brownchiclets
33Dallas, United States
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My self-summary
"Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something"

Yep, I'm the sort of adult who bases his life philosophy around a quote from a cartoon.

With that in mind I'm someone that tends to throw himself at almost any activity, regardless of my actual initial skill.

As long as I'm trying something new or different and doing it with quality people I'm generally pretty happy.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of time pondering life greatest unsolved mysteries. Is a hot dog a sandwich? (Yes) Is 2400 for a skydiving lesson worth the investment? Am I using too many ellipses in this profile (probably.) What was the last great Simpson season? (9)Why did Unsolved Mysteries get cancelled? Will this be the final leap home? (No)

When I'm not deep in thought I'm usually drinking good beer, climbing, being with friends, running a local meetup group, exploring Dallas and just enjoying life.
I’m really good at
Empathy is my super power. Its always try to place myself in other shoes and strive to understand why people do what they do.

If I was a super hero I would be The Empath, and I would go around relating to other people. Also I would finally get to wear my underwear outside my clothes.
The first things people usually notice about me
How I wear my emotions on my face. Its usually easy to tell what I'm thinking due to this, which means I tend to stay away from high stakes poker games..

My gregarious nature is a close second. And yes, I'm proud I got to throw out the word gregarious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fried Green Tomatoes for book, movie and food.

Movies: Generally will watch anything, from dumb blockbusters (Fast and the Furious series is amazing) to artsy movies and docs. I enjoy going to the local theaters, like the Alamo Drafthouse, Texas Theater or Angelika. I definately have a soft spot for animated films and will go on lengths as to why Gaston is the true hero of Beauty and the Beast.

Books: Thanks to starting a book club my most recent reading list is pretty eclectic. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is a more recent favorite and The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay was an amazing book as well. As cliche as it is, Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, with Anansi Boys most likely my favorite book.

Shows: Smart, funny and silly is my favorite combination in a show (and in a SO too) so I love Parks and Rec, Good Place, BB99, Bob's Burgers, etc. All time favorite is Simpsons though. I can recite way too many lines from that show, yet have trouble remembering how to do algebra.

Music: My musical taste is something my friend's mock, as I tend to have the taste of 16 year old girl. Pop, light rock is my go to music, though I also like some harder stuff. Ska has never gone out of style for me and you'll often find me jamming to the horns in my car.

Podcasts are also pretty big for me. My Brother, My Brother and Me, Car Talk, This American Life (really most of NPR offering), Doug loves movies, Smodcast, Giantbombcast...I listen to a fair share of them and always up for recommendations.
Six things I could never do without
Ignoring the necessaties for living, as well as the usual friends/family/etc:

1)Challenges
2)Shoes other than my work shoes (running, climbing)
3)An interesting board game
4)A good stout beer
5)An interesting conversation
6)Running
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How boring it must be to have natural talent. Struggling at things only to watch that slow improvement is pretty damn satisfying. This is confirmed every Friday night during my ashtanga practice.
On a typical Friday night I am
90% of the time you'll find me at the climbing gym, doing some bouldering and then working to deepen my Ashtonga practice. I'll usually follow it up with some quality friend time at our favorite bubble tea spot.

Saturday and Sundays is usually when I'm the most busy, and it can involve some quality time outdoors, checking out new bars, taking a random road trip, or having a game night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I listen to Ska like it was still the mid 90s.
You should message me if
you smiled at least once while reading my profile.

I'm generally looking for someone that matches my outlook in life (as we all are I guess). Someone that's willing to try new things and adventures, values their relationship (as my friends as easily the most important thing to me) and is emotionally and physically open.
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