35Dallas, United States
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My self-summary
Quick note: I'm done with the short term flings, and I'm looking for someone with potential. Please continue reading accordingly.

I've lived in Texas my whole life, but I like to travel. I love to snowboard and make sure to hit the slopes at least once or twice a season.
I like college football (Hook 'em!) but apart from that, I'd rather be playing sports than watching them. I like running, and I play Ultimate Frisbee with friends or with Dallas Ultimate Association. Really, if the weather is nice, I prefer to be out of the house rather than in it, and since my job requires me to be at a desk all day, I try to spend a couple of Saturdays a month volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
I also have the most awesome dog in the world (you may think yours is better, but no, mine is). She's a mutt and she only has one emotion - happy - so she suits me very well. It's probably because she's not smart enough to have any other emotions, but she gets along great with people and dogs so she's an excellent companion!
I feel like I'm a pretty laid back guy. My job is fairly demanding and hectic, and I really thrive in that environment, but I try to leave as much of that as possible at the office. So when I can, I prefer low-stress, fairly casual affairs - I prefer bars to clubs, and good music and good conversation to movies or television, though I can appreciate these last two from time to time.
I'm also thinking about getting involved in community theater around the area - I was in a few plays in high school and college, but I haven't done anything in a couple of years and I'm starting to miss it.
Oh and board games - love 'em. Lots of fun, good way to spend time with friends, and I'm always on the lookout for new ones.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a start-up financial services firm in Dallas. It's really challenging, interesting stuff, and I enjoy it more and more every week.

Also, I spend a lot of time at the dog park or out at the playing whatever games I can get my hands on (well, either board games or sports). I like meeting people, getting to know them, and basically figuring out a way to have a good time.
I’m really good at
telling stories at parties and gatherings that people seem to enjoy. I wouldn't say I'm the life of the party, but things are always quieter if I'm not around.
I feel like I empathize well with other people - which is certainly not to say that I'm perfect, but I really do try to go out of my way to understand where people are coming from.
The first things people usually notice about me
I talk a lot. I also really enjoy discussing, and often debating, just about anything and everything with whoever is around, so my willingness to discuss politics/religion/social psychology/etc. usually stands out to people since those are sometimes considered taboo subjects for a lot of people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I feel like these lists could become quite exhaustive, so I tried to be brief. Just know that in each case it's brief overview.

Books - Ender's Game, Harry Potter, Hunger Games American/world history books and biographies, books on physics and astronomy (at least, the ones that are understandable to a novice)

Movies - Star Wars, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller, 12 Angry Men, 10 Things I Hate About You, Empire Records, Little Miss Sunshine, Contact, Snatch, Donnie Darko, A Knight's Tail, Wall-E, Up, The Big Lebowski.... I'm all over the board. I like just about everything, if I can be convinced to sit still and watch. Only thing I don't care for is mindless action films. Die Hard = great! Olympus Has Fallen = I'd rather be shot instead.

TV - I am a great re-watcher of shows I like so a lot of these are somewhat old. Scrubs, Archer, Futurama, Ugly Americans, The Daily Show, How It's Made, Walking Dead, Cosmos, South Park, Modern Marvels, Dexter, Veronica Mars, The West Wing

Music - I could be hear listing bands forever. In brief, mostly rock, especially classic rock (Hendrix, Beatles, Stones), with a lot of 90's alternative and modern indie rock as well. My favorite band is Anberlin, and if you know who they are - bonus points. Also some rap, 60's era rhythm-and-blues along with some Motown, a very limited selection of country (read: Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney), a smattering of techno, probably some other things as well.

Food - Just about everything, except fish - I particularly like spicy food, notably Thai
Six things I could never do without
This section seems so cliche so I'm repurposing it - so instead I present Six Things I Have/Need That Might Help Define Me

A problem to wrap my head around
The dream of some day going to space
An ipod to provide a personal soundtrack
My leash so I can take my dog everywhere
A pair of jeans I don't mind getting dirty
A best friend to share random thoughts and experiences with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, financial software, the stars (in the sky, not on the big screen), whether I could be that random stranger in a trivia contest, whether I could beat YOU in a trivia contest, why don't more people like trivia contests
On a typical Friday night I am
I usually go out with friends or am resting up before Habitat the following morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love thunderstorms - the sounds, the lightning, the smell, everything.
You should message me if
You think we have something in common and you have something interesting to say.
The two of us