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My self-summary
I am a professional Astro-Nerd, thankyouverymuchforasking. A man of science. I’m the guy who stays away from football games but screams like a maniac when a robot lands on Mars. I have a decent job doing what I love with a fairly steady stream of promotions and/or raises. Also, I have a lucrative hobby I that will tell you about in person if you ask me to. (Fair warning - I can go on and on about the subject.)

Recently I read something that literally brought tears to my eyes:

“Be Humble, for you are made of earth.
Be Noble, for you are made of stars.” - Old Serbian Proverb

This proverb is strictly, totally, completely true. You and I and the computer you’re reading this on are all made of star dust. Our carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and iron atoms were forged in ancient supernova, billions of years ago. We share a connection to the larger universe out there, for it is where we come from. As Neil Degrasse Tyson says, "We are in the Universe, but the Universe is also within us."

Nerd and a geek (there is a difference). Lover of movies with a huge DVD & Blu-Ray collection. Lover of books ditto. Lover of manga and anime and sushi (nom nom nom nom)! Enjoy hiking, camping, nature in general. Big on water harvesting and the green movement and social justice. Also, of course, astronomy, stargazing math, physics, and computers. Many odd board games adorn my shelves. There have also been credible & troubling rumors of inexplicableSteampunk activities. I have so many different interests and hobbies that I don’t have time for all of them. (Is it a strategic mistake at this stage to admit that I still build things with LEGO's?) Meh. "Life is too important to waste it by growing up."

I’m smart (not to brag), funny (so I’m told), weird (obviously), artistic (I like to think), irreverent (ask my boss), and an acquired taste (ask my Ex). But it all works for me. Mostly.

By all indications, my 2nd half-century shall be even better than the first. I shall prevail in the end. If I have not yet prevailed, it simply means that today is not yet the end. Rawr!
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to stay afloat in difficult economic times. Looking for love, affection, and acceptance. Trying to be a good Father to the most wonderful, (not so) little girl in the world. Hoping to do more good than harm in the long run. Failing in some areas, succeeding in others. You know… living it, like everyone else.
I’m really good at
Cooking, writing, art, gardening, landscaping, talking, listening, interior decorating, table-top gaming, public speaking, astronomy, physics, science, playing with kittens and potty-training parrots.

Plus I have some cool skills that I only talk about at those other online dating sites. ;D
The first things people usually notice about me
With my hairstyle I look exactly like Bruce Willis or Patrick Stewart (but without all that charisma or charm or sexiness to get in the way and spoil the effect).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lord of the Rings
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Anything by R. A. Heinlein
Anything by John Varley
Anything by Pratchett
Ditto Gaiman

2001 - A Space Odyssey
Dark City
The Princess Bride
The Fountain
Cabin in the Woods (Joss Whedon!)
Most films from Studio Ghibli
Most films by John Carpenter
Anything with ZOMBIES in it!

Classic 80’s
Alternative Rock
New Age
Alan Parsons
Warren ZEVON!
Anything that makes me wanna get up and dance!

Other Japanese food
Ethnic foods of most types
Whatever holds still long enough for me to stick a fork in it
Did I mention Sushi?
(Is whiskey a "food"?)
Six things I could never do without
Gravity (Higgs Boson FTW!)
The Electro-Magnetic Force
The Strong Nuclear Force
The Weak Nuclear Force

OK, now the SERIOUS answers:

My Beautiful Daughter
Love and Affection
A Place to call Home
Learning more about the World every day
The Internet
Something to do that's worth doing that I'm good at doing
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Typically movies or anime while snuggled on the couch.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a little bit weird at times (although I hide it pretty well).
You should message me if
...any of the above made you laugh, cry, or shake your head in amazement/disgust/pity.

Or if you can figure out this riddle (which I made up myself):

My south is my north.
My north is my south.
But if you go to my south,
you are still not at north.

(No points will be deducted from those who fail to decipher the riddle. It's just for fun.)
The two of us