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tailskid

31 M Warren, MI

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:03pm
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
All the other questions sum me up pretty well. I'm not very good at talking about myself and I never know what to put in these text boxes. Anything you want to know about me, just ask!

I am neurotic, unerotic, and obsessed with anagrams. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Graduated from Eastern Michigan with a triple major in economics, mathematics and journalism. Currently working in downtown Detroit as an SEO Specialist (look it up if you don't know).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Scrabble. Qualified for the World Scrabble Championship in 2009 in Malaysia. Yes, I am a nerd, but I have a lot of friends in Scrabble, and most of them are as normal as you or me. Well, you. :)

Bowling. Well, I used to be good at it though I've stunk lately. Have averaged 175 on pro conditions, 200+ on house shots.

Tennis. I don't know if this rises to the "really good at" category; I was the best player on my high-school team my senior year (our team really sucked, though) and I'm starting to get into playing again.

Jeopardy. I appeared on the show in October and won two games and $38,000 (don't even ask ... I have ideas for it and none of it involves lending). :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My laugh can be a little loud/unique ... and I use it a lot. I like to laugh and make other people laugh. People usually notice how quiet I am at first, but I usually open up after getting to know them; that seems to be a common trait among a lot of profiles I've seen.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Own most of sports writer John Feinstein's books and have read quite a few others (would like to read them all and only have a handful more to do). I'd guess that about half of my large collection of books are sports-related. Outside of sports, love the Harry Potter series. Own a couple books by Al Franken as part of a few political books. Stefan Fatsis' "Word Freak" helped get me into tournament Scrabble and is always recommended.

Movies: Not a big movie person, but note the Harry Potter thing above. Can never get tired of watching "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (the first version; I refuse to watch the recent one). Same goes for "Clue." Most recent DVD purchase: "Murder by Death."

TV: I've always been a bit of a couch potato. "Real Time with Bill Maher" is a current fave. Friend has gotten me hooked on "Cold Case" lately. I have most "Golden Girls" episodes practically memorized. "Law & Order" is an old fave and thought it was so cool that Skymall is offering all 20 seasons on DVD ... I want it! Have been a huge game show fan since I was a kid; love watching episodes of '80s shows like "Classic Concentration," etc., on YouTube. "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" are the only two current shows that I follow(ed).

Music: Will sing along to some songs on the radio. 93.1, 94.7, 97.1, 100.3, 104.3 and 105.1 are the stations I rotate between, for those in the Detroit area. Love bands like Moxy Fruvous and They Might Be Giants. Not really big into music, though.

Food: Not a gourmet; more an "eat to live" person. Can't go wrong with pizza (unless you puts stuff like onions and peppers on it). A bit of a snack-food junkie when it comes to potato chips, popcorn, pretzels. (I like stuff that doesn't begin with the letter P, too.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The literalist in me says that anybody who answers this question without saying "food, water, shelter, air, sleep and human relationships" (in some order) needs a refresher course on Maslow. However, I'll skip those and play along:

1. My iPhone/Internet access
2. Scrabble ... without it, I'm not sure where I'd be.
3. My family.
4. My friends.
5. Books, either the type to read or the type to do puzzles in.
6. A sport to follow.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm going to do the rest of the day (I'm a big planner), how the elections will turn out, relationships in general. When I'm in a less serious mood, I often ask myself why ABC's version of "star" differs so much from mine. (As in "Dancing With the..." Bristol Palin? Somebody please define her area of stardom for me. I have a similar riff on "Celebrity Apprentice.")
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
What's typical? On most Fridays I'm chillaxing after the work week. But I could be with Scrabble friends en route to a tournament if it's in Ohio or something. I could be at my book club, which meets one Friday a month. I could be at a "poker league" I'm a part of which meets one Friday a month. (And in the past, when I was a high-school sports writer and/or copy editor, Fridays invariably meant work.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a very private person. I can't think of anything I consider private that I'm willing to put in a "public" space. However, I will admit that upon getting my new job in February, I gained 25 pounds in five months because I was able to afford three meals a day again. And, to be honest, I like what I see in the mirror now more than the skinny guy I was.
I’m looking for
  • Gay guys only
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
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One of my favorite responses to this: "If your sentences have a subject and a verb."

I don't think it's a coincidence that the people I've had good long conversations with on here sent me a message saying they liked my profile. At the other end, I can't recall a meaningful conversation that started with an infernal "wink" I'm supposed to interpret. (If I do like their profile, I send a short message and then they tell me why they winked at me ... can't we just skip the first two steps?) A generic "hey" or "what's up?" falls into the same category. The people I've become friends with strung sentences together, gave me something to work with, and made me want to reply. Do that and I promise I won't ignore you.

OK, off my soapbox...