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My self-summary
I seek a life where I don't look back and regret what I didn't try. I believe in the power of dreams...and the bitter harvest of those untapped. I believe in late night conversations at a Waffle House at 2am. I think there is as much beauty in the grey streets of a metropolis as there is in the quiet mountains. For the longest of time I have fought between my desire for independence and a need for companionship. I think I have finally realized what I need to do to balance the two. I am a person who feels like life should be explored. While I have a primary partner who helps me on my journey, we both maintain relationships outside of our dynamic. If you are one who sees a difference between what is a poly lifestyle versus a swinger, we would be much more the former than the latter.
*UPDATE* The person mentioned above is now my wife. If you would like to see her profile on here, I am happy to steer you that way. We share a life together, and each have our own dynamics.
I am conversation driven, admittedly fickle, and known to wander.
What I’m doing with my life
During the day I work as the IT Director for a non-profit pysch facility for children. It is probably the most draining job I have ever had.... but by far the most rewarding. Sometimes I feel like someday they will figure out I will be exposed as a kid playing "executive", but at least for now the ruse is holding.
At night I can be found roaming around Little Five Points where I live. I try to squeeze in time to travel to places not yet visited...and a few favorite haunts every so often.
I go to sci-fi fantasy cons and the Starlight Drive In on nice evenings.Also,like everyone else,I have a novel that I never seem to get time to finish.
It is funny how much life changes. Like so many other people, I was the victim of the merger/acquisition tides of the current economy. I now work for myself after being give my walking papers by the large evil non-profit that gobbled up the one I worked at. I took some of the money and backpacked across Europe for a few months. I also skipped Dragon Con this year to go out to Burning Man. Through all of this, I have found a girl who seems to get me. So, I guess you could say I am in a non traditional relationship now. Relationship... what a weird word to self apply in my case.
*Pre Mayan Calendar Rollover Update*
It is funny how much life has changed since I have updated this section last...
I have in the past year accepted a position as a project manager for a small start-up in Buckhead. It is definitely a paradigm shift for me from my previous "hand's on" work. To alleviate my need to keep in the middle of technology, I maintain a small consulting business. Things will the girl as still going well. She has a profile on here now. If you ask nicely, I will point you to it.
*UPDATE 8/21/13* I married the girl and am still working as a project manager. My ongoing goal of improving myself as a partner and person is ongoing!
I’m really good at
I am really good at long ambling conversations, particularly about movies. Plotting out road trips for myself and others is another skill I think I should be paid for. Ideally, being a sarcastic coffee swilling cynic would pay well. Sadly though, judging from the populace of the local haunts, it would be a saturated field.
The first things people usually notice about me
I usually sleep only four hours a night. I am not sure why... it runs on my mother's side of the family. I seem to have an opinion on almost anything... and will share it when provoked... and sometimes even when I am not (emphasis on the last part, but in a good way. Most of the time).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some books: Neverwhere, American Gods, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. As far as series go...I like the fairy series by Laurrel K. Hamilton quiet a bit.
I think H.P. Lovecraft does not get the respect he earned for his writing.
Movies: I love the Coen Brothers...Big Lebowski, Miller's Crossing, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Hudsucker Proxy. I also love schlocky horror films like Reanimator and The Dunwich Horror.
I also love crime films like The Usual Suspects to the classics like The Godfather.
Music: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Josh Jolpin Group, The Decemberists, The Dimes, They Might Be Giants, Interpol, Tom Waits, Concrete Blonde are a few more modern selections...
I also love old blues like John Lee Hooker and Etta James...
Food: Tasty Chinese take out, Lowcountry Cajun, and Italian are my favorites...
Six things I could never do without
1. My friends
2. My laptop
3. Emotions that pick you up and carry you with them
4. Coffee
5. The open road
6. Conversations in bed at 3AM

and because I will put whatever I want here

7. The belief that tomorrow could be better than today if you are willing to make it that way.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How do I get out of this cycle of earn and spend to something more fulfilling?
I think I finally figured this out! I definitely put experiences over material possessions nowadays.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends at the movies or lurking about a coffeehouse in search of refuge.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have come to accept that I get inside my own head far to often and easily. Also, I do have a "type" when it comes to women. When someone who fits into that wheelhouse comes along, I can make quite a scene in falling over myself to get their attention.
You should message me if
You have been to or have wanted to go to DragonCon, Frolicon or anything of that vein. Conservative prudes need not waste my time or their own.
The two of us