I'm just your average bar manager / tea-blender who loves cutting-edge and classic cocktails, dark-ambient and tribal-industrial music, and late-night walks in the woods.
I am looking for someone to share my LOVES: tea, strong black coffee, rare steak, wine, cocktails, upscale dining and gourmet cooking. I also have a thing for short, skinny guys and really tall, skinny guys. (But I'm not hung up on it or anything... so if you're not that, don't let it get in the way of saying hi! Just don't be surprised if you catch me lookin'!)
I swim on my days off to combat asthma (without using pharmaceuticals) and to try to stay in shape. I've also discovered that I have an intolerance to gluten (wheat, barley, rye...) and hae been gluten-free since about 2007. Going GF has really screwed around with my next two loves: cooking and eating in unusual restaurants. (ChurchBrew in Pgh used to be one of my fav's. These days, I tend to visit Soba when I visit the 'Burgh.) My favourite music is/are industrial, dark-ambient and experimental electonic: FLINT GLASS, EMPUSAE, SPK, REMAIN SILENT, COIL, DATACH'I, AH CAMA-SOTZ, LAIBACH... hit up my friends list on myspace if you wanna hear some samples. I've also been getting into 20s jazz, 40s blues, 50s lounge, downtempo electronic fusion (think electro-swing such as Caravan Palace, triphop such as Portishead or Hooverphonic and ethno-ambient, such as r.roo) as well as the recent post-punk revival.
What else should I mention so I that I don't weird you out later? Uh, I tend to eschew "modern" medical practice, in favour of a post-modern holistic approach. (There is no ibuprofen in the house, so don't ask.) I resonate most closely with the Gnostic faith, though I don't like established religious groups.
I'm almost always up late and mostly just pass the time info-glutting online. My favourite visual diversions are the obtusely surreal and macabre works of artists like David Lynch, Rod Serling & animator/musician David Firth. On the rare occasion you catch me watching tv, it'll either be something sci-fi (such as DOCTOR WHO and TORCHWOOD) or Netflix Mad Men somehow caught my fancy. Lately, my Netflix queue hovers around 165 or so. (Also, food geeks like Alton Brown are pretty hot in my book)!
Lycra,UnderArmour,Fetish Fashion, and Apocalyptic gear are great fashion topics to explore. I also love wearing fedoras and vintage hats.
WANNA KNOW MORE? JUST ASK!!!
Sorry, guys, but I have asthma... so NON-SMOKERS ONLY!. Also, since I'm gluten-intolerant, if you have a penchant for baking... then it might not work out. Otherwise, HIT ME UP!
ps. (Oh yeah... I don't deal too well with mainstream American pop-entertainment culture. So if you're "all about" that, then just... don't.)
I am enthusiastic, opinionated, and exacting... except when I'm not.