Like most folks in their mid-20s, I'm in a sort of transition period in my life. I'm finishing grad school, looking for jobs, and just generally trying to keep my head on straight while trying to better myself in any way that I can (knowledge, fitness, etc.). That said, I believe I've had my fill of "me time" at the moment and am looking to explore any forthcoming romantic possibilities (well, maybe not *any*). I don't believe that starting/having a relationship would be spreading myself out too thin, as if anything I think I'm at my best when I'm busy/multitasking. I'm not just looking for a hookup, but neither am I looking for "the one" (I'm a romantic, but not hopelessly so -- Ted Mosby I am not). I'm looking for someone to complement me and enrich my life, and whose life I can enrich in return.
Aside from productive things, I chill, I party, I go on adventures with my friends, and am always looking for new things to do. Every so often I'll take part in a Civil War reenactment (on the Union side) because it gives my dad and I a chance to bond over something besides football.
- Critical thinking
- Getting along with just about everyone
- Finding the silver lining and ignoring it anyways - then later deciding to embrace it because, c'mon, why not?
- Commiserating and empathizing
- Making everyday tasks fun (who doesn't rock out while vacuuming?)
- Getting from point A to point B in record time but nevertheless late
- Eating chocolate cake
TV - Doctor Who, Raising Hope, Face Off, 30 Rock, Nick at Nite, Top Gear, South Park, How I Met Your Mother, The IT Crowd, Phineas and Ferb, Game of Thrones
Music - Like everyone else my taste is eclectic, but my favorite genre is (make fun of me if you want) symphonic metal
Food - Yes...I eat it.
Books - Anything I can learn something from
- stimulating conversations
- my friends and family (yes, I'm counting them all as one thing)
- the internet
- my TARDIS
- the voice in my head that teaches me to be a proper Englishman ...even though I'm mostly German
Also, generally, the immense power of language(s).
And questions I'd like to ask people but never do.
UPDATE: I recently came to a conclusion concerning why miscommunication often occurs between men and women. My suspicion is that women consider actions to be inherently less ambiguous than words, and therefore read more into what a guy does than what he says. On the other hand, I would say men are the exact opposite, explaining why we can (sometimes? often?) be clueless about picking up a girl's signals and confused as to why what a girl says cannot often be taken at face value. Agree? Disagree?
Or perhaps this is an epiphany that should have occurred long ago, as now that I've written it down it seems a bit too obvious to be original. Oh well, at least I'm making progress.
Also - and on an unrelated note - I think if anyone were to write the musical score to my life, I'd want it to be Danny Elfman. His music is like a great pair of breasts -- in your face, bouncy, and in a lot of my favorite movies.
Much of what I am I offer freely, the rest I give conditionally.
Oh, and since the issue will eventually come up anyway, should you and I ever meet, I've been told by my friends that I don't really have a good grasp of which topics are socially acceptable to talk about and which are not. So if I were to ask an inappropriate question, just tell me so and I'll back off. No harm done. Or is it that some of my questions are just ill-timed? Either way, just know that some consider me to be overly inquisitive. You've been warned.
...or if you're just curious and want to get to know me.
...or you have pie (Ha! Thought I was gonna say cake, didn't you?). Punch is nice too.
Hot Tip for you ladies out there: Guys really like girls who take the initiative. If you don't care to do so with me, be sure to consider it with someone you actually are interested in.