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My self-summary
I am hoping to find someone who is interested in shared adventures.

Silly and serious are equally important to me.

I am a local artist and an RN. I have lived in Asheville for 11 years.

Instagram = zigzagsoul
FB = Justin Ramsey
Painting portfolio site

San Diego>Charleston, SC>Southwest>Asheville

"Joseph Campbell and The Rolling Stones
Couldn't give me a myth
So I had to write my own..."

-Father John Misty
What I’m doing with my life
As a Nursing Unit Supervisor, I am blessed with helping and learning from patients and families facing difficult times. I am also honored to be in a support role for my fellow co-workers, who inspire me and bless the world with their service.

Making amazing banana bread.
I’m really good at
Writing, painting, mountain biking, running, yoga, active listening, cooking, baking, intuition, empathy, seeing the many sides of every situation, managing finances for short term fun and long term sustainability, massages, and so on.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose you would have to tell me. "Pretty eyes" is a common one, but it is the soul that shines through over time that really matters.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Any books written by Tom Robbins, Fritjof Capra, Bill Bryson, Richard Brautigan, Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami, Gabrial Garcia Marquez, Paul Coehlo, Don Miguel Ruiz, Hafiz, Rumi, and so many more. Franny and Zooey.

Movies: Anything by Pedro Almodovar or Wes Anderson. "Goodwill Hunting", "Like Water for Chocolate", "Bubba Ho-tep", "Heat", "Neverending Story", "Big Fish", "Amelie", "Antonia's Line", "Cinema Paradiso", "Chocolat", "Run Lola Run", "Sleepwalk With Me", "True Grit", "Elizabethtown", "Stranger than Fiction", "The Secret", "The Motorcycle Diaries", "Darjeeling Express", "Moonrise Kingdom", and so many more movies, but I have never had cable and do not watch TV as I can not stand commercials. I use Netflix or my local Movie Store Orbit most of the time.

My music tastes are vast and eclectic. I love live music and finding new music to enjoy, but I am not a snob or overly picky about it... bang on a tin can, and I will be happy: Cat Power, Gillian Welch, Arcade Fire, Yeasayers, Animal Collective, Father John Misty, Damien Rice, Grizzley Bear, Panda Bear, Warpaint, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, My Morning Jacket, Barry White, MGMT, Joan as Police Woman, Outkast, The XX, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Yo La Tengo, The Cure, The Knife, Bjork, Broken Social Scene, Broken Bells, Daft Punk, Kayne West, Local Natives, Neko Case, She & Him, Death Cab for Cutie, Lana del Rey, Fruit Bats, Motown, PJ Harvey, Shovels and Rope, Iron & Wine, Beirut, Jose Gonzalez, Chad Vangaalen, Miles Davis, The Shins, Nina Simone, M83, The Budos Band, Tennis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wolf Parade, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Feist, Santigold, Leonard Cohen, Built to Spill, Battles, Dirty Projectors, The National, Gnarls Barkley, Ali Farka Toure, Modest Mouse, Feist, The War on Drugs, Andrew Bird, Phoenix, Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Blackalicious, Toro Y Moi, The Decemberists, Spoon, Major Lazer, Divine Fits, The Postal Service, Sade, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, My Morning Jacket, Kid Cudi, The Tallest Man on Earth, Beach House, Kurt Vile, Band of Horses, Johnny Cash, and on and on and on... there are over 14,000 songs on my Ipod alone from CDs I have purchased over the years, not illegal downloads...

I am a vegetarian and "dairy minimalist". I love food in general (with a focus on healthy whole foods), and non-American cuisines in particular. Ethiopian, Mexican, Thai, and Indian are some of my favorite food styles. I enjoy a balance between cooking/baking from scratch and going out to eat. I love artisan teas, craft brews, and wine. Dark chocolate (with expresso beans) dipped in natural almond butter is divine.
Six things I could never do without
Family, Friends, Nature, Culture, Food, and Shelter. What else does one need?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything... really... my brain is in aerobics mode a lot, which I balance out with yoga and such...
On a typical Friday night I am
Since I work every other weekend and erratic days of the week, I do not have a Life that is built around the weekend or certain days in general. I may be going out or getting to bed early on a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am actually a monk testing my ability to avoid temptation on a dating site, but you probably guessed that already (so now you know I enjoy playful sarcasm).
You should message me if
Anything here resonates with you...

You are tired of OKCupid and want to find someone to hang out with in real life...

I always enjoy making new friends in Asheville, so I am happy to catch up for a brew or the like and share Asheville stories and connections. Or a hike or mountain biking adventure. Or a walk around downtown or West Asheville. I am open to any activities or adventures you may recommend as well.

You want to trade skills... for example, I would be happy to share my knowledge of painting with someone who can help me learn Spanish....
The two of us