I am a cultural historian, author, poet, artist, and student. My Oklahoma accent seems to magnify when I'm fishing with my dad. Somewhere inside of me there is a streak of vanity, for that I blame Martha Stewart.* I acknowledge that I am an extrovert, but I can also be a bit shy. I appreciate a good concert at Cain's Ballroom, hanging out in Tulsa, traveling, or spending a quiet night watching reruns on DVD.
My interests are in post-industrial pop culture Americana and Oklahoma history; in other words 1900-present. I am nearly finished with my BA in American Studies with a minor in History. From there I will be entering a master's program, and in hopes of pursuing an eventual PhD. I take my education seriously. I write non-fiction and poetry with an emphasis on sensorial details. I constantly challenge myself to break complacency, always learn, and produce.
I like old custom cars, baseball, music, and art. I respect tradition, but I am only a traditionalist in the romantic sense of the word.
I dig a girl who is comfortable in blue jeans and a beat up t-shirt, but I don't believe women wear enough dresses nowadays. Tattoos on a chick are cool, but bare skin is beautiful too. Authenticity is a big deal with me. I am not an elitist or egotistical, but I believe a relationship starts with attraction. An intelligent woman does not intimidate me, but I don't think knowledge only comes from books. I also don't mind if the woman is taller than I am.
*Author's disclaimer: My cousin tells me I'm awesome, but he is crazy.
Let's go to an independent restaurant or coffee shop. Either way, if it's awesome or if it sucks, we'll have something to talk about as we get to know each other.
Beyond the normalcies of food or movies, let's go roller skating for a change of pace.