The first thing that you need to know about me is that I'm a gamer. My Italian side, by definition, grants me the ability to be loud and outgoing. But I consider myself the "Come home from a party and simply want to lock myself in a room" sort of type. That's not to be confused with the "Won't put down the game and simply not go the the party at all" type. Gaming is an outlet of solitude, imagination, and mental occupation that allows for an unparalleled level of relaxation. An outlet to recharge my social batteries one might say.
Outside of gaming my hobbies include archery, long walks, swimming, billiards, maintaining a tropical fresh water fish tank (there's no listing for Fish under pets in "My Details"), and cooking.
More socially however, I enjoy going to the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, sampling many different beers and wines, watching sports, going to conventions (particularly Comic-con), and random 2 in the morning outings to the local Denny's to play chess.
I also just bought my first Disney Land annual pass because my sister is going to school a mere 10 minute drive away at Chapman University. Needless to say... I've been spending a lot of time up there on the weekends.
I recently finished an Associate's Degree from Coleman University (transferring from Grossmont Community College) in Computer Information Systems Programming.
I'm currently employed full time with Teradata Corporation. They're a company that specializes in Database Warehousing which is a particular nitch of programming that I'm really interested in.
A few quick confessions:
I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent guy, however, common sense easily eludes me on a day to day basis. The jury is still out as to whether this is because I have a lot on my mind 24/7 between work, friends, and general day-to-day life or if I'm just intermittently a pathological derp. Perhaps you might care to be the judge?
I really have a thing for redheads. And it carries many ongoing inside jokes in my social group. If you're a redhead, please for the love of god message me! If not, I wouldn't exactly call myself closed-minded about other hair colors... as long as my drooling over people like Felicia Day doesn't bother you, you're okay in my book! :3
Top 5 Pet Peeves:
1. People driving lifted trucks without getting their headlights appropriately adjusted. (You can tell I grew up in Santee)
2. Country Themed Anything
3. Texting the letter "K" as an acknowledgement
4. Things with Glitter
5. People forcing their religion on others through politics (i.e. anti-gay laws, refusing rape victims from abortions, etc)
I want to date and meet new people. I'm kind of a hybrid nerd/geek anomaly (in case that wasn't clear) so if identify yourself with either of those realms too that's a HUGE plus. However, I wont go so far as to say I'm looking for any specific type of person. All you need is an open mind.
My life is all in my friends, family, and hobbies. The career is just a means to an end.
Kinda Good At:
Archery, Pumpkin Carving, Billiards, programming, and Writing
What I'd like to learn be good at:
Playing Piano, Brewing my own beer, Speaking Italian, and Fencing
Favorite Movies: Goodfellas, Sunshine (2007), Fightclub, Star Wars, Labyrinth, Star Trek: Nemisis, The Land Before Time, District 9, V for Vendetta, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, Interview with a Vampire, Batman: The Dark Night, The Sandlot, Wreck it Ralph, My Cousin Vinny, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Avengers.
Shows: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Trueblood, Game of Thrones, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Tosh.O, Star Trek (any series), Mythbusters, How it's Made, Man vs. Food, House
Favorite Bands: Linkin Park, Muse, Mutemath, Cake, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, Hollywood Undead, Deadmau5.
I also have a soft spot for the classical genre, namely George Winston, my favorite pianist.
Favorite Foods: Pizza, French Onion Soup, Caesar Salads, Anything with Shrimp (I make a mean shrimp scampi linguini :3)
(Excluding the obvious and the literal Family/Friends, drinkable water, Oxygen etc)
I'm also always trying to think of ideas for a simple phone/windows8 app that I could make so that I might one day become a hundredaire! XD
I have severe Cnidophobia which is the fear of stings. Namely bees, wasps, scorpions, jellyfish, and string rays.