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Wimshurst

43 M Ashland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:02am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Other
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Two-year college
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
My status just changed so there may be things I wrote when I was only looking for friends. I am now available for dating. Someone who is looking for sex only will lose out to someone who is looking for a relationship though. And now, back to my profile...

It's hard to shoehorn my entire personality into a profile.

I love to work with my hands, in all respects. I am a road/mountain biker, a nature lover, a science geek, a peace-punk and I'm happy being the odd one in any crowd. It's not hard to get to know me, although, different people will bring out different traits in me. One person will see me as trying to live up to my highest potential and another may see me as a smart-ass with gutter humor. I'm an all of the above and none of the above person, sometimes sacred and other times profane. I don't fit well in any category because i am a bit of nearly everything.
I am as comfortable haunting art galleries as I am walking railroad tracks. I helped build the seminal punk club known as the 924 Gilman Street Project. I am a sweet good natured guy with a latent dark side. Not malevolent, I'm just not afraid of the truth even if it is ugly or horrific. I am as good at being social as I am at being a hermit. I'm not out to be a hero but I have put myself in harms way to protect others.
I'm an upscale/lowbrow kind of guy, but usually the wash and wear type. I clean up well for formal occasions but I don't do that sort of thing very often (at the moment). But I gotta let out my inner fashionista 8-). I love to use twenty dollar words like, sesquipedalian but it's not an ego thing, I just love silly word play.
If I see an unoccupied climbing structure in a playground then I feel compelled to occupy it. (not in the sense of a protest with a black hoodie and a sleeping bag either). I have been to one General Assembly meeting of the local occupy movement on the other hand.
I try not to put too much energy into hate but I make an exception for politicians, bigots and extremists.
Nicola Tesla is my biggest hero and much like him, I become very excited during lightning storms. Oh, and I can pick up a pencil with my toes.
What I’m doing with my life
Clearing out the clutter, both material objects and old patterns and behaviors that don't serve a purpose. I make my living, building custom industrial transformers that take High voltage and transfer it to low voltage. It's good for 30 seconds of fascinating conversation. I enjoy it anyway; challenging, technical, physical, changing and union. And, occasionally getting "skooled" by spellcheck! Training for amateur road bike (bicycle) racing.
I’m really good at
Listening (unless I'm super excited about something, then I might need a reminder), being supportive, drumming, machining, inventing, off the cuff comedy, Serious subjects, emotional growth, fixing things, diplomacy, epiphanies, designing and redesigning things. I'm getting there with welding and cooking!
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and my kind demeanor. My sense of humor which can be silly, crude, absurdist or extremely subtle. I may slip a joke past you to simply see if you notice or if your paying attention. Some really notice my eyes which are mostly grey with some sea green and a touch of hazel. And I have had many compliments on my butt. :-D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read mostly nonfiction: science, TOEs, the multi-verse (infinite parallel universes), mechanical design and manufacturing , social issues, permaculture, alternative construction and power, cooking, Human powered vehicles (cycles, recumbants, streamliners, airplanes and helicopters) Music performance, instruction, instruments, recording, studio design yada, yada . Some of my favorites include: Shamanism; Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, Scientific design of intakes and exhaust, Sidartha, Home Studio Construction on a Budget, Illusions; the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Self Made Man; One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again, Dandelion Wine, Drumming at the Edge of Magic.
Magazines: Ode, MAKE:, Scientific American
Comedians: Paula Poundstone, Steven Wright, George Carlin, Judy Tenuda, Emo Phillips, Bill Cosby, Mitch Hedberg, Daniel Tosh, D.C. Benny, Lewis Black.
Comics: Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side
Movies: It would be shorter to start with favorite film makers: Cohen brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Terry Gillium, Steve Martin, Woody Allen, Frank Oz, Guillermo Del Toro... Amelie, Six Degrees of Separation, Death to Smoochy, Milk, Being John Malkovich, Her, The Lion in Winter, The Addams Family, The Addams Family Values, the Graduate, Buck, The Rachel Papers, The Illusionist, This is Spinal Tap, the Fountain, the Muppet Movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mr. Brooks, Strictly Ballroom, Frida, Johnny Stechino, Goldfinger, Night of the Lepus, Forgiving the Franklins, Derailed, Sean of the Dead, Lock. Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the Pink Panther series w/Peter Sellers, the Outrage (1964), Office Space, Goldeneye, Harold and Maude, the Cooler, Best in Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fido, Un Coeur en Hiver, Nacho Libre, Dead Poets Society, Holy Grail, Remains of the Day, Young Frankenstein, Lost Horizon (1937, aka Shangri-La) Parenthood, The Color Purple, Walk Hard, Science of Sleep, Hot Fuzz, Shawshank Redemption, The gods Must Be Crazy, Spiral, Zombieland, Silence of the Lambs, Repo Man, Like Water for Chocolate, Team America, Metropolis, Princess Bride, Wings of Desire, Blues Brothers, Dangerous Liaisons, Arsenic and Old Lace, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Doubt, Dr. Strangelove, Dersu Uzala, The Devil Wears Prada, The Green Mile, Scenes From a Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, The Watchmen, Allegro Non Troppo, the African Queen, Mystery Men, Hugo, Superbad, Lost in Translation, Stranger Than Fiction, The Great Beauty.
TV: (I don't have a digital converter so if I seem five years out of date, it's because I am) Simpsons, The Daily Show, Harvey Birdman, Colbert Report, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, MST3K, Home Movies, How it's Made, The Brack Show, The Oblongs, Futurama, Lucy Daughter of the Devil, the PJs, Science Court, Frisky Dingo, Moral Orel, and almost any science, educational and many historic programs.
Music: I'm all over the map here, but I have Jazz, Punk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Blues, Hip Hop, 60's, Classical, Pop, R&B, Rock, Reggae, World and even Electronica/Dance. I may be wired backwards because if I listen to heavy angry music then I thrash around and I'm happy and even silly afterwards but if I listen to music with pan flutes and birds chirping then I get aggravated. Yes, even I'm perplexed by that. :)
Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Anthony Hamilton, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Bach, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Beatles, Janice Joplin, Billie Holiday, Black Flag, Black Sabath, Blind Faith, California Guitar Trio, Captain Beefheart, Circle Jerks, Clash, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival , Crimpshrine, Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young, Danny Elfman, David Bowie, Devo, Django Reinhardt, Doors, Edie Brickell, Enya, Animals, Erykah Badu, Fugazi, Grateful Dead, Howlin Wolf, Idiot Flesh, Iggy Pop, Ill Gotten Gainz, James Brown, Jamiroquai, Jane's Addiction, Jethro Tull, Jimmy Cliff, John Lee Hooker, John Lennon, Kinks, Korn, Lead Belly, Les Claypool, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Manic Hispanic, Marilyn Manson, Moody Blues, Mozart, DMX, Mussorgsky, Marvin Gaye, Mazzy Star, Tom Waits, Tones on Tail, Tool, Tori Amos, Traffic, MC5, Minor Threat, Moloko, Niel Young, Nine Inch Nails, Nomeansno, Operation Ivy, Otis Redding, Phish, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, Procol Harem, Prodigy, Quicksilver messenger Service, Rage Against the Machine, Ray Charles, Residents, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Soul Coughing, Specials, Squirell Nut Zippers, Steel Pole Bathtub, System of a Down, Urban Dance Squad, Velvet Underground, Ventures, White Stripes, the Who, Yard Dogs Road Show, Yardbirds, 13th Floor Elevators, Nuggets box set (garage-psych-pre punk, R&B), No Thanks! the 70s Punk Rebellion box set. (I have about 700 CDs, 600 vinyl albums, 200 tape cassettes, et, al!)
Stage Shows: I worked on the light crew in High School and as a Theater Tech when I was 20, I Tend to love anything on a stage that doesn't involve roller skates or people dressed as animals and I don't dig on show tunes, Bertolt Brecht, Gilbert and Sullivan are exceptions.
Food, making: Garlic... Pasta, Omelets, Stir Fry, homemade Pumpkin Pie, I am still perfecting my recipe even though I was told not to mess with it. I'm looking to branch out into soups, Miso is my current challenge. I tend to think of herbs and spices that make my greatest hits list: Oregano, Basil, Curry, Rosemary, Cayenne, Sage, Thyme. (I'm trying not to Go the Simon and Garfunkle route but those are good herbs and that's a great song).
Food, dining out: Quality American fare (contemporary eats), Thai, Indian (Eastern, that is), Italian. In Ashland my favorite restaurants are: Dragonfly, Pasta Piatti, Standing Stone, Agave, Wiley's World, Three Rivers, Chataeulin, Liquid assets, Mix and Senior Sam's (you gotta have burritos too!)
The six things I could never do without
Music
good food
garlic
love and let's face it, sex
Tools
Bicycles, especially my road bike
and garlic (again)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music... I've always got something playing in my head even if I'm sparing those around me by not humming it. Designing something that is hopefully useful (I gave up on battlebots, really, who needs a robot that rips up all your stuff). Bad jokes, I really crack me up, if I could get others to jump on the bandwagon I would take this act on the road.
On a typical Friday night I am
...trying to figure out what a typical Friday night is. Sometimes I am relaxing at home, recuperating from a long week. Sometimes I am out and about. I don't have a set routine right now. My answer may become, spending time with you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Okay, I have been brought to tears over great art. Painting, photography, poetry, music, etc. The 1924 Hispano Suiza H6C "Tulipwood" Torpedo (it's an automobile) for instance. Yes, I know your thinking, "what he teared up over a car?!!", but it is art beyond compare, craftsmanship at a level of mastery. And my words fail to describe where it takes me emotionally. I saw the original works of Monet and Degas and the effect was the same. I will tear up when I hear my two favorite pieces of music Mozart's-Requiem and John Lennon's-Imagine.

I also had a large inheritance and settlement from my fathers passing that I put into a house and business. The business failed and I lost the whole thing including the woman who I was with then. I am strangely thankful for the lessons learned and clawing my way slowly back up. Very, slowly, but I eventually intend to do it again. Business, that is. I'm hoping to avoid the losses while holding the things I have gained in my heart.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 18–65
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You actually laughed at something I wrote. That ought to thin out the herd! Or, if you wouldn't mind someone to talk to either long distance or in person. If you live near me or travel and want to do any of the things I've listed or something similar.
Guys too, I'm always open to friends to talk to and things to do, I am not a homophobe either, so don't let that stop you if your not straight.