44 Van Nuys, United States
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My self-summary
Just really looked at this for the first time in a long time and Jaysus, it's awful. Time for a total re-do. Stand by.
What I’m doing with my life
See above. Good career. More later.
I’m really good at
Fixing anything.

Going out and staying in.

Figuring stuff out.

Getting out of town for the weekend and doing something random with little or no plan.

Solving problems, from emotional ones to that weird noise your car makes.

Hanging out with kids.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I generally appear to be relaxed, regardless of the situation or stress level.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Easy Rider, Napoleon Dynamite, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, LOTR, Lonesome Dove, Caddyshack. I recently watched "No Country for Old Men" and when it ended I said out loud, "hey, wait, what the fuck?" which is a sign of a truly good movie to me.

Better Call Saul!

Netflix roped me in and I may need to get into some sort of rehab program. However, I'm all caught up on Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, which has me wanting to do my hair better and drink more whiskey...but not smoke...or philander, at least not to such an extent.

Really great burgers and other red meat-related dishes. Pub-style fish & chips. I freakin' LOVE brussels sprouts. Good veggie food. Not super into sushi, but if I like you enough I can pretend. Train me! I recently ate octopus soup, and finished my bowl, because it was the socially-appropriate thing to do under the circumstances. I feel I am capable of anything now. EDIT: still struggling with sushi. Hope that's not as much of a dealbreaker as your profiles make it sound.

Most recent: The Martian, Wonderland Avenue, Monster, Crazy from the Heat. Richard Feynman (#1), Jon Krakauer, Carl Hiaasen. Sometimes things like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the Hunger Games trilogy to satisfy my pop-culture-y side. I recently wrote my high school English teacher asking for a reading list, so I can read the classics for pleasure instead of under duress this time around (update: holy crap he gave me a list that's going to keep me busy for years!).

There's always one big book that I'm reading to my girls, and currently it's the Harry Potter series.

Royal Blood! Zep, Stones, Jimi, Ben Folds, Morrissey, The Smiths, The Cure, Duran Duran (extra points if you know where they got the name), LMFAO, Chemical Brothers, Ween, TMBG, Weezer, Beck, eminem, Dr. Dre & Snop Dogg, Jay-Z, Willie, Waylon, Kris, King Missile, New Duncan Imperials...

The Conet Project (not really music, but the weirdest, most mesmerizing, most intriguing thing ever)

Kids in the Hall (My pen!!!)
The six things I could never do without
- Machines
- The outdoors
- Red meat
- Tools
- Freedom
- A comfortable helmet

Basically 'Murica stuff. But don't worry, I'm not a Trump guy. Just a good old fashioned middle-of-the-road free thinker (and feeling more and more alone in that respect these days).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why women are so shocked when I open the car door for them. Why is this unusual?
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to get out, working on something around the house, or vegging out to recover from the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have shirtless bathroom mirror selfies.
You should message me if
...you want to get out of the house for an evening.

...you have a sense of humor and you're not afraid to use it.

...you are an intelligent, friendly, fit, self-confident woman with an active life of her own but room to share it. Energy and passion are important to me, as are emotional maturity and honesty. Be independent but need me at the same time.

And ladies! You're not the only ones who get lame one-word messages. C'mon -- just because you wield all the power doesn't mean you shouldn't put some effort in!