What I’m doing with my life
Finishing up the last bit of my bachelor's degree this semester
with no real goals for afterward. Facing unfortunate implications,
dealing with who I am as I solidify. I've changed quite a bit
recently, even within the last year, but I feel more like myself.
Learning how to appreciate and live. It's not a bad feeling,
I’m really good at
Listening and giving advice (if wanted). Reading into situations,
for better or worse. Gathering the trends I see and discovering
I'm also good at being able to do that without being too absolute
about it. I recognize we are all complex, and so is the world and
our interactions with it.
I guess I'm good at writing, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm really bad at how I hold myself. I'm awkward, but not too
awkward... my default face is too serious, which is weird because I
laugh and smile a lot to reactions of things.
I have heard multiple times from people that this is jarring.
The other thing people notice about me is apparently that I seem
interested in them. I think this is a much better quality than the
one I previously mentioned. That said, more than a few times
individuals have assumed I'm interested in them when I was just
being friendly. When did being a friendly guy take on that
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I finished an English lit degree: my tastes run that way. I love
Shakespeare, and I don't care who knows it. I read a lot of history
and literary criticism, too. Harold Bloom might be contentious, but
what can I say, I like him a lot.
I don't often watch television or movies, but when I do it's HBO or
Showtime. I love Game of Thrones right now, but I also loved
Boardwalk Empire, Spartacus, Sopranos, Big Love... high quality
writing on these shows. I want to see more of them.
I eat a wide variety of food, and I'd like to talk to people who
have really unique tastes and help me expand further. Then again, I
love the simple foods, really.
The six things I could never do without
I need to have a wide network of friends and family. I keep to
myself a lot, but I like to engage with a wide variety of people,
and it's helped me tremendously, both in the obvious ways but also
because I feel I've learned to be attentive to others, even those
that aren't similar to me.
I also need a book to read, a car to drive, and something to focus
on. I really enjoy driving and reading and thinking and talking. I
couldn't do without them.
Also, beer and Diet Coke is good, and that makes six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present, actually. What am I doing right now to alter things
for the long run? What will make my life feel better?
I guess I also think about the people in my life and what they're
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually with friends. Going out, drinking with friends, or talking
all night. Watching funny videos on the internet. Discussion.
Music. Meeting new people. I really like Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm painfully shy. You can tell how shy I am by how much I'm making
stupid comments to get cheap laughs.
Also, I think I'm probably a bit too boring, and secretly wish
someone would be interested in me who could introduce me to
something fun and exciting, despite my protests.
You should message me if
You think I'm cool, regardless of whether you think I'm hot or not.
OKC is one of the few dating sites that doesn't seem to appeal to
the sex-starved audience, which is why I like it. I won't take a
message as a come on (necessarily), so go ahead!