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.
Having explored the poly/open relationship path for a while 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.
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.