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My self-summary
TL; DR: Tall, kind, bald, intellectual, fun-loving, financialy secure, aspiring minimalist SWPL guy seeks totally basass activity partner and/or potential soul mate for adventures.

Hi there! I love life, am passionate about learning, laughing as much as i can, loving those close to me, and traveling and seeing this great big petri dish we Call Earth.

I live out in West Linn with my brother in a little bungalow we own together but I'm in the city often, every weekday and most weekends. Financially stable and debt free.

I work hard and stay disciplined during the week but when the weekend comes I like to get out and see what our little city has on offer. I enjoy the coast and Mt. Hood just like everyone does and try to go white water rafting at least once per summer.

I really love to converse about almost anything and want to know more about what makes you tick. I am looking for (and forgive me if this sounds terribly cliche) a partner in crime and a superb woman to enjoy life to the fullest with.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm back in school studying Geology at Portland State. My first degree was utterly impractical (English History) and my second (almost completed) was in Nursing. This is my last go round at higher ed and I've finally found my passion! I dream of working in oil and gas and doing my part to help the hydrocarbon age continue just a little longer.

The way I see it, the longer we can extend this finite bloom of humanity that we term the second industrial revolution the better chance we have as a species of birthing another Newton - tier genius that will hopefully crack the code of cold fusion and give us indefinite energy. It's part of humankind's long, and hopefully successful journey from the swamp to the stars.

The sun may be beginning to set on this glorious age of oil but each of us is duty bound to, as Churchill put it "do more than our best, we must do what is necessary."
I’m really good at
Conversation, rational decision making, compassion, history, science, art history, architecture, kissing, writing, walking long distances (24 hour record: 36.4 miles... NEVER AGAIN!), friendship, listening, cuddling, traveling off the beaten path, trivia, building computers, kareoke, adventuring of all kinds, hiking, laughing, and loving.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall but reasonably so. I have a pretty deep voice. I'm often smiling or laughing at something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies in 2013: Nebraska, Gravity, Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyer's Club.

Movies all time: The Natural, Casablanca, Once Upon a Time in the West, Amadeus, Casino, Heat, Goodfellas, There Will Be Blood, Citizen Kane, Battleship Potemkin, The Seven Samurai, The Last Crusade, Vertigo, Inception, The Aviator, Chaplin, Eyes Wide Shut, Amelie, The Killer, Star Wars IV - VI, Mr. Majestyk, Lawrence of Arabia, A Better Tomorrow, The Triplets of Bellville, The Godfather I & II, Tombstone, On the Waterfront, Gone With the Wind, Death Wish 3, Being There, First Blood, Last of the Mohicans, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet(Kenneth Branagh),The Passion of the Christ, The Last Temptation of Christ.

Good Reads: Mostly technical stuff for school but I do love good fiction. All the typical high - middlebrow suspects from Tolstoy to Twain. I adore the classical Greeks and Romans, Cicero is my favorite. The Tintin comics are a real treat. Doris Kearns Goodwin presidential biographies. Anything Christopher Hitchens ever wrote. Michael Lewis. Edmund Burke. David Sedaris. Thomas Sowell. Alexander Hamilton. Irving Babbitt. On the lighter side I've read Hunger a Games and I did check out 50 Shades (much to the derision of my friends) because I'm forever curious as to what is making (some) of the XX - chromosome set click.

Music: The usual good rock/pop/blues/jazz canon. Dylan, Johnny Halladay, Tom Petty, Elvis, The Beatles, Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Def Leppard, Electric Six, Dire Straits, Robyn Carlsson, Michael Jackson, Cher, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Alabama, Edith Piaf, The Beach Boys, Glenn Miller, Allison Kraus, The Cars, Scott Joplin, John Williams, Irving Berlin, Wagner, Vivaldi, and Chopin. My guilty pleasures include eighties country and hair metal but I do manage to keep it in check. ;-)

Food: Vietnamese, Thai, sushi, Fillipino, German, and Russian are favorites but I'll eat anything as long as the dish has a compelling back story.

I don't watch a lot of TV but when I do it'll be something like Rick Steves (travel porn on PBS) or a quality fiction like Game of Thrones or Arrested Development. Foyle's War and other Brit dramas. My favorite TV show of all time is Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Six things I could never do without
-my wonderful family
-great friends
-Dodger baseball
-Petroleum, my raison d'etre as it were :-)
-soap and hot water
-Amazing Grace (how sweet the sound!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
It's always fun to learn what people do when they get distracted on their computer and spiral into a "wikipedia vortex"... Here are some of my favorite topics: skyscrapers under construction, finance, European history, learning Tagalog, how (anything) works, psychology, philosophy, religion, the habits and traditions of my people.

What do you like to learn about when nobody's watching?
On a typical Friday night I am
That all depends. Most of the time lately I've been studying like the closet nerd I am. ;-)

What I really like to do is go out with friends or meet up with a brilliant and radiant woman. (That means YOU!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"If my though dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine. "
You should message me if
You're a positive person looking to make new friends and explore new frontiers.

You have big goals and dreams and are passionately working to make them real.

You enjoy an intellectually stimulating of conversation focused on... most anything.

You have a thing for talking dirty in a foreign language.

You actually read this entire wall of text profile! :-)
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