_XMarksTheSpot
35 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Let’s get right down to business in official APA style! Notice I chose APA because of my fascination with psychology. Other interests are travel, philosophy, spirituality and traditional martial arts.

When I was 14 years old I was browsing the shelves of my local library one afternoon after school. As I walked between the shelves stacked high from floor to ceiling with volume after I volume, I inhaled the aroma of old, worn pages and pondered what secrets they might contain. Suddenly, the colors along the spine of one hard cover book caught my eye. Intrigued, I reached for it and slowly slid it out from the shelf. That one book ended up changing the course of my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a complex gentleman who likes to walk on the wild side. People think it is strange that I am not afraid to do things alone. When none of my friends could join me, I packed my bags and went trekking through the Himalayas. I meditated in Tibet and camped on Mt. Everest. There is nothing like watching the last rays of sunshine disappear behind the mountain peaks while sitting beside a fire and sipping on yak butter tea.

I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New Mexico. If you’ve seen Breaking Bad you know that place is nothing but trouble. I took up martial arts in high school to protect myself from all the thugs and drug dealers until I learned that if I started quoting Tupac they all wanted to become my friends. But while they were busy smoking weed I was discovering the magic of meditation. My early experiences developed a life-long fascination with the power of the human mind.
I’m really good at
Pretending I’m in an 80s-hair band on the karaoke stage and push-ups. I hold the record for the most push-ups at my high school. Somehow I continue on despite having reached my peak back then. ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Anything comedy, action or drama.

TV: Anthony Bourdain, American Ninja Warrior, Bizarre Foods, Breaking Bad,The Simpsons, Southpark, the timeless classic Seinfeld and all those awesome YouTube channels I subscribe to.

My musical taste is wide and varied. I appreciate good music regardless of the genre. I have a particularly soft spot for anything 80's and karaoke nights..

Mediterranean food, sushi, and anything from the food trucks at Off the Grid. Signature chicken dishes I cook up for friends (they tell me my Egyptian style chicken can cure cancer...or something).

Non-fiction books - I tend to have 3 or 4 (or 5…) going at a time.
The six things I could never do without
ASAP Travel deals
Vacation time
A chin-up bar
Detangler
Organic Free-Range Eggs
Wasabi Mayonnaise from Trader Joe's (This and the previous item combine to make the most spectacular egg salad you've probably never tasted)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How those monks in Tibet can control their body temperature by meditating. It’s like having a real life superpower.
On a typical Friday night I am
Attending to the masses of people in my living room who swoon over those home-cooked chicken dinners of mine. Kidding. I’m usually taking friends out to dinner or together we’re hunting down those food trucks...
You should message me if
You are someone adventurous who would like to try my cooking.

It would be nice if you have a good relationship with your parents.

You a good sense for practical matters.

Most of all, you see a significance to life beyond a material existence.

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