noboxes4me
36 Ann Arbor, United States
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My self-summary
Careful... I have a picnic blanket and I'm not scared to use it!

Also, it's firefly season. It's the best. No, not the show, which is also awesome... but the glowing little bugs, that light up the night.
What I’m doing with my life
Climbing! My main climbing partner recently moved away, though, so I'm looking for new people to climb with. Hit me up if you'd like to go! I also do just about everything else people do outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, BBQing, etc. etc. etc.

I'm an instructional technology consultant by day - I help people use technology to improve their classes and instruction. I also help people relax and heal by doing massage (swedish, Thai, neuromuscular, and sports, and mayofascial) therapy on the side.

Just got a new tent, sleeping pad, and camp stove. w00t. Traveling around the country, to listen live music, drink local brews, visit friends and museums, and/or hang out in the woods/mountains/water. I hit up DC earlier this summer, Chicago recently, and I'm headed to Red River Gorge in August, and SoCal in October. And it's Michigan, so I'll probably head north at some point soon...
I’m really good at
Trying to breath while drinking water.
Listening and being open minded.
Standing up to defend people, when others stand by just watching.
Staying up way past my bedtime.
Being open, to a fault.
Cutting rugs.
Going in circles, but learning something new each time I go around.
Caveats. (At least I think I am...)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm more than my afro - why can't you see me for the person inside?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Political satire, Existential Scifi, documentaries, and Kung Fu films with real Kung Fu. And yes, I'm man enough to admit that I watch the occasional rom-com, and I'm a romantic at heart.

Public Radio. Pomplamoose. Passion Pit. Prodigy. Pentatonix. Portishead. Purple Rain. Pure Moods. Just kidding about Pure Moods. Anything I can dance to... swing, jazz, pop, funk, soul, blues, electronic, fusion, etc. etc. Anything that makes me chill or feel alive when I hear it.

Thich Nhat Hanh, William Gibson, Morihei Ueshiba, Neil Stephenson, Sun Tsu, Miyamoto Musashi, Howard Zinn, The Body Can Speak.

Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Korean, Soul food, BBQ, etc...
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The six things I could never do without
Good people.
Good food.
Good beer.
Good health.
Good lovin'.
Good learnin'.
Good times.
Ignoring bad rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...how sometimes it would be awesome to not over think everything.

...how much I love being outside, in the water, and/or under the sun.

...how to empower people.

...if I should get dreadlocks. (No, I don't smoke. Damnit. That answers my question.)

...if my profile is too long? Or too short?
On a typical Friday night I am
Having fun! Friday and Saturday evenings, I'm usually doing some combination of the following: swing dancing, listening to live music, eating good food, drinking craft beer, and starting trouble. Care to join?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know who Jem and the holograms are. And the Misfits.
You should message me if
...you know how to use a picnic blanket, too.
...you take care of yourself, body and mind.
...you are strong but kind, have lots of energy but also like to chill, you're independent but looking for a deeper connection with someone, and smart but crazy... in a good way.

Bonus:
...you know what I mean when I shout "inconceivable!" "points!" or "phrasing?"
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