I'm a flawed person. Luckily, my flaws are merely physical (if you've swallowed the photos, it's smooth sailing from here). :D
I don't have a "type", I'm not after any particular personality... I don't give a rat's ass about ethnicity or faith... broke to spoiled/ ambitious is fine... lifestyle is negotiable... I'd like to feel at ease, gratified, contented and maybe even challenged; I'd like to be smitten.
I don't really know what to say to make myself understood. The solipsist in me doesn't think that it's even necessarily possible.
I'm a bit of a punk. I'm past pseudo-intellectual. I like things funky or tidy as fuck (sometimes both in simultaneity).
I've gone from resenting empiricism to embracing it to a large degree.
My values are 'left of center'.
I'm really sweet and caring.
I would like to fall fast asleep (with maybe one eye open).
I don't drink soda and I don't eat junk food (I don't really have much tolerance for this). If your metabolism, skin and everything else is tolerant of that shit (mine was too [over ten years ago, when I would occasionally eat it]), more power to you. If that's the case, I guess I'll watch you eat it and try not to scoff.
I'm 6' (an honest 6') and ≈ 170 lbs. I've a 30- 31" waistline (I wear this size comfortably). This is not a skinny-fat scenario, or whatever.
I really like to walk. I think I like it more than cycling now.
I'm not much of a thrill seeker (I don't really like jet skis or amusement parks, for example).
I'm just looking for a 'workable match.'
I've earned a bachelor's degree in Art History/ English. I took nearly enough Philosophy for it to have been my minor (instead of English).
I'm finishing up a degree in nanoscale materials technology with the aim of becoming economically viable and ultra tech savvy.
I also studied photography at an unaccredited school.
What I'm working on: 1. getting a real job/ career
2. getting insanely fit (I've no gut as it is, but I'd like to be cut) and 3. getting signed (I'm super experimental, and that's part of my sound, but I want to hone in a tad more and throw a demo at these 2-3 labels, which I think may be receptive to my material). I would just like a small cult following. I've been at it for 4 years.
You may be thinking “I can read, too. What a joke.” Only people who read truly know what I mean. In other words, literacy admits degrees.
being compassionate, tolerant, attentive (try sitting through video art) etc.
physical things (cooking, frisbee, cycling, and so on).
cerebral things (reading, writing, conceptualizing etc.).
(I've boat loads of –what's referred to as– emotional intelligence.)<--the period goes on the inside here. :D
I'm a generalist (specialists kind of seem challenged to me) and I think I've dodged the 'mile wide and an inch deep' pejorative expression. (I'm maybe a foot deep in this respect.) :D
the rest are TOP SECRET
Movies: Food Inc., Examined Life, Inglorious Bastards, Atomized (The Elementary Particles), Upstream Colour, The Happening, Tony Takitani, Fight Club, Black Swan (for the right reasons), Love Liza, Avatar, The Illusionist, The Decalogue, Three Colours, American Psycho, American Beauty, Magnolia, Annie Hall, Bottle Rocket, Moon, The Sheltering Sky, Zeitgeist, Whatever Works, Man on a Wire, The Corporation, Princess Mononoke, Adaptation, Examined Life, Requiem for a Dream, Unbreakable, Deconstructing Harry, Blue Velvet, American Splendor, Food Inc., High Fidelity, 12 Monkeys, Caché, Being John Malcovich, The Wrestler, Cast Away (this may be a bad movie) etc.
Shows: Television sucks. With that said, here's what I sometimes watch: Real Time (Bill Maher), Jeopardy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Art:21, Californication, CBS Sunday Morning, msnbc (Okay, I've given up on MSNBC [back at it Lol], House of Cards, The West Wing, and I watched all of Breaking Bad (over the course of about two weeks). Lost was also pretty incredible. Also Cspan (seriously).
Music: electronic music. I'll give you one name, which you've probably heard of: Boards of Canada. I've already pretty much exhausted pop/ rock (indie, classic etc.). I simply like music. You know what it's like to be ahead of the curve, I'm sure. You likely wouldn't like my absolute fav. group though. Second all-time fav: Radiohead.
Food: whatever. Carbs and calories, I suppose. Pizza may be at the top of the list (but I make my own, with topping such as spinach, basil, artichoke hearts...). I don't order pizza. In fact, takeout sucks when compared to my cooking (even when I take shortcuts).
Tacos (loaded) & other Mexican
Sushi is alright, but I can't quite handle sashimi.
Not much for sweets and I don't mess with junk food.
(I cook and enjoy grocery shopping.)
Things I've never liked:
guns (or any weapons, really [I'm always at a loss in COD and the like])
scarves (for me)
most metal (as a serious genre)
Good food (whether that means tasty or wholesome, it doesn't matter).
Companionship (this is why I'm here).
Music and the means to make it.
As far as possessions go, I really love my collection of books and my bike (synths are covered by "the means to make music"). The books keep my mind sharp and are a sort of physical residuum of my accomplishments and understanding of art and the world. The bike keeps my body fit, and subsequently my mind as well.
There are, of course, other things, but those two are the most important, I suppose.
I guess I have to add my auto to this list. I really do appreciate it. It's a 'stanced' e46 (my father's last ride). It's not a status symbol, but it's a rad car (with relatively low mileage). It's a personification of me in a lot of ways and a tribute to my father's good taste (he also drove a first generation RX-7 when I was a pup).
I went the longest time without an auto, and during that time I discovered (rediscovered?) that I really like walking and mass transit (which takes the form of CDTA in this area). In one of my recent trips to the city –I go for music and museums– I made a walking city out of NY. A walking city it is not, but it was an incredible day.
I guess I'm viewing this field as an opportunity to disclose the following:
I find Albany to be more than a little underwhelming, so I'm pretty reclusive. I'd like to see if I can make Albany work out, but I'm entirely open to relocating in the near future, preferably to someplace more urban… …or rural.
I like EMPAC quite a bit... let's go there.
Want to go to an art museum/ gallery? Message me.
Want to grip some edibles (I mean food)? Message me.
I'm not sure it's a good practice, but I'm going to list a few things that I don't think I can deal with (i.e., I'd rather be single):
1) an out of control BMI (slightly ≤ "normal" would be great)
3) commonness (is your posture typically pretty 'run of the mill' or 'middle of the road'? That's probably a bummer for me)
Post script: if I sounded arrogant or 'full of myself', I really don't believe I am. I just want to make things clear as to avoid wasting anyone's time. I'm super loyal, looking for love/ monogamy and will give you my everything if you're able to put me at ease. :D Cheers!
PPS, or whatever:
A few guidelines for being a decent adult:
Try not to be reductive.
When arguing or discussing points of contention (the umbrella of serious matters), try not to use straw men and the like.
Try not to be insular.
Don't assume (even if there exist isolated incidents supporting your inference).
Whenever possible, know what the fuck you're talking about.
Use rationale to explain your position ("because" isn't rationale).
Don't cast aspersions willy-nilly unless you're an absolutely perfect specimen (you're not).