Paramedic. Taxicab driver. I walk calmly into situations from which others run and I've become rather well acquainted with others' suffering.
I'm one of those hopeless types, those that want to save the world. That mindset pretty much guides nearly every action I take: career, education, even transportation.
I am younger than I look, and some say than I act as well. I like to dress nicely whenever I can, which is easier to do in the wintertime because I can just add another layer of clothing to my less than ideal figure.
I subscribe to left-of-center politics and liberal ideals, am a bit mild-mannered (at first), take movies and music both lightly and seriously. I enjoy playing the role of philosophical soundboard by bouncing thoughts and ideas back and forth (it doesn't exist in a vacuum). I ride a red scooter (vespa PX type body, 90 miles to the gallon baby! Take that dirty SUV drivers!) and drive a red pick-up truck (to cart around my scooter for emergencies), and wear a red jacket as part of my EMT uniform.
The red was a complete coincidence.
Open minded? I suppose I am in several regards, but not in regards to religion. I am a strong atheist and that will never change. I realize that my stance on God and spirituality is what may very well be what keeps me alone for the rest of my life, but I can not and will not compromise on that.
Note: If you think Jesus or God is important in your life, then you should probably just stay well away from me, as I tend to think of your beliefs as a sign of cognitive disorder, and a pretty significant character flaw.
Philosophy is comprised of questions that may never be answered, while religion is comprised of answers that may never be questioned.
Geeky interests? Many: scooters, motors, horses, racing, flight lessons, viola, flamenco guitar, flash mobs, cartoons, video games, card games, anime, computers, electronics, astronomy, comics, history, independent movies, independent music, RPGs (tabletop, electronic and otherwise), wikipedia, NPR, politics (national and global, city politics is too confusing, ironically), wine and sommeliers (I'd love to learn to become one), peace corps, girls with accents, learning to survive both the upcoming zombie apocalypse and the robot uprising and arguing over which will have the greater impact on humanity, pirates, ninjas, psychology (maslow!), sheet music (I have a collection from the turn of the previous century, slowly losing my ability to read them), jazz, punk, body modification, tattoos (I'd love to get a few, having a difficult time committing to an idea), suicide girls, cats, dogs, mythology (Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces), baking, rofl copters, art and art history, the environment, FLCL, photography (manual SLRs only), the weather underground aka the Weathermen (I have a signed copy of Fugitive Days: A Memoir by Bill Ayers which I should really get to reading one day), girls with unnatural hair color (current personal favorites include: purple, red, blue, green, and orange), science fiction, fantasy, and struggling desperately to maintain my idealism and my compassion despite the gravity of my job.
For the first few minutes that you'll know me, you'll think that I'm someone who has it totally together: a charming, witty, and urbane character who knows who he is, where he's going, and what he wants out of life.
Get to know me a little better, and usually within five minutes, that facade begins to melt away as my bumbling, clumsy, goofy, and less self-assured nature rears it truthful and ugly head.
Get to know me even better, and you'll have a fiercely loyal companion for the rest of your life.
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I am three days, three acres, and three thousand men!