37 Royal Oak, United States
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My self-summary
Dangerously normal in an abnormal world.

ISTP. Introvert extraordinaire.

According to one personality summary: "When it comes to romantic relationships with ISTPs, it's a bit like nailing jello to a tree."

So yeah... sorry about that.
What I’m doing with my life
I dabble in things. I do well, but nothing has really stuck long term. I'm educated in a field I've never worked in. I worked for the military at a fairly high level but retired, largely out of boredom, partially out of disgust. I've started businesses and ventured into real estate investment. I live a simple life, not because I have to anymore but because the alternative seems silly.

I'm about due for another course correction very soon. I feel like hitting the road again. I want more epic trips and maybe a temporary move overseas or out-of-state in the next few years. I'm currently researching the purchase of an ocean-going sailing catamaran. Or maybe overlanding in South America. But, I also think about the opposite: putting down some serious roots. Maybe building a homestead or farm based on permaculture principles. Getting closer to nature in my daily life.

The older I get, the more counter-culture I become. We can make the world anything we want it to be, and sometimes I look around and think, "This is what we've chosen? WTF?!" We can do better! I want to make my life more beautiful, more natural, more meaningful, more sustainable. I want to be healthier, more knowledgeable, more cultured, more peaceful. I'm weak; I fail. But these are things I think about.

I feel like there's always something more out there... looking for someone special to share these new experiences with.
I’m really good at
Critical thinking. Playing by my own rules. Over-thinking. Wistful idealism. Unfinished projects. Sleeping in. Exploring.
The first things people usually notice about me
is that I'm quiet. (I'll stay up all night talking to friends. But if you're just into small talk, you might think I'm mute.) Or, maybe it's just the shaved head...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Things I like... home improvement, fitness, nutrition, golf, Ayn Rand, Gattaca, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Dexter, V for Vendetta, Top Gear, the Grand Tour, pizza, rock, pop (music and soda), chicken enchiladas, lasagna, vodka and soda, German cars, German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, flip-flops, backpacking, camping, bonfires, Kalalau Beach, offroading, racquetball, laying on the beach, people watching, sleep, road trips, cuddling, salt and vinegar, hot showers, saunas, rural life, big cities, sustainable architecture, energy independence, astronomy, libertarianism, wrenching on cars, weapons, Tom Collins, hot tubs, speedos, loud music, mellow people, mellow dogs, marshmallows (roasted), minimalism...

Things I don't like... waiting, pit bulls, rude people, cold, British electronics, big government, big banks, religiosity, excuses, medical science, pollution, communism, consumerism, corporatism, wastefulness, coffee, traffic, 40 hour workweeks, god-myths, money, cubicles, polyunsaturated fatty acids, fluoride, online dating...
The six things I could never do without
My dog. Pizza. Travel. Warm weather. Goals. Nature.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
business, sustainability, guys, sailing, travel, money, politics, cars, design, particle physics, adventure, conspiracy, utopia, world domination, and my next five year plan.
On a typical Friday night I am
staying at home with my dog, maybe working around the house, cooking, netflixing, interneting, or just napping... occasionally hanging out with friends, having a couple drinks, watching movies, or sitting around a bonfire.

I don't have a real schedule, so "weekends" aren't a mad rush to entertain myself. And I don't find bars and clubs and restaurants all that interesting anymore, so it's usually a more quiet pursuit, often independent.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may still have a crush on Danny from Real World New Orleans.
You should message me if
you ever daydream about sailing around the world.