mahlerguy
32 Jacksonville, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
mahlerguy
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I'm looking for someone to laugh with; to, on occasion, have an adventure with. Can we have some fun? Enjoy each other's company? Be kind to each other? Love each other, not because we're special but because we're both here, and life is hard and love is good.

And this, because I always want to know what people are reading: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmEbF2uhsZk

Like a good book that I need to read slowly, romantically, I am pretty much into what I have heard people refer to as the "slow burn." I never know how I truly feel about a person at first. There are of course initial impressions which are often neutral, though they occasionally can also hit the more extreme ends for the emotional spectrum; and though sometimes it may be wise to listen to these gut reactions, most of the time I prefer to let any preconceptions die down so that, hopefully, I can take in a more true reading of a person. You never see the best stuff at first. And in turn, I am a person who it takes time to know. I don't know why that is, but I think I prefer it that way.

My main passions are music and literature. I play the French horn and enjoy reading and writing.

I also love the outdoors, so I am always up for a hike. a camping trip, a cycling adventure, a running extravaganza, a rock climbing party, a kite flying date. You name it, I probably wouldn't mind giving it a try. Board games are great too. I'll give you a run for your money in a game of Trivial Pursuit. I also enjoy playing Scrabble, Monopoly (if we have the three years that it seems is required to finish a game), and "Apples to Apples," to name just a few.
What I’m doing with my life
So my New Year's resolution for 2015 was a big one. For many years I have been writing a novel - well trying to write a novel. At first I didn't know the first thing about writing fiction. But slowly I learned; and finally, I think I have what it takes. I have committed to writting one page a day. I even have a friend texts me every day to make sure I am reaching my daily goal. THIS NOVEL WILL GET WRITTEN!!

Another big thing I have decided upon this year is that I am going back to school for my teacher's certification. I want to teach elementary music. Research into early childhood education is now showing in more definite terms than ever before that musical proficiency has a profoundly positive effect on the development of cognitive reasoning skills. The prospect of contributing even a small part to the ongoing conversation about early childhood development is very exiting to me.

Also, I am a musician who aspires to one day play professionally in a symphony orchestra.

Lastly, for money, I work as the evening custodian at an elementary school.
I’m really good at
Playing the horn, making people laugh, running long distances, working with my hands, Philosophical conversation, writing poems and short fiction that crack me up, day dreaming.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall, dark and handsome, of course!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books. I've read many great ones, but here are a couple that come to mind: "Cat's Cradle," "Mother Night," "Sirens of Titan" (and pretty much anything else by Kurt Vonnegut), "The Sun Also Rises," "The World According to Garp," "The Assault on Reason," "Hart of Darkness," "Sidarthra," "The Glass Bead Game," "Tropic of Cancer," "Journey to the End of The Night," Remains of the Day," "Portnoy's Complaint," "Being There," "1984," "Brave New World" "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," "The Metamorphosis," "The Trail," "Another Roadside Attraction," "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues," "The Corrections," "Pulp," "Letters to a Young Poet," "The Crying of Lot 49," "V.," Gravity's Rainbow," "Inherent Vice," "Stranger in a Strange Land." "Antwerp" "Madam Bovary," "Sentimental Education," "A Picture of Dorian Gray," "Pulp," Women."

I am currently reading Roberto Bolaño's "2666. so far it is amazing. I read his first novel, "Antwerp" a couple months ago for my book club, and I loved it so much that I just had to read something else by this great writer.

Movies: The Jerk (a movie that changed my life!!), Gandhi, Brazil, 12 Monkeys,, 2001 a Space odyssey, Clock Work Orange, Indianan Jones, E.T., Planet of the Apes, all the James Bond movies, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Death to Smoochy, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Memento, The Colors, The Red Violin, Lord of the Rings, and The Star Trek movies, Bleu Velvet, Heaven's Gate, Smart People, Juno, The 40 year old Virgin, Dan in Real Life, L.A. Story, Roxanne, The Razor's Edge, Blade Runner, The original Star Wars movies, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and Synecdoche, New York.

Shows: "Venture Bros." "Seinfeld," "Arrested Development," "Battlestar Galactica," "Dexter."

Food: Lasagna.

Music: all music that is artistic and meaningful. Here are a few off the top of my head: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Pink Martini, Pink Floyd, Queen, Roy Orbison, Mahler, Bjork, Brahms, Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Faure, Saint-Seans, Bruckner, Barber, Bernstein, Arnold, Britten, Elgar, Webern, Berg, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Copland, Hindemith, Carter, Berio, Adams, Schumann, Schubert, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Mussorgsky, Respighi, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, R. Strauss, J. Strauss, Bach, Mozart, Bartok, Chopin, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Piazzolla, Cage, Messiaen, Milhaud, Gershwin, Schuller, Paart.

I also love Funk, Bluegrass and Latin Jazz, but I don't know enough about them to drop names.
The six things I could never do without
1) My French Horn
2) A copy of Cat's Cradle
3) A recording of Sibelius's 7th Symphony

Someday I will abandon all worldly possessions and live in the wild. Fingers crossed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I enjoy thinking abstractly about the universe, how it began, how will it end, if it ends, if it began (is it possible that it's always just been around?) etc. And food; in particular, the eating of.
On a typical Friday night I am
At Home watching a movie, out getting a beer with a friend, or ballroom dancing, though, not well ( I love to tango).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When we meet for that beer you can ask me anything and expect an honest answer. Nothing on the internet is private.
You should message me if
You should message me if you want to. I love meeting new people, so let's make it happen!
More