I'm a pretty awesome dude. Witty, clever, sometimes sarcastic,
other times insightful. I'm guilty of telling a dad-joke every once
in a while but really, who isn't? I like to be active and out in
the world. I'm prone to growing a beard, shaving it off, and then
I grew up in California and Montana, went to college and spent my
twenties in South Carolina and Georgia, and now I've been in
Portland for a little more than four years. I don't see myself
moving again anytime soon.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying my thirties, working for a tax consulting firm, and trying
to figure out the work/life balance thing. I keep telling myself
I'm going to take up skiing or snowboarding, but it hasn't happened
I'm trying my best to quit smoking. Wouldn't it be awesome if I
could go back in time and never start? I'm down to three or four a
day, mostly when I'm at work, and sometimes when I'm out drinking.
I realize that's a deal-breaker for a lot of people, so I want to
make sure I'm up-front about it.
I’m really good at
I have excellent recall, except when it comes to names. If you tell
me an anecdote or a story, I'll remember it.
I have an extremely varied background and I can relate to people
from many different walks of life. I come from a blue collar family
and have worked many blue collar jobs, and I appreciate a hard
day's work. It actually helps me a lot in my current career, as I
can interact with people without the typical elitism and arrogance
that so many lawyers have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been on a nonfiction kick for the last year or two, but I think "Catch 22" is probably my favorite book ever. Tolkien, Steven King, and Edward Abbey were super important to me when I was a teenager, so I feel like I should include them in this list.
I'm in love with pretty much every movie by Tarantino, David Lynch, or the Coen Brothers.
I tend to listen to music that is folk-rocky. Mountain Goats, Will Oldham, etc... That's not to say I'm picky though. I can appreciate almost all genres of music, especially if it's live.
I'm a huge fan of Steven Colbert, Archer, and NPR.
The six things I could never do without
Political blogs, cheese, running shoes, and you know, like water
and shelter and stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The worst color in a box of Crayolas.
Whether I like the way I look better with or without a beard. Any
insight is welcome.
On a typical Friday night I am
It all depends. I enjoy meeting friends at dive bars and seeing
live music. I'm not a dance-club person.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I go jogging I tend to listen to old Bruce Springsteen and
Prince hits from way back when I was incapable of speech.
You should message me if
You're witty and a bit sarcastic. You enjoy both serious
conversations and glib, lighthearted exchanges. You enjoy people
watching and exploring new places and while you like to have a plan
you're never afraid to toss it aside and do something spontaneous.
Also, if you can help me find new dives to check out and new hikes
to explore, I'd love to hear from you.