Who am I? Or who do I think I am? Not too sure, but I'll throw some words out. I'm an adventurous introvert and curious geek. I've been told I'm mysterious. I'm a bit of a weird dork, but I hear that I'm a very funny guy. People seem to like me. So that's cool. Depending on my surroundings while in groups I vary from quiet and reserved to engaging and talkative, but during more one-on-one affairs I tend to open up more and be myself. Socializing can be tricky at times. When I'm comfortable though I tend to speak my mind and can be rather blunt and honest. Maybe that's just being straightforward. I read a lot (online news magazines, books, fiction/non) and it has made me fairly opinionated. Who doesn't love knowledge though? I keep my thoughts to myself mostly, but I'm known to mutter a sarcastic comment under my breath.
As I age and get older I'm more appreciative of who I am. I know that I'm weird and unique. I'm one of a kind. I'm not worried about what others think of me, trying to be someone I'm not for unfathomable reasons. I do my best, or thereabouts, to put on a good front, to be a good human. It's good to be kind, moral, helpful and generous. We're all just people trying to make our way. Be good to one another. It helps. We are who we are. Though I try to be a good person on the outside, inside I worry that I may be a bit too pessimistic, cynical, angry for my own good, that it's not healthy. Humans are both a maddening and fascinating species. I'm a long term optimist, fascinated with the future. It's both exciting and terrifying.
I absorb general media pop-culture like osmosis and I'm tangentially aware of a lot of subjects so my humor can be a little referential. I find that I'm dry and sarcastic, perhaps with some semblance of (unknown) wit, but I appreciate all senses of humor. Puns are usually pretty great in a terrible sort of way. Laughter is a must.
Please feel free to engage me in conversation. I love some good intellectual stimulation. So ask me a question. No topics off limits. I tend to read the news daily and I'm generally internationally aware and I think of myself as progressive. There's something about American politics and world affairs that I find fascinating and keeping up with different opinions and thoughts of the daily news is very entertaining (in a depressing train wreck kind of way) for me. You can learn from everything and everyone, good or bad.
I have a passion for both international and domestic travel and I'd love to meet a fellow explorer, someone with a curiosity about the world around them. Road trip? I enjoy immersing myself in new cultures and seeing how the rest of the world lives. Plus, the food is generally pretty fantastic. Variety is the spice of life and I enjoy trying different things. I'll try anything once (I think). If you haven't been anywhere, that's ok. Where would you like to go? There's always a new sight to see somewhere, some new experience to learn from. I'm only getting started! Where have you been? How full is your passport?
I am curious, funny, and awkward. I'm a proud geek and a hopeless romantic. I love the idea of love and all the good and bad that comes with it. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart though I've yet to really discover or show it. I love friends and friendship! I can be fiercely loyal to the right people. But for now I'm just looking to meet new people, ease into new friendships and see where it goes. Though I lack confidence in myself at times (as I'm sure we all do), I know who I am and I'm comfortable in my own skin. I love all my friends dearly. Though I'm a bit shy I'm confident there's someone for me. I've been riding life solo for this long and it's been a great trip, but it'd be interesting and pretty great to meet a companion for the ride.