Katuvalu
28 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I've been a bit of a vagrant the past couple years, and I recently moved back to civilization from Oahu. Grateful for things in walking distance, places worth walking, and towns that stay up past 10pm. I like to read and music is definitely near and dear to my heart. Diving is my hobby, a passion, and my profession.

I'm a bit of a nerd, but I've noticed most folks are.
I am an oddball, caring, and clueless.
I wish more people could stick to their word, or at least be honest about their feelings.
I've noticed there's too much truth behind the phrase, "Hot, smart, sane. Pick two."
What I’m doing with my life
Filling up my passport with stamps and visas, one page at a time. School. Planning dive trips. Making dive trips. Diving. Discussing new dives. Discussing new dive gear.

...yes it's an addiction, and yes I go to meetings. But they're the kind of meetings that only sink me further in this hole.
I’m really good at
Being persistent. Finding loopholes. Seeing past the obvious and getting lost in what makes "real." Finding something to laugh at in almost every situation, no matter if its at myself and some misfortune or some small irony. Finding something serious in even the funniest situation. Somehow I'm the frequent exception to 'rules without exception' and it can be annoying at times. Others, it can be a sweet gig.

I hear I'm pretty decent at breathing underwater.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. It does its own thing usually.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm pretty big on sci-fi/fantasy, military/history, and mind-opening books and movies. But what I love most is a good comedy/satire. Cheesy horror movies are also up there. Pretty much anything by R. A. Wilson, R. A. Heinlein, Timothy Zahn, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Patrick Rothfuss, or George R. R. Martin will find itself in my hands at some point. Vonnegut has always been near and dear to my heart, and Heller's Catch-22 has mirrored much of my life.

For movies, I'm a sucker for series, and anything that's got a good solid plot. I'm also not above musicals.
TV- The Walking Dead, Constantine, The Knick, House of Cards, Game of Thrones
I am really distraught over Constantine being canceled. Cameos are planned for Arrow, but I never bothered to get into Arrow.

Music. I love ska, mostly the stuff from the 80s/90s. Huge Marcy Playground fan, so far I've seen them twice and planning on a third show whenever I find them touring again. My tastes are rather broad though, mostly anything that isn't a modern attempt at rap or country. Lately I've found myself listening to a lot more folksy stuff. Like, Stan Rogers, Great Big Sea, and lots of traditional sea shanties. Mostly because I can't stop giggling at songs when they describe venereal disease using nautical terminology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn7j78wPrgE

FOOD! I am a fan. Pretty much everything except for stuff with pineapple in it. Living in HI got a little awkward at times, as a result.
The six things I could never do without
Good books. All of them.
Something new to explore
Ready access to an ocean
Beer roughly as dark as my soul
Dive gear that never has a chance to dry out
Intellectually stimulating conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next dive.

Just how bad I wish I could be one of the first humans to colonize the moon or Mars.
^^^^
Seriously. I would give up real pizza and bagels in a heartbeat if it meant I could be on the bleeding edge of human expansion to the stars.

Why folks on OKC don't seem to like explaining their question answers. That's the best part!
On a typical Friday night I am
Definitely at my dive shop, drinking with friends and prepping gear and tanks for dives over the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nihilist Arby's is my spirit animal.

I recently started browsing for matches with the keywords "dive" or "diving" and find myself more and more disappointed because almost none of the hits involve water.

I got bored and figured out what D&D coins would be worth in USD.
You should message me if
You think a raffle for ownership of a dive resort in Micronesia sounds like something you can win (tickets are cheaper in bulk, I'll totally throw more money at it if you're serious).
https://wintheislandestates.com/enter/
You're entirely too excited about this- http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2015/10/hollywood-news/
...or you bought into the Kickstarter for Tak.
You're looking for a monotonous conversation about caring for dry, red eyes. Or a monotonous roll call.
You're looking for two tickets to that thing you love.
You don't really think carrot top has an excuse.
You're looking for a dive buddy, or to learn.
You think camping out on Mauna Kea to go stargazing while blasting Pink Floyd sounds like the best idea ever.

You know that feeling, where you're laying down and ready to pass out when you realize you still need to turn off the light and then you turn off the light and realize you're still in your work clothes so you take them off and then you can't fall asleep?
...Yeah, that.
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