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Shaniko

26 M Rescue, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 9:39pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly other
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
I'm doing fieldwork in remote parts of the American West now, but I should be back in the western Sierra foothills by sometime this summer.

Note: If we get along well, I want to actually spend time with you and have a real relationship or a friendship. If you're exclusively looking for something "casual," I am not the guy for you. I do not mean that in a judgmental, condescending way. I am merely trying to articulate what is optimal for my personality.

I should mention upfront that I had a vasectomy when I was 24, so if no desire for offspring production is a deal breaker, you should focus on other fellows.

I bet you've never met anybody like me, though you may have seen similar characters on The Big Bang Theory. I can be quiet in some settings, but I can also be talkative, passionate, and downright ebullient. I have a strong sense of identity and know who I am.

I'm here to find an attractive woman who happens to be an attractive person. Attractive women can be nice (sometimes; depends on how much they know about Star Wars), but attractive people are the best.

Female companionship is wonderful, but I also experience notable quantities of enjoyment from outdoor exploration, fantastic scenery (Montana's Rockies, Utah's canyonlands, Oregon's deserts, etc.), wildlife viewing, filmmaking, dinosaurs, writing, and just from learning amazing things in general. Ecology, paleontology, history, quantum physics--it's all good stuff worth further study.

Intellectual enrichment is important to me. I love learning and often ponder associations and explanations for whatever is around me. I also have strong feelings about what I like. To quote Theodore Roosevelt: "The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it."

Moreover, I follow politics, have clear views on major national issues, and keep up with the news. That often does not make me happy, but I find value in being an informed, aware citizen.

Additionally, as my favorite movie/TV show list indicates, I possess robust geekitude for exceptional examples of multimedia entertainment. I'm a walking Indiana Jones and Star Wars encyclopedia. I can also quote Westerns in an instant.

From 1916-1920, Indiana Jones rode with Pancho Villa, fought in World War I, and started earning an archaeology PhD at The University of Chicago.

The Millennium Falcon was a YT-1300 Corellian light freighter, Han Solo's first girlfriend was Bria Tharen, and wookiees can live for 600 years.

"What about your will? What about your horse's will? Seems to me that's what will get you across a finish line. Only then is it written."
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a GIS specialist/planner at an environmental consulting firm in Shingle Springs/Cameron Park. I love my job, and I'm thrilled to finally work in my field, which is basically geography with an emphasis on natural resource management. I have a BA and MS in Geography.

Now that I'm not doing homework, writing a thesis, grading papers, or applying for jobs, I can reimmerse myself in my hobbies, which include wildlife documentary production, photography, web design, writing (fiction and research), cartography, and hiking. I also hope to finish more material for magazine publications and TV broadcasts. Still, organizing, labeling, and writing scripts to accommodate 100 hours of HD wildlife footage can take some time.

I also have a novel in the works for which I keep jotting down ideas. Moreover, I maintain two websites: one showcasing my multimedia work and another showcasing my research.

My hobby projects are cool, and I've happily pursued them alone for years in rural portions of the American West, but I'd really like to be exploring interesting areas and topics (geographically and intellectually) with interesting people.
I’m really good at
Writing, natural history media acquisition and editing, school, secondary research, quickly rattling off Indiana Jones's life story to people who may or may not want to hear about such things (seriously, I’m really good at that)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS
History, North American wildlife, & geography non-fiction
Donald Duck & Uncle $crooge comic books by Carl Barks
Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box
Star Wars novels

TV SHOWS
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1992-1996)
The Big Bang Theory (2007-Present)
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993-1994)
Primeval (2007-2011)
The Young Riders (1989-1992)
The Big Valley (1965-1969)
The High Chaparral (1967-1971)
Have Gun--Will Travel (1957-1963)
Maverick (1957-1962)
Burn Notice (2007-2013)
Marty Stouffer's Wild America (1982-1997)
Oregon Field Guide (1990-Present)
Ken Burns productions
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1999-Present)
The Colbert Report (2005-Present)
Seinfeld (1990-1998)
DuckTales (1987-1990)
Star Trek (1966-1969)

MOVIES
Star Wars saga (1977-2019)
INDIANA JONES quadrilogy (1981-2008)
Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990)
Jurassic Park trilogy (1993-2001)
Maverick (1994)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Hidalgo (2004)
The Big Country (1958)
Nevada Smith (1966)

MUSIC
Orchestral scores for: The Magnificent Seven (1960), Silverado (1985), Wyatt Earp (1994), & all movies & some TV series above

My favorite composer is John Williams, and my favorite band is the London Symphony Orchestra.
The six things I could never do without
1. Happiness
2. Biological necessities
3. Multimedia technology
4. Open spaces
5. Non-idiots (aka people worth my time)
6. My safari/Old West wardrobe
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Strategies for social, professional, and economic improvement. Along those lines, I also think about how I could be more like Captain James T. Kirk.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing various tasks performed after Thursday but before Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My mom once ended a phone conversation with me because Garrison Keillor was on. That shows where I stand in my family.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
You find me attractive as a relationship prospect or a friend. If you're interested, don't wait. Just tell me.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "How much of human life is lost in waiting?"

My ideal woman would basically be an adult version of Lisa Simpson. Still, my selectivity is varied and reasonable.

Also contact me if you wish to discuss Star Wars: Episode VII. I've been fortunate to meet several intelligent, interesting women with whom I can talk Trek. Unfortunately, they are not into the Wars. They may live long and prosper, but I am not satisfied with their midi-chlorian count.

Note: If you don't know the difference between geology and geography, don't bother messaging me. Hint: one academic discipline is much rockier than the other.

Also: Please don't message me if you're drunk or just trolling for IM action. Actual messages and substantive communication are always appreciated.

OPTIONAL ICEBREAKERS
If you could travel through time, what would be your most preferred temporal destination?

What are your thoughts on cloning woolly mammoths back from extinction?

What's your view on the possibility of parallel universes?

Tell me what you know about El Dorado, the Lost City of Z, or the Seven Cities of Cibola.

Kirk or Picard?

Han Solo or Malcolm Reynolds?