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25 • Killeen, TX • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 18–35
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Today – 1:13pm
- 5′ 11″ (1.80m)
- Body type
- Mostly anything
- When drinking
- Buddhism, but not too serious about it
- Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
- Working on masters program
- Doesn’t have kids
- Likes dogs and likes cats
- English (Fluently), French (Okay), Chinese (Poorly), Russian (Poorly), Irish (Poorly)
I'm a strange combination of Oscar Progresso, Alan Shore, Malcolm Reynolds, Davan MacIntire, and Joseph Stilwell. See? Simple. Don't get it? That's ok. Neither do I.
Wait, that's too vague for you? Damn you're needy. Ok, let's try this again.
I am many things. A study in contradictions, really. While on the one hand a gun-loving, red-meat-eating, cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking country boy who drives a beat up old pickup, listens to a mix of outlaw country and hard rock, and lifts weights religiously, on the other partial to tailored suits, fine wine and cocktails paired with imported cheeses, can intelligently discuss classical music, trained in ballroom dance, holds a B.S. in International History, and working on an M.S. in Economics. Believes in chivalry. Reads voraciously. 50,000 words into writing a novel. Plays french horn (very well), tinwhistle (pretty well), and guitar (not so well), and fiddle (terribly). Born in Louisiana and grew up in small army towns across Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee (with brief stints in Canada and Germany). Spent every summer in Philadelphia. Travels, has been in 49 states and 15 countries (so far).
3 adjectives: esoteric, anachronistic, incorrigible.
ENTP, if you must know. Though I usually score about 50% on the E/I scale.
See, I told you so. Simple. Grok?
I'm a lieutenant in the army. As of April 2014, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Moved here from the Pacific Northwest (yes, I am a beer snob), my previous station. I owe the army another year or so, and currently have no intention of staying in beyond that. (I have a problem with authority.) Then who knows? Currently working on a Master's of Science program in Economics, so maybe I'll work on a Ph.D. after getting out of the Army. Maybe teach high school for a bit. I'm currently working on a couple novels. Wandering the Earth aimlessly strikes me as a damn fine way to spend my life. Certainly wouldn't mind company while doing so.
(.....you can't take the sky from me.)
Books: Memoir from Antproof Case (Mark Helprin). The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. Heinlein). The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss). Dear Life (Alice Munro). Reaper Man (Terry Pratchett). The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin). The Hobbit (JRR Tolkein). Anything by Feynman. Anything by Gaiman.
Movies: Secondhand Lions. Children of Men. Stardust. A Knight's Tale. Way of the Gun. The Big Lebowski.
TV Shows: Firefly. House of Cards. Doctor Who. Californication. Sons of Anarchy. Archer. It's Always Sunny.
Music: Tom Waits. Lana Del Rey. Warren Zevon. Chris Knight. Dropkick Murphys. Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. The Pretty Reckless.
Food: Thai. Indian. My mom's chicken lasagna. Pizza. Steak.
I was essentially raised in various theaters for the first decade or so of my life, so most of my early childhood memories revolve around stages.
My nickname in middle school was Harry Potter for my then-eery resemblance to Daniel Radcliffe.
I was a practicing Wiccan for several years, until I realized that I had no desire to be associated with the vast majority of those who call themselves Wiccans. Now I'm somewhere between a Ch'an Buddhist and a non-denominational Pagan/Occultist with Odinist leanings. And yet my dad's a lapsed Irish Catholic and my mom's an Agnostic Jew who sang soprano in the Catholic Choir. And I enjoy going to Mass on the extremely rare occasions I do so. Go figure.
In high school I was simultaneously in a performing ballroom dance troupe AND a breakdance crew. Yeah. I'm just that cool.
I have a completely irrational yet powerful hatred of koalas and all that they stand for. Smug bastards.
Any (preferably multiple) of the following applies:
You are also a wayfaring anachronism with a dark sense of humor and you feel like going on an adventure.
You've read and understood both Dostoevsky and Kerouac, but don't think that makes you better than other people.
You've read and appreciated both Feynman and Gaiman.
You're also a Liverpool fan.
You're fascinated by the art of writing and want to talk about Munro's composition and minimalism and use of imagery, or Helprin's comic diatribes and over the top romanticism, or Heinlein's disparate political messages between Starship Troopers and Stranger In a Strange Land, or Martin's ability to weave together complex plotlines, or whatnot.
You're not a hipster. (Corollary: You're neither stupid nor boring.)
You don't use "lol" anywhere in your profile. Even ironically.
You acknowledge the genius of both Vincent Van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, and think Andy Warhol is a hack.
You know how to ballroom dance and want to help me de-rustify my skills.
You drink Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, Russian vodka, and/or good beer.
You read xkcd and/or SMBC.
You were previously aware (prior to reading this, I mean) that George R R Martin's books are known as "A Song of Ice and Fire," and not the "Game of Thrones series," and it annoys the hell out of you when others call it that.
You've heard of Wharton Esherick.
You know how to play the fiddle and want to jam with me and my tinwhistle. Or teach me to fiddle.
You split your infinitives and end sentences with prepositions simply because you can.
You recognize that smartassery is truly an art.
Or if you make really good cookies. Like, mind-blowingly good. And want to give me some. That'd be cool too.
If you're beautiful, intelligent, witty, charming, sexy, challenging, stubborn, maddening, wild, free, open to new ideas and points of view, scientific, poetic, artistic, rational, irrational, and generally lovely. Basically if you may well be the woman of my dreams, definitely please contact me and let's find out.
And I guess if you've made it this far through my dissertation of a profile and are still interested.
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