37Glen Burnie, United States
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My self-summary
I'm very laid back. When you discover the inner me, you will find someone who is intelligent, has an odd sense of humor, likes watching movies, likes most any kind of music, and is a terrific listener. I can listen to someone for hours and throw my advice in here and there. It's almost always good advice as I don't tend to throw it out there unless it's the truth.

When I say "someone who is intelligent" that often means "guy who knows something about everything and usually fills you in when asked". Most people take that one of two ways... either they like it or they hate it... the biggest proportion being hate it. I try to change but can't keep my mouth shut!

If you message me and I don't respond right away, that's the shy kicking in. Please don't assume I'm ignoring you and expect a message sometime... I work slowly. :)

I am introverted, honest (usually brutally so), and devoted.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the Auxiliary Services department of a community college as Systems Support Technician overseeing two POS and one ID card system and act as liason to the rest of campus IS. I earned my BS in Applied Information Technology; I graduated May 21, 2008. I really wanted to get a bachelor's and/or master's in Health Physics, and I had been pursuing an Environmental Management degree... but I decided to go with something I was already good at, instead of something I've wanted to do. And, as one of my best friends pointed out after a lengthy discussion, "Stewardship doesn't require a degree!"

I finished another AAS in Information Systems Security in Spring 2012. This means I am qualified to sit for a bunch of alphabet soup exams (A+, Security+, Network+, CCNA, CISSP) but I need to study most of it again first.
I’m really good at
being a geek. If it's electronic, I can make it work or teach you how to use it. I tend to give good advice, too, because I don't throw my hat into the ring unless I think I know what I'm talking about.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm big. Very big. I KNOW it's the first thing everyone notices. If they manage to ignore/overlook that, then probably how direct I am or my off-kilter sense of humor. I happen to like my eyes too, especially now that I ditched the glasses, but I have no idea if anyone else does. :)

I do work on my weight off and on. I've struggled with it my entire life, pretty much literally. I have good days and bad days and good months and bad months. Recently, I've been down over 50 pounds and I'm still down over 10% from a year ago.

I've done three 5K's (walking) so far, and when I was actively exercising I was doing 5K 4 times a week on the treadmill. If you can't hack that, you've got no room to be making asshat comments. Let's try to all get along? We're all human, with feelings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

The Lost Swords by Fred Saberhagen; The Forever King; Textbooks on topics I like; Books on various alternative religions/practices; The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver; The Giver; Bless the Beasts and Children


Super Troopers; Army of Darkness; Frequency; Backdraft; Ladder 49; Dr. No (MANGO TREE SONG!!!)


I don't watch much TV at all. I'm a consummate Star Trek fan, mostly TNG and beyond, and watch a few episodes here and there either on Prime or DVD. I loved the hell out of Dead Like Me. I love Storage Wars and I'm not afraid to admit it. I love science and engineering shows too... Engineering Disasters, How Its Made, Worlds Toughest Fixes, etc. and I also like most things that show up on PBS, Smithsonian, History, and National Geographic.


If it's country, folk, a capella, acoustic, techno, electronic, symphonic metal, or Irish/Scottish/Celtic/Gaelic/Native American, I probably have heard it, like it, and listen to it regularly.


I'm a big sushi fan, and I love rice best when it's properly cooked. I love fresh fruit, especially mango, papaya and strawberries. I live on cottage cheese and Greek yogurt when I'm behaving. I absolutely love cheese of all sorts and would have a hard time giving it up. I love spicy food of all sorts too; well-spiced food especially (there's a difference between hot for hot's sake and spice).
Six things I could never do without
-Good food and great wine (or scotch... or craft brew).
-Great company.
-A flute, piccolo or tinwhistle. I rarely play anymore (played the first two until I graduated high school) but I like having them available when I get the urge.
-My computers and the Internet - I'm beyond hopelessly addicted at this point. I can go a couple of weeks without though - I do like to disappear into the woods for vacation and I do just fine.
-Pets (cat(s) mostly, but our dogs have mystically endeared themselves somehow)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future. I often ponder just what my purpose on this planet is, and think/worry about finding my own place and a "career" job. I also spend a lot of time thinking about the future of our planet. Are we going to ruin it before I get to have kids or grandkids?
On a typical Friday night I am
usually at home. The club scene definitely isn't me, and paying obscene prices for liquor in a bar is something I don't like doing. I'd much rather get ahold of a friend or two and split a good bottle of wine or a fifth of Scotch.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Almost everything you need to know is contained between the delimiters below. If it's not there, ask! I'll probably tell you. I'm a pretty open person. Part of me being brutally honest means you get what you ask for.

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Bonus points if you don't need this: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ although I will confess to using a generator.
You should message me if
this describes someone you would want to get to know. If something strikes your fancy, drop me a quick note. Conversation is always worthwhile.
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