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My self-summary
Life is a bit complicated at the moment between trying to disentangle myself from my house in Las Vegas, understaffing at work, and my volunteer efforts at an equally understaffed animal shelter. I'm not currently looking for romance on OKCupid, but I won't be deleting my profile since so much time has been spent in answering the questions. I expect I will remove this paragraph at some point in the future, but for the moment I wish you all well.

Recently escaped from Las Vegas. While it was challenging to design automation and rigging systems for large scale theatrical productions, Las Vegas was not a good fit for me. I've returned to Colorado and the world of IT where I make a decent living as a Unix guru.

Fortunately my new position gives me the freedom to enjoy the finer things in life: friends, family, a hearty meal, trying out a micro-brew, diving into a new book, or taking the time for a trail run. I'm looking to add a dog back into my life, it would be convenient if it came with a girlfriend for me as well.

Most of my free time is spent volunteering at the Humane Society. I train and help socialize dogs that have not had the best start on life.
What I’m doing with my life
Looking for an activity partner and hopefully discovering a good woman who finds my eccentricities more endearing than annoying and wants to celebrate everything life has to offer.
I’m really good at
solving technical and engineering problems in creative and aesthetically pleasing ways.
The first things people usually notice about me
the spark behind my eyes. ...or that it is rare that I take a photo of myself as evident by my photo selection.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I need more authors to devour: Neil Gaiman, Tolkien, Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Asimov, Clark, Jordan, Niven, Jim Butcher, George R. R. Martin, R.A. Salvatore, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Herbert, Dan Simmons, Shakespeare

Movies: Casablanca, The Princess Bride, Shaun of the Dead, Moulin Rouge, Sin City, Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda, Pulp Fiction, This is Spinal Tap, Wall-E, Elf, Lord of the Rings, The Avengers, Dark Night, anything by Joss Whedon, Tim Burton or David Lynch

Food: Thai, Italian, Chinese(preference for Szechuan)

TV Shows: American Horror Story, Dr. Who, Sherlock, Twin Peaks, Heroes, Venture Brothers, Haven, Grimm, Copper, Once Upon a Time, HIMYM, The Colbert Report, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Da Vinci's Demons

Theatrical Productions: Wicked, Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Phantom

Music: I enjoy music with lyrical style, something I could potentially even sing along to. Small sampling of bands and performers I enjoy would include: Johnny Cash, Dresden Dolls, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, NiN, Death Cab for Cutie, The Stranglers, The Clash, Cold Play, The Ramones, Violent Femmes, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Of Monsters & Men, Coldplay, Mumfort & Sons, David Bowie, Flogging Molly, The White Stripes, Social Distortion, Jim Carroll, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Flaming Lips, Michael Buble, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Soft Cell, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths, Audioslave, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Billy Idol ...
Six things I could never do without
1. My eyes - Vision is my most important sense, I'm not sure how I would cope without my sight.
2. An interesting challenge - Life is a series of challenges, I'm always on the lookout for the next one.
3. A good pair of running shoes - Running keeps me sane; it helps me get through mental blocks and is the ultimate stress relief for me.
4. Family - I'd do anything for my brothers and their families.
5. Comfortable Bed - I'm not a materialistic person, but the one thing I'm always willing to pay extra for is the best bed money can buy.
6. Books - I'm a little bit like Burgess Meredith from "Time Enough at Last" the 1959 episode of The Twilight Zone where he survives an apocalypse, but his world ends when he loses the capacity to read books.

Guess I'll have to survive without food and water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever project I happened to be actively engaged in. I tend to mire myself in the present rather than obsess about the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner out with a friend, or just as likely whipping up something creative in the kitchen for a quiet evening at home. Regardless of where my night will take me, I'll eventually curl up in bed with a good book if I don't have a better companion available.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Read my answers to the cupid questions, I'm pretty open even when the question is inane like this one.

I'm hoping I don't leave the world the same way I came in, naked and screaming.
You should message me if
you need someone to design, construct, paint, tear-down or help-push-you-over a wall. I've got a variety of practical skills and can support a partner in almost any activity. If you're looking for someone to make the most out of this existence and greet each day as a new adventure, I might be the one for you.

Reasons why I might not respond.
1. I like having the only penis in a relationship.
2. Your message looked like a cut and paste response that doesn't give any indication why I should overlook the pages of questions where you fully embrace everything I find incompatible or contemptible.
3. You think I'm cute, but haven't bothered to take any time to read anything about me. I like to connect on a deeper level. I look in-depth at the profiles of everyone who sends me a message. If you haven't taken time to even glance at mine, it is probably safe to assume you are too superficial to engage in a healthy relationship.
4. No spark with regards to physical chemistry. I've discovered that on OKCupid it is better to not respond than to politely let someone know that you read and appreciated their note but aren't interested.

I like a girl who reads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmEbF2uhsZk
The two of us