-documentaries/educational-TV(Science, Biology, the universe, Anthropology, Theology, the world, etc)
-physical logic puzzles (wire, wood, cast-iron, etc)
-watching MMA/UFC(mixed martial arts)
-TV(Colbert Report, Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Lost, Dexter, Deadwood, Mad Men, Robot Chicken, South Park, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who)
-science fiction type stuff
-cooking & BBQ
-reddit.com for daily laughs, knowledge, or a different perspective.
I am a kind, quiet(ish), level-headed, technology-loving geek. I have a stressful job and a good work-ethic at work, so I like to completely relax at home and take home-life easy. I live life trying to be a humble, respectful person and am self-reflective. Even though I am quiet and laid-back, I am very friendly, competitive among friends, and can occasionally be very talkative.
I live a happy, content, peaceful, and stable life. I want to share and explore life with a kind soul who values this type of life. While I don't *need* someone else in my life to make me happy or keep me entertained (because I am already happy), I do want to share life with a best-friend, and explore new events, experiences, travels, and hobbies together. :)
I am looking for a long-term relationship with a best-friend, sharing common interests. Ideally I am looking for someone that also enjoys a quiet home life, though is willing to explore and enjoy all that life offers outside a good home. Or if you don't enjoy a quiet life yourself, but have no problems with your partner (me) enjoying a generally quiet-ish life, and we meet somewhere in the middle to share life, that works as well.
I have no kids, no Ex, no drama. I have no felonies/misdemeanors, I am monogamous/faithful, I have a car and a good job.
"A relationship with another person is this long slow process of carving grooves into each other. Figuring out what the price of admission is. Figuring out what ground you need to cede, and what ground you need to stand. And really kinda of molding yourselves to each other. And that process is complicated, and exciting, and terrifying at times, and exhilarating at times."
I am financially independent, relying on no one else. I try to be financially responsible, make good life-decisions, remain debt-free, and plan for the future. I tend not to buy a lot of miscellaneous items, and instead try to buy only stuff that is needed. I favor function over style, and do not get caught up in the buy, buy, buy game.
I was raised Christian, but am no longer religious. I do respect other people's beliefs/religions, as long as those beliefs are not forced onto others. I am a kind and moral person, just without religion. I think most everyone in this world wants the same basic peace and respect towards each other, and a good life for themselves and everyone around them, even if people take different paths to get there. I try to live life guided by The Golden Rule:
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
The Golden Rule applies to all aspects of life.
I am drug-free and rarely drink, and am looking for a partner that is drug-free and in control of any drinking.
I admire someone that:
...is humble, but not a victim.
...is in control of their life.
...takes pride in their job, whatever it is.
...solves problems instead of complains about problems.
...appreciates what they have.
...is an inherently good soul, but thick-skinned enough to not be easily offended by the varieties of life (language, rougher movies, etc).
...has a hunger to learn more about some sort of aspect of the world around us.
A chunk of geekiness/nerdiness/dorkiness is a plus! (but not a requirement)
I am looking for a relationship where we share life together, teaching each other what we know, exploring each others hobbies, not stepping on each others enjoyment of something we both don't enjoy, and being respectful and cautious of all things financial (basic fiscal responsibility). I look forward to us working as a team and coming up with great ways to experience life together. :)
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
More and more, I am trying to find local events and points of interests around me, to help me meet more people, to find that great woman out there.
I love my various hobbies(listed at top), and go through cycles with them, delving into each one for a period of time, then moving onto the next, and eventually returning to a past hobby.
I would like to be a better cook, and love collecting random recipes I stumble across(thanks reddit, Facebook, and TV!). I love cooking with/for friends. I like friends that are daring enough to try new foods, cook with me, and don't have a large list of foods they refuse to eat(vegetarians and allergies being the exceptions, of course). I dislike needlessly-picky eaters, but strangely I like the creative pressure vegetarians or certain food-allergies put on me, forcing me to be more creative and try making new things.
I don't always wear my emotions on my face (that makes me sounds like a robot!), so people don't always realize how happy I actually am. :) That sometimes helps during poker games, except when I can't help but toss a joke out often. :P
But I also get serious and to the point when the situation warrants it (like my job).
I LOVE films(I used to run a video-store). I like ALL genres, but I favor films that have substance, rather then just shallow, brainless entertainment value(although brainless entertainment value is still good sometimes). I like finding gems among all the crap, be it mainstream or indie. I LOVE documentaries also. There are far to many to list here, but send me a message and we can talk movies]. :)
My music tastes are all over the place, with various songs plucked from various places, like from commercials or indie video-game soundtracks.
I tend to favor audiobooks, so I can multitask. Past books I enjoyed:
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones, George RR Martin) (R+L=J, A+J=T)
The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)
The Stand (Stephen King)
On the Beach (Nevil Shute)
Narnia Chronicles (CS Lewis)
Watchmen (Moore/Gibbons, graphic novel)
Survival of the Sickest - Why We Need Disease (Dr Moalem)
Eat Me, The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin (part cookbook, part comments on life)
The Greatest Show on Earth (Richard Dawkins)
Where Good Ideas Come From (Steven Johnson)
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements (by local teacher John Hunter, based on the documentary by the same name, a must see!)
NPR news, interviews, and shows like Science Friday and Philosophy Talk, though I rarely have time to listen with any regularity.
I love games of all types and genres, be it video-game, board-game, card-game, logic-puzzle, etc.
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
I like all kinds of food, and I like cooking. I especially enjoy finding new, unique, and odd foods, and sharing them with friends. I appreciate people who are willing to try new foods with me, even if it ends up with grimaces and laughter. :) I have a weakness for BBQ, and want to learn all I can about it.
2. My DVR. Time-shifting the shows I love lets me live life without being anchored to my TV.
3. My job. Without a good job, I would not have what I have. Without a job that I love, I would not be sane.
4. A completely relaxed, stress-free home-life. I can't stress this enough. My job is stressful, and I need a place to step 100% away from stress.
5. Fun hobbies (MMA, films, games, cooking, etc) to enjoy life with.
6. A great woman to share and love life with(you).
I would like to be spending future Friday nights with you, enjoying life out in the world, as well as quiet evenings together.
A friend said it best:
"Let's face it, probably a good 90% of people on here are looking to get laid and that's it. Ok I've been informed that I'm wrong. 100% of people online are looking to get laid lol. 90% are looking to get laid immediately and 10% are willing to forgo a while in hopes of forging something longer lasting."
I fall within that last 10%. I want to share life with someone I really care about. I want to give someone my heart.
Whew! You got through my huge profile! High-Five! :P Seriously, thanks for taking the time reading it, and getting to know me. :)
If you are quiet/shy and you see something you like about me, but are too shy about contacting me, PLEASE contact me!!! Alot of people are shy at this, myself included. It is hard for shy people to meet others! Please don't let this chance escape us both, for us to talk/meet! :) If for some reason the chemistry is not there, I will kindly say so, with no intent to hurt any feelings. :)
To put your mind at ease, regarding the first time we meet:
"Well, try and be all nervous and rubbish and a bit shaky. Because you're going to be like that anyway. Might as well make it part of the plan and then it'll feel on purpose." -The Doctor(Doctor Who) :)
I am looking for someone within 50 miles of Waynesboro, VA, but if the chemistry is right, distance does not matter.
The basics apply: Please DON'T contact me if you are married/in another relationship, do drugs, drink excessively, are a heavy smoker, don't have a job, have a felony, have a STD, or are mentally or emotionally unstable. Please be stable and kind. :)
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