For a more in depth explanation: I grew up in a broken home, to parents of very modest means. I have worked very hard all me life to better myself personally and financially. This has led me to some interesting adventures, and I have met some very interesting people.
It has taken me a long time to understand who I am, and it would not have been possible without the guidance of some very good friends. They helped me to get a handle on a lot of anger and frustration I had bottled up.I don't resent anything that has happened to me, good or bad, because it made the person I am today... and I like who I have become.
I am easy going, adventuresome, and inquisitive
I have found that the best way to improve your lot in life is to get a good education, so I went back to school for a master's degree in Systems Engineering (Engineering Management) from the University of Virginia. Its an accelerated, one year, full time program, which has consumed most of my time until recently. Now, I just need to figure out the best way to leverage my new degree...
I'm looking for someone to share in the adventure that is my life. I believe you should go into a relationship unsure if this person is going to be your soul mate. The only way to figure it out is to date them for a while; until you have an idea of who that person is deep down inside. I can usually figure people out in just a few dates. In a nut shell, I feel that you have to date in the short term to meet a long term partner.
I tend to be very adaptable, both personally, and with random household implements. You could say that I'm a MacGyver wannabe. My general fields of aptitude are strategic thinking (tactics/logistics), the hard sciences (physics, biology, chemistry), mathematics, scuba diving, and martial arts (Tae Kwon Do).
It's really hard to say what people notice about me first. I want to say it is something physical and superficial, but everyone that I seem to meet claims they get a "strange" or "wierd" vibe off of me... whatever that means. Perhaps someone could quantify that for the engineer in me.
B) Favorite Movies: Hmmm, not sure which movies. I do have a soft spot for KungFu flicks, and action movies with a decent plot. I find all horror movies funny. The worse the effects, the better the horror movie.
C) Favorite Music: I'm really diverse in which music I enjoy. It all depends on the mood that I'm in. Generally, I don't like RAP and R&B, but as with all things, there are exceptions.
At heart, I'm a Parrothead. I love all of Jimmy Buffet's music.
D)Favorite Food: Deep down, I love to eat. Some say it's a weakness, others just call me a human gabage disposal. In either case, I will eat most anything you put in front of me. If I have to choose a particular dish then I'd have to say authentic cantonese cuisine.
I also spend (way too much time) time thinking about why people do what they do. What is it that makes a person tick (or tock)? I look for what motivates people, and why they think what they think.
Every couple of weeks, I get together with my friends and we have a Saterday game night.I won't deny it... I'm still into strategy gaming with my friends. For me, its a unique outlet for the creative side of me. If there isn't a game night, then you can usually catch me out hiking, camping, or generally exploring.
Every couple of months, I get all of my friends together, and we go SCUBA Diving. Sometimes it will be close by (Lake Rawlings), or we'll go to a more exotic location (Cozumel). It all depends on how much time we have.
I allocate one weekend per month to an Airsoft game. Usually, I spend about 3 hours training my teammates (friends) and then we spend the rest of the day playing games to reinforce the lessons.
I'm looking for a woman that spar with me about society, economics, politics and metaphysics. She must also be able to challenge me to better myself physically. Finally, I'm in search of a woman that knows what it's like to have nothing, so she can truly appreciate everything. In a nutshell, I'm looking for a woman that is smart, fit, humble, and sane.
Also, please let me know if you find misspellings, poor grammar, and inconsistencies. I don't usually read over my profile. Thanks.