it is simple really... I choose to be/want to be a person who people like to be around. I hope to inspire, build up, welcome and make laugh as opposed to belittle, tear down, depress, or exclude. I have been told that after one gets to know me a bit, they feel they are a part, included, cared for, and respected. This is life giving... it simply allows people to enjoy life a little more.
Now, I need to be careful to give the impression that I am perfect at this... I am certainly not. I am conscious of it, and strive to be this way as much as possible. I also should say that I am not some overly chipper, overly positive, overly happy go lucky guy; to the point of annoyance. I am honest and real. I don't say things I don't mean. (with the exception of my sarcastic humor, but it is pretty obvious) I look for the genuine good in everyone, and then I can honestly say good things about them. I am truly a happy person, I have good friends, a job that I created and I absolutely love. I am able to travel once in a while, eat incredible food and enjoy some niceties of life. I try not to fall victim of loving money, or material things, while recognizing the importance of financial stability and how that directly influences our/my happiness.
I have a quirky, off-the-wall sense of humor that comes out little by little as I get to know someone. I am smart, and a good business man. I consider my foundation is being a man of integrity. This is how I run my business and how I run my life. I am however, a bit of an activist which means I bend the rules sometimes, possible blatantly break them, but never without reason. I have not marched lately about any issues, but if I saw it necessary or felt compelled I would do what I can to support a noble cause.
Humor is a necessity for me. I love catching people off guard with an off-the-wall comment. (99% of the time, people laugh or smile, which is my goal.... ). I make up songs all the time on my guitar and enjoy immensely a good humorous movie or show.
You should be honest, a person of integrity, quirky, not caring much about what other people are wearing or saying or doing or thinking... but you should be aware of the world and culture around you.... and not afraid to fit in, but not afraid to stand out, or look like a goof, or talk like a nerd, or sound like a tree hugger. Embarrassment should be a very rare feeling. Confidence should oooze out your pores! Yet, all this while admitting your weaknesses, owning them and stepping forward instead of backwards. YOU should know YOU and if you do, it all is true what YOU say about YOU. (yes I may just be Dr Seuss reincarnated)
Watch this TED TALK... if you understand this, and value it's profundity please let me know.
I make people feel welcomed. I am fun and light hearted with a very quirky sense of humor, and people often feel that they can trust me... because they can. I value peoples lives and respect and appreciate them for the person they are.
Also, most people think I am much younger than I am partly because of how much energy I have, also I just look younger I guess.... it is a curse and a blessing.
I have heard also, my blue eyes...but that is typical.
Movies: American Beauty, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hedwig and the angry inch The Notebook, Garden State, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, the breakfast club. I love documentaries, food justice films like food inc., The Future of Food, etc.
TV: The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Southpark, HGTV, The Food Network, the new girl, Weeds, the newBattlestar Galactica, Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, and of course I hate Fox News because it is the source for every piece of shit lie/propaganda you can imagine... If you believe Fox News is a reliable news source... I wish you luck in finding your own Chick fil A type of guy... but don't waste your time on me.
Radio: NPR (A Way with Words, Car Talk, This American Life, Fresh Air, Marketplace)
Music: They Might Be Giants(all time favorite), U2, Johnny Cash, Jason Mraz, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Keller Williams, Grateful Dead, Bluegrass, anything Yonder Mountain String Band, Xavier Rudd, 80's, dance music, Modonna, and classical
Food: Mexican, Indian, Sushi, Italian, PB and J, Hot Chocolate, Sushi,
San Diego Favorite Restaurants: Local Habit, City Tacos, J Six, Croce's, Averrevderci, Whisk and Ladel, Sipz, Ranchos, Red Door, West Coast Tavern, Urban Solace. I try to stick with Farm to Table restaurants and steer clear of chain restaurants.
1. Someone to talk to, asking the hard questions of life with,
2. A meaningful job
4. Facebook (my connection to many of my friends far away)
5. Natural Peanut Butter
6. My Mac (the way I connect to my friends far away)
7. My vita mix blender
8. fresh produce direct from the farmers
I am ready to switch it up.
Bonus: if you are not a jealous person but adheres to compersion.