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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Derek.

I'm a quiet person, but if you get me on the right subject, I'll talk your ear off. Any science-type stuff or history, although I'm not big on current events.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in Navy right now. I'm from originally from Ohio.
After the Navy, I'm planning on getting a degree in Aerospace Engineering. My dream job would be to work at NASA, but I'm realistic and know that this may not happen. As long as I get a job I like, I'm okay. Heck, I may even start my own company!
I’m really good at
Well, like I said, I'm somewhat intelligent, and I can certainly read... :)
I can longboard and I play a viola pretty well.
I'm really good at absorbing knowledge I'm interested in.
I've built my own computer, and I can generally figure out mechanical things like cars well enough to know if I can fix it myself (broken PCV valve) or take it to a mechanic.
I just started dancing, and apparently I'm a quick study at that kind of thing. Only stepped on one foot so far!

Things I'm bad at (its only fair):
Going to bed before 11 o'clock
Stopping only halfway through a book
Waking up
Initiating conversations
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure what other people notice, but I'd like to think that people notice my intelligence, and also my quirkiness. I dress kinda like a hipster, but I promise I'm not. I wear glasses, and my friends claim that I'm balding. I just kinda noticed it myself, but I figure when I get older it will make me looked more distinguished.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter, J.R.R. Tolkein, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, to name a few authors. The list of books I like is too lengthy for this site.
Good movies are: A Scanner Darkly, Donnie Darko, some sci-fi movies, comedy, and a lot more that I don't have room for here.
I like classical music, 80's music, chillstep, trance, and other stuff. Don't ask me band names, for some reason I cant remember them. For classical music I like Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jocelyn Pook, Gabriel Faure, Modest Mussorgsky, Ludwig Beethoveen, Wolfgang Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Avison, and Antonio Vivaldi.
Most food is ok to me. I'm not exactly picky, so as long as it isnt overly spicy, I'm cool with it.
Six things I could never do without
Not proud to say it, but internet/computers.
Something to strive for

That is, of course, besides the obvious food, water, air, etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The past, the future, and building things.

Where we're going as a species.

Things and stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably ballroom dancing, I'm actually getting kind of good at it.
Roaming the internet, or doing some astronomy, depending on the weather.
I have a distaste of clubs, because I can't lip read, and the music is so damn loud I can't hear people talk. So, yeah, probably not there unless I'm making sure other people get home ok.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Maybe that I listen to Enya... not a normal guy thing, I guess.
You should message me if
Wow, you're still here? Have at it, I'm not going to tell you why, or why not, you're a grown person, after all.

When you wake up, you want to vaporize every alarm clock in a 50 foot radius, and murder the individual that invented the damn things.
The two of us