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My self-summary
Educated. Worldly. Gentlemanly. Funny.

People have such a hard time describing themselves but I think those are four categories in which I'd put myself.

I have my masters degree in applied intelligence. What is that you might ask? I'm gonna be the next James Bond. Except not really. Applied intelligence has given me great research skills and the ability to make confident predictions about things. I got my BA from UT in political science. Love me some college football and love a lively debate about politics, or football, or the politics of football. I also read a lot. Usually non-fiction. But I do dabble in fiction from time to time Essentially, I'm a big nerd. But it's ok. Chances are you give me twenty minutes and I can answer just about any question you toss at me.

I love languages. I know some French and Chinese. I also know a bit of a few other languages. I also like to learn about cultures through any medium (food, music, art,etc).

I realized a few years back that manners count. Not to say I'm a stick in the mud, I can throw down when need be, but I also know that there are proper ways to handle things. The proper way usually leads to a reduction in drama and juvenile behavior, something everyone seems to try and avoid these days.

Lastly, I'm funny. I work around people who are generally pissy when I see them so I have to be funny. A great joke here or a twisted little comment there. Whatever it takes to make them laugh. I have ongoing jokes with customers that we still get great laughs from weeks after the joke was brokered. I will admit that though my sense of humor tends to be a bit dry and slightly twisted at times, I still get laughs.

So, when it comes down to it, I'm awesome. Even if it's just as a friend. Heck, all of my good friends live out of state or a descent distance away. So, if I seem interesting, don't hesitate to send me a message.

**I have two disclaimers. I don't drive. I'm a logistical genius when it comes to getting around, though. I will assure you that I am not looking for someone to haul me around town.

Also, I am not into WoW, D&D, Magic the Gathering, etc. I've dated people that have been and it has not worked out.**
What I’m doing with my life
I am working full time at a sandwich shop and I do contract work as a competitive intelligence analyst.

Playing rugby with Nashville Rugby Football Club. Come check us out. Also, I competed in my first highland games in June and even though I came in last, I had an awesome time. I'm looking forward to competing again next year.

Other than that, I'm working on my Chinese skills. I have a crazy idea for a Firefly themed business but my Chinese needs to be better before I get started with it.
I’m really good at
Figuring out solutions to problems. I'm great at figuring out how things link together. My friend Mike can tell you how I spent evenings drawing social maps between his friends.

I'm also pretty amazing at noticing the small things in stuff: pictures, encounters, situations, you name it.

I'm great at getting a laugh out of people as well.

I'm also a pretty damn good cook.

Hooking. I'm a scrumming beast!
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically: probably my eyes.
Personality wise: My sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music wise, I'm a huge Flogging Molly fan. I've followed them for years and years now. It's still the best live show I've ever seen. I've left hoarse and tired after every show. Looking at my iPod, the top 25 most played songs come from Flogging Molly, Kasabian, Great Big Sea, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Simon and Garfunkle, Jay Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne, TV on the Radio, Metallica and a few pieces by Hans Zimmer. I like a little bit of everything.

My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. I love the story to it and Morgan Freeman is a rather great actor. Intel studies has spurred a deeper interest in spy movies. I love Spy Game, Body of Lies, The Good Shepard, and Burn After Reading. Other than that, I like guy movies (Braveheart, Top Gun). Also, I'll give most any movie a try if it sounds interesting.

As far as books go, I read a lot of current events books. I also read about soccer, tons. I love the nature of the game and how it has shaped history. Fiction wise, I'm a token Potter fan. I would have been sorted Ravenclaw hands down. I'm also a Kathy Riechs fan. And being a guy, I love me some Tom Clancy. Fiction hasn't been my focus but I'm trying to expand in that area. I also enjoy poetry. On top of all that, I'm a sucker for the $2 and $3 bins outside book stores. I'll rummage through and buy stuff just because it seems interesting.

Food wise, I love seafood. Shrimp, salmon, scallops, crab. Mmmm. I'm not a foodie by any means. I think the best stuff is simple.

TV: I really like Burn Notice. And more recently, I've come to enjoy American Horror Story. I also try and catch; NCIS, Criminal Minds, Sports Center, Covert Affairs, Law and Order, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I'm a huge sports fan. I mainly follow soccer, hockey, college football, and college basketball. So if I'm not watching a show, I'll flip it over to a game.
The six things I could never do without
2)My cast iron skillet
4)My mom
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A visual display of my mind would likely look like 6 hamsters all running on individual wheels. I think it goes with my graduate degree. So I'll usually have 4 or 5 different trains of thought going on at once, it just depends on what's going in my life at the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
I might be out with the team or friends. If I have a game the next day, though, I'm probably at home resting.

Saturday is the more typical night for me to go out. Usually there's a social after the game that day. I'll spend some time with the team and migrate to a few more places I enjoy.
You should message me if
You like intelligent, somewhat nerdy, cultured, boys.

You like intellectual feistiness.