First moved to New York doing stunt work and drawing cartoons. I know, life is strange. Before that, I taught boxing for a living. Somewhere in there, I self-published a novel and am now deeply embarrassed by the naivety of the younger person who wrote it.
Current day job is working to help special needs kids with their physical health and communication skills, part-time. Still doing illustration the rest of the time.
Endlessly imaginative, playful, very physical, yet extremely considerate. I vacillate between intense thoughtfulness and absurd comments aimed at making you laugh.
I enjoy rugged exercise and creativity, and deeply intelligent, somewhat ridiculous women who like men who like rugged exercise and creativity.
I am bold, quick, and very kind.
I still box for fun whenever possible, but rarely do 10 round sparring sessions anymore, as my vanity won't allow for a broken nose. I also competed in Olympic lifts and still enjoy general athletic physiology, and often research it casually in a flawed, naive effort to be competent in as many disciplines as possible. I just think the body is crazily awesome, and if you ask me about it, I will go on at great length to convey how incredible your fibrous tissue is.
being witty while maintaining conversational focus, being totally comfortable with other people's emotions, asking you many questions about your interests.
It has also occurred to me recently that I have really good taste in friends. Every person who has gone the distance with me socially is a truly good and loving person- and if someone isn't, they simply fade back into anonymity.
I make fairly consistent eye contact.
I just broke the touch barrier in a pleasant way.
I'm riding a horse.
Movies: Assassination of Jesse James, Star Wars, Big Trouble in Little China, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Let the Right One In, Marvel Movies, Gattaca, Michael Clayton, You and Me and Everyone We Know, Seven Samurai, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Children of Men, Inception, Batman Begins/ Dark Knight, Zeitgeist, WALL•E, Watchmen, Buckaroo Banzai, Interstellar
TV Shows: Mad Men, Venture Brothers, Frasier, GoT, Westworld, The Last Kingdom (if you've seen this, we need to talk)
Music: Queen! Future Islands, Aurora, Joanna Newsom, College, This Will Destroy You, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hans Zimmer, Sigur Ros, Fever Ray, Mates of State, The Books, Nico, The Beatles, M83, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Manchester Orchestra, James Horner, Animal Collective, Explosions in the Sky, Florence and the Machine, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes
How can I cultivate a mystery that people will whisper about at my funeral? How can I soften my enthusiasm when speaking to you, so that my rapidity of thought is endearing and not cartoonish? Should I exercise outside in spite of the heat/cold? Yes I should. I need to own a dog so I can name it Charlemagne, but would the nominative predetermination make him/her anxious? Where will the revolution start, and who are the key players?
In social gatherings, I am always well-liked, and always slightly out of place. I love many people, but am largely without a tribe.
if you would like to teach me something.
If you want to hear a true story about how I once pulled a woman from the train tracks! (not kidding, this totally happened)
If you are uncommonly decent and indecently desirous.
If you want to knock me off my typical human tilt with how awesome you are.