When I was younger, I'd imagine I was adopted. This was aided by
the fact that I really looked more like the mailman than either of
my parents, but either my parents have kept the lie going really
well, or I was wrong.
Love cracking jokes, love it even more when the situation is
serious. Ethnicity is "Other" because "Mutt" isn't available.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a tax firm (on sabbatical until early August.) Aside
from that, I do a bit of freelance writing, which is pretty
enjoyable, and I'm experimenting with Sriracha on the theory that
it truly does go well with any food. Experiment number 131:
I’m really good at
Imagining new things, jokes, designs...all of them novel, if not
useful. I also love to sing, though I haven't been part of an
organized group since college. I want to learn more about cooking,
that's the next thing I'd like to say "I'm really good at...". As
of right now, I'm kinda bad at it, unless it involves bacon, in
which case I'm a wizard, Harry.
The first things people usually notice about me
Curly hair and long eyelashes, I've been told, are the most readily
apparent, followed by my smile and attitude. People tend to like me
and open up to me pretty quickly, because, as they say, I make them
feel like I'm interested. The trick is, I really AM interested!
People are interesting if you can get them to open up.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Queen, Mos Def, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Dragonforce,
Daft Punk, Hans Zimmer, Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath, Muse, The
Black Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye, Garfunkel and Oates, The Who, Tom
Jones, Tenacious D, The Rolling Stones. There are too many others
to list, suffice it to say that if its music there's a good chance
I like it.
Books: The Dresden Files, To Kill a Mockingbird, World War Z, Harry
Potter, and almost the entire Discworld series, as well as almost
anything by Neil Gaiman or Christopher Moore.
Movies: Clerks, Clerks II, The Princess Bride, Super Troopers,
Shawn of the Dead, Mask of the Phantasm, Star Wars 3-6, To Kill a
Mockingbird, Do the Right Thing, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight,
The Dark Knight Rises, Stardust, Good Night and Good Luck, Scott
Pilgrim Vs. The World, Milk, The Nuremburg Trials, Gran Torino, The
Iron Giant, The Avengers, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Love
Actually, and too many others to list. I like movies a lot.
Television: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, South Park,
Firefly, The Boondocks, The West Wing, 30 Rock, Cowboy Bebop,
Doctor Who, Torchwood, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family,
Californication, Parks and Recreation, and my favorite, Community.
If you're not watching Game of Thrones, then WHY aren't you?
Food: I could probably survive permanently on Pizza, but I like to
throw some veggies in every once in a while, and some steamed
chicken. Sushi is brilliant, of course, but I like American as
well. Not picky, is what I'm saying.
The six things I could never do without
My laptop, first and foremost. I have a definite techno-addiction,
which I will readily cop to. My phone has only compounded this
Netflix, the greatest service of all time, including the USPS,
police and fire services, anything else you can think of.
Comfy pillows - you never know how important they are until you
have to sleep on a bad set.
Other people - some people say hell is other people, but I tend to
disagree, hell is their absence.
Coffee...especially on those really rough mornings. (Every morning.
Two cups...on the good days.)
Goals! Need them to know what to strive for.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people are the way they are, and where I'm going, and what I
can be doing better. Maybe it sounds too earnest, but I honestly
think that we all have a duty to ensure that the world is a better
place than it was when we came into it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably out with friends! That said, there are Friday nights when
I want to do nothing but relax and just watch a movie, and there
are some where I'll go to the gym for a few hours just so I'm not
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hahahahaha NOPE. Pretty sneaky, there, internet.
You should message me if
Message me if you want to talk to a guy who, if nothing else, will
be memorable to talk with. What I'm looking for is to get to know
someone and hopefully have something grow out of that.