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My self-summary
Why hello there, my name is Jim. I have a lot of good stories to tell, and I'd like to share them with you.

I'm not perfect, nor do I pretend to be, so let me tell you some of my flaws:

I can be kind of lazy. I leave my shoes out, I don't empty the trash right away, that kind of thing.

I'm pretty bad at ending conversations. It's not that I need the last word, I just worry a lot that I'm being rude. Same thing applies to parties and leaving. I'm worried about leaving early and offending people.

I'm a perpetual line pusher. Usually not to be offensive, but I do like to see where people's boundaries are. I'm pretty good at responding when people tell me to cut it out though.

I've got a personal bias towards martial arts/self defense. I think everyone should take at least one lesson in the life, and I love to share my knowledge, which ends up with me showing off sometimes.

Hopefully that doesn't scare you off, but I figured I should be up front and honest. I don't see the point in lying about it.

Also just looking for friends and chats. I have a girlfriend.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to be an EMT, but while I enjoyed working in the medical field, I'd had enough of seeing sick and dying people.

Now I work for a manufacturing company building houses- it's not glorious, but it pays the rent, and it's fun being a carpenter.

I have so much more fun teaching, even after doing it for over 14 years. My career goal is to own my own martial arts school.
I’m really good at
martial arts, writing, laughing, telling bad jokes, high fives, sappy romantic surprises, saying the wrong thing at the right time, not making any sense, going with the flow, quoting and misquoting things, singing while driving(ok, I'm not good at that, but I like it), stopping kids from crying, having fun even when losing at bowling, and making people laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been reading the Sherlock Holmes books lately, and I'm really enjoying it. I really do like series novels like that, and I don't think I will exhaust this one anytime soon.

As far as movies I am a big fan of action-comedies. Obviously I'm going to like a good martial arts fight, but I have got to have some goofyness thrown in there.

Music I'm pretty much all around into, I like metal, rock, punk, and almost anything you put on the speakers, but I do prefer older stuff to today's music. Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns and Roses, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Disturbed, Avenge Sevenfold, Deep Purple, and a million others. Also, of course, Weird Al has some great parodies that I love to hear.

TV, I enjoy Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Dexter, and Sherlock. I also like to watch the ridiculous cartoons like Family Guy, American Dad, and South Park, but not as much.
Six things I could never do without
Well, if this is for material objects only and doesn't count my family and friends, then this will be hard. In no paticular order:

1. My laptop. Sometimes, when I just need to chill out, I can open up word and just type my emotions out. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't write. If you're interested in reading any, just ask, and I'll probably show them to you.

2. My black belt, more so for what it represents than the actual physical object.

3. My guitar. No, I don't know how to play aside from a few basic notes and maybe a chord or two, but even if I'm bad at it I have a lot of fun.

4. My key to my karate school. It's a great place to go to be alone sometimes, or when I'm not able to sleep I'm able to go work out. Or if someone I know needs to talk, it's a great setting for that.

5. My cell phone, because my friends are only a few button presses away.

6. My car, because sometimes I just need to get away
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How long will it be before I manage to see Ireland and South Korea.

How much I can't wait until summer so I can drive with the top down
On a typical Friday night I am
I teach until about 7:30, and than the adventures begin!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still know all the words to "The Bad Touch".

I think it's funny/disturbing how many people get the question wrong about "What does wherefore" mean. If you got that question right, I already like you.
You should message me if
If you want to have a good conversation, and meet someone who will make you laugh, I'm your man.

I'm kind of surprised I have to put this here, but if you're looking for a something that can turn into a committed relationship.

I'm looking for someone who will stay up all night talking about nothing. Those are my favorite conversations.

You don't mind someone who will open the door for you or kiss your hand. I'm old fashioned in that sense, and its just the way I am (I also tend to take my hat off when I'm inside).
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