Long story short: I'm generally a happy person with a positive outlook on life. I've got my fair share of problems, quibbles, quirks, etc. But I keep my chin up and persevere, perspire, and manage to be so pleasant in the mornings my coworkers bought me a stuffed Care Bear named Funshine Bear.
I'm fairly accomplished for my age, having had a strange childhood growing up. From the "strange" in that my parents were happy, loved each other, and loved me, to taking vacations by myself to foreign countries at 14. Take your pick as to which is more unusual :)
I don't play the guitar, and I'm not a huge football fan, but I do love video games and cars, so it's not like I totally check my testicles at the door. Between that, the proper bits and pieces, and the unerring ability to tell the truth when it really matters, I think I do alright when it comes to "being a man". I get excited about girls sometimes, and can't stand dating "rules", but I still am happy to open doors for a girl and even hold her coat when she needs it. Or piggyback her across a wet parking lot :)
I used to have a well-developed sense of articulacy, both when speaking and in public, but obviously something has happened since then.
As far as some likes and dislikes go, here goes:
Likes: Formula One, 24, Wii (code: 4282 1810 9123 7798), Dreamcast, Final Fantasy, Porsche, Pineapple, Smoothies (even if they are called "Hawaiian Heart Throbs" and my coworkers make me order it using the full name), myself, dogs, German/European-style board games, especially Settlers of Catan and Tigris and Euphrates.
Dislikes: Phones, bad drivers, cell phone drivers, corn, mustard, cats, mayonaise (except in trace amounts), the word 'sardonic'.
Other fun stuff: I travel a bit. Portland, Boulder, Boston, NYC, Atlanta, San Francisco, etc. Feel free to say hi, even if you're in strange and distant lands :)
I am empathic, mature, and kind