On a scale where 1 is Amazing and 50 is Really Really Amazing, I'm about a 42. In all earnestness, however, I might be pushing 50.
Ok, jokes aside for now at least. I'm pretty passionate about life and the world around me. I believe that every human being is beautiful and has something unique to teach us. I know that first impressions never show you the real person deep down and that we are all really looking to be happy and loved.
I am one of the luckiest people I know. I have a career that I absolutely love, a wonderful family and some amazing friends. I'm right and left-brain balanced. I did my undergrad degrees in Music Composition and English Poetry and then did a Masters in Science (Human-Centered Design and Engineering). I love understanding what makes people tick and how we can create technology that gets out of the way so that people can get to what they're looking for... the things that inspire us to be a better person. To go beyond what we think is possible.
I want to surround myself with people who give a damn. People who are inspired by the world around them. People who don't stop learning. People who are passionate about something. People who keep raising the bar when they meet a challenge. People who try new things just for the experience of doing something new and getting out of their comfort zone. People who care about their bodies: what they put in them and keeping physically active.
I'm recently out of a 6 year relationship. I can't commit to anything long term right now. I'm giving myself the space to be single and rediscover myself and redefine who I want to be.
Eventually, I'm looking for someone to share this journey with me. A very wise person once likened people to particles of dust. Sometimes they float by unnoticed. Sometimes they pass by, hover around for a little while and then drift off. And sometimes, they get stuck together for a while. Whatever category you fall into, I'm glad for the opportunity to call you a friend, lover, partner, or whatever else we become.
Where do you like to hang out? I love to hang out at Pony. I always end up running into friends or I make new friends.
I also love good beer. So Stumbling Monk, Brauwers and Feierabend are my favs there.
I love that the Eagle started serving Pike Place Brewing Co beers.
Top Five Songs You Play For Your Friends? Top Five When You're By Yourself? By Myself:
1. Karma Police by Radiohead
2. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
3. Midnight City by M83
4. Amor Fati by Washed Out
5. We are the People by Empire of the Sun
6. Rebecca by Tesla Boy
7. Afraid of Everyone by The National
8. Space Age Love Song by A Flock of Seagulls
[I don't care if that's more than 5]
1. Four Last Songs by Strauss
2. La Mer by Debussy
3. Gorecki's 3rd Symphony
4. Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto
5. Chopin's Nocturne in Cm
If I could only eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be: New Mexican food... it's all the best of Mexican food with yummy green or red chiles on it. Amazingly good.
I consider myself an open-minded person, but my deal breakers are dishonesty and lack of trust
Something I learned from the last person I dated is the importance of effective communication
I want to make a t-shirt that says I'm sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over how awesome I am.
Design your ideal mate: the brain of a Literature or Philosophy professor and the body of an active, healthy person
My picture(s) reveal that I am not afraid to laugh at myself
My idea of a great date is a poetry reading or night at the symphony
The first section I turn to in the Stranger is Last Days
When stuck in gridlock I think, "How the fuck did I end up in this car and why am I not on my bicycle?"
My guiltiest pleasure is Two "Parks:" Linkin and South
One night stands can be fun on occasion, but usually not worth it
The last show I saw was Wicked
Great sex calls for lots of lube, poppers, condoms, cock rings, harnesses and whatever else you want to introduce me to. It might also involve another person.
It's Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I'm not still sleeping, I'm at gay brunch-duh. Or reading a book and drinking coffee in my lounger.
Talk about irony: I am rather intelligent yet LOVE trashy reality tv. Like, a lot. C.f. prior comment about smoking dope.
The last time I made an ass out of myself, I think it was because of drunk overshare.
When I die, I believe I will go into the fires of hell. Or at least that's what they told me would happen because I'm a homosexual.
One sport I will never get is competitive beard growing
When I was a kid, I actually owned a Castle Greyskull playset for my He-Man action figures
PBR or Red Hook
Electric or Acoustic
Early Bird or Night Owl
Black or Cream and Sugar
Surf or Snow
Fremont or Capitol Hill
Tent or Hotel
iPhone or Android
Beatles or Stones
Kittens or Puppies
Elliot Bay or Amazon
Trusty Scarf or Testy Poncho
Casket or Cremation
Bath or Shower
Talk or Action
Murphy's Law or Karma
SAM or Frye
Bike or Bus
Triple Door or Showbox