OK, not really, but bonus points if you get the reference. I guess I should be serious for a minute. I work in IT, but my degree is in music. I play bass and have been looking for a new band for some time now. Trying to find the right people to play with is an awful lot like dating, honestly, so I'm dealing with twice as much futility and bullshit as the majority of you. Weep for me. (Ha! Jokes! Kidding! Sort of...)
I'm a sports fan, especially hockey. I consider myself a nerd/geek/dork or whatever you want to call it, because I enjoy several nerdy pursuits to varying degrees (video games, sci-fi/fantasy, anime, the occasional tabletop RPG, etc.). Craft beer? Yes, please.
I'll stop there for now, because I get wordy when I write. Plus there's a bunch more shit for you to (probably not) read anyway!
I don't have the ginormous reddish beard anymore, but when I did, that was usually the first thing. I know some of you are into beards, but I'm probably not bringing mine back on anything resembling a permanent basis. It would take some convincing.
So, yeah. Feel free to ask me about this stuff, but for the most part, let's leave this for when we actually meet up. That way, we can dedicate our brain power to just getting to know each other, rather than have to divide it by searching for the right things to talk about and say, because that would just make it even harder.
All that said, I'll give a few hints, just to give you enough of an idea as to whether we might have anything in common at all:
Movies: Slap Shot, Anchorman
Shows: Game of Thrones, @midnight
Music: Minus The Bear, TesseracT
Friends and family
Electricity (I like technology too much to completely go without)
Air conditioning in the summer (see electricity above)
Let's see, what else...
How can we get people to realize that being entitled to an opinion doesn't mean that every opinion is valid?
Why do people think the First Amendment protects them from being fired for saying stupid shit?
Why do people think that being assholes toward service employees will get them better service?
If twins come down with mono, do they have stereo?
Why is "putting pictures of me shooting guns in my online dating profile" a thing for so many women? I know it's not everyone, but sometimes it feels like it. I only mean this question with like, 25% snark. The rest is a legit question. Why is this such a common thing? Is it to implicitly threaten potential dates, in the event that one of them has nefarious intentions? Is it a signal that you're open to dating Tea Party sympathizers? Do women just enjoy making really loud noises? I don't get it.
Or doing 2 chicks at the same time. I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too, 'cause chicks dig dudes with money. Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
(I shouldn't have to put this here, but yes, that last part is a quote from a movie, and thus, a joke.)
I like gingers. Not a dealbreaker by any means, but it's a bonus.
I bite my nails.
I live in the house I grew up in, but I don't live with my parents.
You have lots of common interests with me, the more the better. Nerds/geeks/dorks definitely preferred. I've done the whole "not much in common" thing with mixed results, but I've never dated anyone I've had a large amount in common with, so I'm definitely interested in giving that a try.
Your political opinions tend to lean left, or are at least legitimately in the middle. I hate to be judgmental, but most current right wing talking points double as idiot filters for me. So... yeah. Totally judgmental on that. Sorry.
You do not in any way subscribe to the phrase "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best," because that's just code for "I'm probably going to treat you like shit at least some of the time, but I'm just going to use this pithy quote as justification to blame the victim and put the onus on you to put up with my bullshit, rather than take responsibility for how I treat people I claim to care about."