I strive to learn as much as I can possibly cram into my cranium about all the things, and if you like deep existential conversations mixed with making dinosaur noises and discussing politics then I'm your guy! Making people smile and laugh is integral to who I am, and while I'm usually rather loquacious and eloquent I sometimes cuss like a bloody pirate. My interests in books and music vary substantially in time period and genre, and I'm definitely a big time adrenaline junky (mountain biking, climbing, etc.), and I love languages as well.
I'll throw down with you over a game of Scrabble, and I'll also happily sing along with you to Part of Your World, full volume. I'm curious, adventurous, and like a mug of good tea. To me complacency comes with a hefty price tag, mediocrity. Have a rad day, and don't forget to lead with love =)
What I’m doing with my life
Working on not being an ant (Waking Life, anyone?). I sing when I'm at home (ask me about my jazzy rendition of I Like Big Butts) and lifeguard and teach aquafit when I'm at work. In my spare time I write, do dance classes, and participate in community theatre. I also love bursting into song (Part of Your World, anyone?) for no reason and give lots of hugs and high fives!
I’m really good at
being bootylicious and high fives.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm gonna go with my 2 gauge septum ring or my beard for this one.
Otherwise, probably my voice. I'm pretty sure many hear me before
they see me, I'm not the most quiet person in public.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books written by: Tolkien, Nabokov, Chekhov, Colin Wilson, Tolstoy,
Hemingway, Lovecraft, Wilde, Rachel Carson, and others.
Movies: Waking Life, Equilibrium, Examined Life, Pi, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Memento,
Justicia Now, End of the Line, and Mirage of El Dorado, The Little
Mermaid, and Frozen (and I will sing along to those two).
Music: The Black Keys, The Strokes, Zero 7, Portishead, Radiohead,
Muse, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, The Tallest
Man on Earth, Fish & Bird, Amon Amarth, Cage the Elephant,
Manchester Orchestra, Archive, and The Album Leaf.
Food is delicious, I'll eat anything. Favourites off the top of my
head include sushi and burek, a Serbian breakfast pastry. I
wouldn't combine the two, though.
The six things I could never do without
My brain, love, my notebook, music, compassion, curiosity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to help people; the fact that some people talk so much and yet say so little; aspirations for the future; how awesome it would be to free dive with hammerhead sharks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Resting up for a weekend adventure, reading a book, or possibly out with friends dancing my butt off. Fierce.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a kid my asthma was far worse and I would pretend the face masks
used to dispense salbutamol were actually respirators for fighter
jet pilots; consequently, I'd always ask to keep them when I was
being discharged =)
One time I pretended I was an orca whale while jumping on my bed,
and did a head-first dive into the floor like a breaching whale...
I was a smart child.
You should message me if
You've come to realise that you have something beautiful to share with the world, rather than short-changing yourself and your potential for doing incredible things. If you you have something you want to share with me, if you think old books are amazing because they smell like history and time, and if your idea of fun is climbing an elementary school or two. Any of those bode well for us getting along just swell =) It doesn't hurt if you possess a voracious appetite for knowledge, are passionate about and relatively adept at something, and love discussing big picture ideas! Sharing passion, right? Get stoked!