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My self-summary
I guess that I would say that I am just a normal, humble, and Grateful guy. If I had to place myself into a category (which I don't like to do) I would consider myself a hippie/Deadhead. I work for a living and have a good job. I am Liberal in my political views. I love music, reading, art, animals, nature, my kitty-cat, and my friends and family. And I am a little lonely, which explains why I am on here. I am looking for companionship more than anything...a friends at first kind of deal.

I guess that I should mention that I am heavily tattooed. Also, I am a jeans (or shorts) and t-shirt type guy. I do own a couple of button ups if the occasion calls for it, sigh. I prefer to be barefoot or in sandals. Honestly, I am at that age where I prefer comfort over style. I am never going to cut my hair again and I threw away my razor many a moons ago.

I guess I should also mention what I am looking for in a new friend and/or possible mate. First of all, I would like to say that everyone is beautiful in their own way. I find it sad that our society puts so much emphasis on beauty, size, and style. What I find attractive in a woman is how happy she is in her own skin...I am happy with who I am and how I look, I hope that she would be happy with who she is also. I try to live my life as a Kind, open minded, compassionate, non-judgmental, and generous human being...those are qualities that I love and look for in other people, especially in a mate. I love intelligence in a friend/mate, but not if it comes with arrogance. How you treat your fellow human beings will tell me more about you and what kind of person you are more than anything. Also, I prefer to be around people with a mostly positive vibe. Free spirits and hippies welcome!
What I’m doing with my life
I work in manufacturing at the Corning plant in Blacksburg, VA. I have been there for almost 12 years. I do work on night shift and have kind of a funky schedule, this can make dating a little difficult sometimes.

In my downtime, I enjoy going to concerts, shows, and music festivals. I spend a lot of time with my nose buried in books. I like to trout fish, but never seem to have the time to do so. I don't drink, but on special occasions, I do like to smoke herb. I am a Virginia Tech sports fan, but I am not a fanatic. I like all the normal things like going out for dinner, seeing movies, spending time with Mother Nature, etc.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. :)
I’m really good at
I am a good listener. I truly care about other people's well being. I am a good friend. I try and stay as humble as possible. And I am so very Grateful for life and all that it has given me. I value honesty and compassion so much! I try to be generous to all those that may need it.

Here are a few things that that one might not like about me. I am a smoker, it is what it is. I can be kind of shy and quiet until I get to know someone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would like to answer this with my eyes...I have been told that I have beautiful blue eyes. But I would say most people notice my tattoos first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Even though I can find music in almost every genre (especially The Blues, Bluegrass, late 80's -early 90's Alternative, punk, hardcore, post-punk, ska, and Reggae) that I can enjoy. I prefer my old hippie music and jam bands the most though.

Bands I listen to more than other bands:
1. Grateful Dead (and many of the off-shoot Dead bands like Furthur, Phil and Friends, Ratdog, John K. Band, DSO, etc.)
2. Gov't Mule (and any project that Warren Haynes becomes involved with.)
3. The Black Crowes (And it's off-shoots like CRB, Trigger Hippy, etc.)
4. Allman Brothers Band
5.Led Zeppelin
6. Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and Young)
7. The Band/Levon Helm
8. Pink Floyd
9. Tedeschi Trucks Band
10. Bob Dylan

Oh, and I am a huge Eddie Vedder fan.

As far as reading goes, I read mostly fiction. I love to read! I think that walking around Barnes and Noble (with an iced chai tea in hand) comparing authors enjoyed makes for a great first date. Some of my favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, John Twelve Hawks, Dan Wells, Thomas Maltman, Thomas Harris, Anne Rice, and Andrew Vachss. Two of my favorite novels are "Birdy" by William Wharton and "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson.

Food? I love to eat and enjoy trying new foods. If I go out to eat, it is usually something ethnic like Thai or Indian.

Movies...Some of my favorites are Seven Pounds, Leaving Las Vegas, Lost in Translation, Dallas Buyers Club, The Crow, The Jacket, The Snowwalker, Moonrise Kingdom, Up in the Air, Into the Wild, St. Vincent, and Wild (with Reese Witherspoon)
Six things I could never do without
1. My family and friends
2. A really good book
3. Music..many genres, whatever fits my mood
4. My cat Cali
5. Open mindedness
6. My quest for knowledge
7. Nag Champa incense. (Yes, that is a seventh thing.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my next road trip, concert, or adventure will be. Politics and the state of the world. How I can be a better human being. How I can benefit my fellow human beings.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I am not working, most likely I am at home curled up on the sofa with my kitty cat and enjoying a good book or movie. If I go out it is usually to enjoy some sort of live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I haven't always been a good guy. But I am now, this came with work, learning what type of person I want to be, and age. It is a progressive thing, we never stop evolving...I just try to become a better person with every day's passing.
You should message me if
If you would like to message me, why else?
Also if this applies to you: "Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair."

*Just a note...please do not message me if you are a racist and/or homophobe, thanks.

One thing that really bothers me is when people are snobby and/or judgmental. No one is any better than anyone else...we are just all different. Understand? I don't look down my nose at anyone, period. Please don't message me if you are a snob, thanks.
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