It's difficult to wrap me up into any single package. I have lived in a few Acronyms and Abbreviations. KC to ATL via NYC, that sort of thing. I have 4 college degrees, the most interesting of which tends to be in Culinary Arts. Especially since I don't work in the industry/field. I have a pretty diverse list of active interests and hobbies, some of which are Blacksmithing, Cooking, Hiking, Nerdy Technical Stuff, Road Trips, Movies, and Scuba Diving. I appreciate Art in general whether it is fine art in a Museum to Tattoos and Graffiti to Hillbilly Folk Art... I try to see the beauty in everything.
I tend to follow passions in a somewhat excessive manner. I love to cook/eat so I went to a prestigious culinary school in NYC. I enjoy art and chaos which lead me to Burning Man. I enjoyed scuba diving, so I became a Certified Divemaster. I wanted to learn more about owning/running a business so I got my MBA. Currently, I have started blacksmithing so lets see what happens with that one. I will also do things for the story/experience... like trying new foods or climbing a mountain. It may not always be enjoyable at the time, but it keeps life interesting.
I rarely take much seriously. I tend to be a bit sarcastic, and curmudgeonly. People laugh a lot when they are around me. Which is good, cause laughter can be an awesome sound. It can also sound like a choking horse. I can make fun of just about anything and usually do. (Including myself) I'm perfectly happy in a balcony seat at the theatre, heckling stand-up bears. I think sarcasm is a perfect indicator for intelligence and I appreciate it in others as well. If you can't laugh at yourself, other people, and the world around you... we likely won't get along. We may even hate each other... which could be it's own kind of fun I suppose. I don't think I've met my Arch Nemesis(es?) yet.
I'm the kind of person who gets excited about other people's passions. Even if it's something I have no interest in normally, I frequently find myself learning and helping my friends with their passions and goals. I really love to see others succeed. This is starting to sound like an infomercial... but wait there's more...
Personality wise, I am apparently an Extroverted-Introvert. I really enjoy being around people, I just need to do it in moderation. Generally, I like my relationships to be those comfortable "just works" kinda relationships where you just enjoy someones company, and you don't spend time worrying about saying the wrong thing, or offending the other person. I'm pretty much a no drama kinda guy.
As to the kind of girl I'm looking for? I've dated such a diverse group of women over the years, I'm pretty much open minded. I don't really get hung up on looks. Race, Age, Waist Size, Cup Size, these are not the most important things. You could be so beautiful you stop traffic but if you can't hold a conversation with both hands, I'm not interested. Because you never know who/what you will connect with, I only have a few general requirements. I want someone interesting, intelligent, and creative, with a sense of humour. I'm a firm (*snicker*) believer that you have to stimulate the mind before you can stimulate the body.
If you want a further idea who I am, then go read some questions, I've explained a good bit of them...
I enjoy a lot of different movies, from Blazing Saddles and Death to Smoochy to A Clockwork Orange, The Maltese Falcon, The Twilight Zone and Star Wars. Here's some more... The Children's Hour, Dark Passage, Zardoz, Howard the Duck, Naked Gun(s).. In general I like obscure/cult films, Golden Age (30's-50's), and dark humour.
I don't watch TV in general, but I do like specific shows: Futurama, Adventure Time, Twilight Zone, Monsters!, Tales from the Crypt, Family Guy, Dexter, The Sopranos, (most HBO series actually), SoA... That sort of thing... Netflix has been bringing some decent series, which helps pass the gym time.
I like pretty much all music... I Have a pandora station that is seeded with Flogging Molly, Postmodern Jukebox, The Tossers, The Pogues, Great Big Sea, The Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty BossTones, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stray Cats, Royal Crown Review, Great Big Sea, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Moxy Fruvous, Stephen Lynch, Save Ferris, Flight of the Concords, Tenacious D, Dance Hall Crashers, Lonely Island, Gaelic Storm, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Jonathan Coulton, UB40 and Nice Peter.... It's an epic station...
Food? I like it all, I cook it all. Bring it on... Except Dill Pickles... You can have them. Blech.
3) A passport
4) A little bit of crazy around me. (Not Drama... Huge Difference)
5) Something/Somewhere new to experience / Explore
6) A book to read
Does anyone else get an "introvert hangover", after spending time around a lot of people.
I'm pretty sure you can make a Shepards Pie, into a taco...
Someone's backstory while people watching.
The socio-economic impacts of strip clubs and tattoo parlors.
How does Captain Hook button his pants?
What REALLY makes the rockin' world go 'round? Fat-Bottomed Girls or Rotational Inertia?
Why are there so many women named Bambi, if Bambi was the name of a boy Deer?
It must be very hard for someone with a stutter to order from the drive through, without getting like 3-7 of everything.
When did 'boo' become a term of endearment? Maybe it has been all along, and ghosts have been trying to love us this whole time!
The perfect grilled cheese... Is it Havarti + Cheddar + Paper Thin Vidalia Onions + Pepperoni?, Classic 3 Slices of Velveeta?, or maybe Smoked Cheddar, Muenster, with Parmesan Crusted Bread?
I wonder if Mogwai (Gizmo from the movie gremlins) sweat?
Does the guy chain smoking in a Volvo realize he's an oxymoron?
Perfect Sous Vide roast, With a cilantro-onion salsa, wasabi sour cream, and pepper jack cheese, all wrapped up in a fresh toasted flour tortilla.
That's a hard question, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about any one thing in particular...
Lately it's been blacksmithing, nothing relieves stress like bludgeoning steel until it submits to my will.
"HeyMa, What's up?"
"Yes Mom a sword."
"Yes Mom, I know it's 2013."
"Yes Mom, I realize Dad doesn't need *A* sword, let alone a 3rd sword."
"Yes Mom I know he is a retired accountant and not a retired barbarian or ninja."
"I'm glad you liked your kindle. Love you too. Bye."
or texts like this:
Mom: "[Your sister-in-law] said she got the package you sent to your niece. Apparently, the label read "Whale, Sperm" and she was afraid to open it.... Luckily, It was a plush Whale toy."
You think and speak in complete sentences.
You have an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out.
Sometimes you just want to talk a bunch of nonsense, and make up wildly ridiculous conversations, that don't really mean anything.
You are capable of thinking before, during and/or after you speak/act.
You enjoy being outside the city on occasion.
You can appreciate Art in all it's form.
If you'd rather be a pirate than a ninja.
You are okay with a slow pace. I enjoy getting to know someone first, before rushing into much of anything. A friendship is really important first step. I mean if you don't find yourself _wanting_ to talk to someone, then what hope does anything else have right? So to clarify, generally more dates and more conversation, before I try to get in your pants or think about relationship stuff. This is not about rushing into things it's about syncing with the right person, and finding that comfortable click.
I should admit that I don't initiate many conversations here, so generally, if you're interested you should message me.... or if you're feeling clandestine, then find some other way to alert me of your interest, for instance you could view my profile multiple times over a couple days... or if you're really into new-age spiritualism you can try to telepathically purge your chakras towards me, and wait for a reply... or You could stand outside my apartment with a boombox held in the air, wearing a trench coat... or if you are a stranded alien, you could build a device out of a record player and a speak-and-spell to phone me directly to pick you up for a date... or you could wait until I fall asleep, then invade my dreams, with your knife-fingered glove... You could record a message in a small trashcan like droid, and fire him off in an escape pod, requesting my assistance with a rebellion... There's the tardis option, where you appear in a giant phone booth in my apartment, demanding we rush off to save to the world and/or universe... I mean the possibilities are endless.