Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
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
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I am splitting my time between working as the technology-guru for a
cutting edge film production
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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
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
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the purpose of life, the significance of the irreversible passing
of time, the importance of relationships with other people, ethics
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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
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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
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.
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