33 Harwood, United States
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My self-summary
My friends would describe me as a deep thinker.. my enemies, a sarcastic cynic. I'm most at home in conversation when I'm playing Devil's advocate. I firmly believe that the person I am is largely defined by the interactions I have with others. Different people bring out different sides of my personality, and I take my cues from my partner.

I'm looking for the Columbia to my Eddie.

When I grow up, I want to be Anthony Bourdain.

To be continued...over email or coffee.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm new to the area, having moved from Austin, Tx. I've lived many different places, and this is my return to the east coast.

I completed a masters degree in 2008, and I'm not working in my field. This bothered me for a long time, but I've recently started to enjoy my government job. There is a distinct possibility that I'll have a career on my hands at some point, yikes! Then again, I AM over 30, so it seems almost par for the course.

I've tried the friends with benefits thing, and I've been perplexed by the polyamory thing(s). I think I'm at a point where I'm interested in dating someone I'm compatible with and who I genuinely like. It may sound obvious, but it took me too long to realize this simple fact. If we liked each other, my ideal situation would be an exclusive, monogamous relationship. I'm ready to consider settling down, if we achieved some level of stability.
I’m really good at
cooking, leather-working, painting, trying to be eco-friendly, utilizing my green opposable thumbs in the garden.
The first things people usually notice about me
In shorts: my many leg tattoos

At work: my command presence
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett

Movies: Too many to name them all. I'm a huge fan of everything Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith have done.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Life Aquatic (anything by Wes Anderson), Shaun of the Dead, Ravenous. I love horror, especially cheesy horror. I'm also a fan of raunchy comedies like Knocked Up and Superbad.

Shows: Futurama, Rick and Morty, Walking Dead, 30 Rock, Always Sunny. I like nature shows and anything about space and physics.

Music: Traditional Irish music, Grunge bands from my youth...

Special mention: Pogues, Dubliners, Nirvana, The Beatles, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Alanis Morissette (Jagged Little Pill particularly). More recent bands/singers include Rilo Kiley, and Death Cab for Cutie.

I cook a lot, so my favorite foods are difficult recipes that I'm trying out for the first time
The six things I could never do without
My kitchen (fully stocked)
My cat
An internet connection
Art projects
My notepad
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The zombie apocalypse...

A favorite movie quote: Once upon a time there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. And they grew next to each other. And every day the straight tree would look at the crooked tree and he would say, "You're crooked. You've always been crooked and you'll continue to be crooked. But look at me! Look at me!" said the straight tree. He said, "I'm tall and I'm straight." And then one day the lumberjacks came into the forest and looked around, and the manager in charge said, "Cut all the straight trees." And that crooked tree is still there to this day, growing strong and growing strange. -"Wristcutters: A Love Story"
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical Friday nights do not exist for me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmm..my guilty pleasures include shows about "Ancient Aliens" and conspiracy theories. I don't buy into most of it, but it's like junk-food tv for an anthropology nerd.
You should message me if
...you have a zombie survival strategy you'd like to discuss.

...you think shaved heads are a solid look.

...you are open to using this dating site for possible dating.