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My self-summary
Every time I have to write one of these things, I always think of "Song of Myself" and wish I had Uncle Walt's way with words. "I am large, I contain multitudes," is a great line and I wish I'd thought of it first. I've been around a little, so I'm a little foxed around the edges (also beared, badgered, and wolved around the edges, come right down to it).

I'm a mid-West transplanted Denver newbie who maybe took John Denver too seriously and came out West to get a new start on life. I'm funny, smart, serious and goofy, I'm sweet and sarcastic, tender with a dark streak. I'm way to old to not know what I want to be when I grow up, but with 3 grandparents in their 80's and 90's (and one hit by a train before I was born), I'm looking at the beginning of a life, not the middle or end of one. I'm excited about the journey, even if I have no clue as to the destination.

I'm a movie, literature, and music buff with a taste for the goofy and esoteric and trashy. I love to find crazy old movies or cult comedies on Netflix Instant and veg on the couch. I've been too busy since my move to really get down with all the amazing things indoor and out that Denver has to offer, but I can't drive my car 3 blocks without pointing out the window and going "Oooh! I wanna go THERE!" There's a whole row of used bookstores and antique/junk stores on Broadway that I'm currently itching to get at.

I'd love to find somebody to do all this stuff with, to tread awhile on the path, to quote Star Wars and Monty Python at. If you're game, give me a shout!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently living every 24 year old's dream in that I manage a popular downtown bar. The fact that I'm 37 is a bit of a speed-bump, I admit, but don't judge me. I spent 10 years in the time-warp known as the US Navy and my brain is a little confused as to what my exact age might be! I'm well aware that my current lifestyle is a little on the juvenile side and I'm working on it...just not all that hard right now. I work lots of hours which will almost always include Friday and Saturday nights, which is either a plus or a minus, depending on your point of view.

Otherwise, I'm hoping to spend my free time getting acquainted with my new city and state, take some classes of the non-academic nature, re-learn how to ride a bike, and otherwise enjoy life in a way that hasn't been available to me for one reason or another lately.
I’m really good at
modesty. After all, I have so much to be modest about. Also, I kill at scrabble and trivial pursuit. I play for blood. Be told.
The first things people usually notice about me
is my mouth...because it's always running, normally saying something sarcastic, singing, or blurting out something that is funny in my head but not out loud. Looks-wise? I dunno. Eyes, maybe? They're blue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a voracious reader but with a definite slant toward trashy sci-fi/fantasty/mystery/thriller paperback novel sort of thing. I just got off a serious Stephen King kick and went back to the old classics like Carrie, Firestarter, and The Shining to start off with and was pleasantly surprised with how well they have held up over the past 30+ years since publication. My current non-fiction title I'm working my way through is "The Memoirs of Gen. Wm T. Sherman," which has some neat things to say about the state of the Union in the days before the Civil War as well as some of the most powerful things said about war in general (no pun intended).

My taste in movies mirrors my taste in books and I like things with mysteries, aliens, elves, talking animals, ninjas, and explosions...if I could get all those things in one movie I might die of happiness. There's one coming out soon called "Cowboys vs. Aliens" that has some promise, I think. I like "thought provoking" and "high-concept" movies, too, but I have a pretty low pretension threshold and might start laughing inappropriately at times (I'm looking at YOU, "Inception."

First 15 songs that came up on my iPhone when I hit "Shuffle"

1. Tom Waits - Take It With Me
2. Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle
3. The White Stripes - Screwdriver
4. Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs
5. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
7. The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Savior
8. The Rolling Stones - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
9. Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
10. The Pogues - Body of an American (live)
11. The Rolling Stones - High and Dry
12. Jimmy Buffett - Fins
13. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
14. Hair - Aquarius
15. The White Stripes - Rag and Bone

*Disclaimer: only about 25% of my music library is on my iPhone. Most of the really embarrassing stuff is only on the laptop.

I also love Johnny Cash, the Indigo Girls, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Eric B. and Rakim, Cowboy Junkies, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, and pretty much anything that dates me and makes me a man of my era.

Because of my job, I am quite familiar with your common top-40 dance hits and can sing along with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and the rest of the kids...and I die a little inside each time I do.

I love food. Probably a little too much. I've lived all over the world and have eaten just about anything that didn't eat me first (and in a couple of cases, eaten things that WOULD have eaten me first if given the opportunity...or at least bitten me, stung me, or oozed slime all over me). But the thing I love most in the world is, of course, pizza. The "round food" as my friends and I call it, will be my downfall.
Six things I could never do without
Books, music, my computer, my guitar, my friends, and my family.(of course, I can read, listen to music, do computer stuff, and talk to my friends and family with my iPhone, so as soon as I can get an iGuitar app, I will be that much closer to a possession-less lifestyle)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm doing here, where I've been, where I'm going, and how to get there...deep stuff like that. Unfortunately, I have a bad habit of getting stuck in a wikipedia loop in my brain so I'll go from thinking about the nature of morality to thinking about kangaroos a few minutes later and have no idea how I got from one to another!
On a typical Friday night I am
Being deafened by the dulcet tones of Lady Gaga and her ilk, 5-deep in the weeds (bonus points if you know the term), slinging drinks and grippin' and grinnin' just as fast as I can, bellowing "OPEN OR CLOSE?!?" 15 times a minute and attempting to instill "bar manners" in my customers ( A: Know exactly what you want, B: Have your money ready, C: Repeat ).

Because of this, I like my nights off to be a little more sedate. Pub trivia, going to the zoo, demolition derby and/or monster truck rally.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think playing Dungeons and Dragons is a perfectly acceptable activity for grown-ups. Don't judge.
You should message me if
you think you could handle a guy who's a hulking nerd, or erudite thug. A guy who looks younger than he is, feels older, and acts all over the place. I've been out of the dating scene for quite awhile, so some of my skills might be a little rusty, but patience will be rewarded!
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