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My self-summary
I'll be honest and say I have a bit of a quirky side. I feel like I have an artistic side to me, and in contrast, a very grounded and somewhat conservative side. I could tell you anything you’d like to know about a particular type of beer, cars are my biggest obsession, and I live for football season. I grew up in a small town with blue collar roots, and much of those values have stuck with me. I also have a great appreciation for family values and I’m very close to mine.

In contrast, I also love to get lost in music, I’m very much a “creative type” and an artist, and I can engage in conversations about life, art, literature, politics, philosophy, etc. that last for hours if you get me going. I get very little out of pop culture. I didn’t watch that reality TV show last night, I could care less about any celebrity, and I’d rather go on a 50 mile hiking trip as a vacation instead of going to Cancun. I don’t mean to sound condescending about anyone who enjoys the above, I’m just saying I’d much rather go out and do something that enriches my own life then sit around.

The blending of these two sides to myself, is me. Because of how different these aspects of my personality are, I find myself more apt approach life with an open mind and appreciate things for what they are rather than trying to force myself into a particular image or to stubbornly “pick a side” of an issue. I think above all, I am this “contradiction” because I am always trying to learn something new, hear a different point of view, or tear something apart and see what makes it tick.

In general I'd say I'm a pretty active person. II like to work out or bike, it's not uncommon for me to stay up til 12 or 1 on a regular basis (and consequently I'm a terrible morning person and I enjoy sleeping in a bit on weekends to catch up on my sleep), and I like to experience new places and things as much as I can.

I think I generally look for a certain sense of “vitality” in women. Someone who seems to carry herself well, has a strong will, and lives with passion. I'm looking for someone atypical, a woman that's a little bit "different" then most. I can appreciate sarcasm, and I like a challenge (excluding high maintenance and ****iness!). I’d hope to find someone I can have laugh with, feel comfortable around, and share some interests with. I’m also looking for someone that’s determined, independent, caring, compassionate, and intelligent. Admittedly someone with a creative flair is a big plus, but it’s not entirely required. If we can laugh and have fun together that’s all that’s important. I’m happy with my career and life right now, but it would be nice to share it with someone else. I would like to get married and have at least one child someday.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Product Designer for a Furniture Company.
I’m really good at
oil painting, drawing, photo editing, making people laugh (even at the expense of myself).
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically - my eyes and my smile.

Personality wise - I'm a funny, passionate, and thoughtful person.

I swear too much (but not around small children or at work! etc.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Pantera, Deftones, Fugazi, At The Drive In, The Walkmen, The National, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Cold War Kids, Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pavement, The Decemberists, Surfjan Stevens, Damien Jurado, Jose Gonzalez, The Mountain Goats, Beck, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, Jason Isbell, Drive By Truckers, Sturgil Simpson, The Avett Brothers, Son Volt, Wilco, Charlie Parr, Trampled By Turtles, Cat Power, The Doors, Hendrix, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Johny Cash, MF Doom, Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, Old Dirty Bastard, Wutang Clan. If the bands listed don’t already say it, I’m mostly into alternative, punk, indie, blues, folk, metal, and some hip hop. I love seeing live music as well.

Authors: Chuck Palahunuik, Huraki Murakami, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Ernest Hemmingway, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg.

Movies: Fight Club, American Beauty, American History X, Requiem for a Dream, The Life Aquatic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction, Lost in Translation, Donnie Darko, The Sixth Sense, Shawshank Redemption, Of What Dreams May Come, The Bourne Series, Rounders, Boonedock Saints, Pay Back, The Hangover, Knocked Up, Super Troopers, Road Trip, Office Space, Swingers, Kevin Smith films, almost any Tim Burton movie

Food: Italian, Mexican, humus, pesto, sushi, venison, salmon, pizza, raspberries, chocolate, dark beer, whiskey.
Six things I could never do without
My cars
The internetz
My digital camera
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Let's rephrase this to "interests" because I'm guessing that's the intent of this question?:

Cars, driving a stick shift, Art, camping, hiking, kayaking, hunting, being out in the woods period, sunsets, Irish Pubs, dive bars, dark beer, whiskey, football, fantasy football, Sports Center.
On a typical Friday night I am
Checking out a Gallery Opening or Gallery Walk, seeing live music, painting, or hanging out with friends someplace more casual like an Irish Bar or a Dive Bar (I'm really not a club person), or working out if nothing else is going on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
- I absolutely SUCK at dancing. I AM the poster child for the whole "White Men Can't Dance" stereotype.

- I told the same lie about how I broke my leg about 3,000 times! Not worth typing out the story due to length, but let's just say I called it a "skiing injury."
You should message me if
- you have red hair.
- prefer to drive a stick shift car.
- can explain to me what a turbo does.
- have seen more then one Pearl Jam concert on a single tour or have at least listened to an album they put out after 1995 :p
- do something creative for fun.
- can play Euchre.

None of these are requirements of course, but any of them will catch my attention....
The two of us