You can pretend we’re on a lovely Victorian picnic, you in your tea gown and opulent garden hat and me in my dandy frock and ascot, both sitting under a friendly weeping willow with our initials carved in it! Love is in the air as your severe aunt stands by as a stern sentinel with a close eye on your chasteness and my meandering hands. But modesty be damned! Let my prose raise a rosy hue to your bashful cheeks and a primal purr most improper deep within your feminine core!
Spring time is aggravatingly close
and no one likes you when you’re morose,
so I’ve written for you
a haiku or two
in hopes of easing your woes:
Raining for nine months
Gloom and Grey growing heavy
Please birth a bright son
And here’s another one, my love, wrought from the very bud of my longing:
Your love I will earn
Behold my secret talent
I shit gold kittens
Proponents of the expression "The Seattle Freeze" are lazy; I love getting to know the people and places of Seattle and I have met plenty of extroverted folk, granted to do so I had to boldly leave the safety of my home (and bar booth).
I am gainfully employed making giant robots and such to put together humanity's shiny, convenient flying machines. I don't work, nor do I want to work, for Boeing. I'm done with huge companies and their bureaucracy.
Lilacs, books, thunderstorms, Blue Heelers (Road Warrior!), graphic and 3D design, creating stuff on my 3D printer, salsa dancing, ice hockey, soul night, The Economist, cooking, discovering fun tucked away places in the city, wishing I could afford more art and then attempting to DIY it, PDX and Vancouver, my childhood memories of Butchart Gardens, swedish fish, snobby cheeses, laughing, the smell of Christmas trees and candle smoke, working out in a non-douche bag manner, happy hours, urban cowgirls (NOT Cowgirls Inc. style), playing tour guide, drinking coffee in the rain, bubbly females, educated females, tom boys, scuba diving, having fun with children, inventions, bonfires, attempting to play the fiddle (anyone want to give me lessons?), spontaneously meeting fun new people, snuggling way past our bedtimes because we don’t want to stop learning about each other, writing, trail running, riding my bike through gridlocked traffic, dinner parties, drive-in movies, freckles, someone who can keep me on my toes...and off of them, sledding, splitting firewood in the snow, stepping off the plane in a new land, the quiet part of the road trip when conversations have faded and we’re all just listening to good music and staring out at the stars.
Nickleback, people who are only fun when they're drunk, Facebook addicts, Batman's stupid "angry voice", boring people, small talk about smartphones/pets/children/home improvement, grown men who play too many video games, Seattle's lack of traffic foresight, bureaucracy, complacency, faith in place of evidence, smugness, folks who refuse to bend the rules a little bit, whining about the "hardships" of insanely privileged life styles, people who think their beauty is a replacement for personality, made-up drama.
*You Should Know*
I'm not lying about my height or income, if we date I won’t be embarrassed to say that we met online, I don’t have any one ‘type’ when it comes to women, I don’t get crazy jealous of other guys, I’m on good terms with almost all of my ex’s, and I'm proud to say I've never cheated. I'm pretty drama-free but picky about who I court. That said I would much rather find my soul mate than break another heart.
Playing with kids while all the other adults act awkward and talk about mortgages.
Solving problems in creative ways, of thinking up odd business models and inventions and then not following through with most of them. I’m good at taking the reins in crisis situations and thinking ahead in general (yup, zombie apocalypse).
Being the life of the party, throwing said parties, and encouraging people at those parties talk to each other.
Dressing better than any straight guy you know.
Teaching others random little bits of knowledge that I have obtained; anything from cooking toffee and sailing to salsa dancing and how not to shoot yourself when handling a gun.
History of Nearly Everything, Calvin and Hobbes, Poisonwood Bible, His Dark Materials, Mountains Beyond Mountains, 1984, Watership Down, Richard Dawkins, Harry Potter, Monkey Wrench Gang, Parable of the Sower, Catch-22, Hitchhikers Guide, Huckleberry Finn, Lonesome Dove, Darkstar Safari, Ender's Game, etc. etc. etc.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Amelie, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, Tropic Thunder, Grindhouse, Moulin Rouge, V for Vendetta, Casino Royal, Black Dynamite, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Coen Bros, Pixar. Oh right and of course I LOVE the Notebook! That scene with all those ducks, sighhhhh…. I of course own the 3D blueray.
Muse, Shiny Toy Guns, AC/DC, Beck, MJ, Buck 65, RJD2, Postal Service, Journey, RATATAT, Metric, Electric Six, Neil Young, Dragonforce, Sage Francis, Social Distortion, Johnny Cash...
I love Thanksgiving dinner. I love dirt burgers and watery beer. I love extravagant or simple sushi (thank you salmon for your delicious bellies). I love stupid bright tropical drinks with way too many decorations. I love a fine tequila. I love microwave stirfries. I love $40 steaks. I love veggies sautéed in campfires. I love nachos. I love mangos. I love water.
I ♥ all foods.
Sucide Dog, El Capitan, and The Quilt
Friendly people to get to know
Where to travel next
Gender and social dynamics
Beating a/the system
Hilarious names for Monster Trucks/pets/kids/nicknames
I am certainly never just out doing fun stuff with friends.
If you need something to chat about with me, here are some ideas:
What would you do if you were Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day?
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever witnessed on a Greyhound bus?
If you had a baby and it was a girl, would you ever name her Marmalade?