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My self-summary
I am INTJ. With all the issues associated. C'est la vie.

I enjoy complex, complicated topics to discuss, but I do not want that in my personal life. If it is not on paper, it should be simple, uncomplicated. Granted, that is not what life is like, but it is an ideal to work toward. Even the most complex problem is just a collection of less complicated issues.

I spent a few years in the military, then used the GI bill to go back to college. After graduating (twice) I found a job. Not one that I love, but it is not bad.

I am a single parent...usually. She is 22, so there are occasional bouts of insanity where she thinks she actually knows more than I do... Fortunately, they are relatively rare. Also fortunately, she is moving out mid February. Ahh, blissful silence once again.

I believe that religion, spirituality, or whatever terms one uses for such concepts are best defined by the individual themselves. I do not denigrate any given religion, I just know that none of them are for me.
What I’m doing with my life
Working. Trying to run a small business, work full time, plus the military one weekend a month. It can be hectic, but I still find time for me.
I’m really good at
Reading profiles more than once. I generally read a profile several times over a couple of days/weeks before deciding to actually write. Read a few times... but I only write once.

Apparently, I am also really good at reading interesting profiles, deciding to write something, then seeing that I already wrote.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not really sure. I will have to ask...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read fantasy/science fiction mostly. I enjoy some urban fiction (Butcher, Hamilton, Estep) but there are just too many, and they seem redundant. I have started reading space based sci fi.

I listen to a decent variety of music. Mainly alternative, with some 80's and 90's (more 90's), some country, and classical. Not very many songs make my list.

Food is one of the few things I enjoy in this life. While usually it is just a necessary evil, there are times when a meal can be a true experience. I enjoy cooking, but I have grown annoyed with cooking for one. I also hate cleaning, hence the fact that I seldom cook a decent sized meal. I will try almost any kind of food, if given the reason to do so. While I enjoy food, there is really nothing specific that I enjoy to the exclusion of others. However, I don't eat a very spicy diet: I prefer flavor to burn.
The six things I could never do without
Something new to read
Something old to read
Running/Working out/jujitsu
Good food, good friends, good conversation
....not quite six...or more than depending on your perspective...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever is on talk radio/NPR. I go back and forth while at work. The same music over and over is OK once or twice a week, but not every day.

Maybe I am too honest in my profile. Maybe my capacity for deception (self, and otherwise) is not high enough. I wonder if I should adjust some of the 'facts' in my profile...

Why so many of us on here have graduate degrees, and whether that piece of paper has any bearing on being here in the first place.

Lastly, why so many women don't want kids...
On a typical Friday night I am
Being a homebody. That is the typical friday night. I try to get out on occasion, but they are few and far between. Plus, I work most weekends now, so Friday is just another night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My level of privacy does not have any grey area. I am willing to discuss almost anything. Those few things (and they are very few) that are private will remain so.

But... for those of you that hate the "I'll tell you in person" answer or some incarnation of it...

Occasionally, I scan profiles on here just reviewing profiles with higher match percentages. I figure if you have at least a 90% match, you must be pretty interesting.
You should message me if
If intelligent conversation about any topic is acceptable, even if the topic is one that you know little about. If electronics are tools and aids, not lifestyles in and of themselves. If you realize that a person's 'flaws' don't define them, rather, they just help describe. If you wonder what's the point of success if you have no one to share it with. If you read all this way, why not...?