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 destination.
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!
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 lately.
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 my era.
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.
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 rally.