Paul_TC
30 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
OK Cupid says I am "less conventionally moral".
Half of me is nodding in agreement and the other half is asking 'WTF is conventionally moral?!'

OKCupid also says I am 'less nerdy', i don't agree.
What I’m doing with my life
Gosh, well, I have a job that pays the bills, I am consistently looking to move into a career. I work hard at that and I have confidence that I'm going to get there soon. In the meantime I have a number of hobbies that bring joy into my life and I have managed to turn some of them into part time jobs as well. Always nice to get some cash for doing the things you love.

I exercise daily, playing soccer, running, hiking. I play guitar and drums. I build things out of wood, mostly longbows for archery at the moment, but also planning a coat rack and a mini bar. I sing, I dance, I read, I cook. I make a damn good Sazarac.

I enjoy being fancy on occasion, I embrace being a slob sometimes.
I’m really good at
Chess, as well as many strategy/planning board games.
Making my own furniture.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice. People often want to know where my 'accent' is from. It's from here, the Pacific Northwest, though people think I am from the south or from England. The other two things that come up, people ask if I am a singer or if I am on the radio. I wish I could sing and I think it would be fun to be on the radio.

Right now it's winter, so perhaps people notice my pointy beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books; The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman, Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, Tom McCall: Maverick by Tom McCall and Steve Neal, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, The Legend Of Broken by Caleb Carr, just finished The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, it was ok.

Music; Lake Street Dive, The Roots, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Buddy Guy, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Wu-Tang, Jimi Hendrix, Radio Moscow, The Police

Movies; The Man Who Knew To Little, most kung-fu, Cohen Brothers, almost anything that takes place in outer space

Shows; Archer, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, American Dad, Mad Men, Firefly
The six things I could never do without
Music, food, family, exercise, competition and laughter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Transportation issues, local politics, urban planning, place making. Place shaking? New term i love.

And why don't breakfast places deliver?
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching a live show (and dancing if it's any good) or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I walked past a coffee shop and saw an old man sitting at a table with a chess board and no opponent. He didn't speak much (or any) English, communicated with grunts and gestures, and he wasn't particularly good at chess. When I left the table we both were wearing ear to ear smiles. I think it was the highlight of both our days.
You should message me if
If you want to go dancing.

Or hiking in the gorge.
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