Besides work, which keeps me fairly busy, I can usually be found doing something outdoors with my Coonhound Bailey, or grabbing a good pint with friends! Very passionate soccer and college football fan, avid reader of books, and always trying out new recipes from around the world. I'm more than passionate about a few topics out there in the world, not limited to: gender rights/equality, mental illness and awareness, animal rights and the ethical treatment of animals, various issues in the Muslim world, and Orcas. Yes, Orca whales. They're pretty amazing. If you have things to say or teach me about those topics, let's chat. Right now.
While it's safe to say overall I'm up for debate and the introduction of new ideas/perspectives, I'll always (and vocally, at that) stand up for what I believe to be right. I'm honest and very sarcastic often times, but never to the point of rudeness. Curious to learn more about Portland, Oregon, and the world; partner in crime for such an adventure is a necessity.
I really dig intelligence, I think it's one of the most attractive things about a person. If you can strike a good conversation with me and teach me something new, I'm hooked. Honesty and respect are quite important as well; never would want me nor the other individual to feel they couldn't be themselves. Positivity is a huge plus as well; if you strike a good attitude most days, I dig that. Huge plus if you're passionate about the world we live in. I love people who hold such high levels of dedication and energy towards a variety of topics, and am always up for learning something new via a good discussion.
Television is a bit hit and miss for me, as I haven't had cable for over a year now, but I LOVE HBO. True Detective, Ricky Gervais Show, Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, Rome, Generation Kill, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Band of Brothers. All great. Really enjoy the Walking Dead, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, An Idiot Abroad, and Through the Wormhole as well.
Movies: Have a lot on this list too, but a few would include Moon, Unforgiven, Pulp Fiction, Night of the Hunter, Casablanca, No Country for Old Men, Close Up, Wings of Desire, Fanny and Alexander, My Life as a Dog, The Lives of Others, the Pianist, The Royal Tenenbaums...SO many good films out there to be enjoyed.
Music is pretty tough, as I really do love exploring new artists as much as possible and haven't really found any genre that I generally dislike. That being said, I can at least lay down some of my faves: Beatles, Robert Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, Velvet Underground, Chopin, Billy Joel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, White Stripes, Big Boi/Outkast (LOVE Boi's solo works), the National...
Though I love cooking/eating a variety of foods, my favorites would fall within Turkish, Lebanese, Indian, and Japanese cuisine. However, if it's something worth nomming on, I'll never hesitate to try it out. Love exploring new food around Portland.
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