I am from upstate NY originally, and moved to Portland almost 9 years ago. Love it here on the west coast. I love 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 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 ride a 49cc scooter as my main mode of transportation, rain or shine. It gets nearly 100 mpg and has a top speed of 38mph. Perfect for me. I take it on longer trips than people say I should.
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, garden, and work on my (rental) home.