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46 Beaverton, OR Man


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  • Ages 36–57
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My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:19pm
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Science / Engineering
Has a kid
Has dogs and has cats
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What can I tell you about me?

I'm curious about almost everything. This doesn't seem to be going away as I get older. Unlike my hair.

I am constantly struggling to understand one or more Very Complicated Things. Are quantum effects really changed by an observer's collapsing the probability wave function? Should corporations really be "persons"? Should I answer honestly whether those jeans make her butt look big? Paper or plastic?

I love teaching and sharing any Very Complicated Things I've learned. They hardly seem worth learning otherwise.

I'm slowly discovering a predilection for people who are as different from me as possible. I'm increasingly bored with those who believe and act and look the same way I do. I'm learning PDX is a great town for this. The boredom possibly stems from 12 years in the naval submarine service, sometimes spending a couple of months in a tube with 166 guys who believed and acted and looked the same way I did. Right down to the haircuts.

I have a 16 year old son that I love more than oxygen. How kickass is it to be a dad? Pretty kickass, it turns out. Since being an actual man is a learned skill, I'm making certain he grows up to be one of those, and not an adult boy. He's going to be outnumbered.

Overall, I think kids are geniuses, and I may have missed my calling as a part time science teacher and part time costumed theme park mascot. I'm not entirely sure I'm kidding about that.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
1) Raising my son to be a man while teaching him to steel himself against the torrent of Very Inaccurate Information about what that means (hint: being a man usually boils down to two things: what you do NOT do, and how you treat women).

2) Building a small business that hopefully makes a small difference in people's lives while providing a decent living... so I can do #1.

3) Educating myself ravenously and recklessly, so I can do #2.

4) Beating technology into submission so that it serves people instead of the other way around. Also so I can do #2.

5) Increasing entropy. This one is pointless.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh themselves stoopid.
Explaining the behavior of men to perplexed women.
Learning, experimenting, troubleshooting.
Answering questionnaires on the Internet.
Lying on questionnaires on the Internet.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
-I'm observant, awake, alive, and intense. I tend to fearlessly go wherever the facts lead me. Especially if they prove I have to change my mind.
-How I enjoy the absence of bullshit.
-The large number of things I consider to be bullshit.
-The fact that I'm in my own individual time zone. It's about three seconds behind Pacific Standard Time. I don't do Daylight Savings Time, though, so summer's a bitch.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"Lost Moon" by Jim Lovell (the basis for the movie "Apollo 13")
"Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut" by Mike Mullane
"Cosmos" by Carl Sagan
"Quantum Reality" by some smart dude who's name I can't remember.

I have a ravenous appetite for textbooks, manuals, tutorials - very little fiction. There's just too much I want to learn about, and it comes down to available time. I'm sure I'm missing all kinds of great fiction. Maybe somebody will give me the Cliff's Notes versions.

I enjoy movies - really I do - but I'm not easily "reached" or "touched" or "spoken to" by them. They're usually a bunch of stuff that someone just made up, after all.

I enjoy comedies more than anything. Also, anything absurd, original, or that which messes with my head. Tim Burton and Stanley Kubrick often do all three.

Idiocracy, Donnie Darko, Full Metal Jacket,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Napoleon Dynamite,
A Few Good Men, Amélie

...I'm not quite sure how that last one slipped in there. But it was a good flick.

Oh, I do love me some tunage. I know everyone says they're into all kinds of music. But I actually AM. When I got my first iPod and my music was sorted alphabetically, I noticed that Marilyn Manson comes right after Barry Manilow. OK, obligatory list coming up:

Muse, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Beatles, Bee Gees, AC/DC, Ingrid Michaelson, (am I the only male in the Portland metro region that loves me some Ingrid?) The Fratellis (coming to the Wonder Ballroom in November! *Update - what a show! My ears are still ringing) Green Day, R.E.M., Weezer, Eminem, The Cure, Abba, Marilyn Manson, Arcade Fire, THE BEASTIE BOYS!, Bread, The Captain & Tennille, Coldplay, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Carpenters, Sixpence None the Richer, the Guess Who, ELO, Nine Inch Nails, Andy Gibb, Alvyn and the Chipmunks, Eminem, Stevie Wonder, and ALL THE BANDS from "A Mighty Wind". New additions include Skrillex, Knife Party, Dillon Francis, Zomboy, Kill the Noise, and pretty much everything EDM: dubstep, moombahton, etc.

And I'm only lying about one of these.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Can I claim the four fundamental forces of the Standard Model of Physics and be nearly done? The strong nuclear force, the electroweak force, gravity, and the magnetic power of disco? Probably not.
-Electronica: iPad, iPhone, my Macs, my PCs, a couple of servers, and a really great Internet connection. Should only count as one.
-Female companionship. Companionship goes in both directions... personality, assertiveness, brain required.
-Differences of opinion. See "female companionship" above.
-Keplerian two line element sets.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-How different - and usually absurd - things seem when looked at from the perspective of a stranger.

-How bitchin' is the large hadron collider at CERN in France/Switzerland. I'd say fairly-to-moderately bitchin'. Higgs boson? Found. That's kind of the nerd Super Bowl.

-I'm beginning to think good looks and general physical cuteness are all just a little bit boring. Fun to look at, but not really RARE, is it? It also seems like such an obvious thing on which to compliment someone... nobody MADE their own good looks. They just developed that way, over many years, more or less automatically, then maybe added matching earrings or something.

I think an actual complement is due when somebody has done something unique, cool, or maybe rare. THAT would be something that they are actually RESPONSIBLE for. A nice face doesn't really seem to fit into this category.

Unless someone themselves built their own face. In which case, it would be really impressive. I'd compliment that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Surprised to learn it's Friday.

Not doing the exciting things I'd planned on Thursday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I miss my dad.
You should message me if
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- You'd like to learn more about the wonderful world of amateur coal mining.

- Ever tried calling the phone number 0118 999 881 999 119 7253.
*Update: alright, already. Nobody has gotten this. Here it is:

-One more thing: ladies, I understand that there are some real creeps on here, many of whom have a curious fascination with barechested photos of themselves-often with one or more animals they've killed- or who want one thing and nothing else. As you are probably aware, these are not real men, and do not represent all of us. They may be chronologically adult, but they are boys.

If I have contacted you, rated you, or really even viewed your profile, I have done this:

1) Glance over your pictures.
2) Read your profile
3) All of it.
4) See number 2.
5) Look at your pictures more carefully.

In short, I will have read your profile at least once, and I'll remember it. There will have been something unique and interesting about you that attracted me, I'll know what it was, and I'll remember your details. Try me.