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Jouledax

31 M Los Angeles, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:03pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
When drinking
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of space camp
Job
Technology
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Speaks
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Some may say that I am a highly intelligent, scatter-brained, messy underachiever with plenty to do and relatively zero motivation to do any of it. I wouldn't, but some may say such things, and they would not be entirely incorrect. Incentivize me at your own risk because I'm a whirling dervish once set loose. Most of the time I'm quiet but quick to jump in when I have something to add. I will form and defend an opinion for the sake of debate (not to be confused with arguing/fighting, which I do not enjoy). Debating ideas we do not hold or share is the only way to mutual clarity. I dream much bigger than reality allows, which tends to be in direct conflict with my feet-on-the-ground approach to life. My life is my journey to coalesce these concepts.

In general, I agree with OKCupid's personality assessment of me.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as an Event Technology Specialist for a conference center and banquet hall. That's a fancy title for a less fancy job.

I have a lot of seemingly random interests and plenty of ongoing projects to keep me busy, though most of my time seems to disappear consuming media. I am currently designing and building an automated patio greenhouse to grow my own organic food. It's not even finished and I'm already working out improvements for version 2.0. This conundrum exemplifies my primary problem with pursuing projects (and my affinity for alliteration).

The latest design project: A tiny house (8'x15') that fits on a 20' trailer. The extra 5' will be a patio to hold a smaller version of the greenhouse. It's a portable homestead. Eventually I'd like to be able to grow fuel-generating plants in the greenhouse so I won't even have to worry about buying gas. I'm still designing it but these are the places my head goes when I have nothing better to do.

I like to get out and do stuff when I'm free. You know, stuff -- all those things we say we like because it sounds entertaining or because we did it once 10 years ago and vaguely remember not totally hating it. Going to the LA Tar Pits for a couple hours last year proves I'm cultured and well rounded, right? I also surf (twice in my life), ski (just the one time), wake board (for about 15 seconds before I wipe out), and have set foot in four countries (U.S., Canada, Tijuana, and Texas).
I’m really good at
Starting new projects! Finishing them... not so much.

I have spent the last 20 years or so working in technology so that probably tops my list in expertise. Hardware, software, whatever... just give me a few minutes to brush up and get my bearings.

Over-engineering and cross-engineering simple problems to find better solutions. There's usually a nugget or two left once I weed out the terrible ones, and there are usually a lot of terrible ones.
The first things people usually notice about me
My face, usually wrapped in, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Bon Jovi?" I used to get Mick Jagger a lot too. If I had to pick one thing right now, it's probably my hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows: "Allons-y Allonso!", "There's always money in the banana stand.", "Engage!", "Shivakamini Somakandarkram!", "Happy happy happy.", "I'm a consulting detective.", " Two by two. Hands of blue.", "You know spies... bunch of bitchy little girls.", "Winter is coming."

Music: Pandora Shuffle (Mornings - John Butler Trio/Rusted Root, Work - Daft Punk/Lindsey Stirling/Escala/David Garrett, Nights/Weekends - NIN/The Prodigy/Marilyn Manson/Covenant) Yes, my music tastes are really all over the place like that. Seed of the week: Johnny Cash.

Food: Spicy, like dripping sweat spicy. Also, just about anything stuffed with cheese. My thoughts on "habanero poppers" would surely give Pavlov something to study.
The six things I could never do without
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" -- Mark Twain
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... simple solutions to complex problems, complex solutions to simple problems, and inevitable problems with any solution.

... the Kobayashi Maru.

... whether I'm skinny or thin. I used to be athletic. I'm a far cry from the "average" of about 190. If I bothered to work out I could say I'm fit, but I don't. What is my pigeon hole here? (The only time I actually think about this is when I'm editing my profile.)

A tutor who tooted the flute tried to tutor two tutors to toot. Said the two tutors to the tutor, "Is it tougher to toot than to tutor two tutors to toot?" AY!
On a typical Friday night I am
Sleeping after a long week, or drinking 'til I find a better activity (hopefully involving drinking). It's really a toss up depending on how long the week felt; relativity, right... I'm not a big guy, and if booze is the constant, then (155)(absinthe^2)=Go!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've messed with Texas and I'd do it again.

I'm smarter than most people think I am; I'm probably not as smart as I think I am; I'm definitely smarter than necessary.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–31
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
... you don't mind dry snark and clever wit.

... you want to have either a meaningful or meaningless conversation -- I do both equally well.

... the idea of living in the middle of the desert on a futuristic farm sounds exciting.

... the idea of living in a tiny houseboat off the coast of Alaska for a few months sounds tolerable.

... you want to go camping or hiking in real nature, not undeveloped urban nature like Runyon Canyon. I had a standoff with a rattlesnake the last time I went hiking.

... you're headed to Boardners on a Saturday night for some drink and kink.

You SHOULD NOT message me if (blunt, unadulterated, honesty follows):
... you are fat/overweight/chubby/plump/(any other similar term). I find excessive fat disgustingly unattractive so save me the time and you the embarrassment. Curves are great, as long as they're not defined by a rolls of fat. If you weigh more than me, that's probably a deal-breaker unless you've got a really cool Amazon thing going on. I don't know why people get offended by statements like this because it's just my personal preference; this is a dating website after all, not a job interview.

... you don't have a job and aren't in school, unless you're legitimately between jobs (short term) or independently wealthy and find productively throughout your day by other means. I have no desire to financially support you or your child.

... all you do when not at work/school is complain about work/school. If your situation is so terrible, and you're not actively trying to change it, I certainly don't want to hear about it. Venting is healthy but whining is weaksauce, and as much as I like sauces I have no stomach for whiny weaksauce.