41Carson City, United States
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My self-summary
I like serious, deep conversations about all kinds of serious issues and subjects. I like deep conversations about silly and ridiculous things too. I am a bit of a novelty junkie. I'm a skeptic, but I love crazy ideas, interesting scenes and subcultures and all of that. I like being smart with smart people... that is just a good time. I believe that a large part of being "smart" is an attitude. Just being open to talking about and exploring ideas seems to go a long ways

The old work and hobby bit: I keep the computers running at a hospital for work, I play music with friends (was in band in HS, guitar for 18 years, plink around on or hit anything else I can find), read, play RPGs, listen to music, video games, etc. for fun. I'm not a wild and crazy party guy with a bad-ass attitude. That said, I am also very socially liberal. The OKCupid questions should show us if we have that kind of stuff in common though.
What I’m doing with my life
Mmm, this section was quite outdated. Basically I'm trying to stay connected with friends. I still play some music out with friends every once in a while, last time was about 6 weeks ago at Mac's in Lansing. With my free weekend time, I can usually end up with either my movie fanatic friend, my music playing friend, or my RPG playing friend (and cohorts), or some happy combinations possibly including other people. Every now and then I'll take on a self improvement goal like "I'm going to master the math taught at the Khan Academy" (which is cool, by the way, check it out!), but I don't want to make any crazy claims there.

In the long term, I'm trying to arrange my life for both maximum free time and financial security. Less things I have to do and more things I want to do. It can be seen as crass and/or dull to talk finances in a dating profile, but seriously, owning a paid for house and being free of needing to do any sort of day to day grind is a nirvana/goal of mine, and I don't think it is at all impossible. I don't know, its just an area I like to think about. I guess it is all part of the big "What do you want to do with your life?" question we all deal with, and trying not to make bad moves while navigating through it.
I’m really good at
Hmm... Calming people down, fixing up computers (a big part of my job...), science-y trivia, guitar/music, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.
The first things people usually notice about me
I get the feeling people notice my hair 1st. It is not strangely styled or anything, but it is longer. After that they probably notice that I don't engage in a lot of small talk. (is this my macho way of saying I'm shy???)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Books: Mostly Non-Fiction stuff about science, philosophy, politics/econ, subcultures, etc. When I read fiction it tends to be Sci-Fi, with some fantasy, then very occasional older literature stuff. Oh, and I read too many RPGs. Anyway, here are some books: The Art of Happiness (a psychologist interviewing the Dalai Lama), True Mutations (subculture-y book by R.U. Sirius of MONDO 2000 fame), The Singularity is Near (Ray Kurzweil, a futurist, Trans-Humanist book/vision), The Lathe of Heaven and The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. Heinlein, sci-fi), Earth (David Brin, sci-fi). Other books are more reference/overview titles that feel silly to list but that I really like (a giant encyclopedia of mammals, or myths, etc).

Favorite Movies: Big Trouble in Little China, The Princess Bride, Heavenly Creatures, Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Pi, Jacob's Ladder, Master of the Flying Guillotine!, Pale Rider, High Plains Drifter, Conan the Barbarian, The Waking Life

Favorite Shows: In shows it actually leans more towards anime. Nothing too obscure, everything Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Case Closed, Lupin the 3rd and the maybe not quite anime Aeon Flux. In live action shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation, M*A*S*H*, The Daily Show, Columbo...

Favorite Music: I like a wide variety of music, some favs right now include- Fugazi, The Dresden Dolls, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030, Portishead, Beastie Boys, Jurrasic 5, At the Drive-In, Melt Banana, that dog., Bjork, Mars Volta, Ministry, Veruca Salt, Prong, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Squarepusher, The Melvins, Northern State (heh) yeah!

Favorite Foods: Sloppy Joes with Cheese melted on top, Spaghetti with no meat in it and lots of parmesean, scalloped potatoes, French Toast. Nothing too exotic in food to wow you with, but there it is!
Six things I could never do without
Well, I went with the cliche actually necessities before (air, water, etc.), but let's see if I can come up with something better...

Intelligent Friends,
The Internet,
National/American Public Radio,
Novelty - new interesting things,
Occasional Time Alone - to pursue personal things with no pressure
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Completing fun dream media projects. Complete financial freedom. The usual instinctual thoughts of physical human comforts.
On a typical Friday night I am
Right now it rotates between hanging out with with one of 3-ish friends, either chatting, movie watching, jamming on instruments, or playing some sort of RPG in a group (yeah, the geeky D&D kind of games). Sometimes it is none of that, and just me at home reading, hitting instruments, and/or playing video games, obsessive internet, or whatever we do to pass time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like t.A.T.u., unabashedly. Yes, I am speaking of the internationally famous fake persecuted young Russian lesbian lover dance/pop superstars. I know in my heart that they will someday be able to break free from the restrictions of their society and the disapproval of their parents to love each other innocently and in complete freedom. I know I should be ashamed, but I just can't help myself... I just can't!
You should message me if
You look at my pictures and think I'm hot? Actually, just message me if for some reason my profile moves you to do so, I guess. Hmm, also it would be nice if you were someone I could reasonably meet someday. Messages from cool people around the world can be nice, but it is hard for me to keep up the pen-pal thing.
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