I moved back to Massachusetts from Seattle, in May , love and miss my second home and always will: (RIP Capitol Hill! - The old hill ,before the tech douche's invaded, ruined it and now refer to it as "Cap Hill") Big love to Greenwood & Ballard, where I was living before I left.
As you might tell, I am most definitely a "heart on my sleeve" kind of guy.
Not super outdoorsy, i enjoy nature and love the beach all year 'round and the occasional jaunt into the woods is nice as well as short camping trips but If you're seeking an avid : "Outdoorsman" that isn't me.
I'm a guy of contrasts, I'm a sports fan = Sox, Pats, B's & C's, love classical music and intellectual pursuits as well as going to see local bands play out at bars.
I'm an animal person, especially dogs and doubly Pugs! - LOVE pugs!
Also,If your "ideal" person that you seek is "normal" then i'm not the droid you're looking for.
I am proudly different, unique, offbeat and quite frankly "Normal" = boring to me.
Please also note that if I visit your profile and you are not in the Boston area know that it's not because I am "Travelling through and looking for a hook up, tour guide" or anything of the like.
Barring that I'm following the words of David Wooderson:
Hear the man speak the words here:
I'm a heck of a home chef and love being in the kitchen.
I'm the KING of parallel parking, there's no spot I can't get a car into!
I'm a great listener and forever ready to be an ear to a friend.
Always know the name of the movie or tv show that "had that guy or girl who was in that thing".
give great hugs, and can pack a box for shipping or moving like a pro!
LA Confidential -
BTW How cool was Kevin Spacey in that film? Sgt. Jack Vincennes, that cat was a dapper dresser!
Swingers - "You're so money & you don't even know it!
Making the grade
Ok, now some authors and books:
A people's history of the United States" - Dr. Howard Zinn
Any Oscar Wilde
My Uncle Oswald - Roald Dahl
Anything by Jimmy Breslin - architect of "New Journalism"
Judy Blume - One of my YA influences and who didn't love the "Fudge" books?
A Stranger in this world - Kevin Canty
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Bright lights, Big city - Jay McInerney
"The Pigman" and other books written by Paul Zindel - Another influence of mine as far as my Young Adult novel projects I'm working on writing.
Music wise I LOVE 80's New Wave & punk
Adam Ant, Haircut 100, Cocteau Twins, Cure, Morrissey, Echo, Reflex, Duran Duran, Bauhaus and many more!
Mother Love Bone & most of the "grunge era" bands, also love 80's glam rock
Classic hip hop & R&B Eric B & Rakim, Whodini, , Dazz Band, old LL, Beasties, Gap Band, Teena Marie, Troop.
classical - JS Bach in particular
Jazz & big band - Stan Kenton, Art Blakey, Terry Gibbs, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, & of course Chet Baker amongst many others including Sinatra, Ella, Satchmo,Edith Piaf, Billie & Sassy.
I'm a regular listener of "The Swing years & Beyond" on KUOW, still do even though I no longer live in Seattle.
Oh and I can't stand DMB or The Lumineers - *vomit!* - Gotta keep it real, be who I am, and those are two bands I can't stomach.
I'm a big NPR listener, BBC news, "The Diane Rehm show", "The World" are some of my favorite programs as I'm a news junkie but also enjoy their entertainment programs - "The Moth Radio Hour", "Wait, Wait don't tell me", "Car Talk ".
"The Young Ones"
Lots of old TV shows on the retro TV channels from when I was growing up in the 70's-80's
The Rachel Maddow Show
Wish MSNBC would bring Keith Olbermann back.
I really enjoy anything on "Viceland".
I like Car shows like Counting Cars, "Fast & Loud" - GYSOT!!! along with how to car shows, and wood working how to shows.
Bob's Burgers, Robot Chicken, Family Guy.
Love cooking shows - I'm an enthusiastic practitioner of the gastronomical arts.
I also like "Sherlock", "Seinfeld","The League", "CSI".
I will always stop and watch a marathon of "How it's made" when I stumble upon it too.
2. - Pots & Pans
3. - My Journal
4. - Water
5. - My imagination
6. - Being able to go to a beach
What I want to do with my life, What my next steps are, What TRULY makes me happy?
Getting my motorcycle permit & license.
learning to swing dance - care to be my partner?
I also some VERY interesting and amusing dating stories that nobody else can claim and my friends will tell you could ONLY happen to me!
Ask me about the time I met Sherman Helmsley - aka "George Jefferson" at a record store in Boston as proof.
I will leave you with this question: "Can you rock it like this?"