I think I can best be understood by examining my taco outlook... my tacoutlook, if you will. I have a favorite in the city. A specific taco from a specific place that I would much rather eat instead of any other taco, all things being equal. But nothing is ever equal. So I know what I like in a given situation. Proximity and business hours abiding, I have a top choice. But I also understand that sometimes the better options are going to have a wait. Can my hunger afford that time? If not, then I'll take something else. Am I always going to have the best that I can get? No, probably not. Sometimes there is value in just making a choice and getting the deed done. And sometimes, there's a little joy in making terrible decisions, or new decisions, or both. Hell, there's even a little bit to be said about the way nostalgia informs my choice. There's always a taco for the time, and time for a taco.
I'm an artist, a cyclist, a nerd, a metalsmith, and a story teller. Most of the time, I'm being at least one of those things at a time.
I have a great job that has atypical hours where I get to talk to a lot of people all day. I also work with degenerate scumbags and we talk about terrible things all day long. It's wonderful.
Friends are important to me. So I like to be good at being one. I try to be a model member of Team PMA. If you're looking for a dude that will give you an honest opinion and also encourage you to take a chance, you've found him. I'm practically the amateur version of Tony Robbins.
I'm also really good at teaching my dog to do things for treats, but I'm terrible at teaching her not to jump on the couch.
I make a good steak, a good grilled cheese, an excellent omelet, and an impressive freeform stirfry.
I'm undeniably a nondescript blonde bearded dude. I could easily got lost in a crowd in Logan Square.
I sped through A Song of Ice And Fire (Game of Thrones). In fact, I read it on my iphone without having noticed how much side swiping I was doing or how much my eyes hurt.
Lately, I've been reading The Dark Tower series. It's much better than I anticipated.
I like graphic novels. My favorite is Sandman. A few other honorable mentions might include Saga, Lucifer, and The Walking Dead. If you're really into comics, we can talk more specifically.
I like to let Netflix run in the background while I do things around the apartment. So I've seen or listened peripherally to a number of series.
I get really excited over great movies, especially sci-fi flicks. If you are passionate about the greatness of sci-fi movies, then let's compare our top 5's and get into a heated debate about the pros and cons of each.
Also, music. Yes. Fine. Here's my list:
Bad Religion, Faith No More, Aesop Rock, Hail Mary Mallon, The Bronx, Fugazi, Glassjaw, El P, The Clash, The Sword, Mastodon, Die Antwoord, old soul and funk
But to play along... my bicycle, something to draw with/on, the respect of my peers, something nice to look at, something big to think about, and water at regular intervals.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about what I'm going to have for lunch, if I still have any bananas left for breakfast, "where did I put my keys", "should I get Village Pizza this late", and "I hope that Ducky hasn't chewed up any of my shoes while I've been gone."
You like to have deep conversation about some really nerdy shit, like physics, art (both high and low), the complex relationships between fictional characters in books and movies, and the problems of the human condition.
You know and appreciate the difference between the use of the words "good" and "well."