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My self-summary
Like most people, I don't fit into a neat definition. I'm easy going, very laid back. I love being outdoors and hiking, riding a bike, walking a park downtown or just having fun. Life is too short to get hung up on things.

The other thing is, I look for the positives in things, I don't look for the negatives and the downside. I would rather look for blocks to build on and go with those instead of say, "nope, it isn't going to work." In fact, if I say something won't work, I'm most likely already trying to come up with a way something will work, just to prove me wrong. My boss likes that about me, since he seems to try and find screwed up things for me to do and let's me figure it out after I say I couldn't do it.

I'm looking for a nice girl for a relationship.

I am creative, patient, and open-minded
What I’m doing with my life
After studying towards being a civil engineer and later a civil engineer technician, I've become a light rail operator for TrMet. I do miss the math from going through civil engineering problems, which my friends' with kids know this, thus I get calculus problems from their kids to help them out.
I’m really good at
I'm good at knowing the difference between "your" and "you're." And while we're at it, how about "lay" and "lie"? Or "there," "they're" and "their"? I see that on a lot of people's profiles that to message them, you have to know the difference between "your" and "you're." I'd contend that knowing the difference between "its" and "it's" is harder and thus, that should be the requirement. Maybe it's just that girls give up on a guy knowing that difference and will settle for the "your" and "you're." :) I will be honest, I don't have "lay" and "lie" 100% correct, probably closer to about 60%.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I am seriously known for smiling. My racquetball class Winter term 2010 nicknamed me Smiles. Found that out from one of the students towards the end of class. My red goatee. And since I shave my head, people tell me I should find a nice redheaded girl to settle down with because they read that the redheaded gene is dying. Except, I'm actually closer to blonde hair than red, only my beard comes in red.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Alexandre Dumas, Stephen King, John Irving, and anything not a school textbook. Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs was an awesome read! Reading Engineering books is just sooooo entertaining to read in spare time. I'm reading through the A Song of Ice and Fire series currently. Game of Thrones was a very good book.

I listen to quite a bit of different music. Some of my favorite songs are Beatles "When I'm 64", Creedence Clearwater Revival "Cotton Fields", Johnny Cash "Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "God's Gonna Cut You Down", Fear Factory "Millenium", The Damned Things "A Great Reckoning" and "We've Got a Situation Here", Mushroomhead "Inspiration", Bloodhound Gang "Mope", Soundgarden "4th of July", Nirvana "About a Girl" (used to be able to play it on guitar), and Naughty by Nature "Hip Hop Hooray." I would love to try to rap Hip Hop Hooray sometime. Same with Onyx "Slam." Faith No More "Epic."

Risotto is my favorite rice dish, I love Thai, Mexican, Italian, German. I make pretty good tacos, risotto, a family recipe called kroutbrot, and terriyaki chicken. The terriyaki sauce is made from scratch. There's a Greek Deli by me that I love to eat at too.

Princess Bride, Super Troopers, Eurotrip, Beautiful Mind, In The Name of the Father, Grandma's Boy, Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Godfather, Serenity and Elf. And before I forget, I always forget about liking this movie except when I flip through and see it's on. Endless Summer 2. I'm not even a big fan of surfing or surfing music, but I love this movie.

TV shows: Lost, How I Met Your Mother, Titus, Firefly, Big Bang Theory (what can I say, I'm a nerd).
Six things I could never do without
My droid phone (awesome mp3 player and it records in high def video for when I am out hiking to waterfalls), being able to write without the left-handers hook, my sense of humor. Hmmm...maybe tacos, I love tacos.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What new food cart I should try downtown.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working Fridays. I'm low end of seniority list on rail side, I work Fridays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm afraid of needles, so I don't have any tattoos or piercings. I don't care if you have them, but I won't get one with your name. That could be a negative to you, but how about the positive? I won't ever shoot heroin.
You should message me if
you want to give a guy a shot. A nice guy that, sure, he might not be John Cusack from Say Anything, but still a nice guy. And really, what guy can live up to that? But, if your favorite color is blue, you might receive some blue tinted glasses and white roses for Valentine's Day. Or something along those lines of thought put into it. (Besides a mixed cd)

And apparently if you have a kid that needs help with math.
The two of us