Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Every time I have to write one of these things, I always think of
"Song of Myself" and wish I had Uncle Walt's way with words. "I am
large, I contain multitudes," is a great line and I wish I'd
thought of it first. I've been around a little, so I'm a little
foxed around the edges (also beared, badgered, and wolved around
the edges, come right down to it).
I'm a mid-West transplanted Denver newbie who maybe took John
Denver too seriously and came out West to get a new start on life.
I'm funny, smart, serious and goofy, I'm sweet and sarcastic,
tender with a dark streak. I'm way to old to not know what I want
to be when I grow up, but with 3 grandparents in their 80's and
90's (and one hit by a train before I was born), I'm looking at the
beginning of a life, not the middle or end of one. I'm excited
about the journey, even if I have no clue as to the
I'm a movie, literature, and music buff with a taste for the goofy
and esoteric and trashy. I love to find crazy old movies or cult
comedies on Netflix Instant and veg on the couch. I've been too
busy since my move to really get down with all the amazing things
indoor and out that Denver has to offer, but I can't drive my car 3
blocks without pointing out the window and going "Oooh! I wanna go
THERE!" There's a whole row of used bookstores and antique/junk
stores on Broadway that I'm currently itching to get at.
I'd love to find somebody to do all this stuff with, to tread
awhile on the path, to quote Star Wars and Monty Python at. If
you're game, give me a shout!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently living every 24 year old's dream in that I manage a
popular downtown bar. The fact that I'm 37 is a bit of a
speed-bump, I admit, but don't judge me. I spent 10 years in the
time-warp known as the US Navy and my brain is a little confused as
to what my exact age might be! I'm well aware that my current
lifestyle is a little on the juvenile side and I'm working on
it...just not all that hard right now. I work lots of hours which
will almost always include Friday and Saturday nights, which is
either a plus or a minus, depending on your point of view.
Otherwise, I'm hoping to spend my free time getting acquainted with
my new city and state, take some classes of the non-academic
nature, re-learn how to ride a bike, and otherwise enjoy life in a
way that hasn't been available to me for one reason or another
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
modesty. After all, I have so much to be modest about. Also, I kill
at scrabble and trivial pursuit. I play for blood. Be told.
The first things people usually notice about me
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is my mouth...because it's always running, normally saying
something sarcastic, singing, or blurting out something that is
funny in my head but not out loud. Looks-wise? I dunno. Eyes,
maybe? They're blue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm a voracious reader but with a definite slant toward trashy
sci-fi/fantasty/mystery/thriller paperback novel sort of thing. I
just got off a serious Stephen King kick and went back to the old
classics like Carrie, Firestarter, and The Shining to start off
with and was pleasantly surprised with how well they have held up
over the past 30+ years since publication. My current non-fiction
title I'm working my way through is "The Memoirs of Gen. Wm T.
Sherman," which has some neat things to say about the state of the
Union in the days before the Civil War as well as some of the most
powerful things said about war in general (no pun intended).
My taste in movies mirrors my taste in books and I like things with
mysteries, aliens, elves, talking animals, ninjas, and
explosions...if I could get all those things in one movie I might
die of happiness. There's one coming out soon called "Cowboys vs.
Aliens" that has some promise, I think. I like "thought provoking"
and "high-concept" movies, too, but I have a pretty low pretension
threshold and might start laughing inappropriately at times (I'm
looking at YOU, "Inception."
First 15 songs that came up on my iPhone when I hit "Shuffle"
1. Tom Waits - Take It With Me
2. Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle
3. The White Stripes - Screwdriver
4. Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs
5. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
7. The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Savior
8. The Rolling Stones - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
9. Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
10. The Pogues - Body of an American (live)
11. The Rolling Stones - High and Dry
12. Jimmy Buffett - Fins
13. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
14. Hair - Aquarius
15. The White Stripes - Rag and Bone
*Disclaimer: only about 25% of my music library is on my iPhone.
Most of the really embarrassing stuff is only on the laptop.
I also love Johnny Cash, the Indigo Girls, James Brown, John Lee
Hooker, Eric B. and Rakim, Cowboy Junkies, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd,
AC/DC, and pretty much anything that dates me and makes me a man of
Because of my job, I am quite familiar with your common top-40
dance hits and can sing along with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and the
rest of the kids...and I die a little inside each time I do.
I love food. Probably a little too much. I've lived all over the
world and have eaten just about anything that didn't eat me first
(and in a couple of cases, eaten things that WOULD have eaten me
first if given the opportunity...or at least bitten me, stung me,
or oozed slime all over me). But the thing I love most in the world
is, of course, pizza. The "round food" as my friends and I call it,
will be my downfall.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books, music, my computer, my guitar, my friends, and my family.(of
course, I can read, listen to music, do computer stuff, and talk to
my friends and family with my iPhone, so as soon as I can get an
iGuitar app, I will be that much closer to a possession-less
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm doing here, where I've been, where I'm going, and how to
get there...deep stuff like that. Unfortunately, I have a bad habit
of getting stuck in a wikipedia loop in my brain so I'll go from
thinking about the nature of morality to thinking about kangaroos a
few minutes later and have no idea how I got from one to another!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being deafened by the dulcet tones of Lady Gaga and her ilk, 5-deep
in the weeds (bonus points if you know the term), slinging drinks
and grippin' and grinnin' just as fast as I can, bellowing "OPEN OR
CLOSE?!?" 15 times a minute and attempting to instill "bar manners"
in my customers ( A: Know exactly what you want, B: Have your money
ready, C: Repeat ).
Because of this, I like my nights off to be a little more sedate.
Pub trivia, going to the zoo, demolition derby and/or monster truck
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think playing Dungeons and Dragons is a perfectly acceptable
activity for grown-ups. Don't judge.
You should message me if
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you think you could handle a guy who's a hulking nerd, or erudite
thug. A guy who looks younger than he is, feels older, and acts all
over the place. I've been out of the dating scene for quite awhile,
so some of my skills might be a little rusty, but patience will be
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