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My self-summary
I'm having trouble finding ways to dilute myself into a few paragraphs, but here are the basics. I'm a lifelong student (both in the figurative and literal sense) and the people in my life are the same way. I am constantly reading new research on just about any subject, and I have been known to get myself into a wiki-hole where I come out 12 hours later wondering why I know so much about British Heraldry now. I'm also a talker, and even more of a teacher. My friends always make fun of me because I am always going on about something I learned, but I get so excited about some things I just can't help but tell other people. I think Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best with "Sometimes I just want to grab people by the collar on the street and scream 'Have you heard this!!!'."

One of my personal goals in life is the elimination of personal stress and anger. I had a touch of an anger management issue when I was a kid and it caused a lot of unnecessary stress for me and the people around me. I feel like anger and resentment drain the life out of you. I decided a long time ago that I would not be an angry person, and so I don't tend to let angry or negative people into my life. Right now my life is a bit outside of it's natural state in the stress department, but I am a big believer in keeping that to a minimum. I meditate, though not as often as I should, and I love it. I get in nature, that is my sanctuary. My plans to hike Mt. Hood this summer were waylaid by an untimely soccer injury, but I'll get it in the spring.

The most important thing for me is to enjoy life as much as possible, it's short and there's little point to wasting our time on things that won't bring us happiness in the end. I was in a field that was draining my energy, and so I'm changing that right now by going back to school to become a nurse.

Sweet mother...I'm rambling like a freak. I'll stop now.
What I’m doing with my life
Studying at the moment. In the broader sense, I'm trying to suck in as much as the cosmos has to offer in the brief decades I have left before it all blinks out. Basically I'm trying to make sure I'm the old dude in the park that tells the coolest stories to the kids.
I’m really good at
Planning. I hate to admit it, because I wish I was spontaneous, but even when I do something spontaneous I plan it out as much as possible. In that vein I'm awesome at making lists (sad admission time...I have a lit of lists I need to make).

I think I am talented when it comes to finding ways to enjoy the little things in life. Right now I have to put off many of the big pleasures and to keep myself steady I have to be able to find those tiny points of light in the world that uplift you and give you that energy you need to keep on keeping on.

Other things I am good at include Ping Pong, Driving without a destination, having a discussion on just about any possible topic, hiking, meandering, talking to myself, and cooking pork ribs.
The first things people usually notice about me
Definitely my laugh. It's loud and fairly infectious. The second is my eyes--I have large Limbal rings (the dark circle around the iris) and my eyes shift color between green-blue-gray depending on mood and what I am wearing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
--Vonnegut-specifically Player Piano and A Man Without a Country
--Chuck Palahniuk, though I haven't read any of his books since Haunted
--Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
--His Dark Materials series
--A Brave New World
--The Giving Tree
--The Pearl (Really anything Steinbeck)
--The Lottery
--Where the Sidewalk Ends
--Scientific Progress Goes Bonk!! (Calvin and Hobbes book)

Being a theatre kid there are simply too many movies for me to list. I have literally spent a 24 hour drive to LA doing nothing but compiling a list of the 100 best movies and debating which was the #1 film in history.
If forced to name the majors:
--Big Lebowski
--An American President
--The Program
--Hunt for Red October
--Wag the Dog
--Blade Runner

--The West Wing
--Boston Legal
--Sports Night
--Wonders of the Universe
--Eureka (Guilty pleasure)
--Covert Affairs
--Twin Peaks
--Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
--Star Trek: TNG
--3-2-1 Contact (my childhood comes flooding back to MathNet)
--White Collar

--Barenaked Ladies
--Ben Folds
--Kate Micucci
--Devil Doll
--Imelda May
--Steve Earl
--Josh Ritter
--The Head and the Heart
--They Might Be Giants
--Garth Brooks
--Anything performed by YoYo Ma
--The Swell Season
--Beach Boys
--Cat Stevens (Or Yusef Islam if you prefer)
--Mumford and Sons
Six things I could never do without
1) Bourbon
2) Childlike wonder
3) My friends, who are more appropriately my family
4) My own personal Hitchhikers Guide (smartphone, seriously though we made the damn guide, that's pretty sweet)
5) Music--all the time
6) My dog Nemo--he's my boy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Honestly, that there are 100 x 10^22 stars in the universe, yet the human body contains 6.7 x 10^27 atoms, 100,000 times more than stars in the universe.

That fact occupies a large amount of my brains time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ohhh, Friday's are totally not my night. Right now that is my big study night for the week. On Saturdays right now I'm normally with friends after watching a football game, having a drink, playing with my nephew, checking out a local concert...basically anything that lets me spend time with my friends and family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's probably the list about lists thing...that's really embarrassing.
You should message me if
You have something different to offer in your profile besides "I love to Laugh" and "I'm so random". That stuff is useless in actually getting to know someone.

You love to learn/try new things, anything, anytime.

You want to travel--and have absolute plans to do so.

**You Do Not want kids** I'm sorry, I love other people's kids but I have many reasons for not wanting my own. If kids are a must for you, you may as well move on, and best of luck to you.
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