Architect. Optimistic futurist. Scientist in a living world. Born too early to explore the cosmos, but my determination remains undiminished. A world traveler but I only ever feel lost when without inspiration. Recently I left my boring but stable position working in medical IT to pursue a dream, and now I spend my days in software development and game design. I used to hate talking about work, but now I love to tell people about what I do. It's been exhilarating and challenging and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Even though I grew up here, you probably wouldn't think I was from Saint Louis once you got to know me. I don't really care about the Cardinals, or the Blues, or whatever the name of the football team is here. I'll still go to games to socialize and hang out with friends, but honestly I have little interest in sports in general unless it's European Football. I blame that on a friend that grew up across the street from me, though. I call Saint Louis Bread Company by it's other name, Panera. I constantly confuse 40 and 44. When I was 18, I joined the military and was away for nearly ten years, and though eventually I did come back, I often feel like part of me is still out there roaming the globe. If you can find that part, he'll probably tell you some great stories.
I like to think I look for the best in people, but the cynic in me tends to be a little reluctant when it comes to making new friends. That said, once we do become friends we'll be thick as thieves. I'm very friendly and open up easily once I've had a little time to warm up. I love to talk at length about most topics, especially if you get me talking about something I'm passionate about. I love discussing ideas and theories with people about anything I can get my hands on, from space exploration to world travel to game mechanics and everything in-between. I can be self-critical at times, but I use that as motivation to do better the next time. I'm still debating if I want kids or not. I think there's a time and a place for all things. When it comes to courting a woman, I do everything within my power (and sometimes outside of it as well) to keep things fun and engaging. That doesn't mean I exist solely to entertain you, however. There can be a balance between the old-world charm of being a gentleman and respecting the independence and sensibilities of a modern woman, and I mean to find it whether I'm pursuing your affections or not.
So there it is. Of course, people are more akin to experiences than essays, but hopefully what I've said here has given you a better sense of how we might fit into each others lifestyles. I thought perhaps I'd tell you my name next, but I think it'd be more fun if you asked instead.