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My self-summary
I sort of joined this site on a lark. I don't necessarily expect to develop any significant relationships here, but I am not opposed to it. I find people's open-ness here intriguing, and I will attempt to be that way as well, which is the opposite of my usual approach in dealing with people.

I never claim to be the most normal person in the world. My friends like me, but I think they would agree that I take a little getting used to. I have friends in LA from college and NorCal from camp, and these two groups have very different lists of the peculiarities that they notice about me. I am definitely a Northern Californian at heart.

I am fairly quiet, especially around people I don't know, and it takes me a long time to get to know people, which can be a rough combination. I am brutally honest, a characteristic that certain people can appreciate.

I am deliberate, analytical, and direct
What I’m doing with my life
I am splitting my time between working as the technology-guru for a cutting edge film production company, and volunteering at a Christian camp in northern California. I like my job, but I don't like living in LA. Camp adds balance to life, and while I would love to do that all the time, but I would feel like I was wasting all of my technology expertise.
I’m really good at
most of the tangible and quantifiable things in life, as opposed to emotions and relationships, which are in many ways a mystery to me. Trying to understand other people's perspectives on things like that is the primary reason I am exploring this site.

Actually I am really good at lots of things, especially anything related to technology, which is the basis of my career. I am also good at climbing, shooting, fencing, archery (hence-Bullseye, I actually go by that name in certain circles believe it or not) and skiing among other things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I honestly don't know. I have a whole variety of unique characteristics, but I don't think most of them are immediately apparent until you get to know me. So the first thing...probably that I have no sense of fashion. I am definitely a believer in function over form, so as long as it gets the job done, I could care less what it looks like. I hate getting dressed up, so you will only see me in something nicer than a T-shirt and jeans about once a year, when I can't avoid it. I am in shorts anytime pants aren't really required. And most of my clothing is a few years old since I am not a big fan of shopping. People actually notice these trends over a period of time, which amazes me, because I usually hardly even notice what other people are wearing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books is hard because its not like I keep reading my favorite books again and again. I either like it or I don't and either way, I move on to a different one. The exception would be the Bible, which I have read cover to cover in NIV and am now going through the ESV version to see it from a slightly different perspective. I liked reading Tom Clancy's books, the real ones, not the ones that bought the use of his name, there is an obvious difference. I recently read the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was good.

Favorite movies are a little easier, but there are lots of good movies. I like action movies and comedies. Some of my favorites would include: Black Hawk Down, the Bourne series, We were Soldiers, Gladiator, The Patriot, The Departed, etc. I think you get the idea. For comedies, things like: Hitch, Knocked Up, the Wedding Crashers, and Shrek. Shanghi Noon, Maverick, and Rush Hour get to be in both categories. Comedies are a little harder to have favorites, since in repeat viewings the jokes usually aren't as funny once they aren't catching you by surprise anymore. I guess that would be a good way to evaluate a comedy. Watch it twice and if it is still funny the second time through, then it must be good. I also watch more relationship centered movies, as part of that quest to better understand other people, specifically females.

I am not much of a music fan, but instrumental stuff is fine. My car stereo is usually tuned to the local classical station, KUSC. If it has to have singing, I will take country, since those songs are usually somewhat positive and wholesome. (At least the ones I listen to)

Favorite foods all involve BBQ in some way, be it Mongolian BBQ or BBQed ribs and tri-tip. I am definitely a fan of spicy foods.
The six things I could never do without
Faith (It adds a lot of meaning and perspective to life)
Friends (Having people to talk with is invaluable)
Family (The one I have now, and the one I hope to have someday)
My laptop (I use it for everything)
Facebook (really helps me stay in contact with people)
A Plan (It drives me nuts if I don't have one)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the purpose of life, the significance of the irreversible passing of time, the importance of relationships with other people, ethics and morals.
That and trying to figure out what God's wants me to do next, because that is not that clear to me right now.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually watching a movie, possibly after having a BBQ if I am lucky. Living in LA the traffic is usually not worth fighting to go visit people I know on Friday nights. I am more inclined to get together on weekend afternoons.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Initiating relationships with girls is not one of my strengths. That is not to say by any means that I have never tried. I have had two significant positive romantic relationships with girls and have grown a lot from those experiences.

And I suspect that I have been a bit too honest in my profile here, but what the heck, why not? Better than living a lie.
You should message me if
you find me just different enough to be intriguing.

you think you could teach me something, or learn something from me. (Both are highly probable, there is a lot of stuff I know, and a lot of stuff I do not)

you are interested in having a discussion about anything I have mentioned here.

I am still sort of new to this "meeting people online" thing, and I will be the first to admit that I haven't got the slightest clue what I am doing. I am not particularly skilled at making small talk in person, it will be interesting to see if doing that online is easier or harder.