lostinthemasses
30 Mission Viejo, CA
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My self-summary
I do my best to stay grounded, even though my thoughts wind up in the clouds far too often. Music is easily the most significant part of my life and I'm currently the resident guitar tech at a well-known recording studio. At one point, working with musical instruments was a full-time job for me, but lately it's become more of a hobby in favor of more lucrative opportunities.

All my life I've been looking for my other half, that person who'll become both my best friend and my significant other. I believe in a twin flame which is defined as; "The one and only other half of one's soul, for which all souls are driven to find and join." This might sound outlandish, but my mind is immersed in the big picture often enough that a concept of this nature doesn't seem too far-fetched in my eyes.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been working as a lawyer recruiter for about 12 years now and I really enjoy my work. During my time as a recruiter, I've represented some of the most well-respected and successful attorneys currently practicing in California and all over the world.

I also dabble as a luthier, which is someone who builds and repairs stringed instruments. I mainly work with guitars, but occasionally I'll be working with other stringed instruments, amplifiers, and drums.
I’m really good at
Driving stick, repairing guitars, anything involving audio equipment, cooking from scratch, speaking grammatically-correct English, Tetris.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my hair when it's long. I donate my hair every 2 years, so I don't get too used to it being one specific length.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC: Rush, Steve Albini, Les Claypool, Mike Patton, Devin Townsend, Chuck Schuldiner, Jello Biafra, Pink Floyd, Jaco Pastorius, Reagan Youth, Frank Zappa, Leftover Crack, Daughters, Nightrage, Victim's Family, In Flames, Bauhaus, Revocation, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bear Vs. Shark, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Dystopia, Shabutie, Supertramp, Jethro Tull, Oingo Boingo, Skankin' Pickle, Iron Maiden, nomeansno, Rage Against The Machine, Mephiskapheles, The Living End, Queensryche, Havok, Cheap Trick, The Who, Meshuggah, Sage Francis, The Melvins, Aesop Rock, The Ocean Collective, Del The Funky Homosapien, Simon and Garthfunkel, Public Enemy, Propagandhi, Thin Lizzy, The Dead Milkmen, Hella, Alice Cooper, Veil of Maya, Evergreen Terrace, Subhumans

Very selective with movies, but I love the classics (espcially silent films).

Books: Dalton Trumbo, Hunter S. Thompson, John Fante, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, The Zenarchists Cookbook, Jack Higgins, George Orwell, Art Spiegelman.

Food: I'm allergic to gluten, so as you can imagine life pretty much sucks for me in the food world. Pizza and sushi are big with me and some sushi places even carry gluten-free soy sauce. I also love Indian food, there's a little Indian food place up in Tustin that is beyond amazing.
The six things I could never do without
A musical instrument
Human contact
Ginger
Music
The ocean (I'm a pisces after all)
Hot sauce
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Guitars, music, the nature of existence, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a show, somewhere near the ocean, driving through the canyons, socializing with friends at a random location, drinking tea at a coffee shop, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a metal plate and 5 screws in my right ankle, which makes running difficult, unless it's in sand. However, it's not some kind of significant life-altering condition, I just can't do anything that's high-impact on my ankle.
You should message me if
You wish to, I read and respond to all messages.

Bonus points for any of the following:
-You're a nerd at heart
-You surf or would like to learn how
-You'd enjoy cooking with me instead of always going out to eat
-You play a musical instrument
-You can drive a car with a manual transmission
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