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Ryan

Ryan
Original Member
Last Online: November 24, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

Average white male, 47, postal worker, happily divorced after a 20-year train-wreck of a marriage, living in the Portland, Oregon (USA) area. I'm honest, dedicated, sincere, wistful, nostalgic, defeated, loyal, melancholy, bitter, passive-aggressive, apathetic, angry, pessimistic, regretful ... I am many things, often all at once, with varying percentages.

Let's just say that I enjoy driving the speed limit simply because I know it angers a certain percentage of worthless people that drive like shit.

And, YES, that glass is half-EMPTY.

The ONLY reason I'm even bothering to remain on this planet with the rest of you fine people is because of my wonderful 19-year-old daughter (the true love of my life). Otherwise, I would've "checked out" a long time ago ...

And, not that it should matter, but I'll just say it - I'm an atheist. Ask me why I don't believe in your particular god, and I'll ask you why you don't believe in "Amon Ra," the Egyptian Sun God ... our answers will be the same. But, even if you're really religious, I'm sure we'll get along fine ... in all reality, you and I are just two of BILLIONS of humans on this planet, living the only life we KNOW we have. To me, religion in general ends up being so divisive, it's a toxic poison, but all we really need to do is treat people well and try to live a good life without harming others, and that's all that matters, regardless of whether you think that there's something that happens "after" ...

Would I ever attend a high school reunion? HELL NO ... I hope I never see any one of those people ever again in my life. High school (or Junior high, for that matter) was not a fun time - the last thing I need to try to do is futilely "reminisce" with people who don't know or don't care who I am ...

...and no, I don't have a "blog" or maintain a "Facebook Profile." In fact, the profile you are now reading is probably the lengthiest piece of information there is about me anywhere, let alone on the internet. And I'm no "Luddite" but I LIKE that.

There are a few blogs that are interesting, I'm sure, but for the most part, people just waste their time on them for no good reason other than self-validation, like, "Look, world ... I exist!". Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook ... I view them like those cheesy Christmas "brag " letters that one certain snooty aunt & uncle used to send along with their Christmas cards every year, droning on about how wonderful their lives are and how unbelievably successful their kids are. My life is pretty 2-Dimensional, and I would actually be amazed if anyone wanted to read about MY daily exploits.

(not to "dis" anyone who actually does maintain a blog ... I'm just sayin' ... in MY case)

Favorite Music

Music is my life ... it's helped me through many a hard time, and I can't imagine life without it. If YOU can, I'd rather not know you at all.

What music do I like? Oh, I could go onandonandon ... Tame Impala, Jon Brion, Neko Case, Living Colour, Pete Yorn, Elliott Smith, OMD, RHCP, Eels, Duran Duran, First Wave Hello, Astrud Gilberto, Jeff Lynne and ELO, Abba, Marilyn Manson, Eisley, Midnight Oil, Beck, Lana Del Rey, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Cardigans, Faith No More, Belly, Smashing Pumpkins, Brendan Benson, Delays, Dandy Warhols, Enya, Adiemus, Soundgarden, Jayhawks, Robyn, Sia, Ken Andrews, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails, Shins, Veruca Salt (pre-breakup), Kool Keith, Bee Gees, DJ P, Prince, MF Doom, the Go-Go's, Keane, Coldplay, Garbage, Mazzy Star the Vines, etc ... and I'm ALWAYS up for a good "blend" (mashup, if you must call it that).

Favorite Movies

Observe & Report, Better Off Dead, Back to the Future, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, Young Guns ... Cinderfella with Jerry Lewis ... most anything with Clint Eastwood, Mark Wahlberg, Brad Pitt and the like. I'm even into some older classics like "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" ...

I like comedy, but NOT a lot of "gross-out" humor (ie, the 40-Year-Old-Virgin? No thanks.) No horror movies, either ... depravity and blood and gore? I don't understand the type of people who enjoy that sort of thing.

I have a soft spot for Studio Ghibli anime ... I've watched almost all of them with my daughter and bought her the blu-rays ... we prefer English dubs because we both find it annoying to have to READ while you watch the show.

Favorite Television

I LOVE being able to "binge-watch" shows on DVD ... like Dexter, Game of Thrones, Southland, Sons Of Anarchy, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Justified, Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, Rescue Me, The Shield, Sopranos, Dead Like Me, Arrested Development, Kung Fu (with David Carradine), Little House on the Prairie (still makes me cry EVERY time), Seinfeld, Downton Abbey (I will really miss that one).

Favorite Crafts

I used to LOVE doing the "mix-CD" swaps on here ... since they banned them, I RARELY come around ... maybe once or twice a year, and that's enough to remind me why I don't use this site much anymore. I'm not that "crafty" yet I sometimes see a swap that looks fun and decide to participate.

HOWEVER ... if I sign up for your swap, do me a favor and don't "freak out" if I haven't signed in to the site during the previous week (I've dealt with some rude, brutish swap coordinators that think they have to run their swap like some sort of iron-fisted dictator) ... IF I SIGNED UP FOR YOUR SWAP, THAT MEANS I AM COMMITTED. Anyone that would suspect me of being a "flake" without 'just cause' is not only being unfair, but insulting, and that really PISSES ME OFF. I mean, it doesn't matter, but I am an ORIGINAL MEMBER of this site, and that should count for something. My word is bond ... and if that isn't good enough for you, then F.U. because I don't want to be in your stupid swap anyway.

Ratings

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Comment: This has to be by far the BEST envelope I have EVER gotten! And I loved everything inside the envelope too! You killed me with Dexter tho...I loved that show! Wish I could give you 100 hearts...looking forward to swapping with you again!
Response: How flattering (such a nice thing to say)! I'm so glad you liked it, and if "craftygirl" keeps this theme going, you very well may see me again! Until then, take care!
Wandervogel rated for Email 40 questions - you help! on Aug 22, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your answers! Was interesting to read!
TammieM3ENF rated for Email 40 questions - you help! on Aug 19, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely answers Ryan, it's really interesting to read about you! :)
rainbowfrogs77 rated for (Legally) Share a CD Swap on Jun 7, 2010
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Comment: Thank you :)
KatlynAva rated for I'm Bored with this CD! on May 3, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the cd and the chocolate. I actually hate chocolate, but I have a friend coming over later who will enjoy it =]
Yara rated for HEAR THIS! #6 on Sep 12, 2009
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Comment: hi! i had to stay away from net for a time, but I just came back now and rating everyone who was left behind...i'm sorry because i'm late, but i loved the song ^^
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Comment: thanks for the swap, was really fun reading about other ppl :)
JMTucarella rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 29, 2009
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Jeph rated for HEAR THIS! #8 on May 28, 2009
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Chinita rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 28, 2009
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Comment: You're answers were very thought provoking - interesting perspective. thanks.
jay rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 28, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for sharing such personal feelings.
Bingomama rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 28, 2009
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Judy84 rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 27, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Polymath rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 27, 2009
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Comment: I must say that I applaud your complete honesty. And, if we lived in closer proximity to one another, I think you are someone I'd like to be friends with. Thank you for the interesting and heartfelt read. And.....good choice to stick with the money you make at the post office. My best friend has been a radio DJ for over 25 years and he currently makes less than 45 thousand a year.
jcm716 rated for The BIG Survey -- No Judgements on May 25, 2009
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Apologies in delay in rating
DisconnecttheBlythe rated for HEAR THIS! #7 on May 20, 2009
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Comment: Awesome! Thanks!
DisconnecttheBlythe rated for HEAR THIS! #8 on May 20, 2009
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Comment: Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
jazmynunspoken rated for Bad Girls *Mp3* Email Swap on May 11, 2009
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Rating Overview

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5.0000 85 2 2
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Comments

rumblegirl on May 6, 2009:

There you go again . . . going the extra mile and making me smile :)

Thanks for the extra tunes! I hope that you're wearing your "Mr. Fabulous" costume while you're rockin' out to new music. (Although you'll have to do a costume change when you switch back to The Cardigans. LOL)

ikw on Apr 22, 2009:

thanks for all the prince songs!

crescendo on Mar 14, 2009:

Wow, thanks a lot for the extra songs for Hear This #3 and I wasn't even one of your partners! I really like these songs! Too bad that band broke up.

ikw on Mar 11, 2009:

hey ryan! thanks for the new wave hello songs for hear this #3! they sound fun!

sylviamay on Oct 16, 2008:

Thankyou!. This mix was awesome!

SadTomato on Oct 7, 2008:

thanks for the mix cd! i went to rate you for the scavenger hunt and you aren't even one of my partners, so extra thanks :) it rocks!

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