Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Let's see...me in a few paragraphs. I'm usually pretty quiet around
people I don't know or have just met, but get me around friends and
family and I never shut up. I could be surrounded by filth and find
some way to endure it (although certainly not enjoy it), but if
something like DVDs or CDs are out of alphabetical order or a
framed picture is slightly crooked, I can't sit still until the
situation is rectified. I prefer white chocolate to all other
kinds, even though I'm fully aware that it isn't
really chocolate. I double-wrap every Christmas
present I give because I believe that the mystery and the act of
unwrapping is ultimately more exhilarating than anything that could
possibly be contained within.
I went to school to get my BFA in Illustration and then went back
to get my teaching certification in Art Education. I use both
degrees in my job now (see below). I'm interested in pretty much
everything and never want to stop learning. From cooking to
film-making to wilderness survival techniques...the list gets sort
of eclectic, but I pretty much want to learn and know as much as I
possibly can. Sometimes that gets a bit tricky, since I'll be
working on or towards something and find myself suddenly interested
in something new. Which makes me sound sort of flaky...but I prefer
to call it perpetual curiosity! Growing up, I was really into comic
books, magic and making prop weaponry from household scrap. Yup...I
was that kid. Aw, heck...I'm still that kid.
To make a long story short (too late!)...I love life...I love
living...and I'm never bored, even if I'm just sitting there
thinking...I'm always working on something! Boredom is a choice and
I really enjoy being with people who can always find ways to
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living it...loving it...leaving it (one day at a time...I
guess...damn, that's kind of morbid!). Job-wise, I'm the Education
Director at a small museum, as well as the graphic designer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Coming up with more than a single sentence to describe things that
I'm really good at. Damn it! Oh, wait...there we go!
The first things people usually notice about me
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The red hair, I guess. Once they've spoken to me a little, they'll
probably notice my dry and slightly absurdist sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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MOVIES: The Princess Bride; Willy Wonka & The Chocolate
Factory; The Spanish Prisoner; Double Indemnity; Anything Mel
Brooks; The Incredibles; Shattered Glass; The Englishman Who Went
Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain; The Big Kahuna; A Christmas
SHOWS: Psych; Firefly; Twin Peaks; MST3k; The Prisoner; Samurai
Jack; Lost (up until the ending...oh yeah...I went there); Venture
MUSIC: The Devil Makes Three; Tom Petty; Merle Haggard; Tom Waits;
Gary Allan; The Civil Wars; Miranda Lambert; Flogging Molly; Johnny
Berry & The Outliers; The Long Winters; The Pogues; Rush
BOOKS: American Gods; Neverwhere; Anything Agatha Christie; Dark Is
Rising Sequence; Prydain Chronicles; Atlas Shrugged; Hitchhiker's
Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy (see what I did there?)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I guess I'll just pass over the sort of obvious things, like
family, friends, my brain, etc. and focus on
1) A ballpoint pen (I use these for writing and
2) Some paper
3) A computer (but mainly for writing, artwork & design
4) A good knife
5) I don't know...apples? I enjoy a good apple quite a bit.
I sort of can't think of a sixth thing (or...y'know...a real fifth
thing). I've got tons of junk cluttering up my space, but I really
can't say that I couldn't do without any of it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Anything. I can't understand or appreciate it when people claim to
not be thinking of anything. With so much to observe and consider
and reflect upon in the world...not to mention so
many ideas yet to surface and concepts yet to be created...who has
time not to think about anything and everything?
As an outgrowth of that, one of the things I think about all the
time these days is how incredible it is that we can never have
any real idea of how other people see and
interpret the world and events that happen to them. We can never be
witness to the filtering process that other people's minds and
memories go through. Even if someone were to try to explain how
they perceive reality, they wouldn't have the words to make someone
else understand it. And even if we could see inside someone's mind
to see how they saw, we'd still be filtering it
through our own processes. Weird. Stuff like that blows my mind.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing to the rhythm in our heart and soul. Oh...no, that's
Saturday Night. Wishin', Lord, that I was stoned? No, that's a
Sunday Morning Sidewalk. I'm just going to stop here, before I
really get ridiculous. I don't know...depends.
Might be relaxing after the work week (or turning in early if I
have to work on Saturday!), might be out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Most of the things I actually consider private, I'm really
not willing to admit...or share rather. But
embarrassing things? Hmm...I still have a scar
above my right eyebrow from the time I needed 11 stitches in first
grade after tripping in the school bathroom and cracking my head
open on a urinal. But that's not really private...everyone I know's
heard that story.
You should message me if
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You don't mind a guy who can be equal parts loving, sentimental,
sarcastic and opinionated. I'll always respect everybody else's
opinion though...just might try to make them see their errors in
logic. I'm kidding. Half.
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