Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hmm... I suppose it's time I actually put something in this box.
It's just that "who I am" is something I want you to learn from
actually meeting me, instead of trying to figure out based on what
happened to come to mind when I wrote this information in the
I consider myself a country boy, but it's always fun to take a trip
to a big city now and again. I've got a job that keeps me busy most
of the time during the week, so when I'm finally free on weekends
or vacation, I try to make the most of it. I don't like to waste
time worrying about petty matters.
My personality... I like to think of myself as like a big Saint
Bernard. I'm eager to please, like playing the role of the big,
strong, helpful friend, and am quick to trust and perhaps too eager
to forgive. I think chivalry is fun, and enjoy playing the role of
the knight in shining armor when the opportunity arises.
I love a good challenge. I'll try a new sport, take you on in your
favorite video game, attempt to walk that tightrope - whatever! I
played the trombone for years, and looking back I think I probably
picked it because it was different and I believed it would be hard
I like to impress people. I don't think that's uncommon.
If you're still reading this, you should hit me up to meet up
sometime. Make both our lives more interesting.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a system engineer at a nuclear power plant. Nerdy? Yes.
Boring? NO! I've got systems that keep gigawatt-capacity rotors
spinning at 1800 rpm cooled and safe. I've got systems that tell
operators where the control rods are at so we can keep our beastly
reactors in check. You know how we split atoms and neutrons fly
everywhere? I've got systems that count the neutrons. Subatomic
particles, son! It's my job to keep these and other marvels of
On weekends, I swordfight with the local Belegarth groups (either
Clinton or Davenport). I'm working toward teaching myself more
programming skills in my spare time. I've got my EIT certificate
from the state of Illinois, and I'm looking to go for my P.E.
In between all that, I love it when I get the chance to be a nerd
among other nerds. Or, alternatively, a jock among jocks. Really -
I'm up for a wide variety of activities. The more variety I have in
life experiences, the better.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at stepping into a situation that's intimidating /
embarrassing / awkward / scary. For example: being the first one on
the dance floor, approaching that scraggly drunken guy that's
stumbled into our yard and finding out what he's doing, or speaking
to a friend I think is having trouble at home. I'm good at keeping
secrets and my promises. I'm also not too shabby a gamer. :) I'm
better at shooters and kart-style games than fighting games or
I have a way of getting on the good sides of people's pets, even
the ones that "don't like strangers."
I like to solve puzzles - whether they're presented in the form of
an actual puzzle, or some broken code, or some complex problem in
the real world people are scratching their heads over.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm rather tall. I could tell you about my eyes or my hair, but if
you're this far and haven't looked at my profile pictures yet, let
me save you the trouble - Physically, I'm gorgeous. ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite shows? Anime- any and all kinds. NCIS. Chuck. Game of
Thrones. Adventure Time (especially Simon & Marceline
episodes). Finally read the last Harry Potter book and now want to
see the movie when I get the chance. All of the traditional
nerds-on-a-couch flicks (zombie movies, bad sci fi, etc.)
Music? I really care more about connecting with a message I like
more than the genre. That means I can be thrilled by whatever
genres you want to consider Green Day, Elton John, Simon and
Garfunkel, Yoko Kanno, Linkin Park, Hoobastank, Phil Collins, etc.
Food - I'm adventurous. There are a few things I've tried enough
times to know I simply don't like, but other than that I'll try
anything. I get a craving for the vague "something spicy" once in a
while. In college, a special treat for me was to haul a backpack
full of homework to Jimmy John's in the middle of the night and
work there for a few hours. Like most kids raised in the 90's, TMNT
taught me that pizza was one of the best foods in the world. :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
What a funny little box - many people respond to it as though the
question is "what is most important to you in your life?" and their
friends and family always make the list. In truth, even the ones we
love most may pass on within our time - and we must carry on
without them if that happens. Others respond as if it's a question
of survival on a deserted island - I'm tempted to go this route,
but it leads to strategic answers, boring for a personal profile.
So instead, I'll respond with six things I will not be satisfied
-Adventure and exploration. If I'm in a new place, I want to see
what's there! If I see a bunch of people standing in an open field,
I've got to go up and find out what they're doing. I have friends
that, when I see them, they only want to sit inside and play video
games. I like video games, but I really need to get out and do
something once in a while.
-A sanctuary to return to at the end of the day. A warm, safe home
where, no matter what is wrong in the world outside, I can find
peace. This means, also, that I make the place safe and tranquil
for those whomever I'm living with. When living with my parents, it
simply meant I spoke civilly, showed my love for them, and tried
not to cause chaos and break lamps/windows as a kid. In college, it
meant I kept my mess contained and the room somewhat clean so my
roommate could relax as well. It means not greeting someone
returning home with shouting, accusations, or nagging. Home is
-True friendships. I have them, and I seek more. What's a true
friendship? If you wouldn't take a black eye to protect your
friend's reputation, if you couldn't accidentally leave something
behind at their place and know it would be safe, if you're afraid
of what gossip they might say about you if you don't act or dress a
certain way - then it's not what I consider to be a true
friendship. Over time, life has opened my eyes to a whole lot of
cruelty other people endure from those they call "friend." I think
I've been very fortunate to find the friends I know and call my
-The satisfaction of improving myself. I still learn more
programming, even though it will never be required at my current
job. By doing this, if I someday decide to strike out on my own
again and look for a different tech job, I'll be staying ready. I
read a book recently that taught me how to better handle
conversations that shift into arguments, and I'm hoping to use
those insights in the future.
-The joy of accomplishing something I've worked hard on. LOOK AT
THIS AWESOME THING I SOLDERED!! *Holds up a gizmo of wires and
blinking LEDs* It might be a well-written short story, or a clever
fix to a computer problem, or simply the end result of a day of
hauling washed-up logs to the burn pile at my parents' place. The
feeling of accomplishment is important.
-Romantic Love ~ and so, here I am, seeking someone to love and to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Women (Hey- I'm honest!)
Electrical Engineering Stuff
How I really should be sleeping instead of doing whatever it is I'm
...How I wish I had gone to sleep instead of doing whatever it is I
Various wistful thoughts and daydreams
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At my best-guy-friend's house, gaming and watching anime / taking a
gal friend out to dinner / at home "working" on a project and/or
I live in the countryside of the Albany/Fulton/Clinton area, but I
visit Davenport most Saturdays - so I might be in your area even as
you read this. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'll fill this out later. Better yet- I'll fill you in in
conversation. Much more fun that way. Ask me anything you want via
private message though- there's a difference between answering a
question, and spilling my guts for the world to see. :P
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