laika1901
38 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Nashville born & raised. In a photo studio is where I spend most of my days. Chillin out, Netflixin, relaxin, all cool...2011 in Japan teaching English in school, when a couple of earthquakes were up to no good, reactors blowin up in the neighborhood. So I booked my flight, yeah my mom got scared. Now I'm livin in Brooklyn! Fresh Prince of Bel Air? 😎

Fresh Prince gags aside: I'm a gentleman omnivore with a goofy side. I'm a movie nerd, tech lover and a fan of popcorn, foodie adventures, most types of music (I play guitar and drum set too) and photography. I'm also pretty down to earth. Looking for someone to send me over the moon!

Hoping you're someone who likes sushi, is down for ramen, would jump in the ocean with me if we went to the beach, and extra points if you're creative in some way (knitting counts).

(Side note, Photoshoot collabs welcome!)

Instagram: sweenrythom77
What I’m doing with my life
I wear many hats but I'm currently working at a major high-end fashion photography studio. Just to be open & honest, it's a lot of late nights for me at the moment. I'm also a commercial & editorial photo assistant on the side, managing an art studio on the side, and I work on my portfolio when I can. Other than that, I'm getting back into drumming, trying to learn some Italian, growing as a human being, and a bunch of other awesome stuff.
I’m really good at
Knowing random trivia (you want me on your trivia team), playing Catch Phrase, using chopsticks, uncontrollably eavesdropping on conversations I hear in Japanese, singing, darts, fixing things (I'm a regular McGuyver).
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A few past books I really enjoyed have been Great Expectations, A Beautiful Mind, Help! A Bear is Eating Me, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Stephen King novels. Oh, and Awaken the Giant.

Movies: I LOVE MOVIES! I have too many favorites but a few that I could watch over and over again are...
Back to the Future, The Avengers, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Movies, Lost in Translation, Walk the Line, Cashback, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ghostbusters, The Wedding Singer, Monty Python & the Search for the Holy Grail, Zoolander, The Ring, Snatch, 28 Days Later, Life is Beautiful, Life in a Day.

TV: I don't watch a lot of TV these days, but when I get a chance to catch an episode of something it'll most likely be Orange is the New Black, Anthony Bordain: Parts Unknown, Kitchen Nightmares, Gotham, Blacklist, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mythbusters or Netflix reruns of Cheers.

Music: My tastes are pretty eclectic. But if you look through my iTunes, you'd find anything from The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, Led Zepplin, Mos Def, Coldplay, Beastie Boys, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Passion Pit, Mozart, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, Snow Patrol, Tony Bennett, Brazilian Bossa Nova music, and Latin American music to name a few. So I'm pretty much all over the place.

Food: Popcorn, salmon, old fashioned burger & fries, fish & chips, sushi, Japanese ramen (the good stuff you get at sit down Japanese restaurants), and okonomiyaki (maybe I'll introduce you to it sometime if you've never had it). I can also eat vegetarian. I'm also a big fan of going to new restaurants and trying new or interesting things that I've never had before like i'm on a food network show. I ate iguana in Curacao and turtle in St. Lucia. So I'm pretty fearless when it comes to food. That said, of course I prefer the good stuff that won't make the average person cringe in horror. :)
The six things I could never do without
Actually I've got 7 things:
Family
Guitar
Chocolate
iPhone
Japanese Food
Camera
Laptop
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Would a frosty be considered a solid or a liquid? Maybe a soliquid?
-What disease did cured ham actually have?
-Why is it that toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp? No decent human being would ever choose that setting.
-Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?
-Why do we hear ourselves think?
-Is it ok for vegetarians to eat animal crackers?

Ok, ok. These aren't my thoughts. They're George Carlin's. I actually think about...Home (Tennessee), dreams and plans for the future, how to become a better person as a whole.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends. I might be working or I might be out and about. Or I might be debating on what to do until I give up and decide to just chill at home and watch a movie. Ya never know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Laika is a word in an Arcade Fire song (Neighborhood #2) and 1901 is a Phoenix song. Both of which happened to be playing while I was trying to think of a user name. So there ya go!
You should message me if
-You're curious and want to say hello.
-You're fun, sweet-hearted, passionate, easy going and happy
-You love sushi
-You're down with board games
-You're creative in some way or appreciate creatives & creativity

Extra credit if:
-You're not afraid to jump up and sing a karaoke song or two
-You're crafty
-You're a ham and enjoy/don't mind being photographed

Don't message me if:
-You just happen to need a strong man in your life when you just happen to be moving (this has happened to me twice).
-You need someone to distract you from your other issues.
-Do duck face in every pic you take.
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