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My self-summary
I'm quirky- I've got a lot of idiosyncracies and catch phrases, a lot of strong likes and dislikes. It makes me an interesting person to get to know, both up-front and in the long-term. I've got mixed morals- in my own world I'm both hero and anti-hero (I don't really regard myself as a villain, but I've certainly sabotaged my own efforts enough to be an enemy to myself). I much prefer my own world- it's a lot easier and a lot better than the reality everyone else lives in, though I'm not above slumming it in the real world when I need to.

I'm strange, but in good ways. I work at night and I love it. The idea of getting up early in the morning is antithetical to me. Most people would never think to use the word antithetical in everyday conversation, but I do it like I'm sesquipedalian, or something. I like cold weather but hate it when it gets too hot (from November to April is pretty good- any other month and I've probably got the air conditioner on). I also like rain, and prefer to make my place of residence as close as possible to a dark, dank, chilly cave. My views may not be popular, but I'm honest enough to admit to them!

I'm a wanna-be amateur cook. My food is now labeled as fit for human consumption! Or, at least I wouldn't be embarrassed to serve it to someone. I've even been told that I sound like I know what I'm talking about- that's pretty good, right? I will admit to cheating though- I'm a big fan of the crock pot (also known by some as the slow cooker- I'm curious as to why some people call it one and others the, well... other). As winter approaches and the weather cools down I'll start making some nice stews... it warms you up and makes you feel good inside.

I'm kind, I'm respectful, and I *listen*. I will remember the silly little thing you said you liked on our first date, and I will do it for you six months later without you mentioning it again, just because I know it will make you happy. I will listen to your viewpoints with an open mind, and even if I disagree I will still accept them as valuable as long as you've put some thought into them. I will always treat you like an important and special person, because you are and you deserve it.

I'm occasionally cheesy. Reread the above paragraph if you disbelieve. :)

I'm loyal. There's very little I wouldn't do for the important people in my life (within reason, but it would have to be pretty tremendously huge for me to say no to).

I'm modest. Only most things about me are completely awesome. Not everything. To claim that everything about me is completely awesome would be arrogant. I'm not arrogant- I'm modest.

I'm hungry. Do you have anything to eat?

I am intelligent, funny, and laid-back
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to block out the sun. Man's gotta have his hobbies.
I’m really good at
My job. It's a constant source of amazement and pride to me that I'm able to do what I do and do it so well.
The first things people usually notice about me
Regardless of the weather, I'm never dressed warm enough. Unless it's summer- then I'm all good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) I've read many great books in my time, but there are two series that stand out as far above and beyond all the rest- The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I don't have words for what these books do to me.
b) Gladiator, the Patriot, the 13th Warrior, Kingdom of Heaven, the Last Samurai, Children of Men, others that I can't remember right now
c) my musical taste is eclectic- I love a lot of cheesy 80s music, but I also like hard rock, some R&B and rap, some classical, and a little each of this, that, and the other thing (but mostly the other thing). There's an incredible brass band that I have the fortune to encounter every now and then in the NYC subways called Hypnotic- they're absolutely amazing.
d) a high quality, truly well-prepared scallop. So tasty, and healthy to boot!
Six things I could never do without
1) adjectives. Why say in one word what you can say much more emphatically in 10!?
2) brussels sprouts. Yes, I know you don't like them- you've never tried mine.
3) diet coke. I'm not proud of this one, but I do love the stuff.
4) back skritchies! cannot get enough!
5) sarcasm. It's even better when I get as good as I give.
6) experience. It's what life is all about- literally.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can block out the sun (it's not a good hobby unless you really get into it). I've managed to totally block the sun out of my own apartment. Now, I just need to figure out how to do it to the other 99.99999999% of the world! I'm certain you, who are reading this right now, will want to be associated with the man who plunged the world into permanent darkness!
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, spending time with friends, or practicing martial arts at the dojo
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to think that Massachusettes was a state somewhere out in the Midwest. I used to be *really* bad at geography. :)

Oh, and that I have an addiction to smilies. :)

Did I mention that I once dislocated my shoulder at the gym, and nearly dislocated the *other* shoulder while trying to kill a wasp that got into my parents' house?

And, as if that's all not bad enough... I like Ace of Base. It's true! I'm sorry, don't hate me!
You should message me if
If you think I sound like the type of person you could get along with, either as friends or as friends leading to something more. It gets harder and harder to meet people as time goes on, so newcomers are always, always welcome. This place is one of the ways I get to be social-ish. If you think we'd get along, I'd love to hear from you. If I sound boring or snobbish or geeky or downright silly to you, then you probably shouldn't waste your time or mine. But have a good day, nonetheless. :)
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