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What I’m doing with my life
I'm a writer/director/puppeteer. Currently I'm the director of a performing arts children's school and have been building myself a shelter from the erratic job security of the theater world by becoming a sommelier (wine geek.)
I’m really good at
I'm heavily involved in the arts and fairly good at a number of them, including: visual arts and design work, acting, directing and writing. I'm also an enthusiastic dancer and singer, but have been forced to admit that I'm not actually any good at these...
The first things people usually notice about me
I come off as fairly smart and charming. Deeper investigation leads people to realize that I'm intensely silly and have an unnatural ability to sound authoritative on any subject regardless of my actual expertise.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Still Life With Woodpecker is my desert island book! I read quite a bit and would say Sci-Fi, fantasy definitely takes up the bulk of my reading time (David Brin, Orson Scott Card, George R. R. Martin, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman,) but I read a fair amount of regular fiction as well (Ken Kesey, Tom Robbins, Chuck Palahniuk, etc.) I'm, also generally studying something, be it wine, history or culture for something I'm writing.
I'm also into the whole sci-fi/fantasy/comics thing when talking movies, but I tend to veer a little more towards independent and comedy films. It's the theater nerd in me, I'm a sucker for good acting and a well told story. Top five movies? In no particular order: China Town, Princess Bride, High Fidelity, Royal Tenenbaums, Starship Troopers (shut up it's gloriously campy!) and Amelie (Yes I can count, but I decided to write it this way anyways!)
Also I'll watch anything by the Henson company regardless of quality and love most of it. Did I mention I'm a puppeteer? There's no such thing as too much Muppets!
If it's a period piece and done by HBO, AMC or Showtime I'm in (also the Wire and Treme!) If it's by Aaron Sorkin I've watched it at least twice and will probably watch it again at some future date. Sitcoms include Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother and Community. And of course I do sci-fi T.V. too (Firefly, The new Battlestar Galactica and Deep Space Nine sit at the top of that list.)
Musically I lean towards classic rock, blues, jazz (The Who, Beatles, Traffic, Dire Straits) and I've got a soft spot for new wave eighties stuff (Talking Heads, Paul Simon, etc.) but I tend to be less rabid about music often spending my car time listening to NPR or audio books.
I love to cook and tend towards spicy foods. However, my current exploration of wine has lead me to spread out my tastes in search of a wider range of pairings.
Kai Nielsen, Alphonse Mucha, Bernini, Monet, Picasso, Albrecht Durer
Peter Schafer, Tom Stoppard, Eugene Ionesco, Sam Shepard

Also I love canoing/kayaking!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I plot and plan constantly. I greatly enjoy charting out the course of things regardless of the ridiculousness of said plan or story. You suggest we should have a penguin President? I will come up with a plan to annex the continent of Antarctica, so as to significantly up the penguin voting population.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not convincing people to stay up really late because I was working, I'm probably going to see a show or hanging out with friends. I'm about equally likely to hang out at a bar/restaurant or at someone's house playing games or watching movies. I'm a huge fan of board games (ticket to ride, settlers of cattan, risk, etc.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really don't tend to keep secrets about myself. Even when I'm embarrassed about something, I may avoid the topic at first but will probably bring it up before very long. I enjoy telling stories too much to have much modesty.
You should message me if
You'r interested in talking and hanging out. I'm uninterested in going out with someone that I can't be friends with and while attraction is certainly important, I first need to know you're worth spending time with.
That being said I've decided to stop contacting anyone who only says they're looking for friends. I get that this is an entirely legitimate way to screen for creepers, but my schedule is too busy, both professionally and socially to spend time wondering if this is a date or not. I'm sure you're great, but I have no shortage of friends. I suppose if you want to contact me, knowing this, than that's fine.
Oh and as a note, if I've messaged you. You can assume that I've read the entirety of your profile and at the very least the unacceptable answers to your questions section. Apparently, this is uncommon, so I figured I'd put it out there.
-Post Script: I'm currently very wrapped up in advancing my career. That means I work mostly nights and all weekends. I've met some wonderful people on this site that due to nine to five schedules or parenting responsibilities, were never able to schedule anything very regular. I always have a couple of weekday nights off, but other than that it's lunch dates or very late night meet ups, (which I know sounds like booty call talk, but that's just when I'm awake and available.)
The two of us