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. 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 massive commitment), mountain biking and paintball/airsoft.
I have somewhat severe social anxiety which has been a bit of a barrier in my life. I am not particularly fond of social situations.
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 (meaning ideology driven people). I make a habit of criticizing religion and certain forms of Feminism as being utterly ridiculous and harmful. I should also mention that while I consider myself left leaning, I am not a fan of political correctness.
For anyone that doesn't know, corn and yeast are incredibly difficult to avoid. They are in almost everything and even when ingredients don't list them, there is a good chance they were used somewhere in the process.
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 I liked that it 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, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, 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, Dead Like Me, iZombie, Dark Matter.
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 the song Beer for my horses).
Food: I used to love sushi, BBQ, pizza, and Jamba Juice.
I may be able to have them again in small amounts in the future, but right now I can't have any of that.
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.
How I would fit the new addition.
How awesome it would be if someone started cloning miniature dinosaurs and they made their way into the pet trade.
Things I want to build.
Some specific traits I am looking for:
-Herper (or at the very least not afraid of snakes)
-Like animals (without being an animal rights activist. I hate groups like PETA)
-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