I was born and raised in the DC Metro Area, so that makes me a bit of a rarity around here. I love my work, my family, my friends, and am extraordinarily passionate about my hobbies and interests. Recently my personal health and well being is the most important lifestyle change I have made. The way I feel every day is worth all of the hard work and sacrifice. I'm not a preachy jerk about it, I just love the message I send to my mind, body, and soul by really regulating it properly.
As mentioned I love what I do, but in no way am defined by it. My passions include, cooking, live music, reading, TED Talks, exercise, hiking, camping, eating, drinking, and having fun.
For a living I get to lead, motivate, develop, and persuade people. I love it! My work is so much fun and I have had the same wonderful employer for many years. What truly makes me feel alive is when I can help someone see something that they did not see before. When I can help give someone confidence and help them move a skill in the right direction. There is nothing more gratifying.
Also the fact that I get to act a damn fool daily as part of my career and it gets to be called leadership is pretty bad ass. Making my team and clients laugh and loosen up is the key to my success.
I have a vision of one day having my own business and creating wealth from my passion for coaching and developing others. I have learned to change a lot in my own life, and sharing my experience and knowledge for others benefit is a strength for me and a passion.
Appreciating the little things and having a damn good time doing it.
Making you laugh. For real if you don't laugh when we hang out, it not me it's you.
Enjoying food and music.
So many people just consume food and music and art in a lifeless way. I have learned to love food, fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans. Food is an endless joy ride for the senses if you can be open minded and learn to savor the wonderful flavors, textures, and smells that are available in the world you get to indulge your senses in a way that few pleasures of life allow. Unprocessed food is pure life and putting the right food in your body and the right thoughts in your mind can and will dictate how great you feel. I love cooking and eating. I am not well trained, but I am good at it.
There is so much amazing amounts of artful unique music available for consumption out there. From an early age I knew I had to find music that was different. This continued and blossomed into an extraordinary passion for me in my adult life. I am open minded when it comes to music and will give anything a chance. The more I listen and connect with it as art, the more I find that what is "weird" can actually be extremely beautiful. Live music (concerts) are a big part of my life. Recorded music is great, but it is not the real thing. To be in the room with the performer and hundreds or thousands of fans is how to enjoy it. A concert is sensual and powerful in ways we hardly understand. The energy and love the musician emits into the room via air is intense. When the audience is fully into it and can absorb that energy it is then returned to the artist in exponential ways. You can feel it, but can't see it, and if you know how to listen you can hear it. Music speaks to our mind, soul, and our body. It moves to the rhythm of life.
Since this is a dating profile I will say something clever like, "my powerful masculine energy and calming effect on those around me" or "my amazing hazel eyes" or "that I can communicate psychically with tree dwelling animals"
Here is a list of books I am currently in the middle of finishing up. "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Urban Tantra", "The Power of Now", "The Sedona Method", "Go-Giver's Sell More". I am right now a bit book ADD. I've started a lot over the last few months.
Phish, moe., Les Claypool, Prince, Bright Lights Social Hour, Hot Buttered Rum String Band, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Paul Simon, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Jake Shimabukuro, Steely Dan, JJ Grey and Mofro, Soul Rebels Brass Band, John Boutte, Galactic. Pretty much anything NOLA will turn me on right now. This list is rather small but hopefully it gives you an idea.
I love documentaries. Of fictional movies I have always loved, "The Shawshank Redemption", "Office Space", "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", "Dogma", "Pulp Fiction", "The Big Lebowski" "CB4", "Half Baked", "Midnight in Paris", "The Usual Suspects", "Goodfellas". "Anchorman".
I don't watch much TV anymore. In fact I just negotiated with Verizon to not charge me for TV. You can ask me how I did it when we meet. Now I still love some TV and in the past was a huge whore for anything HBO and then eventually Showtime. Favorite Shows include: "The Wire", "Deadwood", "Sopranos", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Dexter", "Nurse Jackie", "Life's Too Short", "Californication", "Family Guy", "Arrested Development", "Mr. Show with Bob and David", "Louie", "Homeland", "Boardwalk Empire", "The League", "Parks and Rec".
I am also a bit of a crumby reality TV fan. In a past life I may have been addicted the following shows, "Surviror", "The Voice", "Project Runway", "Top Chef". My personal favoirte reality show has got to be "Rupaul's Drag Race".
I dig theater as well. I will go and see anything that Wooly Mammoth Theater puts on. Can dig some Shakespeare and am not too macho to admit I like Broadway Musicals.
Food: Wow this is a tough one. I don't eat animals anymore and really love raw produce at the moment. I used to be super foodie and about 2 months before I went vegan I was still curing my own bacon. Trust me I don't judge what you eat.
I love, Ethiopian, Japanese, Indian, Falafel, vegan junk food places like Everlasting Life Cafe in Petworth.
A good sound system
Contacts or glasses (assuming I didn't have lasik)
Why our evolution has taken us so far from our basic animal nature and how that is why we are so damn crazy.
The psychology of choice.
How I can one day become either a stand up comedian, or a motivational speaker.
Why I have written such a long profile.
I don't box myself in. Each day is a new adventure and we shouldn't get into such deep patterns in life. Be open to whatever happens.
Okay a real one...
Wait for it...
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Damn your pretty patient...
Wait what was I doing?
Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me. Something private, let's see here...
I keep socks with wholes in them way too long.
If you like what you read, or see, or both.