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5' 6" (1.68m)
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Doesn’t have kids
My self-summary
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I am a herper. For anyone that does not know, herper is short for herpetologist. I have a small personal zoo's worth of reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate pets. My collection includes venomous snakes (California native rattlesnakes). I prefer the above types of animals over mainstream mammal pets, partly due to fur allergies.

I collect rocks/minerals, shells and fossils. I am a SCUBA diver (with an interest in marine photography and archaeology, particularly 17th century Caribbean marine archaeology.. [yes, I do mean pirates]). I own firearms, a bow and a collection of swords and knives. I enjoy camping, hiking and backpacking, road trips, bouldering, spelunking (though I prefer caves that don't involve much contorting myself to squeeze through gaps, the feeling of getting stuck is the one thing that triggers claustrophobia for me), fishing, hunting, archery and target shooting. I would like to get into whitewater kayaking, rafting or canoeing (I have experience with whitewater canoeing), off-roading, falconry (eventually.. it is a huge commitment), mountain biking and paintball/airsoft.

I have been described as what hipsters strive to emulate but are able to turn off when they need to fit in to go to work. Without being able to read the mind of the person that said that, I can assume that they meant I am my own special kind of weird. I don't think that comment was in reference to this specifically, but I am also somewhat socially awkward, likely having to do with my social anxiety which for anyone not familiar with it (and since it can be caused by multiple things), is somewhat similar to having gotten PTSD from severe bullying (at least in my case).

I am an outspoken Atheist and Gender Egalitarian and I prefer to distance myself from people who's views do not change given new information. I make a habit of criticizing religion and certain forms of Feminism as being utterly ridiculous and harmful. If you have ever spent any time on Tumblr you probably have some idea what I am talking about. I should also mention that I dislike the very concept of political correctness and feel it is harmful to the principles of free speech.

I would say that I am mostly left leaning/libertarian (with the exception of libertarian economics).
What I’m doing with my life
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I am trying to find solutions to my social anxiety.
Up to this point it has prevented me from working, and is a significant barrier in my life.
The search for solutions has turned up some genetic conditions and food allergies (corn, yeast, sunflower, MSG, horseradish) I was unaware of, so at the moment I am dealing with those. Going corn free is ridiculously difficult since they use corn starch and corn syrup in almost everything. It is a serious pain in the ass, significantly worse than avoiding gluten.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am an exceptional driver (which unfortunately means I have a very short fuse for bad drivers), I am good at educating people about reptiles (and plenty of other mostly useless information such as WW2 tanks, 17th century pirates and naval vessels), I am good at talking people's ears off on sociopolitical topics (such as issues with police brutality, why circumcision is a human rights violation, men's issues that go ignored by everyone but MRA groups that nobody can stand, how broken and corrupt the US government is, the latest feminist foolishness, and my [utopian] solutions to many of those issues), and I am good at explaining things through the use of analogy.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my red beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I enjoyed the Halo series and quite a few Star Wars books. Other than that, most of my reading is on controversial topics such as gender issues and religion.

Movies: I have a hard time remembering the specific movies I really liked because there are so many and I consume so much digital media. I mostly go for sci-fi/fantasy, action/adventure, comedy and the occasional thriller/horror. Since it is the only one I can think of at the moment and is, in my opinion, one of the most quotable movies, Step Brothers is by far one of my favorite comedies.

Shows: I have watched so many shows that is would be pointless to list them all. My preference is for sci-fi/fantasy, comedy, drama and crime drama. Some of my all time favorites have been Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, South Park, Futurama, Family Guy, Revenge, The 100, Primeval, Eureka, Chuck, Better off Ted, Doctor Who, Continuum, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Supernatural, Parks and Recreation, Hell on Wheels and Dead Like Me. Like I said before, I have watched so many that it becomes pointless to list them all, though I doubt I even could if I wanted to.

Music: I listen to some top 40's stuff, early 2000's punk rock (like Bowling for Soup), some soundtrack and colonial/folk music (some literal sea shanties), and some classic rock. I am very selective about it but will occasionally listen to country (stuff like Beer for my horses).

Food: I have a favorite sushi roll but at the moment I can't have anything that I like because of the food allergies, and since the roll I like has multiple things I cannot have, all of which give it flavor, it is pointless to have without those things. I tried, it was just a very overpriced meal that tasted just okay as opposed to amazing as it would normally.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My flip flops and hiking boots.
My favorite hiking hat.
A solid internet connection at home.
A cellphone that can take a beating, get wet and has apps like tide charts or a compass.
Friends and family.
My big LED Mag-Lite.

Two things I cannot get enough of are hot running water (on my legs specifically, though it has to be running water as I dislike hot tubs for some reason), and salmon/cream cheese/avocado/heavy on the wasabi sushi. I like the cooked stuff with sauces and fish eggs in particular, but even just a Philadelphia roll will do the trick. If I could afford it, I would eat that kind of sushi for every meal, and probably get fat because I love that sushi so much I eat it more for the flavor than to fill me. For some bizarre reason I can handle quite a bit of wasabi type "heat", but almost no pepper type "heat". I generally can't handle pepper based spicy foods.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How awesome it would be if someone started cloning miniature dinosaurs and they got into the pet trade.
Plans for the zombie apocalypse.
Crazy business ideas.
Video game and movie ideas.
Hair brain inventions.
Gender and social issues in the US.
How I want to decorate a tank.
What reptiles I want to add to my collection.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually Netflix and relaxing at my computer.
What I would prefer though, would be having friends over for a BBQ, a beach bonfire, camping or going on a cross country trip..
Or out in the desert road cruising for snakes around dusk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a bit of a geek and would like to get a collection of costumes to go to Renaissance fairs and Star Wars conventions with. I already have a set of Stormtrooper armor, but it needs some fixing up and I haven't used it since high school.
You should message me if
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You should message me if we share a respectable number of interests and you think we might hit it off.
Some specific traits I am looking for:
-Herper (or at the very least willing to try herping. Fear of snakes would basically be a deal breaker since I have close to 30 of them and herping is a significant part of my identity.
-Left leaning
-Not super politically correct
-Gender Egalitarian or Feminist (except the victim Olympics, constantly looking to be offended by everything and convinced that there are no men's issues type.)
-Like guns (or at least don't mind that I have them)
-Enjoy traveling, road trips and camping
-Don't mind that I am not a dog/cat person
-Don't mind that, at least at the moment, I have no real income