I caught up with Kevin Fisher at in La Crescenta, some of the finest Mexican cuisine this end of Foothill Blvd. His thirst for a creative type and outlook on the "New American Dream" had me really thinking about my own 401k and my inability to recognize my ticking clock as I keep hitting the snooze button. But this smart local also has something special that many people are starting to lack around here—optimism about marriage.
Name: Kevin Fisher
Current Location: Los Rapidos
Relationship Status: Single
Interested In: A sleepover with ‘half is glass full’ girl
I’m just another year older towards death.
What do you do?
I’m a kickboxing instructor and have taken my whole life.
What would you say your top three qualities are in a woman?
. I know everyone says that, but if they can’t laugh at me when I’m not funny, it’s boring. I would also like intelligence, but not obnoxious intelligence.
Like University intelligence?
I don’t want the conversation to always be like, “Did you see the last Jersey Shore?”
But did you though?
I don’t have television.
You’re missing out on the reality of people today. It’s not the sixties anymore. Not that it ever was... for us.
is also important. I know a lot of people probably say that.
Actually, some people are simply much more surface that that. This is the first time I have heard creativity.
Maybe they do macramé, but something.
Are you Democratic? I actually am not sure why I asked that.
Yes, but I would vote Republican if I feel like it. The first John McCain was intriguing to me, although I never voted for him. I had a few things I wanted to say at the time.
Ever want to get ?
Sure. I’d like to be optimistic. I think I can be a lot to deal with though.
Why? Are you high maintenance?
I think I may be the opposite of that. I think I’m just me.
Are you commitment-phobic?
No. My last girlfriend broke up with me. I’ve been single for two years now and it took a year for me to kind of get over her. I'm just about ready to get back out there.
What happened with you guys?
She is a couple years older and her baby clock started ticking.
Ugh. I hate when that happens.
She wanted kids and she looked at where I was at in my life goals and while I will get there eventually, I wasn’t in the place that she wanted and so therefore could not afford a baby and a house and all the things that she wanted. I respectfully reminded her that she lives in Los Angeles and each person has to have five jobs if you want those things sometimes.
And she wasn’t willing to wait?
I think it was out of control. Her girl bits were making her decide. And I am getting older so I would like to own a house and have something to work towards and fix up a house.
Where are you from?
Iowa. And my ex is from Wisconsin.
A match made in heaven. Where do you like to go in the Montrose area?
I like . It’s a friendly place for hanging out with friends.
Do you have a dating story?
I was on a dating site and someone contacted me and we chatted for a bit and she came over with a bag on our date and asked me if she could sleep over.
Nothing wrong with a pillow fight and a little slumber party. Wait, was this before the date?
Yes. Apparently I made her feel too comfortable and safe. I suggested perhaps we can go have a drink first.
Huh. A bit of a backwards philosophy, but go ahead…
Turns out she didn’t spend the night.
If that is your worst dating story, you’ve got it pretty good.
Well, I’m a guy.
Right. And yet, all girls are crazy.
There’s that. Especially ones from across the pond. Guys are crazy, too.
Without the hormonal handicap. What do you like to do for fun?
I read a lot. I like sci-fi.
Do you want ?
Do you want the American Dream?
There is no American Dream anymore. There’s the glass-half-empty.
What’s your ideal dream?
Pay your bills and don’t buy more than you need. Have food on your tables, a roof over your head, see your friends, do stuff and live within your means. The other “American Dream” is what got us lost in this economy.
Did you see I Am?
It’s a documentary about how we take more than we need.
Right. Buy a house you can afford and retire early instead of working thirty years to pay off your mortgage. And I think I’m right about this.
Because sometimes the shit you own, starts owning you.
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