Duster1977
39 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Oh, I'm a geek. Period. it turns some people off and for a while, I took it out of my profile...but, I have to be who I am. Also, I'm an extrovert with introverted tendencies. Most of the time, I would prefer being out with friends doing something; drinks, dinner, a cheapo movie, a show,...but there are times when I prefer to stay at home and lounge with netflix, a book, or just a few friends.

I have a career in technology within online education that I really enjoy.

I have goals - I'm working towards a second degree in Psychology, I'm a writer trying to get published with three novels written, a novella and a bunch of short stories and I'm trying to lose more weight; I've lost about 120 pounds through working out at the gym and changing my lifestyle. I'm still a bigger guy, but working on it in the evenings after work.

I'm also a huge movie nerd...seriously. I have about 1200 discs and THEN access to Netflix; I even have an old school Laserdisc Player. Video gaming is a good pastime (for hand-eye coordination, of course) but it isn't an all encompassing thing for me, and reading is a must (if not a text book for class then something that holds my attention). I love getting out with my friends and being around town, or at a dive bar...there has to be a pool table for me to consider it a dive bar, or, sawdust and/or peanut shells on the floor. I love camping and being out in the forest also...I love getting away when I can.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a great job that I really enjoy going to every morning - I get to work with some really awesome people in the academia field.

I also spend time at the gym...not in a crazed gymrat kind of way; I'm a bigger guy, but I'm healthy...just trying to work out some of the kinks.

Writing - when I have a few hours to myself, I work on a new chapter for whichever book I'm writing.

I enjoy spending time with friends and doing my own thing, but, I'm at that point where I'd like to find someone - a best friend that could turn into something much more, which turns into long term, which turn into doing the whole family thing...
I’m really good at
Making you laugh. Seriously.
Nerd fights with movies.
Playing chess...like, really well.
Rebuilding engines.
Finding a balance.
Powering thru, even when something is a problem.
Rebuilding computers.
Playing games
Finding amazing things at Goodwill.
Baking and cooking.
Photography.
Being awesome in my own epic way.
Cooking an amazing dinner.
Being a great friend.
BBQ's
Calling someone out on their BS
Being honest...sometimes to a fault.
Listening.
Trivia...so much random useless knowledge...
Being a geek - seriously, I'm really amazingly good at this.
Finding the silver lining in the worst of situations.
Not giving up.
Taking care of my cats.
Writing books.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing(s) people normally notice about me is my personality and laughter - I've been told that my laughter and personality fill a room. I'm easy to talk to and very easy to get along with. I've also been told I have a dominant voice that grabs everyone's attention when it's needed.

And my blue eyes.
And my sarcasm.
And my honesty.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food (In order of favorites -
Chinese
Mexican
Italian
Middle Eastern

Books -
A heartbreaking work of Staggering Genius, The Creation of the American Republic, Lies My teacher Told Me, Jitterbug Perfume, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Neuromancer, Boneshaker, The Hunger Games, Go-Go-Girls of the Apocolypse, The Harry Potter Series, The Foundation Series, Enders Game...the list goes on and on...

Movies-
Star Wars (original trilogy, unchanged), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Goodfellas, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Airplane!, The Count of Monte Cristo, Brainscan, The Last Starfighter, etc...

Music -
Trip hop, funk, Jazz such as Miles Davis, Coltrane, Monk, Junior Kimbrough; old Motown, Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode, VNV Nation, The Beach Fossils, Wumpscut, Bassnectar, etc...
The six things I could never do without
6 things is way too little of an amount that I need in my life...that being said...

My laptop, iPad, iPhone
My core group of friends
Family
My cats
My car, because I drive over cycling.
A fantastic getaway destination
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What if Netflix doubled as a dating site? You could get notifications, like, "Here are 9 single people in your area that just marathon watched Battlestar Galactica for 18 hours straight - Based on your viewing habits of Star Trek: TNG, Firefly, and Doctor Who, they might be the one!"

Also...

When will science actually be able to perform a full brain transplant from human to human? Seriously :)
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either with friends catching a movie at the Laurelhurst or at someone's house...or in for a board game night, Netflix'ing movies, trying something new...there are also times where you will find me flying solo at the bookstore or out for a late night drive; perhaps even with friends having dinner.

Some people find it intimidating that I'm overly extroverted and that I'm out doing SOMETHING a lot, either by myself or with friends...that's mainly because I'm single; I like being out, but that doesn't mean I'm adverse to spending a nite in relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I'm willing to answer any question. Seriously. I'm completely willing to answer any question no matter how personal it might be or how simple it might be.
You should message me if
You want to get to know someone who is very comfortable with themselves and loves to be around other people. You should also message me if you're looking for a partner in crime or someone that might just "Get" you, in all your forms. I'm an awesome guy to have in your corner and an awesome guy to date.

Also, if you just want a new friend to nerd and geek out with, then, that's cool too! I'm welcome to new friends.

Some people find it intimidating that I'm overly extroverted and that I'm out doing SOMETHING a lot...that's mainly because I'm single; I like being out, but that doesn't mean I'm adverse to spending a nite in relaxing.
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