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My self-summary
I am really, really bad at writing open-ended autobiographies. I'm good at writing all kinds of other things, but not autobios. Unfortunately, it's a mandatory question, so let's give it a whirl:

I tend to be awkward & soft-spoken in new situations or with new people, but that changes as I become more comfortable (sometimes very quickly). I love movies, music, reading, writing, games (board/video/trivia/physical), performing at open-mics, & spending time with the awesome people I'm lucky enough to be able to call my friends.

UPDATE: I just got engaged to a woman I met right here on OK Cupid! So, you can chalk me up as a positive testimonial that this can work.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach high school math, as well as tutoring math & test-prep. I'm also writing like a fiend (scripts & songs, mostly), hoping to find some venue of production for the tales & tunes that flow out of my mind.

(With regard to that last point, I've begun participating in St. Lou Fringe, with productions in the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Fringe Festivals.)
I’m really good at
math, writing, playing the jaw harp, driving, putting people at ease (I've been told I have a very disarming "hello"), Super Smash Bros., listening, making lists to fill in profiles on websites, and metahumor.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'd have to ask them. I'm a good judge of character, but not a mind reader.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Prepare for a sea of blue links.

SINGLE BOOKS: The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora, Real Ultimate Power, Marvel 1602, I Am America (& So Can You!), Watchmen, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
BOOK SERIES: Animorphs, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, Complete World Knowledge trilogy, Serenity.
WRITERS: E.E. Cummings, Louis Sachar, Anton Chekhov.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Head, UHF, The Princess Bride, MST3K The Movie, Stranger Than Fiction, Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Alfred Hitchcock (minus The Birds), Tim Burton (minus Planet of the Apes remake), Terry Gilliam (minus Twelve Monkeys), Kevin Smith (minus Zack & Miri), Don Bluth (minus Rock-A-Doodle), Shawn Levy (minus The Pink Panther remake).

ALL TIME TV SHOWS: Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, NewsRadio, Quantum Leap.
CURRENT SHOWS: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Castle, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Agents of SHIELD

BANDS: Monkees, They Might Be Giants, Y-O-U, Lemon Demon, Polyphonic Spree, Barenaked Ladies, New Radicals, White Stripes,....
SOLO ARTISTS: Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Nesmith, Joss Stone, Steve Burns, MC Lars, Lindsey Stirling,....
STYLES: Largely rock, some blues & jazz & hip-hop, a little bit of country & classical.

FOOD: Italian is my favorite, but I've yet to find a culinary culture with nothing I like in it.

(We could use a proper field for these last two...)

PLAYS: The Good Doctor, Waiting for Godot, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Proof, Cry-Baby, Sovereignty, Total Nonsense,....

VIDEO GAMES: Super Smash Bros. series, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Tetris, Portal, Mario Kart 64, Mother trilogy, Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3, Pinball,....
Six things I could never do without
Taking "things" literally here, so I'm not counting people (who are inherently more valuable than any of the six things on this list):
1) My laptop, upon which I do my writing, recording, & a lot of communicating.
2) Jaw harp. It's my axe, & it's hard to come by a good one without having to order online.
3) Books.
4) Music.
5) Videos.
6) Some form of personal free-roaming transportation, whether a car or a bike. Something that allows me to go anywhere I like, anytime I like.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
music, film, the intricacies of the arts & their influence on society, my friends/family, theatre, games, how to help people as an educator, & social issues.
On a typical Friday night I am
My work schedule is rather irregular, so on Fridays I could be working (though usually not), I could be out with friends at a movie/concert/physical activity, I could be in with friends gaming/talking/watching stuff, or I could just be chilling at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
on *here* is that I named my teddy bear after Big Bird's teddy bear Radar (which I later found out was named after Radar O'Reilly from MASH). Not that terribly private, I know, but this is a publicly-viewable profile.
You should message me if
you think talking to me would be interesting.

Also if you're not demanding a "spark" the first time we meet. My personal history has shown me that the "spark" is wildly unreliable, & partly as a result, I can be a little closed off at first. With time, that changes.

ALSO also if you're not looking for a date or a hookup. My fiance absolutely rocks my world.
The two of us