I love having facial hair but my current job requires me to be clean shaven so that I can regularly wear a respirator. This has been a heavy blow to my psyche. I think my shaven face looks like a butt. Please be gentle if you bring it up.
I have zero problems with potty-mouth words and sick, twisted, degenerative humour.
I have serious problems with bigots, racists, misogynists, and those who would use violence to solve problems.
I've gotten acclimated to life out on the road. When I became a driver I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't become a huge out of shape trucker with a beer gut. I've managed to keep that promise. My list of activities while out on the road include: a sprint tri at 8,600 ft, a 10k trail race, a couple 5ks, and surfing lessons in San Diego. Mind you, I'm not particularly awesome at any of these, um, last in my age group in the tri, but the goal is stay healthy.
My most recent adventure was a 130 mile two day charity bike ride from San Francisco up into wine country for MSBike back in September. Awesome experience. It was supposed to be 175 miles but it absolutely poured the first day and that convinced me to back off. I carry my bicycle on my passenger seat and use it all the time. Best purchase I've ever made followed closely by my Camelbak.
I bounced around college at Ohio State University for 6 years but never found a profession I wanted to make my own. The experience was absolutely worth it though. The things I learned, the friends I made, and, yes, the beers I drank.
Pretty good at...
water skiing (although I haven't done it in years now)
Books: Lord of the Rings series, Wheel of Time series, Tom Clancy, Michael Crighton, Bret Easton Ellis, Madeleine L'Engle Chuck Palahniuk, Pride & Prejudice, Atlas Shrugged (no, I'm not a libertarian nut), Shakespearian comedies, Jack London, Bridget Jones Diary, Catch 22 and many more
Movies: Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Dirty Dancing, White Christmas, Stalag 17, First Matrix, LOTR movies, James Bond movies without Roger Moore or the new guy, The Rules of Attraction, The Aristocrats(the documentary not the fucking disney film), Young Frankenstein, The Big Lebowski
Music: Naked and Famous, Tim Minchin, Pearl Jam, Sneaker Pimps, Crystal Method, Soundtrack to Rent, Robin Spielberg, Buckcherry, Eminem, Ludacris, Rage Against the Machine, Enya, Enigma, Junkie XL, Muse, Lily Allen, Classical, Soundtrack to Music Man, Soundtrack to the Producers, Aerosmith, Led Zepp, Prodigy, Rolling Stones, Outkast, Coltraine, Weird Al, Murder by Death, Stone Temple Pilots, Massive Attack, Anne Trenning, Radiohead, Ingrid Michaelson, Daft Punk, Metric, Against Me!, Airborne Toxic Event, all over the place in case you haven't figured that out.
Food: Anything but fast food. I have a weird relationship with food. Occasionally I like to indulge in something tasty but most of the time I'm very practical about eating. I treat food as simply a fuel that needs to be consumed daily and I'm fairly strict about what I should be putting into my body. I eat a lot of nuts and fruits and I don't usually like to eat a lot in one sitting. I actually tend to be more comfortable when I'm slightly hungry than when my stomach is full. This has been great for my waistline and staying fit while being a trucker but I'll admit it's not most people's attitude about food.
Beer: I noticed a lot of people included this category and I approve. I am a beer snob and will pretty much refuse to drink anything that could be considered "shit" beer. I like almost anything by The Great Lakes Brewing company, and Bells Brewing company out of Kalamazoo, MI. Some other goodies, Young's Double Chocolate stout, Hoegaarden wheat ale, and Samuel Smith Oatmeal stout. There are countless others.
Comedians: George Carlin, Louis C.K., Bob Saget (his filthy stuff, not the Full House stuff), Mitch Hedburg, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, if someone is pretty damn offensive and makes people question what is right and wrong, what is normal and what is perverted I probably like them.
Favorite blogs: Savage Love, Rachel Maddow, and many others. I kinda just listen to tons of podcasts now.
Webcomics! : Penny Arcade, Control Alt Delete, xkcd. Those three have been a constant for years now. Saturday Morning Breakfast cereal and Jesus & Mo have been recent additions. Along with Oh Joy Sex Toy.
Podcasts: Democracy Now, Radiolab, BS report, occasionally Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson but I hate the way the cut the show. Its like they produce the show specifically for people who have the attention span of a goldfish. Savage LoveCast too sometimes. I prefer to read his advice though.
Carrot juice (mmmm carrot juice)
recently, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin.
"Atheism does not tell me women have rights. That I can look at women with eyes unfogged by superstitious nonsense and see that they are my equals tells me that women have rights." - P.Z. Meyers
Why the hell such a large percentage of the American populace refuses to accept evolution.
Wouldn't it be cool to escort Leonardo da Vinci, or any great mind of the past, through our modern world and show them all our technology? Assuming he/she wouldn't freak out and need to be locked in a padded room.
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.“ - Something to remember..
I don't drink much anymore but the right company can inspire me to imbibe prodigiously.
I voted for Hillary.
I won't be in Salt Lake very often. My work sched for the next year at least will be 10-14 days on the road, two days off in Salt Lake. If you are the type of person who is comfortable with a friendship/relationship that is slightly tenuous and maintained by electronic contact I'm the guy for you. Or if you are just too busy for a "full-time" boyfriend.
I would put looking for casual sex on here too but I don't want to convey the wrong idea. I won't and do not have sex with just anyone. I know that is the stereotype about guys but it doesn't apply to everyone. I need to like someone and be able to have a good conversation with them first, and we move on from there.