Let's be honest, you looked at my photos first, right? That's cool, I do the same thing. So if you're actually reading this, then I better make it worth your time, eh?
So, let’s see... I think the people who know me best might say I’m a fair minded guy, highly self-aware, smart (enough), occasionally clever, emotionally intelligent, open with my feelings, and honest with my opinions.
I’m also an artist at my core, but it wasn’t something I ever really sought out to be so much as it was an inevitability. At my job I'm called a Multimedia Specialist which basically means that I am a designer who works in multiple mediums... or more specifically is the most generic way of saying I'm a graphic designer, video editor, photographer, motion graphics animator, audio engineer and many things in between.
Technically, I’ve been a musician for about 25 years but honestly, my instruments collect a hell of a lot of dust these days. That said, I always manage to find a way to stay connected to music, even if mainly through loaning out my gear to younger folks who or are gonna put it to better use. I did mix an album for some friends of mine in a local band earlier this year, but since you've probably never heard of them, and it hasn't been released yet, and until they get on the tonight show or something crazy like that, no one really cares anyway right? It was fun though. =)
**This concludes the blatantly narcissistic portion of this profile**
I guess the other thing to know about me is that I’m a get-down-to-brass-tacks kind of dude. This means I won’t bullshit you, and don’t have much use for bullshitters in general. If you can’t be real – with me and with yourself - good luck and God speed to whatever the fuck it is you’re looking for. If you’re cool with that, then we might become fast friends. =)
So what am I looking for? Well, first thing… hopefully, our senses of humor will click… otherwise, it’s going to be a long first date. Beyond that, I guess I tend to look harder to see what makes a woman beautiful on the inside and out more than some guys do, and I try to figure out (hopefully sooner rather than later) whether we might click or not on other levels. I’m pretty open-minded. Beautiful can come in all shapes & sizes.
Ok, so now you’ve either thought, “oh, how sweet” or possibly threw up a little bit on your shirt at how cheesy that sounds. All I can say is read into that what you want, but it’s a practical thing as much as anything else. I try not to overlook things if I can help it just because of my own (occasionally) shallow predispositions, but I’m also pretty honest with myself about appeals to me and what doesn’t. Hopefully you’re the same way and we can both approach each other with open AND honest eyes.
Ultimately, I’m looking for someone I connect with on multiple levels, and I'm willing to put the time into exploring that with the right person.
As for those more abstract qualities? I’ll just get into one... but an important one for me.
Over the years, I think I’ve come to prefer inner-strength to a tough exterior. It’s not that those two things are mutually exclusive, some women are certainly both... but people who are hard on the outside, and fragile on the inside do little for me. I’m way more interested in the girl who is sweet on the outside, but lets a guy know she’s not to be fucked around with when he crosses the line. I’m a pretty sensitive motherfucker, and try to be a gentleman, but I’m not going to get offended when a woman tells me I need to get my shit together – "if" in fact I do need to get said shit together.
Also, I cuss. Sometimes a lot, so ya know… There’s that. =)
If you are still reading this, congratulations on having a higher than average attention span. We’re already off to a good start.
Everything else you need/want to know about me at this juncture can probably be deciphered from reading my details, looking at my photos and maybe peruse some of those almost too personal questions. As a friend of mine says, “let’s meet.” I don’t mind emailing, texting or talking on the phone to start, but face to face is where the real stuff starts to happen, right?