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My self-summary
In 8th grade, I sported a T-Boz-like haircut. I would walk the halls of my middle school in an all-white Nike jumpsuit and oversized headphones while bumping Lil Kim's Hardcore. My hands smelled like cheap maple syrup from dishwashing at a diner on the weekends, but I had my own money to spend.

I realized the other day that nothing has really changed, except I would look really shitty with a T-Boz haircut now that my hair is moving off my head and down my back. I'm still that same hardworking kid who's a bit off with my style, curious about what lies ahead and doing my best to calm my nerves and go for it. However, now that I dress people for a living, I'm glad I'm no longer interested in jumpsuits...

In all seriousness, I'm in a place where I'm looking for more than a one-night stand. I've got both feet on the ground and I know what I like. I want a challenge, not a chase, someone who has a strong personality to match mine. I like a laid back guy who is intelligent, but firstly values kindness and heart. Lets converse, not pontificate. And you aren't well-manicured, you smell right on your own.
What I’m doing with my life
Dressing you up with my love. Writing. Exploring on my bike. Updating my passport and planning trips.
I’m really good at
Cooking while watching ESPN.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I already bought you a beer? I prefer IPA's, but my gut doesn't.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been reading a lot of humorists lately, from local writers unpublished to Sedaris and Burroughs and Nora Ephron, who's essays are more entertaining than her popcorn movies. I have a journalism degree, which means I'm that annoying guy trying to read the New York Times in a busy public space.

The best foods involve a lot of onions and garlic, peppers and cilantro.

Music, lately: Gesaffelstein, M.I.A., Le1f, Kelly Polar, Santana, Frank Ocean, Alex Clare.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. I'm a sucker for good beats and a great voice.

Movies? I'm into a lot of genres and styles, but I hate gore. And aside from Sigourney Weaver, screaming people irritate me. I don't generally like classics or period pieces, but I may have cried watching the new Jane Eyre film. It's all about Fassbender.
Six things I could never do without
My Friends
Spicy food
The beach
My mother
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Butts. Then I might start thinking about ass.
On a typical Friday night I am
Being typical or atypical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an only child who was primarily raised by my father, a Vietnam War veteran, former Marine Corps field officer, and later a beat cop in south San Diego. This set an extreme tone.

My youth was a mixture of highlights: a junior NRA membership, shooting practice on the weekends, Republican conventions, Aikido lessons, fishing before school at 5 AM, and escaping the hum of Dr. Laura and Rush Limbaugh by immersing myself in horticulture and building my own basketball hoop outside.

As a grown man, I’ve learned to acknowledge and accept, forgive, and be kinder to myself and others – and to look for those attributes in other men. Sometimes tough exteriors are just exteriors.
You should message me if
You, like me, have a natural instinct to root for the underdog.
The two of us