jakona
37 San Diego, CA
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My self-summary
So I need to apologize for not having very many recent pictures... I just haven't had many taken recently and I LASIK at the end of 2013, so I am not wearing my glasses anymore.

There is nothing magical about who I am. I’m the guy next-door. I’m the nice guy that wonders why “nice guys finish last,” but at the same time hopes that he can break the mold. I grew up in a very supportive and happy home. I look at my parents in awe of what they’ve managed to accomplish while raising 3 boys.
I wonder what my future has in store for me, but I know that no matter what happens, everything is going to be all right. I came up with this saying, a Jasonism if you will: "Don't talk to the man that stole your water, he might just steal your heart." It makes very little sense and I'm not sure what it means but it certainly makes you think!

I'm also a social member of the SDNAA (San Diego New Atheists & Agnostics). We are a fun loving group of like-minded people exploring the world without all the religious dogma. Check us out: http://www.meetup.com/san-diego-atheists-agnostics/

I am affable, loyal, and humorous
What I’m doing with my life
Living the American Dream... Working full-time to pay the bills. But seriously, I enjoy my job (I can't say I love it because, of course, there are days). I get to wear so many different "hats" with my position that no day is the same and I'm always on my toes!

Project "get my ass back in shape" is in full effect. I broke my ankle in June 2014, it was surprisingly tougher to rebound from!
I’m really good at
listening... I have learned that most of the time, all I really need to do is listen. I also really enjoy helping/volunteering. I don't do enough of it, but I'm working on changing that! Oh yeah and research... well maybe I'm not always good at it but I certainly enjoy it... I enjoy in finding that piece of information or price or object almost as much as I enjoy hunting for it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Typically people notice me because I'm being loud or outrageous. I'll be honest, I'm not a "pretty boy" but I'm very personable and love to make people laugh! I am also a big guy, I was a swimmer and water polo player in my youth and have the shoulders to prove it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Great Expectations, Siddhartha, The Dark Tower series, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter series

Movies - The Usual Suspects, Unforgiven, Mumford, Into The Wild, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Fight Club

TV - Dexter, Dollhouse, Mad Men, Bones, Friday Night Lights, Firefly, Deadwood, Carnivale, Game of Thrones, Rehab Addict, Skins (UK), Love it or List it.

Music - Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Wallflowers, Smashing Pumpkins, David Berkeley (check him out), Lykki Li and many more.

Food - Mashed Potatoes, Pizza, Sushi, Thai, Moroccan @ Kous Kous (Yum), Greek, Hodads... OK, I just like food!
The six things I could never do without
- Water: to swim in... swimming
- Music: to soothe the savage beast
- Comfortable Sneakers: self explanatory
- Friends: to keep me grounded
- Food: nom nom
- Atheism: it is a wonderful thing!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people do the things they do... the motivation or motive or selflessness or selfishness. I usually have something nutty or generally pointless running through my head. Otherwise I'm trying to plan my next big adventure or just researching the randomness that seems to occupy me!
On a typical Friday night I am
I try to be out and about as much as possible, but honestly, I really enjoy a nice relaxing evening at home. So it probably depends on what kind of week it was and what kind of weekend I have planned!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had 2 voluntary, yet necessary, shoulder surgeries a couple years ago (2009) and I'm still trying to get things physically back to normal... it was much more difficult than I thought it would be.
You should message me if
You are someone who is a good listener, you aren't afraid to do something spontaneous, or can just spend a day cuddling on the couch. Someone who can make a decision and isn’t stressing over what I think. You enjoy a grody sense of humor.
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