Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello, my name's Joel. I'm a stupidly idealistic guy who wants to
better this world.
Demeanor wise, I'm normally an introvert. That is... until my
buttons are pressed. Once something has my attention, I'm intense,
energetic, and (dare I say) charming. Well... as charming as a dork
can be, anyway.
As for what I enjoy doing, I like debating, hiking, gaming,
researching, cooking, and eating copious amounts of food.
What I’m doing with my life
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I graduated from ASU with a degree in Criminal Justice. Before
starting a career, I'm taking some time to grow a bit. You know, to
find myself. It's the stereotypical excuse people make to avoid
taking a big leap, but fuck it. Eventually, I hope to become a
detective or, even better, an FBI agent (Yeah, yeah, I know. But I
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Let's see... I'm a great writer, believe it or not. I actually want
to write professionally someday. Although I'm not quite sure what
genre I want to focus on. I'm thinking either low fantasy or quirky
I'm also a pretty good hiker. Because of this, I've picked up
backpacking. So far I've only traversed two locations, though, the
Paria and the Grand Canyon, but I do intend to do others. On that
note, you can check out a picture of me standing majestically in
front of the Colorado in my photo section.
Lastly, I'm great at making nonsensical comments, which I believe
to be brilliant, but are probably not as insightful as I think. For
example, I once wrote an entire essay on Drywall. Yes, Drywall.
Suffice it to say, it wasn't well received.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height. I'm a shorty. I stand at a convenient 5'4". So I'm
travel size. Yes.
Oh, and my eyes. They are really squinty. Like, Clint Eastwood
under the hot Mexican sun squinty. It's so bad, people think I'm
perpetually pissed. Rest assured, I'm not. I'm only mildly miffed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite authors are Stephen King and David Sedaris. Sarah
Vowell is pretty cool too. And before you start thinking I'm a
creeper for liking the King, let me tell ya, he's more a modern
fantasy writer than a horror nut. Seriously, check out 11/22/63. I
guar-an-teeeee (french chef voice) you'll love it.
Movie wise, I'm less interested in them. I do have a few favorites,
though. Hot Fuzz, Forrest Gump, and Dumb and Dumber never fail to
put smile on my face.
Bands... uh... I love Bad Religion, The Hives, Fun, The Format, Bob
Dylan... There's more but my taste in music is something I'd rather
save for conversation material.
When it comes to television, I normally stick to comedies.
I constantly re-watch Arrested Development, old episodes of the
Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Spielberg cartoons (Animaniacs, etc.). A
non-comedy that I enjoy is Doctor Who. It's corny as hell but, by
golly, it's grown on me. Oh, and Person of Interest... I kind of
have a thing for anything involving Artificial Intelligence (except
the movie Artificial Intelligence, ironically). I also enjoy
Foods... well, just read my "six things" things.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) My family (despite its eccentricities).
2) My cats (judge not lest ye be judged).
3) My two awesome friends (who are practically family).
4) The inter-webz/computer combo. (INFORMATION!)
5) My Camelbak pack.
6) This one is a twofer. Sweet and Spicy food. I swing between
these two extremes on a regular basis. For example, I'll have a
sandwich full of raw jalapenos and then cookies. Lots and lots of
cookies... or cake.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Space. It's huge. And.. uh... Politics and current events. Yes,
those. I over think them. If you're not into conversing about such
things, that's fine. But I warn you, once I come out of my shell,
you'll hear a rant or two (or ten).
I also think a lot about my future. While I'm looking to enter a
career in law enforcement, I sometimes wonder if it's the right
path for me. Like I said earlier, when I'm not all worked up I'm
pretty passive. Whatev. I'll figure things out eventually.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading books/articles or watching comedies. Saturday nights,
however, I hang with my bestest buds. We play Smash Bros. and Mario
Kart (DAMNYOUSPINYBLUESHELL!!!!!!) while listening to campy 80's
Music (we're hip). That, and eat out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I hum while I eat and I prefer to sleep on the floor.
If you want juicier tidbits, you'll have to hit me up.
You should message me if
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If you can tolerate a little awkwardness. If not, move along for
your own sake (run, you fool!).
Also, you should message me if you're passionate about something. I
know that sounds lame, but apathy and I don't mix.
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