i came out here for grad school and am now focused on building my post-school career, but i also don't take myself too seriously and just like to live in the moment and have appreciate my life and the great people and things in it. my biggest fear is that one day i'll look back and regret not taking advantage of my youth, so i actively work to never let that happen.
i feel pretty confident describing myself as intelligent, positive and optimistic, mindful, funny (dry/probably weird sense of humor and sarcastic, but in a good/playful/not an asshole way), persevering (been through a whole bunch of challenging and influential life experiences to get where i am now), and drama-free. i'm also very into eating clean/healthfully (therefore am into cooking) and doing outdoorsy/active things. thinking for myself and avoiding being part of the herd is a constant.
CA isn't my home (big surprise), i grew up in dallas and lived in wonderful fantastic austin for a long time before moving out here a few years ago. i'm digging it here more and more, but my heart is in austin and i'll like you a lot if you also have a connection to or love for it. while i'm contently and pretty firmly in LA now, the reality is i have no idea what the future holds regarding what where i'll live... so while i'm fortunate enough to be in this crazy and interesting city, i'm always in explore mode trying to see and experience it and the surrounding area, and excited to meet more interesting folks through here and around town.
if you think we'd have fun connecting, don't hold back from shooting me a message. i'd love to hear from you
my movies/shows interests are all over the place. to name a few genres, i love comedies (if you like wet hot american summer and zoolander we'll get along well), documentaries, thrillers, and have been nerding out on sci-fi recently.
again, all over the board with music taste. various electronic genres, some rock and classic rock (but definitely not all... led zeppelin good, ac/dc bad), a little folk and bluegrass, talented (not radio) hip hop, classical, most of what comes on kcrw in the evenings... and as a drummer, anything captivating beats/rhythms/percussion.
i'm vegetarian who is pretty health conscious (both for myself and animals/the earth mama) so i love meeting people with a similar perspective, but i don't discriminate - i like knowing all kinds of people with different interests and tastes. my family and many close friends eat everything, so i'm used to and around meat often. i really do love that veg lyfe though.
overall i think all of these are way better to discover about each other in person
-explore LA or the greater area
-meet someone new and do something completely random
-hike, camp, ride bikes, shoot hoops at the park, go to the beach, or generally do anything outside
-chill out and watch a movie
-go to one of LA's many excellent vegetarian/vegan restaurants
-check out live music or a museum
i'm a go with the flow type of guy, i don't have any expectations for okc so i'm just being open-minded and and seeing where things go, be they casual/short-term or longer-term dating. honestly, if dating doesn't feel right or things don't click, i'm also equally down to make new interesting friends through here