I'm not looking for someone to "complete" me; I'm looking for someone to supplement me. I think that's where many people go wrong.
To quickly put my personality into perspective, using the universally understood standard of Full House, I'm 50% Uncle Jesse (I'm a cool dude), 25% Danny (I'm a bit of a "clean-freak"), and 25% Uncle Joey (I'm hilarious). Okay, maybe not so much Joey -- he was never funny. Cut. It. Out.
I'm a passionate, creative, loyal, fun, competitive, silly, caring person with extreme likes and dislikes. I've come to accept that my thought processes differ from most everyone else's. But that's okay, because as I just told you, I've come to accept it.
When I think to myself, the voice in my head is Kevin Arnold's conscience-voice from The Wonder Years.
I have three steadfast rules I follow in life:
1. If it's not fun, don't do it.
2. If I see a cat, pet it.
3. [mysterious secret rule]
I'll always be a kid at heart, and I need a girl who feels the same way.
Yeah, like that.
I recently bought an ice cream maker after discovering you can also make slushie/icee/slurpee-esque frozen treats in there. I love me some frozen treats.
I immediately sneeze whenever I step out into sunlight. I've been told it's because I have blue eyes. But that may have been a pick-up line, so I'm 50/50 on believing it.
I have a thing for fried dough... or anything with powdered sugar on it, really. I love all Necco brand candy and I have an addiction to candy cigarettes -- at one point, I was going through two packs a day -- I've cut back, but will never quit.
I have no respect for any candy that is "blue razzberry-" flavored. It's the Comic Sans font of the candy world. Speaking of, I'm still bitter that lime Pixy Stix were replaced with that rancid blue flavor. This is something I'll never get over.
I've loved and been loved, but have never been "in love." It'd be cool though.
I don't like phones. Mine is almost always on silent. I don't need to be checking my phone every two minutes and I appreciate a girl who isn't attached to hers either.
I prefer actual social networks to digital ones.
I don't sleep much, but when I do sleep, I dream vividly, crazily, and often.
I had a dream a few months ago wherein I got a bitchin' full-sleeve tattoo featuring Poseidon, god of the sea. I'll totally follow through on this if I can find the right artist.
I hate alarms. So I bought an alarm clock that vibrates my bed every morning to wake me up. Much more pleasant.
I'm not too keen on either breakfast or tacos, so if anyone mentions "breakfast tacos," I usually vomit. On the person who said it.
I firmly believe that Saturday mornings are for cartoons. If you happen to wake up with me on a Saturday morning, you can typically enjoy some Gummi Bears or He-Man/Masters of the Universe, because those are clearly the two most awesome cartoons ever made.
I enjoy most skill-based games; and if it involves words, all the better. Scrabble!
I appreciate proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You know, like how that exclamation point was totally necessary after "Scrabble" up there.
One wall of my bedroom is entirely dedicated to being used as a projector screen for movies, games, or the occasional bootlegged tv show.
I adore my mother.
When I eat, I exclusively use my right hand and keep my left hand clean. It's fun to watch me eat chicken wings or turkey legs -- like some sort of handicapped cave barbarian.
Let's go camping together. Totally my thing. Uh, yeah.
I collect old videogames and enjoy playing them with other people.
I have a strong fondness for just about anything created in the '80s, including music, movies, games, art, television, fashion...
My first non-cartoon crush was Punky Brewster. My second was Cyndi Lauper.
I have an adorable cat. She has sinus issues and sneezes a lot. She's allergic to, *I think,* cats. If you hate cats, you probably have no soul and I can't be your friend, never mind your life-parter.
If I walk purposefully, slowly, while unbuttoning my shirt, for a fleeting moment, I am Superman.
I eat pizza like a Ninja Turtle.
I like my girls how I like my pizza: saucy. Also, with green peppers occasionally.
I have faith in, believe in, things. It'd be cool if you did too -- in something, anything -- yourself, others, rock n' roll, a god, your cat, whatever. This one gets two song links:
Qualities that initially attract me to girls are intellect, wit, individuality, and fun hairstyles. Qualities that keep me attracted to girls are the ability to always have compelling conversation, good hygiene, and (reciprocating) random creative acts of affection.
A girl in cute socks is way hotter than a girl in high heels. Not sure what that says about me. I blame Punky Brewster. Those were formative years.
I'm in the midst of starting my own business, so that's taking up much of my time right now.
In my free time, you might find me doing any of the following: exploring the city, watching documentaries (usually about fun cultural stuff, eccentric people, artists), watching lots of NBA basketball, and going to shows -- music I thrive on includes, but is certainly not limited to that of the punk/punk-folk/folk/rockabilly varieties -- see below for a list of some of my favorite bands, if you're into that sort of thing.
I suppose that's what I regularly do with my life, with a smattering of other adventures thrown in (traveling/impromptu road trips, theme parks, etc.). I'm looking forward to new experiences, people, and places in Houston; show me around! I like variety and keeping busy -- I honestly don't remember what it's like to be bored.
*maintaining my large iTunes library with proper song/artist descriptions.
*remembering my dreams in vibrant, usually disturbing detail.
*eating many Fruit Roll-Ups in a single sitting.
*utilizing the English language to articulate exactly what I'm thinking/feeling and to make things make sense to other people.
*staying up late into the night, depriving myself of sleep.
*making a fun time out of usually-mundane tasks.
*eating massive amounts of pizza.
*communicating with cats.
*anything I deem to be competitive -- I love one-on-one games, whether it's Scrabble, Checkers, Tennis, or Magical Drop (best videogame everrrrr).
When I was a kid, and I played Tetris for the very first time, I sucked at it and thought it was a horrible game... and about an hour later, I realized you could rotate the blocks. And that's a pretty good microcosm for my life, in general -- I'm initially laughably horrible at things, realize I was totally doing it wrong, then strive to become awesome.
FAVORITE MOVIES (not including documentaries): Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, 10 Cloverfield Lane, SLC Punk, Dawn of the Dead (and most other Romero stuff), Monster Squad, Flight of the Navigator, Super, The Specials, Wristcutters, Eternal Sunshine, Man on the Moon, Battle Royale, The Wizard, Mysterious Skin, Willy Wonka, all the Back to the Future movies, all the Indy Jones movies, etc., etc., blah blah blah.
I dig just about any movie made in the '80s, any well-done documentary, and pretty much anything that either makes me feel real emotion, has monsters in it, or both.
TV: Cops. And Survivor. Yes, there are still new episodes being made of both those shows.
I usually won't sit through TV shows with you just because you like them. Let's have other things in common!
FAVORITE MUSIC: This is, unapologetically, either stuff I listened to growing up or stuff that sounds like what I listened to growing up; I usually like anything with good lyrics, a punk rock heart, or a folksy soul -- Scott Lucas and the Married Men, Local H, Frank Turner, The Rentals, The Misfits, Michale Graves, Sarah Blackwood, Creepshow, The Interrupters, Rancid, Bouncing Souls, Car Seat Headrest, Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Those Darlins, Daniel Johnston, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Mike Ness, Cat Power, Tiger Army, Nick 13, Kitty in a Casket, Noah and the Whale, The Ramones, Operation Ivy, Nada Surf, The Cars, Ricky Nelson, Beach Boys, Guns n' Roses, The Clash, Flaming Lips, Self, R.E.M., Beck, Andy Creighton, Against Me!, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Belle and Sebastian, Scott Weiland, Red House Painters, Toadies, Counting Crows, Cracker, Jump Little Children, Ozma, (early) Weezer, and many, many more.
Current favorite song --
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza. Seriously, did I not mention it enough times in my profile already? I really like Pizza. Chicago-style deep dish is my fave. At a fairly-distant #2 is BBQ. #3 is sushi. #4 is gingerbread cookies. Why did I start ranking foods now? Eff, I'm hungry.
"Ravishing" Rick Rude
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
The Ultimate Warrior
Way better like that.
So, typical Friday night, if such a thing exists -- exploring the city, out to a show or bar, at the arcade playing some competitive Street Fighter, or home being a fat kid, watching a horror movie or documentary with accompanying pizza and/or slushies.
For better or worse, I'm not too private, and I open up pretty easily to anyone I feel a connection with... it's the connection part that can be a problem.
*You want to join me for a lunch-feast of unlimited breadsticks and soup at Olive Garden.
*You can write a coherent sentence like an adult without misspelling or abbreviating every other word.
*You'd rather meet face-to-face than send messages back and forth on the stupid internet.
*You first brush your teeth in the morning before eating or drinking anything. Seriously, were you raised in a barn? And everyone in that barn had poor oral hygeine?
*You can make time stand still... or at least make it seem that way.
*You're aware of when to use the appropriate pronouns when speaking or typing -- you know, like when you're labeling a picture of you with Glenn Danzig, you label it "Glenn Danzig and me, after the show" instead of "Glenn Danzig and I." News flash: in that context, it's so very wrong with the "I."
*You have unique fashion sense.
*You don't have kids from a previous relationship. I mean, there's nothing wrong with that, and I don't hate you, but it's kinda-sorta a big deal to me.
*You're well-versed in '80s trivia/cartoon storylines.
*You pay close attention to the lyrics of songs.
*Under your "Favorite Music," you list anything but "anything but country." Yeah, because that's a stupid answer -- say something specific you like instead of something vague you don't like.
*You're not addicted to the internet or to Facebook.
*You have nice knees. It's kind of a thing.
*You can make me smile/laugh.
*You won't get mad when I don't let you win at games.
*You can communicate your thoughts clearly.
*You can open me up to new experiences and interests.
*You actually read this far down into my profile.
*You just wanna have fun -- I hear it's all you want -- some fun.