Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Author, reader, veteran, former thespian, occasional video gamer,
and all-around geek who is often affectionately referred to as a
"big dork." I'm nomadic, which comes with being a military brat and
a service member myself. I've been in Arizona three years and I'm
already thinking it might be time for a move, even if it's just
somewhere within the state.
I'm also a bit of a throwback. The kind of guy who picks up the tab
on a date (and won't bother asking for a date unless I can do it,
and while allowing the lady to order whatever she wants), opens
doors, pulls out chairs, etc. I'll even call you ma'am from time to
time until I start to feel comfortable around you, and even then,
that still might slip out down the road.
Also, I'm prone to be rather reticent without provocation. I'm
actually surprised I've said as much as I have already. So, if you
are wondering something about me, then ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a full-time job to put food on the table in addition to my
duties in the NG. I'm also an occasional blogger. I'm working on
getting books published with the hope of achieving at least
underground success at some point. One book's already out and
another one is waiting to be edited.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing, debates, reading, analyzing works of fiction, the
occasional burst of sarcasm and humor, flirtation, and karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
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is that I'm big and I'm black. I kid you not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Robert Ludlum, old Vince Flynn (his newer stuff is eh), Tom
Clancy, Jack Murphy, Andrew Britton.
Film: Pulp Fiction, Spy Game, Spartan (David Mamet film), Proof of
Life, Man on Fire (Denzel's version, not the Scott Glenn version),
The Avengers, Thor, Tears of the Sun, Black Hawk Down, Casino
Royale, Taken…Donnie Darko messed with my head, and I'd like to
experience that again.
Shows: The Shield, 24, The Unit, Sleeper Cell, NYPD Blue, Strike
Back (the British version is better than the American
Music: A little of everything. Pretty big Eminem fan.
Food: I like a lot of things. I don't like grilled onions or
mushrooms. Love spicy foods. The hotter, the better.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm an infantryman. There are things I would fight very hard not to
relinquish, such as my computer, my books, a mode of
transportation, a means of self-defense, etc, but if given a
situation where I'm forced to improvise, I will find a way to
Having said that…coffee. I need my coffee. Probably not a good idea
to engage me before I have my coffee if you do not have something
pleasant to say.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
writing and politics. That's when I'm focused. Often, my mind will
start to drift into completely random things. If I hear the same
word over and over again in rapid succession, I'll do this strange
thing where I'll break down that word and wonder why somebody
thought that particular arrangement of vowels and consonants went
well with the object or activity they are describing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
probably working the breadwinner job.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've got a fear of snakes. I generally don't get along with
wildlife. I try to steer clear of it where possible. I do like the
You should message me if
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if you're a thinking type person and don't mind a geeky sense of
humor. Also, if you're a clear communicator. I'll communicate what
I want; I expect you to do the same. Give it to me straight, no
Don't bother if you have horrid grammar. The occasional typo is
okay; we all make them. if u typ lyk diz den dun bothr. Offended by
strong opinions? Probably not the guy to talk to.
Full disclosure: I am a smoker. However, I don't smoke on dates and
I "de-smoke" myself and my car, for lack of a better term, before a
date, out of consideration for the other person. I won't smoke
around a non-smoker unless they give me permission, and if I meet
somebody and things develop well, I may quit entirely.
Also, I'm pretty laissez-faire about what I'm looking for. We start
to talk, I'll start to get a general idea of what will work, and
I'll put that idea out there. If we're on the same page, we'll go
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