Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am self employed as an IT consultant/computer repairman. I don't
love technology the way some folks in my profession do -- rather, I
am happy to help others solve problems so they can get on with
their life! I feel very fortunate to have found a career where I
can earn enough, working part time, to devote time to leisure
activities and travel. I measure wealth in terms of
Music is one of the most important things in my life. I attend
dozens of concerts every year, and spend a fair amount of my
disposable income on tickets and CDs.
I was raised by my sisters from the age of 11, and I like to think
I have a healthy respect for the women in my life. Coming from a
very non-traditional family, I extend my sense of family into my
circles of friends and colleagues.
I have never been an athlete, and have basically zero interest in
professional sports. I only care 'who won the game' because it
effects my friends' moods! Fortunately, I have a slim build and
walking/hiking along with occasional visits to the gym seem to be
enough to keep me feeling good about my body. I *would* like to
work on stretching/yoga a bit more, as I am not as limber as I
would like to be. I would also like to learn to surf but it is just
too cold here. Will someday go back to Hawaii and to Costa Rica to
try it again. So much fun in warm water!
I quit smoking cigarettes but now I "vape" a lot. At least it
smells like cotton candy! I smoke less and less marijuana but still
pretty regularly, and I drink socially. My habits may close some
doors for me, but one has to be honest about such things!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I started learning to play guitar a few years ago; I go to a lot of
concerts, and like to travel (especially abroad) to go see
bands/artists that I love; I am on the board of directors for a
non-profit organization I helped to found; I enjoy helping others
and coordinating events/group travel.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
solving problems with Windows and other Microsoft products. I'm
also good at planning complicated trips with multiple itineraries
and destinations. I sometimes wish I was a better musician, and I
always wish I was a better dancer!
The first things people usually notice about me
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is probably my voice, which is fairly deep for a (relatively)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Neil Young is one of my favorite musicians/song-writers, and I
travel to see him perform whenever I can. I have met hundreds of
Neil Young fans in the last decade, and I think they are a very
interesting and diverse group of people. Other bands/artists I
enjoy include Wilco, The Jayhawks, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Steve
Earle, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Calexico, Giant Sand,
Jerry Garcia (R.I.P.), Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie... oh, this list
could get pretty long.
I read a great deal: mostly science fiction and non-fiction
(history, philosophy, biographies). I do not subscribe to
television, but I do watch movies and some TV shows on DVD.
I am an omnivore but could easily adapt to being a vegetarian. The
smell of bacon has broken my concentration more than once, however.
Not long ago I discovered that I like sushi, and have been enjoying
exploring this cuisine. This has lead to a discovery that good sake
is sublime... I dine out frequently, as my kitchen is not big or
well-equipped (and there are dozens of restaurants within walking
distance of my home), but I do like to cook. Quality over quantity
is essential when it comes to food!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books. Concert tickets. Passport and plans to use it. Friends.
Interesting strangers. Yummy foodstuffs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My VW camper van: what to repair or upgrade next, where I would
like to go in it, and why I fly to far-off places all the time
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at home in my studio/loft/storefront apartment, either entertaining
friends or just myself, or sometimes working on projects. My
favorite time is from 1:00 until 2:00AM, watching the drunks go by
on Ballard Ave. All the 'tourists' go home or wherever it is that
they go, leaving the neighborhood calm and quiet again. I still
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