I'm a nerd who likes to escape his desk, I haven't had an actual desk in ages actually.
I grew up in the north east in a small town outside of Boston, MA. I made my way west, going to school for environmental science then cooking in the mountains in Wyoming for a spell and hitchhiking across the country, worked on a farm and a wolf sanctuary and moved to Oakland to learn to cook. I worked as a line cook for a while at a couple of East Bay restaurants and now have a bizarre and wonderful job making Italian prosciutto, sausage and salami in Oakland, CA. Strangely this is the closest I've ever come to being hired for my college degree. I try to pretend I'm a grown up, but I'll be jumping in puddles before you know it.
I've you learned that one can work really hard at the things you love but you have to know how to lie on the beach and drink a coconut once in a while or you'll never make it as far as you might.
Playing, cooking, learning weird stuff and bringing it up at awkward moments, putting on the right music, making pie, finding things other people lose, researching the answers to my own questions, noticing peculiar things and burping (not a complete list...)
I really like guitars, and pianos, and drums, and trumpets.
I love old jazz and blues music and soul and r/b and guitar music from around the world actually the ventures are rocking my world right now. I grew up on Queen and led Zeppelin and grunge rock because of my awesome combo of a gay foster brother and east coast 90's radio, oh yeah! I also love folk music from around the world indian, african, eastern european it's all so neat.
I'm also in love with Frank Zappa....
My favorite movie is either the Godfather or the Princess Bride ("never mess with a Sicilian...") but I enjoy documentaries and zombie movies and kung fu movies if it's interesting and or absurd I'm in.
I love my vegetables but am far from a vegetarian.
I love books by travellers, disgruntled europeans, crazy old chinese men, and witty satirical or subversive essays. I have a collection of essays by Jack London right now--it turns out he was a raving socialist. I read a lot of history (political/environmental/otherwise) and news but also a lot of geology and biology because well, nerd.
My best friend is going to grad school for physical therapy and I love mooching off her awesome anatomy and physiology textbooks. I've learned a lot about physical training and massage from her.
And calvin and hobbes, because I appreciate wisdom and sass and snowmen.
How the world we live in came about and where our ideas about it came from, and how much our food reveals about us.
For myself: exercise and muscle anatomy
Where I'm headed next in life and on the planet--probably south soon, it's important to get down.
How I can do it better...
Dirty jokes to tell my co-workers at the sausage factory. (great conversation starter if you dare)
Relationships of all kinds and how much they contribute to the world we inhabit, both personally and as a society.
And who will put the bop in the bop shebop if Leonard Nemoy doesn't work at the Boston Science museum anymore.
My sinister plans to conquer the world and open a food purveying business of some form with my two brothers one day...
You're a bit nerdy, and like physical and mental games, and oxford commas, and playing, practising, and exploring.
If this makes you really happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UVwhazDlvI&list=PL257915898AD87882
If you care about communication:
So if it sounds like we might have fun together and you want to get some coffee and hang out by the lake for half an hour or make some delicious food or shoot billiards or find some music or just go play outside.
I also prefer interacting with real humans so I hope it doesn't weird anyone out that I'd rather meet in person than chat online extensively. Reality is more fun, even if we decide to bail after 5 minutes.