First off, I'm a bit of a Geek of all trades, I'm interested in just about all subjects, Ive traveled some, but love to come back home to the high desert. I think in the next year or so, I will finally make it out to the British Isles and possibly take a jaunt down to NZ to see a friend.
Work keeps me pretty busy, Its a great company! Aside from some on-call obligations I try not to let it rule or dominate my life.(sadly im now wearing so many hats there, i do sometimes fail at it not dominating my life) Ive got some of the most wonderful and supportive friends(I know because they were really there when I most needed them)!
I'm pretty happy exploring this town in both now and historically and taking pictures(And diving deep into the history in books and online, going to lectures, and talks, and interviewing first sources).
I also very much enjoy what little family time I can get(time and family members are limited). And hanging out with friends.
I'm big on celebrating obscure holidays, especially ones that involve fireworks. (yep im the guy who's usually setting up the fireworks display for newyears, instead of getting my snogging on. Good thing I like fireworks, although I also do like a good kisser! Fireworks rarely disappoint though ;-P )
I've always loved photography, and that has lead me back to another love, exploring! Exploring is not merely going to the remote wilderness places(while I do so like doing that too!) It can be as simple as taking a right turn where you usually turn left and find a nice mural. Or an old abandoned building, and a fragment of history to trace.
Sometimes the above exploring is called "Urban Exploring" Urbex Abandoned places. Although I do try to keep it pretty safe/low impact/mostly legal(take only photos, leave only footprints), Call it whatever you want, I'm not pretentious enough to believe I'm discovering something never ever seen before, but i do feel like sometimes these places need to be remembered! They all have a story to tell.
Ive also made steampunk clockpunk jewelry, I think some of it has been turning out quite well.
I'm not a half bad cook either, although if it's just for myself I sometimes cheat and go the mostly pre-prepared route. I'm a bit of a foodie(practically everybody is these days), and love trying new things but I also like simple comfort foods. (I love to hunt down new and unique places. and try them out.), and ive now got enough experience to be a bit of a foodie, but i try to not be a snobby one!
Movies: Brazil, Metropolis, Sneakers, Fear and Loathing, Time Bandits, No Such Things, Barton Fink, BoonDock Saints, V is For Vendetta, Stranger Than Fiction, Primer, Stardust, Hudsuckers Proxy, Brothers Bloom, UP, Despicable Me1&2, The Wizard of Speed and Time!
Music) Very Eclectic, I like blues, rock, industrial, electronica, classical, Celtic, folk, tuvan throat singing... Specific bands, New Model Army, Tom Waits, Orbital, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Yat Kah, Stan Hirsch, Devotchka, CEvin Key, This Morn Omina, Moby, Caravan Palace, Balkan Beatbox, Kilimanjaro Doom jazz project, Beats Antique...
Tv: I don't watch much actual live tv, but shows i do like, Myth Busters, Pushing Daisies, Heroes, Fringe(sorta), Breaking Bad, Nova, MI5, Sherlock, Halt and catch fire.
Food) Sushi, Thai, Indian, Asian, Ethiopian food, waffles, I love to try strange and wonderful things! (Ask me about my Falafel-Waffles! *they are not awful, they are actually quite good!*)
You can find beauty in this things like this (even if it's just seeing them not exploring them)
ClickyClicky or this one
I'm a pretty good local resource, my urbex exploring photography and social networks bring me in contact with lots of local lore. Feel free to hit me up sometime if you are looking for something, and id be happy to help and make your acquaintance.
You like someone to share stories with over coffee or tea. (or beer)
I hate to be one of those people, that are elitist about intelligence, (not in a bookish way)but I feel it's only fair to say I want to meet someone whom by comparison makes me feel a little dumb and challenges me to be my best from time to time. Not that i want to be whipped into some sort of shape, just a an adventure with a cohort im proud to know.
Ive tried polly before, and its really not my thing, but I really don't want to exclude any chance meeting interesting people, so just keep it in mind that if you are polly, I'm not too likely to want to go beyond friends. or occasional snuggling. but who knows.