I'm a teacher, musician, and avid outdoors kind of guy who also likes to read, cook, and hang out. So whether you want an active sort of date/friend or to be more chill, either works for me.
I'm good with responding to messages pretty quickly. Really, I mean it when I say that just messaging or chatting is good for now, and meeting when we've gotten to know each other (I assume face to face meeting is the eventual point of getting to know someone online).
So if you're what I take to be the "typical" girl online who has to put the disclaimer that you're not looking for sex, looking for someone intelligent, hoping to find a decent guy, etc. hopefully what you read here is reasonably well thought-out and intelligent, and is a shining light in an otherwise dark sea of "ehhh."
I'm working a restaurant and I teach. I'm also a musician.
I rock climb at least 2-3 times a week. I try to bike on the weekends. I'm also trying to get back into running more. I wish I had my own kayak and could hit the water more. If you're someone who runs, hikes, bikes, climbs, etc. it's always nice to have someone to do those things with!
I think the point of this website and profile is to talk to people and develop friendships (that possibly become more, but let's start with friendship). Hence, I don't relish the process of endless profile-"stalking" and messaging. If you see a common interest or activity, shoot me a message. After some communication here, I'd much prefer talking and/or sharing an activity to see if there's any connection.
I think I should do genre's and representative books in each:
- History: A lot on world history (mostly ancient & European) and specifically WWII. Read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.
- Biography: Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill (making my way through The Last Lion)
- Classics: Les Miserables (I do happen to prefer abridged to unabridged), Jane Eyre, some Jane Austen, some****ns, some poets (Dante,****nson, Milton).
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Orson Scott Card, David Eddings (mad props if you've read him), Tolkien of course. C.S. Lewis. Working on Terry Goodkind & Raymond Feist. Making my way through George Martin.
- Star Wars Novel: good cheap reads for the geek
- Some YA lit: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Rick Riordan (which is surprisingly fun to read if you're looking for non-brain intensive, semi-sarcastic, and entertaining Greek myth type fiction)
Kudos if you've read through that list, can identify with some of those, and/or can hold a conversation about any of them (or other books).
- Top 40 (the genre, not necessarily what's on the radio. Too much techno/dance these days and not much else).
- Movie Soundtracks, including most things John Williams & Hans Zimmer.
- Some indie/folk rock, a la Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones.
- Guilty pleasure: Taylor Swift. Hey, they're catchy :P
Don't really do hip hop, rap, or country.
- Princess Bride (all time favorite)
- The original 3 Star Wars films
- Star Trek movies (the 2009 Abrams reboot and First Contact represent the better ones of recent history. Anyone up for Into Darkness in May?)
- Typical guy action movies that are now classic, a la Gladiator, Top Guy, Braveheart, We Were Soldiers
- Disney: that era between Little Mermaid and Mulan, where the music was top notch and the stories well-adapted
- Marvel/DC: Granted, some were better than others. Though the geek in me just likes seeing comic book characters come to life.
- Does Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog count as movie or TV?
I've been known to watch the occasional RomCom before too. Some are pretty heart-warming/sweet/entertaining. It has more to do with how the story is told and how the actors do it. But I'm not opposed to them.
- Old School: Saved by the Bell, Voltron, Full House, Family Matters, Friends, Seinfeld, Star Trek (any & all), Stargate SG-1
- Slightly less old-school: 24, Alias, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Discovery Channel (i.e. Mythbusters, Shark Week), History Channel, The Simpsons.
- Currently tracking: NCIS (and sometimes NCIS:LA), Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-O, Psych, and sometimes Glee (not for the drama, it's for the MUSIC... sue me, I'm a musician).
Geez, I think my selections here paste me in the geek category.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
- You've never rock climbed, but are interested to! (First time climbers go free at Triangle Rock Club)
- You run, hike, bike, climb, etc. or do other kinds of sports and outdoor activities and would like to get out there sometime.
- You're a reader and would like to talk about books.
- You play the violin. Or any musical instrument except kazoo, recorder, and bagpipes. If not one of those... let's play together :)
- You want to go catch a movie