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My self-summary
First and foremost, I'm a nerd and a dork ;) I'm also a hopeless romantic. That's probably because I'm a dork ;)

I like balance. Balance includes chaos. I can appreciate chaos, if there's balance around it.

I'm a brain. Rational thinking guides me through life. I am emotion. I swim passionately through life's oceans, and do not deny myself the experience of any emotion, good or bad. I've learned that if you try to control emotions, they manifest in places they shouldn't. They try to guide your decisions, and that's not their purpose. Rational thought balanced with uncensored emotions. I'm not even sure I could explain it so easily, and I don't think this paragraph does it justice. If you're really interested, I'd be delighted to talk about it.

I'm a workaholic -- when I have the available time. I enjoy being productive, and fill my free time with work, volunteer work, and side contracts. I always make room for people, though, so when plans are made, work's put aside. I recently completed a 10 year life-goal and am actually making more free time away from work for a change--a welcome reprieve :)

I live on the beach. I think I'll always need the ocean waves. There's something soothing about the ocean that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

I'm done talking about myself here :) I'll send you off with a laugh. Go check out Gilbert Gottfried reading 50 Shades of Gray on the internet. It's pretty amusing ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it like a rich, peaty single malt whiskey. Sometimes at one million beats per second and sometimes with the stillness of the growing grass. Remember, being still and doing nothing are two very different things. If you understand this, I like you already :)

I'll just leave this here:

"You must approach ignorance and stupidity when you see it and say something about it. If you leave ignorance and stupidity alone, ignorance and stupidity will think it's OK..." --Gallagher, 1981
I’m really good at
Understanding. Problem solving. Troubleshooting. Entertaining. Being a host. Taking risks. Being adventurous and reaching for the sky. Determination. Being stubborn, but not stupid. Being a ninja. Having an imagination similar to someone on drugs without needing the drugs. Self-correction is probably my greatest survival skill as it reaches above survival and into realms of success. I'm really good at loving, and I don't just mean romantically. I mean more about loving in general -- from the sweet laughter of sadistic children (haha) up to mischief, to the unyielding devotion of a dog's companionship, to the way the stars brush the sky and clear the light away once the sun sets.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard I suppose. I shave it myself. It's the one thing that gets commented on the most as well as my having long eyelashes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some books off the top of my head that I enjoy:
Albert Camus - The Stranger
Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Daniel Quinn - Ishmael
William Gibson - Neuromancer
Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Max Brooks - The Zombie Survival Guide (you're gonna regret not knowing what to do for the outbreak :P)

Here's something I find to be beautiful:

Kubla Khan
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I watch TV sparingly but I'm a fan of old stuff.

Music is extremely important to me. Too important to dedicate a small space here to it. I don't really listen to pop music (of the American kind), but I still give it a shot. I enjoy just about everything else, even foreign stuff.

Here, give this a listen. I dare you.

Hopefully you've been moved.

There's no food I love more than home-cooked food. I've had to cook my own food for most of my life, and that's a wonderful thing. Ninjas also like pizza, as those teenage turtles have so wonderfully shown us. I enjoy eating healthy, and I absolutely adore milk, like a brainwashed child of the big Milk push of the 80's (there's nothing like the smell of a warm glass of milk and a touch of raw honey just before hitting the sack!).
The six things I could never do without
My mind
My heart
My experience
My determination
My passion
My libido
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Right now. This very moment. I think about the present as I experience it.
Laughter. Sometimes I catch myself laughing out loud about something I'm thinking about and people (around me) are either laughing with me or looking at me strangely, which is understandable.
Making math of the universe, of existence, of everything.
Daydreaming, probably about the design of the universe/multiverse, or some Ninja-themed action movie playing in my head probably taking place in an urban environment, haha.
When I get to see the people that mean the most to me next.
What I've done, am doing, and will be doing next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Looking for parking :( but that means I was either working late and being productive or having a good time with people that matter :)

During the summer, I'm watching fireworks every Friday at Coney Island. During the rest of the year, I'm socially engaging my people or the rest of the planet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hope at least one person in the universe remembers me.
You should message me if
You'd like to make a contribution to my profile. I love criticism.
You like to ride bikes and fall out of airplanes, maybe even both together!
You have an open mind.
You have an imagination.
You have intelligence. Trust me when I say that it is absolutely sexy.
You have a sense of humor.
You enjoy thought provoking conversation.
You can appreciate cynicism, darkness, and some negativity to balance positivity, but can also appreciate positivity on top of these!
And you actually like something. Anything, really. Even bunnies, I don't care. Bunnies are cute, really. So like them, or anything else.

I actually respond to messages, maybe not immediately, but I give everyone the decency of a response.

You SHOULDN'T message me if:

You lie to yourself.
You can't appreciate life by yourself.
You've got some kind of biological clock agenda that you need to satisfy and ONLY need me as a means towards that end (I definitely want children, but not at the expense of being removed from their life after a breakup).
You scare little children and small farm animals.