First off, my life philosophy: The only difference between laugh lines and crows feet is perspective.
You'll notice that this philosophy applies to both how you get them AND what you think of them after you've got 'em.
I'm more of a "laugh lines" kind of guy.
Second, my passions:
Music - I'm a singer/songwriter. I play the piano. I am a grounded artist, though...not one of those sad, deluded individuals who thinks that everyone should/would love their work. Art is subjective, so if you don't like my music, that's okay! It'd be a tiny bummer, but it's not a dealbreaker for me.
My goal isn't to find a fan, it's to find a guy who can back me up (emotionally and psychologically) when I work to pursue my passions and dreams. He can hate my songs as long as he loves that I love to write and perform them. :-)
That being said, here's hoping you love them. LOL
Next on the list? Career! Right now I am working for a tech company in a great position. I worked my ass off to get where I am. I'm great at what I do, but it's definitely not my long-term plan. That being said, I'm not the kind of person to be hyper-focused on the future. I think the present is way too amazing and important to spend it all wishing for some-day-soon.
Health! Sooooo, I would like to apologize if some of my pictures make me come across as this narcissistic gym rat. I spent a lot of my life getting teased for being woefully underweight. I actually have had health problems (which have since been remedied) due to my ex-scrawniness.
A few months back, I said to myself, "What the hell, Joshua!?" It wasn't an epiphany, per say. I just got tired of not making the changes I kept telling myself I'd make, and finally made them.
So I do go to a gym. It's helped to adjust my point of view a lot. I look at my body in such a different light now.
You might be wondering, "Why post those pictures if you are worried they make you look like an ego-centric whey-head?" Good question! I uploaded them because they make me happy. About myself. Physically. I've always enjoyed my mind (as evidenced by my daydreaming) and my talents (I could play a piano mindlessly until my fingers fall off), but I've always had some level of disdain for my body.
Although...don't most gay men? LOL Aw...that was a little maudlin...
Anyway, it makes me happy to be reminded of all my hard work and the progress I've made, so why not share that happiness? I hope that makes sense.
If you're still reading this, thank you for not doing the whole "TL;DR" thing. Now I will reward you:
I have the best dog in the world (said every dog owner ever...unless they have been on an episode of "Dog Whisperer"). She's small and loves snuggling. She's the antithesis of a Chihuahua: never barks (unless something startles her), never does that sad trembly/shaky thing, has never nipped or bitten anyone, and knows how to do all sorts of super cute tricks.
I can make her lay down then roll her around on the ground. I call the trick "rolling pin." I'm totally serious.
She's also best friends with my best friend's Flamepoint Siamese cat.
I recently learned that I am allergic to both cats and dogs, which has explained a lot.... LOL
I think that's enough for this self-summary, don't you? Oh look. More places to write essays! (see below)