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My self-summary
Who am I? Here's the quick and dirty:

I've led a pretty random life in a lot of ways but that's one of the things I like best about myself. Good stories and good experiences are the only things you're going to take with you when you die, so why not have as many of them as possible?

I'm a contradiction in some ways. I flew jets for the Navy which might imply a certain amount of dudebro-ness, but trust me, I hate that guy as much as you do. I value humility and self deprecation in others and try to live that way myself.

I tend to be a pretty gregarious person. I love meeting people and getting to know their story. I'd like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor as I can usually get a laugh or a smile out of most people I meet. I also tend to be positive and enthusiastic about pretty much everything if for no other reason than it just makes life more fun (but I'd also like to think that I don't come across as the annoying Polyanna type either).

I will have more pictures on my profile soon. OKCupid blocked me out of my profile for a while and when I was finally able to get in again it had been erased so I'm still rebuilding it. I can't for the life of me figure out why that happened. I find it hard to believe mine was offensive by OKCupid standards.
What I’m doing with my life
Wow, good question. I finished my Masters degree in Hong Kong about a year or two ago. I've since been reactivated by the Navy for and am currently Deployed to Djibouti for a year. The goal is, by the end of my activation, to have a civilian job doing international engagement somewhere in the federal government.
I’m really good at
Meeting people - I've discovered that I have my grandfather's knack for never having met a stranger. It's also partly a reaction to having been a hyper-shy/insecure teenager.

Traveling - I just filled my second passport and am excited to start filling the third. Touching down in a new country is one of my favorite things.

Breakdancing - I'm a pop-locking fool. Gimme a piece of cardboard and Whodini track and I'll tear it UP!
I'm kidding. That's not even a little bit true. Any attempt at breakdancing would just end in the E.R.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm usually smiling or laughing. Seriously, who wants to be around someone who has a crappy attitude all the time? Or more to the point, who wants to *be* someone with a crappy attitude all the time? Life's too short.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll start off by saying that Arrested Development is the best show in the history of television. If you haven't seen it, I'll try not to hold it against you, but if you have and don't like might be a dealbreaker.

Moving on.

My music tastes are pretty broad. I know a lot of people say they love all kinds of music, but I can prove it. I own about 350 CDs, 200-250 vinyl records, and 30,000+ mp3s. There really is a little of everything.

My movie tastes are equally as broad but the top of my list includes just about anything involving Daniel Day Lewis or the Coen Brothers.

The TV shows in my DVR list include: Louie, Doctor Who, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Community, Justified, Portlandia, Daily Show, Last week Tonight with John Oliver, Sons of Anarchy, The League, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Parks & Rec, SNL, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Hell on Wheels...among others.
The six things I could never do without
My passport - I'm a travel addict. If I don't get a new stamp in the passport every six months or so I get really antsy. I've already filled one passport and am about to order more pages for the second. the second.

Good people - I've been able to do a lot of amazing things in my life, but I also recognize that none of it would have been possible without the amazing family, friends, teachers, and mentors I've had in my life.

Good conversation - I love people and there's nothing I love more than sitting in a bar with a good jukebox and solving the world's problems over beer.

Good bourbon - As a native Kentuckian it's in my blood. I love teaching people about it and have even held a couple of bourbon tastings for friends.

Good TV - I'll be the first to admit that I should read more than I do, but I tend to read a lot at work and by the time I get home my motivation to read more is diminished to say the least. But there's a lot of really, really good TV right now that is super intelligent and creative.

The internet - I'm a tech junkie but I accept that about myself. However, I will turn my phone off when we see each other.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Heh. Wouldn't *you* like to know, you cheeky little monkey, you!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully out with friends having a good time, but I no longer feel like I MUST go out every Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd tell you but I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has expired.
You should message me if
Oh we both know why you should message me.