just hitting play and zoning it out (I also like doing that, but only with downtempo electronic music).
I like basically all genres of music, except for modern country music, which I absolutely loathe.
I like to dance. I like to swear. I like to eat. I like ghosts and ghost stories. I like the idea of a zombie apocalypse...though not for the killing zombies, to me that's just a bonus...no, I like the idea of a zombie apocalypse because it would give real purpose to my life. I have a good job, though it doesn't please me the way I want it to. If my "job" was simply to survive, I think my life would be much simpler. Life is complex, though, and requires sacrifice, so, here I am.
I have much more I could talk about, but this is getting long winded as is. Feel free to ask me anything you want. Cheers.