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My self-summary
I am a fellow who eats a lot of honey. Some would say "too much." Others would decline to offer an opinion. I try to stay out of touchy subjects such as these.

There are spells where I read quite a bit. Mostly old stuff. The newer stuff I read are almost always recommended to me. I find it difficult to refuse, or give up on, a lent book. That is one of my failings. Other times I don't read at all. Still other times, I fall somewhere in the middle. I believe I am unique in this.

PS - I don't like sports. To some, that will be a turn off. To others, that's not such a bad thing. Mind you, I've played them when I was a kid, and when the mood takes me, I play them on occasion. And I'm no slouch. I'm in good shape, and can become amusingly competitive. But watching a professional or college sports game to me is as exciting as watching NASCAR.

PPS - I don't enjoy NASCAR either.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently, I am working on making things. Paintings, drawings, benches, wooden boxes. I fix things. Sometimes when they aren't broken.

Sometimes I go running. I ran the Austin half-marathon this last year. I need to do more of that.

East Austin Studio Tour is my favorite two weeks of the year.

Also, I bicycle to work and play. I live close to downtown, its good exercise, its faster (when you calculate how much time it takes to find a parking spot), its almost free, I hate driving, and last but not least, I have a crummy car. Actually, I have a crummy car because I drive to work and play, not the other way around.
I’m really good at
Tetris, making bad people appreciate their wickedness, pool, thinking about stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
My good-naturedness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have quite the list of books and movies. Quite the list, indeed. Almost all of those books were written before your parents were born. I also read philosophy on a regular basis. I do not pretend to really understand all of it. I've been renting the criterion collection DVDs for a few years now. There are so many good ones. I like to believe that I appreciate film mostly as a form art rather than as entertainment. I'm big on that kind of crap.

I'm always looking to try new kinds of food, even if it's Mexican or Italian (which I barely tolerate). I've tried, and enjoy, a wide variety of food-types, but thai and sushi are my favorites. I've passed up Portuguese a few times. This is one of my regrets in life.

As for music.... Hmmm, what should I say? It's such a polarizing subject for so many people. Some folks go on and on abut music. Many people define themselves on the kinds of music they enjoy. Maybe its the dopamine. As for me, I like music. I listen to it when I clean, when I have mindless tasks to accomplish, and when I'm working on some art or craft. But, I do not feel the irresistible drive to consume it, and very little urge discuss it extensively. Multi-day concerts are not for me. I get burned out. SXSW and ACL are too much for me, and I try to leave the city. Throw some visual art or theatre in there, and I'd stay around. But I do go to shows now and again, and they do bring me joy.
Six things I could never do without
Honey, my bicycle, potted plants, a work table, pencil, and paper.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Deep stuff. Sooooo deep. Sometimes I find it difficult to pull myself out of it. But then I do. And then I sweep the multitude of leaves from off my balcony.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either recovering from a hectic week and missing out on all of the stories, or getting tired of doing that (!), and going out on the town with friends, my eyes burning from overuse.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My left pinky is ever-so-slightly bent. My right pinky got caught in a car door as a child, and while it is not grotesque, it is yet another thing making it difficult for me to play the piano with any facility.
You should message me if
If you feel like you might want to have a good time.
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