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My self-summary
Why hello there, thanks for stopping by.

Recently moved to the area for grad school after wrapping up six years in the Marines. I am expecting to stay, so I am on the market for a solid relationship. Applicants welcome.

Perenial student and local brunch enthusiast. Distinguished conversationalist and self-proclaimed southern gentleman. INTP personality type, as I am told by the interwebs. Still very sociable, no matter what misses Myers/Briggs would have you believe. I'd like to think that I deliver humor the same way I order my drinks: smooth, very dry.

I run, I lift, and sometimes I scuba. I enjoy cooking on my prized George Forman grill (family heirloom), collecting pretentious sounding books for my bookshelf, awkwardly showing said bookshelf to uninterested visitors, and frequenting venues with outdoor seating for people watching.

Casual rock climber. Also, I like snowboarding, but I don't like snow... or the cold... or falling down. I guess this one's a little hard to reconcile.

Drinks occasionally and always socially, but I prefer beer gardens to a club scene. I have an Achilles Heel for smart girls, which will probably be my downfall someday.

I do a lot of traveling as my good fortune would have it from time to time. I have been living overseas for roughy the past five years, mostly Asia and the Middle East. Some locales lovely, some less so. Always looking for a travel buddy.

I don't own any pets, but if my Mitsubishi lancer were capable of love, I am sure that I would love it back.
What I’m doing with my life
Graduate school. Foreign affairs and nationally security type program. I love it, but it keeps me busy.

Trying to learn Chinese these days too. Not finding it to be easy.
I’m really good at
What aren't I good at would the pertinent question here. see what I did there?

But I am pretty terrible at picking which check out line to stand in at stores, airports, ect; I always end up in the slowest one.

And somewhat paradoxically, even though I have never been that into sports, I display excellence in all feats of strength and endurance known to man.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sexual predator like grainy facial hair. Probably.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mostly non-fiction stuff these days, with Calvin and Hobbes being a notable exception. Usually historical or political books, although I like to dabble here and there. I guess the kind of stuff two human beings probably wouldn't connect over in the context of a dating app profile.

I am not an authority on classic lit, but I have some favorites: Orwell, Bradbury, Steinbeck, and others. Sometimes contemporary stuff: Jared Diomand, Gladwell, Kahneman, Nate Silver. Sometimes heady stuff I pretend to understand: Hegal, Nietzsche, Kant, or whatever Oprah tells me to read.

I would like to say that I have a broad pallete when it comes to music- Gorillas, red hot chillie peppers, Mumford and sons, black keys, tool, portis head, the national, dated 90's rap music, blue grass/folk - just about anything.

Favorite movie might have to be the good, the bad, and the ugly. Anything by Darren Aronofsky, Martin Scorsese, Coen Bros. or Ridley Scott. Stuff like Inglorious Bastards, last of the Mohicans, the Big Lebowski, gangs of New York, and Weekend at Bernie's. You know, the classics.

Shows: Breaking bad, Arrested Development, Archer, Dexter, house of cards, Sherlock, and Game of Thrones. Sometimes Spartacus if I take my creatine. Maybe Futurama or SP if I am feeling nostalgic.

Also, podcasts: radio lab, Freakanomics, Aisha Taylor, dan carlin's hardcore history, TED Talks, Stuff You Missed in History Class, and How Did This Get Made.

What's that? Thanks for all these cool recommendations? you're welcome.
Six things I could never do without
I think I could do without just about anything beyond the third tier of maslow's pyramid. I would hate to part with Thai food though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Metaphysical questions about life, the universe, and everything.

Why do kayaks cost so much money?

And what if the hokey-pokey really is "what it's all about?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Typically In the gym being a recluse. Barring that, I should be out and about DC boozing at one of this fair city's many fine establishments. Afterwards I will go home to fall asleep watching nonsense on netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still have no idea how sudoku works, and only recently did I learn how to shuffle a deck of cards all fancy like.

Also, sometimes I stock more Nutella than is reasonable for someone who doesn't bake.
You should message me if
- You think that witty banter is pretty much the bee's knees.

- You enjoy going to the National Aerospace Museum to hear Morgan Freeman explain how very big outer space is.

- You are unapologetically pro-Oxford comma. I am sorry if this is a deal breaker, but we all know how controversial this issue is.

- You like to shoehorn subtle movie quotes into conversations you have with strangers.

- You like to stay active, and general fitness is something you keep up with from time to time.

Please be fun, please be nice.

I have been told that social norms dictate that I should message you, but if you wanted to message me, well I would be flattered.
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