Just out of an LTR. It didn't end in flames or anything, so I'd certainly consider myself emotionally available, but I figure it's good to disclose that here on internet so I don't have to awkwardly mention it on the first date.
My experience with non-monogamy has taught me that affection, generosity, nurturing and empathy are not finite resources (though sadly time and emotional energy are), so don't feel like I'm going to keep you at arm's length or be inconsiderate of your time and/or feelings.. if I am lucky enough to meet you, that is.
I'm also in the process of becoming the Dude Ina Garten of Ridgewood, Queens. It's going pretty well, I just need to get a few cookbooks, TV shows, and cookware lines under my belt.
Bicycle Riding (I'm a half decent wrench too)
Taking Public Transit in Foreign (and Domestic) Lands
Finding Stuff (The Secret is to Look Underneath Other Stuff)
Passing Tools to People
Capitalizing Most Words
A couple people have told me I'm reminiscent of Paul Rudd, but taller. A "Tall Rudd" if you will. Personally, I'd love for that to be true, but I just don't see it.
Movies: Enter the Void, Citizen Kane, Anything Chaplin but particularly Modern Times and The Great Dictator, Persona, Pi, Wild At Heart, The Hudsucker Proxy, Underground, There Will Be Blood, Tetsuo The Iron Man, Paprika, Batteries Not Included, Sid and Nancy, Down By Law, Forest Gump II: Bubba's Revenge, Anything Pixar except "Cars," which I just haven't seen (and could be missing out?).
Music: Arcade Fire, Islands, Matt and Kim, Sleighbells, Yeaysayer, The Talking Heads, Japanther, Dragonforce, Ninjasonik, Harry Nilsson... So Much... Too Much... But Somehow Never Enough!
Ramps (The wild, super-seasonal allium variant, not the thing people who are braver than me ride skateboards on)
My Family of Choice
The Alt-Right and How They Just Turned Our World Upside Down and Even the Smug Neoliberals Don't Know What to Make of It
The Uncanny Valley
When's Elon Musk Gonna Announce the "Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Space Elevator"?!
Just cracked up when Betty White said "..H-E- Double Toothpicks!" On a Golden Girls rerun.
You want to exchange witty pheromones.
I've always felt it's silly to specify "don't be flakey" on this part, but here I am, all dressed up and flaked on, so.. don't be flakey! Here's some accumulated reasons people have flaked on me, along with the response from my inner (and sometimes outer) monologue:
"Something came up last minute with my job" / "Dude, you're a freelancer, not an ER Doctor! So what you're really saying is my time is worth less than your clients', which is fine, but maybe be up front about that if you're gonna message me first."
"It's raining" / "Aaaand, you're the Wicked Witch of the West.. or just a human woman who doesn't own good rain gear?";
(This last one is verbatim a text I got after waiting at the bar for 15 minutes) "I fell asleep.." / "..."
In case you zipped right to the bottom of my admittedly lengthy profile, please keep in mind that I'm non-monogamous (or "poly" - though there's no universally agreed upon definition of that term, so in my case, assume "poly" or "polyamory" means "ethical non-monogamy")
Oh, and here's a deal for those of you who may want to message me, but are suddenly overcome by writer's block (this happens to me quite a bit, and I can't be the only one): Feel free to write a very brief (even single word) message ending in "Mayonnaise." This is partly to test if you've closely read my profile, and partly to give you an out for aforementioned writer's block.