I've been involved in firefighting/rescue/emergency medical services for over 20 years (being a third generation firefighter, I started very young). It's a very integral part of my life & I love doing it but I try not to let it define me. When conditions permit, I'd love to continue my education & rejoin the scientific community that I was employed in a few years ago. I am truly a nerd at heart & thoroughly enjoy being in an intellectually challenging environment.
As you could probably guess, being a firefighter/EMT, I'm pretty adventurous. I love doing new things. I love the outdoors & I'm always looking to escape my suburban confines. Unfortunately, I don't make a lot of time to do these things right now but I'm looking to change that. My adventurous nature isn't just confined to activities. I'm always looking to expand my horizons. I love listening to new/different types of music, trying new foods, etc.
I like being physically active. I love busting my ass & I'm not afraid to break a sweat. I hate these extra pounds I'm carrying around & I'm working really hard to shed them. Don't confuse me with a health nut though. I will pick tasty food over healthy food any day. That probably has a bit to do with those extra pounds I'm carrying around. I'll probably never will become a super lean guy & I'm cool with that. I'd much rather be the big muscular guy I am than be obsessed with being thin.
As for what I'm looking for here, my priorities have shifted a bit since I joined here. I used to say my first priority here is to find a long-term relationship but I feel that puts a bit too much pressure on things. If I come out of this with a serious relationship, that is great, but if I come out of this experience meeting some unique individuals & making some solid friendships, I will consider this experiment a success.
Umm, I'm kinda out of stuff to say about myself but you probably get the gist by now. Anything else you'd like to know about me, don't be afraid to ask. In case you are wondering, I do plan to put more pics of myself. Unfortunately, I'm not the most photogenic person & avoid having my picture being taken whenever possible. The vast majority of the pics I do have of me are me doing firefighting stuff (my dept has a very prolific photographer), me looking rather gruff & me making making silly faces that I'd rather not have people making their first impressions of me.
Movies: I am a huge fan of horror films (just too many to list); Independent cinema; Anything by Quentin Tarantino; Shaun of the Dead, Office Space, Super Troopers, Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars (even the crappy ones). Netflix is certainly expanding my cinematic horizons.
Shows: MST3K; Game of Thrones; The Walking Dead; Adult Swim original programming especially their older stuff, Bob's Burgers, TedTalks series, Firefly, Arrested Development, Stranger Things, Autopsy, Tales from the Crypt...Damn! I watch waaay too much TV :(
Music: Generally speaking, I primarily listen to "alternative" music but my musical interests are much more broad than that. I do like some genres more than others but I consider myself pretty openminded when it comes to music. At the risk of sounding like a hipster, I'm generally not a big fan of most contemporary pop music. Here are some of my musical interests: Ani DiFranco, They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds (Five), Phish, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Barenaked Ladies, K Flay, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Mumford & Sons, Rage Against The Machine, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Violent Femmes, classical music (in general).
Food: Homemade pizza, sushi, breakfast food anytime, Cherry Garcia ice cream, poutine, Indian cuisine.
I have a bunch more but that's all you get for free ;)
This is my first time doing this sort of thing so I have little to no expectations going into it. Let's just see where things go.