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My self-summary
I've lived in Austin for around 10 years. Originally from rural Louisiana. The things I do with my life are all art/design and music related. I try to surround myself with people I love and respect so that I don't lose faith in humanity, but I often listen to wacko conservative talk radio so that I know wackos still exist and because being irritated helps me stay awake while driving. My mostly non-wacko friends and I make music, art, and food together and laugh a lot. Politically all the way left, but from a super conservative family that I still love and find common ground with even though I think they're mostly crazy. I love to learn and I'm skeptical of anything that sounds bull-shitty.

I've never said the following sentences:

No, I don't want to pet your dog.

This movie has too many scenes featuring Michael Shannon.

I'd rather not add the fried egg on top.

This has too much garlic.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, print-maker, and visual artist. I also write songs and play music in a few bands.
I’m really good at
I'm a very visual and mechanical person. If something is broken, I like to see if I can fix it before I call in a professional. Results may vary.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big bearded guy? Also, that I have a spot of paint or ink on my clothes, which is often the case.

Once, when I met a friend's grandmother, she told me I have kind eyes. So there you go.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Writers whose work has had a big impact on me at certain times in my life are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, Carson McCullers, and Carl Sagan.

Always down for a good documentary. Other than that, it's all over the map. I generally like to find a director I enjoy and delve into everything they've done. Werner Herzog, Alfred Hitchcock, Kelly Reichart, and Jeff Nichols are a few favorites.

As for TV, I'm usually behind because I just keep up with stuff online, but among my all time favorites are The Wire, Louie, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, and The Twilight Zone. Recent favorites are Broad City, Silicon Valley, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul.

Music is very important to me and I can enjoy lots of different styles, but the common element in what I mostly listen to is authenticity. My daily playlist might have anything from Loretta Lynn to Kendrick Lamar. That being said, there is a pretty good chunk of stuff in my collection that might be categorized as experimental folk/indie/whatever and maybe a little boyz 2 men when I'm feeling fancy on a Friday.

As for food, I'll try anything. Indian, Szechuan, Thai, and Korean are all favorites.
Six things I could never do without
playing music, making art, deep conversations with friends, not so deep conversations with friends, occasional camping adventures, my glasses, national parks, orange juice, dogs, naps, naps with dogs. Napping with dogs in a tent after hiking in a national park with friends sounds like heaven to me... I know that's more than 6.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Super pulpy orange juice and why some people don't like it. I am not one of those people. Maximum pulp all the way. I don't know why pump free is even an option, or "from concentrate," for that matter. At that point, you might as well get sunny D as far as I'm concerned.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing music with my friends, or watching a friend's band play somewhere, or staying in and watching a movie, or painting, or relaxing, or working on a freelance project. I generally don't treat it differently than any other day, except that I don't work the next morning, so if there's something worthwhile to go to that's late, I'm more likely to go.

I don't drink too much. You'll probably never see me trashed. I'm good at knowing when to switch to water to avoid headaches and bad decisions. I usually just have one or two drinks if I go out to a show or something. I do love a quality beer or whiskey, but I generally drink for the taste, not to get drunk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think less of people if they buy orange juice from concentrate.

Kidding... Sort of.
You should message me if
you think we'd get along.
The two of us