I'm a SWM, just turned 40 (yeah, I feel old), 6'1", I have an slightly overweight build with short brown hair (really short lately, as I periodically shave my head completely), and brown eyes which usually have my prescription glasses on (w/o them, I'm blind as a bat). :)
Up until this past April, I worked full-time for a major electronics retailer as part of their regional projects team. For the most part, I do work overnights (typically Sunday night through Wednesday and/or Thursday night) and travel a lot to do various remodels, reflows, transformations, and etc....to various stores. My job was position I had about 5 years ago (for all of 4-5 months), running low-voltage wire (data Cat5/video coax) wire to new or old repositioned displays, registers, workstations, and kiosks.
SINCE April, with everything that's gone on in nearly the last year (my stepfather suddenly passing back in September, moving in December, and with all the worrying/moving, I started to get supremely burnt out with my job), I went back to a store-based position, returning to a position I had between 2009-2012, with a bit more stuff, as I'm unofficially the merchandising lead at my store, with my focus being on the store's Movies/Music/Gaming sections.
I'm a huge movie person/film buff, as my interests range all over (with the exception of horror really). I love all kinds of things from Hong Kong action to Korean suspense/thrillers to cheesy bad movies (like SyFy's recent animal-mix movies: Sharknado, Lavalantula, or even the really bad movie parodies lately. I also love making fun of some movies, as I am a huge Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan. At one point I think I had nearly all of the SyFy Channel run on VHS tape. I am behind on some of my movie watching, especially some of my TV series watch (namely I'm 2-3 seasons behind on the NCIS/NCIS:LA series, and the season of NCIS: New Orleans).
I also used to be an avid Japanese anime watcher (got hooked after I got out of college, after my graduate coordinator/professor and I co-taught a class for graduate credit with debated doing an anime lecture/section for the class). My all-time faves for anime include nearly everything Mobile Suit Gundam, and Full Metal Panic (recent super-underrated ones include Elemental Gelade, Tokyo Underground, and Melody of Oblivion). Honestly, I do not watch as much as I did about 3-5 years ago, but what I do are a few things on Netflix/Hulu/Crackle and like 2 series I still keep tabs on.
I love music as well (I'm huge into Euro-dance music, especially stuff that was released between 1993-1997, progressive rock/metal, Euro power/symphonic metal, and more. I've really been getting into symphonic metal bands with female lead singers (Evanescance, Within Temptation, Delain, Nightwish, After Forever, Visions of Atlantis, etc...). Pretty much prog. rock/metal keyboardists just amaze me how good they are (Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess, Andre Andersen, Jens Johannsen, etc...).
I'm also a big sports person. I play/watch baseball/softball, golf, and basketball (I'd play hockey, if I didn't have to skate). I'm a huge Cardinals and Blues fan, and well....I do like the Rams, it's just depressing how bad they've gotten in 2 years. I also when I'm on the road for work...I do attempt to visit a pro sporting event when I'm there (last time, went to a Phillies/Astros game at Minute Maid Park). Also, I'm an avid pro wrestling fan (yeah, I know it's the men's soap opera), but I grew up watching it with my late grandfather, and I do keep the tradition alive for him. Recently, I'm attempting to get my golf game back going.
While it's a guy thing, I also do play video games, as my friends and I periodically have big game nights (though lately with one of my best friends, it's been a Wii Sports-fest (or if a friend from Oklahoma is in town, ganging up on him to try to take his King of Mario Kart 64 crown, to which he stomps us 1 against 3). :) I honestly don't play that much, compared to some guys out there, but I'm just a casual gamer. To the gamer gals out there, I'm more of a FPS, platformer, actioner, sports gamer. Ask and I'll let you know my fave games. :) Presently, I bounce between an Xbox One and an Xbox 360.
I am very loyal, really caring, and super-sweet. Though I wonder at times if I'm getting played, because of how caring and how nice I am. Last girlfriend relationship, got dumped after I helped the gal move from Illinois to West County (and nearly wrenched my shoulder in the process; course I find out later, she dumped me a week or 2 after her divorce finalized, AND she decided to date a co-worker of hers whose wife left/cheated with him with one of her former HS students she taught....I swear I can't script this stuff up). One of my past dates, basically showed all of the interest in the world 'til our last date (where we were able to meet before I went on the road for a weekend for work), then she became distant, and pretty much boldfaced-lied to me saying her heart wasn't in it/she wanted to move to Dallas....yet she never moved AND she's still over on another dating site every single day since then. I begin to debate whether or not I should just drop the nice-ities, since it seems like women take advantage of the nice guys that are true finds, and find the guys that will use and abuse them.
Pet-wise: I used to have a 16 year old cat named Diamond (who's in a picture or two on the profile here), but I had to put her down in November 2010 (as over that last year she was just really getting bad physically then). Presently, there's just one 4 year old orange tabby named Pumpkin, who since his sister (Calli-cat, who was MY cat) passed in December....has latched onto both Mom and myself. I periodically also have to take care of my mom's Maltese/Bischon-mix, Wags, who's an overgrown white baby. :)