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My self-summary
*Anyone want to see Jason Isbell in Portland, Sept 11th? Bloody Mary Festival is the day before!*

I'm a liberal hippie/redneck vegan who eats meat and dairy.

Thinking about punching Nazis makes my fist hard.

Tormund in the streets, Podrick in the sheets.

"Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure."

~Edward Abbey.

ENFP if you're into that sort of thing.

I moved up here to study writing and visual arts at Evergreen from a tiny town in Northern California, the denizens of which are a mix of old hippies, loggers, and ranchers who's offspring come together and form a sort of hybrid, affectionately known as "rippies," redneck hippies, posessing the best qualities of both. Add some sophistication and a taste for laughter, travel, adventure, and the fine things in life and you have me. I fell in love with the stunning natural beauty of this area, the laid back lifestyle, learned to appreciate the rain, and found my home in the Pacific Northwest. I was raised off the grid on an organic farm and am passionate about healthy community, healthy food, proper nutrition, and sustainable food systems. Monsanto Corporation is the very embodiment of evil and is working toward a real life zombie apocalypse. I love the local food systems Olympia has to offer and I must say that I'm a pretty good cook, resourceful and creative in the kitchen and can usually whip up something tasty and healthy with whatever I happen to have on hand. I think sharing a good, hearty belly laugh or a fit of uncontrollable giggles with close friends is one of the greatest feelings in the world. That, and experiencing a new and amazing place for the first time.
What I’m doing with my life
In the last couple years, I have finally been able to reach a sort of zen place in life in which I am living for the present and not some hypothetical future, doing things that I want to do and living in the moment, just enjoying. Shucking oysters, slinging beer, and writing and drawing when I'm able. Feeling the travel bug nibbling at me pretty insistently. I think the next place I want to visit internationally is Budapest, Hungary. Also, working towards fulfilling a dream of selling my house, buying a badass camper van, packing my dogs, laptop, camping gear, and just going. Driving around exploring the country, its parks, towns, roads, cities, dives, people, and food while documenting my adventures along the way.
I’m really good at
Responsible hedonism. Cooking, laughing, reciprocating, shucking oysters, making margaritas and bloody marys, goofing off, giving massages, telling stories animatedly, writing, drawing, eating, drinking, procrastinating, growing stuff, accidentally shrinking my favorite wool beanies in the drier, not being a douche.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly, the first thing people notice is my two ridiculously adorable and friendly dogs which I nearly always have in tow. I merely try to bask in some of their risidual glory. If anyone bothers to pay me any heed at all in the face of such cuteness, they might note my curly locks, easy smile, charming demeanor, fantastic sense of humor, rugged good looks, the fact I appear younger than I am which I belive is born of good living and a youthful soul. (And, of course, my modesty and humility.) 😜
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fantasy, historical fiction, biographies and autobiographies, humor, investigative journalism. A few of my most recent favorites have been The Passage, The Twelve, and Shantaram. I've recently been reading a lot of Christopher Moore's books. Good fun.

Movies: Okay, my movie tastes are much too varied to narrow down but I've recently been on a documentary kick.

Television: Don't have it but I Netflix series that I like and watch sports at the bar. Anthony Bourdaine is a hero of mine and The Wire was the best show anyone has created. Having read the books, I think HBO is doing a fantastic job with A Game Of Thrones and my friends and I nerd out hard. Recently got sucked into Westworld.

Music: Real country, not the horrible pop crap; Waylon, Cash, Willie, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, George Jones, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams Sr., Hank lll.

"On the highway to nowhere that runs through my mind A yellow line stretches out into the night Broken in places, it's my guiding light So I'm writing that freedom a line at a time"

Waylon Jennings speaks to my very soul.

Reggae; conscious roots and dancehall.

Intelligent hip-hop.

Bluegrass, folk, punk, metal, old hippie rock. (All my parents were big Deadheads.)

Food: I usually eat a simple diet of whole grains, meat, and veggies crafted in delicious ways at home but one of my favorite things is to go out to a good restaurant. Sushi and pretty much any Asian fare tops my list of cultural cuisine along with Mediterranean, Indian, and some good, quality Mexican. La Tarasca in Centralia is bomb.
Six things I could never do without
Family, friends, my pups, nature, food, books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently, I've been trying to remain lighthearted and not become consumed by the anger, despair, and frustration of this Twilight Zone dystopian nightmare we've found ourselves in and the pervasive ignorance and bigotry that has landed us here.

How I can best provide whatever light, happiness, humor, and positive vibes to myself and others as I'm able.
On a typical Friday night I am
No night is typical. Could be at a concert, camping, enjoying dinner and drinks with friends, lounging in some classic dive, in bed reading or cozied up in my comfy chair with my puppers, watching a movie, or maybe cracking out on PS4.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I flirt shamelessly with older women for tips.
Sometimes I become so absorbed in a book that I'll take it into the shower with me.
I had a crush on the mouse chick from Rescue Rangers when I was a kid.
I have a Lana Del Rey Pandora station. Really, I'm not a private person, I'll tell most anyone most anything.
You should message me if
You have a passion for humor, fun, food, music, and adventure and you aren't a republican or fundamentalist Christian. If you like to cozy up watching movies by a woodstove on a cold rainy winter afternoon.

Open to whatever unfolds organically.

I think it's funny that dudes on here get all butt hurt when women don't return their messages. It's like, man, how do you handle rejection in real life? So you can at least rest assured that if I message you and you're not feeling it (for whatever unfathomable reason) I'm going to just leave it at that and not accuse you of being a "stuck up bitch" or anything of that nature. (That's not to say I'm encouraging anyone to not reply to my messages or anything. 😜 I don't send them desperately or compulsively so if I do it's because I'm genuinely intrigued.)
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