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My self-summary
Kudos to those who read this in its entirety.

Red Meat and Bonfires
Hiking and Camping
Hunting and Fishing
Cigars and Single Malt

Upstate New York, Adirondack Born
US Army 2001-2005
Germany 2002-2003
Baghdad 2003-2004
Germany Again 2004-2005
Southern California 2007-2016.

I will not message you unless it's a mutual like. Why waste either of our time?

There's nothing wrong with letting loose every now and then but if you haven't gotten the partying out of your system please stop reading now.

Just recently found out I am a Type 1 diabetic. No rhyme or reason, no family history, my pancreas just up and decided to quit making insulin. If you can deal with my picky diet and my need to go to the gym twice a day, you've scored points.

I am dying to find a woman who I can have an intelligent conversation with, who has a dynamite vocabulary, knows where to put apostrophes in words, and would rather watch something that stimulates the mind than the Kardashians.

I am a Libertarian. I don't have a problem with gay people getting married, think weed should be legal, believe in a handcuffed government, and that it's none of the bureaucrats' damn business how much money I make.

I've used Saddam Hussein's toilet, swam in his pool, and hung around what's left of his palaces.

I don't think of myself as better than other men, but you should never trust the ones who use emojis, choose hair gel over pomade, wear fauxhawks as a lifestyle choice, or take shirtless bathroom selfies.

Chivalry isn't dead, it's just most men are not taught how to be gentlemen anymore. I'll hold open doors and pull out your chair.

I admire people who stare down death for a living, especially race car drivers. I would give my left kidney to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car.

I really enjoy cooking and canning. I'll cook every night if you agree to do the dishes.

I'm dying to pick up a brew kit and make some Apricot Hefeweizen. Consumption in moderation of course now that I need to jack myself up on insulin if I want a couple beers.

I'm an early riser. I enjoy nothing more than sipping my coffee while the rest of the world sleeps.

I love hiking and the outdoors.

Materialism makes me physically ill.

I tend to be a bit shy at first. Until I am comfortable in my environment I will usually be studying my surroundings. I used to be loud and cocky, looking back it's amazing any woman gave me the time of day.

Lastly, yes I was in the Army. Yes I deployed and was in the shit. No I do not like talking about it until I get to know you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Territory Sales Manager for ADT Home Security. I design and sell home security to people. I'm allowed a good bit of autonomy so recently I've been focusing on branching out to different veteran groups to help provide home security to disabled veterans.
I’m really good at
Studying people and adjusting my actions based on their personality.
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Any early Universal Monsters horror movie, B-Horror schlock, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Big Lebowski, Grandma's Boy, Gettysburg, Green Street Hooligans, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Slap Shot!, Band of Brothers, Back to the Future Trilogy, Bourne Trilogy, Rum Diary, Equilibrium, American Psycho. Way too many more but that's a start.

Books: I don't read books as much as I used to. When I do it's usually Historical Non-Fiction. I'm currently reading the second part of the biography of Teddy Roosevelt. I crave learning so I read at least ten different Wikipedia articles per day, whether it's about the lifespan of the common housefly or the 20th Maine Regiment's bayonet charge against the Confederate Army on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. If something catches my interest, I will read about it.

Shows: Vikings, House M.D., The X-Files, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Deadwood, Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, Bizarre Foods, anything with Anthony Bourdain

Music: All Sorts. Itemized list in no discernible order of importance: Elvis Presley, Portishead, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Volbeat, Gojira, The Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Gogol Bordello, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, The Hillbilly Hellcats, The Blasters, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, the Eagles, Parliament, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Giacomo Puccini plus countless others.

Food: Seafood (Lobster, Cajun Style Crawfish, Clams/Mussels, Oysters, Snow Crab, etc.) New York style pizza, Comfort Food, Greek, German, Italian, I love it all.
The six things I could never do without
There are things That I do not want to live without, but I could go without if it came down to it. Aside from Family here are six things I would have trouble giving up:

1. The music of Elvis Presley.
2. Good Scotch. An 18-year old Glenlivet is just heaven, as is their 16-year old Nádurra, or a 10-year old Glenmorangie.
3. A good barber (A real one, there is a difference)
4. The occasional cigar and game of chess with my best friend.
5. A good Porterhouse steak, cooked rare, seasoned with herbal butter and cracked black pepper.
6. The men I went to war with. We can get vulgar. You will never know a friendship like ours. If you try to get in the way of, or sabotage, said friendship you're gone. Ask my ex.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Purchasing land in the Adirondacks when I retire. Enveloping myself in nature and living off the land as much as possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing after cooking a nice dinner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I go to sleep most every night watching Bob Ross paint, and was doing it before Netflix made it cool again.

We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.
You should message me if
You can put your phone down for the length of a meal.