Looks can be deceiving....I generally surprise people with how nice, genuine and caring I am. People tend to feel comfortable around me almost instantly and share things they wouldn't normally. I'm generally honest to a fault, often overshare and don't see the point in being any other way.
I had a rather tough, non-traditional upbringing, and I like the person it made me. I came from nothing and made something out of myself, which I never take for granted.
There's not much I haven't seen, and it takes a lot to rattle me. I'm very even keeled, have a ridiculously long fuse and tend to save my agressive/dominant tendencies for the bedroom. A stern look and strong hands go a long way.
I take care of those I care about and rarely put myself first. I like who I am as a person. If you do too, that's awesome, if not, that's cool. I'm not everybody's cup of tea.
I used to do some cooking/bbq/catering on the side as well, but that's mostly for fun now. Didn't want to kill something I was passionate about. Prefer to keep it in on my terms.
Musically, I am pretty manic...seriously. (Beastie Boys, Ministry, Rancid, Childish Gambino, Clutch, Cop Shoot Cop, Johnny Cash, Everlast, Sleigh Bells, White Zombie, Social Distortion, La Coka Nostra, Roots, WuTang, Rolling Stones, Suicidal Tendencies, Action Bronson, Ramones, Tribe Called Quest...Boyz II Men...Ahem).
I'm kind of a sucker for Heist movies and Documentaries. I consume documentaries at a feverish pace. My favorites being "Snatch" and "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" in their respective categories.
Most of the books I read are non-fiction and seem to relate to food. Go figure. (Salt, Cod, Omnivore's Dilemma, Kitchen Confidential...). Oh, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit (35 years later and I'm still worried Mr. McGregor is going the catch him every time.) Yeah, I know.
And my bicycle, I pretty much ride or walk everywhere.
And sex. But you knew that.
Life shouldn't be boring.
**In response to the 3 questions I get asked most:
1. Yes, I really am 6'1"
2. My photos look exactly like me. (Give or take a few recent tattoos)
3. I'm not opposed to a serious relationship**