Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a geek at heart, with a love for the finer things in life, but
not so high brow that I'll turn my nose up the simple things. Yes,
I'll have a $30 glass of scotch with my What-A-Burger. At the
moment, I'm starting a new chapter in my life. I'm determined to
get out and enjoy life, despite that my job schedule makes it
difficult to hang out with my friends, as most of the guys I work
with live all over the country, or are rarely home when I am.
I'm a little shy and quiet at first. I'll be the guy who listens
more than talks. But when I'm passionate about something I can talk
at great length about that subject. I'm a smart ass and I embrace
both aspects of that trait, being both smart and an ass. Which has
gotten me into a fair about of trouble with my betters throughout
life. But fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
I don't fit well into any archetype. I'm not a jock, I love video
games and good movies, I love to read as much as watch a show. I
love to shoot and I love outdoors stuff, but I hate the heat of
Houston, so I don't go out that much. I'm from the Northwest and I
miss the trees and the mountains and having four seasons. I'm not
religious, but I am not without a spiritual side. I'm neither a
republican or democrat, as I fall somewhere in the middle. I really
think that both parties have their heads too far up their own asses
to ever do any real good. I might be a little crazy, but the crazy
mixed up with smarts and a razor wit, makes for some funny dinner
conversation. I own guns, enjoy shooting and fully believe in the
2nd Amendment, but I'm not a "gun nut", and I do feel that some
regulation on firearms is necessary. While I work offshore and live
in the south, I consider myself a feminist and a LGBT ally who
believes in true equality for all.
Having explored the poly/open relationship path for a couple of
years now, I have realized that the monogamous social construct is
not the only option. This path has made me grow in ways that I
never would have anticipated, and I have learned a lot about
myself. I won't try to convince anyone that it's been easy and
painless. But what I've discovered about myself and the friends
that I have made and lost along the way have been worth the
temporary pain and heartache.
I have a great daughter who is the light of my life. She has
acquired a rather ghoulish and possibly inappropriate sense of
humor; to which I am partly responsible for. She is an amazing kid
and while she can make me crazy, she keeps me grounded and makes me
Update, September 2013
After 20 years of smoking, I have been cigarette free for three
months. I'm not a complete non-smoker though. I've exchanged the
cigarette habit for e-cigarettes. Instead of stinking of stale
smoke, I now puff on a sonic screwdriver and smell of baked goods.
I still love a good cigar, but not as a daily habit.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Caution. Life in progress. Please keep your hands and feet inside
while life is in motion. Someone will be by with a moist towelette
if you need to freshen up.
Thank You For your cooperation.
I work offshore and have one of the best geek jobs ever. I get to
work on giant underwater robots and the controls are basically a
multi-million dollar video game.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'd say that my greatest skill and one of my passions is cooking.
I've been playing around in the kitchen all my life and since I was
7, I wanted to be a chef. I made that goal, then had it pissed on.
Now I cook for fun and not for a paycheck. It's better that
I'm pretty good at fixing stuff and general tinkering. I've built
an AR15 from parts as well as disassembled and reassembled a
hydraulically powered robot arm with complex electronics and only
had a few pieces left over.
My wife claims that I'm very orally skilled in certain areas that
only a woman would appreciate. Not bragging, just listing my skills
as they have been evaluated by others.
I'm pretty good with tying knots, but thats part of my job.
I seem to be some sort of Old People Whisperer. Old folks and
friends' parents love me. Which has doomed many adolescent
relationships for me, as young girls tend to want to piss off their
parents with their boyfriends.
Since joining OkCupid, I've noticed that I'm also good at not being
an idiot douchbage asshat when attempting to communicate with
women. I was not aware that this was something that would set me
apart from the masses, but after seeing the silly nonsense that my
female friends gets in their inbox everyday, I guess I have a
rarefied skill set. This superpower allows me to communicate at a
level higher than, "YOU PRETTY! MONGO WANT WANT SEE NAKED! MONGO
WANT SEXY FUN TIME YOU".
The first things people usually notice about me
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Damn! Who put this wall here? I'm tall and generally a big guy. I'd
guess my eyes, and most people claim that I don't smile much. Most
women seem to like how I smell. While that hardly counts as "first
thing noticed", it's certainly better that BO being noticed
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Read a lot of crime thrillers and true crime. Michael
Connelly and Ann Rule are two great of examples respectively. I
grew up in Washington state, the alleged "Serial Killer" capitol of
the US, so it's a subject that hits close to home. I like sci-fi
and I'm currently reading book 5 of the Songs of Ice and Fire (Game
of Thrones) series. While Anthony Bourdain is great on TV, his
writing is even better. His style is a lot like Chuck Palahniuk's,
who is also a great writer. Rolled through Choke in 2 days. Love
Douglas Adams. The Hitchhikers Guide series was laugh out loud in
public funny. If you've never read Don't Tell my Mom I Work on the
Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse, it's worth a
read for some insight into the crazy world of working offshore and
in the oil/gas industry. William Gibson and Robert Heinlein are my
two major sci-fi heroes.
Movies: I like to be entertained when I watch a movie. I love
horror movies and Sci-fi. I like a good comedy, as long as it's
smart. I'll give anything a shot really. If there's sub-titles, I'm
cool with that, but I need to know that going into it, so I can be
ready for 2 hours of reading.
TV: I like shows like Dexter, Fringe, Community, and Justified. Dr
Who, Torchwood, and House of Cards are some of my new must see
shows. There are plenty of others that I watch in bulk while I'm
Music: I'm all over the place with music. My iPod has a very broad
range of stuff on it. Wu Tang Clan to Norah Jones, Mozart to
Marilyn Manson, Jimi Hendrix to Skrillex. What I listen to depends
on my mood and what I'm doing.
Food: I can't really pick a favorite. I can eat Mexican and Tex-mex
all the time without getting tired of it. But I love food in
general. If there's bacon involved, I'll try it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order
4: A Job
5: My daughter
6: A good knife (it's always the right tool for the job)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When I'm at work I think about work, my daughter, better food,
boobs, beer and sex.. When I'm home, I think about how to make my
family happier and the future. Also think about boobs, sex, food
and beer. When I really get to thinking, I ponder the mysteries in
life and question everything we were taught about our world.
I wonder why the concept of compersion took so long to be
recognized as a thing, and why it took the growth of polyamory to
give it a name.
If the old wives tale about your heart stopping when you sneeze is
true, what would happen if you hooked someone up to an AED
(automated external defibrillator) and threw pepper in their face?
I have a basic understanding of how the thing works, so I'm
relatively sure that it won't kill them; but I'd bet it would be
hilarious to watch. Better than the "Don't taz me bro!" video.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have a few typical Friday nights. When I'm offshore, I'm either
on shift working or asleep. When I'm home, we either hang out and
watch movies, play video games with my kid. Maybe go out for a
movie and dinner.
Since joining OKC, my social life has gotten much more interesting.
Friday may include cigars and single malt scotch at Downing St.
Looking ridiculous dancing my ass off in a club on Washington Ave.
A pub and food truck crawl through Montrose. Or just hanging out
with friends. All in all, I'm far less likely to be at home on a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My love of bacon almost borders on sexual.
I'm looking forward to the Zombie Apocalypse.
You should message me if
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you find you have anything in common with me.
you want to kick my ass at (enter video game here)
you don't mind that I'm a firm believer in ethical non monogamy and
that there is a good chance that I'm dating someone who also shares
you love bacon and want me to cook it for you.
If you live inside The Loop or are at least willing to drive here
on occasion. As my social life had become more active, it is harder
to schedule the time when I need to drive an hour each way every
time I want to meet someone. Not saying that I won't, but meeting
me half way is helpful. Plus, I live on the the corner of Awesome
and KickAss and there's just so much to do and see here. I am not a
suburbs guy who goes to Applebee's for a night out.
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