baroqueviking
43 Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
Film industry schmoo whose interests are mainly outside the industry. Godless. ethical, free-thinking hedonist (but not in the new-agey burning man sense). Gluten friendly, a bit yoga-averse and non-ideological. Los Angeles native. I don't really binge watch TV shows. I'd rather go to griffith park to watch the sunset or read a book.
What I’m doing with my life
Lately I've been working a lot and trying to rediscover California in-between. Last 2 excursions were Yosemite and the Salton Sea. Just drove through Utah and Colorado. Big Sur next up hopefully. Reading when able. Considering going back to photography, which I walked away from a couple years ago. Doing high-intensity weight training. Art shows. Many interests.. Yadda, yadda, yadda...
I’m really good at
I'm kind, loyal & dependable. I'm always ready to pitch in and help a friend. If i ever stay overnight you'll likely find me sweeping up your yard or washing your dishes the morning after. Or if you just want me to leave I can do that too. I'm a hard, diligent worker even when the job at hand sucks A. I'm resourceful & curious. I have a new-found knack for unclogging stuck drains. I can deftly turn an old receipt into a napkin at a moment's notice. I take pictures...self-published a photography book and looking to do another. does that qualify me as an 'aspiring artist'? Broken bmw hood latch? I'm your man..
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes I'm told "you've got a deep voice.."

Don't judge me by my cover...former teenage punk rock dude here. I have a lot in common with some of you gals who don't look at anyone without a beard and/or tattoos..you know..the "silverlake mountain man" or "williamsburg lumberjack"..(looking at you eastside stylist girls with your etsy stores).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In another sad attempt to relive my youth I've gone back to reading novels/fiction. Fall and winter were about Wharton and Updike. Just finished "Answered Prayers" by Capote, "Submission" by Houellebecq, and "Libra" by Delillo. Music...loud and discordant to sweet and sugary. I try to attend art openings and spectacles when i can. I won't bother to make an overlong list no one will read.
The six things I could never do without
Oh jeez..unlike 99% of okc users I can do without my iphone. Gone without things before and it didn't kill me..but these things float my boat

feminine affection..the arts-photography/painting/music/architecture/etc...pineapple...decent reading material..comedy...cruising around with a close friend..physical activity of some kind (i love my workouts..they keep me reasonably sane)...gluten
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The avalanche of messages the "casual sex" women must be getting..

Do people ever check their quotes before posting them on social media? Somewhat certain Oscar Wilde never said "be yourself. everyone else is taken" (a popular one on dating sites). This sentiment sounds way more 21st century america than victorian england. On the other hand i'm pretty sure Bernard Shaw said "gas, grass or ass. no one rides for free"..
On a typical Friday night I am
Gettin' turnt up

Lately watching bill maher after getting home from a long work day, not so much for maher himself but for his guests. I tend to leave the weekend nights for the 9 to 5ers but I'll go out if the going is good. I tend to like the spontaneous over pre-planned activities.

If i'm lucky I'm outside by a river in some tiny southwestern town looking up & crushing on the stars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
1. I never write "LOL", "SMH" etc
2. Not a fan of "woo-woo" or "woo science", meaning i'm not so much into heavy LA new-agey burning man spiritualist types. In my experience w/people like this it often seems to be a cover for narcissism and insane self-regard bordering on arrogance (I'm describing a particular type...not all people who are spiritually inclined..I totally respect true spiritual practice)..
You should message me if
I don't have some kind of list but I'd like to find someone with smarts and style who has more interests than just yoga and the beach. Also, I'm tall and slim so that tends to be my jam but it's by no means an absolute requirement..
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