JerseyJitterbug
47 Oreland, United States
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My self-summary
So I try to stay positive at all times, and am completely void of cynicism. Thanks Boss! I am an eternal optimist, and will always believe in the wonders of our existence. If you are negative...I probably won't like you, and if you are overly sarcastic...I might not 'get' you. I'm a grown up 80s/90s punk rocker, rather spirited...the typical passionate Aries. I never get tired or bored of what I am doing, and always finish what I started. I am gifted with an endless supply of ideas and the energy to get them done. I still see the world through youthful eyes, but can now affect it with the wisdom of adulthood.
I suppose I have my life ducks in a row, live effortlessly organized, exist drama-free, and thankfully...financially secure. I can write my own hall passes at work to create free time for myself. I do tend to look for free-spirited women to let's say...'mess my stuff up'. I am quick-witted, irreverent, logically practical, yet Romantic with a 19th Century capital 'R'.
I strive to remain unflinchingly non-judgmental, and would not say...to a fault. I celebrate diversity in all lifestyles. I'm not sure why OKCupid posts that I might be 'more capitalistic'. I find that surprising, since I rarely spend time thinking about money, and support the working class.
I'm not religious, or even spiritual for that matter, but I am a raging secular humanist. If we do in fact have 'souls, 'music' is by far the easiest way to reach mine. I can't imagine not having music in my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I am temporarily renting a 'room' in Oreland, PA until I find my dream house in Frenchtown, NJ...or not. I'm kind over owning a 'house'. For the past 19 years I have been working as an engineering designer for a small, family-owned manufacturing company in Easton, PA. My company was named the #1 TOP Work Place in the Lehigh Valley for small businesses in 2013. So...my job basically rocks. I work hard to make our company's collective dreams come true.
When not working, I see live music as MUCH as possible. Currently rockabilly and trad jazz are in heavy rotation on my Life-iPod. I also travel around America for music & swing dance events. Since I've mastered the Lindy Hop, I now want to learn Argentine Tango.
I like riding my motorcycle and driving my Triumph Spitfire (British roadster car) up and down the Delaware.
Other than work, I am looking for more people of great character to spend time with, inspire me, and give me a better sense of community.
I’m really good at
partner dancing (well dancing in general I suppose), my geeky engineering job, talking technically about film and music, writing semi-formal prose (I maintained the text on my company's web site for a while), and keeping my life organized and on a righteous path.
The first things people usually notice about me
1) I don't look at all my age (being a vampire has its privileges)
2) ice blue eyes?
3) pompadour haircut that I get tightened up every other week?
I'm not sure. My female friends often compliment me on how I present myself...dress, home decor, etc. I have no real need for that whole 'Queer Eye' thing, thank you very much.

[posted by SwirlyGig]
'Mickey, you forgot to mention you cook! As long as you leave sewing out, you're fine'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Eye heart lists!

BOOKS: 1984, The Exorcist (W.P. Blatty), Memoirs of a Geisha, Contact, My Side Of The Mountain, The Road Less Traveled, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Road, Watchmen (graphic novel), World War Z ...I should probably read more. Although it's not a favorite, I've read The Five Love Languages..."words of affirmation" if you're interested.

MOVIES: Some of my 'recent' favorites are Inglorious Basterds, Bridesmaids, There Will Be Blood & Anchorman. I'll watch anything by Terrence Mallick, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg or Ridley Scott.
more? How about The Godfather, The Exorcist (Friedkin), The Sound of Music & Sunset Boulevard. I'm partial to contemporary indie dramas, artsy horror films, Oscar-nominated stuff, this list is endless...

SHOWS: nope...TV is lame

THEATER: I've seen Punchdrunk's Sleep No More nine times, and I can't wait to go again.

MUSIC: Now onto the important stuff. Here we go...
rockabilly, big band swing, 20s-60s jazz, 40s-60s vintage country, 80s-90s speed metal, hardcore punk, non-corporate pop punk, indie rock
more specific?
Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Social Distortion, SLAYER, Sick Of It All, Green Day, Rancid, Dance Hall Crashers, The Gaslight Anthem, Pokey LaFarge...should I go on?

FOOD: I'll be the first to admit that food as a hobby somewhat bores me. A $7 burrito at Chipotle is the perfect meal for me: clean, inexpensive, healthy & unprocessed. I've been strict vegetarian for 24 years, so that focuses my tastes. BTW, I don't care if you're not vegetarian. It takes all kinds. I'll eat anything made with pumpkin (sweet or savory). Lebanese is by far my favorite cuisine. I dig fresh Mexican. Thai & Japanese allows me to eat vegan. I can usually find room for anything sweet with cinnamon.
The six things I could never do without
1) free will
2) music
3) dancing
4) movies
5) my job
6) women
None of these are physical 'things', so that says something about my desire to live a life without 'stuff'. My gypsy roots are manifest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I can plug in my electric car, correcting my grammar mistakes, finding a house in Frenchtown, NJ? Actually I think a lot about my company & co-workers, my place in this world, lowering my carbon footprint, other people's well being, how I can improve my lifestyle, and the art that I love (music, dancing, film). Like most single men...I think about the ladies a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
almost exclusively out swing dancing (Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, etc.) in NJ, Manhattan, Philly, or Washington DC. If there is no dance in the area, I sometimes stay late at work to knock out some long-term projects. Otherwise, I am resting after a productive week, watching an artsy film on my home theater, perhaps with my movie comrades. Who am I kidding? On Fridays...I'm out dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
From 1998-2001, I grossed $8K selling Star Trek technical drawings that I created with AutoCAD. For a brief moment, in that little niche of nerd art, I was the 'Roy Hobbs' of Treknology.
You should message me if
you are interested in getting to know me better, want to go swing dancing, or just like to talk about film and/or underground music.

You shouldn't message me if you are making duck lips in any of your profile pics. Also, if any of your profile pics feature you holding up a drink at a bar...I'm probably not the guy for you.
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