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  • Ages 21-30
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My details

Last online
Aug 19
Asian, Middle Eastern, Black, Native American, Indian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic / Latin, White, Other, —
5' 9" (1.75m)
Christianity and laughing about it
Doesn’t have kids but wants them
Has dogs and Has cats
English (Fluently), C++ (Somewhat), French (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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**NOTE** I just want to say that OkCupid has cheated me out of one of the coolest quirks of my profile: The fact that I REALLY joined not on March 1, 2004, but on February 29th, Leap Day.

I am married to a beautiful woman who I met on here. She is the love of my life she constantly reminds me of what good decisions I make. I'll link to her if she will allow. If not, you shall remain in the dark.

She's almost too good, because I'm spoiled by her incredible personality. It makes it difficult to hang out with others. Such is life.

Also, I am the river.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm in the South, doing a least a bit of what my degree says. I run a small weather department at a national logistics company. It happened by luck, but I love what I do.

I've been pretty disappointed with how worthless a cum laude degree from a prestigious university is worth, and after going several months where I could not get an interview at a grocery store, I moved the warmer climates for roof estimating and sales. Turns out sometimes those that you work for are not forthcoming with what the jobs really entail.

You live and you learn - sometimes the hard way. I was pounding away on a metal roof in Angola Prison down in Louisiana in the hot sun, and one of the company owners says to me, "Does it feel degrading working on this roof, having your degree." I says, "It's more degrading waiting for a call that never comes and wasting away. I'm happy to be here working for you." I really was.

Yet, I have no doubt that I will accomplish what ever I decide to do in the long run. It's going to be a hard and glorious life ahead of me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at thinking outside the box. I'm also great at impressing people. Meet me sometime - you'll love me.

I'm great at logic games, too, although Sudoku doesn't interest me at all. When I'm in the right mood, I can be hilarious. I'm also good at making an ass out of myself.

I'm good at finding humor in everything - although that's not as appreciated as you might think. Many people do not like being laughed at, especially when they think they are being serious. Laugh at me. I encourage it. I don't really expect anyone to take me seriously.

Truck drivers love me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told by multiple people that I look like an 'All-American Boy'. It's the package of being clean cut these days and smiling and my optimistic resiliency. I have an upbeat voice and I'll agree with anyone to continue a conversation or laugh (although that may be deceitful). If you're a depressee, you take the chance of either me making you smile, or unleashing your hate.

The first question truck drivers ask me is how old I am. None ever believe the answer. OkCupid will tell you how old I am, so that I don't have to actually tell you - and I don't have to update it every year. I've been on here since 2004. That's a lot of wasted years. I look younger than I am.

Women probably also notice a wedding ring. It doesn't come off.

Eventually people notice that I actually know a lot more than I tell...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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a) I don't seem to read a lot, but I find out that I'm well-read. Something Wicked This Way Comes is my favorite childhood book. I really enjoy some modern classics like Catch-22, and I have more recently read a lot of Vonnegut. More recently, I've gotten into more human experience books like Last Exit to Brooklyn and the Razor's Edge, as well as Trout Fishing In America. Kon-Tiki was the last book I really read. I also read tons of non-fiction books about the machinations that make up the world we live in.

b) Lawrence of Arabia is my favorite movie and I have watched it twice in one day (about 8 hours). The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction, A River Runs Through It, Slap Shot are all great movies. I love epic movies, but I like to watch a good comedy more often than not. Horror flicks are boring except for The Thing which is badass. I like being surprised.

c) Most of my experience is rock growing up from Led Zeppelin on up through post-grunge. My first cd was The Offspring: Americana. I love Queens of the Stone Age and Bush best. I've recently gone through folk/old western phases while living with Greenfest. I'm exploring euro-club dance techno. R&B all sounds the same to me. Modern country is only dull rock chords with southern accents and a steel guitar/fiddle in the background. Since coming south, I have developed an intense dislike of "Dirty South" rap. My favorite song of all-time is "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot. If you don't like Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity video (and the hat, too!), you have some unresolved issues. I don't know any current bands and I don't really go to shows. Unless you invite me. I'll go anywhere I'm invited. I think it's in response to the many years that I was never invited to anything.

d) If you make food, I'll eat it and like it - I promise - and I cook, too. Craft beer is overall my favorite thing these days.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
To tell the truth, I think that I could do without everything some days - even though my wife wouldn't let me do without most of it. She's right, in that like my creature comforts, but I could do it and probably be surprisingly positive about it. Mind over matter.

And fine -

1. Computer
2. Trading material
3. Time to think
4. Space heater
5. Going crazy some days
6. Sense of Touch
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about the randominity of my existence all the time. I never really stop thinking so here's what I've been thinking about lately:

I love the ebb and flow of the world. It's been year's since I've read Siddhartha, but I love the analogy of the river as life. It always changes - the water is never still, nor stagnant. Yet it constantly moves and slowly changes course and it always flows to the sea. I like thinking about modern situations in the past sense. What would my grandfather have said if he were in my shoes? How about the ancient Greek equivalent?

And the river itself...quite a conundrum. I live in a city where the river cuts sharply through a canyon rather than flow down an easy valley to the ocean. But why does it flow this way?

It's because the river outdates the mountains. The river was here long before the mountains - and we think of those as older. Rivers are consequential to modern human thinking. We can bridge them without difficulty. They are hardly a burden or blockage. Mountains are much more an obstacle. Still, the river is the force of nature and the mountain is the consequence.

Don't get it? Eh, I've been drinking and I don't feel like editing for style or clarity. Live with it and you shall find enlightenment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking a beer and curling up with a good friend of mine who I live with and share a bed with. Usually, the cat, the dog, and the ferret want to join in, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm always prepared for the worst of the worst situation, in self defense and self preservation, and if you hang around me, I'll do the same for you.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I met my wife on OkCupid. So unless you want advice on that, then you may not want to. Beside I probably won't respond because I consider this a dating website, and I'm not dating anyone. It kind of makes me uncomfortable to think in that manner. Still I update once in a while.

You should message me if you have something to say and no one to say it to. Really, that's it for now. If I can't have an interesting conversation with you then I'm not interested, period.

I'm not here to judge you either. I hold a few terrible secrets from people that will never find an outlet through me. They hold a few for me, too.