45San Angelo, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy.

I'm trustworthy, I'm kind, I'm pretty damn cool, and I am worth getting to know. I have good friends and I like to catch up with them over drinks and/or dinner as often as I have time.

I'd like someone I'm dating to be more into vacations than material possessions. I want them to enjoy a little pampering, occasionally being cooked breakfast in bed, snuggling on a couch while we watch a movie, and holding hands while we walk through the park. I want them to be independent, but not so fierce about it that they won't ask for or take help when it makes sense.

Water activities are a big part of my life. I scuba dive, and learning to do so was one of the most amazing, life-changing events in my life. I love being in the warm crystal-clear ocean, 60 feet underwater, taking pictures of all the fishes. It is a zen experience and I'd do it everyday if I could. So, as you can imagine, my vacations are usually to places with warm water, warm weather, and great diving. I can snow ski well, but given a choice between the mountains and the beach, I'm going to the beach.

I like my life. I'm a happy person. I usually gravitate towards happy people. My mood isn't dependent on someone else's mood, but it is affected by it. So, I'm interested in dating someone that would describe their outlook on life as positive and/or optimistic.

I'm an approachable guy. At least, that is what I think. So, if you get some sort of impression that I wouldn't like you for some arbitrary, non-proven, self imposed rationale, then forget that and send me a message. I'm not shy, but I'm busy, so I will appreciate being contacted instead of waiting for me to contact you, since I don't spend a lot of time looking at OKCupid and I may just not have seen your profile yet.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working as a graphic designer, web designer and web developer. I am self employed and things are going pretty well, so far.
I’m really good at
Scuba Diving, Skiing, Studying, Photography, Breathing, Reading, Learning new things, Enjoying Life.

I'm also a great dad, but my two boys do not live with me. So, I may not mention them very often at first, but rest assured that I love them very much. They live with their mother right now, and I usually see them every other weekend. They are my special little guys and I'd be happy to introduce you once we get to know each other a bit.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. I'm funny. I could probably use some help in the fashion department, but I'm not as stupid as I sometimes look. I usually need a haircut.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Old Man's War, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars, Neuromancer, Accelerando, Burning Chrome, Cryptonomicon, Pattern Recognition, Pride And Prejudice, Angels And Demons, The Da Vinci Code, All Tomorrows Parties, Antares Dawn, Darwin's Radio, The Neanderthal Parallax, Moving Mars, Redshift Rendezvous, The Sails of Tau Ceti, A Strange Valley, Snow Crash, Anathem by Neil Stephenson (one of the most amazing books I've ever read),

Movies: Harry Potter, Fight Club, Forrest Gump, South Park, Red Planet, Mission to Mars, Serendipity, Serenity, Notting Hill, North by Northwest, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Love Actually, Amalie, A Very Long Engagement, 500 Days of Summer, Rango (my favorite movie)

Shows: Firefly, Archer, Dexter, Dead Like Me, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Stargate, Community, Family Guy, American Dad.

Music: Daft Punk, Crystal Method, Nightmares on Wax, Fun., Of Monsters And Men, Thievery Corporation, ATB, Gnarls Barkley, Radiohead, Visit Venus, Tosca, Kruder & Dorfmeister

Food: mexican food, pizza, sandwiches, and a really good steak every once in a while.
Six things I could never do without
The ocean and all the wonderful fishes therein.

The beach and the sand between my toes.


Books. (reading for pleasure is one of the greatest gifts that a person can give themselves)

The Internet. (seriously, I can go about a week without losing my mind, but any longer than that and I can feel my frontal lobe start to shrink... it's not so much about the social thing, as it is the vast resource of new information constantly available.)

A warm, comfortable bed to sleep in.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...what makes some people crave money and some people, like me, not care about being rich. I want to be comfortable, but I don't want more money just for the sake of having more money. Greed perplexes me.

...the acts that have been perpetrated throughout history in the name of religion and how, despite the benefit of hindsight, they are most definitely still being perpetrated.

(and related to that previous thought) our generation will look to future generations. Will they be ashamed? Amazed? Have we reached the pinacle of civilization? If not, will we make it there? money can possibly be a factor when it comes to exploring space. It costs a lot to go to Mars? So freakin' what? The benefits and payoffs are beyond value. more cars in a turn lane could get through a green light if they were spaced farther apart when stopped rather than crammed all together. I'm pretty sure I'm onto something here.

...School, school, studying, school, best practices in nursing, school...oh, and did I mention school?

...I want a really nice house someday, one that I can name with a nice big acid-etched rock out in front, and I'm going to name it "El Pollo Del Mar", cause I think that would be hilarious.

...My sincere hope that someday, somehow, I'll have a real-life, fully-functional robot pal of my very own. (Get on it, scientists!)
On a typical Friday night I am
working on my plans for world domination, studying, or out having a drink with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am definitely a nerd at heart, but I hide it very well in social situations.
You should message me if
You enjoy stimulating conversation, have an interest in learning new things, can appreciate a great documentary, and like to go out with friends, but are equally comfortable getting take-out and hanging out on the couch for the evening. You should NOT contact me if you love to argue about politics, religion, or if you think that having a "debate" involves interrupting someone over and over until they give up trying to speak. My philosophy for almost everything is... Coexist... and if that is your's also, I really hope you will message me.
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