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My self-summary
It's a new year, it's time for a (mostly) new profile!

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. 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.

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 for unfathomable reasons. I do my best, or thereabouts, to put on a good front, to be a good human. It's good to be kind, moral, helpful and generous. We're all just people trying to make our way. Be good to one another. It helps. We are who we are. 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, that it's not healthy. 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 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.

Please feel free to engage me in conversation. I love some good intellectual stimulation. So ask me a question. No topics off limits. I tend to read the news daily and I'm generally internationally aware and I think of myself as progressive. There's something about American politics and world affairs that I find fascinating and keeping up with different opinions and thoughts of the daily news is very entertaining (in a depressing train wreck kind of way) for me. You can learn from everything and everyone, good or bad.

I have a passion for both international and domestic travel and I'd love to meet a fellow explorer, someone with a curiosity about the world around them. Road trip? I enjoy immersing myself in new cultures and seeing how the rest of the world lives. Plus, the food is generally pretty fantastic. Variety is the spice of life and I enjoy trying different things. I'll try anything once (I think). If you haven't been anywhere, that's ok. Where would you like to go? There's always a new sight to see somewhere, some new experience to learn from. I'm only getting started! Where have you been? How full is your passport?

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. 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, 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.

It also could be that I move around a lot. A new place every year or so it seems. I'm new to Colorado, but I think I'd like to stay. It's been a good half year so far and I imagine it should continue. I've lived a few different spots in the West and this could be the place to stay. I do love the mountains.

I'm not much of a "career person", so I'm just working what I'm able. I enjoy having something to do during the day, and I'm certainly happy to be making what little money I can, but I haven't quite found a driving passion that I need to make a career out of. Right now I just need to pay the bills and save what little I can. Kinda like everyone else. I do have goals and dreams, just not much work related. I drive pizzas around and I enjoy it mostly because I really like being in my car, driving. However I could do without the pizza part. It's nice to be paid to drive, but I know that pizza is not a long term sustainable path, and therein lies the rub. I guess I'll keep this up a while and then go traveling again... :P
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.

Authors: Michael Crichton, Neil Gaiman, Carl Sagan, Max Brooks, Phillip Pullman, etc.

Fiction: Ready Player One, One Day, Jurassic Park, Timeline, The Foxes of Firstdark, American Gods, Neverwhere, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Game, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Ismael, A Dogs Purpose

Non-Fiction: The Assault on Reason, Hot, Flat and Crowded, The Varieties of Scientific Experience, Undaunted Courage, Unscientific America, Absurdistan, Our Choice, Drift

Comics/Graphic Novels: Y: The Last Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, 30 Days of Night, The Watchmen, The Walking Dead. There are a bunch of other graphic novels and trades that I want to read though, Bone and Blankets come to mind. I really enjoy Marvel and find most of their movies pretty great.

Directors:Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, James Cameron, Hayao Miyazaki, Sam Mendes, Gus Van Sant, Robert Zemeckis
Titles: The Lord of the Rings, Cube, Dawn of the Dead (2004), 300, Evil Dead 2, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Incredibles, Wall*E, Spider-Man 2, X2, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Back to the Future trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Pan's Labyrinth, The Hurt Locker, Coraline, American Beauty, Indiana Jones, Star Wars OT, American Beauty, Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, Jurassic Park, on and on and on, etc.

On Air: Hannibal, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, The Americans, The Venture Brothers, South Park, Archer, Regular Show, Iron Chef America, Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, Cash Cab, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher
Off Air: Futurama, Breaking Bad, LOST, House, 24, MST3K, Six Feet Under, Heroes, Ugly Americans, Rescue Me, Sliders, Fringe

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.

(classic rock) (alternative rock) (edm/dance/club) mostly
The Allman Brothers Band, Armin Van Buuren, ATB, Barenaked Ladies, Boston, BT, Daft Punk, Dave Matthews Band, The Doors, Dragonforce, Eric Clapton, Ferry Corsten, Fleetwood Mac, Flogging Molly, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Goo Goo Dolls, Gorillaz, Guster, Heart, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jimmy Eat World, Johnathan Coulton, Journey, Kaskade, Keane, Led Zeppelin, Matchbox Twenty, Mute Math, Mylo, Oasis, The Offspring, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Pink Floyd, The Presidents of the United States of America, R.E.M., Rush, Tiesto, Weird Al, Yes, etc...

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.

How do I relate to others around me, be they friends, family or strangers. How do I meet new people, cultivate and make new friends and keep the old ones. How to I create romantic vs platonic relationships? I wonder how I'll meet the girl of my dreams, or if I'll stay a bachelor until I get old.

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.

I'm a hopeless romantic and I am passionate about my planet and my world, the people in it. I care about the environment and although I'm a bit of a hypocrite myself, I'm eager for a new energy tomorrow. ... I could go on. The things in my head...

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!
The two of us