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My self-summary
I'm an optimist with a heavy sarcastic side ... which MAY on occasion sound pessimistic ... but for those with half a brain (hopefully more than half) and decent sense of humor and/or wit, you'll see it for the GENIUS it is! ;)

Ah, yes, genius ...

Even though I am one of the few quasi-native Atlantans, I am still finding that there are aspects of this city I don't know about or that have changed since I was last out on the town. I am an "inside the perimeter" kinda guy that loves driving fast through rural Georgia (and ITP) to see what's around the bend ... comfortable at art gallery openings, fund raisers, grass roots performance art events, local pub/club or just hanging out watching movies. I'm also a tinkerer - happy to have my hands deep into something trying to "fix" it - or break what "ain't broke."

I think variety is good and tolerance IS even better. I don't expect you, or anyone, to like everything I like, but I think compatible people should enjoy spending time with each other without loathing "X" that the other person likes/to do. (As long as it's not Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance ... give me a stage of cute female redheads any day, but lord o' mighty!! make his tiny legs stop flailing around!!)

Overall I think I am fairly low maintenance - easy going, yet up for some good mischief with the right person. If you forced me to take a test, you'd find at least I'm an INFP. (Although history says I don't mix well with ESTJs.) And if you forced me to go out on the town night after night after night after night, I'd probably be tired, but would have had a blast! Dancing, drinking, people watching, live music, anything a bit off-beat always seems interesting - and 83+% of the time is! But I'm also good just staying in.

If there were a choice, I'd take the mountains over the beach ... a river over the ocean, photorealism over impressionism, tex-mex over italian or sushi, intellectual banter over thoughtless dribble, and keylime pie over anything!
What I’m doing with my life
raising my kids, pondering the next great idea, tinkering with my tiny backyard tilapia farm ... work sleep work sleep ... Pandora ...
I’m really good at
A little bit of everything. In a good light I'd say I'm a jack of all trades - master of some.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I look younger than I am
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Alasdair Gray's Lanark (did you read it?), also JD Salinger, John Gardner, John Irving, Stephen Donaldson, Alan Lightman (Einstein's Dreams) ... but I am a few years past my infatuation with Anne Rice - (although I still have most of her books signed and in hardback).

Movies: just about all sci-fi, Star Wars, Brazil, LordOTRings, Pan's Labyrinth, Pi, Empire of the Sun, Back to the Future, Primer, Princess Bride, Bladerunner, Hangover ... documentaries, Pixar, epics, comedy, romcom, etc

TV: How I Met Your Mother, HDTV, TLC

Shows: The last concert (true concert) was Phantogram. Before that, Cracker and Dean & Britta. I do like live comedy shows - improv - but always open for something unique and creative. A while ago I used to go to just about every art gallery opening/show in town ... theses days I'm not sure even when they are happening ... if any! (HELP!)

Music: Been listening a lately to Metric, Phantogram, XTC, BEP, Beatles, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Pixies, Postal Service, Cracker, Cat Power, Camper Van Beethoven, Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Smiths. Can't leave out Interpol, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Bran Van 3000 and Replacements, etc. And then who doesn't love Barenaked Ladies!!??! ;) Bunches of 60's, 70s, 80s classics ... Rock-a-billy, etc ...

Food: good tex-mex does the body good (Elmyr burrito ... yum), pizza, thai, sushi, etc ... although when I'm out I eat mostly pescetarian
Six things I could never do without
my kids
spell check
yummy tex-mex burrito
memory - it is what we all are

Six classic toys: slinky, fisher price little people, legos, play-doh, Mr. Potato, Magic 8 ball.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a) my kids
b) why some people try and mask how mean and unpleasant they truly are by claiming they are just being "authentic"
c) how crazy of a site this is and how people seem to have wacky expectations for everyone else, yet don't seem capable of holding a coherent conversation of their own
d) how to take over the world
e) why do most of the women on here love sports?!?
f) that old painting I never finished
g) the people I am more an "enemy" with on here than a "match." (Why can't we all just get along?)
h) Steampunk
i) is there some science, scifi, tech, makers, weird/alternative convention/show coming up that would be interesting to attend
j) adding onto my geneology research
k) that project involving optics, that new food idea, some business idea, an alternative social media idea, testing out that business idea, that new vehicle thingy, my iphone invention, aquaponics, the other food thingy ... putting together that book, etc, etc, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
dinner at home ... (planning mischief for Saturday night?!?!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
How about the fact I've never had a cup of coffee? (TRUE STORY) Or that I'm one of the few guys that does care much at all for watching sports?? (I know, it's a jaw dropping statement.)

Oh, and I generally dislike people who use the word "authentic" ("You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.")
You should message me if
-you can teach me to weld
- you have read any of my responses and their commentary
-curious about something I wrote
-find anything interesting ... or disturbing?
-know the UPCOMING winning powerball numbers
-you saw I visited your profile, but didn't write (sorry, I was just about to!)
-you just feel like rambling to a complete stranger
- you have some insight on the latest art show or creative event in Atlanta (or nearby) ... and just felt like sharing.
- you are artistic and care to show off your latest creation to someone new (I would love to see something inspiring)
The two of us