I'm Derek. I live in Springfield and work at a local college.
I'm just a shy, awkward guy that has trouble getting out of my comfort zone.
I'm happy to share more when we meet.
I spend my free time cooking, watching sports, reading, and go for a hike or bike ride often.
I dream of world travel. I first want to travel to Peru to visit Cusco and Macchu Picchu. Then a tour of Europe.
I think I'm a bad singer, bad driver, and a bad dancer.
Movies: My two favorites are Amelie and Stranger than Fiction. Other movies I think are outstanding: American Beauty, Clerks, Dirty Pretty Things, Hotel Rwanda, Million Dollar Baby, Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Spirited Away, Slumdog Millionaire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Juno, Precious, Ratatouille, Rent, Taxi Driver, The Hangover, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Music: I don't listen to music a whole lot. But in my small CD collection, you will find Johnny Cash, U2, Tupac, Beethoven, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Nickel Creek, and some Broadway musicals.
Food: I like to eat. Leg of lamb is a favorite. I wish I had discovered bibimbap earlier in my life. I enjoy a good piece of fish. I don't care for McDonalds.
TV: I enjoy watching Doctor Who and soccer. I also enjoy watching Food Network, the Travel Channel, The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Top Gear and The Office.
Sports: Soccer, Rugby, Football, Basketball, the Olympics, Baseball, Hockey, Tennis. I don't care for Nascar.
When will I get to travel to Europe? How could I live there?
What does a co-worker really think about me?
Why does it seem that those who have it all aren't the least bit grateful for what they have?
Why do Americans get to have so much and Africa has so little?
Who is winning the game that I am not getting to watch tonight while I work?
What will I make for dinner?
On Saturday night I watch Doctor Who, current and original series.
I have a steel rod in my left leg.
I have a tattoo on each arm.
I think glasses are sexy.
Those aren't very private, I suppose. I won't hold much back in person, but don't think it's wise to disclose too much here.