burke001
31 Renton, United States
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My self-summary
Before you talk to me, I should warn you: I am a little strange . . .

Summarizing myself feels trite and a bit shallow. I'm more than just a paragraph on a page. To truly know someone is the real challenge and cannot be accomplished through a "self summary". Well, OKCupid, I deny your rubric for self description. I defy your logic, reject your reality and substitute it with my own.

That is, to say, it is challenging to sum myself up. I have various interests that range from the mundane to flights of fancy. I'm something of a renaissance man, as I will study anything that catches my interest.

Scientist, dreamer, artist, musician, hopeless romantic, all are terms that have been used to describe me. I suppose that's one place to start.

Some say they seek a partner in crime. I think big. I'm looking for applicants to join my Guild of Calamitous Intent.

I logged back in today for the first time in forever.

Funny thing, I picked up a new hobby recently, making my own wine. Well, specifically I'm making mead, Scandinavian honey wine, getting back to my Norse roots and whatnot. The first batch is okay. It needs to age a bit more to mellow out.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in aviation, manufacturing engineering. It can be a bit exciting at times.
I’m really good at
I'm a good listener.
Once upon a time I was a good musician and wish I had a group to play with again.
Good painter.
Good with my hands.
Good at planning things out when it's go time.
Cooking, not nearly as good as my chef friend, but I can hold my own.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fact that I am a larger than average gentleman, then my hair.

Often people say I look familiar. I swear, I just have one of those faces . . . I think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wheel of Time, Ender's Game, Lord of the Rings
Movies: The Fifth Element, Serenity, Dogma, Snatch, Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Shows: Doctor Who, Firefly, Weeds, Robot Chicken, Metalocalypse, Venture Brothers, Sherlock, Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones, anything with a decent plot
Music: I like me some metal and rock, Iron Maiden, Nightwish, Halestorm, Protomen, Sound Garden, I could go on, but you get the idea.
The six things I could never do without
A paint brush
A tooth brush
A cup of tea
A good book
My right to party (I'd very well fight for it)
My license to chill
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of the universe, but seriously, I'm usually thinking about my hobby while I'm at work, family and friends when I'm doing hobby stuff, sleeping when I'm with family and friends, and work when I'm sleeping. Well, kinda, but not quite, it's weird. My mind changes channels every few seconds, what were we talking about?

Lately I've been contemplating the merits of being a super scientist over a costumed villain. I mean, really, the super scientist adventures around and such, but the costumed villain gets a snazzy outfit and henchmen, not to mention the ever essential death ray.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chillin' with my friends. Possibly cheeky shenanigans.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I unconsciously grind my teeth when I'm nervous, stressed, or focused on something, probably in my sleep as well.
You should message me if
You want to know more, obviously. If you don't, why bother? Message me if you want to meet someone unique and interesting, because I am told I fit bill.
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