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My self-summary
I've spent the last year or so in Florida tending to my mother who's recovering from some major health problems. Now she's in a more or less stable state and I can try having a life of my own for a while. Trying out Atlanta because I have some friends here and it's still close if family issues come up again.

I'm quite bad at describing myself so here's a list of random adjectives that I probably have something in common with:

creative, intelligent, shy, witty, warm, self-deprecating, lazy, well-read, affectionate, literate, honest, clumsy, nearsighted, quiet, calm, opinionated, inquisitive, and occasionally slightly moody.

I'm a musician. I cook. I read. I enjoy good beer & whiskey. I've traveled quite a bit. I enjoy geeky movies and video games. I've worked just about every kind of crappy restaurant and bar job that doesn't involve disrobing.

I'll admit to being somewhat of a misanthrope in general, an idealist and romantic under specific circumstances. I enjoy finding the individuals that remind me that humanity isn't always as bad as people make it seem to be.

I don't really have any trouble meeting new people, the problem is that they're usually the same kind of people. Traveling in musical and service industry circles has led to most of my friends sharing a pretty predictable set of interests, which are all fine and fun, but sometimes I want to meet people who are into different things.

As much as I try to see myself as a quiet, boring, stay at home person, reality has a way of making me a magnet for the strange and entertaining. I'm the one that gets the call at 9am from the friend that's been up all night, because sometimes I will get out of bed and join them for a drink. The guy the stripper invites over for dinner after her shift. The one being dragged off to watch the sunrise from a cemetary or being cajoled into skinny-dipping in Swedish canals. It puzzles me, but people seem to see me as much more adventurous than I see myself. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if there was a wizard and a dozen dwarves at my door right now.

I'm also beginning to suspect I may have something of a bad reputation, which amuses me to no end.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it. Cooking, drinking, recording, spending lazy days doing nothing but what I feel like any particular moment. I've basically declared a holiday until the money I have saved starts to look small enough to warrant looking for a job, because, why not?
I’m really good at
Getting myself into trouble. Also, getting out of it again.
The first things people usually notice about me
You don't notice me. I'm a ninja.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I tend to have at least a couple books going at once, usually divided between fiction and non-fiction. I tend toward classics, not-too-stuffy literature, history, science and fantasy. Recently enjoyed: Focault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfus, Collapse by Jared Diamond. The Culture series by Iain M. Banks.

I dig Film Noir, Science Fiction, British comedy, Documentaries that aren't histrionic or biased and stuff with hobbits. Recently enjoyed: The Hobbit, Brick, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Naked City, Ironman, Breaking Bad, Spaced, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Archer and every Bill Hicks and Doug Stanhope stand up special Netflix has.

I've been on a bit of a Fifties bender musically, R&B, Rockabilly, Early Rock & Roll, etc., but my all-time favorites include The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Lee Hazlewood, Harry Nilsson, Ike & Tina, Dylan, Spiritualized, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Serge Gainsbourg, Howlin' Wolf and The Jesus & Mary Chain.

I love to cook and eat food from all over the world, particularly the Mediterranean, Mexico, India and Asia. Been on a slow-cooked, winter comfort food cooking spree lately.
Six things I could never do without
E major
A minor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Notes, chords, whether or not to add another tambourine track to a song, cats and how I need to adopt one, human origins, savory Mediterranean dips and spreads, whether it would be too dangerous to install a shawarma/al pastor rotisserie in my apartment kitchen, what Jesus would do about people who use him as an excuse to oppress others, tropical islands I'd like to visit or be stranded on, and the Dungeon Master's Guide.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm not really on a regular schedule so the day of the week is pretty much irrelevant. I could be cooking a nice meal for myself and the flatmates, watching a friend's band play, playing games on my computer, or having a whiskey or four at the local bar. Unpredictability is fairly typical for me.
You should message me if
You have a sense of humor, can talk about subjects other than reality TV, have a lovely singing voice and want to try some duets, have an awesome Australian meat pie recipe, want to stage a massive kitten jailbreak from the SPCA, and don't mind that I'm a bit of an exposed nerve emotionally after spending the last year and a half watching someone I care greatly about go through horrible things and having no social life or control over any but the most trivial aspects of my life.
The two of us