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My self-summary
"and you can solder! what a catch!" - actual quote.

People see me as smart, wickedly funny, and the kind person who will usually bring cookies. People all think this is out of the goodness of my heart. I just want the free love. I'm fascinated by the world and how it operates. I enjoy men who are intelligent, enjoy discussing ideas, romantic and dorky. I like someone who is willing to do goofy things and not take themselves too seriously.

When given a chance, people enjoy my company. I am a very sympathetic listener. You will be amazed at how fascinating you are.

I am constantly surprised that people consider some pursuits somehow unsexy. I don't get why D&D, a love of game shows or collecting maps supposedly dooms guys to a virginal life in their parents' basement. Having interests in life is a good thing.

I am obsessed with Lego minifigs. I will not apologize for this either.

My path has not been a standard one. I was an electrical apprentice for a few years (to everyone's dismay). Now, admittedly becoming a construction worker was not a complete success, but that had more to do with the social structure of the work than me. But most of my coworkers came to respect my work ethic, and I did learn skills that were very unnatural to me. I'm glad I tried skilled labor; I can still wire up a light fixture faster than anyone I know, and learned a lot about what I can do if I push myself. I also have put in time at graduate school, fixing the internet, and working as an administrative assistant. It's been an interesting journey.

If I'm in a playful mood I am not afraid to make a fool of myself. My favorite color is red, and I am not above singing in public. I don't mean karaoke either. I mean in the hallway. I like to color my hair. By which I mean blue or purple.

I am tolerant, sympathetic, and a work in progress.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm between jobs. So I futz with my computers (I just got a new media server, the old one died) and play video games. I actually own four Xboxen, but I mostly use them for Netflix/Hulu unless I find a game that really grabs me. Wool Lego Dimensions! (Wool is a idiosyncrasy of mine. My autocorrect kept insisting I say wool when I typed woo! I decided to surrender.) When in season, go Sounders!
I’m really good at
Spelling. Trivia. I am told I am a decent baker. Crosswords. While I am an adequate video game player, FPS are not my forte. I like board games but tend to suck at them unless they involve words, or trivia. :) Coop games (think Pandemic) are my favorites though.

I used to be able to construct grammatically accurate sentences, but apparently I hate commas now. I blame texting.
The first things people usually notice about me
My twisted sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't like or dislike anything particularly out of the ordinary. However I am generally openminded and will try most things. I do have a pretty dark sense of humor. The movie that lightens my mood is Observe and Report.

I'm fairly open to most movies. I am fine with subtitles. I used to go to movies just about every weekend, but law school and life got in the way. Sometime I would like to do SIFF but I've never had the time or the cash. I am a sucker for comic book adaptations (even though I usually quibble with non-canon details).

My taste in music isn't particularly unusual. Rock of various flavors. Lately it's been classic rock, but I still like current stuff too.

I am not too good for TV. I tend to gravitate towards smart comedy like Community, Newsradio and Futurama, but I also like sci fi. I have a particular fondness for English comedy - Red Dwarf, Spaced, Black Books. I can rattle off every single Dr. Who from William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi. And that includes Paul McGann even though the movie was crap and actively offended me. Seriously. I love me some Dr. Who. Sylvester McCoy and David Tennant are my favorite Doctors. Recent shows include Supernatural and Parks and Rec.

Lately I've been reading. I am making an active effort to read new things and stretch my mind a little. I love my Kindle.

I am a reformed comic book nerd. I had a pretty serious addiction to four-color crack. I had to stop cold turkey because of law school - both time and money. I still miss the ritual of going down to my dealer and collecting my box though. Mainstream Marvel and DC stuff mostly. I have been known to make dark rumblings at continuity errors at the movies but I am mostly able to let it go. :)

I like to cook. The Food Network website rocks; most of the recipes I've tried from there have been very, very good. I make a superb apple pie, cocoa to die for, and a very mediocre pad thai. I grind my own spices, partly because it's easy and partly because I enjoy the process. My grinder has death threats on it to make sure it isn't used for coffee. My croissants are magnifique.

As far as restaurants, I like the standard Seattle fare of Thai, Indian and seafood. I prefer authentic Chinese to American Chinese. Taco vans are the best Mexican. But I'll try most things at least once.
Six things I could never do without
It's amazing what you can do without when it really comes down to it. I would prefer to not live without my Windows phone (although I resisted getting a smartphone for the longest time) my iPod, my Kindle, my laptop, my friends, and the boy. Not in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I have trouble turning my brain off. I like to deconstruct things, I like to watch sales techniques. I am rarely taken in by advertising. I fall for it but I know perfectly well what they are doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Xbox or watching Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm wildly superstitious. I suspect it is my way to trying to find patterns in a random universe.
You should message me if
you find any of this compelling, and live within a reasonable driving distance. Other than that, I'm pretty friendly. :)

While I do have a middle school kid, I am a part time parent, and in fact you won't even meet him unless things go really well. I have no desire to create new kids, but I'm open to existing ones.

Also, I am not interested in poly at all, I don't have temperament for it (as so many on this site seem to be interested in it), just as a disclaimer.
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