followurbliss35
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My self-summary
My name is Steve. I'm a racer, adventurer, (bad) writer, history buff, thrill seeker, nomad, Night Vale native, introvert, dinosaur wrangler, and often rather silly. I travel the country competing in rally and desert races and have visited every state that doesn't require a plane, boat, or passport.

When not strapped into a tin can hurtling through deserts and forests at irrational velocities I like to hike, bike, kayak, geocache, and camp whenever possible. I have a love/hate relationship with running (currently steering back towards love) and am a big fan of obstacle races (Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, etc). I am an outdoor cat and love exploring new trails and new areas.

Travel and road trips are a staple, I have a map of interesting sights, attractions, and parks throughout the northeast that I've yet to visit, and when I have a free weekend I like to go and knock one or two out.

I think meteor showers are an amazing gift and always make sure I'm out in "stargazing territory" for the big ones (Persieds this month!).

I'm an avid reader and go through books like a seven year old through Halloween candy. I love music and couldn't imagine a world without it. I listen primarily to rock, but my playlist includes something from virtually every genre (with a steadily increasing quantity of orchestral pieces making their way onto my playlist). I sing in the car when I'm alone, loudly. My pet dinosaur Bacon (who somehow has become a bit of a Facebook celebrity) can attest to this. He isn't a fan.
What I’m doing with my life
In short, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_51JVOg1uo

Traveling the country in the name of adventure and speed. Hitting as many state and national parks as I can (while that's still a thing). Stumbling across unexpected waterfalls and jaw dropping scenery. Making an attempt at hiking in every state. Writing stories for and conspiring to slowly take over a major journalism website.
I’m really good at
Tripping over flat surfaces. Seriously. It happens more than you could ever imagine.

I am also good at being silly and making people laugh, according to outside opinion.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly, I don't know. My hair? My height? My enthusiasm? Ot perhaps the little red stuffed dinosaur in my pocket (yes, there's a story there). I'm sure it varies from person to person.

On second thought, my money's on the dinosaur.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books are love. Big Sherlock Holmes fan, both in book and BBC TV series form. I also have a habit of re-watching Firefly regularly, and Futurama, Scrubs, and Psych more or less annually.

John Oliver is my boy, as is Trevor Noah.

Choosing a favorite movie is impossible. That being said, stop motion animation will always have a special place in my heart, and for that reason I can never understate my love for the beauty and detail in every film Laika Studios puts out.

I listen to everything from Rage Against the Machine to Apocalyptica to Deltron to Two Steps From Hell to 2Cellos to Chopin.

Food is awesome. Let's just leave it at that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Just how many states and countries I can manage to visit in a year
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, in the shop tinkering, at home reading, or on the road headed to parts unknown.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate pretty much every photo of me. I also hate posing for photos, and absolutely refuse to selfie. If not for event photographers and sneaky friends I'm pretty sure no one would know what I look like.

My family owns a funeral home. For all practical purposes I grew up in it. I've worked in it in one capacity or another for over a decade. Some people seem to find this life strange. What I find strange is imagining my world without it.

I have Asperger's, a form of High Functioning Autism. Which (arguably) puts me in the same room as Einstein, Van Gogh, Goethe, Asimov, and eight U.S. presidents. Oh, and Elvis.

...at least conversation in the Asperger's room is bound to be interesting.
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