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My self-summary
This will be a bit long, but I assure you I tried to make it as honest a representation of myself as I could.

I try to be agreeable. I am usually fairly laid back and easy going. (Who doesn't say that?) I like to avoid conflict, and prefer to work out differences calmly and fairly. I try to treat everyone with the courtesy and respect that I want them to show me.

I might be something of a nerd (the random integer gag in my user name may have been a big hint). I enjoy wasting time on my computer, video games, and the occasional RPG (there is so much more to a person than a single hobby). I am socially capable enough to know when someone is not interested in talking about these things, and try to avoid rambling on.

I like to think, analyse the problem, compare solutions, then do. I like to have a plan, even if the plan is "just wing it." I guess that means I am not very compulsive, and maybe a bit boring? I sometimes come off a bit insecure in my abilities, but I prefer to think that I am just aware that I am as flawed as any other human.

I may have spent an absurd amount of time answering questions on this site... I am not desperate, but I am trying to make good use of what is available.

Okay, so I've called myself a nerd, begged people to believe I am a good guy, hinted that I might be a robot, and said that I am totally not going to settle; there is no way people will hit that back button before... well shoot.

I find travel stressful. I can have issues with car sickness if I am not driving, and even with a GPS I feel nervous when driving on unfamiliar streets. I tend to get very sick on planes and cross ocean travel is going to be unpleasant.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I mostly keep busy with work, taking night classes back at school working on an associates degree, and a few hobbies.

My job is nothing exciting. I work for a company that imports European metal working tools. It is not my dream job but I do not hate it, it pays a living wage, and they are helping me pay for classes.

I am looking for something more in life, and I came here to find it.

I work out a few nights a week. I accept that I am never going to "get ripped," but I can at least try to improve my health.

I am currently saving up for a down payment on my first house. I will probably end up waiting another year or two before I start to seriously look at real estate, but I am keep an eye out in case a good deal on a nice property pops up.
I’m really good at
Looking over my profile so far; using a lot of words to say very little.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am an introvert. I'm fairly quiet and a bit shy. I do not really enjoy small talk, and would prefer to sit in silence and just enjoy the company if we have nothing to talk about.

Or maybe it's the ponytail? I am not sure about it, really, I kind of like it but kind of don't. Should I take a picture of the back of my head to see what people think? (Nah, probably not.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I used to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy books when I was younger, but I do not read many books these days.

Most recently I started rereading Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy; it had occurred to me that the last time I read the series I was in high school and that this would not do.

Vampire romance novels are right out. If you like them I won't give you a hard time about them (not much anyway) but they are not for me.

Movies and Shows
I'm not really sure what to say for shows and movies. I'm not into drama very much, and I do not enjoy watching characters die (sorry horror and Game of Thrones fans).

I kind of like science fiction, but I do not really watch much. If you are a really big sci-fi fan, maybe you can introduce me to your favorite shows? My friends are big in Doctor Who, but the high body count does not sit well with me.

I do not like sitcoms very much; I often find myself feeling for the characters when I am apparently supposed to be laughing at them.

I do like Monty Python, and I am aware that quoting them can get highly annoying.

I usually feel that the writing, the characters, and the story are far more important than how the show was made. If it is a good story with interesting characters then I do not care if it is animated, if it is puppets (that aren't creepy), or actors in bad costumes. That's a good lead into saying I like Jim Henson era Muppets, Pixar, and some anime, right?

I tend to like a variety of music.... But everyone says that.

I'm usually more comfortable saying that I like songs more than I like artists. How the music makes me feel is more important that the image of the band or style of music.

I enjoy some classical, some metal, a little electronica, some oldies, some new pop, the occasional remix/re-imagining of a theme from a show or video game I liked.

For he required list of bands I like: Evanescence, Shinedown, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Elton John, Dragonforce (but after awhile all their songs seem to run together in my head), Weird Al (I'm not sure he counts), The Megas (see "I might be a nerd")

I don't really care for rap, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, and a good portion of modern pop. I'm sure there is something there that I would enjoy, but I would need encouragement to go find it.
I am not sold on Country music. I have a coworker that is really into it and plays the local radio station often, but they seem to mostly play pop songs about trucks and alcohol.
People tell me that I would like Adelle, but one of her popular songs on the radio hurts my ears.

For food I enjoy Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and probably countless other cuisines I have yet to be introduced to. Most days I am just as happy to have something simple like a burger or sandwich as I am an elaborate 5 course meal.
I avoid sea food.

I usually try to avoid fast food chains. I realize that a lot of sit down chains are not really all that much better, but I can at least pretend I am eating real food, right?
The six things I could never do without
My car - I'm not really a car guy (I drive a Corolla), but it makes life so much easier and my friends so much less annoyed.

My computer - internet included. Chatting with friends, reading articles and comics online, watching movies, finding new music, access to all the accumulated human knowledge, and wasting millions of CPU cycles rendering highly detailed bad guys and the explosions I apply to their faces.

Spell checkers - Spelling is not one of my strong points, and the ability to not look like a complete idiot when writing important emails or documents (or an entry about spell checkers) is fantastic.

Personal Hygiene - I have a hard time getting going in the morning before I have my shower. I mentioned above that I am a bit shy and I like being agreeable; smelling bad is not agreeable and draws the bad kind of attention!

Music - I have little talent myself, but I love to play music in the car and at home. I do appreciate good headphones and a quality recording.

Hoping to meet #6
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I have managed to get the ball rolling on a path to better health and fitness, and with a little inertia I should be able to keep going.

What do I improve next?

I toy with the idea of learning another skill or hobby. Maybe I should learn to sing, or an instrument? I had interest in writing years ago, maybe I could start that back up and post my work online, or maybe practice drawing at the same time and make a web comic? I could dig out my old programming books and find some online resources and learn to make a game in my free time!
(Then I decide to be indecisive and self defeating and waste time doing something else less fulfilling..... darn...)

Also, why do a lot of women on this site have pictures of themselves in their driver seat? Is this just a subtle way of saying "I own a car," or is there something more sinister behind the wheel? Er, scene.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally I would be together with a small group of friends playing board/video games or watching a movie over dinner.

These days I'm spending more Fridays alone as my friends have busier schedules.

Dinner out is always fun, but restaurants also tend to be packed and I'd prefer to spend more time relaxing with friends than waiting in the entrance way for a table.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not sure if this is too private, but I want to build an army of robotic crabs.
Not to take over the world or anything, just as wacky sidekicks.
Who doesn't love wacky side kicks?
They would most likely be bright red, though a really shiny chrome might be nice too.
I think one needs a fireman hat.

I'm also wondering why do I see so many profiles basically say "OMG! I'M NOT SHARING ANYTHING PRIVATE TO THE INTERNETS!" Totally missing the point of the question, then publicly answering thirty questions about their sexual history and kinks?
You should message me if
...you have not already wandered off in disinterest and/or disgust after looking through my summary?

I am looking for something long term and stable. I want someone that will be my life long friend, who can challenge me intellectually, help me grow emotionally, and knows how to push me gently.

Or if you do not think we are a good match but understand how "Special Blend" works on the OkCupid search page you could also send me a message explaining it; I have received 0% matches as the first search result and I am not so sure that is the kind of special relationship I want to pursue.