I'm fiercely loyal once I've gotten to know you well as a friend. I'm accepting of a lot, and let things go really easy. I like to have discussions about stuff. I try to be informed on a lot of things, but there's always more to learn. Talking to people about it instead of just reading also helps me really understand other points of view. I'm usually laid back and relaxed, but when I put my passion behind something I put my whole self into it.
I'm a bit of an introvert, but don’t mistake that for anti-social. I'm not against going out, but I definitely don't enjoy the "party scene." I just like some relaxing fun. Watching TV or movies, playing video games, and even reading a good book. I'm really sarcastic, witty, intelligent, very opinionated and just a little odd (but aren't we all.)
In spite of my general preference for logic and reasoning, I'm a romantic at heart. I love corny and cheesy. You'd be surprised how often the lame things can really convey what you mean, and it says something about how you feel for another person that you're willing to come off a bit silly to prove something. Ultimately, I'm looking for love, but I'm a realist about it. There needs to be a spark with someone, but the flame builds up over time. So just give me a chance. Talk to me on more than a superficial level, and let's see if something's there. If there is, then you never know where it'll go.
Outside that I'm still fairly new to Chicago. I've only been here about a year, so I'm still discovering fun places to go and stuff to do.
I'm also really good with electronics. Not just the programming stuff I do for my job, but taking them apart and putting them back together or fixing them. I love tinkering with hardware, but I keep the left over bits and pieces tucked in a closet or something.
I'm also a huge fan of Sir Arthur Cocan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes, anyone?), I love Lewis Carol's Wonderland books, some Mississippi fun with Huck and Tom, Kidnapped, hell, my Kindle is full of books old enough to have been written before copyright.
Books are really important to me. You should just know that up front.
-Lucky Number Slevin, Muppet Treasure Island, Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood, Disney movies, Star Wars (which probably seems kinda obvious if you've read the rest of the profile).
-Star Trek (All but Enterprise, because it sucked), House, Stargate SG-1 before the last 3 seasons, Stargate Atlantis, before the last 10 episodes, Cold Case, The Twilight Zone, Law & Order except Criminal Intent because that big guy is awkward.
-A little bit of everything, only no -new- country (aka pop with a twang), dubstep(though some good dubstep exists), or rap.
-Steak, other awesome meats.
The fan I use to sleep.
Chairs.... No really.. Imagine a world where there aren't any chairs...
I know it would make it seven, but you could also include the friends/family that everyone else says. But honestly, if you didn't see friends and family as important, you probably wouldn't be on here looking for people to talk to.
I'm affected when something emotional is properly conveyed in books and movies like a character dying, or that horribly sad scene in The Fox and the Hound where the old lady takes Todd to a game preserve and that song plays. Oh yeah, I love Disney movies. I've deep-throated a pickle for a dollar. I'm a counter-tenor, which means that I can sing like a girl. I scream like one too, when poked in the side unaware. I'm having trouble thinking of more. Shy of getting into explicit sexual details, or things I just see as more mundane, I don't have anything else. I'm just an incredibly open person.
I should note that I don't have an issue with the idea of long-distance relationships. Someone I like is someone I like. At least not at first. If it becomes a real relationship we'd have to meet sometime, and we couldn't stay apart forever though.