Go ahead and drop me a line. My wife and I love to meet new people. Just freakin' do it: who has the luxury of turning down new friends?
I know, it's long, but there are a lot of point-form lists so feel free just to skim. Also: "fartgargle" is fun to say.
I laugh. A lot. I think silly is one of the best things to be. Everyone suffers, it is the good who still know how to have a good time.
I'm looking, more than anything, to start a conversation. I find the best ones don't seem to end.
I'm into Compline and Karaoke, Diogenes and Denny's, Reading and Rippin' it up, Wordsworth and Wordburglar.
I am overwhelmed often: prone to getting in over my head. Luckily, I learned to swim early.
I have a story about almost everything. Stories are the most important thing just as goats are the best animal.
I love my work, I love my life, and I love to have the scales continually ripped from my eyes.
You are awesome.
All of those things listed in "Interests" are specific passions of mine. You have passions, you get really fired up about things. I want to know what you're into. Really into. Your joy and struggle is shared.
This website asks you to "Talk about your hobbies, goals/aspirations, yourself and what makes you unique and your taste in music." I find this to be entirely unhelpful. I share hobbies, goals, aspirations and musical taste with very few of my closest friends. Hell, by very definition, I do not share what makes me unique with any of my friends. I don't really want to know about those things, and so I have not talked about those things, really. I want to know how you go about being in the world, what you do to keep faith, your modus operandi. I want to know how you think much more than I do what you think, and I am KEENLY interested in what you think. As much as there may be no wrong answers or stupid questions there most certainly are stupid answers to the wrong questions.
Not that I would ever decry small talk. Nonono, for it is in the little observations, those small shared experiences that we learn to see each other. The weather affects me, affects you, let's talk about it. Let's just also talk about how we each want to impact the world, what you had for dinner, a funny thing you saw on the street made even funnier by the song you were listening to at the time, the moral quandry you find yourself in at work, the silence heard under snowfall and when you bite your nails.
Come on, people. We're all people. We're all people looking to meet people. And here is a place full of us. All of us 'us.'
And now I feel I should make a fart joke.
All of that said, I am pretty proud of my curriculum vitae. Some highlights are:
I can cook, bake, and knit
I have held public office as an elected municipal official
I have written an ESL textbook
I have been an ombudsman
I have been a foster parent
I was a barista for 8 years (and that will probably be the longest single job I hold down in my life)
I hold a degree in English Literature and Theatre
I work in human services, have done so for about 10 years now
I have been yelled at while shaving a man's testicles (want to learn humility? I've got a real quick way right here...)
I can ride a unicycle
I can juggle
I practice calligraphy (focus on uncial hand)