My self-summary: I am a nice guy, probably the nicest person you will ever meet, but I'm not a punk or a door mat. I am a giver. I do a lot for others. Just because. Crazy, right? Whether it's just holding a door for someone or helping a friend move, I make it a point to do at least one thing for someone else every day. Born and raised in L.A. I love music, mostly rock music in all of its many forms, some old hip hop and other genres. I have a gigantic DVD collection. I love movies. I even watch most commentaries. I love accents. I am a champion cuddler. 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 do all I can now to spoil them rotten. I use to be a power lifter. I love logic. I am very honest. I am very patient and supportive. 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 live stress and drama free, on purpose. 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. 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. 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 was just told by a drunk chola, at a random dive bar, that my eyes reminded her of the water in Cancun (see crazy magnet, above).
Dear single moms, you are all wonderful, lovely people, but I can't do it. Sorry. I tried and it just gets crazy. Usually baby daddy bullshit, which you usually don't control, but I want no part of. Thanks, but I'm good. Good luck.
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.
I’m really good at: Listening, helping, being thoughtful, sports, sports analysis (except baseball), 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, naming things random names, getting sunburn (I may be the best in the world at this. I am immune to sunscreen and I work outside everyday), quick learner, doubling a Target budget in a single trip, 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, hosting mimosa brunches, watching Arrested Development seasons over and over again, keeping Groupon in business, spelling & punctuation, inside jokes, finding the best happy hours and over all being a nonstop good idea machine.I do get my “Words With Friends” on if anyone would like to extend a challenge. My win rate is above 80%. 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 hard not to be, but it is so. I am stubborn. I can be a bit judge-y about music, grammar and other trivial things. I'm working on it. 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. 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. I am not very "fashion conscious" in general. I don't dress bad, it's just a lot of polo shirts, jeans, t shirts, vans and I'll even bust out some sandals, with velcro. OOOOOOH. Ok, no velcro. Just good old flip flops. I keep it very simple, all the time. 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 6 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.
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 (it's coming back, HUZZAH!), The League, Flight of the Conchords, Louie, 120 Minutes, Chappelle's Show, Deadwood.
Movies: Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Rock n Rolla, Inception, Hot Rod, Good Will Hunting, The Town, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Anchorman, Kids, Pineapple Express, Swingers, Made, In Bruges, Heat, Garden State, The Professional, High Fidelity, Memento, Old Boy, Donnie Darko, London Boulevard, Gangster No 1
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, Tori Amos, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pixies, The Kills, Them Crooked Vultures, Placebo, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, Wu Tang, 2Pac. I could go on for days here. I do love pianos and horns almost always. I spend most 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.
I DO NOT like country music, at all. It's not good. Apparently I am cursed with looking like someone who likes country. Reggae and electronic music (EDM, trance, dubstep?, etc) are other genres I don't enjoy. Sorry.
I NEED music with substance and soul, not fist pumping and yodeling about "yer truck".