Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Call me Ishmael. Screw it, call me Eric.
Renaissance man is the best term to describe me. I was born
blue-collar, so I grew up installing carpet, hammering nails and
fixing cars, and my dad and I earned our motorcycle licenses a few
summers ago at a school upstate. Since getting out of grad school,
I started work as a technical writer/trainer at a local railway
company, then came down to Jersey to work with you fine people.
Spare time, when I can comprehend the idea, is spent working toward
a black belt in karate, running, and trying to interpret the last
text that came in. And no, these aren't the drunk ones.
What I like:
- Finding new ways to present information
- Creating things
- Making new and unlikely friends
- Debating the mysteries of the universe
- Exploring (the woods or the streets, either is cool)
- taking a second to look at the stars
- kicking a hole in something : )
- Chuck Norris facts
- Samuel L. Jackson movies
- bulleted lists, apparently
What I don't like:
- Social Media (I didn't say I don't use it, I said I hate
- Dating Sites (see above)
- Modern BS
- Postmodern BS
- Posthardcore (screw it, I hate anything with post in front of
- Drama/Games/Lies/Assorted BS
- Not having dreams or goals
- Excessive negativity (if you enjoy complaining about everything,
please hit the back button...now)
- Excessive use of parenthesis...wait, um...
*FYI: The handle "HeavyFuel" comes from the song "Heavy Fuel" by
Dire Straits. Go listen if you're interested.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Winning. Working. Pursuing writing interests, with a wad of
programming thrown in to make things interesting. Working to make
that paper, cuz I ain't no scrub. Living on my own, place and car
included (and good fedoras ain't free). Kicking ass in Karate and
running until my legs fall off. Taking my mom to the grocery store,
cuz I'm a good Italian boy. Petting kittens and walking old ladies
across the street.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Misspelling words I actually know how to spell, for dramatic
effect. Again, winning. Doing anything that can be done Like A
Boss. Mostly, I'm pretty good at being determined and finishing
what I set out to do. I'm also good at balancing right and left
brain. I've helped clear a hay field one day, then went and
designed a web site the next. Golly, what will he do now?
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
One of my exes said I had cute eyes and a nice smell. Need anything
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
An English degree basically means I read, watch and listen like a
fiend. Listing everything I'm into would probably crash OKC's
bandwith, so I'll limit everything to my top five.
Nothing's in order : ).
- The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
- Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Gunslinger by Stephen King
- Lightning by Dean Koontz
- What Dreams May Come
- The Karate Kid (Old and New, which should have been The Kung-Fu
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- The King's Speech (Yeah, that's seven. Whatever.)
- Firefly (It went off the air when I was in high school, but who
- Pretty much everything else sucks. How am I doing on this top
Music (Warning: injuries resulting from how random this is are not
- Five Finger Death Punch
- Tech N9ne
- Jimi Hendrix
- Eminem/Bad Meets Evil
- Owl City
- Bullet For My Valentine
- Fried Chicken
- Brussels Sprouts
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups/Bars/Pretty much anything with Reese's
on the label
Drinks (can't forget this category):
- Captain Morgan
- Guinness Draught
- Blue Moon
- English Snake Bite
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
These are in order of importance.
2. Transitions Lenses
5. A really good pen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Know that rant that people put in after a few colorful online
dating experiences? I hate when girls put that out front, making
their entire opening about everything they don't want in a guy.
That usually gets the back button.
There is value in such a rant though, which is why I'm putting it
here. Basically: be honest, be real, and be smart. This is a dating
site, so assuming I'm not here to meet, date, and eventually meet
the Jane to my Tarzan is a little...dumb? Okay, I'm done.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
What? You mean I get one of those? Actually, my first normal Friday
in about a year and a half is coming up this week. I'll tell you
how it went.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
During study abroad in England in '07, my Russian friend and I
stopped into the Tate Modern Art Museum on our way down the Thames.
No that's not the private thing. After admiring the signed urinal,
the slashed canvas, all that stuff Jackson Pollack did, and every
other shining example of modern artistical fortitude, we stopped
into the gift shop on the way out. There, I picked up a copy of 101
Things to Do Before You Die by Richard Horne, and since then I've
made it my life's goal to complete the list. There's some crazy
s*** on there, but I'm down. Some things are more fun with friends.
Or a girlfriend...
If you want any more confessions, just check out my questions :)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
The above didn't scare you off. The 101 list, I
mean. The excessive use of bulleted lists and parenthesis didn't
drive you up the wall. You don't think I look like a deranged
greyhound. Actually, I'm the guy so I'll probably be doing all the
messaging. But just in case you feel like making things a little
You actually plan on dating in meatspace a.k.a the real
world. I'm not out to make anyone uncomfortable, but I
don't date online. I date in restaurants, movie theatres, coffee
houses and wherever the hell else I feel like taking a date.
You have either a life or a goal. If you're down
on your luck, I feel you but if you have no intention of getting
back up, you can't keep up with me. That said, I'm pretty tolerant.
I like older women but age is more based on mind than birthdate. I
want a family one day, so kids don't bother me. Aside from the
above, I'm cool with most other stuff.
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