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  • Ages 29-49
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
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Last online
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Relationship Type
6' 1" (1.85m)
Body Type
Used up
Agnosticism and laughing about it
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
English, Spanish (Somewhat), Chinese (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Hi ...... I'm Russell.

So I consider myself intelligent and witty, but not pedantic. In fact, I think the use of the word "pedantic" is itself...pedantic. .... I just thought I would point that out.

Ummmmm?.... Let's see, what else? .... Oh yeah, also ....

I'd like to think of myself as kind of a Jack Donaghy meets Hunter S Thompson, but I might be a bit more of a Michael Bluth meets Kenny Powers. .... but either way, with a dash of Bill Murray.

A friend told me once that I was good at having a life with some edge and vice, gracefully balanced with integrity and responsibility. ... errrr ... I think they were super high at the time, so what ev's.

Due to my work and social circles I mingle with all sorts of nerds, vixens, punks, fashionistas, creatives, hobos, wonks, rockers, hicks, crafters, hipsters, politicos, journeymen, cowboys, jokers, suits, dorks, emos, salty dogs, and academics. I think this throws people off at times, because I don't quite fit into any of the peg holes of the Portland Egosystem. I can be functionally sardonic in almost any social situation. ... Umm, and I mean that in a good way. .... I have a huge soft spot for freaks, geeks, and misfits.

Finally, I will add this .... Portland being Portland .... I feel compelled to come clean about a few things .... First off, I do have a job ... ok, that's not really true ... I actually own a couple of businesses. ... I'm afraid it gets worse. ... I also don't live with my parents ... I own my own home ... actually... and I live alone ... I know, kinda sketchy! ... Also I'm taller than 5'8", ... and I am not in a band. ... I know ... Lame! But if I was in a band you wouldn't have to drive me to practice, because I own a car ... and a truck. ... I know, double lame! ... I also don't have any substance abuse problems ... unless you count pizza. And now for the really awkward part ... I am ... like ... totally single ... and emotionally available. I know ... I know ... none of these things are gonna help me win Portland's Most Cliché Bachelor Of The Year ... but I thought ... maybe ... just maybe .... there's that one freak out there that can see fit to find something endearing in a misfit like me.

Ok ok .... Forget the rest of the verbose nonsense below .... I've got good whiskey and bad wine at home, and a hot tub out back .... and Central Air Conditioning!! ... Your move!
What I’m doing with my life
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Grrrrr, I hate using "Executive / Management" as my job,'s, like, so totally not punkrock or mëtal. Anyway, I'm an owner of a couple techie and/or creative businesses, and enjoying a life of sophisticated aesthetic leisure... Gawd, that sounds pretentious! .... I mean I have a very flexible schedule that allows for spontaneous adventure ... and a wee bit of day drinking ....

I'm a life-long Cascadian besides a year that I lived in Alaska and a few months in Europe. I grew up in my very small Twin Peaks-like hometown, about an hour outside Portland. I went to the UW in Seattle where I earned degrees in Physics & Art. I've lived in NE PDX part-time/full-time for over 15 years. Currently residing in the Alameda/Alberta area, living the Portland Mid-Century fixer-upper dream.
I’m really good at
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....being organized, being on time, being dependable, being dedicated, being patient, being helpful, and being self deprecating. Oh, and I'm also really good at trivia, foot massages, and cat juggling.

Beyond maybe being "good at", I also "love" singing Meatloaf at Karaoke, kicking ass at Pub Trivia, indie music festivals, awesome movies at the Hollywood Theater, the Opera, exploring museums, smarty pants lectures, geeky volunteering, art events, road trips, hiking secret beaches you can't drive to, picnics in inappropriate places, air mattress star gazing/snuggling, cycling or motorcycling a far flung road or trail, snowboarding a blustery mountain, or floating a quiet river.

I love to travel, and I have the time and means to do so, and I'm really good at the logistics of travel, but I hate traveling alone and I'm lousy at the "what to see and do" kinda stuff ...That's where you come in! Where should we go? ...*whisper* ... I have a shameful amount of unused airline miles ... just say'n

But seriously ... someone who can travel for a month or two each year would be a big mondo major plus ...
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm tall, snugly, and not burdened with large amounts of hair.

And while we're on the subject of hair, it seems that a lot of you Ladies have some very strong opinions with regard to facial hair.

Well ... don't try to change me, Baby!! .... the good news is that I'm very flexible .... kind of depends on the season or mood for me .... so I am willing to accommodate certain fetishes or phobias in that department
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books? ... *eye roll* ... I have them ... and read them .... *whisper* .. Nerd! .... Ok ok ... Camille Paglia! ... Discuss?

I also have a fetish for collecting Magazines ..... not to be confused with collecting magazines about fetishes. My friends think I have a hoarding problem with the magazines ....but the only problem I have is when my friends come over to my house and mess up the order of my magazines for chuckles. ....ummmm..... my friends are DICKS!..... Uh ...please don't touch or talk about my magazines.

Movies? .... All over the map, from high brow auteur, to grindhouse schlock. Some of my favorite movies in the last couple years were Hesher, Drive, The Tree of Life, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Her, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Under The Skin, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar, and Force Majeure. I think Showgirls, Smokey and the Bandit, and the 80's version of Flash Gordon are the most brilliant movies ever made! .... I am not ashamed to admit this .... I AM NOT CRAZY!!..... I ....AM ..... ENLIGHTENED! ....ummm......Discuss?

TV? ....*smug pretentious tone* Ummm ... I don't own a TV ...
*snicker* .... I'm just mess'n with yah! .... I heat my house with TVs! ..... My new favorites are Drunk History, Sundance Channel's Top of the Lake and Rectify, Netflix's House of Cards, Lilyhammer, and Peaky Blinders, and True Detective .. and Drunk History. Other current and old favs are The Wire, Deadwood, The Killing, Mad Men, Vice TV, Drunk History, Treme, Luck(both canceled??! Boo!! Fuck you, HBO!!), Breaking Bad, Drunk History, Game of Thrones, Person of Interest, Twin Peaks, Shameless, Hell on Wheels, Big Love, Lost, BSG(new and classic), Fringe, X-Files, Freaks and Geeks, It's Always Sunny, Wilfred, (drunk history is awesone!!) Louie, Archer, Metalocalypse, Childrens Hospital, East Bound and Down, ALF, Behind the Music, Metal Evolution, Real Time with Bill Maher, Daily Show, Corbert, Top Gear, any Science Education shows, Sunday Morning Political wonk shows, and anything that involves Alaska or extreme truck driving. ... or Drunk History ..... DON'T JUDGE ME, HIPPIE!! .... GFYS!!!! *hickup*

Music? ... old Grunge, old Punk, old garage rock, outlaw country, cheesy eighties metal....Hey Man, there's NOTHING gay about Judas Priest!! ..*snicker* ....errrrrr ...also lots of current Indie crap that the hip kids are into, and Opera. The last few shows I've been to were Man or Astroman?, Guitar Wolf, Jason Lytle, Portland Opera's Die Fledermaus(Season ticket holder), Punkrock Bowling and Music Festival in Vegas, Sub Pop's 25th Year Jubilee, The Postal Service, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the FYF Music Fest in LA, Dead Moon, Meatloaf's Rocktales & Cocktails in Vegas (OMG!!), The Pixies, Guided By Voices, and The Replacements.

Artists? ... Jeff Koones, Paul Caponigro, Andy Goldsworthy, Vito Acconci, Miguel Calderon, Chuck Close, Damien Hirst, Survival Research Laboratories, and others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
..... how Portland used to be ....

.... do nerds in tight jeans dream of electric motorcycles?

..... sure, the Oxford Comma .... but what about the Vermont Vo-Tech Shwa?

....Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Economics, Technology, Design, Art, Photography, and Film. ....and the fusion of Science and Art, i.e. "The Third Culture"

.... replacing an moss covered trailer down by the river with a hip tiny cabin down by the river. I need help with this!

..... learning to sail.

..... where is the best Thai Steak Salad in town?

.... cashing out and opening a Moose Burger cart in Alaska ... or a buying a sheep ranch in New Zealand? .... or maybe stay closer to home and starting a goat farm in Vernonia? ... I need help with this too!
You should message me if
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.... you're a fellow Sapiosexual, that has a thing for cool dapper nerds ... ummmm .... but without being weird or creepy about it! ...

.... you want to meet a younger, more urbane version of this guy ....

... ummm .... you wanna to be responsible for my first tattoo ...??