29Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Let's see...I've a wonderful sense of humor (a little dark), easy going, down to earth, a tad sarcastic, kind, knows how to have fun, responsible, honest...yup, sounds Hmmm, sounds like a lot of people...oh well, welcome to the mob.

Anyway, I guess I'll try and paint a little picture here...when I was younger I'd say to people I did three main things: "school, scouts, band"**. I've just recently polished off school, I've been done with scouts for over seven years, and my chops are a little weak. So now, civil engineering has taken a solid roll, I still enjoy listening to music and playing when I can, the rest of my time is spent reading articles and thought provoking non-fiction, watching movies, with a dash of worrying about things I have no control over; about myself, about life in general.

I've enjoyed the company of many people who've commented on my being a goofball and a nice guy; I attempt to live up to this by not taking myself too seriously, but I try not to lose respect for the truth. I usually belt a laugh at least once a day, but do have my fair share of awkward moments and nervous glances.

But despite all things, I'm usually only moments away from a stifled's to life!

**Just to clear the record, I am appalled at the shenanigans recently pulled by the Boy Scouts of America with respect to their continued discrimination.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm practically fresh out of school (graduated December '13 with a masters degree in geotechnical engineering, i.e. how to get civil engineering structures safely plopped on/in soil and rock), and I’m now attempting to put into practice what I learned…and learning how the real world of civil engineering works. I now work for a civil engineering firm, where I'm helping with the design, construction, and project management of neat stuff (tunnels, bridges, roads…)

If I'm not careful, I may be consumed by work and become a real dolt; but I try and forget work over the weekends and get a little culture.
I’m really good at
-Using my belongings till they're seriously trash
-Low Brass (tuba, trombone, euphonium; really good may be a stretch : ) )
-Getting along outdoors; I've done a fair bit of camping/ backpacking, though I certainly haven't been able to hit the trail in quite a while, I look forward to doing so...
-Belly Laughing.
-knots (I'm still hesitant about this "really good" thing, but I certainly know more than 25)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I haven't read much fiction since high school, but I did pick up 1984 and Moby Dick on my own accord. I have made my way through a few books on history and philosophy...and I dare say some would surely consider me a heretic.

Movies (hopefully the list will speak for itself):
The Great Escape, Happy Gilmore, Mr. Deeds, Lincoln, the Grumpy Old Men series, Gladiator, Uncle Buck, Nobody's Fool, Ace Ventura, almost all the Pixars, The Last Castle, Looney Tunes, Silly Symphonies, Judgment at Nuremburg, Inherit the Wind, Iron Giant, Avengers (super hero movies in general), Marx Brothers.
I've also ravaged House of Cards, Hell's Kitchen, Breaking Bad, The Office, Louie, and Continuum

I've got a thing for Baroque music and Beethoven, but I've found repeaters in bluegrass, rock, techno, disco and world music... So, I won't put my foot down on a particular genre.

Let's just say, one summer during a camping trip I was nicknamed "garbage disposal". But I do know how to savor food, especially anything mint, eggnog (spiked!), and carrot cake.
Six things I could never do without
1. My brain and the illusion of free will
2. Smart people to learn from
3. Slapstick
4. Idioms
5. The tingly feeling when you hear great music (it's called frisson...googled it)
6. The memory of Abraham Lincoln...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably watching a movie...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
All I have are self deprecating 'bout we go with some easy ones: I never learned my times tables, as an "engineer" I think our culture's present fascination with STEM is a little silly.
You should message me if
You're mildly amused by the silly business above; and wish to share an experience or three...
Thanks for thumbing through my profile.
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