Nothing fascinates me more than understanding how something works. I carry this interest into all aspects of my life, but my main focus is the brain! Such an amazing organ that we still know so little about, yet it's everything we know ourselves to be! "If the brain were so simple we could understand it, then we'd be so simple we couldn't."
You've heard the saying, "Honesty is the best policy." Well, I'd much rather know than not know. With that being said, I would have definitely taken the red pill in The Matrix. Yes it's true, some things are hard to swallow, but knowing the truth is better than living a lie. I carry this idea into all aspects of my life whether it be work, friendships, relationships, and religion.
I love experiencing breathtaking things for the first time. There's nothing quite like that rush from jumping out of a plane, or diving naked into a random lake at the top of the Rocky Mountains, or reaching the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, or having The American Falls (at Niagara) crash on top of you. But there's also something beautiful and sweet about revisiting those experiences with someone special, and making it a tradition.
That's me in a nutshell. I'd love to know what makes you tick, be brutally honest with each other and be ok with that, and share some amazingly beautiful experiences together. Everything else is gravy.
The idea of "You only live once" isn't a new one, and although it's been made popular again, I still don't think people are grasping the concept of it.
The more I've studied and learned about Biology, Astronomy, Philosophy, and History, the more I've found out that our lives are completely and utterly insignificant. Don't be confused. By insignificant, I mean in the grand scheme of things.
Our lives are only significant to us, to others around us, and right now! That means that we need to take that ol' saying YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE seriously, not as a joke to do random shit in the fountains of shopping malls.
That's currently what I'm doing with my life. I'm living it. I'm taking seriously the thought of this life being the only one I have. The luxury of an afterlife isn't one that I can afford.
So what say you? Will you join me on an adventure in this crazy beautiful chaotic thing called life?
"Life's better with company. Everyone needs a co-pilot." - Up in the Air
Otherwise, what's the fucking point?
After you get to know me I end up being, "That funny, adventurous, atheistic, vegetarian, tall thin nice white guy with the beard and glasses."
Movies? That's so hard. Off the top of my head Inception, Big Fish, Hero, Fight Club, Sin City, Eternal Sunshine.
Shows? Always Sunny, House md, Futurama, Game of Thrones (the red wedding *sad face*), Home Movies, Archer.
Music? Stuff like Incubus, Interpol, The Strokes. But I really like stuff from all genres. Although I'm not really into hip hop and r&b all that much.
Food? I love food! However, I eat mostly vegetarian cuisine. Which means I tend to cook a lot. LET'S MAKE SOME VEGAN DISHES TOGETHER!
Epic road trips.
Hiking adventures that challenge the body and mind.
My family, who's always been there for me.
Biology, Astronomy, Philosophy, History. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Which makes me think of this musical lyric from that one song...
"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?"
Disclaimer* Yes I know that's a Switchfoot lyric and they're a Christian band. I still enjoy the concept of what they said.
Otherwise, I like to just relax at home and watch a movie!
Sometimes you just have to say "Fuck it." and put yourself out there.
Send me a message and we can set up a small adventure, together, and enjoy the day!