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philosopherink

38 M Phoenix, AZ

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:19pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Other
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a writer who also turns the words of others into sentences, paragraphs and entire stories. Inexplicably, people also pay me for my opinions on music. Basically, just a storyteller--with a rebel heart.

Oh yeah, I break a lot of drumsticks. I've been stepping on fragments for more than 20 years. I really should vacuum more.

Also, I always color outside the lines.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m usually in the eye of a tornado of poetry anthologies and obscure Russian novels, while I dodge flying LPs by forgotten artists that hipsters pretend to remember.

Doing my best to live with an open heart. It's going pretty well so far.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Listening.

- Making Devil’s Food Espresso cupcakes from scratch. That includes the frosting.

- Being there for others when things fall apart.

- Changing commas to semicolons--like a boss.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I’m a troublemaker. I get a lot of stern warnings.

Also, my eyelashes--at least that's what girls tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books:
Here are just a few authors that I routinely steal ideas from: Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, David Mitchell, Hemingway, Faulkner, Nabokov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Michael Ondaajte, Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Salman Rushdie, Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson …

Movies:
If you’re familiar with The Criterion Collection, there’s a good chance we’ll get along. A few of my favorites: Tarantino, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Jean Pierre Melville, Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Lynch, Inarritu, Clouzot, Wes Anderson, Cuaron, Wim Wenders, Scorsese, Godard, Kieslowski, Fincher, Chaplin, The Coen Brothers ...

Shows:
This might be the "Golden Age" of television. A few of my favorites: The Walking Dead, Justified, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, The Bridge, Louie, Chopped, True Detective ... A few of my all-time favorites: The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, The Office (British version), Seinfeld ...

Music:
Music is basically a way of life for me, so here are just a few: Miles, Coltrane, Billie Holiday, David Bowie, James Brown, Otis Redding, TV on The Radio, Arcade Fire, Howlin' Wolf, The Walkmen, Radiohead, Johnny Cash, Jeff Buckley, Vampire Weekend, The Rolling Stones, Townes Van Zandt, Bon Iver, The Clash, Danger Mouse, The National, Prince, The Black Keys ... Ask me about it; I love to talk about music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The truth is, it's my family and friends; however, here are six more below. See what I did there? It's like wishing for more wishes ...

1. Compassion.

2. The sound of an LP skipping and falling back into a groove on a turntable that’s too old to find parts for.

3. New York City. In some ways, it will always be home.

4. My newborn niece laughing. The Earth stops spinning.

5. My fingers typing on a keyboard or a pen in my hand.

6. Perspective
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- Why do people insist on creamy peanut butter when crunchy is so much better?

- What are the people like who wrote notes in the margins of used books that I find?

- Am I giving enough?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
One Friday night I ended up in a high-speed motorcycle chase with members of Parliament Funkadelic in downtown Phoenix. There were ninjas involved. They're so tricky.

I love Fridays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I might be afraid of monkeys. I don't trust them; you shouldn't either.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You’re smart but don’t feel the need to constantly remind everyone, kind even when no one is looking, funny enough to trigger those deep down laughs that people remember for years, just the right amount of weird, and wake up each day genuinely thinking that anything is possible.

Or, if you sometimes wish life could be more like a Wes Anderson movie.