vonnegutfan1
43 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
I'm a laid back, aging hipster type. More beer than wine. More one-on-one than large group. I am into art and music and like creativity in general. I enjoy long conversation, ballgames, volunteering, live music, being turned on to new bands, eating good food, trying to exercise on a regular basis, and hanging with friends.

I believe balance in life is good and try to focus on all aspects of life by indulging both halves of brain. For instance, I have dual degrees in biology and art. I can enjoy wine and cheese at an art opening in the afternoon and savor a brat with sauerkraut at a baseball game in the evening. I'm equal parts country and rock and roll. Yeah, yeah...you get the picture.

I am sensitive, huggable, and lovable, sprinkled with a little edginess and wit. I'm generally the guy who will make friends with your parents and turn around and make a sailor blush...or at least want to punch me.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working in the biotech biz which pays my rent. Since I'm more of a "work to live" vs. a "live to work" type of person, I really become engaged with my activities outside of work. In my spare time, I volunteer at a college radio station, manage a co-ed softball team, and try to stay connected with friends.
I’m really good at
Listening. I like to think that one of my strengths is empathy, or at least giving a shnit about what's really going on with the person I'm talking to. I'm sort of that person who can befriend lots of people from different walks of life, meaning I end up being friends with people who can't stand each other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Like all sorts, from indie to blockbusters. I've been a little behind in my movie viewing lately.

I'm a big audiophile. Some of all time favs include: Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Interpol, Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead, Sunset Rubdown, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Modest Mouse, B&S, Neko Case, Film School, Arcade Fire, Joy Division...
Some more recent artists currently in rotation: Asobi Seksu, The Raveonettes, Tuneyards, Cut Copy, Zola Jesus, Y La Bamba, Warpaint, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, Bell Orchestre, Au, Love Is All, Gary Numan, The Fiery Furnaces, Beach House...yes, the list goes on and on...

And since music is about listening check these out: My tastes live a little over here, sprinkled with some of this, plenty of this, and some of this.

And let's not forget this and that as well as this..

I am a total foodie, but definitely not in a snobby sort of way. I will eat (almost) anything. I can delight in a meal that costs $100 or soak in the pleasure of a Costco hot dog. If it tastes good, thumbs up from me.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm happy either staying at home or going out. It all depends on what group of people (if any) I'm hanging with. Typically, I'm very open-minded, so I'm game to do something spontaneous or just end up camping out in front of the television.
You should message me if
I'm looking for a female counterpart to share in mutual activities, like going to shows and exploring dive bars. Nice gals who want to meet a nice guy!
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