I apologize in advance. I always hate when I click on a profile and realize it was someone whose profile I had seen a bunch of times before and I clicked on it because they had a new picture up or had re-written their profile and I hadn't realized it was the same person that I wasn't interested in before. So, yeah, sorry.
What I’m doing with my life
Father, business owner, philosophy study-er, little league watch-er, homeowner, cook-er, eater, drinker, guitar player (kinda - used to be - now I just play to amuse myself), (former) traveler (between business and kids I haven't been anywhere in forever - help!), (cigar) smoker, fixer, giver, joker and probably countless other "er"s
I’m really good at
Organizing. Cooking. Philosophy. Redundancy.
The first things people usually notice about me
If they just see me on the street, probably the tattoos and the rugged good looks (ha!). Once people get a chance to talk to me for a few minutes its probably a sense of disconnect - I really am equal parts blue-collar, roughneck, punk rock lunkhead and intellectual, sophisticated aesthete.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Esoteric, dry, academic essays - if you're really interested - "On Denoting" - Bertrand Russel, "Über Sinn und Bedeutung" - Gottlob Frege, "Mind, Language and Reality" - Hilary Putnam, "Naming and Necessity" - Saul Kripke.
God Bless America - anything by Bobcat. Audition, Bitter Moon. I cried watching Blue Valentine.
Mostly Al Jazeera America but, oh my goodness, have you seen Naked and Afraid? So freaking compelling.
This is where the punk rock lunkhead really shines through - Bad Religion, Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Zeke, but just to show I'm not a total meathead Tom Waits and...wait for it...Amanda Fucking Palmer
I eat whatever the hell I want. Just like I tell my kids, "Don't forget, they would eat you if they could". It's not our fault that we ended up on the top of the food chain. Anthropomorphization is narcissism.
The six things I could never do without
I'm supposed to answer this in a way that isn't obvious (even ironically, like "air") and not absurd (like "eating flaming hot cheetos , naked on a unicorn" - to show you how creative, wild and spontaneous I am) but in a personal way that says something about me that you would otherwise not have guessed, yes? Uh, I don't know, I'm stumped.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Necessity and contingency.
On a typical Friday night I am
Spending 2 hours cooking a gourmet meal...which my kids won't eat. ("Wait, papa, what exactly is lamb?")
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be a bit gun-shy. Sometimes I have a hard time being vulnerable enough to message first.
You should message me if
If it seems like we could add something to each other's lives. I don't have a laundry list of "must-haves".
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