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My self-summary
I'm Brad. I'm 30 years old and live in Knoxville and I like.... Wait. That started out like a creepy matchmaker video profile, didn't it? Let's go again...

My name is Brad and I'm just starting to get back out there and seeing what happens. As my profile says I'm an "Underwater Basket Weaver" but I've recently had to give that up because of the recession. Who knew the crafts market would fall so harshly? So, just for security's sake I've landed firmly in the insurance field and so far I'm really liking it.

I tend to have a sarcastic sense of humor and a very curious mind. I was the kid who got in trouble for always asking why? Which only made me ask "Why?" again. Ugh, it was a vicious cycle growing up. However, as a result I have amassed a plethora of useless knowledge. It also has enabled me to use words like "plethora" instead of "alot". Plus, it has made me handy in the middle of a round of Jeopardy. Sadly, that has yet to have any real world testing. I'm still waiting for all those hours reading Wikipedia to pay off. Fingers crossed!

I discovered my love of traveling when I was younger and still love spontaneous weekend trips to this day. Sometimes you can land in the best destinations when you don't really have a destination in mind. Usually that leads to interesting state parks and/or museums which in turn leads to more useless knowledge to stow away.... You ever notice that most tourist attractions are full of "Fun Fact" signs? Then you come back home expecting your friends to be like "Wow, That's interesting. I didn't know that". Instead you just end up saying "Nevermind, you had to be there". Regardless, I love to get away just for the sake of getting away. I don't need much more of a reason than that.

I'm also finding myself increasingly interested in taking part in community events. The "Color Me Rad 5K" run was really cool. I mean, how else would you like to spend a Saturday morning besides getting brightly colored dye thrown at you while you run? I know, right? You ever look at those pictures on Facebook of groups of people having fun at get-togethers and think you're boring? Yeah, me either. Still, I am out to be more active just so I can help a friend become more active as well. My own community outreach program. See? Brad cares.

So, I'm at the risk of having too long of a profile. So, if you even cracked a smile at any of this nonsense then you may want to message me. If nothing else we can arbitrarily exchange random stories about the pursuit of happiness. Wait... Even if you didn't crack a smile you still may want to message me because you seriously need to smile.
I’m really good at
What am I really good at? That is such an open-ended question and one that's really hard to answer on the spot through text on a website. Anyone agree?

I can say that I am "good" at music. That sounded grammatically incorrect but oh well. I've developed a great passion for music throughout more than 12 years of playing guitar and I feel that I take it quite seriously. I have near perfect pitch which sounds great but it sometimes can be a curse since everything I hear I am figuring out the key etc. in my head. This includes songs on the radio to commercial jingles. "ba da.. Priceline Negotiator".. Ahh, get out of my head!

I also feel I'm an excellent writer. Excellent writer. Yeah, excellent writer. Sorry, Rainman came out to play. Seriously though, I feel that I can express myself better than most and I am quite skilled at putting mind to paper.
The first things people usually notice about me
What do people notice first about me? Is this a physical question or no?

I would say people notice that I have a very inquisitive personality almost immediately. I rarely take things at face value and I like to know the "story" behind it all. I don't question everything but I do wonder about everything. I was one of those kids who wanted to know why the sky was blue and what caused the tides. I'm still like that which has led to having a wealth of useless general knowledge stored in my head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am quite particular about books, movies and music. For instance I don't like a plot handed to me on a silver platter. I like a goofy comedy as much as the next person but I would rather have my attention kept with interesting twists and turns. I like those moments where you're like "Oh... Now I get it".

I feel that way even more about music. I like lyrics that can be taken more than one way and may mean something different to different people. I also enjoy the conversations you can have about the meaning of a song or a movie.
Six things I could never do without
Six things I could never do without? I'm not that needy but here goes:

A Guitar
Music In General
Healthy relationships (Both friends and dating)

(I find myself at a loss for a sixth one now.. Stay tuned)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What a strange question... I spend alot of time thinking about whatever needs thinking about at that moment. I mean who spends an abnormal amount of time thinking about one particular thing over another? Yeah, I spend gratuitous amounts of time thinking of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity. What about you?
On a typical Friday night I am
I am either going out to eat or somewhere seeing a band. Whenever possible I would prefer to be in the process of getting out of Knoxville for a spontaneous weekend trip.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I admitted something private on here then it would no longer be private now would it? I'm an open book but I would rather save the quirky characteristics about myself for someone who is interested in hearing them. Not the general public.
You should message me if
You should message me if you're tired of having guys play games with you. I have no desire to get to know someone just to turn around and act like I'm not interested. I have never understood the motivation for people to do that.

Life is much too short to waste time playing mind games and never allowing yourself to actually get to know someone.

Anyone else feel the same way?
The two of us