45 Greenville, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a half hooligan, half dork who recently moved to SC from Pittsburgh, though Detroit is my hometown.

Outwardly, I'm very energetic, but pretty calm and laid back about things in general, almost irritatingly so, especially in arguments.

I'm an Atheist. I don't believe in God, Jesus, Gaia, Satan, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, trickle down economics, or any other fairy tales.

I'm gourmet enough to spend the money on fine cheeses, but not enough to think there's anything wrong with using them to make a grilled cheese sandwich when I want one.

I'm a voracious reader, and collect books. One room of my place is my study/library.

I love art museums, fine dining, and dive bars with good bands playing, creme brulee and Little Debbie cakes, a well-pulled pint of Guinness and Yeungling in the bottle, the perfect Chinese pressed duck and biscuits and gravy. Essentially, it doesn't have to be fancy to be good, it just has to be good.

I'm far from a negative person, but feel like posting some random OKC annoyances:
1. "I love to laugh." I hate seeing this in profiles. It's such a non-statement! Has there ever been a person alive who's said "You know what sucks? Laughter. I hate laughing."
2. "Live, Laugh, Love." Surely as a species we can do better than needlepoint-on-throwpillow philosophy.
3. "Dance like no one is watching..." See #2.
4. When people say they're looking for someone "drama-free." For one thing, the phrase is so overused as to be practically meaningless; for another, if this is enough of a pattern with your relationships that you feel inclined to mention it, what does it say about you?
5. People who say practically nothing about themselves in their profiles, yet describe themselves as "an open book." Most books have words.

I'm not here looking for anything specific, but also not ruling out anything. I find the worst thing you can do is have a preconception of the way things ought to be, then trying to bend reality to conform to your ideal.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an EHS Coordinator at a manufacturing facility (It fits in with my politics while paying the bills), and I buy and sell antiques on the side. Beyond work-related stuff, I'm just beginning to explore Greenville.
I’m really good at
Respectful debate, smartassery, making up words.

I've been told I'm very funny.

I'm an excellent cook, at least I think so.

I have a virtually encyclopedic knowledge of useless facts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a sexy bitch.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love James Joyce, Karel Capek, George Orwell, and Kurt Vonnegut. I'm also fascinated by ancient Rome, and love reading histories, plays and poetry written by the Romans. I really miss George Carlin and Kurt Vonnegut.

For me to enjoy a movie, it has to be either really good or really bad. I love Akira Kurosawa, Ed Wood, classic movies, silent movies, Godzilla, zombies, and classic horror and sci fi. I'll give almost any genre a try, but making my way through a movie I don't enjoy is a miserable experience. I just watched a documentary called "Small Town Gay Bar," and highly recommend it. Gay or not, it's a must see for anyone who's ever felt like an outcast. Over the summer, I became very enamored of the drive in. Good movie, bad movie...who cares? It's the drive in!

As far as TV, Walking Dead is an obsession. I also enjoy Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, the Borgias, British sitcoms like the IT Crowd, Peep Show, Spaced, and the Young Ones.

Music is my life! For a while, I co-hosted a successful internet radio show. I grew up listening to punk rock, and I still love it. I also love Rockabilly, Jump Blues, Blues music in general, Otis Redding, James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Velvet Underground, Joy get it, the list goes on and on. Essentially, if you turn on FM radio and randomly pick a station, I listen to everything but what they're playing. Ultimately, there's two types of music...good and bad. Further description just dictates the expected dress code, and who wants to do what's expected?
My latest musical obsession is my wind up Victrola. I absolutely love searching for and playing old 78 records.

As for food, I'll try almost anything once. Living in Japan for three years made me very courageous in that regard. My personal favorites are Asian food in general, Caribbean, Louisiana, Southern, authentic Mexican, and Indian.
The six things I could never do without
1. The basics, but I'm assuming that those are an assumption, because assumptions only work when they're assumed.
2. Music
3. Books
4. Humor
5. Beer
6. Intelligent people to share it all with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
From here on out, how ridiculous this question is. Thanks for that. I'm ruined now.

Which friend I have in Jesus, how he got there, and what I can do to get him the hell out!
On a typical Friday night I am
Making a concerted effort to keep that Friday night from being typical. If there's a great live band playing a local dive bar, I'm frequently there.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll give you a twofer:
1. I'm probably more than half dork.
2. While I like to think I'm above trash tv, I have a hard time flipping past paternity test episodes of the Maury Show. It's a sickness.
You should message me if
I find that most people I date fall on the normal to crazy spectrum. Normal bores me and crazy scares me. I dig weird. Message me if you're weird.