I am from NY originally, but love it here on the west coast. I love my comics, marine life, and walking. I am an old punk rocker/goth guy at heart, even if I have very little to do with those scenes currently. I have some tattoos, piercings, and brandings. I love dancing, but was in a motorbike crash a few years ago and have trouble with my ankle that stops me from cutting the rug too often.
I can hold up my end of a conversation decently well, and I still have all but one of my original teeth. I don't drink (or partake of any drugs), and so I very rarely go to bars.
I've been single almost the entire time I have lived in Portland, nearly 7 years. I've been very happy during that time to focus on things NOT relationship related, but here in my early 30's I am considering dating again.
I have pretty strong allergies to cats and dogs. It makes it hard to spend time at other peoples houses, since everyone in this town seems to have one, or both. I have some allergy meds that work pretty well, but it would be great if you don't get offended that I don't play with your animals. I don't want to feel like hammered death.
I take my 49cc scooter on longer trips than people say I should.
Top speed 38mph, and nearly 100 miles per gallon are numbers that I like.
In June 2012 I went out to eastern Oregon and made this video.
I no longer feel like a young man, but not a full on adult either. I don't own a home, no kids, 401k talk (while important) makes my head throb. I've never really fit in anywhere fully, and I don't expect that to change now.
I like taking on lots of projects/hobbies, frequently too many. I love to make books, cook, learning to garden, and work on my (rental) home.
I am a pretty happy guy, with my moments of angst.