CroatnSensation
30 Pittsburgh, United States
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My self-summary
Getting back out there after a tough breakup six months ago.

I've got a new job, will soon have a new apartment, and a new understanding of what I want out of life. I've always focused on making a successful career, but it doesn't mean much if you don't have someone to share it with.
What I’m doing with my life
I have degrees in Communications and Economics. I just started a job in sales with a major steel company. I love the steel business, and I'm excited that I get to travel a bit again.

When I grow up, I want to be either an unstoppable force or an immovable object.

Or a Jedi. That'd be sweet.
I’m really good at
Economics, mathematics, making people laugh, proofreading other people's grammar, cooking, making messes as I cook, baking bread, making messes as I bake bread, building bonfires, taming lions, slaying dragons, getting that last little dollop of toothpaste out of the tube, growing interesting styles of facial hair, and seeing just how far I can drive with the needle on "E" without refilling.

I powerbomb Excel sheets like Ric Flair.

I'm awesome at Fantasy Football. It's my team that sucks.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. They are very, very blue.

I'm also between 6'1" and 6'5", depending on the convenience store that I'm fleeing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Song of Ice and Fire, The Outsiders, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, The Giver, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Chronicles of Prydain, John Grisham, Animal Farm, plays by Arthur Miller, Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Malcolm Gladwell, The Grand Pursuit, Freakonomics, The Armchair Economist, The Cult of Statistical Significance, and pretty much any Star Wars novel or comic. I also like scholarly works about economics by Ken Arrow, Paul Samuelson, Elinor Ostrom, Deirdre McCloskey, Daron Acemoglu, JM Keynes, and Milton Friedman.

I'm all over the place with movies, but I like all the staples (Shawshank, Die Hard, Mel Brooks, etc.) and some more indie-type ones (A History of Violence, Donnie Darko). The Princess Bride, The Godfather, Thank You for Smoking, This Is The End, Harold and Maude, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Pursuit of Happyness, Don Jon, Blow, Kill Bill, Milk, Ernest Goes to Camp.

I dig HBO, Netflix (House of Cards, OITNB), documentaries, and British TV. I despise reality shows (except for semi-educational ones like Pawn Stars) and most primetime network television. Aaron Sorkin is pretty much the man.

When I'm studying or working, I like Edith Piaf. Otherwise, I'm into singer-songwriters, classic rock, jazz, Motown, blues, some 90's stuff, and gypsy punk. Pandora knows what I want.

Onions are gross. I lie at restaurants sometimes and tell the waiter I'm allergic, just to make sure they don't put any in my food.
The six things I could never do without
Wikipedia/JSTOR.
Cold beer.
Diet Coke/TaB/Dr. Pepper 10. [Edit: I've developed a taste for the generic pop they sell at Aldi's. It's like all three mixed together.]
Harry Chapin.
Bonfires/cookouts.
Hockey.
MATHS! I WANT ALL THE MATHS!
This: http://www.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/interstellar.pdf.
New friends.
Old friends.
Board games with old friends.
Late coffee nights at Eat n' Park with old friends.
Gin martinis.
Blues.
Warm weather.
Road trips, especially spontaneous ones.
BBQ.
Soul food.
Whiskey.
Whisky.
Fresh baked bread.
Olive oil.
Proper grammar.
(Parentheses).
My favorite Union Jack socks.

Don't tell me how many favorite things to have, website.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about how Hershey bars tasted a whole lot better when they came in a paper wrapper and sleeve, before they switched to plastic.

Have you ever noticed that the Hulk's shirts always get ripped to pieces, and yet his pants always stay right in place? What's up with that? Is he wearing sweats or something?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at the library or at the bar. Sometimes I bring the library to the bar. They get mad when I bring the bar to the library.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love boating, but I have a serious discomfort swimming in natural bodies of water.

I'm hyper-competitive when it comes to board games. I might even do the Dirty Bird in your face when I win Settlers of Catan. Please don't take it personally; it's just the song of my people.

I have a thing for 80's dance music. It's bad. Real bad. In fact, it's this bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=355Fk8drgZE

I do not know who most pop stars are. I had no idea who Robin Thicke was or what he was famous for before he was assaulted onstage by the ogre that ate Billy Ray Cyrus' poor daughter.

Who the hell is Drake?

There are three films (and only three films) that bring me close to tears. The end of Brian's Song, the first ten minutes of UP!, and the part where Jim Brown gets shot in The Dirty Dozen.

AARP sent me a membership card when I turned 25. They mush have access to my Pandora mix.
You should message me if
I'm not in a rush, but I am looking for something real.
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