I do not take myself or life very seriously and I deal with adversity through laughter and have the gift to make my friends laugh when life is at its hardest. I say this because it seems like every profile I read says, "I like fun and love to laugh." GOOD! You're not The Grinch! My own personal hangup, I don't date girls covered in green hair. I know... racist.
I'm a romantic, I open doors for people, I like to bring flowers, dress up to go out, I flirt with old ladies (everyone should feel beautiful because they are) and I turn off my cell phone when I'm being social and when I'm sleeping. I also like to pay when we go out. I know! Equality and all that. Call me old-fashioned. And I can't do it every time but the first date is definitely on me so no reaching for your purse when the check comes and don't go ordering your drink before I get there!
For fun? I like to dress up in old-timey clothing and go to events. Drink on my roof. Go out to dinner. Really, anything where there's a possibility for great conversation. I'm totally addicted. I want to go hiking but I don't have anyone to go with. That's the problem when your friends are mostly made up of computer nerds, it's rare they go outside. But we have lovely lily-white skin!
I have been on an exercise kick lately. I want to get into Robert Downey Jr. shape because if I could be half as awesome as him, I'd... ummm... make a suit of powered armor?
I am loyal, a good listener, I believe in great communication, keeping the lines open and try to keep an "I'm ok. You're ok" attitude. You're just fine exactly how you are. Oh, and that thing you don't like that I keep doing! I'm so sorry. I had no idea. I won't do that anymore. Forgive me if I forget but I'll work on it. Can I make it up to you with dinner or sex acts?
I love kids, though I have none of my own. I'm "Crazy Uncle Jon" to my nieces & nephew and all my cousins' kids. I headed to Minnesota for a couple weeks for 2 family reunions and it was so much fun! I spent a lot of time at the kids table. I prefer it there, the adults sit around talking about their colons and interest rates where the kids are all, "I caught a frog, do you want to see it?" "PFFT! Of COURSE I want to see it!" Plus, when you're the crazy uncle all the kids want you to take them out on the jet ski so I get maximum jet ski time. And yeah, I totally let them drive when we're out of sight of the grown ups.
That being said, I am under no delusions that I'm perfect. I sometimes communicate poorly, drink too much, work too much, swear too much, say the wrong thing, stare at your boobs, get egocentric and want to be right instead of being happy. But I'm getting better at catching myself.
Oh, that crinkle in your brow! No, no. Don't be too worried. These are rare occasions. I am an adult after all. The point is, I'm a work in progress and I'm always looking to improve.
Classy, appropriately inappropriate, elegant, goofy, smart, witty, independent, have your own friends, keep me on my toes. Not afraid to ask for what you want, good communicator and hopefully a sci-fi/fantasy fan.
I would love to have someone who is in "the industry" as well but, really, that's not a deal breaker. What's important is someone who accepts me for who I am and that I'm comfortable being uncool with.
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when we're uncool" - One of my favorite movies. Do you know what it's from? Contact me! And NO GOOGLING!!!
Damn, that got really long... did I mention I can really talk a lot? I'm easily silenced with a kiss.
Here's what I like.
Sci fi. Good sci fi: Star Wars Original Trilogy (prequel trilogy is bullshit, ask me about JJ Abram's SW), Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, 5th Element, Galaxy Quest, Star Trek, Dr. Who. I also like good fantasy: Lord of the Rings (Hobbit movies are too long), and action/adventure. I think most filmmakers will try to impress by saying their favorite movie is The Godfather or Citizen Kane or something. Fuck that. I'm honest. My favorite movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark. But I also love John Hughes, Cameron Crowe, Kevin Smith, Tarantino, Chris Nolan, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, John Favreau, etc...
Books-wise, I tend to read more instructional books even though I do love reading fiction like the Harry Potter series, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep. But I have so much to learn and I'm so driven right now to follow this career path I'm trying to soak up as much knowledge as I can!
I love food, especially trying new food that's as authentic as it can be. I like to eat like the locals. I also love to cook and am pretty damn good at it! Cooking is always so much better when cooking for someone else. I have an idea for a cooking show... if you're feeling saucy; ask me!
Music: The Fratellis, Flogging Molly, Barenaked Ladies, The Pogues, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, The Kooks, Motown, Do-Wop, Oingo Boingo, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Black Keys, Counting Crows, The Proclaimers, Trampled by Turtles, Lumineers... and many more.
Finishing a project
Developing a new project
Good beer (nothing too hoppy, please and definitely nothing "light")
"California cold" any chance to wear jeans, leather jacket and my boots.
Coffee in the morning. (Especially on the aforementioned "California cold" day)
Long, rainy days in bed with my girl.
My Pandora Mumford & Sons mix (when the banjo drops, shit just got real)
And some things that most people like but I don't:
Sports. I don't get it. It bores me to tears.
I'm not a fan of wine. Just never got a taste for it. But I will drink it if that's all there is.
Tea. I had a bad tea experience long ago and it makes me want to hurl.
I don't eat processed sugar and stay away from white flour.
Love pizza, can't eat it.
The heat/the sun. Give me a day in the low 60s/high 50s any day!
And then on other weeks, "It's Friday! Let's go grab some drinks and food and laugh our ever-loving butts off!"
If you intimidate other men, you're probably the kind of woman I'd really dig.
I like strong women, a little earthy-yet-classy, irreverent, smart as a whip, sarcastic, understanding... but really just someone I am comfortable with. Someone who accepts me for who I am, blemishes and all.
Also, you should like to actually go out! I'm not much one for chatting endlessly online, I like to talk to interesting people, so expect a few messages in for me to ask you to meet... once I can prove I'm not a total Peter Lorre-style creeper!