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For those that dig personality profiles, I believe I'm an INFP. :)
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Raised Catholic, am basically sorta Golden Rule spiritual, but not a practicing any sort of religion - OKC didn't give me that kind of option, so I thought I should mention...
I've been self-employed as an editorial/commercial photographer since 2001. It's demanding in the sense that self-employment requires a lot dedication, patience, people-skills, and a willingness to take risk.
Besides working for myself, I serve on the board of directors of Local First Milwaukee and volunteer weekly at Literacy Services of WI.
I organize the MKE Comicbook Meetup - a sort of book-club, but for folks who read comicbooks! :) I help organize the MKE Creatives Meetup as well - a monthly networking session for independently employed creatives.
In my spare time, I like to trail-run, go to the movies, bike-ride, do some yoga and tai chi. I also try to read pretty regularly - novels, comic books, magazines, blog-posts. I like to go out, but more so to culture sort of events, than sporting events, in general.
Trying new recipes.
Well, not real good, but I'm OK at swing-dancing and see dancing with a gal as a real special thing.
A variety of facial-hair, though I actually tend to prefer being clean-shaven.
If we're just discussing appearances, someone might notice my hands or shoulders (it's been suggested that they're pretty acceptable).
MOST RECENT BOOK: "A Time of Terror" and "Wisconsin at War"
CURRENTLY READING: trying to read some Plato
Movies: "Shaun of the Dead", "Im Juli", "Unbreakable", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" "Cuban Fury" If Simon Pegg is in it, I will probably enjoy the film. Not afraid of sub-titles nor horror films or rom-coms. In fact, I enjoy them all quite a bit.
Music: Capital Cities, Seeed, Hot Chip, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fitz and the Tantrums, Moon Hooch, Chic Gamine, Stereo MCs, Lily Allen, The Streets, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Bitter/Sweet
TV Shows: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, The Mindy Project, original The Office, Archer, Galavant. I've watched Doctor Who, but not as much as I'd like.
Food: just about anything, but especially pasta, things with a peanut sauce, things that are FRESH, more veggies than meat. Am trying to eat healthier - smaller portions, better food, less processed food.
A pad and pen.
A good book.
...when I'm going to learn to play that clarinet I bought at a flea market years ago.