If you're not certain I'm dating material but dig what you read, hit me up anyway. I'm always into meeting new people and chatting it up a bit.
Most of my buds would likely describe me as a friendly, intelligent, compassionate, logical, altruistic guy with a twisted sense of humor and a kind heart. Actually, my friends have never said a word of that, but they would if I paid them first.
I'm an open-book. There's not much I've done in life that I'd consider private. I can keep a secret in favor to a friend, but I pride myself on honesty otherwise. What's the saying? "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything". Thanks, Mark Twain.
I suck at telling jokes, but I have a knack for witty come-backs, observational humor, and one-liners. I'm not above acting a fool to get my friends laughing, though. I may be intelligent, but that's never stopped me from doing dumb stuff for fun.
I was born and raised here in Portland. I spent a couple of years living in New Jersey but life over there was too fast-paced for me so I'm back. I haven't really traveled much but I wish I would have. Running an independent business kinda ties me down between full-time jobs and it's always felt like I've been stuck here. Never-the-less, I enjoy the culture and living anywhere else, I start missing the rain. Is that weird?
Much like any other Oregonian, I like the outdoors. Every now-and-again I like to escape out to the woods and go for nature hikes or go poking around open pastures and fields for... goodies? Ha. I'm not a big fan of fishing, but camping, boating, and rafting are fun.
Eventually, I'd like to find a repair position with a small IT-based company. Until then, I'll take what I can get so long as it provides a living wage. My life's goal is to go back to college and become a network administrator, but college costs money and that's something I don't have much of.
When I'm bored, I usually take a pencil to paper and draw out weird cartoons and laugh to myself. In retrospect, that sounds a little crazy. I guess I'm not a bad artist in general; I used to draw a lot of comic-style art and I can still pull off realism, but I tend to stick to work that I can start and end quickly. That's probably why I have no patience for painting.
I'm also a damn good cook, I can make mean mixed drinks, I'm a kick-ass party bartender, and I can also kick your ass at Super Mario Bros. No joke.
I just finished a book about creating and querying SQL databases. T'was riveting. Truly a work of literary achievement. So enthralling I could barely keep my eyes open.
My favorite movies are usually comedy and horror flicks. Listing titles is a little futile because my favorite movies seem to change pretty drastically from month to month, but here's my "now" list:
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
A Nightmare on Elmstreet
The HBO Spawn series
I watch a lot of documentaries, too. I particularly like science and social documentaries, but I'll watch nearly anything.
Musically, I'm a little eclectic. Lately I've been listening to a lot of rap like Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, A Tribe Call Quest, and Outkast.
I listen to a lot of metal music, too. Stuff like Opeth, Tristania, Cannibal Corpse, Type O Negative, early Manson, and some Iced Earth.
Industrial such as Ministry, A Perfect Circle, old Nine Inch Nails, Mindless Self-Indulgence, and White Zombie.
90's alternative like OLD Greenday, Bush, Silverchair, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Every once and again I'll listen to techno, nerdcore, video game remixes, 80's rock, 80's synthpop, remixes, or once in a blue-moon, story-driven country. I have to admit a certain respect for Johnny Cash.
I don't eat out a whole lot. I try to stay away from fast food places and restaurants. Some call it a diet, but whether I'm at a desirable weight or not, I know I won't stay there eating out much. I lost around 150 pounds just by knocking fast food and soda out of my otherwise normal diet and by cutting back on portions a tad. After 12 years, I'm thin again. WOOT.
3.) Some kind of creative outlet.
6.) A vice.
Whenever I'm stressed, I sit down and doodle or screw off in photoshop. It works, and soon enough I'm easy like Sunday morning.
-You and I seem to have a lot in common.
-You're down for some actual conversation.
You should avoid messaging me if:
-You think I'm cute, but my profile is just too damn long to read.
-You're too desperate or lonely to play friendly with me at first.