I will be moving to the Seattle area at the beginning of October and would love to meet some new and interesting folks out that way.
Hi there. Nice to meet you. Would you like some cake?
So I try not to take anything too seriously, though I sometimes fail at that. I try to learn about as many things as my brain will allow. I'm a consummate geek. There are very few topics that I won't find interesting. Except, perhaps, how big your bank account is, or how much you car costs, or how fast it goes.
I'm kind of a hippie; with all the free-thinking, love everyone, peacenik, mind expanding ideas that go along with it, but don't worry I do bathe regularly enough. I try to live a life of moderation and I'd probably do well living as a Buddhist monk, but I enjoy aesthetics too much to be an ascetic. I find human interaction, relationships and sex absolutely fascinating; in intellectual, physiological, and sociological ways, as well as for the obvious reasons, and consider myself to be very sex-positive, and a feminist. Also, to complete the decathlon of hippie stereotypes, I'm a vegetarian, an absolute pacifist, I do yoga, I volunteer and plant trees.
I think humans have a biological imperative to learn and discover.
We are all on this one little tiny rock floating through space, and we should probably start acting like we are all in this together if we don't want to wind up as a tiny footnote in the history of the world as the destroyer of many millions of years of evolutionary development and life. Therefore I don't take too kindly to people whose only concerns are the accumulation of wealth, as it is counterproductive to the aforementioned survival of our, along with many other, species. And I'm no saint, but somehow or another, lately it seems like helping out your fellow man and not being a selfish asshole is somehow the deviation from the norm? Do people really have to try that hard not to be a complete bastard to everyone around them? Really?? This is honestly pretty troubling to me...
Speaking of hippie tendencies, I have little use for of the way in which society has labeled and partitioned what interpersonal relationships can be. You have a "relationship" in one form or another with everyone you know, some deeper than others, but to draw specific lines seems arbitrary and silly. Obviously, human connection is the most important thing in our lives, so I'm certainly not discounting it in any way and very much encourage and seek such connections with others. I'm just not selfish enough to want to keep someone's love just for my own; I wouldn't want to stop someone from exploring themselves in any way. Our own personas are constantly changing and evolving, so I think putting some sort of set of restrictions on that evolution is detrimental to our own growth. Seeking one particular type of relationship sets one up for disappointment, in my opinion. It's happened to me many a time: looking for what I think I want, only to be disappointed, and becoming unhappy because what I have doesn't match what I want. I'd like to think I have a more Taoist approach to relationships: go with the flow, let things evolve on their own. I am trying harder to take pleasure in the current moment, as I, like many others, have the tendency to over think things and not notice what's in front of my face. I am a supporter of polyamory and am more than willing to meet new folks and see what connections can be made.
So, all that said, I'm just looking for new and interesting people with whom to share observations about this ludicrous world. What becomes of the relationship, I shall leave up to the chaos that is life.
Ok, I lied. There isn't any cake. I'm sorry.
I've also been on a hiking kick, so any suggestions are more than welcome. I'm still pretty green, but I'm eager to learn and explore more.
One of these statements is in fact false.
b)As I am a bit of a pretentious film geek, I'll list my favorite filmmakers: Steven Soderbergh, Stanley Kubrick, The Brothers Coen, Danny Boyle, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfred Hitchcock, David Cronenberg, Tim Burton, Robert Rodriguez, Paul Verhoeven, David Lynch, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Hayao Miazaki, Errol Morris, David Fincher, Terry Gilliam, Takashi Miike, Chan Wook Park, Alejandro Jodorowsky.
c) Random faves: nine inch nails, Squarepusher, om, Elder, Mastodon, Venetian Snares, Justice, iwrestledabearonce, UZ, Aphex Twin, FIGURE, Mars Volta, The Refused, Squealy D, High On Fire, Hudson Mohawk, Kavinsky, 90's industrial metal, also: www.last.fm/user/penysdevyl
d)vegetarian So no meat, and by no meat, I mean no beef, poultry, fish, insect, whatever. If it is in the animal kingdom, I'm not eating it, or anything made with it. I do eat/drink dairy products, as milk is one of the only substance on the face of the planet created solely for consumption (honey being one of the others). But aside from the no meat thing, I'm totally open. If it doesn't have meat, I'll eat it. My palate seems to favor asian cuisine, so Thai, Indian are doubleplusgood, and I'm loving Ethiopian lately.
Also: memetics, metaphilosophy, ego death, deconstruction, postmodernism, SCIENCE!, the far future, the far past, moral relativism, linguistics, what animals experience as consciousness, sociology, anthropology and cultural evolution, genetics, the modern evolutionary synthesis, evo/devo, biology, neurophilosophy, ecology, the internet, technology, posthumanism, transhumanism, religion, politics, sexuality, oxytocin, free thought, shifted paradigms, the reality that I am a giant complicated machine colony of cells towering above a microscopic world full of wave/particle dualities, while at the same time being an insignificant spec of dust on a larger insignificant spec of cosmic dust floating through space.
"A slut shares her sexuality the way a philanthropist shares his money — because they have a lot to share, because it makes them happy to share it, because sharing makes the world a better place." - The Ethical Slut
Actually, I'm usually chilling at my place after dinner with friends Friday nights as I am almost always volunteering early Saturday morning.
Though I have not entirely ruled out the possibility that I may be crazy. Not like dangerous mass murdery crazy. Like, "why is that naked guy yodeling at that rock and dancing" crazy. Fun crazy.
I'd say I'm a pervert, but I'm pretty sure we're all preoccupied with sex in some fashion. I mean, I don't look at porn all day at work or anything like that. My mind is just comfortable in the gutter.
I seem to have the somewhat miraculous ability to be both over-analytical and oblivious to things. Though the former quite often causes the latter.
And basically anything you ask me. Seriously. Anything. Give it a shot. I like talking about those things you aren't supposed to talk about.
You have a vast and unending desire to learn, analyze, deduce, or grok the world around you.
I will reiterate, I am just looking for friends. If you need someone to go eat with, see a movie, whatever. I don't see the need to bring in the whole "game" of dating, as it tends to screw up things. And again, feel free to ask me anything.