The first thing I think of while trying to kiss my own ass here, is that I'm not a douchebag. Many of you have made it perfectly clear in your profiles that you are decidedly anti-douchebag. I'm not self-centered and don't believe I'm entitled to anything because my mommy told me I was wonderful my whole life. I'm extremely loyal and reliable. If I tell you that I'll do something, it gets done. No excuses. I won't do stupid things behind your back. I have my own opinions, but I always look at things from my partner's point of view as well, and have no problem compromising. In fact, when it comes down to it, I'd rather see you happy than get my way, if those are the only possible outcomes. Sometimes I fall in love too easily, and am definitely a relationship guy.
I consider myself very intelligent, extremely sarcastic, and almost completely honest (Dr. House anyone?) If you ask my opinion, I'll give it to you. Don't ask if you don't want to know the answer! I'm also overly polite to anyone that might be handling my food, changing the oil in my car, cutting my hair, etc. Mostly because they're doing something that I appreciate not having to do myself, but partly because I don't want them "accidentally" dropping my food on the floor and putting it back on my plate, or "forgetting" to tighten the oil filter.
I think anything can be joked about, provided the joke is funny. If you're joking about rape, and the joke sucks, then it's not only unfunny, but then becomes offensive, AND you look like an asshole. I grew up on the likes of George Carlin, Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, and Eddie Murphy (before he considered himself royalty and started making embarrassing kids movies and speaking with a British accent), and these days it's Joe Rogan, Doug Stanhope, Sarah Silverman, Jason Ellis, and Howard Stern that I enjoy. I definitely consider myself to have a quick wit, if sometimes dark and/or perverted. I can take a joke with the best of 'em, and laugh a LOT. I've also been known to play a practical joke or twelve.
I don't smoke, have never done ANY drugs, and very rarely drink. Even when I do, it has to be something that tastes good, and it's only one or two. I don't think I really have any bad vices. Unless you count occasional sports gambling, or watching porn from time to time. Drama free is the best way to describe myself.
Having always lived in the Seattle area, I love the cold weather. As a kid, I used to run around barefoot in the snow, and play basketball in the rain...and not much has changed. During the last big thunder/rain storm, I was down at the High School track running ten miles, and couldn't have had more fun doing it. In addition, I sleep with my bedroom window open (and more often than not, a fan aimed at me) pretty much every night of the year. As a self-respecting Seattleite, I will not walk with you if you're using an umbrella!
When I'm not working, I greatly appreciate my free time. I'm not interested in being on the go every second of the day though. I do need my chill-in-front-of-the-tv time. That's not to say that that's ALL I want to do... Some of my hobbies include running/jogging, jetskiing (my new goal in life is to own a couple - there's not many things in life that are more fun that flying around a lake at 70 mph), and watching/playing football, baseball, or basketball. I'll even get on a tennis court from time to time. I've had horrible luck with camping in the past (bad sunburns, bug/insect attacks, and attempted tent-raiding hooligans), but I enjoy the thought of it and would be more than happy to go with you. Also, as far as I'm concerned, s'mores are the greatest food creation of all time. (Yes, I AM that easy to please). I'm also up for hiking and other stuff like that.
Because you probably didn't expect a novel when you clicked on my page, I'll cut this short and give you a list of random information. Whatever I can come up with in the next two minutes...
1.I love making lists, clearly. (Especially ipod playlists)
2.Almost all of the clothing I own is either black, gray, white, or dark blue, and a good percentage of it is sports related, including a number of jerseys. I'm okay with buying more "grown-up" clothes if you want to go shopping and help me pick stuff out, but I very rarely can be bothered to do it on my own :)
3.Weinhard's Root Beer. Delicious.
4.I do own a Hot Dog Toaster, and consider it to be a brilliant invention! No apologies!
5.I'm dying to own a home (I currently own a townhouse), so that I can have a yard and a dog. Sometimes just laying in the grass looking up at the sky and listening to the ballgame on the radio is as close to perfect as it gets.