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itsmyhappening

43 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:00pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
During the week, I spend my time teaching young (and some older) impressionable college students about writing and literature. It's not easy, but I actually really enjoy my job.

Outside of that, who the hell knows what I'll be doing? Life seems to have become unpredictable lately, but that's the way I like it!

Two BIG--and welcome--changes occurred over the past year. Firstly, after many years of being an adjunct instructor working on multiple community college campuses, I was hired as a full-time tenure-track instructor. I also became the proud owner of a house in West Seattle. Also recently, after many years of being out of the fold, I have reentered the world of freelance music writing. This has really taken off for me, and I'm very excited for what lies ahead!

I've been in Seattle for a long time and love it here. I'm a social person and love getting out and meeting new people; maybe you'll be one of them.

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What I’m doing with my life
Building a career in the field of Higher Education. I am very lucky to do something for a living that I don't hate (especially in this economy). I am even luckier to have the privilege, as stated, of doing this as a tenured instructor.

Also trying to be a sane (and solvent) homeowner.
I’m really good at
When I put my mind to it, lots of things. Lately I have channelled this into getting back into writing outside of my job, (as mentioned) specifically music journalism. I am contributing to a blog now but hope to also be contributing to some higher profile publications within the next few months.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am fairly tall, I'm told. 6', 1" doesn't seem that tall to me (my dad and brother are 6', 5"), but I guess I notice it when I'm sitting in coach or am trying to find my size at the Nordstrum Rack.

I also like to use parentheses in my writing a little too much (not surprising).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I recently read "Ready Player One" and found it to be a guilty pleasure. Bur mostly I find myself reading nothing but nonfiction and find it very difficult to pick up a novel. I sometimes think it's because that's all my brain can handle at the end of a long day of teaching classes and grading papers, but in many ways the nonfiction I sometimes read is much heavier than novels I would read for fun. My friends have told me they are going through similar phases in their reading habits, so maybe its a phenomenon of getting older. Anyway, recent faves here have been Luc Sante, Christopher Hitchins, and myriad of titles from the "33 and 1/3" series.

Movies: "Brazil", anything by the Coen Brothers (with a few exceptions), and "The Third Man". I am all over the place when it comes to movies, and I'll save other favorite titles for when we first meet (if you care).

Music (here's where it gets tough): Of the four things in this textbox, this medium is the most important. I listen to a lot of old stuff, mostly from the 60s and early 70s. My top five favorite bands of all time in no particular order are The Kinks, The Beatles, The Stones, The Velvet Underground, and The Zombies. I used to host a radio show at KUGS in Bellingham that specialized in obscure garage rock and psychedelia and I occasionally DJ a night of rare soul and funk at a popular dive bar in Belltown. I am not a "serious" club DJ. I don't scratch or mix beats. My gigs are usually excuses to play a bunch of old records and drink beer. Still, everyone has a great time, including me.

My indie rock friends give me lots of flak for being too retro in my tastes, but believe it or not, there is lots of new stuff out there that I enjoy, especially if I can see it live. Here are some examples: Man-man, Hot Chip, Yo La Tengo (I know, they're not that new at this point, but they still rock!), King Khan and the Shrines, The Fiery Furnaces (when they are not too experimental and ponderous), Fleet Foxes, and many more. Lately I seem to be in a '90s indie rock phase. Go figure!

Food: I am going to keep this one short for now. I like food from all over the globe (particularly southern European and Latin American countries), but after recently eating my way through France and the UK, I am planning on eating healthy for a while. Good role models are welcome!
The six things I could never do without
1. My family.
2. My friends
3. A passport.
4. My music collection (spread out rather chaotically across cd, vinyl, and mp3)
5. My slow cooker.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can stop thinking about things too much.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I saw Laura Branigan live in 1984. Before you condemn me, though, know that I was forced to do this, as it was a summer camp field trip.

I also saw the Monkees in '87. I am less embarrassed about this, mainly because Weird Al opened for them and stole the show!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You're ready to play ball.