I recently moved to Portland from Yarmouth and I love living "in town". I park my car on Friday and like just walking or biking around. Plus, Portland has all these great restaurants. Not to mention a world class art museum. I live on the Eastern Prom, so the ocean is the first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning. It's really teaching me to slow down and enjoy life's little moments.
If your looking for a "manly man", I'm probably not your guy. While I do love to fly fish, camp and generally being outdoors (I'm a registered Montana fly-fishing guide); I can't fix your car (at least none of the newer ones) and I don't like watching sports.
I enjoy my own company and I'm perfectly happy doing things alone but find life is sweeter when you have someone to share experiences with.
This is best I can do for now. I'll ponder and write more later.
Trying to learn how to make money doing something I love and I'm trying to re-awaken my love for creating pictures and words. I have a website if you care to visit: www.mitchcrosby.com
I dream of world travel.
I used to be a pretty good photojournalist and I'm trying to get back into the photography habit.
I'm good at my job which is Creative system support on Macs.
Fly fishing, camping and boat handling. No one pitches tents or ties knots better.
Making the people I care about feel special.
I never forget birthdays. They're important. It's when you show people you're glad they were born and are a part of your life. Friends are the family you chose and should be nurtured.
I'm the worlds best at sitting in a hammock and spending a day reading.
The first thing people mention is the manners. I'm from the south, so saying sir, ma'am, please, thank you, opening doors, pulling out chairs; they're just part of who I am. I promise I'm not sexist. I believe treating people with respect is part of being treated as an equal.
Anything by Hemingway (the man was a master painting pictures in your head using simple, declarative sentences), Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera), Richard Ford,
Wim Wenders' Angel series (Wings of Desire, Far Away, So Close), Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red), All the Godfather movies, Lost in Translation, Out of Africa, A River Runs Through It (great book as well),
TV: I purposely don't own a TV but I sometimes stream shows via Netflix on my iPad. Lately I've been watching Mad Men.
Podcast: This American Life, Selected Shorts, The Moth, Story Corps, Wait, Wait..Don't Tell Me, Vinyl Cafe, New Yorker Fiction
Jazz: Louis Armstrong, Ella, Billie, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Chet Baker, Pink Martini, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Clare Fader, Keely Smith, Louis Prima, Harry Connick, Jr., Sting (he's really a jazz musician), Johnny Hartman, Frank Sinatra, Madeleine Peyroux....
Alternative: Tribe, Muse, Massive Attack, the Cure, Munjoy Hill Society, Radio Head, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, Metisse, Suzanne Vega, Neil Young, Fine Young Cannibals, Crash Test Dummies, Cowboy Junkies, Moby, Cake, Urge Overkill, Seal, No Doubt, Sinéad O'Connor, Tears for Fears, Alanis Morrissette, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Leonard Cohen....
Really this music list could go on forever. I like most music, including Opera, Classical......
Sushi!, Italian, Indian, Thai, Spanish. I'm lucky to live in a town with such great restaurants. Some of my favs: Bintliff's, Hot Suppa!, The Front Room, Maria's, Back Street Bistro in Brunswick, Zapteco, Grill 233 in Yarmouth, Sapporo, Duck Fat...
Also, I really enjoy cooking and inventing new dishes.
iPad - iPhone (for my books, music and camera)
Living an outdoors lifestyle
My Friends (I know I've mentioned them already but they're important enough to mention twice).
How messed up politics are, why we can't live nicely with each other.
And lets face it, I am a guy after all, sex and how lovely women are.