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Good morning. The name's Kip.
For a handful of years I've been pretending to be a vagabond and
now find myself in Austin, where I've been here since August and
don't know a great deal about the area or the people.
I have a wonderful daughter who lives with her mother in Minnesota.
She loves Pirates, Ponies, and the color Purple.
I enjoy lurking the internet, gaming, and playing/practicing music.
My guitar is on a stand by my bed while a violin is resting next to
my computer, and a couple of instruments scattered about the room.
Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy playing music, but that doesn't
mean I'm much good at it. I find more enjoyment in sitting back and
playing whatever comes to me.
What I’m doing with my life
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What am I doing with my life? That's a brilliant question to which
I do not have a smart reply. While at times I feel like I've missed
the boat when looking at my friends and where they've ended up, I
realize that it isn't for me. In the past when attempted to get
myself in order for one thing or another, it either ended up not
working out very well or I learned that I didn't even like what I
was going for. I guess I'm lucky to be in a position where I can
still try to figure it all out without going into debt or spending
every waking hour in a job that won't get me anywhere in the long
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking with strangers, especially those who are nervous or
awkward. I find it odd that that I have skills in such a thing
considering how horrible I am at general communication with people
I'd also like to think I'm good with music.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I stick out like a sore thumb.
It is not that I seek attention or try be different from those
around me, I just don't quite fit in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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As strange as this may be, but I often have a hard time listening
to most music, but there are three main types I enjoy listening
• Music I can perform, have performed, or can work at to perform.
Usually this is some form of Blues or Jazz as well as some
• Then there's music that's best considered a journey. Something
that works and flows and I can get completely lost in. Often times
this is something with lots of different layers playing at once and
in an unusual meter.
• Lastly music of discovery. I really like hearing things I've
never heard before. New styles, methods, and sounds. To sate this
thirst I'd often listen to a local college station when I lived in
Florida. They would play just about anything you can imagine, as
well as plenty of stuff one doesn't even know to imagine.
I enjoy eating but am a horrible chef (I once had a toaster catch
fire). Whenever I get to a stove and start cooking something I'll
end up adding whatever is nearby, often with mixed results. But I
do love pasta, shrimp, and cheese.
I'm not much of a reader. If I've got time to sit and read I'd
rather spend my energy with a clarinet in hand over a novel. That
said, sci-fi and fantasy tend to be my go-to books. Last thing I
read through was a good chunk of the Dragonriders of Pern
Movies and Television:
I seldom go out to see movies. I have this idea in my head that if
I want to watch a movie I should do it alone without distraction
and if I want to hang out with others the show doesn't matter and
can be ignored. I've also not been the most impressed with the
direction movies television have been going the past years. Too
much drama just to be dramatic and CGI where practical effects
could give more life and soul. Though recently I've stumbled upon a
streaming site that plays just about anything at all hours of the
day so I can jump in, get some exposure to something random, then
head out without a concern.
There are some things I've really enjoyed seeing, mainly classics,
comedies, sci-fi, psychological, and anime. I realize it is
customary to list out specifics, but there are a lot of things I've
enjoyed and I don't want to have to list them or pick out 'only the
best' since my taste and desires in what to see tend to change and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The basics of Maslow's hierarchy of needs followed closely by
access to musical instruments.
The rest I've learned how to manage without, but having the
internet is pretty awesome.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Intonation, where the cats are (then perhaps a conversation with
them), and/or some game mechanic.
To a much lesser extent, how to reduce the number of times the word
'I' is used on my okCupid bio (though not with as much success as
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a typical Friday I'm chatting with friends online and seeing if
any are willing to jump into a game together. Other than that just
standard lurking about, music, or sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't use Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.
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