33El Cerrito, United States
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My self-summary
My name is Craig. Despite what my username suggests, I am an awesome human not an awesome dinosaur. I am currently in an open relationship with a wonderful girl. She dates on the regular, and I thought I might stick my toes in the water as well

I'm looking for someone to laugh with until it hurts--like can't breathe, tears streaming down our faces, ugly laughing.

I have caring and thoughtful friends and loving, drama-free family relationships. I'm also a gentleman (the open-the-door-for-you-and-hold-it-open-for-the-stranger-behind-you kind, but not the pull-out-your-chair-for-you kind).

I'm open about myself; I don't have any big secrets to hide, but I've also been described as a "tough nut to crack." And whether or not you think so yet, I'm a nut worth cracking.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a DIY magazine and write a bit and work with really nice, talented, and passionate people :) And learn about awesome stuff that people have built!

I know from first hand experience that the first few minutes of Up! are not good to start watching before going out on a Friday night. That just-cried-your-eyes-out look isn't so hot out on the town.

I've lived in the Bay Area most of my life, except for a sojourn to Santa Barbara for "book learnin'." I studied English, because reading is sexy.

Usually, I don't mind waiting until movies come out on DVD.

I play board games. But only I win occasionally. I just bought a copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill. There's like 50 different scenarios that can play out, so it plays differently every time :) Not a big fan of games where you have to crush your opponent (Monopoly, Risk), but I'll play anything that takes some thought.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm kind of a snappy dresser ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll pretty much try anything once. Sushi, Thai, Mexican food is awesome.

I'm a sci-fi geek. The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson is rocking my world right now! Anathem by Neil Stephenson, House of Leaves, Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente, Neil Gaiman, HP Lovecraft, and too many more books to name.

Tunes! I am living off Tropicool mixes at the moment. Goldfrapp, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corp, Imogen Heap, Jamiroquai, Gladkill, etc. Pretty much anything mellow and electronic.

Movies! Serenity, because Mal and Zoe know it's a trap, Wes Anderson movies, The Fall, Forgetting Sarah Marshal. Generally for me, "blockbuster" equals "poorly written." That said, I enjoyed GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra more than I thought possible :P

TV shows: Pushing Daisies because of the whimsy, color, and Emerson Cod's snark, Avatar because Zuko had to learn things the hard way and boomerang does always come back, Firefly because intelligent writing and strong characters make 13 episodes stronger than many shows with a 100, Fringe because John Noble plays a nuanced mad scientist, Wonderfalls because you listen, and lots more. Pretty much scripted television in general.
Six things I could never do without
clean underwear
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Frappachino

hmm...nope, that about does it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-whether match percentages actually mean anything.

-that EL inverters are too loud, and wondering if fiber optics would be a better choice for making light-up clothing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Certainly not watching Up! Maybe playing games or getting a drink with friends. Or rocking the couch and a blanket with a good movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I totally tear up at the end of Uptown Girls when the dude from House starts singing the "Molly Smiles" song.
You should message me if
You should message me if:
-you think I'm cute and you like what I've said. And I mean that. Don't message me to be polite or because you're bored.

-you don't mind sharing me. I'm not looking for a replacement girlfriend.

-you consider 144 characters to be highly restrictive. I'm looking at you too OKcupid phone app users.

-and on the off chance you're still reading: if you see actors from Battlestar Galactica on other shows and scream "s/he's a CYLON!" it wouldn't hurt to say hello ;)
The two of us