I am a Bay Area native, and I have lived in San Francisco since 2002. I have been described as being very kind, caring, understanding, witty, intelligent, complex, a food and coffee snob, a crazy movie buff, a trivia sponge, a human notepad, and an overall kick in the pants to be around. I am full of great or very bad on-the-spot puns. So consider yourself forewarned.
If you are into the Myers-Briggs personality types, I am an INFP.
I have an eidetic and photographic memory, and can remember so many contextual details about any given moment it's almost scary. These aspects of myself have become invaluable after losing my vision suddenly a few years ago. Transitioning into the blind lifestyle hasn't been easy, especially having to start off life with a clean slate, but I'm marching through it as strongly as I can. Feel free to ask questions about it, I don't mind talking about it and am an open book.
Prior to all of this, I was a senior animator and visual fx artist, both in a freelance capacity and full-time at a motion graphics house here in San Francisco. I absolutely loved every aspect of this work, and despite my disability I am determined to find a way to be useful within it again someday.
A part from that, I am working out, finding new places to eat, listening to lots of movies and audiobooks. Having problems with dictation. Going to the Symphony. Playing the piano, Kicking ass at brainstormer pub trivia with my league trivia team on Tuesday nights, going to concerts, events, and sharks games with my primary partner, and actively looking for play partners.
The lighthouse for the blind and visually impaired recently did a write up on me:
Talking your ear off about movies and videogames that I used to enjoy visually. using my heightened senses to eavesdrop it loud restaurants.
The Martian, Opening Up, Bossypants, Sherlock Holmes and James Bond collections, Talented Mr. Ripley, Bourne trilogy, the last few Tom Clancy novels before his death
The God Delusion, god is not great, Gunslinger series, Good Omens, 2001 a space odyssey, Ender's Game, 1984, Oil!, The Jungle, and so many more
Classical, Jazz, Classic rock, EDM, experimental electronic and breakcore, trance, movie scores and soundtracks, alternative
2001 a space odyssey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Interstellar, No Country for Olds Men, and Inception are my top favorites. Anything Pixar, Coen Bros., Tarantino, Scorcese, Jeunet, Gondry, Kubrick, Hitchcock, PT Anderson and Wes Anderson, Fincher, Nolan, Marvel MCU, anything appropriately audio described, and on and on...I have a massive and eclectic movie collection.
Daredevil, Breaking Bad, Bill Maher, Firefly, Chopped, Jeopardy, House of Cards, Mozart in the Jungle, Arrested Development, Flying Circus, Cosmos, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Fresh off the Boat, Kimmy Schmidt, Star Trek: TNG, DS9, voyager, Sharks games
Italian, sushi, Thai, Vietnamese, Shabu Shabu and hot pot, burritos, a fantastic burger or Reuben, and a healthy explorative foodie appetite.
How to resist the waddling orange outhouse in the White House.
You are also non-monogamous or polyamorous, and understand that I am primary to iTryThis. I mainly interested in finding like-minded people for casual play partners for either solo play or group play with my primary, and also potential short-term dating as either solo or a couple. Do you find meeting/dating a blind person an interesting challenge?