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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Evan! I moved back to Olympia a few of years ago after spending two years in Honolulu getting my Master's degree. I love this town and all of its weirdness, it is like a tiny Portland with fewer bridges and angry cyclists. It's not quite as cool as living in rural Ireland like I did in 2007, but everyone here speaks English and the water isn't filled with peat, so it will do. I do have a dog, she is a corgi, is totally adorable and is way too spoiled!

I grew up around here and did my BA at the Evergreen State College, in the usual History and Literature focus. I'm a total book nut, and it is really rare for a week to go by where I haven't finished at least one novel. Most of my time is spent working on some kind of project, either to fix up my house, make my car a bit better or just for the sake of building something!

Looking for something long term and fairly serious here, so please no flings or open relationships
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of time playing around with my guitar and working on my old car project. I'm actually getting kind of decent at the whole playing an instrument thing, which is pretty awesome. Still haven't got a band though. If you play any manner of rock, maybe we can start something?
I’m really good at
Reading, finding out solutions to things no one really wanted solved, and figuring out what the hell just went wrong with that computer. I also love to play guitar, and I'm improving fast enough that it remains awesome.

I'm also a pretty decent cook, hand me a recipe and some ingredients and I can usually whip something up that tastes pretty awesome. Spaghetti with a meat sauce is my current specialty, but I really want to learn to cook bainghan bharta, an awesome eggplant curry thing that tastes amazing over rice.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I'm human, which does separate me from most of the life forms on the planet, and that's kind of cool. I can also grow a wicked beard!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson, the Foreigner series by CJ Cherryh, Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. I'll read nearly anything that is sci-fi or just generally weird.

TV: Stranger Things, MST3K, iZombie and Game of Thrones are my current TV addictions

Movies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Casablanca, Indiana Jones, Evil Dead. Fun, dramatic or goofy all work for me. My current favorite flick is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, standing neck and neck with Pan's Labyrinth.

Music: Metal (Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Hammerfall, Tyr, Manowar or anything with awesome guitar riffs) Classic rock ( Hendrix, SRV, Deep Purple, Frijid Pink, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc.), Blues (BB King, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters) and some classical/opera (Bach, Locatelli, Wagner). I've also started finding oddball things over at Rainy Day Records like ambient meditative rock and forgotten pop of bygone eras. Fun stuff!
Six things I could never do without
*My dog, Hildy
*My car
*An awesome book
*The guitar I built with my dad
*My family
*At least one of Sabbath's first three albums
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The book I want to get around to writing one day, awesome things I could do to my car, how I could totally run the world way more efficiently than those jerks in charge now if only they could see the brilliance of my moderately evil plan!
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to a play, a rock concert, having a gaming and beer night with buddies or sitting around at home and reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a mostly ceramic tooth thanks to an experiment involving flying over the handlebars of a bicycle at over 20 Mph at age 11. The results of the experiment were surprisingly predictable: it hurt.
You should message me if
*You want to hang out
*Can nerd out over awesome old vinyl
*Like science fiction
*Would find cruising around Western Washington in a classic car to be an awesome use of a vacation
*Think books are kickin' rad
*You know who Steve Vai, Tony Iommi, or Buckethead are
*You want to help me chase a corgi around a park or hike somewhere
The two of us