As far as work, I am a Registered Nurse...which means a few things:
1. I prefer to leave the crazy at work.
2. Being a medical professional, my sense of humour has a tendency to lean toward the macabre.
3. Nursing is a profession based on compassion - so you'll likely find me to be a very compassionate person...though that has limits.
4. Unless you're prepared to hear ample, gorey details that may make fellow diners retch - don't bring up medical topics with me when dining in public.
5. I work long, grueling shifts - so I may be a bit cranky when I come home (I have earned the nickname Patrickbear for reasons other than my hirsute torso). If I get too grumpy please be honest enough to tell me to eat, take a shower, or take a nap, and please be kind enough to not take offense...I sometimes see some pretty dark things and, though I try not to bring that home with me, there are some things that take more than a 10 minute drive home to de-escalate from and that I would be worried about my own humanity if they did not effect me.
Also, I am openly and unashamedly gay. If that poses a problem for you, then it is highly unlikely that we can establish a friendship. Also, if you are a devout member of a religion that deems me and my ilk to be unworthy of membership/salvation/basic human dignity/the right to exist, then please look elsewhere. I'm not a gay exclusivist, in that I don't expect all my friends to be of the same orientation as myself - but if I am a second-class citizen in your eyes we're not likely to be friends.
In matters of religion, I am pretty accepting. As one who has explored a variety of faiths (partly due to my dissatisfaction with some, my dislike of any gatherings that require me to get up early, and my generally short attention span) I tend to take truth where I can find it, and my own beliefs are important to me - I don't generally try to judge my friends' or partner's respective faiths...just don't be a complete religious zealot, as that's a major turnoff to me.
In my spare time I like to do a variety of things - everything from playing stupid board or role-playing games or video games, to enjoying the outdoors, riding roller-coasters (love 'em!) or just snuggling up to watch a movie or going out to a club...though I generally don't drink.
Most of my friends would describe me as energetic, and as a 21 year old in a 42 year old body. I tend to have friends from 18 to well into their 60's - so don't let my chronological age be the sole determining factor in deciding whether or not to contact or reply to me. Take me as I am, and I will try to do the same for you...you may be surprised at what you find beneath this humble exterior.
I am energetic, open-minded, and honest