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32 / M / Straight / Single
His journal posts
Nov 1, 2011
Profile is getting tooooo long, so moved here.
▶ disposition: slow to anger, but quick to smile if I respect you (only a genuine one too, for non-Duchenne smiles are disgusting).
▶ independence: not dependent on anyone, but definitely willing to give up a little independence for a partner to do things with (and someone to talk to on weeknights other than myself, the walls, and whatever friends happen to be online. Maybe I should get another pet or get around to that meetup.com homework...).
▶ motivation: derives not from profit, but rather challenge and satisfaction (I'm just fortunate to happen to also be profitable with my challenging and satisfying job).
▶ initiative: less often the person to organize events (unless it's a movie I must see, PAX/other con, FF symphony, the fair), but readily the person to join in on one (hiking somewhere new, seeing a museum...). Ambition is definitely there to do a good job on whatever I do, but, the ambition to actually do in the first place, could use some work. Though, one need not be first, they simply should avoid being last - if the early bird gets the worm (ick), then I'd rather sleep in, for the second mouse gets the cheese.
▶ nostalgia: the person in the group who always carries a camera in their pocket wherever they go, for memories are important!
▶ volume: a quiet guy in a crowd of 3 or more, particularly if strangers, but not timid. I'm quite well aware of who I am, and quite willing to talk to any stranger, even ones of humbling notoriety without hesitation. Kings, queens, presidents, and millionaires - no sweat (though, I say that having never actually met any), but an artistically/musically talented attractive girl my own age? All the premeditated preparation doesn't help.
▶ intelligence: smarter than the average bear. Actually, no. I just seem smarter because my model came equipped with a filter that generally prevents dumb things from leaving the mouth. (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.) So, I'll probably never join Mensa nor win the $1 million from the Clay institute for solving P vs NP, but the average bear was often annoyed with my test scores. o_o?
▶ inheritance: the genetic product of builders a plenty, including drafters, architects, machinists, carpenters, and pole barn builders. They must be lost on this tech field I entered, but really, it's just a less tangible variation of construction traits I inherited from them. As for birth order, I'm the first and last, but not a spoiled child. I read that only-children are career driven and destined for career success. Shrug. We shall see. Going well so far. "A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station." ... :-P
▶ focus: less interested in sports/politics/business and such mundane competitions; more interested in things that make measurable progress.
▶ energy level: pretty placid, without chocolate milk or other fructose stimulant. Though, I tend to run up stairs whenever they're in my way; and my metabolism has always been high. My friends would attest that I tend to walk fast. If I live to 120, I _may_ actually cross everything off my potential investigate-this-and-that todo list. How can people be bored? How..?
▶ pets: not currently. I had two albino rats when much younger. Had the show existed at that time, I would have called them Pinky and the Brain.
▶ disclaimer: more impressive on paper than in real life. ;)
▶ fitness: I wouldn't call myself fit, but I can keep up with you (unless it's on the Burke Gilman Trail and you have that light city bike with a high gear ratio whereas I have an old mountain bike). If you like to hike, I'll be there right along with you. If you want to bicycle from Seattle to Redmond, I'm coming with. If you want to climb a mountain, ... I'll be cheering for your successful climb at the base.