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My self-summary
Right.. Here we go.. :) I'm transitioning.. is the simplest way to put it. I suppose we all are, but here's my version of it... After being in the still-photo, live-action industry for 20 years -I've decided it's no longer for me. Why? Because cashing checks from a system which has its intrinsic social blind-spots is not something I think anymore people in our society (or world) need to perpetuate. I don't think I'm above this per se, I'm just tired of what I would describe as desire driving often amoral individualism at the cost of personal potential among many in our society.

Having said this, I don't always live in such moral twilight. I have many friends with whom I love to drink, cook and make art.. Other friends, I go to electronica, rock and jazz shows. And even still, more friends I do geeky stuff like amateur radio QSO parties. If that means nothing to you, don't worry about it, you're not alone. (Amateur radio is a lesser known hobby, which is for me about lending a hand with radio communications during emergencies.)

Oh, I'm a proud UC Berkeley student who doesn't go to every Cal game (Go Bears! --& that might be the last time you hear me shout this out. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Currently earning the capability to teach at the University level. Although, I also still work in the industry, so it's a little difficult to balance time. Also, I'm looking for an awesome woman. Don't be shy letting me know should you know something I don't!
I’m really good at
Cooking, making photographs, fixing bikes, analyzing automotive and household issues plus repairing my own computers... I think I use cooking the most to relax, while paring with wine or beer aperitifs and the like. The latter seems to work better in more social circumstances..
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm not perfectly Caucasian and the balance actually works..

Oh.. & that I don't look my age.. (Yes, I'm actually 44 -- & love it when people present their actual age.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
01) Clockwork Orange (1971)
02) The Underground Man [Dostoevsky]
03) Heat (1995)
04) Edith Piaf
05) Rolling Stones
06) The Beatles
07) Titicut Follies (1967)
08) Orbital
09) Heart of Darkness [Conrad]
10) Cosmos [Carl Sagan] (1980)
11) "...[but,] these go to 11!"

Not that I don't have any other sort of cultural interests, but this is now. And honestly, how much attention span do we really have as human beings?

Oh, all right...

:: Film ::
True Romance ('93) ~ The Right Stuff ('83) ~ The Godfather [I] ('72) ~ How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ('64) {if you know the US title right away, we're candidates for marriage :-} ~ Casablanca ('42) ~ Smoke ('95) ~ Dead Man ('96) ~ The Third Man ('49) ~ Touch of Evil ('58) ~ Reservoir Dogs ('93) ~ The Departed ('08) ~ Gimme Shelter ('70) ~ The Men Who Stare at Goats ('09) ~ To Live and Die in LA ('85) ~ THX 1138 ('68) ~ Goodfellas ('90) ~ Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ('71) {not the pants remake with two great ones: Depp & Burton} ~ {In fact, fuck remakes..} ~ Fight Club ('99) ~ You Only Live Twice ('67) {one guilty pleasure} ~ Memento ('00) ~ The Shining ('79) ~ Go ('99) ~ Pulp Fiction ('94) ~ Carrie ('76) ~ Danger Diabolik ('67) ~ All the President's Men ('76) ~ The Graduate ('67) ~ Big Fish ('03) ~ MASH ('70) ~ Goldmember ('03) ~ God Bless America ('12) ~ Thief ('81) ~ Sunset Boulevard ('50) ~ Lost in Translation ('03) ~ Blade Runner ('82) ~ Close Encounters of the Third Kind ('79) ~ Bad Day at Black Rock ('55) ~ Soy Cuba ('64) ~ The Big Sleep ('45) ~ The Expendables 2 ('12) {totally kidding}

:: TV ::
No Reservations ~ How the Universe Works ~ The Sopranos ~ Boardwalk Empire ~ Real Time with Bill Maher ~ Girls ~ The Newsroom ~ {perhaps I should just say HBO} ~ Mad Men ~ Breaking Bad ~ The Shield ~ Cheers ~ Miami Vice ~ The Dick Cavett Show ~

:: Music ::
Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Parker, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Dizzi Gillespie, Joni Mitchell, ELO, The Kinks, The Who, CSNY, Air, Mozart, Kraftwerk, Moby, K&D, Roxy Music, Lenny Kravitz {shut up}, Serge Gainsbourg, much of KCRW!
Six things I could never do without
1) Pinot Noir
2) A green laser to point out the stars.
3) Mac Pros and Mac Book Pros
4) My version of a morning smoothie
5) A working, fitted bike
6) St. Andre cheese (once per week)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1) The nature of the Universe
2) Women
3) Beautifully layered music
4) Art's meaning
5) Never fast-food (except In 'n Out every few months.. ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
Preparing food I just got at Berkeley Bowl/ Trader Joe's for the coming week, while having a glass of wine with bread and brie.. (this is not a life style ideal, it's what i do often.. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think women not fulfilling the "Condé Nast ideal" are in fact more beautiful. Screw Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Vogue for perpetuating such myths. Not that they aren't cool shoots to work on, but, what is that about and for? Seriously..
You should message me if
...the aforementioned seems cool to you..?. (Was that not clear enough? ;)
The two of us