I'm a guy that likes to be physically active and intellectually engaged. I find intelligence, wit, and motivation to be essential criteria in people I really get to know. Teach me something, challenge me, or show me a new way of looking at the world.
For many reasons, I don’t think I fit the normal American male profile. For one, sports on television = no way. Talking about your favorite team will bore me to no end and I find it insulting when a college is judged only by its sports rankings. I'm not into guns or cars, but I can repair my car myself most of the time. I enjoy science fiction, especially if I have no reason to think the author is clueless about physics; I do not generally read fantasy because I am pretty darn sure that there is no possibility of magic.
Bicycling through the woods on hot summer days clears my mind; that's where I will be often June-Aug. If I am exploring new trails/roads, I’m even more excited when I find myself in the mountains, I will hike up as far as possible. I guess I am an explorer at heart.
Music is important to me, listening mostly; I wish I could play the piano or guitar, but I my expertise is the clarinet. I thoroughly enjoyed a music theory course in college, and sometimes wish I could compose my own music.
Finally, I want to see the world and experience as much as I can. Not as in a checklist of places to see and things to do; rather, I really want to know what it is like to live in locations other than Chicago. This is my last personal summary sentence that of course ends with an unrelated topic; I like to glue sentences together with semicolons.
I’m a liberal and pro-socialism. Socialism rocks.
I’m in an open relationship with metacheerful. He’s a terrific guy; I could write much more, but it’s easier to just check his profile on OKC.
I’m silly; at least when I’m happy. I often make strange sounds around my friends. They don’t seem to run away.
I enjoy Eurostyle board games; especially games with building or economies. You can look up German-style board games on Wikipedia to get an idea what I'm writing about.
I am geeky, shiny, happy, somewhat silly, and desiring teleport