Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Yep… Just what in the world to write to come across as fairly
interesting while at the same time not looking like a completely
self-absorbed knob? Beats me, as I normally find out about people
through conversation as opposed to a few lines of text on a
website, but I suppose you have to start somewhere right?
I just recently returned to the Chicago area although I was born,
raised, and spent more than thirty years on the northwest side of
the city itself. I spent the last eight years living in Mesa, AZ
prior to moving back to the Midwest.
I normally spend about half of the month on the road delivering
vehicles all across the country and I invest some of my other free
time traveling to conventions and trade shows ; obviously I enjoy
meeting folks all over the US and seeing plenty of the sites. Since
I'm self-employed, I get to make my own schedule and luckily don't
have a boss hovering over my head. As far as the conventions and
trade shows, I run a website which is devoted to what people like
to consider “geek culture” so tend to be checking out movies,
comics, games, and the like before the rest of the public gets
their hands on them. While this probably sounds pretty sweet (and,
truth be told, it is) it also means I invest a lot of time into
shooting video and writing up articles for my site.
This boils down to not spending a lot of time at home and being on
the go quite a bit. Funny enough all of this probably makes me much
more appealing, since so much is usually cooking in my world I
don’t have a lot of time to be bothering someone else with what
might be wrong with their world. I’m not trying to say I’m too busy
to care about or to invest myself in someone else’s life (I do it
all the time) but I’m not looking to complete anyone nor need
someone to complete me.
I’m kind of a big kid at heart what with the comics and games and
so forth but that doesn’t mean I don’t conduct myself as an adult.
I take the responsibilities of life seriously so it isn’t as if I
live in my parent’s basement, need to borrow someone’s car, or
scrape by to meet day-to-day needs. I suppose I get to enjoy being
a big kid, and get to run a website devoted to frivolous things,
because I take such a hard stand as far as getting work done and
paying bills on time. Yeah, I’m pretty old school in that
I will say I’m a “Blue Stater” through and through and a practicing
atheist and I know that doesn’t play very well here in Indiana. As
far as god, I’m not overly concerned with people’s beliefs as long
as they aren’t preaching hatred against anyone who isn’t like them
- I don’t think “the gays” are going to Hell; I don’t think anyone
not subscribed to a particular religion is better or worse than the
next; I don’t believe you have any better answers about why we’re
here than anyone else.
I have no interest in pulling a Sam Harris in telling anyone why
their faith is wrong. I just don’t have time to jig and dance with
people who want to find excuses for their own insecurities and
bigotry in some words (possibly) written thousands of years ago; I
guarantee if there is a god he/she will be much happier with me
doing my best to live life to the fullest, and benefiting my fellow
man, than someone who rained piss and vinegar on those who were
Or, in other words, don’t let the fact I’m a nonbeliever scare you
since what god you may or may not follow means a lot less to me
than in your trying to be a good human being. Hopefully you’ll give
me that same benefit.
Open and honest is my bag of tricks, and I think I’m pretty well
grounded in reality for the most part. I’m not a guy or a dude but
a man. Lately I’ve found plenty of boys in the world (regardless of
age) masquerading as men and that's just not my style. Not to say
I'm going to judge other people on how they go about life but I sum
myself with a few lines from the classic 80's flick 'Say
I saw the movie a long time ago but this exchange has always stayed
D.C.: Lloyd, why do you have to be like this?
Lloyd: 'Cause I'm a guy. I have pride.
Corey: You're not a guy.
Lloyd: I am.
Corey: No. The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don't be a
What more to say?
More than anything I posted this profile to meet some new people
since I don’t want to do the bar scene and I know I don’t to come
across as I’m in need of a girlfriend, since that’s surely not the
case. I just looking to hopefully meet some cool people who might
possibly share some common interests and where it leads is a roll
of the dice.
Since I'd rather not have this intro run novella length, at least
I've tossed out a bit about me so I welcome anyone who'd like to
send along a "Howdy." I can't say I'm expecting to find some sort
of true love online but I would like to meet new people and
friends. I can say I'm a relatively normal person, fairly
interesting to get to know, and at least capable of providing a
laugh or three.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a self employed licensed and bonded transporter. I also spend a
lot of time on the road covering trade shows and conventions
devoted to what people these days like to call "geek culture."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I think that old term Jack of All Trades, Master of None applies. I
can probably name more things I'm pretty good at than those I
completely suck at so I'd rather not come across as a
Plus I'm quick with a joke or to light up your smoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I really do look like my photos... Seriously. Not saying that's a
good or bad thing but at least it's legit. Something else that
comes across is I say what's on my mind. Of course, I just don't
randomly blurt anything at which pops to mind and have tact, but
I'm not one for wasting people's time by bs'ing them since there
really isn't much purpose in that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
All in all really wide ranging...
Movies: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Doctor Strangelove, just to toss
a few out there. Yes, I do watch movies that are in color though
too... I'd say my movie collection is somewhere around 350-400 or
so and I do movies reviews for my site so there's always something
which need watching.
TV: Mad Men, The Walking Dead, a lot of BBC shows (The IT Crowd is
classic!) - I know everyone says it but I really don't watch a
whole lot of TV. Normally if the TV is on, I've got some sort of
documentary or indie flick streaming on Netflix. I have to say I
avoid reality TV like the plague and people who are reality TV
junkies like a bigger plague. Sorry reality TV fans but if that's
your bag of tricks I'll bet real money we won't get along.
Music: U2, Bruce Springsteen, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Wye Oak, Rush
(don't bust my chops about Rush... Go see them live and we'll
talk...); just about anything from someone who probably won't shoot
me after the concert.
Books: Yikes! There's loads so don't even know where to start! I
listen to a lot of audiobooks while I'm in the midst of doing
something else. I tend to reread Stephen King's On Writing from
time to time just to get some imaginative juices flowing and always
bust out a little H.P. Lovecraft when I'm in the mood for some
Food: Anything that won't eat me first... I might be tempted to
engage in a little hand to hand to see if it'll eat me first
though. No offense but I'm a meat eater so I have no interest in
debating the pros and cons of that with vegans.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good book or three
A cold beer on a hot day (or any other day)
Baseball and in particular the Chicago Cubs
An interesting game to play
Hey you got seven, so there's a bonus one tossed in there!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...a plethora of things. I have one of those minds that sometimes
moves a few miles a minute so there's always something cooking in
my head. I'm not flighty at all and I'm not much for blanking or
zoning out either so something is usually going on in my head...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
A couple thousand miles from home. Not too many Friday nights are
typical since I'm on the road a lot. If anything, I'd probably be
hanging out trying out a new game of some sort to write about,
catching a movie to review or just kicking back chatting with
people over a drink.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'd say send along a message if you're interested in meeting a
relatively normal, gainfully employed man - with a healthy dose of
self esteem - who has no interest in trying to knock boots or whisk
you down the wedding aisle after 15 minutes. Plus, as an added
bonus, I'm usually good for a chuckle. Seriously, I can be funny as
hell if you appreciate a good dose of sarcasm - and a bit of
wickedness - with your humor.
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