I consider myself a non-practicing geek, because although I like science fiction & fantasy, and tabletop roleplaying, these things have become less of a main course and more of a past life experience. (Although, I still have enough knowledge that I can hold my own.)
Instead, I'm trying to get out and explore the world more to see what I've been missing all these years. I'm interested in art (really like the idea of interactive art; things that you push, pull, crank, smash, rub, and squeeze) and just started doing day hikes.
I'm a fairly open person when talking, and I don't mind answering most questions people ask.
I'm looking for activity partners and cool people to hang out with. This means that if you have New Friends listed as one of the reasons you're here, I may message you even if we wouldn't be romantically compatible. I hope you don't mind.
I'm still grieving the end of a five year relationship. Traditional dating isn't on my platter right now. This isn't to say I'm closed off to dating completely, but I would need you to be patient with me because I'm a bit skittish right now.
If you are considering me as a dating partner, please be aware that I am firmly on the kinkier side of the spectrum, and am very much non-monogomous.
And where I want to be is a secret.
Things I *want* to get good at: drawing, communication skills, and cigar box guitar.
I picked up a Great Courses lecture series on Audible about books that will change your life, and I plan on working through those as well as some fun reading. Currently, I'm reading "The Lucifer Effect" which is about the Stanford Prison Experiment. I plan on adding How To Read A Book and Letters and Essays From Prison to my current reading schedule. (I've decided to schedule reading time in my life to make sure that I actually get it done.)
Movies: I used to be a huge movie fan, but my movie watching fell off in recent years. Documentaries have started to slowly infiltrate my life more. Favorite movies: Monsters, Ronin, Sneakers, Liquid Television (old 90's TV series), Waltz With Bashir, Splendor, Babylon 5 (another TV series I'm sneaking in).
Music: I am a musical sponge. I absorb whatever music that I come across, which has given me an eclectic taste. Whatever I'm listening to at any given point in time depends on my mood. Sometimes, I really want older, traditional blues. Sometimes, I need a bit of folk. And other times, I just need a bit of electronic music to hit my ears. Right now, I'm exploring musical genres more than anything. Tomorrow, it'll probably be grunge straight from the 90's. The day after that, blues (Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt... older blues), or possibly Boards of Canada or Orbital. It changes.
Foods: My favorite food is a bacon cheeseburger. I also enjoy pizza.
Sushi is also a favorite food of mine, but I have to be in the mood for it.
Although technically an omnivore, I'm going to try to become 2/3 vegan for health reasons.
I am also always looking for good recipes, restaurants, and cookbooks!
2) Art. I rarely play around with art, but on the few occasions that I do it seems to refresh me. I'm partial to interactive art, where the main idea is to just give a wondrous moment to the viewer.
3) My private journal: I like having a place where I can jot down my memories and thoughts, so I can reflect on them later.
4) Coffee. Oh god, coffee. My bitter, best friend.
5) Sanity. Sanity is very much underrated in the world.
6) Meditation. Since I've started at it, I've found it had really been a positive force I my life.
If you're just looking for someone to take along on an adventure somewhere.
Please don't be offended if you don't hear from me for a bit. For some reason, OK Cupid doesn't notify me about new messages all the time.
You saw one tiny thing in my profile that interested you. Let's start with that!
I *can* be chatty, as a warning. You may get a wall of text. Just sayin'.