earthdragon13
30 Park City, UT
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My self-summary
I fit no molds and never have. I am pretty nerdy but also very physical. I can build a house, cook a meal, and know how clean to a professional level. I am interested in bioengineering, sustainability, transportation, and robotics. I am interested in public art, composting, and urban gardening. I love giving massages and I make jewelry when I can, mostly from copper and its various alloys. I love steampunk and button up vests. I dance everywhere all the time, especially in line at Chipotle. I have done tango, swing (west, east, and lindy), salsa, capoeira, aikido, yoga, taikwando, karate, and competitive freestyle mogul skiing, but I don't like the gym.

I grew up mostly in Utah (not a Mormon) and Massachusetts, and I used to ski or snowmobile a mile and a half to my car everyday in high school. Gave me a very different idea of what constitutes a difficult commute than most people. I am a nerd and proud of it. I also like to draw. Climbing things is also a lot of fun. I once climbed a wall upside down. I also climbed The Alamo on Astor Place in NYC more than once. I overuse the word 'also'. I once donned ArcAttack's chainmail suit and danced with half a million volt sparks hitting me. That was fun!

I try to be nice to everyone, and am always slow to judge others. That being said, I can also be brutally honest, or tactlessly honest, with others, and inadvertently hurt people's feelings. But I only normally do so because I care. Try to have a sense of humor about anything, and when things get too sad or too serious, my first inclination is to inject some absurdity into the situation and lighten the mood.
I have a tendency to break into random accents, especially quasi British ones, sometimes for hours on end. I also have a tendency to unintentionally mimic the accents of the people I am talking to if their accent is strong enough.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent the last 3 years doing freelance web design work and moving around the world. Spent the last 6 months recovering from knee surgery. Now that I have moved back to Utah I am looking for more permanent work while seeking to improve myself in all the areas I am weak and learning new skills. Currently doing various digital design projects, driving two different snowblowers, doing construction, and helping my parents organise all their stuff.
I’m really good at
Driving a snowcat, giving massages, skiing. Also being ridiculous, I am very good at that. Dancing in public and not really giving a damn. Bouncing ideas off of other people and jointly creating new ideas and solving problems. Keeping my cool. Clearing paths, running heavy equipment. Dodging around people. Taking things apart and putting them back together.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I am dancing. Or my vest. Maybe my smile? When I was younger I used to ask people what their first impression of me was. On a bus ride at age 15 I met a man who assumed I was in art college.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson (everyone should read these books), Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Tripod Series, Dragonriders of Pern, Ender's Series by Orson Scott Card, anything Terry Pratchet or Terry Goodkind, The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman, and so much more. I somewhat obsessively collect electronic books, on pretty much any and all topics. I currently have more books than it is possible to read in a normal human lifetime, and that makes me happy.

Movies:
Stardust, Princess Bride, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Snatch, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Team America, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Serenity, Treasure Planet, Super Troopers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and more

Shows:
Lie to Me, Castle, Dollhouse, Firefly, Human Target, Doctor WHo, Sherlock, Stargate, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Elementary, Arrow, Breaking Bad,

Music:
Caravan Palace, Skrillex, the Bollox, Mumford and Sons, Cherry Ghost, Arc Attack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Dropkick Murpheys, Flogging Molly, Flobots, Modest Mouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Collective Soul, Led Zeppelin, Noir Desir, Nek, Modena City Ramblers, Imagine Dragons, kind of anything and everything, but especially genre crossovers, like the acoustic version of Heyah.
The six things I could never do without
Nature,
music and Dance
food,
friends,
Intellectual stimulation
making things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get more plants and vegetation into cities. Seriously, can you imagine all the boulevards and rooftops lined with trees and plants, possibly the walls as well? What about aerial foot paths between roof tops, like the Highline in NYC, creating a city wide raised park?

I also think a lot about how to encourage people, specifically children, to get involved in making things and develop an interest in math, science, and technology.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have one. I like to dance, have fine dinners with good friends, go to movies or events, or maybe just sit in with a book or show. Exploring the outdoors under the full moon whenever possible.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once walked from W23rd to Webster Hall in NYC wearing nothing but gold short shorts... in Novemeber.
You should message me if
You are smart, creative, and looking for interesting conversation. I am willing to talk about ANY topic. If I don't already know something about the topic, I will do research and learn more.
If you think you could handle skiing through a blizzard as party of your commute.

If you find anything about my profile interesting. I wouldn't recommend going on match percentage with me. I have answered waaaay too many of those questions, and did so quite a while ago, so they don't necessarily reflect my current views, opinions or desires. Don't like my position on something but otherwise think we would get along, then ask me for clarification on my answer :)

If you happen to know what BAHfest is.

If you want to dance, or play in the outdoors, or go to a museum or a show. I am up for adventures of any sort, or maybe every sort?
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