early Aug: Realized this week I had seen 4 of my favourite bands from my formative years in a span of 2 months. Now if I could only get a time machine so I could see Roy Orbison and Tammy Wynette...
1) I'm wash and wear/cash and carry with a minimum wage frame of mind, my tastes are pretty simple, and chances are you'll see me in jeans/shorts and a t-shirt. I have little interest in style or fashion. Of course my style might be not having a style (?).
2) I've lived and worked in a lot of difficult places and learned to realize at a relatively young age that everyday is a gift. No matter how bad I might think my day is, it's really not that bad.
3) You will most likely will find me talking to strangers, photographing bands, taking in a yoga class (anything involving an inversion, back bend, or arm balance is finally coming along), Olympic lifting, planning my next trip, or checking out various events and film festivals around town.
4) You will most likely not find me snowboarding, at a Canucks game, at a lounge having drinks, a restaurant having appetizers, or dancing at a club.
5) I make a pot of soup every week when the weather is colder. It gets portioned out and shared with friends and family. Chicken vegetable was a favorite.
6) If I'm puttering around at home I usually stream a classic rock station based in Stockholm that I was introduced to while visiting friends there. Otherwise I find that people generally don't like the music I'm into. A few bands I've been enjoying in recent months: Pretty Maids, Converge, Therion, Tammy Wynette, Roy Orbison, & Primal Fear. I like heavy metal and old school country.
7) I've spent close to 3 years of my life in Africa, but I've also lived in Europe, Australia, and Asia as well as touring in quite a few other places. I've backpacked for several months at a time but in recent years have grown to like the 1-3 week trip.
8) I've been described as being go with the flow, am rarely in a rush, and walk slow because I take short steps.
9) Kids seem to like me and generally wave or smile back.
10) So many people talk about how they love their jobs and it seems a lot of people use that as something that defines themselves (which makes sense seeing as how much time we spend at work). My job is good times but I like to think there are more interesting things to talk about other than what we do for work.
A beverage of choice and/or a walk is always a good way to start I'd say. I'd also rather meet up sooner after a few messages to see if we get along in person rather than drawing things out messaging, phoning, and texting before finally meeting up. If we end up meeting again I'm more than happy to plan something else. Planning an outing isn't that hard despite what I've heard.