I'm also exceedingly cheap when it comes to online dating sites, so if you hit that "like" button, I'll never know. Stop trying to make me give you money, OKCupid!
Don't worry, I'm not an aimless drifter, or a musician, or anything else along those extraordinarily flaky lines. I spent two years as an oilfield professional before oil prices hit rock bottom and I had to make a 'career transition'. If you'd like to spend our first meeting yelling at me for destroying the earth, I completely understand. I'm sure I have it coming.
Before that I worked at a museum, restoring fossils and distributing educational materials to children. So I guess you could say I've really covered the spectrum between light-hearted philanthropist and moustache-twirling villain. I promise not to tie anybody to the train tracks going forward!
I've also got a passing talent with the odd musical instrument here or there. I can play the piano and the trombone, and can make some awfully interesting noises on the didgeridoo I picked up last time I was down under. I'm also quite competent on that most romantic of serenading instruments, the King of Love Music, the Grand Horn of Passion...the Tuba.
Yeah. You heard me ladies. The tuba. You haven't heard romance until you've had a man blare out Frank Sinatra's "L.O.V.E." on a 30 foot brass horn in the rain. swoon
I generally prefer to read fiction, I enjoy reading most when it's a form of escapism. I want books to take me somewhere, show me something that I can't see in my day-to-day life. I have a soft spot for Stephen King, even when he turns out derivative crap, I still lap it up. Terry Pratchett is great, and George R R Martin never fails to impress. I chewed through the Wheel of Time series last year, and I just completed reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Just emotionally devastating.
I like long, dramatic TV shows like The Wire, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, but I also love silly shit like 30 Rock and Parks and Rec. I can't decide whether or not I like the new Muppet Show.
I'm trying to develop an actual taste in music beyond "Whatever my Dad put on the radio when I was a kid". So far I like the Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Cage the Elephant, Cake, and then I end up getting sucked back in to Billy Joel and Michael Jackson and all the older stuff, 90s on back.
I have fairly simple taste in food. Nothing super interesting to say there.
- My trusty rock-hammer
- My car
- An internet connection
- My computer (I built it myself, I'm very possessive. It's named after my favorite stormtrooper, because I'm a huge nerd)
- My books
Also Star Wars. New Star Wars. So fucking hype.
EDIT: I was so correct. It was hypetastic.
Also, this is where the disclaimer kicks in: If you've read this far and haven't looked up and to the right, now would be a good time. If you're looking for a single, un-attached guy to date, you've unfortunately come to the wrong place. If you're cool with being friends with an attached guy, let's be friends! If you're down with non-traditional relationships and non-monogamous set-ups, we'll get along great.
And if you clicked that 'like' button? Go ahead and send a message! I don't use A-list, so I'll never know who you are if you don't at least send a "hello".