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I once had a Texas accent. I pronounce "Nevada" correctly.
Of all the inconsequential things in the world, baseball is the
I'd rather be reading a book than doing whatever I'm doing.
I'm not pushy or confrontational. I would think that I don't like
other people who are pushy or confrontational, but I guess the
world needs them to get shit done. It takes all types.
I'd like to think an ideal mate is a best buddy type. I'm not into
exciting drama or
passive aggressiveness. I do like personal space and I don't feel
people have to call or even see each other every 4 hours of every
day, but I'd like to think whoever "the one is for me", they
probably have best buddy makeup.
Concentrating on school has made me a slob. I'm becoming too
sedentary and eating too much red meat. Let's eat good food and
walk/run/make-sweat so I can be less slobby.
Because I've spent my entire life in hot places, I probably wear
shorts at inappropriate times. I yearn to be cold. I want an
invigorating chill. I don't want snow and ice because I couldn't
handle driving/walking/living in it, but I like that brisk upper
40s to mid 50s and I'll wear some goddamn shorts to remind me that
I'm allergic to mammals. At least the non-humanoid ones. Sadly, I'm
really allergic to cats. I don't want this to be a deal breaker. I
know how important pets are to pet owners. I have a gut feeling
that "the one for me" is probably a pet owner. We'll figure
What I’m doing with my life
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I put books on shelves. Professionally.
I'm also getting a Master's Degree so I can talk about how to put
books on shelves theoretically. (I graduate in December '15!)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I know a whole lot of stupid, useless bullshit regarding history
and geography that I never get to practically use. If someone makes
the mistake of enlisting me for trivia night, they always load me
up with alcohol and then I cannot remember all the useless bullshit
I knew before but never had the chance to use. If you need to know
what the capital of Senegal is or who the 11th President of the
United States was, I'm your man.
Also, spelling. Except for fat fingers on a tiny phone keyboard,
I'm pretty solid on the spelling bee team.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Flannel or flannel-like aesthetic.
I may be stuck in 1993. Not only do I wear flannel too much but I
didn't even know people hated cargo shorts until about three months
ago. What am I supposed to do with all these cargo shorts? I've
spent my entire life raised in hot places (deserts or the South)
where you wear shorts year round and cargo shorts are like the
winter clothes of hot places.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't want to be judged for my tastes in media or let those
tastes define me to someone else. It's nice when someone else likes
what I like, but it's a big ol' world and there's lots of shit we
haven't read, heard, or seen, and we might as well try to cover all
of those bases at some point.
Although I will take a wild shot and say that if you hate the
Beatles, Black Sabbath, or the Pixies, it's just not going to work
out between us. I can probably put up with your bullshit if you
hated one of those bands, but it's already over if you hate at
least two of them. Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, the Melvins. Spaghetti
western soundtracks and such.
Food? Well, I have a dairy allergy, so my Mexican/Italian intake is
pretty minimal. I like meat a whole lot but for reasons of desire
for a healthier life, I will gladly swing towards veganism if it
were an issue with a date/friend/partner. Literally anything
"Asian" from Afghanistan to Japan blows my mind. I could strictly
eat anything from that entire continent and be happy. Granted,
whatever passes for "Asian" in a restaurant one finds in America. I
haven't had spider eyeballs or whatever you may claim is authentic
that I'm unaware of.
I've always been biased towards non-fiction on the book circuit.
Preferably history, but I'll take a layperson's introduction to
science topics, a biography, or some other flavor of non-fiction.
I've tried to stretch myself and get into the fiction game lately.
I'm also starting to put the toes in the shallow end of the comic
book world. But, yeah, history books are where it's at.
I'm not much of a movie guy. I like the idea of movies as an art
form, but I just seldom have a spare 90-120 minutes to commit when
I routinely commit 90-120 minutes to all sorts of things in
I've discovered podcasts this past year. In terms of media to
devour, I probably devote most my time listening to podcasts.
Nerdist-related, Marc Maron....history ones like Revolutions and
the History of Rome are great....and sports podcasts raise the
intellectual bar of sports talk radio so goddamn high, it makes me
proud to be an American. Stuff You Should Know, Skeptic's Guide to
the Universe, anything, really.
I feel like sports loyalties should be here. Because I've moved
around, I lose sleep at night about this one: are you supposed to
be a life long fan of the first team in each sport you liked or are
you supposed to just like the team of wherever you currently live?
I went to UNLV, so that covers college sports. I grew up in Dallas
and I will never ditch the Cowboys. I have jumped on the San
Francisco Giants bandwagon since moving here for baseball. I try to
justify them as my "National League team" and my childhood favorite
Texas Rangers as my "American League team." I do visit my brother
in Seattle often and probably see about 6-12 Mariner games a year.
I waffle on the NBA between the Warriors and the Mavericks and I
lean towards the Dallas Stars in hockey. I casually like the San
Jose Earthquakes, but I'm a psychotic Liverpool FC supporter.
Sports loyalties wouldn't factor into my opinion for a potential
date. I think I'm more likely to get along with someone who likes a
rival sports team than with someone who doesn't like sports at all
(although liking the Dodgers, the Angels, or Manchester United
would be slightly irritating).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
As a matter of principle, I hate click bait, which are strongly
list based. Therefore, I choose not to participate in list making
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As of December 26th, 2014, there are 100 days until baseball
On the one hand, I'm mega-mega-atheist, and I strongly disagree
with the substance of most all religions. On the other hand, I hear
the "don't blame all of us on the actions of a small group of
insane people" loud and clear and I can get down with that. There's
plenty of cannon fodder for dismay in the forms of ACTIONS done by
individuals and institutions that you don't need to waste precious
dismay on those who don't deserve it. I can recognize that there
are plenty of great and awesome people who may wave a different
flag than I do and that's cool with me. I say this all with the
caveat that blasphemy is not bigotry. I reserve the right to make
fun of things I find to be silly.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Because I'm chasing a Master's Degree and I'm working two jobs, I
don't know what day it is, I have no time for this Friday night you
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You know, I have a lot of pictures of me interacting with musical
instruments, but I dropped playing music cold turkey when I moved
to California (which was April 2011). I don't think music is
seriously in my future for a long time. It was a phase, I guess.
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whether or not you should message me.
I'm way into Facebook. If you just want to Friend it up there and
nothing more, then I think I'd be happy enough to hear your
occasional blurbs about life. It's the small things that make life
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