30O'Fallon, United States
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My self-summary
My name's Brian. I am a systems engineer at a local tech company, and as you might guess from that job title, I'm kind of geeky.

I do also like a bunch of non-geeky things like cooking/baking (I make some delicious baked Mostaccioli), biking (I absolutely love biking when it is warm out. I put an earbud in one ear and listen to music as I ride.), writing, sand volleyball, and even dancing (I was in the Latin Dance Club at Mizzou for a semester).

I LOVE traveling. In HS, I went on a school trip to France for two weeks and it was pretty awesome. I lived in Seattle for two years, where it is green and gorgeous year-round. I spent a summer in Japan studying between my sophomore and junior years of college at Mizzou and it was hands-down the best summer of my life. Japan is absolutely gorgeous and the people are generally super nice and polite. I've vacationed in FLA, CA, and Mexico, and the next place that I want to go is a place that I've wanted to go since I was a little kid: Ireland. It is so beautiful and I would love to go and bike/drive through the countryside and up and down the coast.

I'm very much a cat person. I think they're the most adorable little murderers on the planet, and I love how independent and imperious they are. I don't actually dislike well-behaved dogs, but I'm allergic to them to the point that I'm miserable if I spend much time around them.
What I’m doing with my life
I went to college at a computer programming school in Seattle for two years before coming back to Missouri where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Minor in English Writing. Not the most practical education, I'll admit, but it was one that I enjoyed, and I think I'm a better person for having gone through it. After going through some training, I started a job in the tech industry about a year ago. I'm working as a Systems Engineer for a company in STL.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at most games, be they board games, card games or computer/console games (a notable exception is real-time strategy games, which I'm TERRIBLE at). I think from a technical standpoint, I am an extremely talented writer, and from a story/character perspective, I am occasionally inspired. If you'd like to read something I've written, just ask and I will be happy to share a poem or short story.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my height or my build. I'm pretty tall, about 6'2", and until the past couple years, I didn't have any fat on me. Now I have a thin ring around my stomach that I'm trying to lose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Dresden Files and Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Many, many others

Opeth (progressive death metal)
Agalloch (doom metal)
If These Trees Could Talk (post-rock)
This Will Destroy You (post-rock)
Daft Punk
Purity Ring
Louis Armstrong's A Kiss to Build a Dream On
REM's Losing My Religion
Yo-yo Ma

The Princess Bride (My favorite movie of all time)
The Avengers
The Cabin in the Woods
Star Wars
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory

St. Louis style pizza (Pirrone's in particular)
Japanese food including sushi
Chinese food
Six things I could never do without
Tasty food
The glorious interwebs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The impending zombie apocalypse, story ideas that I don't have time to actually write, and how much it sucks to be single and I should try harder to date.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have a clue how to flirt. The whole process kind of confuses me. If I didn't think we had enough in common to have fun together, I wouldn't have messaged you. If I didn't think you were sexy, I wouldn't have messaged you. So why do we need to go through some awkward flirting before we start getting to know each other better? Can't we just skip that and talk? Or skip it and have sex. Or skip it and do literally anything other than flirting?
You should message me if
You want to have some fun that doesn't involve getting drunk. I'm game for pretty much anything, be it something tame like sitting down to play a board game or going to see a movie, or something more adventurous like going rock climbing or cliff diving (the highest I've actually done in either case is 15-20ft, but I enjoyed both quite a bit).
The two of us