My name is Atticus. Yes, I've read 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' It's
one of my favorite books. I'm a loud person. I enjoy taking my Jeep
off road, busting things on my F-350, and completely shredding the
engine in my Dakota. (Update: Blew the engine in the Dakota more
than 3 years ago. 4 seized pistons, and bust the coolant walls.) I
love driving just for the sake of driving, it tends to help keep me
level headed. I make no guarantees as to how much hair I have on
any one day. It cycles between shaved and short. I was born in Port
Townsend, WA. I've moved around a lot. Before I enlisted in the
Navy, I spent the last 10 or so years in Southwest Missouri. Yes,
I'm a country boy. I mix the country with being that guy that knows
everything about computers and being a decent auto mechanic. I was
a band geek from 5th grade till I graduated high school. I play
trumpet. I enjoy hanging out with friends. Alcohol is NOT needed to
make everything fun. I like exploring the area I live in.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Sailor in the United States Navy, stationed aboard the Los
Angeles-class Fast Attack Submarine USS Providence. I've been in
over 5 years, and have less than one left. I'm a Fire Control
Technician (I shoot torpedoes at people.) I enjoy being in the
Navy, it's a good life, I've made a lot of friends, and it's a
guaranteed paycheck. Money is NOT what my life revolves around,
although it makes a lot of things rather easier.
I’m really good at
In my past life, I was an IT professional, specializing in
*nix/*BSD system administration. I'm still damned good at it. I'm a
decent auto mechanic. I'm really good at 'wrangling' sheep and
goats and giving them all injections, and stabbing myself with the
needle only every 1 in 15 shots.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short-ish, and I enjoy driving overly large vehicles. I'm loud,
outgoing (sort-of), and I enjoy just acting like an overall idiot
at times (most of them).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Nearly any sci-fi book or movie. I also enjoy horror movies. Any
music but jazz. Any food.
Favorite authors: Robert Heinlein, David Weber, Douglas Adams, Ray
Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and a whole slew of others. I own roughly
500 lbs. worth of books. I long ago stopped counting how many
books, and measure by weight now.
Movies: They're movies. I enjoy them. I don't really have any
specific favorites that come to mind.
Television: I rarely watch TV, but when I do it's usually Sci-Fi,
Discovery, or The History Channel.
The six things I could never do without
Good question. I'll have to think about that.
After due consideration, I've narrowed my needs down to only one
thing, a durable knife (think Ka-Bar). Once you have a knife, there
is very little you can't fabricate for yourself to survive after
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My career, if I have enough money to do anything with, and why
isn't this code working right.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, driving around, having a good time. I
like to get out, see things, go to the occasional party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
While I highly value privacy, there is very little I'm not willing
to share. Just ask me, and you'll probably get an answer.
I am a very blunt, and honest person. I don't lie, and I don't
cushion the truths I tell. I'm almost always serious, and very
literal. Many forms of humor will cause me to stop and think before
I figure it out.
You should message me if
If you have the urge to. You can also:
Get my phone number here
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rick-roll, just a ReCaptcha to keep computers from grabbing my