thinking_hiker
36 Warren, RI
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My self-summary
I'm an introvert that is ok with being an extrovert when needed. We have to be friends for a while before things can become serious and long term. I love having inside jokes and knowing the little weird things about the person I'm with. I like being supportive. Helping someone achieve their dreams feels awesome. Traveling in low key ways is how I prefer to see new places. Nothing like getting a hotel room and just walking around with no plans.

I want to start going gray (salt and pepper hair looks good). I have no idea why people love beer. It tastes like wet moldy bread. I've managed to keep a plant alive for a good 3 years now. I totally deserve a medal. I gave up cable a few years ago and wish I had done it sooner. Fruit shouldn't be fuzzy, I'm looking at you kiwi. Being serious should only be done when necessary. I have little awareness of the volume of my voice in public, for whatever reason my brain refuses to register that I'm being loud.
What I’m doing with my life
I've learn to create more interesting dishes in the kitchen. So far things have actually gone very well and quite tastily (I'm making that a word).

My condo association has shot down every breed of dog I've wanted sadly. Having gone 5 years without a dog is making me go through withdrawal.

I've been taking time to get up to New Hampshire for some multi-day hikes and I learned how to lead climb outdoors at Rumney recently.

Taking average of my uncle's ability to get cheap flights and visiting friends and family. Next trip is to Quebec City. Went there once for work and promised myself I'd go back.
I’m really good at
Figuring out how things work. Being curious. Helping people through difficult times as I've had my fair share. I make a steak so good you'll be mad at me. Hitting a target at 100 yards. Giving massages. Forgetting clothes in the dryer.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Black Swan (the book about statistical unlikely hoods, not the movie), Guns, Germs, & Steel, Zombie Survival Guide, Game Of Thrones (the actual book not the audio book, you people know who you are) I'm incredibly proud of my 18 year collection of National Geographics. One of these days I'll actually put them in chronological order. XKCD, Penny Arcade and other web comics.

Movies; Oldboy, Akira, The Constant Gardener, Jin Roh, There Will Be Blood, Unthinkable, Let The Right One In, Wes Anderson flicks, The Hurt Locker, Lady Vengeance, Hard Candy. I love terrible horror movies.

TV shows; The Walking Dead, 30Rock, Dirty Jobs, Myth Busters, The Daily Show, Regular Show, [adult swim], The IT Crowd, Workaholics, Cowboy Bebop, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Arrested Development. Anything on fora.tv and TED.com

Radio; The Diane Rhem Show, Wait, wait, don't tell me, Says you
Music; Sleigh Bells, Lorde, Slayer, Queens of the Stone Age, The White Stripes, La Roux, Meshuggah, Slayer, The Black Keys
The six things I could never do without
Corn dogs
A manual transmission (thankfully my new car is a semi automatic)
Dogs
Pandora
Reddit
Rock Climbing
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The insurmountable problems we, as first world citizens, must endure. Just the other day the battery in my electric toothbrush died and I had to move it around myself like some sort of caveman.
How in the hell did being addicted to chapstick become a thing? Seriously, it's real, Google it.
How so many people get the "What hand does a glove fits on when you turn it inside out?" question wrong.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my best friend who just had his third kid. He can't get out much so I go to him.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think Good Omens was an awful book.
You should message me if
You're a good gym, climbing, range, or geeky board game partner.
You think this picture is dead on:
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You understand that squirrels don't care if your lip gloss matches your boots when you're hiking.
Putting together Ikea furniture is something you are capable of.
You know what's going on in the world.
Wearing makeup from the second you wake-up to the second you go to bed isn't something you find appealing.
You know that ghosts aren't real. Except when you turn off the lights in the basement. Those basement ghosts aren't fucking around.
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