I enjoy each decade of my life more than the last. I plan on
keeping that going. I have lived an unconventional life in some
respects, but I am not afraid of conventionality, I just don't see
it as inherently valuable.
I enjoy good natured sarcasm and I seem to get along with most
people. I dislike elitism.
I have a dog named Akira and a cat named Jack. To save time I refer
to them by their celebrity-couple name, Jackira.
What I’m doing with my life
I have been a tattooist for the last 20 years and still do that on a part time basis. Right now I am working on a PhD in political science and will be working on it for another year at least.
Whenever I get the time I like to get out to/in the ocean. I like to sail and am learning to surf (still not good at it and may never be, but I have fun).
I'm mostly just working at the tattoo shop and writing my dissertation. I also be teach sometimes as an adjunct. I would like to travel more often.
I’m really good at
I give good back rubs, I write well, I make tamales, and I can
drone on and on about esoteric crap that no sensible person would
ever be bothered with. Also, I'm a very solid tattooist.
The first things people usually notice about me
is that who I am does not meet their expectations based on how I
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Brothers Karamazov is my all time favorite, The Innocents Abroad (Twain), and Around the World Alone (Slocum) were also great reads. Right now I read so much for school that I don't have much time for leisure reading.
Movies: I like all kinds of movies--not too picky there--I like both serious films and complete schlock.
Shows (TV, I assume): 30 Rock, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Trailer Park Boys, and other things found on Netflix. I don't have an actual TV hooked up these days.
Music: Again all over the map. I do have a near-zero-tolerance policy for Andrew Lloyd Weber and most musical theater. I also cannot abide psuedo-patriotic maudlin new country. Other than that I will listen to classical, some jazz, punk rock, pop, hardcore, Latin music, "alt" country, etc.
Food: For meat I normally only eat fish and poultry and have been circling the conversion to vegetarianism. When I'm just buying food for myself it's simple and pretty much vegetarian--I like eating at home theses days.
The six things I could never do without
Hyperbole aside, here's a list of things I would strongly prefer
not to live without:
exercise (preferably outdoor),
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Theories of political development, boats, surfing, starting an
international shipping company that uses green technologies,
houses, travel, escaping civilization, my friends, my family,
dating, sex...not necessarily in that order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either hanging out with friends or at home doing schoolwork.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cried watching Orange County and I'm still not really sure
why--it could have been the teenage angst of Collin Hanks, it might
have been Jack Black in his underwear, or maybe it was John Lithgow
(sp?) as the distant father, who knows really?
You should message me if
the mood strikes you.