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My self-summary
Update 7/1/16: I moved up to Grays Harbor in September without knowing a soul around. So if you are looking for a bit of action without the drama, I am more than happy to sate and physical needs you might be interested in exploring. I am looking to meet new people to hike, table top and play Irish music with as well as looking to date, so just let me know what the intentions are from the get go and we're super cool.

I'm just another creature of habit. I've also noticed that being an extrovert can get me into trouble sometimes - see "put foot in mouth'. For what it's worth, I'm perfectly happy with life as it stands, but have no issue with life taking me where the wind blows me, which is why I find myself here in Washington. I've always lived in major cities (Houston, Dallas, Oakland), so this 'out in the sticks' is going to be interesting... On the plus side, houses are cheap compared to the rent in downtown Oakland, so once I've settled it, I plan on gettin me an old man dog that wants to sit on my couch while I'm teaching. On the double plus side, I can see the Milky Way from my backyard!
What I’m doing with my life
I've been teaching high school science for seven years now and still love every minute of it. I'll admit, its nice being paid to be the center of attention and play with toys, I mean, science equipment all day. I've taught all levels of Physics, Earth Science, Astronomy, and Robotics. My students call me Mr. G and I try to make learning as much fun as possible (plus, I have a secret underground base where I plot world domination, the elevator is in the storage closet.)

During the summer, I've got a sweet gig on the Big Island with a science camp. We take students from all over the US (and territories!) and show them the coolest science spots around. Observatories on Mauna Kea, NOAA climate observatories on Mauna Loa, the black sand beaches of Punalu'u, the lava lake at Haleakala and much, much more. It's exhausting but amazing, year after year...

A few years back I picked up a janky, busted old ass toy accordion in my buddies music classroom and was hooked in 42 seconds... I tore up two new ones when I finally met an accordion player who said I had potential but if I didn't get a real instrument, I wouldn't have anywhere to go... So I go a D/G Weltmeister and that's all she wrote... I'm in love, I know, it sounds crazy, but I found a voice within the box that needs to sing... before you groan, it's not a typical piano accordion with the huge bellows. The Irish developed a button box which is much smaller and frankly, it's beautiful. I'm working through pirate shanties, jigs and reels and lots of folky Americana, but one day, I'd LOVE to play some burlesque..
I’m really good at
Teaching science. Seriously, kids cried when I left my last school...

Playing pool and shooting darts, quoting Star Trek, playing RPGs, rolling left handed cigarettes, juggling, avoiding Starbucks, disc golf, making friends, speaking German, traveling and trying new things
The first things people usually notice about me
At school - My ties. It's a thing... my zombie-apocalypse tactical tie will be very useful one day, I just need to make sure I wear it on the right day...

Out and about - Funny science t-shirts... I've got a sweet collection. Of my tattoo of Orion, straight off a star chart with Bayer designations. (HUGE points if you know what a Bayer designation is!!!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Postman, Brave New World, Lucifer's Hammer, all the HGTTG books, Stranger in a Strange Land, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sword of Truth Series, Dragonlance series, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End, 2001: A Space Oddessy. I keep a very badass science fiction library in my classroom for the students to earn extra credit.

Stardust, GATTACA, Grandma's Boy, Half Baked, Idiocracy, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, American History X, American Beauty, K-PAX, any kung-fu movie...

Eureka, Weeds, Warehouse 13, Star Trek (any), Chuck, Big Bang Theory, Ugly Americans, Merlin, Robin Hood, Mythbusters, the Science Channel, From Earth to the Moon, Game of Thrones, South Park (I've seen every episode at least three times)

The High Kinds, The Young Dubliners, Bad Religion, Sublime, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash, They Might Be Giants, Substandard, 30 Foot Fall, , Ska/punk/jazz/funk round out the mix

Chinese, Italian, Middle Eastern and pretty much anything that doesn't have curry in it...
Six things I could never do without
- Road trips
- Science Fiction
- Frisbee Golf
- Stargazing
- My friend Mary J
- My Weltmeister D/G melodeon
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What, when, how and why it will all come crashing down... I've been on a weird post-apocalypse fiction phase for the last few years. I'm an Eagle, so of course I'm prepared for an emergency and long term(ish) survival, but how will it all play out? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Earth will survive whatever humanity tries to do, we are just a blip on it's scale of time... but will we see a dramatic shift in the way we live in our lifetimes and is humanity prepared to do what it needs to do to survive?

Also, how sad (and delightfully special) it is that natural redheads only account for maybe 3% of the world's population...

Which is better, Blue Dream or Jack Here, the debate continues... BD leads 3-1 as of 9/5
On a typical Friday night I am
During the school year, relaxing after a long week... Saturday's tend to be my time to venture out and see the sights
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
While I have serious objections to British children having magical powers and wizards riding brooms, there are quite a few parts of the Harry Potter universe I like...

I have an Enya station on my Pandora... what, it's great 'study time' music in class... a little LOTR soundtrack, some soothing new-agey shit... it's fun, but shhhh!
You should message me if
You are serious about wanting to make a new friend to do stuff with. I'm new here, I need people do to stuff with, not just fool around... I'm looking for that too, but be upfront about it. I don't like to beat around the bust (hehe, or do I?), so make no bones about it (hehe, I'll make the bone) and we're gravy.

You have no issues with cigarette smoke. You can be a non-smoker, but I still like it, so if you can't take the heat, well, you know...
The two of us