Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If there's one thing you'll learn about me, it's that I love
also a complete nerd, geek, dweeb, whatever you want to call
someone who enjoys being intellectually stimulated. I also have
more than my share of ability to listen and to care for other
people, but I also have come to a point in my life where I want to
take care of myself, physically and emotionally. I'd love to meet
someone to share that experience.
I am funny, smart, and caring
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm currently working a computer firm in Ames, Iowa. I will be
starting Iowa State University in the Spring of 2014 to pursue a
degree in Computer Science. I am a novice runner, who has a
half-marathon under his belt and is planning to compete in a full
marathon this coming year. Oh, and I love bicycling
. A lot. A whole lot, in
fact. I also play golf
to varying degrees of success, I
like-but-don't-love to cook, and as a former radio announcer, I am
very selective in my choice in music. I also play a lot of video
games (PC, no console games, usually) and hope to make a living as
a voice-over narrator some day. THAT would be sweet.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Gift-giving. It's the one unfiltered talent I have. I'm also
fiercely loyal to friends. I'm also really good at being there for
people. I hug like I want to leave a mark on your soul. I seem to
be one of a vanishing few people in the world who knows how to use
an apostrophe. I also do the normal guy-stuff of reaching stuff on
tall shelves, opening jars, killing spiders, and handyman chores
(not involving a hammer--I'm terrible with that :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hopefully my eyes. They tend to pop when I smile. I take a little
bit to loosen up (don't we all?), but I hopefully can hold my own
in a back-and-forth first date.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Where to start? Anything by Frank Herbert--"Dune" is my
all-time favorite book, edging out Dan Simmons' "Hyperion" series
by a nose. William Gibson and David Brin are also favorite writers.
I love GOOD science fiction, which rules out those Star Wars books
they keep cranking out all the time. I'm currently reading a bunch
of non-fiction. Favorite authors tend to be scientific, like
Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse-Tyson, and Jerry Coyne.
I also recently bought "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,"
and I love "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." "Band of Brothers"
was marvelous, as was "All Quiet on the Western Front." Any
synopsis of my reading tastes will take a while.
Movies: I think Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy was
pitch-perfect. Lord of the Rings, Animal House, Dogma. I love
nature/science documentaries...David Attenborough is my hero in
Television: PBS programs like "NOVA" and the carpentry/home
improvement shows on the weekend. I also think Adam Savage and
Jamie Hyneman have the greatest jobs in the world on "Mythbusters
Music: U2 and Rush are favorites. I have VERY eclectic
Comedy: I'm a huge fan of George Carlin. Patton Oswalt and Lewis
Black, as well.
Food: I'm trying to let Asian grow on me, but I'm not sure how it's
succeeding. I love Mexican and Italian...too much. I make a mean
homemade pesto chicken pizza.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My bicycle(s)--and yes, I'm cheating by using the plural
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm going to do with the second half of my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home alone, puttering around on the computer with the World's
Sweetest Cat observing. I am also trying to interact with
two-legged creatures more often.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a terrible dancer, and I'm more shy around strangers than I
care to admit.
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