I love the outdoors and often can't be found because I'm off on some back-country adventure.
I've traveled extensively around the U.S. and am working on the rest of the world, mostly for the purpose of expanding my perspective. Currently any long-term or -distance travel is on hold due to a horrible economy that forces me to accept 1/3 the pay I earned 10 years ago.
I love animals and am currently working to befriend a grouping of crows. Originally I thought I could train them to be my minions, but apparently I got it backwards.
I aspire to find true peace and happiness and believe in finding it in the liberation of others.
I'm a socially conscious, left leaning, anarchist who votes and doesn't find those last two to necessarily be in contradiction (that's an interesting conversation we should have some time).
I wear hats as they are far more sensible than umbrellas.
Photography has been a life-long interest and I still shoot with a film camera.
I can easily be drawn into any art project that falls into a legal grey area.
I spell "grey" with an "E" but "color" just like that.
I sometimes confuse people when I ask "what that does that come in?"
I believe that surrealism is over-fished, but I'm the first to cast a bulldog.
I can fix your oboe, and that's not a surrealist joke or innuendo.
I'm actively trying to find a perfect balance of expression and employment.
I'm too poor to buy cheap crap so I buy the best that I can afford of anything.
I love cooking, but am terrible at doing it for one and have trouble with leftovers.
I have a weird fear of man-eating plants that stems from watching a Peter Sellers movie in my early childhood.
I've been know to play with gyroscopes.
I don't think of the glass as either half-empty or half-full, the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
Actually I am an optimist and will be the first to say "this is nothing, we can deal". I'm also often quite the realist though, and sometimes the opportunist who will drink the water while the other three argue about the glass (especially if instead of water it contains scotch).
I vote YES! on laughter.
I believe in often using the seven words you can't say on T.V. but have enough tact to know when not to.
I studied shamanism in Peru and want a Tibetan sky burial when I die.
I failed the Meyers-Briggs personality test.
I'm pretty honest about my faults.
Most of my friends say I'm eccentric, I happen to know they just think I'm weird.
I enjoy the beauty of simple things like when the moss is flowering.
I almost always root for the underdog.
I almost always am up for trying something new.
If you make me laugh out loud until I cry I will follow you like a puppy until I get you alone, then I might be inclined to chew up one of your favorite shoes.
Important things you should know-
I'm polyamorous- Like so many who identify as poly have said this does not mean I'm promiscuous or only looking for sex, to me, it means nearly the opposite. I am interested in long term relationships, that are emotionally based, with more than one partner. Not for you? That's fine, we can still be friends!
I'm not monogamous- Didn't I just say that? Well, sort of but no. As I often have only one partner at a given time some poly folk think I'm mono and to them I say sorry, you're wrong. I don't become emotionally intimate with just anybody and am not really interested in sleeping with you if I don't at least see that potential.
I am kinky, but there's nothing wrong with vanilla- Yes, I have a drawer full of all sorts of toys. This does not mean that whenever we're intimate we first have to discuss who's putting which toys where . It means that I enjoy that kind of play and will expect my partners to enjoy it with me. Often times I just want to have vanilla sex though- it makes the kinky play that much more exciting.
I'm heteroflexible. Such a strange concept that spellcheck has never even heard of it. That doesn't mean I'm bisexual, it means that I sometimes enjoy sensual play with men but have never been able to develop the emotional relationships with them that I have with women. I specifically don't say I'm bi because I don't want bi or gay men thinking they might find a love connection with me.
Now that I've put on my Sunday best for you let me show you the rags I've been known to wear (this is where Marilyn comes in) -
I can be arrogant.
I can get moody, which may include depressed, angry, anxious, and/or neurotic.
I can be brutally honest (I've had a few people tell me this isn't a negative thing. Those who don't think it is should never ask me if their jeans make their ass look fat if they'd be upset should I say yes. I won't be insulting about it, just honest).
I have little tolerance for hypocrisy, passive aggression or flakiness, even though I can sometimes be either of the last two (yes, along with honest about them, I mock my faults).
I have been known to be vindictive, at least in my thoughts.
I think most of us probably have a few of these traits, if not all of them and more. Ultimately, I think I'm a pretty nice guy, and the fact that I have a large circle of non-asshole friends who love me dearly speaks to that effect.
Here's a funny tidbit that I don't really know where to place, see as neither negative nor positive, but feel is important to mention:
I'm pretty poor right now which doesn't mean I can't do things, just that they need to be inexpensive. If this matters to you at all you should just move along because I can't guarantee that I'll ever not be poor. That said, I'm still generally happy and know that I am quite wealthy in other ways.
Now back to my good side...