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markboto

35 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:38pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$30,000–$40,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Greetings Interweb based life forms. The sarcastic artist and general ball of goof who typed these words across your screen hopes you are having a great day. I realize that we are total strangers who are statistically unlikely to ever exchange words verbally, but I was raised with manners, and I actually do wish that most people are enjoying their day. I'm not sure being polite is considered a super power, but if it is, Admiral Amiable is ready with a thank you note, a cup cake and a grappling hook to save your day.

So what's my deal? Oh man, I wasn't ready for that question. I thought we were gonna talk about the weather, so I've been studying the NOAA website for 16 hours straight. Well...I've been in Portland long enough to call it home. Moved here on a whim back in ought' 2. Spent a couple of those years traveling the country snapping pictures for and advertising company. A few more of those years were spent living in a yurt out in the woods while working for a non-profit in Washington. Aside from that, I've been a fairly normal city dweller working in the photo/video/audio/crazy people industry. I've been very pleased with the cards I've chosen to play from life. I still consider myself an artist despite working in a more technical field these days. Just recently took on a full time "normal" job. I still get to point cameras at stuff most of the time, now I point them between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday. And I get to wear a tie to work. Nothing wrong with looking dapper in the workplace.

One of my favorite hobbies is finding new hobbies to try and master. If I had my druthers I'd be spending my time writing, shooting pictures, editing, sewing, cooking, building shit, working on a classic car, playing disc golf, reading, watching old cartoons or yacking it up with new people. I've also got a pretty amazing set of friends that I enjoy hanging out with. I tend to collect good people. Never been to close with my immediate family, so the people I choose to surround myself with are pretty freaking awesome. Been a pretty luck guy over all.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Been taking it easy the last year or so. Got out of the high travel BS job I had last November. 46 weeks a year on the road is simply more than I'm willing to do. This was probably the best summer ever to be a total lazy ass. Got several rafting trips in. Went hiking a lot too. Played more disc golf than I probably should have. Of course I still shoot or edit a picture a day that is just for me. It's nice to remind myself that I love being an artist. I also try my best to sketch and write daily. I'm very much a tinkerer. Working with my hands is something I really enjoy. Probably because I don't have to do it for an occupation. I still get a giddy little smile when my grease covered fingers turn the key and the truck actually starts because of my efforts.

I'm also a damn good cook...and pretty darn good at sewing too, (following patterns that is.) A good meal and sharp looking costume are two things that also paste that giddy little smile on my face. I've been trying my best to push my comfort zones as I collect years. People have always told me that I'm a funny guy and writer, so I tried my hand at stand up a few times last year. It was horrible, all those people...pointing...and murmuring...and laughing at me. It kind of felt like taking a shower after gym class in High School.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sarcasm. Really, I'm great at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The cloud of ninja smoke right before I disappear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Oh great. This question. Wonderful. Lets start with food.

Food: I have a very wide and courageous palate. I will try anything once. I enjoy both meat and vegetables. I love to cook, which is awesome since the kitchen in my house was just fully renovated. So I've been eating in more as a result of that. Some of the restaurants I like most in Portland are: The Farm, King Burrito, Thai Orchid, Nohos, Oasis Pizza, Screen Door and too many more to list. I did grow up in the mid-west so I can char some darn good animal flesh on a grill. Oh and I own a 5 gallon deep fryer.

Music: I spend a lot of my time watching torrent bars slowly track across my computer screen in anticipation of some new track I've never heard before. I was raised on the standard diet of Classic Rock and Grunge music, which is still great, but I also have a deep love for underground hip hop. Anything with a good beat catches my attention. I don't go to as many live shows as I used to, but I will totally go check out a show with you. A quick scroll through my I-tunes most recently played list reveals the following artists: RJD2, Souls of Mischief, De La Soul, Pete Rock, Stone Temple Pilots, JJ Grey, Soul Coughing, The Rolling Stones, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, ect. ect.

Shows: Let me just go ahead and put this out there now, I hate musicals. I do enjoy live theater, rock shows, hip hop battles and stand up comedy, but when actors burst out into song over burning the toast or not paying rent on time I get physically ill.

Movies: I love watching movies. Movie Madness is a wonderful place. I enjoy blockbusters with big manly explosions and tiny indy films with only two people talking in a room. Kubrick, the Cohen Brothers, David Fincher and Luc Besson are some of my favorite directors. The last six movies I watched on DVD were: Cyrus, The Other Guys, Full Metal Jacket, Repo Men, Death Race 2000 and Host. I also have a great love of crappy horror flicks from any time period really, so if we happen to be making out deep in the woods and you think you hear a noise I'm going straight for my zombie fallout day kit. Of course we can resume making out once the shotgun is loaded.

Books: I will go ahead and admit it, I'm not as well read as I should be. I always seem to forget to make time to read a good book. The last one I finished was maybe 2 months ago and it was Cuba Libre, by Elmore Leonard. I am open to suggestions if you have any.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A camera,
an empty note book,
a good quality pen,
soap
and other humans to interact with.

You only get five.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things that blink.

Why cats think they are better than me.

Thousands of clown zombies, on fire, riding unicycles, while poking each other with spears.

Was I supposed to call my Probation Officer today?

Do the people who design women's shoes also supply the military with torture devices?

Who's pants are these anyway?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The word typical just doesn't fit my life very well. Friday nights tend to involve friends, whiskey, scribbling words in a notebook, curling up in the fetal position, snapping pictures, crying blood, board games and good food. The order may be a bit off. Oh and the location of this behavior is rarely consistent.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I really don't see the need to bring that up here since everything that was revealed in court is now public record.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–42
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have a high tolerance for giant balls of goof.
You don't smoke crack everyday.
You'd like to have a conversation, a beer, a bite to eat or all three.
You want to help me repair my hip hop powered robot. (His head exploded when I accidentally played some country music.)
You promise to only stab me while I'm awake.
You do not use the letter 4 when you really mean the word for.
You can help me figure out why the thread always gets tangled around the bobbin.
You are the kind of person who occasionally says, "Fuck it, lets go get drunk and eat chicken strips."
You need help applying zombie makeup.
You miss dragging film and spending time in the dark room.
You are likely to get me to try something new.
You don't mind sitting next to the biggest nerd in the room.

So...if you'd like to have a nice conversation with a slightly odd fellow who will most likely make you laugh...type up some interesting words and I'll get back to you post haste.