I'm an anarchist. This may seem like merely a trivial and silly "political position" but it is much different than that. It strikes to the very root of who I am. I abhor violence. Government is violence.
"Well, it's really not that complicated. We can probably agree that it's wrong for me to point a gun at you and take all your money. Some people might feel sorry for me if I did that to buy medicine for my dying mother, but it's still a crime, because it violates your human rights. And it's still a crime if I ask someone else to do the same thing for me - and still a crime if a whole bunch of people vote to ask someone with a spiffy uniform and a badge to do the same thing."
I know. Talking about political shit makes me seem like a humorless douchebag. Sorry about that. I just had to get it out in to the open. Really, politics are not the center of my day-to-day life. You just have to know going in, that any long term prospects are subject to putting up with my anarchist values because they are pretty much set in stone at this point. Moving along, now...
For personality, I'd say I have a very good sense of humor. I'm completely unoffendable and can (and will) joke about absolutely anything. I'm rather introverted and some might say "anti-social". I just like being alone. Oddly, I can really enjoy parties, even large ones. Unfortunately, I tend need alcohol to make it fun for myself though, and I simply don't drink much anymore. It’s not even typically necessary to get drunk, I mean. But alcohol has a strange and inexplicable ability to bring folks together (well, and drive ‘em apart sometimes, I guess, too... but I am an unbelievably good-natured drunk).
Perhaps further adding to the weirdness, I have a bit of a survivalist mentality. I keep myself in a general state of preparedness, for issues large and small. From keeping a spare set of winter clothes (and perhaps some camping gear) in the trunk of my car to storing non-perishable food items in the closet. One never knows when shit's going to go down. Or when the zombies are going to rise up.
I have aspirations for expatriating, someday. Because my violent, out-of-control, and idiotic Uncle Sam scares the shit out of me and I don't want to be in kicking distance for any longer than necessary.
I have my shit together generally speaking. I have a job, a car, a roof over my head that is not owned by my parents, and I struggle very little with day-to-day life. I know what I like and what I hate. What I want and what I don't. I have some goals, as mentioned, but not necessarily a set plan. I realize that could prove to be a complication. I'm working on it. I'm laid back and extremely stable and level headed. I try to never let emotion cloud my judgment and am usually quite successful at it. Truth, objectivity, and logic are, perhaps, the things I value most. Which reminds me: I cannot stress enough, that I detest being lied to. I tend to take people at their word. It drives me completely fucking crazy when people are dishonest. I'm the quintessential "nice guy". And yeah, I typically finish last with the rest of 'em. It sucks, but not as bad as women who claim they want to be with a, "nice guy who'll treat 'em right" only to continually choose cocky halfwits instead. Ahhh well, fuck it... I'm a nice guy so that I sleep at night. Not so anyone else does.
Oh, I know! Here are some inflammatory musings (This is the part where I drive all would-be interested parties away permanently. HAHAHA!): Perhaps it would at first seem in contradiction to the previous part, but I should also mention that I'm shallow in one manner: physical looks. You are entitled to your opinion on this making me an asshole or not, but the fact is, I simply cannot get past unattractiveness (which is subjective, obviously). I must feel a physical attraction is all that I mean by this. But, I have learned something in the last couple years: women are by and large, just as shallow as men, in this regard despite all the propaganda saying that men are pigs and women are so deep and pure and what not. Fuck that. It's all bullshit. Physical attraction comes first. It's biologically programmed in both genders. I’m not saying you have to be a super-model. My tastes are different than most men, probably. Complicating things further, good looks do not guarantee anything, with me, ladies. If I would otherwise find you physically attractive, but you are clearly as dumb as rocks, I will not be likely to initiate contact with you. Yup. I'd rather go unfucked completely than get laid by a dumbass. Weird for a dude, you say? Yeah. We already went over that part. The next thing that will sink you, is superficial "requirements". If you have listed your curling iron, spray-on tan, your favorite dance club or some other superfluous noun in your "Six things..." section, then you will have already lost ground. So, to summarize, I like physically attractive, and smart women, who have their priorities straight. That doesn't sound so rare and difficult, does it? Well it fucking is, let me tell ya'.
Some more general interests I have are, learning political philosophy, economics, and foreign languages, playing guitar (poorly), playing video games (not poorly), and zombies. Love zombies (actually, I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories as a whole). I hike pretty often. I enjoy a good story - TV show, film or book. I also like board games a lot but I never have occasion to play them. I can't remember ever losing a game of Stratego and I can't remember ever winning a game of Monopoly.
Also, my "Personality" section/tab/thing shown above, is really not flattering at all. Thanks OKCupid. Apparently, I'm a shitty individual. Or maybe the optimist would say, "less is more." In which case, I am fucking rocking it on that thing. High-five to me!
I have kept forgetting to include this on here (I just remembered), but for those fans of the Myers-Briggs, I'm INTJ. I scored so far into INTJ territory, in fact, that I think I may have broken the test or something. The 'I' was something like 85%, the 'N' around 70%, the 'T' and 'J' were about 65%, I think. So, yeah... There's that. Just for fun.
Oh, and by the way, before you read this section (and have your delicate sensibilities damaged): I swear a lot. What? You think I should put this warning higher on the page? I like it right here where it is and I am going to do whatever the fuck it is that I want to do. So, it stays.
Exercise. Since the weather started improving, I've been making a concerted effort do sprints consistently again. And I need to get hiking more often. I used to go all the time, but I've been unmotivated the last few years.
I keep up on politics and economics/finance quite a lot. And if you get me going on that, I won't shut up either. Well, I do. But only because people disengage when they realize that I'm playing a different sort of game with my politics than they are (I'm a Voluntaryist - Google it, if you're curious. Or ask;)).
I'm super analytical, logical, dispassionate, and objective. People hate it, actually. I think I may come off as a bit lawyerly. So, when it comes to determining the correct, or efficient, or easiest, etc. thing, I can figure it out - which is good.
The Market for Liberty by Linda and Morris Tannehill for non-fiction. This book changed my life.
The Stand by Stephen King is my favorite fictional story (not just book, but story) ever told. I love post-apocalypse stuff.
Some honorable mentions include The Most Dangerous Superstition, World War Z, The Dark Tower series, the Johannes Cabal series.
My favorite film is Terminator 2. I know, it's a simple action film and is in no way epic or thought-provoking. I like it because it brings me back to my childhood when I used to watch it all the time. (Yeah, I had that kind of upbringing. No helmets, no seat belts, R-rated flicks, etc. It was awesome.)
Some others include, George Romero flicks (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead), The Road, Children of Men, In Bruges (how is this movie not more well-known?), V for Vendetta, Platoon, Sunshine, The Boondock Saints, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Cloud Atlas, Pandorum, Fight Club, A History of Violence, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films.
The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Z Nation, Vikings, and Rick and Morty are the shows I try to keep up on. I'll go back through and find other/older shows I never watched and blow through those in a few days/weeks, depending on how long it ran.
Metal. Metallica is my all time favorite band. I know. They're assholes but I haven't heard any other band that can write a hook as consistently good as theirs typically are. I like a bunch of others, too - Slayer, The Sword, Pantera, Dream Theater, Ozzy, Dethklok, etc. I also listen to a good amount of classic rock - Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, CCR. I also like some other more contemporary rock like Tenacious D, Alice in Chains, Nirvana. I like weird crossover stuff when I can find it, too - Epica, Eluveitie, Skindred, and Narjahanam for example.
I'm a caveman. Paleolithic diet and fitness. The general idea behind it is to eat meat, eggs, veg, nuts, seeds and some fruit. No grains, refined sugar or other processed junk.
Polyester (the majority of my highly functional, if stylistically wanting, clothes are poly/cotton blends)
Motorized transportation (until the StarTrek transporters are invented)
Philosophy. Politics. Economics, somewhat. Crypto-currencies, and cryptography in general. Not the technical details - I don't have the capacity to understand it - but it's just fascinating how it all works.
And, though I hate to, I spend far too much time thinking about my job. I used to not need to think about it beyond when I was there, but now the nature of it has me keeping track of shit even when I'm not at the office.
Anyway, like I put before, I'm introverted, and a homebody. I understand this is not all that appealing for many, but, I can't help it. I'd rather just be alone usually. Or with a small group of people I like, I suppose. Not drinking really throws a damper on going out as well. Because, yes, I do need to drink to tolerate the public. And it's not worth it to me to drink just to tolerate the otherwise insufferable.
Also message me if you are hot, have a vagina, and will let me do stuff to it. I think that is pretty obvious, though.
If any of the above was offensive to you, then you need to lighten up and learn to take a joke. But, don't worry - I'll still hook up with you. Just hit me up, you filthy fucking slag.