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GeekyGreenGiant

30 M Staten Island, NY

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 7:53pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Hospitality
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), Hebrew (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Let's see...

I'm a big geek (pun intended), and a bit of a nerd--the sort of person who, when faced with something he doesn't know, will often go look it up. As such, I'm possessed of quite a bit of seemingly random and often useless knowledge. Almost none of that involves recent pop culture, which means I get a lot of softball questions wrong in Trivial Pursuit.

I love to read, play video games, tabletop and boardgames, and also like to go hiking, camping or otherwise enjoy exploring. Walking is a favorite activity, and I've been known to turn on the ipod and stroll from, say, 180th St. in Manhattan to South Ferry. Yeah, that's about 11 miles...and it's more fun if it's snowing.

Adventure and travel have always been favorite activities. I've trekked along a glacier in the mountains, hiked at 14,000 ft., driven halfway across the country, seen a Russian ballet...in Russia...swam at the lowest place on Earth, and have bathed in a desert oasis. Places I'd still like to go/things I'd still like to do: see the redwoods and many of the other sights of the Pacific Northwest, visit China and Japan, explore Western Europe (mostly to see castles and open countryside), and return to Northern Europe to spend more more time there than I have.

I love snow! Not just the beauty of it from inside a snug room (that's good, too!), but the stillness it can bring to the world and that particular crispness in the air.

I can be a sarcastic ass sometimes, but I'm never a douchebag. This has been firmly established by several corroborating sources. And, no, they are not the same thing.

Also, I'm a nice guy, and a good person, being earnest (sometimes laughably so), honest and open, but that isn't to say that I'm JUST a nice guy, or a pushover. I may be a Boy Scout, but there's nothing in the Scout Law that says I can't be mischievous or wicked.

I'm irreverent, quixotic, intelligent, analytical, imaginative and kind.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently, I do a fair bit of work for a major non-profit event company, managing their warehouse, setting up events, providing rest areas for cyclists, getting gear and supplies to important locations. Oddly, I'm not a big biker, although I'm working on changing that one (my bike is dead, and needs replacing). I've been branching out here, and have now also worked on several other events--bike and otherwise--for other organizations in one capacity or another.

I recently began working for a green ESCO, trying to get people to convert to clean energy. Still not sure how I feel about the whole salesman thing--I'm not THAT outgoing, and I don't like soliciting--but it strikes me as being a worthy cause, and that's keeping me going for the time being.

Other than that, I'm doing a little English tutoring here and there, some writing, some drawing and looking for more consistent work, ideally in education--tutored for Kaplan for a few years, and my college before that, and I miss working with students.

Living with my dad for the time being--the economy is rough.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Just going to make a list here:
-telling stories
-driving (I get paid to drive professionally for events: cars, cargo vans, passenger vans, and box trucks)
-listening
-offering advise
-solving problems
-dealing with fucked up situations rationally and (somewhat) calmly--I'm the guy you want at your house party when someone notices water cascading down the stairs!
-remembering random shit, like conversations from years ago
-drawing, although I'm not satisfied with this
-ice skating
-writing
-tutoring (I've had some success with my students)
-kissing (wouldn't put this here without corroboration ;)
-hugging; I give good bear hugs
-games of all kinds
-learning a new game quickly (and becoming pretty good at it)
-making bad jokes
-Scrabble and Pictionary!
-building a fire

I'm sure there's more, but I'm getting a bit long winded in this profile already, and there are more fields yet to go, so onward!

-being long winded
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well, there's the (often bushy) ruddy beard, and I'm a big guy. I really am 6'2"...no idea why people would lie about such things. I mean, don't they expect that their obfuscation will become apparent upon meeting in person? That's a really weird level of insecurity.

Many people often comment on my intelligence.
Others on my usually calm, laid-back attitude.

I also get a lot of observations about me being a nice good person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Here's a sampling from several categories:

First, a note on preferences...I hate stories whose plots are advanced solely, or primarily through stupidity as a device. I don't mean a character acting stupidly, yet in line with their being, but the [my] perception that they are acting stupidly just to advance the plot. I realize most people don't care about this, as the stupidity is usually used to get the thing moving along or to sow tension, but I'd rather an extra 20 minutes of film or 100 pages of story, for a plausible advancement.

Books: The Lord of the Rings, Le Morte d' Arthur, The Volsunga Saga, American Gods, Dune, His Dark Materials, A Song of Ice and Fire (GRRM is a fucking bastard! but I love the books!); I, Robot; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, and The Once and Future King.

Currently taking a break from reading Orlando Furioso Part 2, and devouring Star Wars novels. Yeah, most are poorly written, but they're fun, and I'm kind of hooked.

Comics: Spider-man (not in a long while), XKCD, Darwin Carmichael Is Going To Hell, Preacher, Watchmen.

Movies: UNFORGIVEN, Alien, Django, The Blues Brothers, Spirited Away, Totoro, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, The Last Unicorn, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Really Rosie, and Dr. Strangelove OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and LOVE The Bomb (!!!!!)

TV: Justified, 30 Rock, Burn Notice, Suits, Family Guy, Law and Order (original or SVU), NCIS, Firefly, Boardwalk Empire, and Dexter. I'm almost always very late (read: the last person in the civilized world) to get into a particular TV show.

Music: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, The Velvet Underground, Tchaikovsky, The Grass Roots, Nobuo Uematsu (points if you know who this guy is and what he's composed for!), Carole King, Bowie, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Richard Wagner, and The Two Man Gentlemen Band. Oh, and Sylvana Joyce + The Moment!!! http://www.facebook.com/sjandthemoment?ref=ts&fref=ts
Also recently: The Tolkien Ensemble--great musical scores about some of my favorite material (or FROM), AND the peerless vocals of Chistopher Lee?!

Games: Final Fantasy (VII, IX, X, V in that order of preference), DDO, Lunar: Sliver Star Story Complete, Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (any of them), Bust-a-Move, Skyrim, Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Food: Chinese, dim sum (deserves its own category) Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, grilled cheese, (CANDIED!) bacon (!!), chocolate milk, cognac, and Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My glasses, because I'm on the far side of half blind without them.
2. Paper and pencil (one item) for drawing or jotting down ideas. Yeah, I've not gone over wholly to being ruled by machines.
3. My PC for keeping in touch with friends, family, the world at large, gaming and what SHOULD be the ubiquitous inclusion here by many more people than will admit it: porn. I went there.
4. My friends and family.
5. Education/my desire to know. Not technically a "thing," but I've never been a big believer in the whole "ignorance is bliss" schtick.
6. A comfortable pair of shoes. Remember when I said that I walk a lot?
7. Some way to play and listen to music.
8. Getting some time in to get out to nature--I love the city (THIS city), but I need trees and rivers and mountains as well.

Yes, I can count. No, I don't care.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything.

Okay, let's be a little more specific.

Is my house set-up suitably to defend against the imminent zombie apocalypse? (I think so!)
Cool developments out in the world of health and technology.
Shitty stagnation in the world of politics.
Girls. Sex. Love.
Dirty jokes.
An assortment of random geekery. (tabletop RPG characters and storylines, sci-fi/fantasy books, movies, comics...).

Nature: what is natural, and what isn't, why we (people) feel the need to subvert nature at every turn--particularly our own, and when I'll be getting out to see more nature.

Why do we insist on defining ourselves in terms of our differences from one another to the point that it causes strife?

How the point of nearly every organized religion has been lost in a mire of human pettiness and bullshit over the centuries, and why people still cling too much to the tattered fragments that make the human experience unpleasant or awkward, yet discard the beautiful bits that promote togetherness.

How the FUCK is America going to climb out of this cesspool it has been wallowing in for over a decade and get its shit back together?

What IS the meaning of life? Does it matter? What is the question?

NI!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In or out. Playing a game or reading, at a cafe or restaurant with friends. Throwing a few back at a bar or playing a boardgame somewhere (at a friend's house, a cafe, in a park, in a fancy hotel...). Maybe going for a walk. Perhaps playing some pool. I could be cooking dinner with a friend or wandering around town someplace.

If gas weren't so expensive I'd probably be going on more random drives, enjoying the night air and some cool tunes on the radio.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My values are probably as much based upon what I was taught by my parents (love, affection, family) and The Boy Scouts (most of the Scout Law) as they are built from assembled ideals from The Last Unicorn (wonder, respect for the magical, honor) The Lord of the Rings (a reinforcement to the Scouts' respect of nature, a sense of adventure and desire to travel), and Super Mario (any problem can be solved by jumping on it or bashing your head against it).

One of those was a joke.

Oh, and I don't like beer. I know, I know. Everyone gives me shit for that, but I've tried probably dozens, of all varieties, and they all just taste like different versions of the same thing I don't like. Except once, when I tried a beer that tasted like bacon...that was a strong contender for winning me over, and I had a few more sips, but then I just went to get bacon, and our brief fling came to an abrupt conclusion.

Have been referred to as a "geek on the streets, and a freak between the sheets."
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are intelligent, quirky, geeky, and still possess some of that child-like wonder at the big and little things of the world. Be up for exploring!

Being into gaming (video, board, card, or tabletop varieties), or other general geekery is a plus!

Oh, and please don't star-rate me, as I won't be able to see who did so. Just send me a message if that's your inclination. I'm still getting those "Someone chose you!" e-mails...