I'm not going to bore you with the usual bullshit here. What the hell does down to earth really mean, anyway? If you live in the PNW I'm going to assume that you love hiking, skiing, camping, passive-aggressiveness and self-medicating through long dark winters with any of a variety of mood-altering substances and activities same as everybody else here. If you get through the winter with coffee, hugs and snarky humor, message me right away.
I'm an eccentric, open-minded, absolutely non-judgemental person who is very liberal in ideation but tend to look conservative at first glance, mainly as a ruse to fool the man into deeming me employable in a very conservative industry, though I'm close to escaping to do my own thing. I mostly keep my freak flag hidden until I think it'll be amusing to fuck with people. That said, take me home and I'll charm the shit out of your 90 year old grandma with clean jokes and con your mother into thinking I'm the wholesome all-American type. Which I am. Sometimes. Except when I'm not.
Art in many forms is a huge part of my life. I generally spend a lot of the summer building and installing large scale interactive sculpture for art festivals with very colorful people.
When I'm not being a smartass, I'm a humanist empath that values life above all else and I spend a lot of time exploring the human condition and trying to make it better for Seattle's less fortunate. I serve as an executive director of a non-profit creating volunteer opportunities for people to make a direct impact on their community.
I am a definite animal lover with a special affinity for large dogs. I have a 90 lb weimaraner/black and tan coonhound mix that is almost 8 but acts like a big puppy. I walk with him every night to meet our shared needs for socialization and exercise. He's really good at meeting strangers and just seeing how people and other dogs react to him is a lot of fun.
I'm not religious per se, but I practice yoga and meditate daily on top of other spiritual pursuits and would like to meet someone who is at least understanding of this need, if not interested in pursing this together.
Using my superpowers for good
Serving on the board of a volunteer non-profit
Being a doer instead of a talker
Laughing at the absurdity of life
Making interactive art
Using my dog to get people to interact with me.
Hanging out with with my colorful friends
Being a leader
Cooking amazing food
Making life my bitch
Being a smartass (better than being a dumbass, no?)
Making funny voices and cracking corny jokes.
Giving physical affection
Finding wisdom in the unlikliest of places.
I used to read a lot of stuff by authors like Dean R. Koontz, John Grisham, Robin Cook, Steven King, Kinky Friedman, Michael Connelly and Anne Rice. But now days I usually read non-fiction and reference.
I love all kinds of food and I'm extremely adventurous when it comes to ethnic cuisine. I definitely inherited my grandmother's ability to show love by feeding people. Most people are surprised at how well I actually can cook.
There is music that I don't really enjoy, but not much. I grew up on a steady staple of blues, R&B, soul, and Motown so that permeates my music choices. I'll go listen to just about anyone live and love it. That said I go through phases, often exploring different incarnations of blues, jazz and soul. Alternative rock is a staple. I love to go dancing to EDM and listen to more of it these days. I'm always looking for something different and will probably ask you for suggestions.
When I have the inclination I listen to podcasts like Savage Love, Freakonomics, This American Life and Snap Judgement.
Most media isn't worth wasting your life on. I almost never pay attention to the news unless there's an interesting astronomical or archaeological discovery. It's just not worth the effort of strapping on my bullshit waders and so my tv goes almost entirely unused.
My sidekick, Rolf
My family, people that I'm related to by dna and people that I choose to be my family.
How I can use my superpowers to save the world
How much fun it'd be to use my superpowers to irritate assholes
My next art project
My next volunteer project
My next vacation