32 San Leandro, United States
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My self-summary
My mom wouldn't lie, and she says I'm quite the catch, you should probably just take her word.

But in case you want a bit more. I'm one of those introverted like people. Quiet things with a few people, that's my speed, or exciting outdoors things...with a few people, still my speed. That said, I'm not shy, I'm very calm and easy to talk to if a bit sarcastic and wry.

I do a lot of biking, I have to stop myself from buying more and more bikes, managing to stay with three for now, commuting, trails, and long tours. Otherwise I hike, or tool around in water as well. Tend to do things outdoors much more often than social party type outings. There's a lot of sitting around clicking about on the internet while Netflix is playing going on over here.

I like who I am, and I'm happy with myself alone. I enjoy sharing little moments with people though. The smell and feel of fresh rain, rough feeling of a wall on my finger tips. A little quip and quiet contentment in sharing those moments.
What I’m doing with my life
I was in the Marine Corp Infantry for a number of years, and then I put my possessions in my car and drove from North Carolina the long way. Hitting almost all the states going north to south over and over slowly heading west looking for where I'd want to live. I ended up in San Francisco, it's slightly different than North Carolina, and I'm actually from Wyoming. It's also slightly different than Wyoming.

Now I'm taking advantage of the GI Bill (great benefit, they pay for school and they pay you a monthly stipend to live on, it's amazing). So I'm in college working on a double major of forensic chemistry and biology trying to get the most out of "free" college and income. Maybe end up doing something I'll enjoy in the process.

That was a lot of meandering, I really don't know what I'm doing with my life, who does?
I’m really good at
I have fantastic equanimity.

I've been cooking a lot recently. Seems to be coming out well. I'm actually just really good at following directions.

Looking things up, I do that a lot, for the littlest things I may not know.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Soulful and warm eyes, like visual chocolate." - A friend of mine.
Yeah that seems sufficiently complementary.

Maybe tattoos, depending on how much clothing I'm wearing.

And I've apparently got grit, I've seen both versions of True Grit, so I think I know what that means.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TL:DR - I enjoy a good story be it books, TV, movies or games. Don't stress too much about what kind it is.

Books: Books man, books are the best. Love me some good transgressive fiction like J.G. Ballard, Chuck Palahniuk (I liked his earlier stuff anyway), and Joey Comeau. Horror and sort of high minded science fiction like Asimov is my jam. H.P. Lovecraft is probably my favorite author. I admittedly read or reread a lot of young adult stuff.

Movies/Shows: Essentially go over the books section and apply here as well. Love a good musical, Moulin Rouge is still my favorite movie, and I'm fairly certain Battlestar Galactica is the best show ever (Although I just got around to House of Cards and I may give the edge to that). I spend a lot of time watching and rewatching Aaron Sorkin's and Joss Whedon's particular brand of oratory madness. I could watch The Twilight Zone forever. Really enjoy cheesy (OR BRILLIANT!?) WB/CW shows like Supernatural or Smallville.

I watch a lot of Youtube educational shows. Vsauce, The Brain Scoop, Crash Course, Minute Physics, PBS Idea Channel is the best.

Music: Scores/soundtracks, lots of remixes and electronica stuff, classical, instrumentals, industrial, singer/songwriter folksy stuff, and I've recently come to love blues and jazz, given that my dad is a jazz musician I probably should have started listening to it a while ago.

Food: Mediterranean and Thai are always good choices, creole is my favorite. Is this a thing people bond over? Beyond moral vegan/vegetarian differences do you care what food I eat?
The six things I could never do without
I've done without most things, and could do so again. In the spirit of the question though (and without obvious things like air/shelter):

1. Books, I'm banking on this not counting as many many things because I want all of them. I prefer physical books, but an e-reader could count as one thing right?
2. Ingredients and a plan on something to cook.
3. Water, I know we need it to live, but beyond that it's just fun to be in and around.
3a. Rain, running around in the rain is one of my favorite things.
4. My bike(s), I love those things and I'm learning maintenance and building now.
5. Touch, just touching things, I like running my fingers over something, I'm very tactile.
6. Hmm, lets go with just time to relax. Time to just sit and think or do something calm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science popularization and education.

The sort of things the government funds.

Where humanity is going/can go in the long term.

How to be more like Uncle Iroh.

How life is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name. (Which is Shane, by the way)

How to stop myself from buying more bikes, just more and more bikes.

This Vine, look that little thing, seriously. Make sure you turn the sound on. If you're on mobile and can't see links you're missing out.

So many things.

I remember when I was a kid people would ask me what my favorite dinosaur was. No one asks that anymore, it's a shame. (Look at that message hook, built in conversation starter. I'm so smooth).
On a typical Friday night I am
Whatever I want, that's what's great about being an adult (ignoring for a moment the crushing responsibilities and endless bills).

Some things I've done in the past (note: may or may not have been on a Friday):
- Symphony, it was pretty awe inspiring, I'd like to go again.
- Ice skating, I was real bad despite being something I did a lot when younger.
- Reading a book, books, so good right?
- Plays, Wild Bride was really good.
- Comedy shows, Mike Birbiglia has been my favorite so far.
- Go kart racing, another thing I was pretty bad at.
- Sitting at home watching Netflix, a whole lot of this.
- Studying, so I don't fail math classes. A lot of this really.
- Heading out to where the nature is. This is what I do mostly, I'm not very good with finding and planning things that are social, but I can go hike, or end up on a mountain/in a forest/in the water pretty easily.
- Swimming
- Playing Dark Souls
- Sometimes I'm just heading home to have myself some juice, snuggle with my blankie, and go nap nap.

Look at all those things, I'm so exciting (and often sarcastic).

Mostly it's doing none of these things and just doing quiet things at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still use 'Never Eat Soggy Waffles' for North, East, South, and West. Every time. I'm trying to get the hang of actually using cardinal directions.

I tend to work off the "fake it until you make it" philosophy, it has been working out (or maybe I'm just faking that it's working out and hoping it will if I do that long enough ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
You should message me if
If you are truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly, outrageous.

Or any reason, I like getting messages. I try not to get lost in the deluge of messages most of you get, so some indication of interest is always welcome.

It is apparently worth noting that I live very near BART and am more than happy to go into the City. Maybe I'm a country yokel from Wyoming, but I really like riding BART (which I imagine is different if you aren't a largeish man whom no one bothers). Also I have a car, and a bike(s), and at least two legs, I'm prepared to go all over the place.