37 Ames, IA
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My self-summary
I'm a laid-back guy with a penchant for random jokes, bombing and blatant plagiarism be damned. I'm a child at heart, and big into the geek arts, but do my best to keep it in check. If I know you don't care about my favorite sitcom, my opinion on the latest issue of Green Lantern or how the Red Sox need another starter to get the rotation back up to snuff, we'll talk about something else. I'm a music aficionado (I'd say elitist, but I like a lot of bad music, too,) a big movie buff, and I know so much about pop culture that it's probably what's prevented me from being a scientist or computer programmer. But when it comes down to it, I just love hanging out with friends and wasting hours away just babbling on about life.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I'm working at the local comic shop, loving what I do, and once a week, I host a pub quiz in Des Moines. But the dream situation is me either taking a hack at being a writer/author, or scrounging up enough money to move somewhere where I could get work as a voice actor. Stupid money-based economy...
I’m really good at
Well, like I said, I have a lot of pointless knowledge. I'm typically the first to get called when a friend's trying to place the name of an actor or song. I used to help make my team quite unpopular at the weekly pub quiz, but now I'm the one running the show. I've done broadcasting in the past, so I have a pretty well-refined voice for things like that. And I can crack up my friends at the bar when I unleash Blue Steel. Oh, yeah, that reminds me - I'm a career designated driver. I don't drink, but have no beef when it comes to others drinking in my presence, so I'm always popular when we hit the bars. Also, the Robot, bitching about the Red Sox, Spoonerisms, Picross and forgetting things.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either my height or my black-rimmed glasses. I've been told I look like Drew Carey now, and I'm still trying to determine whether that's a compliment or not...

Oh, and I have a gap tooth, so that too. If only ladies went wild for guys who look vaguely like David Letterman...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Harry Potter series, anything by Arthur C. Clarke, Sarah Vowell, "Now I Can Die In Peace" by Bill Simmons. Also a lot of comics and manga - my favorite comic series right now is Rob Guillory and John Layman's Chew, a great mix of humor and weirdness. And I also really dig Saga, Sex Criminals, Hawkeye and The Wake.

Movies: Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001, High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Blues Brothers, The Comedians of Comedy, The Baxter, the James Bond Films, Hero, Shaolin Soccer, Stranger Than Fiction, Scott Pilgrim, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Music: open to just about anything - my only turnoffs are mainstream hip-hop and current country. Specifically, Ben Folds, older Weezer, De La Soul, Interpol, Soul Coughing, Jimmy Eat World, The Apples In Stereo, The Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Beck, Cake, The Hives, Hot Hot Heat, Mates of State, The New Pornographers, Hot Chip, Passion Pit and loads more. Lately, Hot Chip's "Don't Deny Your Heart" has kinda been my spirit animal.

Food: I'm a farm kid, so I'm often strictly meat and potatoes, but I've learned to get at least a little bit adventurous. Comfort foods include fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, corn, just about any casserole my mom cooked up as a kid, enchiladas, lasagna, peanut butter cookies, toffee bars and bananas. And as far as drink goes, my blood is a good 30% Cherry Coke.
The six things I could never do without
My iPod, a steady supply of Cherry Coke, my lucky quilt made from my grandpa's work overalls, my friends' companionship, my family's love and support, and enough sensibility to know this sounds a touch too treacly, but screw it, it's fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
With my friends, typically either at someone's place watching a DVD, or at one of the local bars, recanting tales of blatant stupidity.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Uh.. I'm a sucker for girls in glasses? Or should I go with the fact that I have a faint scar under my right eye from faceplanting on a coffee table when I was 3? Crap, how much time do I have left? Dammit! PASS!
You should message me if
...if you want a good laugh, or you're looking for some good music to listen to.