thetoastghost
44 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Update: After nearly 4 years of searching, I have found the Toast Ghost. Said ghost has agreed to drinks. Will keep you posted on how things progress.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

------>Some things I AM:

INFJ, not actually the height I listed, patient, kind, a good friend, long time vegan, a trooper, (an attempted) good dresser, long distance walker, lover of the old and vintage, body positive, excellent listener, intellectual, runner, camper, hiker, musician, atheist, feminist (humanist preferred), creative thinker, sex positive, easily sunburned, lover of rain & cloudy days (Awww sweet Portland), insanely hard worker, STD free, 3rd party supporter/voter, open to many different types of relationships - whatever works best for the people involved, loyal almost to a fault, lover of science & astronomy.....

------>Some things I am NOT:

Mainstream minded, a height supremacist, bearded, a bro-dude, a loud talker, a user of the term "lol", a manly man, jealous, lazy, ever bored, a game player, radio listener, a sun lover, a gender stereotype, a fan of SUV's or Hummers, a coffee drinker, photogenic, a summer clothes wearer, a fan of the word gig (used in reference to a music event), either a Republican or a Democrat, a gentleman (I try to do thoughtful things for ALL genders), a complainer......
What I’m doing with my life
"I am the king of the echo people!"

Originally from the Toast Capital in eastern Washington, I've now lived in Portland for about 22 years. Have been on a mission for nearly 4 years to find the Belmont street artist known as The Toast Ghost.

I've owned a successful recording studio for the past 19 years and managed to live off music for that whole time. (Some notable people I've worked with are Wilco, and David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets).

I'm very interested in alternative & renewable fuels, and although I don't drive much, when I do it is on completely recycled vegetable oil.

I'm a long time ethical vegan (20+ years), and I do it for resource conservation reasons.

I've also been in bands that tour quite a bit throughout the years so there's a good chance I've actually been to your hometown if it wasn't Portland. (I'm a bass player)
I’m really good at
Being a friend.
(Here's a thank you letter that explains it in someone else's words:)

"I just wanted to say thank you for the birthday spirits! You, sir, are a truly thoughtful and considerate person. You are generous with your time and accommodating to both friends and family alike. It is no wonder that you have such a large and loyal group of friends. I am fortunate to somehow be a part of that contingent."
The first things people usually notice about me
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."

------> Intense blue eyes, and when I wear this one specific coat, I get compliments on it all night. It's a spring / fall coat though. I probably need a winter one that commands a similar amount of attention.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Non-fiction mostly, but also {books} Dune, The Mars Trilogy, Sex at Dawn, The Ethical Slut, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank {Writers} Kundera, Bukowski, Kerouac, Nietzsche, Elizabeth Hickey, Kim Stanley Robinson and that very misunderstood woman who had a 2 decade long affair with Mr. Branden. Just finished reading Norwegian Wood by Murakami, and it blew me away.

Movies: (I try to rent from Movie Madness and avoid streaming to keep our artist cash flow local) I'm going to break movies into 3 subcategories (film, directors, actors/actresses)
----> FILMS: Melancholia, Rubin & Ed, Memento, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Persepolis, On the Road, Only Lovers Left Alive, River's Edge, Amelie, My Own Private Idaho, The Dark Crystal, Delicatessen, Nymphomaniac, Dancer in the Dark, Mullholland Drive, Wild at Heart, True Romance, Cabin in the Woods.
----> DIRECTORS: Jim Jarmusch, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Lars Von Trier (note the Danish obsession theme), David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Wes Anderson, John Waters, Gus Van Sant, Joss Whedon, Jean Luc Godard, Krzysztof Kieślowski.
----> ACTORS/ACTRESSES: Crispin Glover, Audrey Tautou, Carrie Ann Moss, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgård, Karen Gillan, Dominique Pinon, Tom Baker, Peter Capaldi.

Shows: I quit watching TV when they yanked Twin Peaks off the air. I also never owned one until a year ago and turn it on only a couple times a month - only to watch a DVD (or VHS) -- BSG, Doctor Who, Big Love, Firefly.

Music: (I try to buy vinyl to put more money in the artist's pockets and keep our music cash flow local)-- Blonde Redhead, The Cure, Bjork, MBV, PJ Harvey, Bauhaus, Coco Rosie, Phantogram, Nick Cave, Grimes, Azure Ray, Exitmusic, Black Heart Procession, The XX, Neurosis, Hella, Big Business, Melvins, Tom Waits, Afghan Whigs, Replacements, Kronos Quartet, Mingus, A Place to Bury Strangers, Battles, Russian Circles.

Food: Local. Organic. Preferably bought from a small business such as Food Fight or People's Co-op. I am a good vegan cook and I make amazing soups. -----> TOAST, carbonated beverages, Aardvark sauce, rhubarb, quinoa, kale, vegan sushi, Ethiopian, the spicier the better!

Restaurants: Portland does this so well. {Top 3: Portobello, Farm Spirit, Blossoming Lotus.} Also: Bye & Bye, Sweet Hereafter, Conquistador, Harlow, The Sudra, Sushi Love, Dove Vivi, Canteen, Hungry Tiger, Sizzle Pie, Prasad, Miho, Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ, Hammy's, Hotlips, Laughing Planet, Harvest, Dick's Kitchen, Dots, Paradox, Juniors, Starbar, AND cafe, Vita, Papa G's, Van Hanh, Bonfire, Andina, Farm Spirit, Juniper, Killingsworth Dynasty, Blackwater, Nicholas, Ya Hala, Proper Eats, Los Gorditos, Bette Lucas, Wolf & Bears, Red & Black, Sweet Pea. (These are all vegan or vegan friendly at the least)

Games: I also like board games and host a game night once a month. (BSG, Dune, Cosmic Encounter) Feel free to drop me a line if interested in that sort of thing as well.
The six things I could never do without
Portland
Vegan Food
Honesty
Dreams and the pursuit of them
Friends & Family
Toast (it's my birthright)
Feminism (But I think Humanism is a better word)
Memories of my Grandmas

This code: "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another living being, nor ask another to live for mine. "
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My mind is a busy place. I'm constantly thinking and dreaming and innovating and wishing I could live forever so I could achieve all of these things.

How many forms of bigotry such as sexism, racism and homophobia are generally rejected by rational people, yet height supremacy is widely accepted and quite the norm with that same group of people.

My favorite technology advancement day dream is teeth cleaning nano robots. I mean how cool would it be to have these tiny little guys that cleaned your teeth as accurately as the dentist every single night. You'd never have to worry about your teeth again!

"Love is not self-sacrifice, but the assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love."

Cryonics - I'm ridiculously curious about the future, but how crazy would it be to wake up in a strange time and not know anyone?

"If we're not on a path of expanding to the stars, then what we're effectively saying is [that] we're going to consign ourselves to Earth until an extinction event wipes us out."

There is so little time in life, and so many things to do - how in the world could anyone be truly bored?

How if Lars Von Trier would simply cast Crispin Glover & Audrey Tautou in one of his films, my life would be complete.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to be social, but many times I have to work weekends too, so it just depends on the friday. I have a completely random work schedule so Fridays don't really mean much to me other than it is a night when more of my friends tend to be out than other nights. If am out and about however, there is a good chance you'll find me at the best spot on Belmont, the new Nest.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm named after a suicide that happened in 1966.

My grandma went everywhere on earth, even Antarctica. She wanted a note on her ashes that said she never made it to the moon. I told her, don't worry Grandma, your ashes ARE going to the moon. They are in my safe, ready to do just that, once it's a bit more affordable. I think these private space companies will make that a reality sooner than later.

I've never made it through more than a sip of coffee.

I'm undertaking the crazy journey of watching every Doctor Who episode since the first in 1963. This is extremely difficult because the BBC actually threw away the tapes for a lot of the early Doctor Who episodes so you have to watch recreations. I'm up to 1983 now.

Some of the photo captions are in Danish. I just went there (Copenhagen) and am a bit obsessed.
You should message me if
- First off, I will write you back. I love to see these stereotypical gender trappings broken. (Ie. Women never writing to men on here)

- You are: laid back & low maintenance but at the same time highly responsible, not flakey and extremely motivated in life. I know these qualities are rare in the same package, but these are things I have learned that are necessary for a
successful relationship to happen. (With me)

- you are not a height supremacist.

- You're a night owl. My schedule is very different from the norm.

- You have a telescope and can help me get better with mine. I have the Galilean moons of Jupiter down quite well but would like to move to more difficult things.

"It's not wrong to want someone to love you. Most people are together just so they are not alone, but some people want magic."
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