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My self-summary
100% musically motivated.

Scottish, left-handed artistic, tech-savvy Internet night owl.
Love to escape from quotidian work with: snowboarding, bike riding, hiking, ultimate frisbee, *stock market research*, wine tasting, watching movies, and most importantly indispensable reading of online articles (Reddit, Wired, SeekingAlpha, Wikipedia). Incessantly learning about anything/everything for better decision making, understanding how things work & studying influential trends. Originally an Illustration major and a Graphic Design minor, I graduated from Syracuse University with a major in Communications (however I find myself returning to my art form through website building now). Art aficionado of architecture, Renaissance paintings, Celtic knotwork, stain glass, impressionism, watercolor and especially calligraphy/graffiti. I am a restless music scavenger constantly needing to discover new artists across most genres. Fascination with thunder and lightning. Creative abbreviations & conversations with acronyms are fun. Love to laugh and find humor somehow in the absurd (situations). Handwriting is more meaningful than e-mails or text messages. Random expletives are a last resort to convey frustration. I love eating slow to savor the flavor(s). Accepting of animals. Fireflies are enlightening. Not much for consuming candy/sweets and am a flossing freak. Hypnotized by live music with an emphasis on electronic, guitar, piano, instrumental/orchestral.

Socially outgoing however still a total introvert at heart.
What I’m doing with my life
Morning/Daytime: Stock trading and long-term investing analysis.

Nightime: Driving part-time for Lyft.

In-between: Pursuing passion project of launching Internet start-up (another social networking site and not another imitation, 100% original/unique concept). Teaching myself Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop. Treasuring sleep when possible.
I’m really good at
Art (charcoal/konte/mechanical pencil, calligraphy, painting).
Keeping a diligent digital notepad of favorite adjectives/verbs/moments and quotes from life.
Stock market predictions.
Typing almost as fast as someone talks.
Staying up late and multi-tasking.
Listening and trying to "read between the lines" (when possible).
Prior planning mixed with spontaneity.
Memorizing (& singing with a decent voice) good music lyrics.
Researching all options.
Pen spinning/twirling.
Taking notes from subtle hints of things to be applied later in gift giving.
Never being bored with life because there is too much to accomplish.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall (6' 2"), slender, good posture, asking questions with genuine non-nosy curiosity for wanting to understand more about personality, cause and affect, inspirations, etc.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Backgammon is *THE* greatest game ever conceived, Tetris, Crazy Eights (cards), Super Puzzle Fighter II, Racing simulators, *staying up late* & being productive, planning awesome excursions to Europe or other continents, ping pong, farmers markets, and of course...go kart racing.
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Books/General Literature/Online:
Old & new comic strips including; Bloom County/Opus, Calvin & Hobbes, the Far Side, FoxTrot, Mother Goose & Grimm, Over the Hedge, and the brilliance of Non-Sequitur. The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes among various internet blogs (too many to name). Also really enjoy auto-biographies of various financial/movie director/musician/ -luminaries. Any publication analyzing Internet pioneers and technology revolutions. I am addicted to the Dictionary & Thesaurus. archives are awesome.
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Beverages beckoned:
organic blender concoctions or Jamba Juice, Espresso!, spicy Bloody Mary's, green tea, guava, lemonade + ice tea (Arnold Palmer), Odwalla, hot spiced/vanilla chai, Dolce Cinnamon Latte, Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Anchor Steam, Pilsner & Ale's, thick White Russians, Lava Flow and lest we forget Beverages & More!
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Ralph Lauren (& Polo), Michael Kors, Eddie Bauer, Phillips Van Heusen, many others.
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Snack scarfers & Desserts:
Popcorn, bagel/cream cheese & salmon lox, dried sturgeon, (Alaskan) salmon, hummus + pita bread, Italian anti-pasta, oysters, raw broccoli or bell peppers/carrots/spinach/celery/strawberries with amazing dips, Doritos Cool Ranch, clam chowder sourdough bread bowl, watermelon, yogurt, oatmeal cookies, Reese's mini-pieces, cookies & cream, cookie dough, wasabi peas, granola, peanuts, peanut butter & jelly, grapefruit, guava, granny smith or fuji apples, clam chowder, fig newtons, green tea ice cream, apple/peach pie and vanilla ice cream, cobbler, Ben & Jerry's (flavors; Fossil Fuel, Half-Baked, Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, Vanilla HEATH Bar Crunch, White Russian, S'Mores, Rootbeer Float My Boat), Cheescake Factory, Oatmeal & Cream O' Wheat, avocado, garlic, bananas, edamame, guacamole, Grey Poupon, ***home-made rice krispie treats!***
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Food (general):
Sushi, Thai, Indian, Italian (especially sausage or tortellini creamy pesto), Chinese, German, French, Cuban, Mexican, Greek/Mediterranean, Crepes, Southern cookin' on Thanksgiving, eggs benedict with avocados, kebab's, bar-b-q/grill, organic stuff from Whole Foods, deep dish or stuffed crust pizza (!), and anything super spicy (curry especially).
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Renaissance (2006), Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Secret of Nimh, Black Swan, Cinema Paradiso, Waltz with Bashir, The Matrix Reloaded, House of Flying Daggers, The Great Gatsby (2013), Munich, L'illusionniste, Ex-Machina, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, The Spanish Prisoner, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Das Boot, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, Walk the Line, Somewhere, Mesrine part 1 & 2, Basic Instinct, Tombstone, The Next Three Days, Minority Report, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Meet the Parents, Equilibrium, Predestination, Fast & Furious (entire series), Escape from Tomorrow, Fight Club, London Boulevard, Two Night Stand, Garden State, Pirate Radio, Brooklyn's Finest, The Red Baron, The Karate Kid (original), Amadeus, Get Him to the Greek, Dear Mr. Watterson, Dumb & Dumber, Wedding Crashers, Forrest Gump, Super Troopers, Braveheart, Swing Kids, Lola Rennt, The Godfather, Tron & Tron Legacy, Vitus, Amelie, Stand By Me, U23D Movie, 300, The Mask, Point Break, The Hurt Locker, Swimming with Sharks, Suite Francaise, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalpyse Now, Thank You for Smoking, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Oceans 11, Election, Office Space, Dead Poets Society, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Grandma's Boy, Catch Me If You Can, Good Will Hunting, The Last Temptation of Christ, Rounders, Zwartboek, Anger Management, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Stranger than Fiction, Lakeview Terrace, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Chaos, It Might Get Loud, Up in the Air, The Slammin' Salmon, A Serious Man, The Terminator, Titanic, Top Gun, The Ghost Writer, The Lives of Others, Inception, Sunshine, Total Recall, Crank, Strange Days, The Shining, Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, Rumble in the Bronx, Sleeping With Other People, The Trip, The Trip To Italy, RoboCop, Pleasantville, Love Actually, The Lawnmower Man, History of the World Part I, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Goonies, The Kings Speech, The Money Pit, Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story, Deuces Wild, The Usual Suspects, Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon, Between the Folds PBS, Boogie Nights, The Animatrix, Two Night Stand, Chinatown.
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Trance & Progressive (DJ's) - Paul Van Dyk, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Roger Shah, Armin Van Buuren, deadmau5, M.I.K.E. aka Push, Aly & Fila, Kyau and Albert, Sneijder, Bjorn Akesson, Dash Berlin, Cosmic Gate, Activa, Temple One, Manuel Le Saux, Max Graham, Blank & Jones, Daniel Kandi, Myon & Shane 54, Nick Warren, John Askew, Markus Schulz, Sander Van Doorn, EDX, Darren Porter, Simon & Shaker, Filo & Peri, Party Ben, Oceanlab, Dave202, NZK, Super8 & Tab, Gareth Emery, Jon O'Bir, Z-Trip, A.M.R., Mike Shiver, Lange, John 00 Fleming, Above & Beyond, John O' Callaghan, Sean Tyas, Ferry Corsten, The Thrillseekers, Alexander Brandon, Dannii Minogue, Heatbeat, Depeche Mode and a smidgen of Lady Gaga.

Classical/Chill/Foreign/Oldies - Beethoven, Mozart, Sade, Angelo Badalamenti, Francoise Hardy, Ennio Morricone, Senor Coconut, Richard Cheese,
Frank Sinatra, Astrud, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Cal Tjader, Hed Kandi, Bob Marley, Jill Scott, big band, reggae, jazz, swing (!) and Phil Collins (anything 80's).

Film Scores/Soundtracks - Too many to name and love collecting.

Rap/R&B - Finite amount, select artists. Just ask.

Rock(abilly)/Folk/Fun/Pop - U2, Willie friggin' Nelson, Caroline & the Ramblers, Merle Haggard, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cake, Garfunkel & Oates, Laura Jansen, Linkin Park, Emma Hewitt, Nirvana, Sublime, Blink 182, Gin Blossoms, Metallica, Richard Cheese, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson, John Prine, Journey, Hank Williams Sr., Aerosmith, The Doors, Yellowcard, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Garbage, Gorillaz, Green Day, John Hiatt, KT Tunstall, Beastie Boys, Saint Raymond, The Naked and Famous, The Penetrators, Pink Floyd, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Stone Temple Pilots, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Weezer, Wir Sind Helden, Jem, Johnny Cash, Gillian Welch, anything 80's.
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Fast Money, Taking Stock with Pimm Foxx, Motley Fool Money, /Filmcast, The Tobolowsky Files, Filmspotting, ACE Broadcasting Corporation and alas Diggnation (R.I.P.)
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T.V. shows:
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Colbert, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Seth Myers, James Corden, TED Talks, Bloomberg TV, Inside the Actors Studio, NHL hockey, Discovery/History channel, Saturday Night Live, Fast Money, Top Gear (U.K. or International, not the U.S. version), Meet the Press.
Six things I could never do without

Art/museums & Expressive penmanship (therapeutic), hand written communication, footnotes/parenthetical notation & snail-mail.

Healthy exercise & hygiene: snowboarding, frisbee, bike riding, double/triple-threaded dental floss, Sonicare, Systane Ultra & Q-tips.

Music exploration: SoundCloud & Soulseek.

Donating to my favorite causes: American Bald Eagle Foundation,,,, Groupon Grassroots, & the Wikimedia Foundation.

YouTube educational tutorials.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Speculative investments to propel myself toward a dream retirement before 55.

The future of technology.

How I loathe being single and sleeping solo without waking up to someone you love.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dinner on occasion with friends or late night Netflix movie with popcorn at home. I'm usually a very chill homebody reading (and researching on the Internet) while listening to music after a long week of work. Unless it is wintertime then you will find me in Lake Tahoe on the weekends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Cinema Paradiso is the most romantic film of all time.
You should message me if
Your bored of wasting time on this app and want to share ideas, laughter and my airline mileage points. Chivalrous guy seeking long-term companionship *with integrity.*
The two of us