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My self-summary
Update: 22 October 2015. So I'm out to sea a LOT. So while I'm not under any circumstances against something long distance and serious, the reality is that my free time is mostly out of my control and highly limited. That being said, coffee, dinner, movie, gallery know, fun stuff. I'm down. If we hit it off though, well, patience and email will rule the day.

Now living in Norfolk, which is a REALLY big change from Japan. Like, super big. Currently in severe culture shock. But hey, Wawa

My job is ridiculous and takes me all around the world. I LOVE the traveling, but it makes dating somewhat.....challenging. So that being said, along with the info about myself I'll be writing below, if you're curiosity is still piqued, then by all means, get in touch. :)

Pittsburgh is my home base, even though I'm only here a month or so each year. I just spent the last two years in Japan (and all over the western pacific, really). The year before that, Greece. I'll be in Virginia for at least a year starting this May.

No emotional/relationship baggage. Thank fuck.

If you are looking for a suit wearing, highly serious, career driven, conservative, fabulously wealthy man who acts his age regardless of the situation...........Then i am NOT the boy for you.

Im over- read, minimalist, kind, artistic, nerdy, go-with-the-flow, foot-in-mouth, inappropriately timed joking, atheist, occasionally vegetarian, comic book reading, witty, optimistic futurist and generally have my shit together.

I'm silly as fuck.

I have a fearless love of the absurd, art, science, language, the Muppets, film, segue's, cryptozoology, astronomy, games, punk rock and comic books.

When i get excited over something i start bouncing. Its like a nervous tick, only I'm grinning and look like I'm 6.

I'm very in touch with who I am. I own my interests, passions, hobbies and generally ridiculous nature. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Joined the Navy a few years ago, right at the age cut-off (going through boot camp at 35 isn't humbling at ALL). Anyway, I spent the first couple of years in engineering. Interesting as that was, it wasn't quite "me", so for the last year I've been working in the legal rate. Less grease, more paper cuts and grammar checks.

Spent the last couple of years at sea on an aircraft carrier. Yoy.

Im also a cartoonist. I tried being a more serious artist, i really did. I think i just read too much Garfield as a kid, much to my various art instructors displeasure. Tried making a career of it earlier, but it didn't quite take off. Still going after it. Its what I ultimately will end up doing, even if it takes awhile. It's my dream after all, goddamnit.

Being a liberal democrat, artistic, well read, educated, atheistic rational city boy in the military is like living in a Wes Anderson fever dream. :/

Free time is spent taking online courses in Astronomy/Cosmology, Japanese and prepping for Paralegal training next year.

And of course, drawing.
I’m really good at
Im a great storyteller. Various artistic disciplines. Cooking curry. Making unwise purchases. Trivia. Writing. Book recommendations. Hilarity. Explaining astronomy and cosmology.

Im also pretty good at being awkward and i start talking really fast when I'm nervous and then ill start gesturing and it only gets worse and pretty soon i look like I'm on meth but I'm really just nervous especially around girls i like i might even start going on about random things i find fascinating about astronomy or comics and this is why i don't drink much.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm laughing. My eyes. That I'm tall

You know those moments when you tell a joke or a quip or something that YOU think is fucking hilarious and then EVERYONE around you is just looking at you and no one anywhere even looks close to laughing and you can just hear the crickets but you’re still giggling at your own joke? Yeah, thats never ever happened to me. Ever.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Films: Im a movie buff. I try to watch it all, good and bad. Lots of Sci fi and horror, but i also adore small indi projects. I love classic Marx Bros movies.

TV: Game of Thrones, Agents of Shield, The Flash, The Arrow, iZombie, Mad Men, Rebels, Walking Dead.

Authors: Chabon, King, Sedaris, Brin, Nivin, C. Clarke, Russo.....

Books i recommend.....and i mean, even if you're reading this and thinking "Ug, he's ugly, stupid AND has rotten taste in movies" the VERY least, trust me with books.....

1. Straight Man by Richard Russo
2. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
3. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
4. Dune by Frank Herbert
5. Startide Rising by David Brin
6. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
7. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
8. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
9. Tales Too Ticklish to Tell by Berkeley Breathed
10. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
11. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

.....shit. i forgot about Irvine Welsh. And Jonathan Franzen. And Harry Potter. And Nabokov. And Al Franken.

Music: The Clash, The Ramones, The Queers, Operation Ivy, Rancid, The Specials, etc, etc. Punk, ska and all their little sub genres.
The six things I could never do without
Drawing supplies.
My Chrome bag.
My Vespa ( she is currently stuck in Pittsburgh. I'm now rocking a ridiculous 1978 honda cb400a motorcycle)
A book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The Singularity. The Drake Equation. Extremophiles. Cryptozoology. Jokes for my comic.

"Stand back. Im going to try SCIENCE!"

...and buying a boat to live on. 30-35ft sailboat. Why? Because I'm sick of having houses/apartments that just fill up with useless shit that i will never ever ever get rid of. I went VERY minimalist recently, and its quite liberating. I also want to just pick up and go if i get the itch to try new places. That its cheaper also helps.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to catch a show. Movie. Relaxing with a book. Cartooning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I just can't get into The Beatles
You should message me if
You want to laugh. A lot.

You want to spend some time with a nerdy cartoonist/sailor. :)

....and you want someone new and fun to play DrawSomething with.

....who's also not a jerk or a creeper. And drives a Vespa.

Im ridiculous at the best of times. While my current career is serious, I am certainly not. I see the world through a lens of hilarity, refracting the mundane and stupid into awesome and funny.