My name is rey, and you're pretty cute.
Hello and thanks for visiting my dating page. I understand that being approached can be intimidating and I wanted to offer you a way to get to know me a little better.
My name is Rey. I’m a 27 year-old Rush fan and firearms salesman and from San Antonio. I spent the first half of my twenties pouring myself into altruistic pursuits. I’m trying to spend a little more time these days focusing on my own pursuits and my own future. This, of course, means I’m dating now.
Things I like about myself
I'm a musician
I started playing music when I was in the fifth grade. I played violin in the Northside Strings program. (Later I taught that program for three years) Through school I played violin, cello, and double bass in orchestra. I also picked up the guitar and played in a garage band. (We won our high school talent show. So we were pretty rad.)
After high school I focused mostly on guitar. I picked up orchestral instruments again when I was 22 because, as I mentioned before, I started teaching elementary students how to play them. These days I play guitar in a band, Default. I gig around a little bit as a solo musician and with the band. When I was a kid all I wanted was to be a rock star. These days I’m happy enough playing for people every now and then.
I like adventure
There's this dude, Alastair Humphreys, who wrote a book called Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes. If you like reading, consider that my suggestion for you. In this book he introduces the idea of "microadventure." The idea is you don't have to go on some grand excursion to have an adventure. It can be as simple as walking a few miles and camping out under the stars. I fell in love with this idea and it changed the way I spend my free time.
I've always been obsessed with adventure, but adventure was always a fantasy. I would dream of some day going to far off places to do exciting things. A few years ago I packed a bag and rode my bike to Government Canyon where I slept under the stars without a tent. I love adventure and I make it a point to engage in it. Sometimes that's a night under the stars. Sometimes it's a trip to Austin for lunch. I like to do small, out of the ordinary things. It means I'm less restless between big trips. (I went to Washington D.C., Boston, and New York last year. Where have you been?)
I like stories
The world is kind of lame. Fiction is an escape. When I was a kid I read constantly. When I got to college I had to read too much for class, so I stopped reading for leisure. While I've never fully recovered from that experience, I do love reading comic books and I'll pick up a book every now and then. I'm currently reading What Happened by Hilary Clinton.
I enjoy watching TV (when I can), as well as movies. I'm a Netflix Originals fiend. Between Netflix and the CW superhero shows, I struggle to keep up. I'll give any movie a shot. I love Kevin Smith. I love the DCEU. I love The Notebook. Last year my resolution was to see one new movie every week. I made it to 36. I tried to do it again this year. I’m way behind.
Finally, I listen to a lot of podcasts. A LOT of podcasts. I drive a lot and I mostly listen to podcasts instead of music in the car. Last summer I started my first podcast, Rey Loves Women. It's a show by women, for men. You can listen here, or on your favorite podcatcher. The show requires me to find new women to interview every week, which is difficult, so I stopped recording new episodes a long time ago. I'd like to find a way to make it work again. But it's not super important at the moment.
This summer I launched my second podcast, The Permanent Waves Podcast, which is a show about the band Rush. Again, available anywhere you get podcasts. This project is picking up steam and I'm publishing new episodes every Wednesday.
I’m not Kirk Cameron. Don’t trip. I drink lots of beer and I cuss when I watch the Longhorns play. I don’t think I’m better than you or anyone else. But the faith is important to me, so we have to be on the same page.
Things my Friends like about me
I hope you enjoyed this introduction. I certainly enjoyed making it. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
From reading this page or knowing me for any amount of time, you've heard a lot about Rush. I'll leave you with one of my favorite Rush songs. When people would ask my dad (Oh yeah! My dad is dead! We'll talk about it later.) why he loved Rush so much, he'd offer this song as an example of what they do. This may be Rush at their Rushiest.
I won't ask for your number. That's too much pressure, I think. Instead, I'll ask that you holler at your boy using the button below.
To stalk me on social media, find me everywhere: @ReyGuevara