41 Eugene, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a pretty mellow guy with a good sense of humor. I love to make people laugh and have a certain knack for it. But I am a little shy so it's a bit odd really. I enjoy just hanging out with friends for a relaxing evening, but I love the outdoors, and traveling as well. I'm kind and compassionate and I make an effort to act accordingly. I have a big Mastiff (dog breed) named Zoe that I love to pieces and a big cat named Samson that I love as well. I watch tv and movies a bit, but I love to read. Fiction and non-fiction alike. And I read quite a bit online too. Mostly news and political analysis, but I'm not averse to watching funny animal videos. I love to learn and have a broad range of interests. I love a long, deep discussion of science, history, politics, art, currents events. If you're passionate about something I love to listen. And ask questions.
I’m really good at
Reaching that item way up on the top shelf. Making people laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
My size. I'm a pretty big guy which can be intimidating, but my sense of humor usually disarms people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wow, a little too hard to narrow it down to books. I'll start with authors- Hemingway, Salinger, Edward Abbey, Noam Chomsky, Pat Conroy, Arthur C Clark, Zadie Smith, Naomi Klein, Larry McMurtry, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dan Simmons, Robert Jordan, Glenn Greenwald, Donna Tartt, Paul Krugman, Chuck Palahniuk, Howard Zinn, Jon Krakauer, Bulowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Maria Dory Russell, Steinbeck, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Ta-Nahisi Coates, Atrios (blogger), Tbogg (blogger), Matt Taibbi
Movies- The English Patient, The Royal Tennebaums (pretty much any Wes Anderson film), Lost in Translation, Tarantino, Blade Runner, Aliens, The Color Purple, Casablanca, the Will Ferrell oeuvre, Monty Python, Room With a View, Out of Africa, Wedding Crashers, The Graduate, Silence of the Lambs, 2001, Once, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Game of Thrones, the Coen brothers
Music- Tom Waits, Pixies, Frank Black, The Breeders, R.E.M., PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Outkast, Liz Phair, The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Radiohead, Nirvana, Kid Cudi, Wu Tang, Howlin Wolf, T Rex, The Kinks, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Flaming Lips
Food- Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Lebanese, Mexican, chocolate, mangoes, papaya, is coffee a food?
Just finished Drift by Rachel Maddow and am now reading Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a lot of things. Politics, humanity, and justice are often in the mix. Lately, all the lovely plants that are blooming. Music. Costa Rica. Thoughts, words, deeds. Compassion.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling at home or having a relaxing dinner with friends. I currently work Saturdays, so I tend to cut loose on those nights.
You should message me if
Something in my profile piques your interest. Looking for a good conversation and laughter. Or have any questions. I'm pretty open, just ask.