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My self-summary
Newly updated for 2016! Enjoy!

I think I have a unique outlook on life in general. Most people on here say that they are "laid back", and I definitely roll with the punches myself. I consider myself independent, a bit nerdy, and honest to a fault.

I find inspiration and solace in my group of friends. I've always surrounded myself with unique and friendly people. But frankly I have enough friends and I'm definitely looking for someone special. She would probably be liberal, sociable, at least a little bit independent, and at least a bit feminine.

Am I a feminist? Yes! Not that I really think this is special, I don't know why anyone wouldn't be if I understand it correctly. However many of you ladies are apparently eager to know, so I'm just throwing it in here!
What I’m doing with my life
Just got a new job and I'm super excited! I'll be working in manufacturing as a supervisor/continuous improvement driver. This is right up my alley and I finally feel like I'm in a position to grow.

I recently became an uncle! It rocks so far, but really I can't wait for him to be old enough to interact with me. Then I can tell him things that are hilariously untrue, like that french fries come from sheep or something.
I’m really good at
Cooking. I'm pretty into it, but I try not to be an annoying foodie if I can.

Teasing you and being teased, perhaps for being a nerd.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told that my size is intimidating more than a few times. I'm not that tall, but I have broad shoulders, I guess. Other than that, I can be a little quiet, especially around people I don't really know. However I warm up quickly. I'm sure lots of dudes say that, but it's true.

Also, glasses, my male pattern baldness, and I have a deep voice that apparently is surprising to some people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Prince??!! WTF

Music is very important to me. I'll listen to just about all music (except modern country) but rock is my favorite: Led Zeppelin, the Who, Mastodon, Pearl Jam, Guns n' Roses, Pink Floyd, Primus, Fugazi, Clutch, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage, the Allman Brothers, the Rolling Stones, Phish and the Dead, to name a few. Really into Minus the Bear right now.

I also love the jazz station (88.5 fm). And the Current, of course.

Funniest show currently on television: Archer!!

Good food makes people happy. That is why I love to cook for people. Marla's Caribbean is my favorite restaurant in town!
Six things I could never do without
Excellent food, Minneapolis, seasons, rock and roll, my friends, and my crazy cat.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm going to cook next!

Also lately I've been thinking about match %. I disagree with the OKC algorithm on some of my high matches. I think it's trying too hard to find someone who is like me. I'd like to have some common interests of course, but opposites can attract too! So I really don't mind if you like "girly" things even if I don't.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually hanging with my people. I have the best group of friends, to whom I'm very loyal. I value that trait. When I go out I like low-key places with good beer and tunes.
You should message me if
If you like music
If you like to cook
If you're a bit nerdy like me
If you hang around awesome down-to-earth people, like I do
If you're happy about the beer situation in the Twin Cities
If you're a hopeless romantic, 'cause I am too

Those are just suggestions, certainly not requirements. Really, if you just want to meet a truly nice guy with a heart of gold. Don't be shy!
The two of us