52Albuquerque, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up primarily in the New York City area, the only son of a divorced mother. I moved to Albuquerque in 2003, mostly because I had to move and my half-brother lives here. I have a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Cornell, an associate's degree in Jewelry Design from FIT, and an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from CNM. Although I consider myself to be a rational person, I have an interest in Paganism, a nature religion. I am also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church (very liberal and open-minded). I'm also on the board of directors of a local nonprofit community art center. I'm an art jewelry designer and I like to make and repair things. I'm fairly conscientious environmentally, and my politics are decidedly to the left. I used to be into the Gothic scene, and still appreciate a somewhat dark and mysterious aesthetic. I tend to be a serious person and a little obsessive but I do appreciate intelligent humor. I love animals ( I work with them for a living) and have one long-haired black cat. I also enjoy reading, listening to KUNM on the radio (I don't own a TV), working out a bit at home, bicycling, dancing (on occasion), decorating my house, taking good care of my car, working in my backyard, and learning to play guitar. I'd much rather keep active myself than watch team sports on TV. I recognize a need to get out into nature more often. Let me know if you want to do some hiking or bicycling!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently employed as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a local animal clinic. I also have a very small jewelry business. I hope to expand on that later. My main goal is to live a healthy, contented, and creative life. It would be nice to make a little more money someday and maybe get a sports car. I've recently acquired a small house!
I’m really good at
I'm generally adept at intellectual pursuits and have always done well at school. Sometimes the real world presents a challenge, however. I'm also good at designing, making, and repairing things with my hands.
The first things people usually notice about me
Some people have said I look like Morrissey of the Smiths. I have been growing my hair longer and look much less so now. Yeah, people really notice my hair now! Most guys look so friggin' boring! I also wear black most of the time. Otherwise, I'm not really sure, unless I'm wearing a skirt or dress (more on that later).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Jungle-Upton Sinclair, A People's History of the United States-Howard Zinn, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man-James Joyce, vampire novels (mostly old school like Anne Rice), Mists of Avalon, metaphysical books, self-help books, art books.
Movies: Wings of Desire, Brazil, Annie Hall, Harold and Maude, Natural Born Killers, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Addams Family, anything by Michael Moore, The Corporation, Eraserhead, A Clockwork Orange, American Hustle, Moonrise Kingdom, Mad Max: Thunder Road, The Danish Girl. I really need to see more movies!
Music: Most Goth, some punk, shoegaze, trip-hop, psychedelic rock, rockabilly, surf rock, East Indian classical music, Middle Eastern music, European classical music, classic country, some jazz, some blues, some folk, some Native American music, some reggae, even some hip-hop. I now have a Pandora and a Rhapsody account, so I can learn about more music! I recently discovered Ego Likeness, a band I really like!
Food: I am currently struggling with digestive issues. Trying to figure out what I can still eat without a problem. Working with something called the Low FODMAPS diet. It's gluten-free and more! :(
TV and Netflix: I don't have a television but I have enjoyed Twin Peaks, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. Am currently viewing House of Cards and Orange is the New Black on rare occasions (on Netflix). Want to watch all episodes of Xena, The Warrior Princess. My mom has a TV that I sometimes check out when I visit her. Love Miss Fisher's Mysteries! Phryne's my kind of gal! I love the fashions of the 1920's. They are the bee's knees!
Six things I could never do without
Animals (especially my kitty)
The Goddess
My hands
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why there is so much class inequality in the world. How things, work, and people are valued. Why men's fashion is so limited. Why everyone is driving a big ass truck or SUV while we should be concerned about the future of the planet. Limiting couples to two children. How I will deal with assholes. How to be badass without becoming one of those assholes. Wondering if I can "break on through to the other side."
On a typical Friday night I am
Exercising, listening to the radio, reading, working on projects at home, checking my e-mail, and getting ready for work on Saturday morning. Wednesday and Saturday nights are my potential "party times." I'm mostly a homebody these days. Went out recently and found out I can still shake some mean booty! The young 'uns are too busy looking at their blasted phones to dance!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes crossdress in public for kicks. Have done it a few times lately for special occasions. My style is generally quite Gothic (all black). Not really into heels or any padding to make me look very female. That's not really my point. I don't act feminine, either; I just act like myself. I am aiming more for androgyny and to say, "why not?" This is not a fetish for me. I simply think most men's fashion is rather boring and I like the idea of making a fashion statement. Hey, you gals can wear men's clothing and nobody cares! (Of course, women have a lot more serious problems to deal with in this society). It's time for a revolution in men's fashion! I'm kinda serious about this but I have a sense of humor about it too. I have been heterosexual my whole life. No plans for a sex change, either! Guess I still might scare many of you women off with this information. Oh, well! I think it best to mention it from the start! I require someone who not only understands this but thinks it's cool! By the way, my female idols are strong women like Xena the Warrior Princess or Furiosa from the last Mad Max movie. I also fancy a flapper with brains and attitude like Phryne from Miss Fisher's Mysteries. Feel free to ask me any questions about this or anything else in my profile.

"Be who you are and say what you mean. Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
You should message me if
We seem to have a lot in common, you are open-minded, will not try to change me, and are reasonably attractive. If you are something of a tomboy without being too butch. If you have a somewhat Gothic sensibility. I am not desperate for a partner at any cost. I have lived alone (with no romantic relationships or sex) for many years now. Oh, yeah, I'm too cheap to upgrade, so if you like me, please message me! Otherwise, I won't know who you are. No Republicans need apply!
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