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My self-summary
"You can't be arrested for things that are too weird for there to be laws about!" -- Scary Go Round

Best way to get to know me is to ask questions. Ask anything. In fact: I like a woman who's unafraid to make the first move. Romantic intentions or not.

I get the impression that people sometimes feel I'm shy, but I'm just quiet. I tend to rely on others to keep the conversation going, but am comfortable with silence as long as others are, and try to keep up. A lot of the time, this isn't a problem: for some reason, people like to talk to me and tell me whatever they want. Life stories on occasion. I guess people feel comfortable around me. I know way too much about people I've only met once.

I think part of my writing process leaves me in my head a lot. I never blame someone for trying to draw me out. If left to my own devices, I'll usually stay in to read or watch TV, but am usually up for going out for drinks or whatever at the end of the day.

What the hell... my AIM and Skype account name is: mrLang1159
I don't use them much, but my Facebook and Twitter account name is: mrLang

I prefer people who are comfortable with who they are instead of those who just try to fit in. I'd rather a person be interesting, even if that comes with some bad qualities.

I'm not the best at talking about myself, really. I prefer people to ask me questions so they find out what they really want to know. I try to be honest. So, to fill out the rest of this and maybe give an example of my humor, this is my 'biography' of Button Gwinnett:

Button Gwinnett was born in England, which is not in the United States, but instead in the United Kingdom. In the late 1700's, Mr. Gwinnett moved to America, North, where he lived as a fur trader. Mostly working in beaver. He later moved to Gwinnett County in Georgia, because he liked to tell people it was named after him. In reality, it was named after George Gwinnett, a popular singer of the time.

When the French invaded Georgia in the War of 1786, Gwinnett (Button, not the singer) led a small group of farmers in a decisive battle, liberating much of what is now known as the Atlanta Area. Because of his heroic leadering, George Washington, the US President of that year, asked Button to sign the Declaration of Independence as a reward. Mr. Gwinnett was later shot and killed in a duel with a young Abraham Lincoln, over a matter of a shovel Lincoln claimed Button had stole from the Lincoln cabin. It is still unknown if Button really stole the shovel, or what it was to be used for.
What I’m doing with my life
I write short stories while taking classes at Kent State University. I am currently pursuing an English major, but would be happier to become a published or professional writer. I am 27 years old and have gone to school at Kent, Youngstown State, and the Art Institute of Atlanta without graduating at any of them. Majors I've attempted include: Philosophy, professional writing, advertising/marketing, journalism... Don't take this as a sign of stupidity or laziness; just poor choices and injuries.

At the moment, I'm just looking to start having some fun and get my mind out of school or my writing. I've grown tired of college and trying to get a degree that means pretty much nothing. The current goal is to finish school with a bachelor's of anything so I can get a job teaching English overseas. Not a career choice, but a vacation from all the nothing I've been doing up until now.

I have two stories up at www.jerseydevilpress.com and am writing more for submission. One of these stories was published in their first paperback anthology: http://www.amazon.com/2010-Jersey-Devil-Press-Anthology/dp/098461270X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283453130&sr=8-1

A sample of my work: http://www.jerseydevilpress.com/archives/issue-three-december-2009/lang_you-and-me/
I’m really good at
Writing, paying attention, being quiet, watching nearly any movie regardless of how good/bad it is, short lists.
The first things people usually notice about me
You would have to ask them, but it seems to be my beard. At the moment, probably that I've been walking with a cane due to an injury. Surgeries on my knee and ankle left me with some arthritis.

In the forum topic, 'What dinosaur is the person above you?' absolutionis wrote: "Dilophosaurus because you have all-around facial hair and I bet you spit acid."
The six things I could never do without
A little bit of quiet now and again.

I don't know. There's actually a lot I could live without if I had to. Adaptation helps to keep things from getting stale.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I want to or am writing about. Pretty much whatever, but usually no one thing. In fact, I have trouble thinking about one thing for too long.
On a typical Friday night I am
Up for whatever? I guess I don't really have a 'typical' Friday routine. Have any ideas?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Upon reading some of my stories, my mother's reaction was, "Do you hate Jesus?" Hadn't really thought about it...

My ringtone is 'Night Train from Mundo Fine."

Also, I'm a spy who decorates with Post-It notes.
You should message me if
... you can.

If you live nearby and want to chat, hang out, or know of any good parties. I dig a good movie/TV marathon. Nothing exciting has to happen, but on a good night I'm up for whatever.

If you came to my profile seeing that I was viewing yours but I didn't message you, there's a good possibility that I couldn't come up with something witty at the time. Please, do not take it personally, I'd be honored if you chose to come up with something good.

You should also message me if you'd like to apply to be one of my evil minions. Health benefits will not kick in until after world domination. Giant bats a plus.

You realize that Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and not a love story. If you use 'Juliet' in your profile name, understand I'm not looking to enter into a suicide pact.