34 Collinsville, United States
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My self-summary
I answer to RJ. I love art, design and the people who make those things. I am one. I'm curious and eager to learn about the world around me.

I'm always happy to meet cool, quirky ladies like you are (I assume). I'd like to find something long-term… but don't let that scare you away if you just wanna get a coffee or whatnot. Because who the hell knows what you're going to want once you meet somebody, yeah?

That being said, it's okay to say "no." Be a big girl and stop making excuses. http://www.npr.org/2016/01/13/462787811/going-away-without-ghosting-a-better-way-to-say-im-not-into-you
What I’m doing with my life
Graphic designer at a small print shop. That is to say, I spend a lot of time creating junk mail and business cards.

Looking to move out of the metro east. Soon-ish.

Been running lately. Up to nearly 10k!

Love stand-up and try to go see my favs when they're passing thru.
I’m really good at
Giving the other person the benefit of the doubt, sketching from life, and putting together the perfect google search string (I grew up reading the World Book Encyclopedia for fun, no big deal).
The first things people usually notice about me
At least once a month, my long, flowing locks cause a guy to second guess his public restroom choice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I own many art & design books (mostly pictures). I like science fiction that says something other than, "Hey, wouldn't it be neat to live in space?" I need allegory: A Clockwork Orange, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Occasionally, I'll pick up some classic American or English lit (Johnny Got His Gun). Big fan of contemporary philosopher Alain de Botton & The School of Life.

I don't really care about organized sports. Edit: since I've been running more lately, I'm kind of curious about playing soccer. Yeah, who'da thunk? I've never been to a professional anything game. Yes, I realize I might be living in the wrong metro.

Movies: Critically-acclaimed, Award-winning dramas and offbeat, indie comedies (I sometimes enjoy "coms" of the "rom" variety) as well as mid-to-high profile Netflix documentaries.

TV: Girls, Louie, Mad Men, Maron, Portlandia, Silicon Valley & South Park

Music: Apocalyptica, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Danzig, David Bowie, Kavinsky, Lazerhawk, Metallica, Mr. Oizo, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Podcasts/Radio: Nerdist, WTF, Freakonomics, Smodcast, 99% Invisible, Radiolab, This American Life, Snap Judgement, The Moth Radio Hour, A Prairie Home Companion

Food: Indian and Mediterranean are favorites. At home, it's usually some variant on rice and beans with different vegetables and spices. I try to avoid processed foods and sugar. I like dark beers, but my cheap fall-backs are Stag and High Life. Dewar's & water, no ice. Merlot.
The six things I could never do without
A glass of wine, your favorite easy chair and, of course, this compact disc playing on your home stereo.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
• How to resolve my newfound idealism with my desired career path.
• Fuck you, Rachel from Card Services, I KNOW you're part of a phishing scheme!
• Torso. So. Itcy. Must. Moisturize.
• Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?
• So help me, if I get one more call from Rachel in Card Services…
• It's so hard to make plans with friends as you get older… do people get married JUST to avoid doing stuff alone?!
On a typical Friday night I am
Feeling anxious that I didn't make any plans.
You should message me if
You want to chat with, and soon thereafter meet, an open-minded guy who's never uttered a catcall or sent a dick pic. Real talk.

You're a designer or artist of some stripe and want to talk shop or maybe collaborate.

You know something about local bands and want somebody to drag along to shows now and again.

I don't have a great deal of free time, so I tend to focus on high percentage matches (≥80%), barring that, there's gotta be something in your profile that resonates with me.