41 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I usually laugh way more, and far longer, than anyone else at my own jokes.

I curse. A lot. Like adjectives and adverbs a lot.

I wanted to be Godzilla when I was a little boy. In hindsight, he probably wasn't the most practical role model.

ENFJ - at least that's what the test said. It felt like a horoscope reading, what with the wide-net personality traits and compatibility recommendations. I'm sure it's science, though ...
What I’m doing with my life
Getting outdoors as much as possible.

Helping my mom in Georgia, now that I'm in a position to do so.

Appreciating life back in California after a few years on the East Coast.

Teaching myself over and over again - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurtz433/sets
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, unintentionally. From what people say, I'm consistently witty and hilarious, but none of that's translating to this OK Cupid profile for some reason.

Seeing a person's true self, for better or for worse. Mostly it's for better.

Being the opposite of really good at small talk.
The first things people usually notice about me
I observe more than I talk, at first.

I say exactly what I'm thinking.

I am a decent human being. As in compassionate, not Puritanical.

I Try to do the right thing. I'm not always successful.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My current favorite food experiences are a semi-weekly pickup at the Cambodian restaurant a stone's throw from the house, killer Pho & Lao Sausage a mile away, and semi-monthly Berkeley Thai Temple Sunday brunch.

Araki / Arbus / Crewdson / Goldin / Halsman / Kahlo / Klimt / Kruger / Lange / Mucha / Parks / Sherman / Wyeth

Chomsky / Herbert / Huxley / Klein / Lagerkvist / Martel / Murakami / Orwell / Robbins / Rollins / Silver / Thompson / Vonnegut

Filmmakers - visual storytellers, exploitation pioneers, traditionalists, bright young minds, foreigners, explosions, screams, theremins, real-life stories

Music - Some fast / loud and some slow / quiet and a good deal that intersect ... too many for a comprehensive list.

TV - Satire News / Superhero Adventures / Crude Comedies / Zombie Apocalypse Depression Case Studies / Sartorial Cannibals / Red Weddings / Murderous Minnesotans / Yellow Kings
The six things I could never do without
Bicycles ( CX / MTB / Track ) fun over racing
Friendship, including the friendship/love of Petunia my pup
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hilarities. Absurdities. Paradoxes. Injustice. Justice. Karma. Forgiveness. Hubris. Humility. Cause. Effect. Perception. Media. Religion. Politics. Sociology. Psychology.

Trying not to be the guy who lists all these things in conversation as masturbatorily as they appear in text here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Riding Oakland or sleeping up for an adventure Saturday / Sunday in nature.

1/30 Friday nights - grinning til my cheeks hurt to some band I've waited years to see in person. Thank you, Bay Area!

Wrasslin' at Joaquin Miller Dog Park.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I overthink quite a few things.
You should message me if
You'd like an outdoor adventure partner. I'm too habitual about hiking Redwood Regional, and really need to explore Marin / Santa Cruz etc. Same for bicycle adventures.

You like going to the movies or to see a band every once in a while.

You can find humor in awkward situations, and sometimes escalate said awkwardness to Level 2. Or Level 11.