Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I want to date a girl from Ellicot City...I am an artist and fine
art photographer. I was lucky in that I discovered this passion
early and have had the opportunity to do what I love my entire
life. I love Baltimore but have spent enough time living outside of
it that it is not a love without comparison. I don’t kill bugs
except roaches and mosquitos. I want to retire to an airstream
trailer and travel the country eating in diners and drinking in
dive bars. I don’t want to sell my art in galleries and become
famous but would rather do craft fairs and street festivals where I
can see the people who look at my art and talk to the people who
buy it. I would rather buy art supplies than new shoes. I read a
ton and am a news junkie. I enjoy discussing politics, religion,
art, current world events and current life events. Most of my
friends are female. I can't help but rub Ethiopian bread on my face
at least once every time I eat it (before I put the food on it) I
play a lot of pool, like to go duckpin bowling, eat crabs by the
bay at sunset and drink a lot of cheap beer and expensive scotch.
I’ve lived in Baltimore most of my life but spent 7 years in NYC. I
have traveled all over this country and a few others and like to
take the unbeaten path. I studied photography, religion, literature
and art history at Sarah Lawrence College. I worked in a comic book
store in the 90’s. I used to have purple hair and still have a few
tattoos. I played soccer and lacrosse in high school until I
discovered girls and art. I am very close with my family and have
dinner with my parents at least once a week. I have lived life a
little on the wild side but never got into too much trouble. I
don’t have a criminal record. I like the outdoors. I would rather
spend 40 minutes walking to work than 10 minutes driving. I love
art shows, live music, street festivals and drinking outside in the
sun. I wore large women’s glasses before Bono. On Sundays I like
going to the farmers market, come home and make omelets before
going back to bed. I was a lifeguard and bartender for 10 years. I
live in Hampden. I like The Charcuterie and The Bloody Bucket
equally but Frazier’s is my favorite spot. I like burlesque but I
don’t like strip clubs. I’ have taught high school photography. I
laugh every time I am listening to classical music and they
introduce a piece and say the word "pianist"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The good news is that after years I have my dream job, doing what I
love at a place which, since my youth, has been very important to
me and my development as an artist. I manage the photo department
at MICA and am surrounded by photographic equipment and young
energetic artists which have given me the access and energy to
continue to create my work. I have both the best analog and digital
photography equipment all around me and cannot think of a better
place to have landed.
OK, Truth, I recently lost my job but in a way that I am collecting
unemployment at almost the same level of income as when I was
working full time. I am using this time to focus on my art and
think about my life and my goals. It has given me more time to do
the things I love and see the people whom I have missed while
working the horrible schedule I was. I want to meet new people,
date, see the things that I've missed and enjoy life in all the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have gotten good at art and life. It wasn't a surprise to me to
find that it isn't easy to live as an artist. I was expecting it
but didn't realize the sacrifices this society demands to continue
to create. Now I am trying to get good at selling it!
“The artist’s life cannot be otherwise than full of conflicts, for
two forces are at war within him [or her]—on the one hand, the
common human longing for happiness, satisfaction and security in
life, and on the other a ruthless passion for creation which may go
so far as to override every personal desire … There are hardly any
exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine
gift of creative fire.” Carl Jung
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My side burns and I like to wear large women's glasses. (watch out
if you have a pair, I will steal them, or what I like to call
borrow indefinitely.) But I will give them back if asked... a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My new favorite is The Goldfinch... couldn't put it down.
My favorite writer is Thomas Pynchon but I read all the time and
mostly fiction. (if you know what a muted posthorn means PLEASE
contact me.) I love literature and can spend a whole day reading.
In the last month my favorites were "Bury Me Standing," a
nonfiction about the Roma and "Swampladia" which was a supernatural
mystery about circus people in Florida. I love trashy Ken Follet
historical fiction. Geek Love. The Last Unicorn is both one of my
favorite books and movies. I still watch Labyrinth at least once a
year. True Romance, 1984, Game of Thrones, Tolkien. My new favorite
show is Hannibal and I also love both old and new BBC sitcoms and
dramas from Last of the Summer Wine to Red Dwarf and The Might
Boosh. I am always down for horror movies but love foreign films
almost as much. Walking Dead!!!!!
I have recently began to teach myself to cook and I am in absolute
love with it. Sometimes I try and cook something just to see if I
can figure out how to do it. I began doing this simply for health
reasons but now it is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon
or evening. Ball and Chain is my favorite song. I am going to get a
Tattoo of a magic 8 ball with a chain (pool reference not a coke
reference) and in the little window I am thinking of leaving it
blank so I can write in whatever fortune I want for the day OR
BTLDTF (born to loose, destined to fail) which is NOT my fortune
but on some days... (I did get that tattoo and I left the prophesy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good book
a good book
a good book
a good book
a good book and
a good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Wondering if my mother was right when she told me that you can only
have 2 of the 3 most important things in life at once. A good place
to live, a good job and a good girlfriend. Well, I got the job and
the place to live... Nah, Mom's are always right about these
things. Update: Since I now don't have a job there may actually be
time in my life for a girlfriend! (wink)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights are usually spent making dinner with friends and then
a trip to the local bars in Hampden. I love art shows, live music,
parties, food truck rallies and trips to the pool. I guess there is
no typical friday night. You could run into me at the Paradox or
Jazz at the Walters...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The one and only porn I ever bought was called "Specs Appeal: Girls
You should message me if
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I want to apologize, I haven't really taken this site seriously and
haven't written back as much as I should have and have started
conversations and abandoned them too soon. But I am going to try
and be more responsive and really am looking for someone
So, message if... you would like to do any of these things...
...if you would like to spend time meeting new people, are down for
adventures or want someone to explore Baltimore with. My profile is
sparse hahaha it used to be! (at least in terms of my hobbies and
what I like) for the reason that I enjoy talking to people and have
found that in meeting anyone online we are prompted by each others
profiles and although it allows for an easy conversation I'd prefer
to allow that to progress through natural curiosity than the almost
scripted way people talk who have read so much about each other. I
have a lot of friends but I'm looking for someone to go to the
farmers market with, make omelettes, curl up in bed on a rainy day,
trade massages and wake up in the morning with. I am not looking
for hook-ups but a one night cuddle isn't out of the question. I
have found that even though monday rolls around and I am exhausted
from a weekend of fun something is missing, a good woman in my life
makes everything more satisfying so drop me a line if you
SO, I was flipping channels and Jay Leno was interviewing some teen
star I didn't know and he asked her an interesting question about
dating. He asked her if social media was creating a problem in that
since people could tell so much about a person through it, wasn't
there the possibility that just because you don't like all the same
things, or agree about certain issues you might rule out a person
who you might actually get along well with? He then went on to say
that some of his most interesting friendships and relationships are
with people who don't share a lot of his views. SO, if OKcupid says
that we "have issues" it shouldn't mean we shouldn't give something
If you have made it this far I am impressed. I don't browse through
the competitions profiles so I don't know what the boys are saying
but I can tell I am long winded compared to most and i am going to
add yet ANOTHER thing about online dating to think about. I am torn
between one of two paths to take. One is the aggressive approach
where I would send out messages and pursue people and the other is
the passive aggressive approach which is to visit your profile,
drop a bunch of stars and hope you like my profile enough to drop
me a line. I hope I don't disappoint you if you are looking for a
man who will make the first move. I do not do that unless I receive
some invitation to do so which on this weird site is hard to tell.
So drop me a line and say hi!
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