Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Seth.
I am currently spinning my wheels in the muck of life, trying to
gain traction and move forward. Actually, at this point I think I
have actually resorted to getting out and pushing. I am an assembly
line zombie at a local factory that manufactures car parts. Not at
all my lifelong career but it pays well and I am (slowly) saving up
to head back to school.
I currently hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice from M.S.U. My dream
job was to be a police officer but I have put that on hold for the
time being. Truth be told I was worried about fronting the money
for police academy and then not being able to find a job afterwards
because I am an out and proud trans man. So I decided shortly AFTER
graduating to become a paramedic instead.
Which brings me to where I am currently- busting my ass at the
factory on second shift and binge-watching Netflix when I'm not at
work because I live with my mom in a small, ultra-conservative,
ultra-religious small town and am trying to forget the sad facts of
my current situation.
It should be noted that while I currently reside in Bad Axe, I do
make semi-frequent trips on weekends to Bay City/East Lansing.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
For now, trying to preserve my sanity while I save up to head back
to school for my paramedic certification. If I enjoy my classes
enough I might upgrade to an R.N. degree but I feel like being a
paramedic would give me more of a rush. And I am kind of an
I have also recently decided to get back into shape. In college, I
swam a mile most days, class and work schedule permitting. Now I
just really want some toned arms and to be able to run a mile again
without feeling like I have to throw up afterwards. I suppose
quitting smoking would help but that's not happening. That pack a
week I treat myself to is my lifeline to sanity.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm not really good at much. People think I'm really smart because
I had a high GPA in high school and again in college but that is
only because I really pushed myself- the more time I devoted to my
studies the less time I had to ponder over my gender identity,
which growing up was a constant source of worry and
I suppose I can cook, too. I am by no means a master chef but I try
to avoid things that come out of cans and boxes as much as possible
so my culinary skills have been improving to say the least. Not
sure if this qualifies as 'really good' though.
I AM really good at misplacing things. And tripping. A lot. I'm
also really good at driving like a grandpa because my trailblazer,
Gerrard, is the love of my life.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Either my tattoos or piercings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Harry Potter series, Hunger Games series, anything by
Stephen King or Dean Koontz, Water for Elephants, What Happened to
Lani Garver. I don't read nonfiction which is kind of disappointing
even to myself. I do read a lot of (short) research articles online
but they mostly pop up on my Facebook sooo I suppose that should be
taken with a grain of salt.
Movies: My personal movie collection, as in the movies I chose to
buy because I will watch them over and over again, is too
embarrassing to list here. Suffice it to say, it's full of corny
historically-inaccurate dramas. -shrug- I do enjoy horror movies so
hopefully that's a plus??? I even watch romantic comedies when the
mood catches me. In fact, I will watch holiday-themed comedies year
around because Christmas is my favorite season. (Not because of its
Christian value- I'm pagan- but because it is a season of giving.
And snow. And twinkly lights. And I can have a blue spruce
TV shows: Bones because I find its balance of romance and science
pleasing and it also seems less scripted compared to most crime
shows such as CSI or Criminal Minds. Saving Grace because of the
corky lifelong friendship between Grace and Retta. And because I
like Grace's spunk. Rescue Me because the intertwined bromances are
adorable. I don't really watch cartoons, even the adult ones,
because I lose interest too quickly but they are great for
background noise while I am cleaning or cooking because I feel I'm
not missing anything.
Music: MCR, AFI, BMTH, Falling in Reverse, pretty much anything
that is alternative, screamo, or metal.
Food: While I limit my diet to protein shakes, eggs, chicken, and
rice for most of the week, on my cheat days I usually go for pizza,
sushi, Thai, Indian, Chinese, or steak. Sadly, most of these things
are unavailable to me in Bad Axe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
These are not necessarily in order of importance:
1) I-Pod. I went without it for several months when I washed it by
accident and couldn't afford to replace it because Gerrard is my #1
and that struggle was real.
2) Cell phone- I lived a month abroad without one and it wasn't as
bad as I thought it would be although I did miss texting more than
I care to admit.
3) Laptop- my laptop is named Giles after the librarian in Buffy
the Vampire Slayer because he's smart and sexy and has a British
accent. Or maybe he's sexy because he has a British accent. I don't
know. It's been awhile since I binge-watched that show. Actually
I've never seen it all the way through so if that's something
you're down for, you should hit that 'Message' button and drop me a
line. Anyway, the mere thought of replacing my ancient Giles is
very depressing. What is also depressing is that the reason I can't
'do without' my laptop is because of Netflix and Facebook.
4) Pets- I love ferrets, and dogs, and rats. I am also slowly
developing a love for cats, which has only taken me so long because
I am slightly allergic. I currently have two ferrets and a degu,
although the degu was the love child of a previous relationship and
I didn't feel comfortable leaving him in my ex's care. Ferrets are
the closest thing to children I will probably ever have, not that I
am opposed to children. I am merely trying to express my depth of
love for them <3
5) Companionship. Usually I'm fine living by myself. Sometimes I
even feel exhausted by spending time with people. But I don't think
I could survive without some kind of companionship. Notice how I
didn't say 'family' or 'significant other'. Because I have survived
without both. It could be a close friend, an awesome roommate, or
6) A pocket knife. I have a small collection of knives which sounds
way creepier than it is IRL. I'm always carrying one for protection
(I nearly got into a bar fight since I moved home after some
drunken fool saw the 'F' on my license when I was buying a beer
after a long day at work and decided to take offense that my kind
was in his bar) and just because you never know when it will come
in handy- to open a box, cut that string that's hanging from your
shirt sleeve, etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future: When the hell I will be able to afford my paramedic
certification. Where I will end up settling down. Where in the
world I will travel throughout my life. Will I commit to someone
enough to want to have a family with them? Oddly enough I also mull
over my past relationships a lot, honing in on what lessons I
learned from them so that in my next relationship I can be an even
And on a less serious note what tattoo/piercing I should get next
;) (although I do take them very seriously)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a Friday night I am typically drinking some kind of booze or
liquor and chain-smoking with some of the few queers in existence
in Bad Axe who just so happen to be some of my closest friends from
high school. I would say you might find me in Bay City or Lansing
chilling with friends from college BUT I work most Saturdays.
Sweet, sweet time-and-a-half. ;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Well I am currently half-listening to one of my shows and one of
the characters said "The victim ate a lot of peanuts shortly before
he died" and I heard 'penis'. I feel like Freud would have had a
lot to say about that.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
By some miracle you find me interesting, if you want to have deep,
intense conversations about ANYTHING, if you want to hang out, long
board, smoke hookah, watch movies, drink, or do any combination of
the above. I'm up for pretty much anything.
Also, if you cannot think of me as male please don't message
Note: my pictures are pretty out-of-date due to my transition. I
will be posting updated photos shortly. I can grow a full beard now
and have fewer piercings due to the fact that one of my previous
jobs did not allow facial piercings. I am slowly getting re-pierced
though ;) One of the few pluses of working in a factory is that
they do not give two shits what you look like. Also, my hair is no
longer black because my beard is a reddish brown and I prefer to
sport a beard.
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