MatticusMaximus
30 Fort Myers, United States
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My self-summary
I am a unrepentant and happy nerd and a serious Halloween-o-phile.
For those who like to dig into such things, my Myers-Briggs type is INTJ, and I seem to fit the profile pretty well.
I'm that sort of screwball who delights in rousing reactions from others, and will go out of my way to do odd things at times just to see how people react and maybe improve someones day with a laugh. This may or may not include wearing goofy hats at odd times.
I love learning, and applying that knowledge to creating new and interesting things. I firmly believe I can never have enough skills and abilities and always want to push the ones I have as far into excellence as my time and energy allows.
As such, I am a very build-y type person. I love making things, and occasionally fixing things. Its awesome to see something made with your own two hands, or to know you can fix something of yours if it breaks.
I'm pretty much immune to boredom, but do, on occasion get tired of my usual routines and patterns and feel the the need to randomly flip things over on their head just to see what will happen.
I'm the sort of person who like to take regular adventures, but always have a consistent and comfortable home base to return to.
I consider communication, respect, and personal independence the pinnacle of virtues both in, and out of relationships.
I'm part owner and the operator for two franchise businesses, so I am established and settled here, and not likely to be going anywhere anytime soon.
In so far as what I am looking for here:
I am looking for someone who will be my partner and best friend on the zany, long-distance road trip that is life. Someone who will joke and bicker and goof around the whole way who isn't just going to sit in the passenger seat and navigate or nap. Someone who's going to jump behind the wheel when I'm nodding off, and stand out in the rain with me and help change the stupid tire when it gets a flat. Who'll hop up on the roof with me, drink martini's and stargaze when we're broke down in the middle of nowhere while we wait for the tow truck. And hopefully, someone who'll look back at the road when the trips over and go “Hey, wanna go again?”
What I’m doing with my life
I've somehow managed to segue from management into business ownership in the last few years, and bumbled through all the insanity that particular set of changes entailed. Now that I am getting a handle on that situation, I am looking to shake up my proverbial snow globe with some new activities and possible adventures.
I’m really good at
Being amused. I find a lot of things, even horribly inappropriate things funny and generally believe life is too short to take anything too seriously. Even tired or lame jokes can entertain me thoroughly.

I also am passing good as building things. I was that kid with the unnaturally large amount of Legos ... Now, I just have the tools and experience to have realized that everything is a Lego waiting to be built with.
The first things people usually notice about me
Most likely either my glasses or the slightly Disney-villain goatee.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For novels I always loved the Age of Unreason series by Gregory Keys, Jim Butchers Dresden Files and the Magicians series by Lev Grossman. The Dune series is pure classic awesome-sauce in a can. I also devour technical manuals, RPG books, and how-to guides like popcorn at the theater. Oh, and I am still a comic-nut at heart for when I can find well written examples. Both eastern or western. I.E., The Sandman, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or Nausicaa. And of course, I am a fiend for Wikipedia.

Movies are always hard, but to toss a few names out there to give an idea, you could include Dark City, Cloud Atlas, Gladiator, Swordfish, The Incredibles, The Crow, John Wick, Star Wars (the originals please!), An American Werewolf in London, Alien, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jurassic Park, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Serenity, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

My taste in music varies enormously with my mood. The nature of my current projects and how stressed I am will tend to dictate my choices in tunes. More energetic activities calls for Hot Jazz, Electro Swing and Dubstep. Traffic frustration demands some Disturbed or Rammstein. Drawing brings out Two Steps to Hell and Nightwish. Etc. Etc. Some other commonly-played examples; Parov Stelar, E Nomine, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, ACDC, Daft Punk, Lindsey Stirling, Korn, Aerosmith, Rammstein, Basshunter, Vivaldi, Yoko Kanno and Danny Elfman soundtracks, Linkin Park, Abney Park, Voltaire, Flogging Molly, 311, and the Bare Naked Ladies.

I'm pretty easy-going in the food department. I love breakfast food, and can happily eat it at any time of the day or night that the urge happens to strike. Sadly I have been more recently trying to improve my diet and get into back into better shape, which means bacon and pancakes are a rare treat rather then the norm.
The six things I could never do without
1.) My fantastic circles of friends, both locally, and elsewhere in the country. I've been insanely fortunate in finding great people in my life.
2.) My computer. I use it more then anything else in my house, bed included. So its only fair the monolith gets the number two spot.
3.) My glasses. I like being able to see!
4.) Access to enough books, or the internet to keep me entertained. I'd go a bit bonkers without a constant stream of new learning to keep my brains sponge growing.
5.) My board game collection. I'm a bit of a board game nut. So its a bit extensive. Favorites include Dominion, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, King of Tokyo, and Lords of Waterdeep.
6.) Some sort of workshop or open place to make things in.... One of these days, I will own property. And when I do, I will build myself a nice, big, equipment filled workshop of awesome in which anything my oddball brain can imagine can be made in!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next build project.
General financial bits from work.
The ongoing self destructive tendencies of mankind.
What sort of craziness is Elon Musk going to make reality next?
Why exactly "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts" is so damn catchy?
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing host for friends with board games, booze, and perhaps if the stars align correctly, chocolate and cheese fondues.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am kind of an open book. So instead, how about an odd factoid: I almost always read something whenever I eat alone. Even when munching at work, I'll read nutrition and ingredient labels if nothing more stimulating is available. But usually, Wikipedia and I make buddies whenever I fill my stomach.
You should message me if
1) You are in search of someone to go forth and adventure with!
2) You enjoy board games, obscure comics, science fiction and fantasy novels, or most especially Halloween and want someone to enjoy them with.
3) You have an interest or skill in swing dancing, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, wandering aimlessly through unusual places, or any other unusual pass time I might join you in.
4) You are bored and in search of someone who can provide large amounts of interesting conversation.
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