Everything more or less comes down to one principle with me: I try to keep an open mind. I try even harder not to judge, as I don't know the circumstances that leads to someone's actions. I enjoy many things, most people, all thoughts and a large number of experiences. I love most forms of "art" (though admittedly interpretive dance confuses the h*ll out of me), and I strive to find artists, musicians and other interesting people to talk to. Music, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and architecture (very much so, music and architecture) have a tendency to grab my attention and I'll usually go out of my way to take a look and listen. I am a musician, write, occasionally do stand up, have worked on films, DJed... I guess I've done (and still do) a lot of things, really.
Balance -- great word. To me balance is incredibly important. Balance between work/school and play. Between health and enjoyment. I feel that life is short and that we should all act accordingly. I am a pretty vocal liberal, I try my hardest to give back to my community, and I enjoy helping people along the way. I am not what one would consider a complete "hippy" though, as I am a Navy veteran and that does influence my personality. I have lived in quite a few different places -- my favorite being Southern California (I love hiking mountains and hanging at the beach). I love to travel... plan on doing quite a bit more of that.
What I’m doing with my life
All sorts of varying and interesting things...
I’m really good at
Quite a few things... not so good at other things... ok at far more things. I'm a jack-of-all-trades.
The first things people usually notice about me
Whatever hat I'm wearing at the moment -- and yes, I wear them a lot (it's a Navy thing, feel free to ask) -- and a generally laid back demeanor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All genres of music (minus modern country). I love any type of rock (alt, grunge, metal, punk, pop, &c.&.c), jazz, fusion, classical, bluegrass, folk, some hip-hop... I greatly enjoy electronica (everything from trip-hop and acid jazz, to really spacey ambient and IDM)...
Movies: anything really. I'm into comedies, dramas, action flicks, little indie pictures, sci-fi, fantasy, horror.
Books: I own a library. Dumas, King, Hemingway, Feist, Palahniuk, Hunter S, Cornwell, Rice, Huxley, Fitzgerald... the list goes on and on. I am constantly reading something (occasionally multiple somethings)...
Shows: I don't really watch a lot of TV. When I do, I tune into Jon Stewart. Colbert (well, used to). South Park. Breaking Bad. Plenty of HBO series...
Food: Mexican, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Jamaican, BBQ... plenty of other things too. I'm a fan of beer and wine as well and am a big fan taste testing new things all of the time.
I follow sports as well; though mostly just the Jayhawks (football and basketball), the Lakers, Chargers and Chiefs (occasionally).
The six things I could never do without
1) Something to read.
2) Good conversation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... everything. I spend a lot of time thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Wandering the town, hanging out with friends or meeting new people; I'm a bit fluid in that regard.
You should message me if
If you notice anything that you find interesting, if you have any questions, or just would like to get to know me, feel free to throw me a message.