Mister_Ibis
35Roswell, United States
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My self-summary
I'm immune to bullets, for certain very limited values of "bullets" and "immune."

I've never been struck by lightning, despite years of very expressive profanity, so that's at least anecdotal evidence for either the nonexistence of the almighty or my own latent power to absorb levinbolts that the divine dares not wake.

I can do a cartwheel! And a backwards somersault! Even in my thirties!

I'm reasonably tall, essentially in shape, relatively successful, and have all but one of my own original teeth (the one is a very nice sculpture of porcelain and gold that they stuck on my tooth nubbin).

I don't take myself, or other people, particularly seriously. I'm probably not as funny as I think I am, but that just makes getting the laugh all the sweeter.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently moved back to Atlanta after the better part of a decade in the research triangle and then Seattle. I'm currently working as a writer, and building out a plan to go back to school to round out my programming skills.

I'm into some pretty deep nerd shit for my hobbies, and it would be cool if you were too, but I also like more mainstream pastimes like hiking, live music, and trying to remember to use more specific and illustrative nouns than "things" when I'm filling out dating profiles.
I’m really good at
I'm an especially enthusiastic dilettante. I'm vaguely interested in most things, very interested in some things, and reasonably competent in a surprising number of things. This means not only do I have a good chance of liking the thing that you like, I'm also probably not as good at as you are, so it's a real confidence builder!

I like to think that, of all my many an assorted hobby-level interests, I'm a particularly good entertainer and writer. It's important to me to keep the people around me amused, informed, and happy, to the best of my ability.

Also, I'm good at spreadsheets. They come from miles around to see my spreadsheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Is he reading my mind? He certainly seems the type to have exciting and dangerous mental powers that would allow him to ascertain my first impression by sifting my very thoughts. Also, he's imposing the need to use unnecessarily complex grammar upon me! I must sing a distracting song in my head to deflect his awesome telepathy before he learns my darkest secrets! Meow meow meow-meow Meow meow meow-meow Meow meow meow meow meow-meow meow-meow!"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
While it makes me happy to have a giant, comprehensive list, it's a lot of trouble to maintain, so:

Books: I read your typical assortment of geek fiction, but also read a lot of non-fiction, particularly pop science stuff and how-to guides. Somehow I made it through a whole English major without ever getting a particular love of the classics instilled, much to my professors' chagrin.

Music: I have some level of interest in most music (except Country, which is suddenly a problem again now that I'm back in the South), but particularly like electronica, industrial, and alternative metal. I really enjoy going to live music shows, and I've relatively recently seen Garbage, Lacuna Coil, MS MR, the Birthday Massacre, Röyksopp, and Ellie Goulding.

Movies and TV: I try to stay on top of all the things you have to in order to maintain nerd street cred, but that's getting harder and harder ever since we took over pop culture. As with books, when I have time for nonfiction, I tend to like pop science and educational stuff.

Food: I'm not a very experimental eater, and tend to stick to classic Americana, but I tend to have at least one thing I like from most other cuisines. I enjoy cooking and baking, and have a somewhat limited but highly perfected repertoire. I have somewhere between a weak allergy and a strong dislike for most foods with heavy tannins, which tends to baffle people that I don't like chocolate, coffee, or tea.
Six things I could never do without
I'd love to pretend The Internet isn't top of the list, but at least these days one can maintain a steady drip while actually going out in the world, so I guess that makes a magic phone number two. Let's call the next three "a fun creative project," "the ability to get out walking in nature," and "a book to be reading and/or a TV show to be slowly binging." Lastly, my one major vice is a lifelong addiction to Mountain Dew. Sadly, I have never been particularly extreme.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why are so many women on dating sites advertising for a partner in crime? Plausible deniability matters. Why not look for an associate for "legitimate business opportunities" and lower the risk of accessory-before-the-fact charges?
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, trying to get my child-having friends to go out and do something fun. I'm sometimes successful, sometimes at least get to hang out if I go to them, and sometimes have to entertain myself. I'm... admittedly largely on here to find someone that has free time on the weekends and wants to do stuff.
You should message me if
You enjoy sending mail to strange men on the interweb.

More specifically, if you want me to send YOU a message to kick things off, please hit the Like button on my profile. I don't have A List, but it'll still tell us if it's a mutual like, and I'm way more likely to send a timely message if that's the case.
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