OK, I'm not talking world domination. When we "take the world", we'll be taking it all in, not taking it for ourselves. Power is boring - great memories are the real wealth in life.
I'm sure you like to travel...everyone likes to travel. I like to EXPLORE. One of my favorite travel memories is sneaking into the castle in Cesky Krumlov after dark with a drunken local we'd met over beers at the underground goth bar (in an actual crypt!). I now know that my ribcage is too broad to fit through the gaps in the cemetery gate - I spent the rest of the trip with the mildly bruised ribs to prove it!
I'm a maker at heart: musician, photographer, writer, playwright, and actor. I've played the cello since 3rd grade, and I now spend a lot of time figuring out how to be a total rockstar while sitting down. This is NOT easy!!
Being pinned under your own instrument makes it hard to strut, swagger, or do one of those Pete Townshend moves, but I think I'm making progress.
I play guitar too, just to hedge my bets. :)
I love people, and for me the most satisfying conversations are the ones that let you see someone exactly as they are. Surprisingly, that's just as likely to happen in a conversation about what makes the most perfect breakfast ever as it is in some "deep" philosophical conversation.
My vote: Fresh-baked baguette slices with Nutella, and a top-notch cup of tea or coffee.
I'm on a mission to try everything at least once, from chocolate-covered ants to running off a perfectly-good mountain with a kite strapped to my back. If you're good at making outlandish suggestions, I am gonna LOVE you.
I love women...and not just the ones I think are hot. You all make the world a much finer and more interesting place. You're a mystery as wonderful as wine - not every one may be to your particular taste, but they ALL go to your head!
I believe in fighting nice without giving up the fight, building people up instead of tearing them down, and enjoying the present moment and letting the future take care of itself.
I believe that people are gifts...you should open them eagerly, and be thankful for what you got, even if it wasn't exactly what you wanted.
And if it IS what you wanted, well, that's a nice bonus. Cue the fireworks!
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More about me...
Lately I have been spending more time with my mom and little brother. Life is short, and the family has been shrinking fast. Drink in the sweetness while you can.
I had the patience to actually find out how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop. And I'm not telling!
My favorite childhood books were Stuart Little and Sloth's Birthday Party. I'm not too hung up on manliness to admit that I still reread them now and then.
The film I can't stop quoting is Withnail & I. Experience has taught me that "We want the best wines available to humanity!" slides much more neatly into a well-lived life than "May the force be with you."
Lately, I've been into film noir a lot. But don't worry, I also like movies with big explosions.
As for music... You don't have to like the music I like...just LIKE music, in that extreme and swoony junior-high sense of the word "like".
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What I Want:
If you'd like to dance with someone who listens to the music when he dances...
If you would enjoy having an adventure on a small budget, but full of big ideas...
If you think it might be fun to go around downtown bonking people on the head with a giant inflatable microphone...
If you think people who put "long walks on the beach" in their profile just aren't imaginative or honest enough to put "making out in the surf"...
If you make choices in life based on what will give you (and those you love) the best memories...
If you never stopped growing and never will...
I'm your man!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I believe that no matter what you do on a date, the other person is what you are really there to experience. Whether it's a grocery store, the ballet, or a dive bar, the most exciting spectacle available to you is the person who was brave and curious enough to meet and share a moment with you.
Let no one say I avoided the question, though. Here are some actual first dates I have had:
- Climbed a tree and watched the world walk by 20 feet below while the wind blew the leaves around us
- Air hockey smackdown!
- Walked around the Japanese garden with cameras, then had Mexican martinis
- Bought a bunch of unusual fruits we'd never tasted at the grocery store, then went and ate them in the shadow of the ramps at the dirt bike park
- Spent two hours dancing together before ever speaking a single word to one another
- Climbed a hill overlooking 360 with a bottle of wine and a box of tunes, to watch the headlights whizzing by
- Finger painting!
- Saw a Cindy Sherman photo exhibit, then walked around downtown at dusk
- Leaned against the back of a stage at an outdoor music festival, feeling the bass thrum through our backs
- Went to a boring awards dinner, sneaked out, and slow-danced in the parking lot to Nina Simone on the car radio
All these were great times with great memories, but who we are together is more important than what we did...isn't that romance?