32Wilmington, United States
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My self-summary
I just moved to Wilmington for a great job opportunity I couldn't pass up. I love what I do, but it will probably never pay me enough and I'm okay with that. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Creative-type/Craftsman- I dont call myself an "artist" anymore as that title is becoming laughable. I am good with my hands. Free-thinker, adopting a more healthy lifestyle, positive outlook and energy. I like to cook and I can absolutely demolish the "boyfriend's disastrous cooking" stereotype. I love thrifting and antique stores. I love being on the water it turns out. I also enjoy a wide range of music, cats and gemstones. I'm a goldsmith, jewelry artist, gem cutter. I like the occasional wine or Belgian ale, a good cigar and my briar pipes- I'm NOT a hipster. I'm Pro-2A and Pro-cannabis. I'm Not mainstream; not what your expecting; Not like the rest. I'm an old soul. I can talk forever and love a great conversation. I love sharing interests and teaching stuff to people, even if I'm a horrible and impatient teacher. I'm an adventurous and passionate lover and a good listener. I can fix things, I know how to wash my own clothes and dishes. I make my bed every morning. I always open a door for my lady, not because she's incapable of doing it herself, but because it's a demonstration of respect and adoration. I'm not perfect, but I'm different and I'm smart enough to realize I am good and have a lot to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a self- taught, professional lapidary artist and independent jewelry artist and I love what i do. I'm also working a normal job in the industry. I have credentials from GIA, eventually to get a Graduate Gemologist diploma. I also can do handy-man work on the side and any other random work I happen to stumble upon. Here are a few things I'm working towards: growing my business and finding some stability; discovering new ways to better my diet and lifestyle; Continually learning and expanding my mind to new ideas and things and growing as a person. I've realized I'm not getting any younger and things have to change because I've already wasted too much time. This is partly what brings me to NC. I just want to become a better person and spend my life doing the things I love and I will do what I have to do to accomplish that.
I’m really good at
I'm really good with my hands and very resourceful. I'm good at teaching myself things and figuring out how things work. I'm a good talker, pretty good listener. I love teaching people about my interests. I can cook- I rarely use recipes because I just experiment and it usually turns out pretty good!
The first things people usually notice about me
My green eyes usually. Or, that I'm really quiet and reserved until I get going then there is no shutting me up.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Anything about history, historic people or events, Science: astronomy, physics, geology, etc.. Steve McQueen movies are good. I like some newer stuff, but not enough to really write about it.

I don't own a television... but if I did it'd probably be on one of two stations- MLB and Science Channel or similar. I used to watch mostly PBS and old shows like The Rebel, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. I also love The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and Master Chef. But I don't watch a ton of TV shows. If I do, they're British- Top Gear, Scott & Bailey, etc. American television is largely just idiotic.

Music: I'm BIG into Nick Cave and his work, but my musical interests are wide. Some newer stuff, a lot of older stuff. Surf, some rockabilly, Tinersticks, Alela Diane, Chris Issak, Mark Knopfler, Leonard Cohen, Apocalyptica, Rammstein, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Mark Lanegan, Joan Baez, Hendrix, The Band, Joplin, Norah Jones, Joe Bonamassa, classical, instrumental, blues and jazz... Too much to list really. I just like real, actual, GOOD music, and I am like a kid in a candy store when I find hidden gems of songs/artists I never new existed. No Emo, rap, lame-o pop or hipster junk. Yes, yes I know "good" is subjective, but....

Books: Art, firearms, history, gemstones, jewelry, geology, gemology... They all make good books. I enjoy a good fiction every once in a while too.

Food: I am in love with Mexican food. I cook it fairly well, too. But I just enjoy good food, all around. Hardly any fish though. I dated a vegan for four years so I practically lived as one and I'm not afraid of vegetables whatsoever.
Six things I could never do without
My family, my passion, my cats, my hands, my music, my creativity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a lot.... New projects, current projects, new ideas, the future, how to improve myself...
On a typical Friday night I am
Listening to music, driving, working on a project, trying to find something to do to get out of the house, at a carshow, working on my ideas and projects, out on my awesome porch with music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As bad as it sounds: I really don't like people... At all. I really like a small selection of people who inspire me and bring happiness into my life. I'm TRYING to change this outlook, because you receive what you put out, and, yeah... I'm working on it.
You should message me if
...if you want a real person and normal, good, old-fashioned (but definitely not perfect) kind of guy who is definitely not like all the rest of em.

If your profile picture(s) aren't just bathroom selfies

If you're GENUINELY an easy going and positive person.

If you have dreams, goals, aspirations of any kind besides the accumulation of money and stuff and status and you want to keep on bettering yourself and your life and your relationships.

If you don't give a damn about celebrities and pop culture and trendy gadgets and spend your time worrying about things that actually have an impact on your life.

If you are a free spirit who THINKS FOR YOURSELF.

If you're healthy and active and vibrant and full of energy and vitality.

Note: If you're close-minded and intolerant of firearms, you may want to move along...

Also, If you can't message me with something more intellectually stimulating than "Hi", don't bother. Please.

I'm not here for "hook ups", thanks. Oh, and I just moved to Wilmington, but I don't need or want anyone to "show me around", please...

Thank you, for any of you that may have made it to this sentence. I appreciate your time and I hope you enjoyed the read. :)
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