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26 Watsonville, CA Man


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  • Ages 18–99
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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
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Doesn’t have kids

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My self-summary
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I am Ben.
While I have not completed a degree in anything (mostly because I wouldn't be able to get through most of the classes without dieing of boredom and because I don't think I will benefit from any conventional degree, though I have taken the odd class I thought I would get something out of and That looked interesting), I can write better than people in my mother's masters program and I think I have a better general knowledge base than a lot of people.
I am an Agnostic Atheist (6 on the Dawkins scale) and just for laughs I became an Atheist minister a few years ago. Now if I decide to go on a random rant about something, I can call it a sermon.
I am a Gender Egalitarian (basically a men's and women's rights advocate without being a Feminist) and generally take issue with a lot of the stuff I see coming from mainstream Feminism, at least in it's current form. I believe that if it does not go both ways, it is not equality. I also think gender issues are too nuanced for a one sided approach to work without causing a whole new set of problems. That applies to both Feminists and MRAs.
I enjoy intellectually engaging topics such as politics, gender issues, theology and mythology, history, mental health and moral philosophy.
Activities I enjoy include SCUBA, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking and white water rafting, rock climbing, spelunking, PC gaming, watching movies and TV shows, road trips (I like driving), gardening, building things, herping, tide pooling, horseback riding, fishing, archery, hunting, target shooting, airsoft, paintball, metal detecting, rock collecting, shell collecting, fossil collecting, and gold panning.
My primary hobby is herping which is basically field herpetology, though I generalize it as all forms of going out looking for critters such as snakes and lizards, frogs, toads, salamanders and newts, spiders and scorpions and whatever else I happen to find. I have a fairly large pet collection, mostly consisting of California native reptiles I caught myself.
I go tide pooling (looking for critters in a tide pool) at night (with a powerful flashlight) fairly regularly. During the right time of year you can find octopus in the Santa Cruz tide pools.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am basically trying to get my small business going, but I am short on the funds to go full steam ahead so it is a slow process.
Right now I am making paludariums and decorated vivariums, but once I figure out what all I need and can afford the materials, I will also start making the tanks themselves, rather than just doing the interior.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am an excellent driver, I can write pretty well and I am good at explaining things through the use of analogy. I am also a great source for fairly useless information.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am not sure. Maybe my beard having a different color than the rest of my hair. My beard is usually more of a red and the rest of my hair is more of a brown.
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 and religion.
Movies: Serenity, Step Brothers, The Hangover 2, Land of the Lost, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and so on..

Shows: Firefly, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, all three Stargate series, Game of Thrones, South Park, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, Castle, Hell on Wheels and many, many more.

Music: I have a mixed taste in music. I like some of the top 40 type stuff but I also listen to stuff most people would find really weird like historical sea shanties and colonial music, bagpipes and some soundtracks (like Game of Thrones).

Food: There are a lot of different types of food I enjoy. Pizza, Sushi, Seafood, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean and so on. I really enjoy salads and wild game.
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.
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 absolutely send me a message if you have an interest in herping.
I would also like to meet new people with interests in paleontology or general fossil hunting, spelunking, mineral collecting, CA native succulent gardening, someone who can teach me about mushroom collecting, or any of the other things in my interests list above.
In terms of herping, I enjoy general field herping for native reptiles and amphibians, but I also have an interest in entomology which I just classify under "going herping" because I often look for all of it at the same time. Native succulents as well.