I don't call myself an intellectual because I value simplicity, honesty, and the enjoyment of all life has to offer. I spend most of my free time engaging in physical activity, and I've been getting closer to nature lately. I'm always looking for new hobbies. I'm thinking of taking up hunting, fishing, and kayaking. I spin fire staff occasionally, but I am looking for another artistic outlet, whether its becoming a better dancer, actually learning to use one of my musical instruments, or taking up wood-working. If you love any of these things, teach me!
Update: Kayaking, check. Fun? Yes.
I sound serious here, and I am, but that doesn't mean I can't make you blow potato salad out your nose. I just see the world really differently and my observations make people laugh.
I am a little bit freedom obsessed. That's why I work hard and save money - the real use of money isn't to buy stuff, it's to buy your freedom. I'm going to sail around the world, go cave diving in Mexico, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro before global warming melts the only glacier in Africa, go on safari, and visit every world class club from Japan to Europe. Then settle down most likely in the Caribbean with Pina Coladas, sea-planes, and warm, sandy beaches. Sound good to everybody? Ok. Yes, I suppose everybody wants those things. Oh well. Don't message me then. Sound unrealistic and immature to you? Well, we are the ones who hold ourselves back the most with our own cynicism and pessimism. Rather than think about why I can't, I prefer to actually put my shoulder to the wheel and give it my best shot.
My great wish is to live in such a way that I remind people that anything is possible, to make them remember what it was like to be a kid and not know something "couldn't be done."
Things I am passionate about, in no particular order:
dogs, individualist philosophy, people who can teach me something, working with my hands, travel, scientific and technological progress, social patterns, prognostication. I also really love live theater.
My goals for the next five years include, but are not limited to: owning a home, starting a successful business, getting married and having my first child, and, of course, taking over the world (preferably by popular acclaim, but any way will do).
I love making plans, the one I'm focused on right now is getting a general contractor's license and building my own home.
Update: I'm buying a home!!! I'm still going to build one though.
Update: The beard is gone! I guess its back to tall, and hopefully fit by now, not thin.
Personality: Very eccentric. Sometimes it plays well as mysterious, other times it comes across as arrogant/anti-social. I'm not very good at reading people, but if you're friendly I'll open up and you'll find that I'm really sweet. Hope sweet's your thing :)
I usually eat super healthy despite being naturally thin because fatty foods slow me down, almost like I was stoned, and I like to be sharp and active in mind and body. I like to cook recipes that stretch my cooking abilities. I love trying new foods. My favorite food is anything spicy enough to make me sweat!
The beautiful thing about God is he loves you and forgives you no matter what. Its the most liberal imaginable religion, even being accused in ancient times of making sin a virtue because sinning allowed God the opportunity to show how great He is at forgiving. So no, I don't think homosexuals are going to hell (any more than me, cause I'm never going to stop sinning either. I am forgiven through Jesus and don't need to flog myself over it). I think everybody on both sides of the religious divide would stop hating on each other if they actually understood religion.
I only mention it because I'm amazed how much intolerance I've seen in people's profiles. If you're super opinionated in your profile like everyone who doesn't see exactly eye to eye with you is evil, sorry, but I'm not messaging you back. Be a lover not a hater.
I also think a lot about my dreams, the places I want to go and things I want to do.
And the future of the world- science, technology, progress, economics. Human behavior that evolved more than a million years ago now exists in a radically advancing technological society. Its wonderful and scary.
I mostly like to watch movies, kayak or bike, and shop on the weekends. I also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity a lot of weekends, which I like because it's fun, educational, provides networking opportunities, and of course, makes me feel good about myself.
I also enjoy new things and frequently go on day trips around the state.
Also, here's a conversation that actually happened to me (a Sunday in Feb 2012):
Me: "The Superbowl is today?"
My roommate: "Okay David, you're officially more of a girl than me."
Hope you don't think a guy has to be a die-hard sports fan to be masculine...
I do actually enjoy sports. Politics was the sport in my family, but I've outgrown partisanship, and I have learned to enjoy watching and attending football, hockey, baseball, and basketball games. Don't quiz me on it though.
Is active and enjoys the outdoors
Is neither a heavy user nor totally avoids drinking
Is self-confident and independent
Doesn't think work is the most important thing in life
And this isn't hard and fast, but I find that people that are still in school tend to come across as less mature than what I have described.