40Pittsburgh, United States
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My self-summary
I don't know what I would do without 1) creativity 2) art 3) humor. I write a lot and some of it gets published (I'm better about the writing than I am about the getting-it-published).

My overall mien is witty, grounded, warm and generous. I'm also a little neurotic, but in very charming ways.

And I can tear a phone book in half with my bare hands.
What I’m doing with my life
Working at a nonprofit I adore, for people I adore, in a city I adore, and spending time with friends I adore. I have a pretty adorable life and I'm not even including my family (adore them) or my neighborhood (adore it).

I'm also actively looking for ways to get involved in the community beyond what I already do. Where do I fit? I'm gonna find out.
I’m really good at
I have this conversation with my friends a lot: are Gen-Xers reluctant to say we're good at things? I find it difficult. I think that's why so many of us hate job interviews and, yes, dating. It's hard to toot my own horn -- it feels like bragging. I hate bragging.

Having said that, I will admit that my grilled cheese sandwiches are amazing.
The first things people usually notice about me
Half of my mustache is white. It's been that way since I was a wee one (but not too wee to grow whiskers). The result of this is that a lot of people remember or recognize me when I have NO MEMORY of meeting them. This is embarrassing! I need to learn some kind of mnemonics for that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I think the greatest song ever recorded is Rainbow Connection.

I love books of any kind and I will read the first 100 pages of anything. I am no genre snob; my friend writes romance novels and they're really great. I don't write romance novels, but maybe I'll try one some day.

I'm the same way about movies. I'll watch anything in a theater, though I tend to avoid broad comedies (they just don't do it for me). I love indie movies because I'm a reluctant hipster. My favorite director is either Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry or maybe even Alfonso Cuaron. I'm not a snob about movies, either. I love a good blockbuster.

I find it amusing that people still brag about not watching TV, because there are some really good shows on TV right now. Maybe they mean "I don't watch broadcast television" or something, but they are seriously missing out. Anyway, my favorite show currently is Taboo, with Tom Hardy.

I listen to music across a lot of genres, but currently I'm stuck in an electronic slash chamber pop phase. My favorite band ever is Queen, which is the greatest band ever.

I will go to any wedding, anywhere, at any time. I love weddings.
Six things I could never do without
French fries
Coffee, black
Comfortable socks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creativity is the act of taking the tangled yarn in your brain and weaving something out of it. My mind is usually pretty full of stuff like that. I also am probably thinking about the dream I had last night because a) I remember most of my dreams and b) they're extremely vivid.

Also, being somebody who watches what he eats, I'm probably thinking about what I'm going to eat.
On a typical Friday night I am
I socialize with a wide variety of people at work all week, so fridays are a good opportunity to hang out with a small group or, after a particularly taxing week, all by myself. I like and value alone time!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have one (1) tattoo. This is not enough tattoos.
You should message me if
you know who you are
The two of us