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versedion

44 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:00pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Anything
Smokes
When drinking
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Sagittarius
Education
Dropped out of two-year college
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
( The Cliff Note (that will date me if you will not) version of the following nonsense is this; I am simply interested in making your acquaintance
And finding out if we will make irresponsible partners in crime all the while affording you the opportunity to recognize I am not a complete tit.)

I was born on the banks of Millers River in Massachusetts.
I hot footed it to the central coast of California when I was seventeen.
I have been in Portland for nearly twenty years.
I have had profoundly memorable lives in each of these places.
I have had exactly two long term relationships during my adult life.
I mention the relationships because they speak to my lack of dating experience. I believe I have something of a blind spot when it comes to differentiating the cues suggesting - "hey, let's wrap this up" or "hey, this is a bunch of fun, let's do it again' or "this is a bunch of fun, but we should blow this pop stand and go get our knickers in a knot' I am just a little dumb here.

Frankly, I am tired of lapping up the briny shadows of ruin and am simply looking forward to some easy, bullshit free company.

If I have all of the information I need to make informed decisions, I am OKeh with just about anything.
I will borrow your fire wood and steal your humor.
I tell good stories.

You'd be interested in a mid-night picnic atop Rocky Butte?
Fantastic
You'd care to combat a cool, grey Sunday sidling about the stacks of a public library?
Superb.
You will say yes to a ride on the back of a motorbike while a summer day plays off of the fine down on your cheekbones?
Wonderful.
You have your own motorbike?
Endless.
You'll humor me with a game of footsie under a table topped with ice cold cocktails?
Lovely.
A neighborhood walk at dusk, watching the rest of the world settle in for the night?
Please.
A movie? At home or abroad.
Cannot go wrong.
You harbor a genuine sensuality unabashedly employed to satisfy yourself and your partner?
I will gobble you up.
What I’m doing with my life
Mostly what I have always done. I wake up each morning expecting to enjoy the day. I am not much of a long term planner. I tend to be excited about wandering about in the here and now.
I apply myself a great deal to the craft of photography. I have done it, and continue to do it, professionally here in Portland.

OH, now I also drive a bus. The weird ass shit that I do to keep my wallet clinging to life.

Years ago I volunteered myself to a cult that worships vintage motor scooters. I apply a certain amount of energy and imagination to keeping this part of my life vibrant and silly.
I’m really good at
Cribbage. It's not that I am very good at them, but I cannot leave crossword puzzles unmolested. I am also pretty skilled at deploying an absurd sense of humor while in a crowd so I may hide in plain sight. I love photography and am told that I am very good at it. Irish exits. I have old Vespas and I am a genius at braking with my feet, ruining far too many pairs of shoes. Eating out too often. If I am in the mood, I am pretty adept at coming up with a plan on the fly.
The first things people usually notice about me
The radio voice.
Blue eyes tethered to an honest east coast stare that is simply wondering who you are and what the fuck you may be up to. My friends tell me it can be unnerving.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh golly. I adore movies. I abuse the Laurelhurst as often as possible. It is a winter time substitute for my living room.

Movies?

A handful that are meaningful to me. I bet I like most of the movies you like as well.

Dialogue driven comedies from the thirties were a wonderful addition to the world.
Holiday
The Philadelphia Story
His Girl Friday
Bringing up Baby
The Thin Man

and then the random smattering of films that have made serious impressions upon my febrile mind

HOLY MOTORS have you seen it? Speechless.

The Maltese Falcon. Casablanca. Sullivan's Travels. The Blues Brothers.
I really enjoyed the first half of Melancholia.
Red. Blue. Do not give a shit about White.
A Matter of Life and Death, I am smitten with it.
Miller's Crossing. Shaun of the Dead. Chinatown. The Godfather. The Passion of Joan of Arc. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The Master.
Anything Orson Welles even so much as farted around.
The Conversation. Rear Window. The Apartment. Pan's Labyrinth. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Naked Lunch. Barton Fink. Hud. The Last Picture Show. Wages of Fear. Wings of Desire. The Virgin Suicides as well as Lost in Translation.
The films of Jean-Pierre Melville.
Wes Anderson movies are incomparably charming.

Music, the written word, and film are my unassailable pillars of enjoyment.

My old man is a disc jockey and he seeded my young listening DNA with Doo Wop and Girl Groups and Soul and sixties British Rock and older R&B. I sill love all of that stuff very much. Bob Dylan and Tom Waits will be forever dueling rusty razors in the captain's tower as far as I am concerned. I also like a quite a bit of new music as well. Truly I do.

Books? To be honest with you; I used to be a voracious, skilled reader. I have allowed the internet to rob me of my reading time.

At the moment I am reading & Sons by David Gilbert. It is amazing.

these folks: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Pynchon, Jeffery Eugenides - they, for the most part, do not let me down.

Television?

Archer and Louie are THE best, without any reservations.
Girls. Girls is a laugh aloud good time. Except when I am cringing.
Justified is a bunch of fun.
Luther. and, here is a rub; Alice. Awesome, yet bat shit loony all in one.
The BBC series This Is England was some of the best television I have ever seen.
The Power of Art is the bee's knees!

I like food. I used to adhere to this personal food rule - "If it is green do no eat it." I am much, much better now.
The six things I could never do without
1. My family. 2. My sanity. 3. The promise of hot summer nights. 4. A good movie. 5. The company of dynamic people. 6. The very real possibilty that I will be surprised. 6.5. Driving aimlessly in the middle of the night.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In a poorly defined way I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about what it means to be an honorable person and also being honest to one's self.

And, truthfully? Someone recently was kind enough to remind me, with audacious abandon, how much fun good sex can be. So, it is nothing personal, but I may be day dreaming about your foundation garments.
On a typical Friday night I am
I met a group of hooligans the moment I moved to Portland. Each Friday night we choose a spot for Happy Hour and pile into that as long as the fun lasts. It is not a requirement for me, however, it is typically the best thing happening within my orbit on a Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Besides the common cold, the only thing I have ever "caught" were crabs. From a toilet seat. In a convent.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
you would like to find you've received a message from an absolute stranger who is not without a skill or two and may just brighten your day.
On the other hand; if you choose to make hurtful choices with respect to your friends and loved ones, fueled by insecurity and self esteem issues - we will never be buddies.