The basic facts: I'm an Emergency room nurse who sometimes lives on a sailboat. I like a good laugh with a friend, cooking and music more than most anything else. I missed the sports fan gene, but my wants-to-understand-the-world gene is pretty strong. I try every day to be a good, kind and interesting person, lately I think I'm doing ok.
I'm like a million years old now. That and my prior history of trying a new life every two or so years between ages 21 and 35 makes a summary hard. I have some pretty obscure skills but really the most ridiculous is that I did an apprenticeship in oxen driving in the early oughts. If you ponder that oxen became economically nonviable around 1900 you may see why I chose to go to nursing school. I have done a bunch of other quirky interesting things in my life but we could talk about that in person sometime
I've been an ER nurse for 4 years now. It's just a bizarre job, I don't think there's any way around it. Normal people having a very bad day, drunk people just having a normal day, and lots and lots of poo. If I have a poo free work day, I feel like I'm floating on air. Mostly I like what I do, and I'm good at it, but it's hard to say I love it, only because of the poo.
I'm honored to be working at a pretty amazing hospital.
2 years ago I bought an old sailboat. I'm onboard as I type this. I live on her (her name is "Chloe" after my late great mutt from childhood). It's been an experience and an adventure. Living on a boat is all sorts of ridiculous but I'm loving it at the moment.
I used to have a million interests, and I still do, but I found that I was spinning off my energy in all different directions. So I decided to stick to a few things. For the last couple of years I've been working on being a good guitar player. I'm getting there. I can sing a bit too.
Personality wise, as far as I know, I'm a warm, funny guy, a tiny bit reserved, I much prefer a small group of people than a large one. I make a point of being open minded and questioning my own beliefs, and while I'm deeply opinionated, I end up meeting a lot of people through my work who have radically different views than I do, and I try to get along with them and understand where they are coming from. Basically I'm a pacifist liberal socialist who works with a lot of conservative military types and we all tend to get along.
Groundhog Day - Most Werner Herzog movies - All sorts of documentaries - lots of great independent movies
Deadwood - Peakie Blinders - The Wire - Amy Schumer
Bob Dylan - Tom Waits - The Rolling Stones - Obscure 60s southern Soul - Chet Baker - George Jones- Charlie Patton - Willie Nelson - Miles Davis - Jason Isbell - Lydia Loveless and a million others (music is to me what sports+coffee is to other people). I spent the summer in Nashville hearing amazing live music regularly. It was pretty great. I like all kinds of music (country + rap) but generally don't like overtly commercialized music, prefer things that are overtly creative and are some form of "soulful". That could be rural blues from the 20s or electronica but I know it when I see it.
fish tacos are hard to beat - I made a killer monster BBQ with a Weber grill a few years ago but then moved and don't have one anymore. Looking for an excuse to buy one. I make a ridiculously good biryani.
That said if I'm running out of Bert's Bees lip balm or Fage yogurt I get a little anxious.
If you were all "I think it'd be really cool to sail around the world on a boat", well, then definitely message me. That's totally possible.
I should say, since it's the deal breaker of all deal breakers: I don't want kids of my own. If you have some, that's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not likely to come around on this one.