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Longshot_Austin

43 M Lewisville, TX

My Details

Last Online
Jul 11, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
Drinks
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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Hi. I'm a college graduate (BS in Sociology) who ended up in a more lucrative field (IT). Though my profile reads longshot_austin, I've recently moved back to Dallas.

I enjoy good graphic novels, science fiction, roleplaying games, music (though still learning theory, bass and keyboard), and learning more about myself and life.

I have no children, nor any desire for same.

I'm slowly re-learning the keyboard, and my friend is recording me sing (he thinks I'm a better singer than he is, but I don't think I'm good at all - not letting it stop me, though! ;) ). I've also recently picked up a bass guitar, and have used it on a few tracks.

I am quick to laugh, blue-eyed, and full of bees
What I’m doing with my life
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Working at a good IT career, hanging out with friends old and new, going to parties and fundraiser/parties and ... ah, who the hell am I kidding. PARTIES!

Getting back into shape, and looking a little better every week :)

Occasionally going out with a BUNCH of friends for big camping events which are, you guessed it, a great excuse for a PARTY!

At home, reading books, playing PS2, watching Daily Show & Colbert Report, listening to music.

I may move back to Austin when I retire - I can certainly think of worse towns to buy a house and go slowly to pieces ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Roleplaying games, political discussions, intellectual discourse, being a shoulder to cry on, being a buddy to laugh with, learning more about people. And, in general, being awesome ;)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My dimples. My generally optimistic outlook (which, thankfully, has survived two divorces). My eagerness to learn more about people and their interactions with each other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite SF authors: David Brin, David Gerrold, Larry Niven, Robert Heinlein. Ted Sturgeon. Harlan Ellison (he's a prick, granted, but MAN can he WRITE). Bruce Sterling (an Austinite, no less!). Cory Doctorow (sadly, *not* an Austinite ;) ). John Scalzi.

Favorite non-SF fiction authors: Margaret Atwood. Lois Lowry. Neil Gaiman. HP Lovecraft. The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Favorite Classics writers: Voltaire. Alexander Dumas. John Stuart Mill.

Favorite Nonfiction authors: Peter McWilliams. Robert Reich. Susan Faludi. James Randi.

Movies? Blade Runner. Kissing Jessica Stein (the ONLY romantic comedy that not only doesn't annoy me but gets some *serious* belly laughs out of me). Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. The Lion in Winter. Batman Begins & The Dark Knight. The Specials.

Music? Cocteau Twins, Lush, Ministry, Korn, Tool, The Sundays, Daft Punk, Soul Coughing, Tom Waits, Jethro Tull, The Golden Palominos, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins (pre-MC&TIS), Pink Floyd, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Rage Against the Machine, lots of trance/techno (though I never bother to learn who it is, as long as it makes me wanna dance), etc etc ETC.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Stacks of books.
Online access.
Lots of music.
The esteem of my friends.
The respect of my colleagues.
The chance to dance every so often.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What shape the future of mankind will take. Will we destroy ourselves in a nuclear or environmental cataclysm? Or will we finally found a permanent presence in space, thereby better ensuring the survival and diaspora of the species? It's never a good idea to keep all your eggs in one basket!

From there, assuming we *do* get out there, what will humanity, as a species, as individuals, as societies, look like? Having never undertaken such a large-scale endeavor, the mere *act* of making a permanent presence in space will change humanity, on Earth and in space, in fundamental ways. But *which* ways?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ideally, hanging out with a gaggle friends and making great conversation, or hanging out with one or two *really* close people and whiling the night away, *or* meeting someone new to see whether we click :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was a kid, I wanted to major in parapsychology, because I wanted to be a Ghostbuster SO BAD!!

... now I'm a skeptic. But I still want to be a Ghostbuster when I grow up ;)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
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... you'd like to hang out for a bit and get to know each other a little better. I'm not LTR material just now, as I'm currently re-learning how to live alone (any better way to get to know one's own self? ;) ), but I'm certainly down for company, especially the ebullient or charming varieties :)