Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am creative, talented, sarcastic, funny, and I know what I'm
I value honesty, trustworthiness, communication, and humor above
most other traits in a person.
If you want someone to drive you to your tanning salon in his
Mustang, while drenched in Axe and listening to Nickelback, then
you've definitely visited the wrong profile. Sorry. The exit is to
the left (if you can still manage to see it through your UV-blasted
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My days are spent gazing into computer screens (yeah, I know...
now who's the one with corneal damage?) while integrating
technology into classrooms. That's how I make a living.
But my life is about making music, and that's generally what I like
to spend the majority of my time doing. I play in two bands and
that takes up a fair amount of my time.
I'm a rare combination of band geek and sports fan. In high school
I spent as much time in practice rooms and on stages as I did on
tennis courts and soccer pitches.
I'm an avid amateur photographer; it's rare that you'll find me
without my camera and I'm often out shooting live music or events
around town. I also hide behind the lens at uncomfortable social
I like to get out and be active, whether it's playing tennis or
biking or hiking. I'm not an athlete, and I'm certainly no
muscle-man, but I try to keep myself mostly healthy.
I own my house. It's wonderful. I love my garden and eagerly look
forward to the spring.
32 years clean shaven. 1 year and counting with beardage. People
seem to like it (as do I), so for now it stays. I'm kind of
attached to it. (Did you just audibly groan? I heard that. Stop
rolling your eyes.)
In regards to kids: I understand that not wanting kids immediately
drains about 95% of the dating pool; it sucks, but it's my reality.
It's not that I dislike kids (I'm actually pretty great with them),
it's just that I have other plans for my life. I have
dated a single mother and I genuinely enjoyed spending time with
her toddler son - I even grew comfortable with the thought of
having him in my life permanently - so it's not like my mind can't
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh unexpectedly.
That's what she said jokes.
Writing and performing music.
Taking things apart and then putting them back together.
Getting so deep into a band that I could tell you how soft their
toilet paper is (that's what she said).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm quite quiet. In group situations I often won't speak unless I
have something to say and I won't say it until I've worked through
the conversation in my head. Introverts are widely misunderstood;
I'd love to talk about that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'd rather randomly surf Wikipedia and learn about the universe for
3 hours than curl up with the NY Times best-seller list.
My three favorite South Park
characters are: Butters,
Randy Marsh, and Jimmy.
I think I've seen every episode of Food Network's Chopped
. It inspires me to see the
magic most of those chefs perform with random ingredients.
Movies: This is Spinal Tap
anything by Christopher Guest), The Royal Tenenbaums
anything by Wes Anderson), 2001: A Space Odyssey
(or anything by Kubrick), The Big Lebowski
by the Coen brothers), Requiem For A Dream
anything by Aronofsky... The Fountain
made me cry like a
As for music... I'm pretty easy to figure out once you get to know
me. I like "rock music."
Here's a good helping of musicians I actually enjoy: David Bazan
, Guns N Roses
, They Might Be Giants
, Manchester Orchestra
, Nada Surf
, that dog.
, Ben Kweller
, Van Halen
, The Cars
, The Special Goodness
, Philip Glass
, Steve Reich
, Queens of the
, Deep Purple
, The Rentals
, and AC/DC
. In 2012 I fell for The Milk Carton
, which surprised me because they're awfully folky, but I
can't resist incredible talent.
Food is good. I put it in my mouth and then I eat it. Then I poop,
but never immediately. My only rule about food is: "if it comes
from the sea, it's not for me." So... I don't eat seafood, but it's
OK if you do. I'm not here to judge you. (OK fine, maybe I am.
I had my first taste of grape pie in October of 2010 and I'm not
lying when I say I think about it daily
. I drive down to
Naples several times a year to stock up at Monica's.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The color green
iPhone (Don't judge me, jerk. It's 2012, not 1912.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Also: poop jokes.
OK, fine... mostly just poop jokes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Enjoying the company of my friends from Tumblr and Twitter.
Some of my best friends live thousands of miles away and I quite
enjoy spending time with them in whichever ways I can. We often
travel large distances to spend time together in the
I'm mostly a homebody. As a non-drinker, I can't tell you the last
time I went to a bar to be social when I wasn't performing on its
stage or watching someone else make music. Typically bars are just
too goddamn loud.
Appealing to me: coffee/tea, movies at The Little or Dryden, live
music, Amerks/Sabres games, or staying home with DVR/Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Restless Leg Syndrome is real and it's some kind of asshole.
I'm not a big fan of random feet. Socks are awesome, you
Also: I recently had a tonsillectomy, but the anesthesia kicked in
before I could ask them to keep them for me, so I'm not able to
proudly display the little bastards in a jar on a shelf in my
Additionally: slow-walkers are the worst. Get out of my goddamn
way. I'm on a mission.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...You have ambition and motivation. Bonus points if you can
inspire my creativity.
...You can make me laugh heartily and frequently.
...You'd like to actually meet in person in a somewhat timely
manner, rather than just message each other for weeks upon weeks
only to finally find out that we aren't actually attracted
to each other. Call me superficial, but you know it makes a
...You're available to sit in my passenger's seat and help me
determine what's rattling when I listen to music.
...Non-locals are welcome. I truly love Rochester and would be
happy to convince you to visit and stay, but you should know that I
have no plans nor desire to move away.
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