47 Grand Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
I kinda resemble a cross between Walter and The Dude (maybe a little more Walter since I don't have long hair anymore... Attitude is definitely more Dude-like though.) I know a little about a lot of things and a lot about a few things, so I usually come off as intelligent & knowledgeable. I try to be kind & thoughtful. I value those things in other people: being chill, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, interesting.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a programmer at a web development shop in Grand Rapids. I'm a (widowed) father of two teenagers, and making their lives stable and well-provided for is my main focus. I try to get in a bit of fun, creativity, learning, and hanging around with friends once in a while.
I’m really good at
Drawing (for fun, for myself). Programming (professionally). Learning things in general.
The first things people usually notice about me
Visually? Probably the aforementioned Walter/Dude mashup appearance. Personalitywise? I'll come across as either friendly or introverted/shy, depending on whether you have reason to talk to me or notice that I'm very happily off in my own world.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fortean Times. Lynda Barry. Fritz Leiber. Some odd tabletop RPGs. Richard Sala. Wet Moon. The Dark Crystal. Steven Universe. Gravity Falls. Silicon Valley. Key and Peele. Patton Oswalt. Yes. R.E.M. TMBGs. Violent Femmes. Richard Thompson. Massive Attack. Squirrel Nut Zippers. Fast Food. Pub food. Sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Loved ones. Support network. Old friends. Art-making & -enjoying. Diet Coke. The bits of technology I depend on (phone/tablet/computer).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Oh geez, the thing that has been occupying me lately is creativity, and goal-less-ness, getting places that you didn't expect in ways you could not have predicted, and how that works in art and thought and progress and evolution and things. There are several different books that have kind of bounced off of each other in my mind on that topic.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the presence of huge nerds.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
isn't that a contradiction in terms though
You should message me if
If you're smart and kind and open-minded and goofy.