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My self-summary
War Eagle!

What am I looking for? Well, not exactly sure. In the end, I want a relationship, but I don't think that searching for a relationship works. I think that one finds someone worth getting to know and see where things go. In any case, I just want to date and see where things go.

I am real, straight forward, honest. I am picky.

I seem to have a song lyric in my head for everything but the chances of me being able to sing it for you to identify are slim. I can't sing.

What do I want? Intelligence! Tall, rich and handsome are good too but not necessary. Well, tall is kind of important.

Me: I like to play outside - boats, beach, hiking, canoeing, walking around town even when I should probably get a taxi but I prefer the walk.., camping, finding festivals and parades - and also go to museums, plays, concerts, eating at hole in the wall type places.. the list goes on!

Have you noticed how when you get out of college and haven't gone on any trips recent photos are limited? I tried to find a few recent ones.
Updated: last picture - May 2013
What I’m doing with my life
I am starting a new job and pretty excited about the possibilities. I do hope that more will come from it than just the job description but if not at least it seems like a relaxing change from being a lab tech in a building full of bored gossips.
I’m really good at
Reviving sad looking plants.
Remembering useless facts.
Laughing at myself.
Forgetting what point I was trying to make halfway through.
Figuring out new ways to solve problems

I sure hope I am good at wine making. I started trying this spring and it takes a long time and more patience than I naturally have. Hopefully it will be great.
Update, lots of shitty wine. One excellent batch. Great beer. But I feel like the beer is cheating. I didn't grow or puck anything for it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know. I cannot remember the first thing I noticed about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Clan of the Cave Bear, The Lorax, Dune
Currently - The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
After research papers and trade journals I normally read fiction, often science fiction. But I love Oliver Sacks and am going out of character. And Civilwarland in Bad Decline.
I used to read constantly but since grad school have not been as much of a reader. Getting back into the habit.

Movies: Jeremiah Johnson, The Princess Bride, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Boondock Saints.

Music: Classic Rock, Top 40 of the 90's, Bluegrass, Old country(but NOT country pop), some gospel, a bit of Indie Rock.

I avoid TV. Mostly by choice. My current apartment has WiFi but is not wired for cable or whatever they have upstairs and has been so long since I have had cable that I don't miss it. When I do watch TV it is typically Jeopardy, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, or something on the History Channel. I recently considered getting a Roku or however you spell it but realized that I really didn't care.
The six things I could never do without
Family and the friends that might as well be family.
Books- real ones, not electronic ones. It seems like the majority of worldly possessions are books. Makes for fun moving but I don't overload big boxes.
Red Wine
Time outside. I like taking walks by myself as a sort of meditation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
World Peace.

And how I would rather have Click and Clack on my voicemail than Carl Kasell.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am rarely typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd probably admit too much as opposed to too little. Not online though. What if I run for public office or something one day?
You should message me if
A friend told me that I talk about 'smart things' too much. I asked her that - assuming it is true - how would I stop? And what exactly are 'smart things'? She said I couldn't. So if you don't mind that it is a good start at least.

I am looking for a more long term relationship than I used to but don't want to go into a date analyzing whether or not it is a long term thing. A little fun and meeting new people is good too. But if it was long term I want someone who has a job, car, valid drivers license, probably at least a BS degree even though degrees are not everything. At the same time someone who can use post hole diggers. Lord! I was teaching a class on soil science today and no one could. And fix my computer - I can't. And know how to fix a running toilet - I can. And have heath insurance and retirement savings. I don't expect anyone to pay my loans but I won't pay anyone else's.

You should probably not message me if our unfortunate genetic line up made you several inches shorter than me because I am weird, not your fault. If you have never listened to Car Talk on NPR or heard of NPR. Or I you cannot say anything about the number 42.

Bonus for Jeremiah Johnson quoting abilities and Princess Bride but the first is way better.

Newer picture! Not going to lie. Some photos are getting on five plus years old but I take pictures and therefore are never in them. Me as Kara Thrace was from this Mardi Gras. Not my best side but truthful and current.