In a verb: osmose
In a stereotype: geek
In a color: verdigris
In a product: gaff tape
In a smell: nag champa and petrichor
Living inspirations: Alton Brown, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Angelou, Bradley Lewis(Slothfurnace), Dan Steinhilber, Mike Shinoda, and Gilad Benari.
I'm going to pause right here where it says religion in that little box to the right (if you're on a phone, you'll just have to use your imagination...I'd recommend viewing this in a browser anyway, because the mobile apps strip links and formatting), and explain the unexplainable. I'm an Agno-Deist semi-Christian, with strong Buddhist and Taoist influences.
Quaere summus veritae omni.
I am straightedge, but that doesn't make me Mormon. It also doesn't mean that I judge you if you aren't, so I'd prefer if you don't judge me just because I am.
I'm always open to opinions, ideas, and intelligent debate, but frankly I don't care about your religion—or lack thereof—and we'll get along splendidly as long as you don't step on my lack thereof. If these topics are important or enjoyable for you, I'll be more than happy to engage you, and I might even agree with you, or pick up something new. Just don't expect me to change for you.
I'm very free spirited, open minded, creative, and passionate.
I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and rather than focusing on any one talent, I collect them. I love to create. Anything that I can do with my hands; anything that challenges me to think outside of the box. Unconventional is my routine.
It seems that in the current pop culture generation, geekiness is actually trendy. I've noticed it's something most people capable of using the internet are set on using as a positive thing. That's awesome, power to the geeks. I really am one, though, both contemporary and traditional. People with an irrational fear of information absorption, high gamer scores, goofy laughing, or serious conversation probably won't like me.
If I can keep from boring you for more than an hour though, you're likely to discover an incredibly rich and multifaceted person who's a total sucker for romance. I like interacting with people and knowing that however small it may have been, some impact has been made on both our lives. My entire life is built on old-world fundamentals, with a modern twist.
I believe in firelight chivalry and dusky expression.
I love meeting new people and trying new things, but most of all I love the feeling of connection. That moment when the chemistry clicks, and for that brief little eternity, the world is okay again.
If I lived —or at least tried to live— my life by any one fundamental principle, it would be balance. Keeping all manipulable things in moderation and cooperation, and finding the most peaceful and efficient solutions to the things beyond my control. I'm not some saint, or role model of humanity. I fail more often than I'd like to admit, and sometimes I'm far too ambitious for my own good. The important part is that I always try to do my best, and in the end that's the best anyone can offer.