I have never measured success in monetary terms, I find there are much more important things than money and possessions. I'm sure most of you will take that as me being a poor guy, nothing I can do about that I suppose. But there is no job, or possession that can trump the success I feel from raising my son.
I can't wait to be one of those dads who embarrasses the hell out of my son by kissing him on the face in front of all his friends, he's not quite old enough to mind just yet but it's in the mail. Update: it is finally starting, he is not totally embarrassed yet, but he is not too quick to let me kiss him on the face. I'm so excited:)
I consider myself chivalrous, and a gentleman, which is something I really like that about myself. I get along with just about everyone I meet.
I make a pretty bad first impression, my second impression has actually been worse on occasion. But my third impression is fantastic!
I love watching and making movies, I love playing music and going to shows. I love good beer and good food.
I make the worst jokes at the worst times.
I have no style or fashion sense. I'm pretty much jeans and t-shirts, and zip-down hoodies. I have, on several occasions, left the house wearing my slippers and not realizing until someone points it out.
I absolutely love clutter! I love to cook and would love someone to cook for/with!
I've been told by multiple people, "Most people like to think outside of the box, but you live outside of the box. It's what I like most about you, but it also really makes me want to punch you in the face!"
I was also recently told by a friend, "You are awesome and impossible at the same"
Practicing my Rhetoric on strangers!
Taking lots of photographs!
Going to places alone to quietly sit, photographing folks without their knowing. We can argue semantics about whether or not it is right or wrong, but nothing beats a candid photograph!
Finding beauty in the random and chaotic!
Working on an awesome non-profit web series about independent music in Philadelphia called Shaking Through. Check it out www.shakingthrough.com
I'm more mediocre at lots of things than really good at one particular thing.
I really like to cook but I can't say that I'm really good at it, I did however win a full scholarship to the French Culinary Institute, I turned it down because it was too much time away from my son. So as you can see ...I'm just trying to be modest, It's difficult because I'm awesome!
I procreate very well!...Damnit, yeah see, it doesn't work, it just sounds really creepy!
My tattoos...they were designed by my son.
I've been told that I smile with my eyes
And I look like that guy from that show with the beard...
I've been growing out my hair... it's in that awkward in between stage. It will look good soon, but it's not quite there yet.
Right now I am reading the original Wizard of Oz to my son, it's so much better than the movie.
Movies: Film is my first love! Anything from Arronofsky, Alfonso Cuaran, Oliver Stone, Fernando Meirelles. Too much more to continue. I have a fair amount of guilty pleasure movies, but for now I'll keep them to myself.
TV: Mostly Hulu and Netflix, I'm stuck on Fringe at the moment. Community, Modern Family, It's Always Sunny, SOA, The Walking Dead, anything on the Food Network.
Music: Ottis Redding, Sam Cooke, alt-J, The Alarm Clocks, RJD2, The xx, MC5, The Black Keys, Bass Drum of Death, Martin Sexton, Sean Hayes, Joe Purdy, The Raconteurs, Delta Spirit, Tame Impala, Juston Stens, Cold War Kids, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Energy, Lou Reed, The Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Son House, Junior Kimbrough, R.L.Burnside, Billie Holiday, Grant$, Garage a Trois, Toy Soldiers, Pattern is Movement, Ramona Falls, Ray LaMontagne, The White Stripes, Stanton Moore, Strand of Oaks, Hezekiah Jones, Galactic, Phish, MMW, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Johnny Vidocovich, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Pennywise, NOFX, Strung Out, I'll stop before I get carried away.
Food: I love to cook and eat, I love everything except mushrooms and tofu.
a device to capture random images
a zip-down hoodie
a tether to reality
Why is it that as I get older my body no longer acclimates to cold temperatures?
The great comeback i just thought of, and how it would have been of use three hours ago.
How I miss the days when you had to go out and organically meet people.
Why does everyone want to play the ukulele?
Maybe I'd like to switch careers, become a janitor.
Why showing a picture of my son and saying "look how well I procreate" isn't a suitable pick up line...it should be:).
Why people refuse to date those with children, it's pretty presumptuous to think that I'm looking for his new mother, he already has one of those and she's better at it than you:)
If everyone is so laid back and outgoing, why are we all on this website?
If I don't speak to my son everyday I start to feel like all the cheerfulness has gone from the world.
When I see someone's profile photo with a friend in it, I almost always find the friend more attractive.
The older I get the more strange my bucket list gets. It includes such things as: borrow money from a loan shark, hiring an escort, not for sex but to discuss foreign currency and the overall depreciation of the dollar, go skinny dipping in my high school principals swimming pool, have sex in a church, find an elderly woman to drive around, etc.
I despise emoticons...but I love :) deal with it.
I'm kind of messy, so much so that I sometimes just sit and stare at it, wanting to punch myself in the face. I would clean it up but I'll defer to my forementioned love of clutter.
I am a little afraid of the dark, ghosts, and I have a paralyzing fear of centipedes... oh yeah, I also believe in ghosts.
I got banned from the Cape May Zoo for trying to illegally take ownership of a prairie dog.
I've forgotten how to do long division.
I love a woman with a wonky tooth, in fact, perfect teeth kind of creep me out!