I've been told my profile is "excessively thorough," "too long," and "dumb." You've been warned.
Let's see, I'm originally from California and I like to think that I retain some of that heritage. I'm a network engineer by trade, but actively trying to change careers into some a little less artificial. I enjoy watching incredibly good movies, discussing theoretical physics, playing video games, surfing the web to increase my limitless pool of knowledge, hanging out with friends around a fire, collecting vast amounts of illegal music, playing games with friends, reading nerdy sci-fi/fantasy books, enjoying a clear night walking around, pondering the great mysteries of our universe, and occasionally I'll go out for some drinks. A good way to see if I'd be interested in something would be to ask an average person if it would be considered nerdy. If the answer is yes or maybe, then I'd probably enjoy it. Politically, I'm a libertarian (so I'm just the worst), though lately I don't even like applying that label to myself. I have an extremely broad sense of humor and find the oddest things hilarious. That trait offends people sometimes, but I can't help it. I live with a 10 year old German Shepherd named Lucy, she's awesome, the only reliable female in my life besides my mom. Lastly, I'm an atheist. I find organized religion to be a plague upon the earth. If you are overly zealous about your religion, you would be wise to 1) keep your distance, 2) be ready for debates, or 3) at the very least be okay with me not participating in your spiritual journey. This doesn't mean I don't find beauty in art or spirituality in nature, it just means I have healthy contempt for man-made organizations that attempt to build rule structures around something that can't be quantified.
Oh, fun fact: Actual female nerds get +3 to charisma around me.
So based on the Myers–Briggs test, I am an INTP. After reading about it, I believe it to be pretty damn accurate.
There's always money in the banana stand.
Here are some things I really enjoy:
I've been enlisted in the Air National Guard for about 16 years now and I'll probably get out whenever this redneck state decides to legalize cannabis or when my enlistment is up, whichever happens first.
I have a house in Fox Park (near Lafayette Square and Soulard) and I keep busy working on it when I can. I have a fire pit in my yard, so I can play with fire while I drink. I love all the old architecture in the city, so I can't really see myself ever living in the county. I'm either living in the woods or I'm living downtown. Suburbia scares the crap out of me.
I like to kayak when the weather is good enough. Love me some alone time on the water.
I'd like to move to New Hampshire or Colorado one day. I like Colorado's social and physical environments, and I like New Hampshire's tiny government and independent population.
BOOKS) Lord of The Rings, Neuromancer, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, A Song of Ice and Fire series, Ender's Game series, H.P. Lovecraft, Chuck P, Neil Gaiman, Philip K. Dick, or Etgar Keret. I mostly read Fantasy and Sci-Fi stuff, I just finished Ready Player One which was a pretty fun little read.
MOVIES) Star Wars IV - VI, The Force Awakens, Indiana Jones trilogy, Up In The Air, Star Trek, Inception, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Back to the Future trilogy, Fight Club, Serenity, Evil Dead series, Thor, Interstellar, Memento, Song of the Sea, What We Do in the Shadows, Hateful Eight, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Old School, In Bruges, Wedding Crashers, The Dark Crystal, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Hackers, Hard Candy, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Superbad, Napoleon Dynamite, Mulholland Dr., Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Braveheart, The Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Snatch, Blazing Saddles, Orgazmo, Super Troopers, Walk Hard, Closer, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Clerks, The Darjeeling Limited, No Country for Old Men, Juno, Grind House, Harry Potter, Boondock Saints, American History X, Royal Tenenbaums, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects, Say Anything, WALL•E, The Breakfast Club, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity, Too Big to Fail, The Departed, The Big Lebowski, Donnie Darko, Knocked Up, 300, American Psycho, Batman Begins, Beetlejuice, Being John Malkovich, Big Fish, The Break Up, A Clockwork Orange, Empire Records, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Finding Neverland, The Fountain, Garden State, Ghost World, The Good Girl, The Ice Storm, The Illusionist, Kill Bill I & II, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation, The Machinist, American Beauty, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Prestige, Shaun of the Dead, Sin City, SLC Punk, The Squid and the Whale, V for Vendetta, The Hangover, Up, Inglorious Basterds, and soooo many others that I'm sure I forgot... I love movies.
TV) TEDtalks, Casual, The Office, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, The Walking Dead, Archer, Heroes, Arrested Development, House of Cards, Delocated, Trailer Park Boys, Parks and Rec, Family Guy, South Park, Louie, Flight of The Conchords, Portlandia, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, Firefly, Bob's Burgers, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Voyager, Better Call Saul, Vikings, 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, That 70's Show, Futurama, Broad City, The IT Crowd, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Wonder Years, Quantum Leap, True Detective, Reno 911, and others.
MUSIC) The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Weezer, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Dredg, Tool, Fair To Midland, Tally Hall, Ludo, Crosses, Minus The Bear, The Killers, Incubus, The Avett Brothers, David Bowie, System Of A Down, Billy Joel, Muse, As Tall As Lions, Gogol Bordello, Modest Mouse, Coheed And Cambria, AFI, Tycho, Phil Collins, Flogging Molly, Pink Floyd, Interpol, Team Sleep, Journey, Blink 182, The Pixies, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Spoon, My Chemical Romance, The Kooks, Cake, Queen, Sigur Ros, Linkin Park, Death Cab For Cutie, The Animals, Lost Prophets, ELO, Franz Ferdinand, The Offspring, Green Day, Pixies, Richard Cheese, Tenacious D, Gorillaz, The Shins, The Postal Service, Jamiraqoui, 80's music, and much more.
COMEDIANS) Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Tom Segura, Patton Oswalt, Bill Hicks, Sarah Silverman, Russell Peters, Mitch Hedberg, etc.
FOOD) Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai, Brazilian, Nicaraguan, a rare steak, crock-pot randomness, sushi... as long as I can find a paleo option, I'm pretty open to eating anything.
My dog, Lucy
My bust of Ron Swanson
It's my list, I'll decide how many things are on it.
Conservation of Energy, Mass, and Momentum
Why I'm not experiencing more than I am
Has anyone ever had a success story on Craigslist's "Missed Connections?"
Intelligence, independence, adorability, geekiness, healthfulness, ambition, worldliness, fun, loyalty, honesty, posses a broad sense of humor, childless, laid back, and maybe capable of driving a stick shift.
Essentially I just want to find someone who can enjoy me for who I am and not what I "might be." I love to go out with my partner and enjoy what the world has to offer, but at the same time I love the nights where we can stay in and just enjoy each other's company. I need someone that wants to go hiking/camping with me. I need to be able to have deep, philosophical, many times controversial discussions with my partner. I want to be able to cuddle up and binge watch a TV show some nights. I want someone that will nerd out with me at a comic con. I want someone that doesn't take life too seriously.
"Sure there is a certain appeal to a woman in high heels who can gracefully navigate a room, but I prefer the girl in the sneakers who stumbles as she dismounts the escalator. There's nothing more attractive than someone who is honest and real, and the reality of the world I live in is that it's a minefield of potential embarrassments and awkward social interactions. That girl standing over there with no idea what to do with her hands? She gets it, which makes her perfect company for hiding in the corner with me at parties."
One final bit... OkCupid does some amazing analysis with the data they gather, and this is a nice little piece put together specifically to help the ladies out. https://www.okcupid.com/deep-end/a-womans-advantage