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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Peter. I'm a high school music teacher currently residing in Hyde Park.

I play several instruments, primarily trumpet and guitar and enjoy spending my free time practicing one of those two. If I'm not doing something with music I enjoy going for walks and listening to podcasts, going for a run, or going for a bike ride. I'm also a big tea and coffee drinker so I'll find myself coming back from a walk with a tea all the time.

I'm pretty sure online dating is a different world. Like Disney-world... Yeah, that works on a lot of levels when you think about it.

Whatever your view may be I think we can all agree an online date is great motivation to clean your apartment. Why else would you need to clean? I feel like we're becoming the mindless society described in 1950's science fiction...

Anyways, I'm looking to meet someone who enjoys things other than Netflix. Also, if you shower and clean your apartment you can move to the front of the line.
What I’m doing with my life
Figuring out how to be a stay at home dad.
I’m really good at
One thing at a time, but not everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my beard, my height, and my personality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Music Lesson, Power of Habit, American Gods, Calvin and Hobbes...

Movies - American Beauty, Blues Brothers, Good Will Hunting, Waynes World

TV - Louie, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Fraiser, 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, Angel, Teen Wolf, Catfish

Music - Almost anything. I do enjoy a band / artist that makes an album you can listen to start to finish. Current Likes: Jason Isbell, Nao, One Direction.

Food - Mexican, Americana, etc, etc, etc
The six things I could never do without
Lists like this, Musical Instruments, Intelligent People, Traffic Cones, Cleaning Supplies, Various Types of Headphones, Sarcasm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cell Phones.

Remember what life was like before cell phones... You went over to a friends house and knocked on their door... You memorized your friends numbers. We had a list of numbers taped inside the cereal cabinet. It was super exciting and meaningful to add a number to that list... And painful to cross one off. What has happened to our brains now that we don't get these types of experiences?

Here's another thing.... this is just my perception and opinion so comments and concerns are invited. Some people just don't put down their cell phone for 10 seconds to have an interaction with you... our default has become to think people who interact are strange and non interaction has become more of a norm.

Freshly Prepared Food.

I recently had a life changing slice of pizza at Whole Foods. As I approached the pizza counter I saw, to my dismay, that they were out of cheese pizza as the gentleman in front of me had ordered two pieces. I politely inquired as to how long a new pizza would take, knowing that a fresh one might be life changing. A short five minute cook time and a checkout line later I found myself sexually devouring one of the most beautiful triangles of cheese I have ever had. It just makes me think about how almost anything is better fresh... but not like that 90s 'Fresh to your Family from Jewel' fresh... like make it and then put it directly in my mouth fresh. The other thing that is really great fresh is popcorn... I worked at a movie theater for five years and can attest to this fact... fresh popcorn is the only popcorn. Everything else is hot nonsense.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ordering pizza and Chinese at the same time to see which one gets there first.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I watch Glee and own an One Direction CD.
You should message me if
We are all people and nothing should stop one person from saying hello to another person...

Everyone likes Netflix. Everyone is laid back and likes to relax. Tell me what your optimal Netflix or relax scenario is.