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My self-summary
Who am I? Or who do I think I am? Not too sure, but I'll throw some words out. I'm an adventurous introvert and curious geek. I've been told I'm mysterious. I'm a bit of a weird dork, but I hear that I'm a very funny guy. People seem to like me. So that's cool. Depending on my surroundings while in groups I vary from quiet and reserved to engaging and talkative, but during more one-on-one affairs I tend to open up more and be myself if there's something to connect over. Socializing can be tricky at times. When I'm comfortable though I tend to speak my mind and can be rather blunt and honest. Maybe that's just being straightforward. I read a lot (online news magazines, books, fiction/non) and it has made me fairly opinionated. Who doesn't love knowledge though? I keep my thoughts to myself mostly, but I'm known to mutter a sarcastic comment under my breath.

I absorb general media pop-culture like osmosis and I'm tangentially aware of a lot of subjects so my humor can be a little referential. I find that I'm dry and sarcastic, perhaps with some semblance of (unknown) wit, but I appreciate all senses of humor. Puns are usually pretty great in a terrible sort of way. Laughter is a must.

As I age and get older I'm more appreciative of who I am. I know that I'm weird and unique. I'm one of a kind. I'm not worried about what others think of me, trying to be someone I'm not. Though I try to be a good person on the outside, inside I worry that I may be a bit too pessimistic, cynical, angry for my own good, but we're living in what could generously be called "interesting times." Humans are both a maddening and fascinating species. I'm a long term optimist, fascinated with the future. It's both exciting and terrifying.

I am curious, funny, and awkward. I'm a proud geek and a hopeless romantic. I love the idea of love and all the good and bad that comes with it, but haven't had too much experience with it yet. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart though I've yet to really discover or show it. I love friends and friendship! I can be fiercely loyal to the right people. But for now I'm just looking to meet new people, ease into new friendships and see where it goes. Though I lack confidence in myself at times (as I'm sure we all do), I know who I am and I'm comfortable in my own skin. I love all my friends dearly. Though I'm a bit shy I'm confident there's someone for me. I've been riding life solo for this long and it's been a great trip, but it'd be interesting and pretty great to meet a companion for the ride.
What I’m doing with my life
Life is a mysterious and wondrous thing. Life is routine. We all fall into our routines, good or bad. I've found that I'm a bit of a nomad at times. I enjoy having a home base in Colorado, but driving around the country at least twice a year to visit friends, with travel abroad at least every 2-3 years is important to me. I've been living in the Boulder area for the last three years and really like the scenery and the mountains of the Front Range.

I'm not much of a "career person", but I've found I enjoy driving my car for work and I've searched out jobs that allow me to do that. I've driven for both Pizza Hut and Domino's, but moved on from pizza and for the last three years I've been a Lyft driver. I really enjoyed meeting thousands of different people and helping folks get home. The late night weekends eventually got a bit tiring for me so I've recently become a courier for a local Boulder business with more traditional working hours. I wonder what I'll do with my weekends again.

Hobbies include reading, movie going, walking, archery, some occasional parkour.
I’m really good at
I don't really have many explicit talents or skills that I know of. I'm more breadth than depth, general knowledge. I'm good at making people laugh? Unintentionally? Intentionally? Cause I'm weird?

I have this weird talent where I can balance an impressive amount of books on my head.

I'm a very good listener. I'm sympathetic and I'm easy to talk to.

I love driving and long road trips. I've driven all day for a time. That's probably something that I'm really good at.

I'm a video gamer and a voracious reader when I find a good book or online article.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes and smile. Then my rockin' facial hair. Or not. Depends on if I'm clean faced or not. Pff. I've no idea to be honest. Something about my demeanor? My physical appearance? It's not like I have a tail or anything, but I wish I had a tail. That'd be pretty awesome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love reading! I love watching movies! I'd love to have someone to share in both activities. It'd be cool to have someone to watch all the classics with, that I embarrassingly enough as a film major, haven't gotten around to watching yet. Or to discuss all the cool books we're reading. I've read and watched and ate a ton, so I can only quickly and poorly summarize.

Books: Generally lots of non fiction, current events, history, and the like. Fiction tends towards sci-fi and horror, drama maybe? All of Neil Gaiman and Michael Crichton books, Phillip Pullman, Steig Larson, Thomas Harris

What I'm currently reading: Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson and Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Comics/Graphic Novels: Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Y: The Last Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, 30 Days of Night, The Watchmen, The Walking Dead, The Maxx, The Manhattan Projects. There are a bunch of other graphic novels and trades that I want to read though, Bone and Ghost World come to mind.

Movies: Sci-Fi, Horror, Animated, Superhero, Drama
What I've currently watched and enjoyed: Baby Driver, Spider-Man Homecoming, GotG Vol. 2, Dunkirk, Get Out, Logan, Mad Max Fury Road

On Air: Rick and Morty, Game of Thrones, American Gods, The Walking Dead, The Americans, Preacher, The Venture Brothers, South Park, Archer, Food Network, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Show, Black Mirror
Off Air: Futurama, Breaking Bad, LOST, House, 24, MST3K, Six Feet Under, Hannibal, Ugly Americans, Mad Men, Sliders, Fringe, The Colbert Report

Video Games:
Portal, Portal 2, Prince of Persia series, Batman Arkham (Asylum/City), Splinter Cell series, the earlier Tony Hawk and Tiger Woods games, Red Dead Redemption, Sonic the Hedgehog on Genesis, Road Rash, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Burnout: Paradise, Need for Speed, Assassin's Creed series.

Been listening to a lot of 60s music lately, also Soul and Motown. I love EDM and dance/club music, and regular "classic rock" which I guess is 60s and 70s, but I think these days it might go all the way through the 90s. I'm a fan of 90s alternative and most current alternative music. So yeah, kind of everything, though I don't care much for country music or most rap music.

Everything. I'll eat mostly anything. I like to think I'm an adventurous eater, however, once in front of me, maybe it'd be a different story. I love sushi, a good bacon cheeseburger, salads are wonderful. As are steaks. Indian and Mexican and Thai are great. Food rocks.
Six things I could never do without
1. Friends
2. Family
3, The vast weath of knowledge and idiocy that is the internet
4. A mode of transportation, mainly my Prius
5. iPhone (more specifically the idea of portable, instantaneous knowledge)
6. Freedom of time and space
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking a plethora of thoughts, about the past present and future. My mind is a mystery even to myself. I wonder about the world around me and how I fit in it. What the point is and how to make the best of it while just being another human on the planet.

I think about where is the world is headed socially, technologically, demographically and where will we be all be in five, ten, forty years and how to remain optimistic about the future, despite the constant pessimism and seemingly non-progress. I think about all of the world events, weird weather and politics that shape, change and fuel both the world and my cynicism. ...

I think about the vast vast vastness of space, and aliens, and life, the universe and everything. I listen to music constantly, so I have a lot of lyrics jumping around in my head as well. Since I live up there I might as well have good tunes, thankfully there's only one voice.

What do you want to talk about?
On a typical Friday night I am
At home, surfing the net or watching a movie. Or reading. I'm trying to get out more, I don't like the bar scene and drinking at home is less expensive. I'm a little socially awkward anyway. I enjoy small gatherings of friends, hanging out, cooking, games, music and conversation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've managed to accidentally run myself over with my own car in the middle of the night, totally sober while delivering newspapers.

I have many more secrets and stories and things to admit. Just not here.
You should message me if
Have I piqued your interest? Meeting people is tough. It's probably a good thing to meet new people, make new friends. I'm really trying to get out more, but I find myself shy and unsure about this whole online thing. It'd be cool if you want to chat on here or even meet up sometime after we get to know each other over the internets at first.

That's what this service is for, right? Meeting people? You sound like a cool person. I'm cool, you're cool, we're cool people. Are you a huge dork? A geek? Weird and unique? Odd in someway? Let's pick each other's brains like zombies do. Rawr!
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