I aspire to be Indiana Jones, but I fear the truth is closer to
Arthur Dent. I majored in psychology, which usually implies that
that I'm trying to figure myself out more than anything else, but I
still haven't gotten around to that. I'm a polyglot, but aside from
English I speak languages that aren't terribly useful for actually
talking to people. I'm in the military, a place I never thought I'd
find myself, but it's done a lot of good for me.
I'm having a good time with my life right now. I have a lot of
satisfaction from my work despite the stress and long hours, I
enjoy my weekends out for karaoke or trivia or general revelry, and
I love getting to play with my band. My friends sometimes comment
that I was born a few decades too late. It mostly has to do with my
tastes in music, movies, clothes, cars, and more often than I'd
like to admit my vocabulary and vernacular can sound a bit... Alan
Ginsberg, maybe? Maybe Jack Kerouac? It's a beat thing, man.
Let's see... I've got a puppy! His name is Rigby, named after a
Beatles song, he's a golden retriever. He's a little terror about a
quarter of the time but he's my best buddy. I love coming home
after a rough day at work and seeing that he doesn't care what kind
of a mood I'm in, he's just going to act like a goofball until I
smile and play with him.
I guess if you want to know the meatier stuff, just ask. I've been
focusing on myself for a while, being successful at what I'm doing
instead of spreading myself too thin. Now I'm at a good place in my
life and looking to meet somebody to share that with.
What I’m doing with my life
I work a lot, and weird hours. Usually about midnight to about
noon. Outside of work I like to rock climb, spend time with the
puppy, play video games/watch movies/read and all the other usual
stuff. Since I live alone I've been working hard to avoid eating
out so much, so I spend a lot of time cooking. And then I spend a
lot of time eating or pawning off the enormous amounts of food I
wind up making. My eyes are way bigger than my mouth.
I’m really good at
Jack of all trades, master of none. If there's one thing I'm good
at, it's probably languages; for whatever reason I pick up
non-native grammar pretty easily and love learning new ways to
think and process information. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of
60's and 70's music, I look damn good in a suit, and I'm pretty
mean in front of a cooking surface. I work really hard on timing my
cooking so that dishes get done right around the same time, and
while one thing is simmering or boiling or cooling, I'm busy doing
prep on another dish.
The first things people usually notice about me
My tattoo. It's huge, and unique. Don't worry, it's not on my face.
If I'm not wearing my glasses, it might be my blue eyes. I really
have no idea beyond that, but those are the things that get
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
You might have guessed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Indiana
Jones. The last book I read was Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman.
Second time I've read it, first time was in college. Such a
massively entertaining book.
I've got a penchant for pretentious art house bullshit. If I'm
capable of discerning whether it's insightful and original or if
it's just meaningless weird-for-the-sake-of-weird crap, then I can
feel comfortable thumbing my nose at things. I can be a really
pretentious dick sometimes. I try to keep that side of myself
inside because I know it's really, really obnoxious. This won't
stop me from loving some low-rent, schlocky, corny, crap
I'm in a really hardcore blues phase right now that's been going on
for about a year. Lots of Buddy Guy, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.
Outside of that, it's Beatles, Stones, Zep, etc. I also have a huge
soft spot for Prince and the 90's music I grew up with.
I will eat anything and everything. I'm a very food-driven person
and love trying new foods. I'll try anything once, and I'm a bit of
a trash compactor so I'll probably enjoy it. I just really love
The six things I could never do without
My puppy, black iron skillet, guitar, a source of decent beer,
NPR... there's probably other things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not I should buy that Chewbacca costume I saw at Petco
On a typical Friday night I am
If I ain't working, I'm trying to find somewhere for karaoke. I
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry at movies pretty easily. Up! absolutely wrecked me.
Cute things melt me, and my definition of "cute" is very, very
wide, known to include most reptiles, some insects. Basically
anything with a face I will consider cute. That ends at fish
though. They're aliens from another planet and they're here on
earth to fucking murder us.
Any and all dogs, regardless of age or size, are puppies to me.
Similarly, all cats are kitties. I'm a giant softy.
You should message me if
You're interested in talking to me. You dig on karaoke and live
music and animals. You don't mind (or maybe even enjoy) that I
might use the words "ain't" and "y'all" with a fair frequency, and
that my southern accent sneaks out in certain environments or when
using certain words. I'm from Georgia, can't really help it. You've
got goals and aspirations, but aren't wholly focused on them and
can enjoy distractions every now and again. I tend to get a little
verbose when I think about sending out messages, so if you want to
save yourself the trouble of reading the fucking book that might
happen if I find myself interested in you, don't be afraid to make
Also, I get the feeling that the type of woman I'm most interested
in meeting might look at my picture, scan through my profile, and
think "ugh, military guy." It's not how I or I think anybody else
that knows me would start in their description of me, maybe
mentioning it as an incidental. My relationship with what I do is
complicated, but please don't let it color your impression of me.