Where to begin... I was born in the Year of the Monkey, a twin (fraternal), at exactly 8:30 a.m. (I only know this because I was a minute older than my brother Keith.)
Hmm, that's probably too far back for a profile description. Let me skip ahead: I graduated Cum Laude from Mizzou, with a Bachelor's in Finance.
Skip ahead further to present day and you'll find me gainfully employed in the field of Corporate Finance for a Fortune 500 company.
Skip back some years and you'll find me, broke, selling plasma twice a week during college, or reading at my work study job in Ellis Library, all the while contemplating my future as a bestselling novelist...
I could do this back and forth for a while, but I'll stop and get to the point:
I'm an active, creative guy who has grown a bit disenchanted with the STL scene. Not terribly so, but given that it seems I've done and seen it all in this locale, OkCupid seems like a fun way to meet interesting people. I also kinda like the idea of sparking a conversation with someone new while we're both moderately sober, and without needing to shout over bar music just to hear one another.
Aside from my day job, I'm an author with one novel under my belt, and am presently working on my second book.
If interested, you can check out my first book here:
I'm specifically interested in meeting a girl who reads for fun (or at least watches movies, or has interests/hobbies of some kind that can be discussed/participated in together). If she happens to like my writing, and wants to talk about my work, that would be a dream come true as far as ideal girlfriends go (but it's not a deal breaker; more like a far-fetched fantasy of mine...). Perhaps she'll even inspire me? For all we know there could be some ancient, mythological Greek muse shit at play... (If your name is Calliope, we should meet.)
Let's see, what else can I tell you... I guess I've done some interesting things during my time here on earth, including backpacking across Europe at 17, living in Paris one college summer (having minored in French), SCUBA diving in Hawaii and the Caribbean, et cetera.
Now, though, I am constantly on the hunt for new, exciting things to do in my hometown of STL, and often left wanting (well, technically my hometown is Hillsboro, and I currently live in Brentwood, but the simpler the better--although I just realized my parenthetical asides do not simplify matters...)
Other basic information about me: I'm 6'4", 210 lbs, athletic build. Brown eyes and hair (if that wasn't obvious). Good sense of humor and IQ of 140 (am prepared to submit official documentation verifying the former).
I'm generally an empathetic, charitable, considerate person. I try to subscribe to the Golden Rule: Do unto others and all that (though I'm not religious in any traditional sense).
I love literature, movies, stand-up comedy, music, family, friends, and my dog Baxter.
It's fair to say I have relatively high standards, but don't we all? I'm not shallow by any stretch, but I know what I like.
Anyway, hope you found these snippets about myself utterly riveting. If so, shoot me an email and we'll get to know each other better. If you weren't enthralled, feel free to message me and we'll discuss possible revisions over dinner.
If you want to know anything else, just ask (or aggressively demand it, if that's how you roll...).
I'll shut up now, but I do hope to hear from some cool, fun, smart, funny, attractive women.