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My self-summary
If you look up the word "timorous" in the dictionary, provided you spell it correctly and have a decent dictionary, you will find the definition of that word. I am not that.

I wonder why people don't spend more time on their self summaries. I think it's the most important part of a profile, so I wrote quite a bit...

ME, by Me - (Abridged)

I love talking to people, looking at and driving cars, especially VW, Audi, and Porsche products. I relish reading good books, some sci-fi, pretty much all animals, and am willing to try just about anything at least once.

I'd rather go somewhere new and different than pursue the status quo. For example, I would much rather go to an ethnic restaurant that I had never tried before, than go somewhere where I know for a fact that the food is superb. I would rather go to a museum than a movie - though I like both.

Life is an adventure (nope, that's not a cliche), and I would like to make the most of it. I would consider myself more cultured than most, most likely due to the many varied locations I have found myself living in over the years. I have kept track of the number of times I have moved in my life (the figure is too high), but I am very ready indeed to remain in one place for an extended period of time. I think, most likely, if I ever move out of the state of Colorado, it will be to New Zealand. Has anybody ever seen a bad picture of New Zealand? As adventurous as I am, I still love to participate in the mindless pleasures of modern life.

I am easygoing, intellectual, and uproariously funny
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I work, spend time with my family, and go to school. I am majoring in History, minoring in Education, and getting my Teaching Licensure so I can be a high-school teacher, though I already teach high-schoolers at a private commercial school. Eventually, I will get my doctorate and hopefully teach at a post-secondary level.

I love history of all types, though I would have to put as my favorites ancient Western and pre-industrial Eastern. I am likely one of the last people on Earth who believe in the basic tenets of the Enlightenment (Life, Liberty, Happiness/Property, etc.), and have decided that my next tattoo will be the introduction and preamble of the Declaration of Independence. After that, I'll finish my backpiece with the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, then we'll start working on my sleeves.

I'm also pretty active in the Colorado VW show and club scene.
I’m really good at
I really excel at writing far too much.

Zinging off one liners, doing impressions, remembering useless info (Flesh Eating Bacteria? That'd be Necrotizing Fasciitis.) Being ironic, being moronic, being in the 98th percentile.

If I should fail at something I try, then I usually just chalk one up to experience and try again. Unless it makes no sense, then I quit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically, I don't know what people notice first about me. Maybe my feet, maybe my eyes? When I was a kid, people were always telling my parents how "beautiful" my eyes were.

I would say that when talking to me, people probably notice my self-confidence and sense of humor first. I'm always joking around and playing (but only with people who I like - if I'm joking with you that means you're "in"). I have a really strong and engaging personality, so if you don't you might have a tough time hanging with me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) Books: My taste in books pretty much matches my taste in TV and movies - I like SciFi books (particularly the Star Wars and Dune novels), suspense, biographies, and history books. Favorite authors include, but are limited to: Tolkien, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Stackpole, Douglas Adams, Crichton, LaHaye/Jenkins, & Vonnegut.

(B) Movies (and TV): I like pretty much all movies (I'd make a horrible critic), but particularly like anything with a good twist. I do like a good movie, but the less formulaic it is, the better. I can't stand movies that are artsy just for the sake of being artsy, or movies that are pretentious. Favorites include Star Wars (all 6), LOTR Trilogy, The Usual Suspects, Ronin, and Braveheart. I can also sit through a good chick flick too - I love The Joy Luck Club and The Notebook. On TV I like Battlestar Galactica and a Eureka on The SciFi Channel. My girlfriend got me watching Grey's Anatomy, and that's a pretty good show. Aside from that, I like watching travel shows and other informational programs.

(C) Music: I listen to pretty much anything except Country. Not that there's anything wrong with it, I just can't get into it.

I particularly love Classical music, my favorite composers are Tchaikovsky and probably Beethoven - but Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakovrank up there as well. Pretty much all Russian Classical sounds wondrous to me. I also like Swing, Big Band, Jazz, Reggae, Mambo, Salsa, and Tango. Not a huge fan of Pop, but I do like some Rock and Pop (TOOL is a favorite). And yes, I did start on Tchaikovsky and end up on Tool.

(D) Foods: I love ethnic foods like Sushi, Persian, Carribean, Indian, German, etc. I'm one of the few people I know that actually likes British food too. I cook, and am rather quite good at it - if I do say so myself. I'm no Emeril, but I do say "BAM!" whenever I can. Of course, I have to be careful when I say it, lest some people think I have Tourette's...

I think this section needs another category, so...

(E) Games: Trivial Pursuit, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Gran Turismo, Cranium. I love Risk, and can totally kick the computer's ass on Risk II, but for some reason I haven't ever won against a person. I like role-playing, though I haven't in ages. I started playing D&D when I was seven and moved onto many other RPG's, but stopped playing for no apparent reason too long ago.
Six things I could never do without
Food, Water, Air, Shelter, Books, and Cars

Seriously, I would always need to have my kids in my life. My friends are rather quite important to me. I would say there's a toss-up between cars and the internet (O wonderful fount of knowledge and all things obscure). Entertainment is important, though it comes in many forms. How about some good, interesting food? And yes, though it may seem odd to admit, I have a really comfortable (and ridiculously expensive) pillow that I simply cannot sleep without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, The Universe, and Everything.

Seriously, I think about pretty much anything and everything, but I'm not scatterbrained.

I'm pretty artistic, and very musical. I am always humming, whistling, clicking my teeth, singing, or silently thinking about some piece of music. Some day I'm going to write a symphony. I've got the music in me.

I invent things, but as yet have not patented anything.

I think a lot about cars. I get ideas all the time about which cars seem really cool, and what modifications would look interesting on them. I love everything automotive, and have a lesser passion for anything with an internal combustion engine.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something of some sort. I work most Fridays. On my weekends, I might check out a movie, meet some buds, go to a party, or simply drive around aimlessly. I might do something else, who knows? One thing you can bet I'm not doing is getting drunk. I tried once; I went on a bender just to see what all the hype was about, to no avail - I didn't get drunk. At most, I'll drink a drink or two. I love a good glass of wine (I like a good Riesling). Oh yeah, I don't smoke either.

I know, I sound like the most prudish person on the planet, but I am definitely not. I just don't need that other stuff to have a good time. I think if I ever got drunk, it'd be like putting a turbocharger on a rocket - Who knows what would happen?

Better just to keep the public safe, and maintain some semblance of control.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate my feet, which isn't really "private" since I'm pretty much an open book. I think my feet are too big (14EEEE), they really are far too large to be useful by anything other than a Yeti. I have perfect feet for somebody a foot taller than I am.

In fact, until recently I never begrudged a well-endowed woman's option to get breast reduction surgery, but I never really understood it either. Now, after years of people tripping over my feet, not being able to find shoes at retail stores and whatnot - I completely understand! If such a thing existed, and I had the chance, I'd probably get foot-reduction surgery (to maybe a size 11 or so).
You should message me if
...you want to. Now that you know a bit about me, turnabout is fair play.

If you know who Alex DeLong and/or Arthur Dent are, I'd love to hear from you.

Message me if you're interesting, or if you think I might be kinda interesting. If you love cars, or history, are passionate about classical or any other music, love food, a good nap, wine, or whatever...

If you aren't able to type a coherent thought, please spare me. Though I am a linguist, I have not yet been trained in the art of 'net babble - and it isn't high on the list of languages I want to learn.


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