southeasterly
32 Williamsburg, VA
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My self-summary
Writer, editor, musician, civically-minded sort of person. Looking for kindness, energy, humor, unusual intelligence, etc. I love to read, I hate to run (but do it anyway), I enjoy sports and beer and whiskey, and music and books and current events and maps. Armchair urban planner. Expert roadtripper. Virginia native and former California resident on my third separate Williamsburg adventure.

I love the underdog, pretty much every time. (Sometimes this backfires on a long enough timescale; ask me about my favorite football team.)

Highbrow/lowbrow: if I can come up with a joke involving, say, Edith Hamilton and TGI Fridays, I will. And if you get why that might be funny, we might have a shot.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm managing editor for the W&M Alumni Magazine, and have been a professional writer and editor for my entire career -- pretty neat, huh?
I’m really good at
sense of direction, writing catchy melodies, keeping in touch, remembering trivia facts, trying new and exciting beers, building elaborate Halloween costumes, sleeping late, taking a ton of digital photos, drawing a fairly accurate map of the United States from memory, attending sporting events and probably a few other things as well.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard? Except when I don't have one. Then maybe my height?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This used to be way longer, but I took it out. Brevity is the soul of wit?
The six things I could never do without
my guitar, a yellow legal pad, a pen, my bike, a copy of Siddhartha and my digital camera.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The kind of man I want to be; how to balance generosity with taking care of oneself; how to save my hometown; whether I want to start a band; how to write decent fiction; how I can pitch in for my alma mater; where to find good music; how not to calcify into a boring person in adulthood; so on and so forth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dry January is ruining this for me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like some chain restaurants and I refuse to feel guilty about it.

(Also, why do so many people misunderstand this question?)
You should message me if
If you're interested in someone who's extremely genuine, goofy, steady, cautious, unpredictable and mostly optimistic. Or if you want a two-person '90s rock singalong.
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