Scubaben501
28Watsonville, United States
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My self-summary
Have you ever gone out hiking with flashlights in the middle of the night, miles from civilization, just to look for snakes or some rare invertebrate?
Most people probably haven't.. To me, that is the pinnacle of fun. I live for the chance to go look for reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates.. to photograph them, and sometimes catch them.
My house resembles a small zoo of reptiles and invertebrates, and I am totally fine with that.

Some other things about me..
-As my username implies, I am a SCUBA diver, though it has been years since I got my gear wet. I could use a dive buddy..
-Years ago I did an internship in horse whispering.
-I enjoy collecting rocks, minerals, shells, and fossils.
-I have made an arrowhead out of obsidian.
-I have a lightsaber. It is red.
-My "dog" has scales and would probably eat someone's small dog if given the opportunity. He also really likes to climb people.
-I enjoy road trips, camping, hiking, rock climbing, spelunking (exploring caves).. the usual outdoorsy stuff.
-My profile picture was taken at a "secret" spot which is the only mountain range in the world that a particular rattlesnake is found. I have yet to actually find one myself though. TA speckled for anyone that actually knows what I am talking about.
-Rattlesnake camouflage and venom adaptations genuinely fascinate me.
-I have caught octopus from local tide pools.
-I have been to four continents, but would very much like to do a lot more traveling.
-I plan to eventually have a small zoo.
-I enjoy building things.
-I really like ferns, succulents and cacti.
-I have a mild fur allergy.
-My car somewhat resembles a pumpkin. (Orange Subaru Crosstrek.)
-I am really terrible at remembering people's birthdays.. I can basically only remember one, my best friend's, and that is because it is 9/11.
-I absolutely love Cards Against Humanity, but I don't own it myself. Yet.
What I’m doing with my life
I am self employed doing a mix of things. Mainly I sell bugs, and do postmates on the side, though I am working on some other things as well.
I’m really good at
I would say that one of my biggest strengths is also one of my biggest sources of frustration. The downside of being an exceptional driver, is that you are surrounded by bad drivers. I often find myself saying things like "Are you serious? No, really.. are you freaking serious? What in the actual **** are you doing?" quite often. Know the feeling? If you drive in the bay area, I am guessing you can probably relate.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am going to guess the red beard.
The other possibility is that I often come across as fairly serious at first. I am an introvert (who would have guessed.. ) and generally don't open up until I am comfortable with people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: I really like the movies Step Brothers and Land of the Lost.

Shows: Some of my favorites have been Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, South Park, Futurama, Family Guy, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, The 100, Primeval, Eureka, Chuck, Better off Ted, Doctor Who, Continuum, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Supernatural, Parks and Recreation, Hell on Wheels, Dead Like Me, iZombie, Dark Matter.

Food: Sushi, pizza, burritos, BBQ beef ribs.
Six things I could never do without
My flip flops and hiking boots.
My favorite hiking hat.
A solid internet connection at home.
A cellphone that doesn't break easily and can get wet.
Friends, family, and my pets.
A good flashlight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What makes a Trump supporter's brain tick.
Misc. political or social issues.
How best to celebrate my best friend's birthday. (It is on 9/11.. my last idea was a twin towers cake with m80s that blow up the towers when you light the candles. Yes.. I am a sick individual.)
Different reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates I would like to get, and the enclosures I would like to make for them.
Sushi.
On a typical Friday night I am
More than likely watching Netflix.
You should message me if
-Would enjoy activities such as going to a Ren faire, herping, tidepooling, exploring, spelunking, scuba, going bug hunting in the middle of the night, camping in the middle of the desert, rock/shell/fossil collecting..
-Would rather go look for critters or to a museum than "party".
-Have questions.
-Thought I sound interesting enough to start a conversation with.
-You want to.
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