32Baltimore, United States
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My self-summary
I aspire to be Indiana Jones, but I fear the truth is closer to Arthur Dent. I majored in psychology, which usually implies that that I'm trying to figure myself out more than anything else, but I still haven't gotten around to that. I'm a polyglot, but aside from English I speak languages that aren't terribly useful for actually talking to people. I'm in the military, a place I never thought I'd find myself, but it's done a lot of good for me.

I'm having a good time with my life right now. I have a lot of satisfaction from my work despite the stress and long hours, I enjoy my weekends out for karaoke or trivia or general revelry, and I love getting to play with my band. My friends sometimes comment that I was born a few decades too late. It mostly has to do with my tastes in music, movies, clothes, cars, and more often than I'd like to admit my vocabulary and vernacular can sound a bit... Alan Ginsberg, maybe? Maybe Jack Kerouac? It's a beat thing, man.

Let's see... I've got a puppy! His name is Rigby, named after a Beatles song, he's a golden retriever. He's a little terror about a quarter of the time but he's my best buddy. I love coming home after a rough day at work and seeing that he doesn't care what kind of a mood I'm in, he's just going to act like a goofball until I smile and play with him.

I guess if you want to know the meatier stuff, just ask. I've been focusing on myself for a while, being successful at what I'm doing instead of spreading myself too thin. Now I'm at a good place in my life and looking to meet somebody to share that with.
What I’m doing with my life
I work a lot, and weird hours. Usually about midnight to about noon. Outside of work I like to rock climb, spend time with the puppy, play video games/watch movies/read and all the other usual stuff. Since I live alone I've been working hard to avoid eating out so much, so I spend a lot of time cooking. And then I spend a lot of time eating or pawning off the enormous amounts of food I wind up making. My eyes are way bigger than my mouth.
I’m really good at
Jack of all trades, master of none. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's probably languages; for whatever reason I pick up non-native grammar pretty easily and love learning new ways to think and process information. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of 60's and 70's music, I look damn good in a suit, and I'm pretty mean in front of a cooking surface. I work really hard on timing my cooking so that dishes get done right around the same time, and while one thing is simmering or boiling or cooling, I'm busy doing prep on another dish.
The first things people usually notice about me
My tattoo. It's huge, and unique. Don't worry, it's not on my face. If I'm not wearing my glasses, it might be my blue eyes. I really have no idea beyond that, but those are the things that get remarked on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
You might have guessed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Indiana Jones. The last book I read was Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. Second time I've read it, first time was in college. Such a massively entertaining book.

I've got a penchant for pretentious art house bullshit. If I'm capable of discerning whether it's insightful and original or if it's just meaningless weird-for-the-sake-of-weird crap, then I can feel comfortable thumbing my nose at things. I can be a really pretentious dick sometimes. I try to keep that side of myself inside because I know it's really, really obnoxious. This won't stop me from loving some low-rent, schlocky, corny, crap though.

I'm in a really hardcore blues phase right now that's been going on for about a year. Lots of Buddy Guy, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc. Outside of that, it's Beatles, Stones, Zep, etc. I also have a huge soft spot for Prince and the 90's music I grew up with.

I will eat anything and everything. I'm a very food-driven person and love trying new foods. I'll try anything once, and I'm a bit of a trash compactor so I'll probably enjoy it. I just really love food.
Six things I could never do without
My puppy, black iron skillet, guitar, a source of decent beer, NPR... there's probably other things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not I should buy that Chewbacca costume I saw at Petco for Rigby.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I ain't working, I'm trying to find somewhere for karaoke. I love karaoke.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry at movies pretty easily. Up! absolutely wrecked me.

Cute things melt me, and my definition of "cute" is very, very wide, known to include most reptiles, some insects. Basically anything with a face I will consider cute. That ends at fish though. They're aliens from another planet and they're here on earth to fucking murder us.

Any and all dogs, regardless of age or size, are puppies to me. Similarly, all cats are kitties. I'm a giant softy.
You should message me if
You're interested in talking to me. You dig on karaoke and live music and animals. You don't mind (or maybe even enjoy) that I might use the words "ain't" and "y'all" with a fair frequency, and that my southern accent sneaks out in certain environments or when using certain words. I'm from Georgia, can't really help it. You've got goals and aspirations, but aren't wholly focused on them and can enjoy distractions every now and again. I tend to get a little verbose when I think about sending out messages, so if you want to save yourself the trouble of reading the fucking book that might happen if I find myself interested in you, don't be afraid to make first contact!

Also, I get the feeling that the type of woman I'm most interested in meeting might look at my picture, scan through my profile, and think "ugh, military guy." It's not how I or I think anybody else that knows me would start in their description of me, maybe mentioning it as an incidental. My relationship with what I do is complicated, but please don't let it color your impression of me.
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