I am a good guy. Maybe the nicest person you will ever meet, but I'm not a door mat. I am a giver. I do a lot for others. I was born and raised in and all over L.A. I love music (mostly rock music in all of its many forms) and some old hip hop. I love movies. I’ll even watch most commentaries. I am on a pub trivia team as the music and movie specialist. I love accents. I am a champion cuddler (I made up the word cuddler, apparently). I am always warm, temperature wise anyway. I am an amazing bartender. I'm a pretty good cook. I have 3 dogs, all adopted from kill shelters. I now do all I can to spoil them rotten. I use to be a power lifter. I love logic. I am very honest. I am very patient. I always smell good. Well, almost always. I'm athletic (I can move for a big cat). I am a really good tipper. I live 1 block from a dive bar and 5 blocks from the beach (walking distance from Alex's Bar too, Fangtasia). I am the oldest of 4 raised by a single mom. I am a proud gentleman. Most of my friends are older. I love to travel. I have driven to Cabo San Lucas, and yes, it was amazing! I have a "crazy magnet" that I cannot fix. This means I get to meet a lot of new people, whether I like it or not. I am very well mannered. I am an insomniac. Seriously. I make meth heads look narcoleptic. Also, I am insanely shy and have crippling stage fright and can't figure out how to fix those either. I will own a bar someday.
Dear single moms, you are all wonderful, lovely people, but I am very weary. Sorry. I tried a time or two and it just gets crazy. Usually baby daddy bullshit, which you usually don't control, but I don't think I want a part of. Thanks, but I'm good. Good luck. I have fun stories if anyone wants to hear, though.
P.s.: Don't wait 6 weeks in to getting to know someone to bring up your kid. That's just shitty, more to your kid than me. Peace be with you.
What I’m doing with my life
I work a full time job managing a small squad of field techs doing environmental work. I get to make my own schedule which is awesome. I work a lot of 3 day, 40 hour weeks. I have dogs who I walk, play and train every day. I go to a lot of concerts, too many probably (one at least every 2 weeks, but sometimes 2 a night). I also frequent comedy shows and movie theaters. I dabble in photography for concerts and sporting events.
I just started coaching a wrestling team again. Although I forgot how time consuming and sometimes stressful it is, I did find out how much I missed it and love it. I was away for about 7 years. Being back feels good. I apologize in advance if I don't respond in a timely manner. I’m out trying to save some babies.
I’m really good at: Listening, helping, being thoughtful, sports, finding new restaurants, finding new music, self-deprecation, making up drinks, making up drink names (I make a drink called "Gods Vagina" that will blow your mind all over your face, and an alcoholic chocolate shake that has yet to be named), making people laugh, making people comfortable, getting sunburn (I may be the best in the world at this. I am immune to sunscreen and I work outside everyday), quick learner, keeping Target in business, having conversations about almost anything, getting my ass whipped by auto correct on my cell phone, hearing a song once and knowing the lyrics forever - no matter how bad, trivia (most kinds, mostly useless facts), cussing like a champ, swimming, grilling a perfect medium steak, driving, giving massages, receiving a massage, making a delicious breakfast, spelling & punctuation, inside jokes, finding the best happy hours and over all being a nonstop good idea machine.
Enough with the ball washing, I am not perfect. Here are some things I'm not so good at:
I'm late, a lot. It is a curse. I try. I am stubborn. I can be a bit judge-y about driving, grammar and other trivial things. I'm working on it. I can hold a mean ass grudge. I say "I hate" a lot of things. Now, for everything I hate, I can name 10 things I love. This sometimes comes across as closed minded, shallow or ignorant. I think I'm just old enough to know what I like and I can tell you exactly why I dislike things. I can't help that I am a passionate, passionate man. I also don't want to waste others time or mine. I am terrible at remembering names, but very good with nicknames. You'd be surprised at how cool people are about forgetting their name after you hit them with a "Ello Guv'nuh". I start too many sentences/phrases/stanzas with "I". My hair is the worst. It's straight on the bottom and wave-y at the ends, just a pain in the ass. I wear hats a lot. I shave my head once in a while, but sometimes I work in less than desirable neighborhoods and a shaved head gets me in trouble. I. Don't. Dance, or karaoke (see crippling stage fright, above). Apparently I'm not very good at dating. I never had to do it before and I'm finding it more and more awkward and annoying at times. Especially internet dating. It's all kind of odd. I'm a year and a half out of a 7 year relationship and had a couple one year plus girlfriends before that. Never really dated. I'm trying though.
I know there's more. I'll update as I think of them.
Ah, yes, my old friend procrastination. Hello again.
The first things people usually notice about me: I have blue eyes and apparently I give pretty good beard. I get occasional compliments on both. I am also usually smiling and giving free high fives. Best deal in town.
I was once told by a drunk chola, at a random dive bar, that my eyes reminded her of the water in Cancun (see crazy magnet, above).
I spend a lot of time thinking about: Who came up with some of those dumb ass questions by which we are judged?
When is the best time to visit Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Fiji, etc.
No wonder none of you ****ers can drive. You're all taking pictures in the car for another dating site. What is it with the pictures in the cars ladies?
I am fascinated by the moon...and tattoos, though I don't have any...of either.
Why are Dexter and Kenny Powers the best dads on t.v.?
I had no idea I was surrounded by so many bisexual vegetarians. That's not a bad thing, just surprising, and random. Welcome to Long Beach.
I don't trust people who say "Trust me". You shouldn't either.
What the hell happened to conversations? I have a plethora (that's a llot) of emails and texts with people (ladies) where I fire off question after question and get one word answers or random responses, and that's it. Are people that self-consumed or do they lack those basic social skills? It starts to feel a lot like an interrogation after a while. I'm not a cop.
Why do some wacky women think they can "drink men under the table?" I will never understand this. First of all, I weigh double what you do, at least. Secondly, what's the point? What do you lot get out of that, if it's ever even happened? Lastly
Depends on the person. I'm pretty creative and thoughtful though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Bukowski, Palahniuk, Strauss, Carolla, Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt
TV: Dexter, Party Down, Parks and Rec, The Office, Community, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, East Bound and Down, Arrested Development, The League, Flight of the Conchords, Louie, 120 Minutes, Chappelle's Show, Deadwood, True Detective Silicon Valley, Game of Thrones. I do need to finally see "The Wire". Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Movies: Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Rock n Rolla, Inception, Hot Rod, Good Will Hunting, The Town, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Whip It, Anchorman, Kids, Pineapple Express, Swingers, Made, In Bruges, Say Anything, The Princess Bride, Heat, Garden State, The Professional, High Fidelity, Memento, Old Boy, Donnie Darko, London Boulevard, Gone Baby Gone, Requiem for a Dream, Layer Cake
Music: Queens of the Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Editors, NIN, Doves, We Are Scientists, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Deftones, Morrissey, Band of Skulls, Adele, Fionna Apple, Frightened Rabbit, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pixies, The Kills, Them Crooked Vultures, Placebo, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, Wu Tang, 2Pac, Killer Mike, Iamsu, Arctic Monkeys, Pelicans, 311, mclusky. I could go on for days here. I do love pianos and horns almost always. I spend a lot of my time and money on music. Whether it's MP3's, concert tickets or the occasional CD or record, I am pretty passionate about new music and live music and would like to find someone with similar tastes. Once in a while I get lucky and I get to photograph bands, which I love.
I DO NOT like country music, at all. It's not good. Reggae and electronic music (EDM, trance, dubstep?, etc) are other genres I don't enjoy. Sorry.
Food: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, pretty much anything but seafood. It's a long story of childhood trauma. My dad use to beat me with a fish. JUST KIDDING. My dad wasn't around. Jokes on you, sucker. I can cook. Apparently I'm pretty good too.
Comedians: Dave Attell, Greg Giraldo (RIP), Neal Brennan, Brett Ernst, Patrice O'Neil (RIP), Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Morgan Murphy, Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Ralphie May, Nick Swardson, Steve Byrne, Anothy Jeselnik, John Mulaney again, many more to name. I'm pretty sure they know my name at the Hollywood Improv. One of the highest compliments I've ever received was from a security guard at the Improv who said he'd never seen anyone make comedians laugh like I had at an after party. I often get asked if I am a stand-up comedian. I almost always answer "No".
Sports: Football (No team. I do a little fairytale football to make it interesting though), Basketball (anyone but the Lakers), Hockey (Kings), Soccer (play, not watch), MMA (which I love and know way too much about, but it's getting way to big too fast [that's what she said?]) and Roller Derby. I like going to baseball games (