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  • Ages 22–33
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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
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Graduated from masters program
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and likes cats
My self-summary
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Few things about me right now:

1. Family: I have a great immediate and extended family whom I'd do anything for and vice-versa. I love kids and hope to have some of my own (or at least get into a relationship with someone who already does).

2. Good Conversations: I am pretty introverted and would never be accused of being a social butterfly, but I love good conversations of many types. That can be reminiscing with family, talking about a movie, discussing history, or a friendly political debate. Politically, I consider myself a libertarian conservative (I try not to bring up politics much, but I am pretty opinionated when you get me started :) ).

3. Trips: I like national parks, theme parks, road trips, and probably about anywhere to visit. I don't really travel all that much, but always enjoy when I do.

4. Games: I like playing games with others, whether they be video games like Mario Kart, board games like Monopoly or Risk, etc.

5. Health: I signed up for a half marathon this fall and am just starting to get ready. I keep trying to make myself be a little healthier with mixed results.

6. I try to be there for my friends and family. I've especially have tried hard for one friend I know who is battling both depression and major medical issues. I don't even like to think about how much money I was giving him trying to help him survive over the past few years. I finally had to draw a line and told him last month that I wasn't going to help financially anymore (outside a few small things I said I would do). This was really a big life lesson for me on being careful about things you let yourself get involved with.

7. Home: I'm living at home with my parents right now. This is largely due to how much I was helping my friend in the past. I am 30 and know I am well past the age I should be living here. My plan is to spend some quality time with my youngest sister over the summer (who will be leaving for a missionary program in the fall), save up a lot extra as it's much easier at home, and move out later this year.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work at Hollywood Casino as a dealer.

While my current job is very good, after a lot of soul searching, I'm planning on going back to school soon. My company offers tuition reimbursement and I've narrowed things down to a few financial majors (likely accounting).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm creative in some ways. I generally make my own cards. When my grandma died a couple years ago, I created a website that was a virtual trip through the house my grandparents had lived in for around 55 years. My current project (I usually have family related project I go back to time to time), is taking all the home videos I can find (on VHS, 8mm tapes, VHS-C tapes) and digitizing them.

I love history and theories related to where humanity is going and am good at math and the sort. I still get calls from siblings in college asking for help on math and economics.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love The Hunger Games and Harry Potter books. I like a lot of Stephen King (The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and The Stand being my favorites).

I really like historical fiction like Jeff Shaara's books (Civil War novels being the best).

Of shows on right now, I watch Last Man Standing, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Parks and Rec, and Once Upon a time (the last three not caught up with, but slowly watching old episodes). I like a lot of older shows (including some good kids shows) and have been going through Netflix or YouTube on occasion and rewatching (Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Bleep My Dad Says, So Weird, Daria, etc).

Some of my favorite movies include Hocus Pocus, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Star Trek 2, Deep Impact, and the Narnia series, but I like a lot of different kind of movies.

I'm pretty plain as far as food goes. I guess I like what would just be stereotypically American food and when out, tend to order the same thing most of the time. I also love pretzels.

Music wise I'm kind of odd. I like some oldies, country, pop, light rock, etc. I don't like rap, but I'm pretty open otherwise. What's weird is that I could tell you very few of the artists of the schools I like (same goes for actors/actresses in movies).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ignoring the big answers like family, faith, etc , I'd say:

1. Christmas with extended family: Weekend after Christmas is my mom's side Christmas. Best weekend of the year.

2. The woods: I love walks/hikes. I don't take as many of them as I should, but really enjoy when I do. Favorite ever was in Yosemite National Park when I went to the top of Half Dome with a sister and my parents.

3. College football: Love the whole sport, especially Ohio State.

4. General Dynamics/Tickerforum: Two websites with great insights into events going on around the world. Not positive reads generally (our world is heading for a nasty future), but it feel very true to me.

5. Halloween: A purely fun holiday.

6. Trips: I don't travel a whole lot and when I do, often it's just to visit family somewhere else. It's always great to get away for awhile though and head somewhere.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As as probably been evident in this profile, I've been working on general self-improvement a lot lately. I'm trying to look at both the things I'm doing and my attitudes. After feeling like I was stuck for a long time, this is leading me in a new direction and I'm trying to keep focus on it.

For recreation, I think a lot about college football and also spend time thinking about America's/humanity's future. I'm sadly pretty pessimistic for the latter. Still, it's strangely fascinating to watch.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It varies some. Sometimes I go with family to Buffalo Wild Wings Friday night or enjoy a firepit/movie with them. I have a good couple friends from work I see sometimes, although usually not Friday.