I'm a pretty mellow kind of guy who never misses an opportunity to crack a joke, often a bad pun. Comedy writing is a hobby of mine. My sense of humor is fairly dry. I'm pretty outgoing, but I can be shy too. I'm pretty left-leaning, and I don't subscribe to religion.
I'm a semi-professional artist, Photography mostly. I am taking the steps to make that be my full-time vocation. I have a couple sets of Portland and Oregon postcards I have made and sell, and I do commissioned photo work in portraiture, and real estate. I enjoy being influenced by all types of creativity. Three contemporary people I see as creative geniuses: Andy Goldsworthy, Banksy, Frank Zappa.
I love exploring new places, both in Portland and elsewhere. I really enjoy being out in nature, especially if there is an opportunity to see some wild animals.
My favorite flower is the bird of paradise, and I like the smell of old books and the sound of breaking glass.
Currently, I'm working on a new photography art project, and marketing the postcards I've done, as well as a greeting card I have out. I also do volunteer photography for nonprofits. Last year I did a series of holiday greeting cards for a nonprofit that helps veterans who have post-traumatic brain injuries.
That, and remembering to take time to relax as well (learning the importance of that). I've been meditating again lately, and I've found it very beneficial. Catching up on some books when I can, too.
I have also been discovering the genius of Adventure Time.
Movies: Spinal Tap, all Wes Anderson films, Dead Man, Cohen Brothers films, Star Wars Episode IV, Idiocracy, Dazed & Confused, Neighbors (Aykroyd & Belushi), Best In Show, Dr. Strangelove, Glengarry Glen Ross, many more. I'm also a Marvel geek.
Music is very important to me. Way too many bands and artists to name. I love most all the genres, and sub genres of rock, I love R&B, jazz, hip-hop, classical, electronic, classic country. I like music with heart.
I like to discover cool music I've never heard before. Either new or classic stuff that's gotten past me.
TV: I don't watch much television, but some of my favorite shows are: Arrested Development, Barney Miller, Trailer Park Boys, Futurama, The Daily Show, Adventure Time, & Community. I can't stand reality shows.
Food: Thai, Indian, BBQ, Chinese, Ethiopian, Mexican, Italian (I don't like onions). I don't eat meat any more, but still do seafood and eggs.
You know, the usual stuff.
That, and I can't grow a full beard.
Why did Napoleon have his arm in a cast?
Because he had a bone apart.