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My self-summary
"We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars" - Oscar Wilde

In a new location, starting life over again.

Looking to quit smoking cigarettes, here, in the not-to-distant future... (It's a disgusting habit, that is WAY too expensive, & I'd MUCH rather be smoking/spending my money on some Sticky Green)

***Disclaimer: I'm not looking to impress anyone, or fit neatly into anyone's preconceived little 'box.' If people can't accept me for who I am, they are more than welcome to take a very long walk, off a rather short pier - to put it nicely. I do, however, offer the same level of acceptance/tolerance that I demand from others, & you will be hard-pressed to find a more loyal friend! Thank you, had this been a real emergency, the world would be over by now, hehe.****

My purpose on this site:

My main focus, right now, is looking for new friends: of any gender/sexuality (or even lack thereof) I'm very open & accepting of all types of people! Just would love to meet new people, & establish a social circle in this place oh so new to me!

With females, if we have chemistry, once we meet, I'm TOTALLY not opposed to it turning into something more - from casual to serious, monogamous or not, or any combo of the two or place in between.

But, primarily looking for friends, so if your female don't think that if you contact me, or I contact you, that I'm expecting anything more than friendship to come out of it - also, not that I'm opposed to meeting for purely physical reasons, if that's what you'd want/prefer, either.

About me:

I have a VERY wide variety of interests, from intellectual pursuits such as the Arts, Science, History, Literature, Philosophy, etc... to loving Nature, Hiking, Camping, & Extreme Sports (Rock Climbing, Rafting, Cliff/Bride Jumping, etc. - want desperately to try Parachuting & Base Jumping,) as well as all types of simple, or silly fun. Am perfectly happy being a homebody, playing card, board, & video games, having interesting conversations, watching TV & Movies, etc... Love to write, make abstract art, mosaics, blowing glass, & just about everything creative. Have a passion for exploration and adventure, of any type!

ALWAYS looking for someone to go exploring, and/or have an adventure, with!

I have a twisted, omnivorous, sense of humor - most importantly I can usually laugh at myself, & at misfortune.

Am a firm believer in "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger!"

I am non-linear, articulate, and spontaneous.
What I’m doing with my life
Working with one of my 'pet causes,' Harm Reduction - on the front lines of the battle against the AIDS epidemic: working to end it in NY by 2020 - and going back to school, soon, while continuing my dreams as a writer (yes, I'm wise enough to realize that my writing may never be able to pay the bills & I'm far too old to go back to the 'Starving-Artist lifestyle.) Also, enjoying the fact that my life is going the best it has in a REALLY long time & my future looks brighter than EVER!

Other than that, I'm just trying to find interesting people, places, and things to do, in New York City, that I'm very new to... Want to hang out, and/or show me around? ;-)
I’m really good at
Conversation - both deep & intellectual, and silly & entertaining; Exploring new places; Seeking out Adventure;Talking my way out of trouble; Recovering from being Lost (both literally, and figuratively.) Being a good listener, being understanding, compassionate, supportive and empathic.

I'm also really good at knowing a million and one random facts, & useless bits of Trivia. Good with Electronics, good with Kids, good with Animals. NOT good with Republicans, Bigots, or Shallow-Minded People, in general. Not very good with small-talk, either.
The first things people usually notice about me
My "Presence", my intelligence, or my omnivorous sense of humor.... Maybe my green eyes - I've been told that I have a very intense gaze...

I really don't know what the first thing people usually notice, actually...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Like most types of music, from Blues, Jazz, Folk, and Classical, to Jam-Bands, Rock, Metal, Folk, EDM, etc, etc, etc.... When it comes to music, about all I'm not big into is most Rap, Country, & Bubble-Gum type Pop - though even with those there are exceptions....


Like a wide variety of films, love independent and foreign films, love old movies, love a good scary movie, love the Cohen Bros, FFC, Kubrick, Tarantino, Monty Python, Jim Henson, David Lynch, Tim Burton, and well, just FAR too many to list... Some of my guilty pleasures, movie-wise, are Zombie Movies, Classic 'B' Horror movies, and Saturday Night Fever, but maybe I should leave that last one to most private things, lol...


Read WAY too much to even decently scratch the surface - the last few authors I've read were William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Chuck Palahniuk, Dalton Trumbo, Vladimir Nabokov, Robert M. Pirsig, J.D. Salinger, and whoever wrote Freakonomics (can't remember off the top of my head) and that's just been in the past couple months!!!


Like good food, good wine, craft beer, and just about anything chocolate! Love to cook, & mix drinks!


I think TV rots your brain, but I still ocassionally indulge. Here recently it's mostly been News, Nature Shows, & Sherlock...
Six things I could never do without
Intellectual Stimulation, Creative Fulfillment, Personal Growth, Emotional Connections, Communion with Nature, and Intimate Gratification.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The answer to "Life, The Universe, and Everything..."

Thinking how "Life is a dream of Geometry, life list a dream of Space, life is a dream, of some orient-queen, who got whacked in the head with a mace." and other such things...

Honestly, I think too much!
On a typical Friday night I am
"Is this a.... What day is it, man?" - The Dude in Big Lebowski

There really is no TYPICAL Friday night, for me... Always looking for new people to have interesting talks with, more places to explore, more adventures to have, and more trouble to get in....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have cup full of plastic knives sitting on my desk, that have only been used once, to stir a coffee. I know I probably won't ever get around to using them, but being rather green, can't bring myself to throw them out because they're still technically 'clean,' lol!

I'm the only one I know that will walk down the city streets picking up litter, on a semi-regular basis....

I do all my own sewing - repairs, haven't ventured to making anything yet (well, except for the obligatorily 'class-project' in highschool home-economics class.)

Lysdexics have more fnu...
You should message me if
You're looking for a friend, or even just a good conversation; you're looking for someone to go on an adventure with; you'd like to show me around the city, or are new here too, and want someone to explore it with; you hate Auto-correct as much as I do; or you just otherwise want to get to know me better...

The two of us