I'm a recovering computer tech guy who's finally come to the conclusion that I'm way too sociable to be doing that sort of thing. In fact, I have displayed several nerdish tendencies in my time: the gaming, the comics, the movies, etc. I'm not really into any of that any longer, but the friends and connections I've made in the assorted industries give me a great reason to travel all over the country to conventions and such. Some people go to these things to play games and get costumed up; I go to party, socialize, and network. In the end, everyone's happy.
Many of my local friends though are those who might qualify as fairly nerdy, and it's a bit frustrating as they're usually not up for a night of debauchery like I am. The vile World of Warcraft has corrupted way too many otherwise normal individuals, and I cannot wait for the day it loses its vice grip on the nerdy masses and in turn allows these people want to actually leave the house again.
I'm pretty snarky, and I like to invent words that are derived from positive adjectives, often dealing with taste (example: snarkalicious) or the nomenclature of dinosaurs (snarkosaurus). I'm clever and quick with the jokes, at times at the expense of others, so the thin-skinned types tend not to enjoy me on occasion. While it may seem like I'm always making with the funny, I can go into super-logician mode and defend any person or point that deserves defending 'til the cows come home. And considering I live nowhere near any cows, that could be a long, long time.
When I'm all snarked out, I'm an avid sports fan, both of the playing and the watching variety, particularly the New York Mets and Islanders.
I grew up in Queens, went to school in Arizona (Arizona State University, go Sun Devils!), and now live in North Jersey. The huge majority of my social time, such as it is, is spent in Manhattan or out on Long Island, but I'm looking to expand the horizons of my social destinations. So invite me somewhere, please.
I call all my devices and accoutrements that start with the letter C "Clarence." So that'd be cars, computers, cell phones, cutlery, etc. I'm not sure why I do this, but there's a good chance before long, I'll begin referring to yours, if you're female, as "Clarice." Don't ask why, just accept it for what it is... weird, but harmless.
DOGS! I love dogs! So much so that I can't help but point one out anytime I see one in the middle of the street, any time, any place, and say "hey lil doggie" whenever one walks by. I can spend hours hanging on the fence like an idiot at the Union Square or Chelsea Piers dog parks, just watching 'em. Needless to say I'm not a big cat fan, but I've learned to live with them, as long as you can learn to live with me commenting all the time on how boring they are and how you'd be much happier with a dog.
Turn-offs: I'm really not into the whole tattoo and piercing thing. In moderation, it's fine, but in excess, it's just no good for me.
Turn-ons: women in glasses, natural non-freckly redheads (don't get me wrong, I enjoy freckles, brunettes, and blonds, too!), French-speaking women (I don't speak a lick of it, so I won't have any idea what you're saying, but I really don't care :P), several other things which can be discovered in time. Mind you, none of these are essential, but they're certainly appreciated ;]
To sum me up, I can be silly and a wise-ass, but am a fantastic person to talk to about the "serious stuff" and am a sweetheart to those I call friend :] Not a fan of telling people what they want to hear, I'm quite blunt in expressing my views on things, as I don't feel I'm doing friends any good by paying them lip service. I'm always willing to lend a helping hand with anything I can, and I will never ever ever betray a confidence. I tend to have the same expectations of others, though, and that can cause a bit of consternation when they're not met. Do unto others and all that. I'm not exactly shy, and usually have no problem making conversation with people I've just met. Takes two to tango, though, and, while I do find myself interesting, dominating a conversation simply because the person with whom you're speaking has nothing to say is no fun at all.
I am clever with the wit, perceptive, and up for anything