37San Ramon, United States
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My self-summary
I enjoy hiking, biking, and visiting the beach when I can. I also enjoy camping, although I do very little of that nowadays - mainly due to lack of interest from my nearby friends. I also spend a fair amount of time working on computer-related projects. When I'm not doing any of those, I'm often curled up with a good book.

My hobbies include roleplaying (online, usually text-only), playing the piano/keyboard, and writing, among other things.

I like watching the rain, and sunsets, and just being out in nature when I'm not spending time indoors.

I'm responsible, financially secure, and reasonably open-minded. While I enjoy social events with friends, I tend towards smaller gatherings.

I'm pretty laid-back and easygoing; it takes a lot to upset me, and I also calm down pretty quickly. I do not seek out confrontations, but I will stand up to someone that attempts to take advantage of me or my friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I've recently, and finally, extracted myself out of the southern Arizona desert and moved back to the Bay Area. Though my computer service company still exists in Tucson, I've since started a new job here in town.

I missed the forests and beaches too much, in the end, so when the opportunity came up for me to move back, I jumped on it!

I still have a home in Tucson, and will likely keep it until or unless I can buy a home here in CA, but that's still a long-term goal.

Outside of work, I try to work on my hobbies as time permits. I don't sleep in as much as I used to, though I certainly enjoy leisurely days where nothing is forcing me to get up.

Beyond that, I'm now situated at a job where I could conceivably work until I retire, so that's a welcome change.
I’m really good at
Creative solutions to problems, and creative writing. I have a knack for working on computers, which I have decided to make a living out of. I'm also very good at listening to other people when they're having rough days.

I seem to have a talent for finding trustworthy friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very approachable, as I tend to smile and be helpful and friendly, with a sense of humor that is wry and reserved, and often catches others off-guard in a good way.

I'm also generally a quiet person, since I don't actively seek to be the center of attention, but I will speak up if I think I have something to contribute. I also tend to be more talkative if it's only me and one other person that are actually conversing.

People also notice when I swear, because I almost never do. I rather prefer it that way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Stephen King, Patricia Briggs... and probably others I'm not immediately thinking of.

My tastes in literature generally include Fantasy and Science Fiction, with a bit of Horror tossed in.

It's about the same for movies, with some additional emphasis on Action shows, and I enjoy the occasional Documentary. I don't watch much TV anymore, but I do love Mythbusters!

I like a variety of music, with my interests tending towards pop, rock, new age, instrumental, dance/techno, and other random selections. I have a special fondness for 80s music, like Journey, but it's certainly not the only thing in my set!

My tastes for food are largely American, but there are at least a few foods I like out of nearly every cuisine, and a few that I really enjoy, like teriyaki chicken.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order: friends, the Internet, books, the Great Outdoors, a place of my own, and someone to be close to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I suppose the most honest answer would probably be 'work', mainly because I spend a large chunk of my day there.

But outside of that, as I try very hard to not think about work when I at home, my focus tends to be on whatever project has my current attention. These could range from a new song I'm learning, or a short story I want to write, to computer projects or home improvements.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home and usually a little tired from a week of work, but willing to hang out with friends if there's something going on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I seem to have an affinity for lions in particular, and big cats in general.

Also, I've discovered over time that I sometimes have difficulty maintaining eye contact with people I don't know well, especially in personal rather than professional settings. I was taught not to stare as a kid, and for some reason that instruction is so reflexive now that I have constantly fight it. So if I glance away frequently, it's all me, not you. ;) It'll go away as I get to know you better!
You should message me if
If any of the above sparks your interest!
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