ThanksForFlying
32 Saint Louis, MO
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My self-summary
*** I've been pulled away to the desert once again to fight an enemy that isn't ours with money we don't have to win a war that can't be won. I left Dec 30th and hope to get back in the summer. ***

I've been told my profile is "excessively thorough," "too long," and "dumb." You've been warned.

Let's see, I'm originally from California and I like to think that I retain some of that heritage. I'm a network engineer by trade, but a pilot by love. I have my pilots license and am slowly finishing up the commercial training. Flying occupies some of my time, and when I'm not aloft, I'm usually watching incredibly good movies, discussing theoretical physics, playing video games, surfing the web to increase my limitless pool of knowledge, hanging out with friends around a fire, collecting vast amounts of illegal music, playing games with friends, reading nerdy sci-fi/fantasy books, enjoying a clear night walking around, pondering the great mysteries of our universe, and occasionally I'll go out for some drinks. A good way to see if I'd be interested in something would to ask an average person if it would be considered nerdy. If the answer is yes or maybe, then I'd probably enjoy it. Politically, I'm a libertarian(socially liberal, fiscally conservative), though lately I don't even like applying that label to myself. I have an extremely broad sense of humor and find the oddest things hilarious. That trait offends people sometimes, but I can't help it. I have an 85lb German Shepherd named Lucy at home, she's awesome, the only reliable female in my life besides my mom. Lastly, I'm an atheist. I find organized religion to be a plague upon the earth. If you are overly zealous about your religion, you would be wise to 1) keep your distance, 2) be ready for debates, or 3) at the very least be okay with me not participating in your spiritual journey. This doesn't mean I don't find beauty in art or spirituality in nature, it just means I have little interest in man-made organizations attempting to control these things.

Oh, fun fact: Actual female nerds get +3 to charisma around me.

So based on the Myers–Briggs test, I am an INTP. After reading about it, I believe it to be pretty damn accurate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP

Here are some things I really enjoy:

Night
Autumn
Speeding
Conversing
Movies
Sleeping
My car
Stars
Halloween
Camping
Snow
Music
Road trips
Politics
Flying
Video games
Comics
Parking
Tech
Traveling
What I’m doing with my life
I originally majored in Aviation Science (professional pilot). I went to school in Warrensburg, MO, but I was offered a ridiculously overpaid position overseas (Abu Dhabi, UAE) for a year so I did that and then came home in 2009. Then I went back two years later to live in Dubai for a couple years. I finally finished with the desert adventure and came back to STL for good in the beginning of 2014.

I've been enlisted in the Air National Guard for about 15 years now and I'll probably leave whenever this redneck state decides to legalize cannabis or when my enlistment is up, whichever happens first.

I have a house in Fox Park (near Lafayette Square and Soulard) and I keep busy working on it when I can. I have a fire pit in my yard, so I can drink while playing with fire. I love all the old architecture in the city, so I can't really see myself ever living in the county. I like the city so much, in fact, that I'm looking into buying houses at tax auction to prevent them from being abandoned and condemned.

I bought a kayak during the summer and I've been using the hell out of it. Love me some alone time on the water.

Oh, take the test I wrote.

I'd like to move to New Hampshire or Colorado one day. I like Colorado's social and physical environments, and I like New Hampshire's tiny government and independent population.
I’m really good at
Being sarcastic - Being awkward - Procrastinating - Solving complex problems - Driving fast - Flying small aircraft - Arguing - Analyzing movies - Taking stuff apart - Putting stuff back together - Math and Physics - Comedic timing - Touching myself - Creating awkward silences - Not taking shirtless photos of myself in a bathroom mirror - Taking tests - Bitching about our government - Being a cider/beer snob
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a meat popsicle.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
None of these lists are in any sort of order.

BOOKS) Lord of The Rings, Neuromancer, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, A Song of Ice and Fire series, Ender's Game series, H.P. Lovecraft, Chuck P, Neil Gaiman, Philip K. Dick, or Etgar Keret. I mostly read Fantasy and Sci-Fi stuff, I'm currently working my way through Ready Player One.

MOVIES) Star Wars IV - VI, Indiana Jones trilogy, Up In The Air, Star Trek, Inception, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Back to the Future trilogy, Fight Club, Serenity, Evil Dead series, Thor, Interstellar, Memento, Song of the Sea, What We Do in the Shadows, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Old School, In Bruges, Wedding Crashers, The Dark Crystal, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Hackers, Hard Candy, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Superbad, Napoleon Dynamite, Rounders, Mulholland Dr., Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Braveheart, The Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Blazing Saddles, Orgazmo, Super Troopers, Walk Hard, Closer, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Clerks, The Darjeeling Limited, No Country for Old Men, Juno, Grind House, Harry Potter, Boondock Saints, American History X, I <3 Huckabees, Royal Tenenbaums, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects, Say Anything, WALL•E, The Breakfast Club, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity, Too Big to Fail, The Departed, The Big Lebowski, Donnie Darko, Knocked Up, 300, American Psycho, Batman Begins, Beetlejuice, Being John Malkovich, Big Fish, The Break Up, A Clockwork Orange, Empire Records, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Finding Neverland, The Fountain, Garden State, Ghost World, The Good Girl, The Ice Storm, The Illusionist, Kill Bill I & II, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation, The Machinist, American Beauty, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Prestige, Shaun of the Dead, Sin City, SLC Punk, The Squid and the Whale, V for Vendetta, The Hangover, Up, Inglorious Basterds, and soooo many others that I'm sure I forgot... I love movies.

TV) TEDtalks, The Office, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, The Walking Dead, Archer, Heroes, Arrested Development, House of Cards, Delocated, Trailer Park Boys, Parks and Rec, Family Guy, South Park, Louie, Flight of The Conchords, Portlandia, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, Firefly, Bob's Burgers, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Voyager, Better Call Saul, Vikings, 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, That 70's Show, Futurama, Broad City, The IT Crowd, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Wonder Years, Quantum Leap, True Detective, Reno 911, and others.

MUSIC) Muse, As Tall As Lions, The Black Keys, Weezer, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Dredg, Tool, Fair To Midland, Tally Hall, Ludo, Crosses, Minus The Bear, The Killers, Incubus, The Avett Brothers, Crash Kings, System Of A Down, Billy Joel, Gogol Bordello, Modest Mouse, Coheed And Cambria, AFI, Tycho, Phil Collins, Flogging Molly, Ween, Interpol, Team Sleep, Journey, Blink 182, The Pixies, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Spoon, My Chemical Romance, The Kooks, Cake, Queen, Sigur Ros, Linkin Park, Death Cab For Cutie, The Animals, Lost Prophets, ELO, Franz Ferdinand, The Offspring, Green Day, Pixies, Richard Cheese, Tenacious D, Gorillaz, The Shins, The Postal Service, Jamiraqoui, 80's music, and much more.

COMICS) Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Tom Segura, Patton Oswalt, Bill Hicks, Sarah Silverman, Russell Peters, Mitch Hedberg, etc.

FOOD) Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai, Brazilian, Nicaraguan, a rare steak, crock-pot chili, sushi... as long as I can find a paleo option, I'm pretty open to eating anything.
The six things I could never do without
My friends
My dog, Lucy
Sex
My Kindle
My BlackBerry
Clean socks/boxers
My bust of Ron Swanson
My toothbrush

It's my list, I'll decide how many things are on it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Really, really deep shit.

Has anyone ever had a success story on Craigslist's "Missed Connections?"

Conservation of Energy, Mass, and Momentum

Existence

Consciousness

Mantis shrimp
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies, sometimes I'll just unwind with a few drinks and watch a movie, other times I'll go out with friends and try to act younger than I actually am.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I idealistically want what Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley had. Yes, even though they are fictional.

I realistically want someone who will dress up with me at a comic-con.
You should message me if
Qualities I look for in a girl:

Adorability, geekiness, intelligence, ambition, worldliness, fun, loyalty, honesty, posses a broad sense of humor, laid back, capable of driving a stick shift, et al.

Essentially I just want to find someone who can enjoy me for who I am and not what I "might be." I love to go out with my partner and enjoy what the world has to offer, but at the same time I love the nights where we can stay in and just enjoy each others company. I want someone that will go hiking/camping with me. I need to be able to have deep, philosophical, many times controversial discussions with my partner. I want to be able to cuddle up and binge watch a TV show some nights. I want someone that will nerd out with me at a comic con. I want someone that doesn't take life too seriously.

"Sure there is a certain appeal to a woman in high heels who can gracefully navigate a room, but I prefer the girl in the sneakers who stumbles as she dismounts the escalator. There's nothing more attractive than someone who is honest and real, and the reality of the world I live in is that it's a minefield of potential embarrassments and awkward social interactions. That girl standing over there with no idea what to do with her hands? She gets it, which makes her perfect company for hiding in the corner with me at parties."
-Craig Fay
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