30Lexington, United States
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My self-summary
As the last of my twenties dwindles down, I'm assuredly less and less sure of what the hell I'm doing. I've gone back to the drawing board more than a few times now. I've bounced around, seen this, and done that. If there was a mistake worth making or a risk worth taking, I've done it. I decided not to regret the things I've done as a far worse fate seemed to regret not doing the very same things; dreaming, loving, and daring recklessly. To put it into context of my favorite sport, baseball, if I'm going down, I'm going down swinging.

One of the only takeaways I have from life thus far is simply a good story. From the good, bad, or seemingly inexplicable, if I could walk away from anything with a story to tell, then it was worth it. It's what I crave in just about everything, movies, TV, music, conversation, so on. It's been an interesting voyage so far and I'd like to regale my loosely associated misadventures starring yours truly and trade with someone.

Music is probably the most important thing in my life. Of all the inordinate amount of time I've spent lonely in my life it has been there. I'm always scouring to find, listen, and devour more. Whether it's stumbling through the internet, sorting through racks of vinyl, or getting real wild at a show, finding a way to get my fix. Over the past few years having some semi-success as a performer myself with my own special brand of folk punk ukulele. If you thought a small four stringed Hawaiian instrument couldn't be an erratically strummed punk rock weapon, allow me to retort,
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to find purpose in this mixed up world. Despite being from the area, I spent the past few years in Chicago chasing my dreams playing music. There seems to be some truth to the adage you can't go home again. I know the places but not the faces anymore. I'm not sure what's on the horizon for me, just trying to make it through each day the best I can.
I’m really good at
Playing ukulele, writing songs, driving aggressively, self deprecating, interacting with animals, making due with very little, being awkward, vinyl hunting, skanking, misplacing my phone and not getting back to people in a timely fashion, trivia, softball
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Unfortunately, I don't read as much anymore. However, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse has been my reigning favorite for a long time. I prefer non-fiction, especially stuff about music like Please Kill Me, Rip It Up And Start Again, etc.

Movies - GHOSTBUSTERS! Pulp Fiction, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Back to the Future, Star Wars, The Truman Show, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mystery Train, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Gross Pointe Blank, Blues Brothers, Brazil

Shows - 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny, The Simpsons, The Young Ones, The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Dexter, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Fargo, Snuff Box, Mr. Show, Rick and Morty

Music - The Clash, punk, ska, rockabilly psychobilly, alt country, blues, classic rock... My guilty pleasure is lots of George Thorogood and The Destroyers!

Food - Pizza, bacon, fried chicken, cereal, donuts. Anything largely unhealthy for you.
Six things I could never do without
My record collection, ukuleles, glasses, alcohol, my cat Banda, and humor as my default self defense mechanism.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Rehashing past life events. Wondering if I could have done something more or different. How to bridge the gap between the person I am and the person I want to be. How I can turn terrible experiences into funny stories to tell other people. Why this thing seems to think I'm so unfriendly (I promise, I'm actually easy to get along with.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Not necessarily on Fridays, but I like to get out to shows, do some drinking, hopefully some dancing, or maybe playing a little bit of my own stuff.
You should message me if
You managed to read this far down the page without succumbing to an abrupt case of boredom induced narcolepsy.
The two of us