Good day. My name is Jamie. After writing just those first two
sentences involving my name and my greeting, I literally stared at
the screen for two minutes (which is kind of a long time
considering that I am an expert on the subject matter ((ya know,
cuz I'm me)) This was necessary to say because I felt the need to
justify my use of the word 'literally.' Like the person that says I
hit hit him so hard I literally took his head off. No, you hit him
so hard you took his head off. Figuratively:) puzzling over how to
start this self summary. I couldn't figure out a normal way, so
(obviously) I decided to break down the barrier with narration. It
worked quite well, because now the words are flowing very well. And
that is the point. Plus, I realized that none of this is permanent.
As in, all these essay things can be in a perpetual state of
revisement, which takes all the pressure off. Now, I know I'm
supposed to be talking about myself, but didn't my narrative rant
tell you as much about me through context than would some blatant
statements about The Me. Well, of course it did. Right? Anyways,
I've never been on these types of sites before, but I see
absolutely no reason not to be as honest as humanly possible. I
don't mean to say that that is exclusive to these sites, and
shouldn't be applied to real life as well. The truth I mean. But,
I've wasted a good many years trying to please others by being what
I thought they wanted me to be. Hell, what I thought I wanted me to
be I think, perhaps a lot of people have done that. Unknowingly
sabotaging a relationship by, in the beginning, not being your true
self. Then, when time passes and a level of comfort is reached,
one's true self shines through. And we all know the end of that
story. Yep. We love the person, but damn it all, we just don't LIKE
the person anymore. So, yeah. I've learned to just be me no matter
how inclined I might be to do the old "song and dance" and get
their approval. Because, we humans sure do want it. On some level
or another. We do have a twisted desire to get that approval.
I'll start again. I'm Jamie. I'm a laid back guy, I've got several
really good friends that I treasure more than just about anything
in the world. I am not good at sitting here listing my traits, but
I don't guess anybody is super comfortable with it, so I'll just do
it too. Ok, I'm pretty modest. Which feels pretty silly to say,
because the humble man wouldn't really call himself humble. But I'm
sure that in situations like this, there is some kind of an
unspoken exemption. There's one! That ain't so hard. I've got this.
Lets see, more about me...
What I’m doing with my life
My main goal in life is overall happiness. I believe that, above
all the other goals in one's life... Short and long term goals,
being happy wherever you are is what life is about. It's important
to understand that happiness is not some destination we are trying
to get to. If you look at life like that, you're gonna stress
yourself out, life is gonna pass you by, and one day you'll achieve
your short and long term goals and be pretty disappointed when you
didn't just all of a sudden turn happy. Ya gotta remember to enjoy
the ride. Relax! Laugh at as many things as you can, because there
is a lot of funny shit out there. Blast! I think I'm getting off
topic here. I go on rants frequently in case you haven't noticed.
Anyways, moving on. I am an appliance repairman. I love my job.
Which is a very special thing, and I do not take it for granted.
I've had a good many jobs over the years, and this is the only job
I've ever loved. Well, immediately after high school I joined the
Marine Corps, and I loved that. But not in the same way. I loved
the Marines because I love my country, I believed in what I was
doing, and I was proud of what I accomplished while I was in. I
didn't exactly love my life, though. Marines, typically, are dick
heads that yell before they think,and that kind of lifestyle wasn't
at all conducive to my way of thinking. Anger was an unavoidable
byproduct of a primitive culture where stripes had more to do with
decision making than logic and common sense. Here and now, however,
is where I want to be. I'm not done growing and reaching for
improvement professionally, but after all these years of back
breaking grunt work for pennies, I'm happy and relieved to have
found a profession in which I get to use my brain as opposed to my
back. Merely not dreading going to work would have been enough. I
never thought that this dog would have his day and get a job he
actually looked forward to. And go figure... all those shit jobs I
had over the years ended up playing an important role in my
eventual happiness. Without them, I wouldn't have had the
perspective necessary to fully appreciate a good career. Bam.
I’m really good at
I do alright. I'm loyal to those I love, and will stand up for them
at all costs. Tooth and claw. I'm pretty funny, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll tell you yours, you tell me mine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read, though how much I read varies from time to time. I
like fiction normally. I love Stephen King first and foremost. The
Dark Tower Series was genius. Chuck Pahlaniuk's body of work is
great. And I'll even admit, I've read the twilight series. It was
actually pretty damn good! I love rock music mainly. All types.
When running or lifting I really like metal. Nothing is better than
some good metal. August Burns Red, DevilDriver, Lamb of God,
Unearth, just to name a few. And of course, Tool is by far the best
band to happen. But, y'all already knew that. It just had to be
said. On the lighter side, Radiohead touches me in that special
place. I saw them the last two times they came to the area. This
last one at the AAC, was one of the best concerts I've ever seen.
It really was like watching humanity at its most beautiful up there
playing sounds for me. Sigur Ross, Neutral Milk Hotel (the song In
the Aeroplane Over the Sea is one of the most beautiful songs ever.
Check it out right now. Please? Like me or no, but just go download
it. It makes me happy to listen to it. :) And of course Modest
Food, I'm not picky. I like all of it and will try most anything. I
hate bologna. Fuck bologna.
The six things I could never do without
-My best friends
-My Sister and Mother (the sweetest two women in the world. No
-that feeling you get when you make people laugh.
-oxygen (get it?!)
-originality (get it!?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything, really. Sometimes I torment myself by delving into the
past. Beat myself up over past fortunes squandered. Or treat myself
to dreams of the future. Things I'd like to do, and the like. Or
any other random ass thought that may pop up in there. Did the
question just want one thing? If so... Hm. Ok. I spend a lot of
time thinking about fight scenarios where I protect a friend from
some ass hole who was way out of line. Everybody cheers. The crowd
hoists me up. Carries me out of the grocery store (this particular
scenario happened at a super market) on their shoulders. Well,
that's kinda embarrassing to admit. Shoulda put that on my personal
thing to admit. Drats.
On a typical Friday night I am
...either weary from the labors of the week and decide to relax at
home, or am invigored by the prospect of the forthcoming weekend
and cast out to squeeze every drop I can from the sweet sweet fruit
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm deeply saddened by the struggles of the migrating African
Elephant. Sometimes the painful realities of life are just too hard
You should message me if
Look, if you have a strict checklist of criteria by which your
suitor must adhere, I'm not your guy. I am bigger than any one of
my traits. I'm just me. I'm chill and laid back, and interested in
the same. I'm all about sitting down, no pressure, just maybe
grabbing a drink and a laugh, and meeting a friend.