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My self-summary
I've led a pretty eventful life. I have tons of funny, scary, incredible, and boring stories, and I'm barely halfway to 50!

My life has been full of travel and more diverse experiences than most people I run into, so it is with varying degrees of perspicacity that I associate and/or identify with a vast assortment of cultures, subcultures, and thought groups. All of this has left me exceptionally open-minded, while cementing within me an optimistic brand of circumspection. I can 'chameleon' alarmingly well, blending in with nearly any societal group, which is a blessing and a curse. I can get along with anyone, but I can lose track of my own identity if I'm not careful.

I'm one of the most intensely emotional, caring people you'll ever meet, but that doesn't necessarily manifest itself immediately. I'm a very engaging, respectful person, and I love stimulating, intellectual conversations. I don't shy away from debate but I don't take things personally. You really gotta work to offend me, and I'm not capable of doing or saying anything thought-lessly.

I think a LOT, and I don't discriminate in any sense. New ideas, people, food, and places all fascinate me. I love to empathize. I haven't met many guys who are as sensitive as I am, and I mean that in a good way. Despite maintaining an objective and analytical stance toward most things in life, I have a distinct soft side. Thus, I'm a sucker for kids, baby animals, and crying people.

I'm fascinated by type and temperament indicators, and if you initiate a conversation about the MBTI, you will have my full and rapt attention. If you please, I'm an ENTP, though I'm not nearly as aggressive or aloof as the prototype. In fact, if you read an ESTP description and add a heavy dose of intuition, that's basically me to a tee. (If you're fluent in MBTI and you happen to be an ISFP, please please please write me and mention type duality. It's a subject of particular interest to me, but I've yet to find a willing and similarly interested conversant. Sad face.)

Goodness, there are so many I's in the preceding paragraphs. This shit reeks of navel-gazing. I'm prone to that, though, in the everlasting pursuit of greater self-awareness. It's not all peachy keen. I can be patient to my own detriment, and I don't very well handle incompetence of any kind. I can be inordinately lazy and irresponsible. I'm pretty sure I'm ADD, though I have yet to be clinically diagnosed. Combine that with my personality, and you get someone who could probably accomplish anything to which he puts his mind, but who either can't stop thinking about it long enough to give it some legs, or is just too lazy or distracted to pursue it.

When it comes down to it, though, I'm a massive bullshitter who loves to joke around and wring every last bit of fun and laughter out of any situation. There's not a joke I don't find funny, no matter how inappropriate, and that makes me feel bad and good at the same time. I have a pretty unique brand of humor, but it tends to get laughs, so I guess it works for me. In most social situations, I'm extremely light-hearted and easy-going, almost to the point of appearing shallow. But I run extremely deep, and I'm prone to crippling bouts of unexplained empathy.

I'm invigorated by banter and repartee, and if I could get paid to debate and discuss philosophy, psychology, economics, theory, or anything abstract and complex, I'd be an incredibly rich person. I'm constantly on the lookout for fascinating people, and my current social life is a bit detached, so I thought I'd see if anything comes of this. It seems that many of the ladies (girls? Women? Which is the preferred nomenclature for females in their 20's and 30's?) I find engaging and interesting are already taken, so if you think you fit the bill and you like what you see/read, hit me up! Not much can make me swoon quite like a girl who really knows her way around the English language.

If I've checked out your profile more than once, it probably means I've read everything you've written and I'd enjoy talking to you; so if I haven't messaged you, I'm probably just feeling shy. Don't hesitate to say "What's up, creepy person?!" :)
What I’m doing with my life
I made it through five years pursuing a business degree from a private university in eastern WA while working full-time; but alas, funding has betrayed me, and I've found myself back on the west side weighing some options. I was working as a live-in caregiver for a 53-year-old quadriplegic man for a couple months before he inexplicably let me go with no explanation. So here I am.

I'm into the Seahawks to a ridiculous degree and have two off-and-on sports blogging "jobs" covering them. If you're a football or baseball fan, and you like watching and/or attending games, please abuse the Message button.

I like to keep pretty active. I play USSSA softball recreationally (pitcher, what what!) and I love to golf when I can afford it. I ski pretty well (though I can't waterski to save my life), and I love to hike, camp, and backpack. I spent the majority of my formative years outside in the woods, and I'm as comfortable and at home in the subalpine boonies as I am in the heart of a big city.

More recently I haven't had the time or means to spend as much time in the wilderness, but when I have the time and the means, I hope to enjoy escaping to the Mt. Rainier National Forest with vigorous regularity.
I’m really good at
People-watching, abstract analysis, idea generation and summation, music appreciation, lying awake at night because my brain won't shut off, linguistics, poker, perfecting processes, turning in homework late, driving, complimenting others, orally synthesizing complex concepts, forgetting to shave my face, logical reasoning, beer pong, empathizing, parenthetical thoughts, selling, starting projects, eating, cracking risqué jokes, texting and driving, hopelessly romanticizing, finding just the right word, contemplating implications, falling asleep when my feet are tickled, indecision, critiquing movies, cleaning, inferring, singing, outrunning sprinklers, patience, Pandora, thin-slicing, sunburning, making people laugh cuz I'm laughing, syllogizing, typing 90 wpm, rocking a sick Jew 'fro, adapting to any situation, compartmentalizing, flirting, ironic condescension, overusing emoticons, rapping, [list in progress]
The first things people usually notice about me
I actually really wonder what the answer to this is. This could be a good icebreaker if you want to chat with me- tell me what stands out about me! My guesses are my curly hair, height, facial hair, butt (I've been told mine is fairly notable for a guy), or lost-in-thought stare.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hah that's funny, they suggested I list my favourite movies, music, TV shows, and food. Imagine how long that'd actually take! Wait - that wasn't a joke? Oh fuck me. Well, I like any action thriller drama comedy movie. I prefer intellectually stimulating and emotionally conflicting films. I cried at the end of Silver Linings Playbook, and I'm not ashamed of it.

I tend to watch more serious/darker TV shows. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, 24, Lost, The Following, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, Homeland, Sherlock Holmes, Heroes, Spartacus, etc. For a change of pace, I also enjoy Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, and New Girl. My most recent 'can't-stop-watching-them' shows were Psych, Archer, and Orange is the New Black. I've been realizing that if a girl likes Archer, she and I will probably get along really well. Maybe I should use that as a litmus test...

As far as music is concerned, I will literally listen to some of ANYTHING. I have like 75 different Pandora stations that I frequent. Rock, rap, metal, orchestral, big band, hip-hop, opera, Christian, country, oldies, classic rock, blues, piano, jazz, flamenco, and on and on and on.
Six things I could never do without
My iPhone
Seattle sports (Seahawks & Mariners)
Stimulating conversation
Women (honestly, duh)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My own thought processes, and how they relate to others' perceptive/processing functions. The Seahawks and Mariners. The answer to "why." Which of my myriad passions I want to turn into a career. How to improve my own interactions with other people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Making plans to do something other than sit at home and abuse the "Next Episode" button on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I recently realized that I'm a synesthete, in a sense (pun!). But the way it manifests for me is kinda weird and sounds bizarre, so I usually avoid freely telling people about it. Ask me if you're interested! <--ice-breaker?
You should message me if
You want to have inspiring and open conversation with someone who loves life. I'm super chill. But I'm also totally energetic and love people, so I'm down for just about anything. I love to talk, so hit me up! :)

I'm somewhat skeptical that I'll meet my dream girl here, but just in case she happens to stroll by, I'll hold up a mirror so she can see herself. In literally no particular order of preference:

Cute, sensitive, linguistic, outgoing, athletic, creative, clever, intense, carefree, passionate, supportive, uninhibited, emotional, realistic, witty, Seahawks fan, sense of direction, wild side, devoted, risque, boisterous, cuddler, classy, hilarious, thick-skinned, delicate, sincere, bootay, effervescent, cultured, uncouth, intuitive, ambitious, flexible, spontaneous, attractive, spiritual, nurturing, feisty, maternal, glasses, independent, reliant, fashionable, diverse, willing to read to this point.

If you can check off all of those, and I don't check off everything on your list of wants/needs, please let me know where I am lacking and I will remedy those deficiencies in a damn hurry, cuz lawdy you an angel! :)
The two of us