Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I live in Philomath
and I'm a Fermentation
Science major with minors in Business and Chemistry at OSU
. I moved up from Cali
awhile ago & didn't know exactly how much it rains here.
So I'll be here until I'm done- When will that be? Two tears
minimum. I think.
When I'm not studying I own a small business making tools for the wildland
fire industry. So far I'm doing well enough to pay for school &
buy a few "extras". What little spare time left I spend trying to
keep my collection of rare & unusual plants alive here over the
cold winter, and (admittedly) watching way too much tv.
I know a little about alot when it comes to science, and enough about all religions to
annoy the fundies & hold my own against a couple of jehovas.
Since they're the most hilarious animals on the planet, I have 4
better than cats. They live in a cage unless it's playtime, and
smell like straw. I've been to pretty much every continent except
Antarctica & South America and lived all over the U.S. So far
Cali has been the best but it's a bit expensive living there.
Someday perhaps I'll have a house in the hills... Somewhere. I love
to travel- Someday I plan to drive to the tip of South America
& back- And take 6 months or more to do it. There's lots of
cool stuff down there I've heard about & seen pix of- I want to
see it for real.
I am Driven, Stubborn, and Pragmatic
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm living life & trying to have the most fun I can while
taking care of my responsibilities.
I'm learning to cut gems & trying to get into gemology.. Seem
to be collecting quite a few "pretty rocks" I intend to do
something with. Someday.
Just bought a house, improvements of which are taking up an
inordinate amount of time.. But hardwood in the kitchen in place of
carpet (who does that?) is well worth the effort.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My 3 foot mohawk & all my facial piercings. Why... What did you
SInce it appears I have not mentioned the wheelchair I ride 24/7
elsewhere.. It's prolly THAT most people notice first.
How did I get it? Broke my back firefighting back in '01 when a
tree came out of the burn & got me over the back of the
Annnd if that doesn't scare you away, well then... hey keep
It's been pointed out recently that the injury can be
intimidating.. Why I don't know as of yet. This is disconcerting as
there already seem to be enough reasons folk are scared to talk to
me... Sucks because it's already hard to meet & talk to folk.
So.. Get over it already. I'm just like everyone else save when I
say 'lets roll' for me it's literal.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
There's everything from Greg Bear to Steven Hawking
to various ______ for dummies in my house. I tend to lean toward
the sci-fi when 'recreating' but I've been known to drag a text
book with me when I know I'm going to spend a few hours on layover
somewhere. Yes, I've even read the bible & I agree with the
general idea, I just have a problem with all those folks who are
busily "interpreting" it for us.
Pretty much if it's come out in the last 5 years
& hasn't hit cable.. I haven't seen it. There's lots I want to,
but nobody wants to go to the theater by themselves. Sure I could
rent some but I'm usually doing 5 things while I watch.. And miss
parts. Then I forget to take 'em back.. Huge charges & drama.
Not worth it.
There's 15+ gigs of music on this computer ranging
from Astral Projection to Butthole Surfers to Enigma, Fatboy Slim,
Goldfrapp, Natasha Bedingfield, NIN, Queen, Sneaker Pimps... All
the way down to Widespread Panic. That's pretty much the
Pretty much anything but okra or chocolate covered
insects. Altho I haven't tried the insects. Hey they might be good.
Have to admit tho, after watching Bizarre
Foods with Andrew Zimmern
.. Some of the stuff I've seen that
guy chewin' on scares me a little. I'm rather partial to fruit from
far off places. Lychee nuts are a favorite , passion fruit, those
teeny bananas, rambutans... I'll try anything. maybe I'll like it,
maybe not but can't tell until I try.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Having some sort of mental damage would Suck. Doing without
eyesight would be very difficult I think. The internet is an
absolutely wonderful information resource, just check the source
before you believe everything you read. Life wouldn't be much fun
without my little fuzzy creatures
. Life would be boring without all my
tools & machines with which I engage my creativeness.. And
while I *can* do without it I rather enjoy that cup of coffee in
I s'pose above all.. Not having an active mind would be the Worst.
So I'm very thankful that after all I've been through mine still
seems to be working fairly well.
Have you ever wondered what "they" did before? Like before someone
invented the nail how did they stick things together? Or before
bottling when you had to bring your beer home in a bucket, how
didn't it go flat?
Interesting how the things we cannot do without depend on our frame
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why when so many women have said "I cannot believe you aren't
married!" that... I'm not only un-married but single.
Isn't it amazing how much pain can be found while on the search for
happiness? All I want is someone to care for who cares back.
Why is that so hard to find?
I don't spend alot of time thinking about it, but women rarely
write first, so when I do & I see she looked but didn't write
back... I always wonder why.
Women are not as 'visual' as men, so I have been lead to believe...
So it must be something else. Not successful enough? Not enough $$?
Good. Have a nice life, Sweetheart. You are too shallow for
So mark those off the list and it must be some misconception- "He
can't this or that or some other thing". Well, let me put it to you
this way- About the only thing I cannot do is go for a hike down to
the river, unless the path is paved. I cook, drive, ski, split
wood, weld... I even change my own ceiling-fixture light bulbs. One
friend once commented that I am more 'able' than any of her 'able
bodied' friends... And I'm the one in a chair.
And with that said, miss "I'm not going to write back because..."
I'm probably so off base you've fallen out of your chair
So how about at least cluing a guy in?
I'll thank you, and leave you alone. Why chase one who is obviously
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Right now Friday night consists of studying engineering or
microbiology because my dumb ass is taking both in the same term. 5
weeks from now that will change, but for the moment I've got to
prioritize school over fun.
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* Yes, Failed CH337, but Damn This Guy *Rocks* at
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have very few 'private' things. In the spring I talk to fire
crews about my injury & if you can think of it... One or more
of them has asked. In....Front of a group of 100+ people.
More than likely... I grinned, might even have laughed.. And then
told the crowd all about it.
So if you can get up the courage to ask you will get an honest
answer- about just about anything. Ask and you will find I'm quite
open and honest about it all.
Here's something that comes up alot in the beginning of a
relationship, so to get it out of the way-
Because of the spinal damage, I cannot feel or move a thing below
my chest. Now it all works, I just cannot tell it's working.
That makes sex possible- in fact I do enjoy it very much, and have
become rather adept at causing the woman I am with to smile.. Quite
Sex is now 90% vicarious for me, so the better it is for her, the
more fun I have. Fingers, hands, tongue, mind... All are involved
in causing the absolute best experience possible for the both of
Like I said, I like sex. Alot. Like at least once a day alot.
So if that is too much for you... Well, you might not be the girl
You should message me if
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You should message me if... You think we'd get along. Or you saw
something in the profile that struck your interest. Or maybe you
enjoy traveling or... Heck just do it already. I'm fairly sure the
little message on the button thingy says "answers often" or
somesuch, so there's nothing to be afraid of.
I won't ask for pics of your business nor will I write / text in
some "you can't slap me from there" manner. Who likes that? And yet
I'm told that's what most guys do.
Anyway. If nothing else we will both gain a new friend, but if you
don't say hello then there is no possibility of anything at
Hit the button. You have nothing to loose.
I want someone to talk to & share life with. If you are down
for that then... Why aren't you writing already?
With all that has been said said, if you are interested, please
also either be local (50 miles or less-ish) and / or be willing to
travel to me more than I travel to you.
Even having dinner at your place is a bit of a production for me,
due to this wheeled contraption that's tied to my backside.
I have to think about and overcome all of the following:
Steps at your place. Down is easy- Up requires assistance. Think of
hauling a 220 pound refrigerator up your steps. Could you do
Can I even get to the steps at your place? My friend's house has 3
steps just to get into the yard, THEN 5 steps to get into her
house. Ya I don't visit very often.
How wide is your bathroom door? If it's less than 28" then I'm
going to have to pee off the deck.
That "My ass is 28 inches wide" thing follows me Everywhere- there
have been times I could not even get to the bathroom door because
Another issue- My current vehicle gets at best 12mpg. Here to PDX
and back takes at least 15 gallons, which will run me around $60. I
have a fixed income, so if I spend that to come see you I have to
make it up elsewhere, which usually means a week of top-ramen for
I don't mind doing that, but it is the reality.
So while I'd LOVE to hang out at your place, sometimes it's just
So please be aware of that.
I *Will* make coming over here worth your while with an Awesome
dinner or companionship or any number of other 'things to smile
about', but if travel is going to be an issue please move on to the
next guy, because it *Sucks* to start a relationship, then have
that torpedo the whole thing.
Now should we get to the "involved" stage, and I can get around
inside your house- I am more than capable of building myself a ramp
so I can easily get inside your place.
So the distance is more of an issue than the "How many steps?"
Oh yes. I mentioned somewhere I will not be where I am until I die,
which does not mean I have the car packed and will be moving away
forever tomorrow, or even next year.
I own a house here. Also own a house & property in Cali. Still
haven't figured out where I intend to "retire", but of all the
places I have lived the one common factor is "not there".
So... Take of that what you will.
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