This profile is horrendously our of date, so if there's confusion on any points, Ask Me!
I'm a grown-up child of the 70's, who is into all things geeky and interesting. I grew up in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, and have a healthy respect for the environment and an abiding love of the outdoors. . I abandoned a life of long, stressful hours and hung-over mornings (Yes, I was a professional cook for 20+ years, how'd you guess?) to go back to college and get a degree in renewable energy engineering.
I play guitar, both electric and acoustic, and while I try to have an open mind and came up in the Punk Rock/New Wave years, I'm firmly convinced Rock Music had some of its finest hours in the 70's, when bands like The Grateful Dead, Zeppelin, Floyd, and the Stones were doing their best to re-interpret American Blues Soul, and Gospel. . I'll listen to anything that has Art at it's soul, so bluegrass yes, but no commercial pop for me, thanks.I revel in the obscure, and I'm very opinionated about what I know.
My Politics are left-leaning, but there's almost a libertarian streak in my liberalism. I believe in growing one's own food (as well as other consumables), and was raised doing so.I love bicycling or walking around Portland, Going out to the local hot springs, a good cup of coffee in the morning and a good pipe of herbs in the evening.
I'm kind of a mixed-up jumble of contradictions, both spiritual yet atheistic, geeky but warm, mellow yet rockin'. I despise Ignorance and love adventures, and laugh out loud when I hear "You can't do that." I believe when it comes to the big questions in life, any claim to know "How it all works" is patent B.S. I like Kitties and Dogs, and have a hard time trusting people who don't. Bonus for you if you know who Gram Parsons, Larry Niven, Ray Kurzweil, or Brian Cox are; double bonus If you know one or more of the previous AND dig pinball.
Movies: Not the cinephile some people are.....Monty Python, David Lynch, Tarentino, Memento, Just got into Jodorowsky, especially The Holy Mountain, Ted Talks and documentaries. New addition to this: OMFG! Alejandro Jodorowsky! The Holy Mountain is a movie I will talk anyones ear off about if they stand still long enough!
Music: Pink Floyd (Early 70's Floyd Mk.II,More than Floyd Mk. III) Grateful Dead, Yes, Gram Parsons, Rolling Stones, Built to spill, Sonic Youth, 20's Jazz and Rag, Blues, Billie Holliday, Hank Williams, Patsy Kline, Psychedelic Furs, Husker Du, The Replacements, The Jayhawks, The Bottle Rockets, Clap your Hands Say Yeah, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Mazzy Star, Cat Power, Low, Django Reinhardt, Stephan Grappelli,The Assylum Street Spankers, The Who, Cream, Talkingheads, Peter Frampton, Duane Allman, Old Funk, Joe Bonamassa, Siouxie and the Banshees, Black Sabbath, Bauhaus, Bessie Smith, Fleetwood Mac (Old & Buckingham/Nicks version.) That one Badass Buckingham Nicks album. Vinyl. Anything that moves me. the list could go on forever.Right now listening to Low's "The Great Destroyer"
Food: I dunno, what've you got? I cooked professionally for 25 years, so I 'm up for anything. Sushi (Miramoto, Takahashi, Sabboro, Yoko's), Indian (India House, Abbarruchi), Thai, Diner food, Pambiche, Jam, The Cheese bar....Cheese alone could be a paragraph! The Pulled pork @ the "Bubbaque" Cart on 12th and Hawthorne...Mom's homemade pickles, calico beans, toffee, and anything my Dad cooks on the grill.
My french press
My sense of humor
I've done without many times in my life...I think it goes without saying that the first 1 and last 2 are far more important than any of the material things