Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Howdy, I'm James.
I'm a single dad currently living with my mom as I look into buying
a house. I'm very compartmentalized & protective of my family
& friends & pretty introverted. So don't expect to be
introduced around at the third date or possibly even a few months
in, I like to take my time & I'm careful about keeping my life
in separate little boxes.
I'm a bit of a good time guy now aiming more towards settling down.
I like the outdoors & now that winter is here I might actually
have the time to explore it! Recently picked up a book of hot
springs, would love an adventuring partner to go check a few out
sometime. Bonus points if you own a canoe.
Here's some other stuff about me:
I can't dance but make up for it with enthusiasm.
I love random trivia and learning things.
I cook pretty well.
I eat better than I cook.
That's why I run.
I think the world is more complex than we give it credit for but
simpler than we expect it to be.
I smile every day, even when sad and I do it genuinely.
I'm also tall, tend towards the sarcastic and at work try to make
small connections with customers over the cash register; maybe I
ask where they last used their airline miles, maybe I compliment
them for looking better than their driver's license picture. Either
way I think it's appreciated. :-)
I do great conversations over email, small conversations over text
and my real life conversations run the gamut and depend on how
quick whom I'm conversing with is.
My favorite time to listen to NPR is right after the supreme court
comes down with a few decisions and I think they were dead wrong in
the Hobby Lobby case as you can already see it being interpreted
far wider than Alito expressed in his majority opinion.
Well, I think that's enough talking right now. Rock on you shining
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently working at the family business of being a nurseryman. So
most days I haul plants, answer questions about plants, haul
pavers, sell veggies and generally try not to screw things up. Oh,
I also drive a tractor. very important that last bit.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being weird I suppose. I make inside jokes and will often reference
something that's tertiary to the subject by multiple degrees of
separation. I also like big words.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I dunno. Physically probably my height, talking to me that I tend
to joke and be weird.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - fantasy and sci-fi - very happy over how the genre is now
being taken seriously again and has grown up a bit. Love Game of
Thrones, Kingkiller Chronicles and Ender's Game among others.
Movies I tend to fall in the same path, love the summer blockbuster
I've never read David Sedaris but hope he's 1/2 the humorist that
Pat McManus is.
I like most kinds of music but prefer recorded to live. My Pandora
station has - among others - Harvey Danger, Flogging Molly, KT
Tunstel, Woodkid, Placebo, The Cure, The Smiths and others. I also
think Thriller is one of the best made pop albums ever and would
listen to it far more often than the entire Nirvana song catalog if
My favorite food is probably BBQ'd ribs, but I also love a great
Pad Thai or Pho and I like cooking as well.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Outside of you know, that whole hierarchy of needs thing I prefer
to think of 6 things that make my life easier:
The Internet - this is adding a device to view it on
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As you might have figured out from the whole "impending dad-hood"
deal above that yeah, that's of big concern. Everything from the
legal ramifications of being separate parents to how good a dad I
can be and what I can pass on to him as he grows up. There's a lot
of questions there.
In not so serious stuff, was wondering today if Chip and Dale's:
Rescue Rangers would have had a different aesthetic theme had Tom
Selleck played Indiana Jones. I'm not going to explain that to you,
but if you get it, then you should probably message me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably at home getting some sleep early - I normally have to be
up by 6am at the latest on Saturdays to help run a stall at our
local farmer's market.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an unfortunate by well reigned exhibitionist streak.
You should message me if
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You want to work out together. You enjoy hiking. You want to meet
my dog. You wonder why the Klamath Basin has such huge potential
but still hasn't managed to capitalize on it and want someone to
talk with about it. I dunno, maybe just you want to and think I'm
Who are you looking for?
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