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quid9

42 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:06am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Cancer
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Thai (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I love beautiful, interesting and unique things and try to bring them into my life as regularly as possible. I buy and sell vintage guitars, furniture and curiosities, keeping what belongs with me and letting the rest pass through my hands. I appreciate the arts and have a taste for Mid-Century Modern design, as well as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, etc. My head is largely in past eras but I engage life fully. I spend a fair amount of free time at estate sales, pawn shops, on Craigslist, etc finding vintage items that need proper homes - my apartment is pretty tastefully appointed.

Introvert and extrovert, probably at a 60/40 split. I know lots of people with a variety of common interests and count many of them as friends. When I'm in the mood to socialize I'm quite gregarious but I definitely like time for my own pursuits. I tend to have stretches of intense motivation toward a given end interspersed with periods of unadulterated laziness - good for the soul, I find. I'm part class clown and reflective soul.

I love travel, learning, culture, tasty food and enjoying simple pleasures.
What I’m doing with my life
ROAD TRIPPING. After living happily car-less for 3 1/2 years, I recently (May 2013) bought a good traveling vehicle and just completed a 3,500 mile road trip going as far east as North Dakota, then dropping down to Utah to hang out with a friend. I saw around ten national parks and monuments, visited lands tied to the Native American experience, soaked in two hot springs and various rivers, saw wild horses, etc. I love traveling with destinations but also with loose itinerary. Travel is for discovery.

I've also recently been to the San Juan Islands twice, and Bend and Eugene, Oregon on another trip. I'm planning on SWEET road trips into Canada (Banff, Glacier, etc), Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. I just drove 1,500 miles in Alaska to visit friends and sightsee.

I have a few shelves of travel guidebooks and look forward to where life will take me, or I'll take it. I love hot springs, the seas and oceans, mountains, scenic lakes, high desert, etc. I have a way of discovering restaurants, unique hotels, campgrounds, etc that earn special places in memory.

I believe in happiness and satisfaction above whatever else - life is short, and a genuine smile may be the most worthy of things. I'm creative but also well-grounded - an artistic person with a day job. I've traveled in 16 countries on 5 continents, as well as 49 of the United States.
I’m really good at
Listening - an all too rare quality

Facetiousness and wry humor

Resourcefulness, discovery and surprise

Music and lyric composition, travel, cooking (I'm rusty), stating what I think, conversation with lots of different kinds of people, etc
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Mostly classic authors such as Mark Twain, Eugene O'neill, Jack London, Dorothy Parker, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Hemingway, etc. One of my favorites is Somerset Maugham's Moon & Sixpence - damn, what a book.

Shows: The IT Crowd, Brass Eye, Breaking Bad, Moonshiners, Frontline, PBS Newshour, C-SPAN (seriously) and Book TV. Oh, I almost forgot about Hardcore Pawn, both Detroit and Chicago, maybe because I've been familiar with that side of life for 20+ years.

Movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, District 9, Stanley Kubrick, Wall-E, Being There, The Cell, Werner Herzog, older Woody Allen. I love going to the Cinerama, Seattle is VERY lucky to have it.

Music:
- As long as it's well-done I like: Punk, Metal, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Country, Progressive / Art Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Ethnic / Traditional, Street Music, Bluegrass, etc.

When I'm listening to music on my own I mostly use TuneIn to find international stations that play authentic music, though not necessarily traditional. Some of the worst sides of western music have affected the uniqueness of local expression all over the globe, and I seek original voice. That being said, I love some of the hybridization and seek out 60s and 70s music from Africa, Asia, etc. Crazy good shit.

Food:
- You name it, more or less. I was vegetarian in the past and occasionally consider quitting meat, I've been eating less of it in recent times.
- Thai (especially Isaan), Japanese, American, Moroccan, Indian, Ethiopian, Latin (ceviche, beans and rice, Tijuana-style tacos)
- I've been known to eat EXTREMELY spicy things

Drink:
- STRONG straight coffee, either drip/Chemex/press or Americano, with cream
- Beer - I'm kind of in special occasions mode but definitely have some beer knowledge.
- Whisky - As with beer, I go more for quality than quantity. I don't sip whisky often but I drink it neat, and it's usually very good stuff (cask strength preferred).
The six things I could never do without
#1) A really cool lady
#2) Mobility
#3) Independent thought
#4) honesty
#5) resourcefulness
#6) integrity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the current work-in-progress, whatever that is at any given point in time. For now, it's music.
On a typical Friday night I am
Some Friday nights I do things, some I'm relaxing for the following day's events (strenuous hiking, martial arts, travel to the coast, etc.). I follow the flow.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you want a man who mostly knows himself, and essentially lives by action and not empty words.