***Currently living in southern Birmingham, getting some things with regard to life together. I promise, I still have it all together - just trying to re-purpose some things in life and get back on the right track.***
- I was born in June (making me a Cancer, but seriously, I don't care) and I grew up in the same house for 18 years in a small town in Virginia. I wanted to get away from it and make my own life and do my own things, so I moved to Norman, OK for college. After that, I moved to Utah for work, got transferred to The Woodlands, TX for a while until I decided that I wanted to get back to Oklahoma. It's been a fantastic decision, both personally and professionally. I worked for the company that got me back to OKC for about a year and then switched to a larger company, but due to the dramatic swing in the industry, I'm currently job searching. Fortunately, they took care of us and I'm still getting paid, and I've saved well, so I'm staying positive.
- It took me a while to learn how much my friends and family mean to me. In college, I was a bit of an asshole, mainly because I was there "looking out for me and mine" more so than taking the time to develop and engage in relationships and friendships. I think the move to Utah really helped me understand the importance and the joy that can come from maintaining and growing and developing them. That being said, I work with a few great friends and live close to many, many more, and talk to my Mom and my sister daily. They're the two ladies that have always been there for me, with Mom always been there through HS and college, and I feel like my sister and I get closer every day. I talk to Pa every now and then, but that story is a whole different barrel of monkeys.
- One of the things that helped me grow up a considerable amount after college was doing some personality profiling. We did an assessment called "Spectrum Temperament Development," which is a method for helping people better understand themselves and others. I'm a 9-scale extrovert, 1-scale introvert, and my spectrum is a green-orange blend, with gold and blue towards the other end. It's very similar to MBTI, which I took about a year ago with a different organization. I'm an ENTP, which is described as such: "Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another."
- From what I gather, I'm half German (paternal) and half Celtic (maternal). It hasn't been such a bad mix so far. I've got the English language down, and I'd like to pick up German and visit sometime in the near future - Rosetta Stone and I battle all the time.
- There's this little school in Norman, OK called the University of Oklahoma from which I graduated. It took me 4 years to graduate with a BS in Petroleum Engineering, and minoring in Geology and Economics. I guess I liked to stay busy, hence the two minors. I haven't gotten any public licenses yet, but I am in the process of applying for my MBA from Auburn and possibly apply to be a PE, or professional engineer, later down the road.
- I'm probably one of the biggest college football fanatics that you'll ever meet. Actually, I'm a complete sports nut. I'll just leave it as that. The Oklahoma Sooners are my collegiate team, but I have family that went to Auburn, and I attend a game or two a year. It's a pretty great "family" to be involved with. However, I follow ALL college football - even the really shitty stuff in the MAC and PAC 12. As for other sports, my dad's family grew up in NYC, so I'm a born and raised New York Yankees fan. Yeah, I know you're making a face at me. But I also grew up a huge Don Mattingly fan, my favorite Yankee who didn't get a ring. So, there, judge me more. Living in OKC the last few years I've developed a devout following for the Oklahoma City Thunder, another great "family" to be involved with. Games at The Thunderdome are ones that I live for. I don't have an NFL team, but I like watching the players that I watch in college and like to see them excel and succeed. I follow a few other things, from hockey to NASCAR to EPL to even cricket at times. I know, I'm weird, but it's a passion.
- I'm really non-judgmental. I don't see the point in it. I won't judge you because I don't want you to judge me, and even if you do, I'll still not judge. There's just no point in it. You can come to a determination of how someone is by nature, agree or disagree with it, but keep it to yourself, because I don't care if you hate black people or gays or rich white people or who the fuck ever. Be a decent human to everyone you meet, live the Golden Rule, and enjoy that you have fresh air in your lungs, a beating heart, and, if you're on here, THE FUCKING INTERNET. Your life is really, really awesome.
I'm a petroleum engineer that's currently on the job hunt. Fancy that shit, you'll find a ton of us out there these days. I'm looking, but for the right thing of course. Who knows where it will take me.
Video games. Yeah, I play video games. It's how I keep up with my best friend from home - he's VERY introverted so that's often my only method of interacting with him.
Listening to talk radio. Not your normal, NPR talk radio. I believe they refer to their style as "Treehouse."
Crossing things off of my Bucket List - semi-current list:
**Attend a home game at LSU at night - COMPLETED SEP 2013
*Attend a game in every major league stadium - current completion list - NYY, BAL, ATL, TEX, HOU, COL, STL
**Attend an Iron Bowl game - COMPLETED NOV 2013
Run a marathon
Shoot craps in Vegas with everyone space on the table occupied by friends/family
Drive a NASCAR
Rescue an animal at a no-kill shelter
Catch a batted ball at a professional baseball game
Build the ultimate man-cave room/garage
Spend Christmas on the beach
Get my MBA
Hold season tickets for OU football and Thunder basketball
**Storm-chase and see two tornadoes on the ground at the same time - COMPLETED APR 2011
*Visit all 50 states - current completion list - AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY (28/50)
Stressing during OU football games
Being loud and belligerent at sporting events
Sucking ass at cornhole, even though they're MY bags and boards
Having a southern accent when I want to
Having a non-regional accent when I want to
First Person Shooter video games
Being able to pull out individual instrument groups in one song to better understand why it sounds SO great or SO shit
Grammar and Usage
Using complete sentences when I text/chat (this is a list, suck me.)
Catch Phrase, especially with close friends
Scrabble/Word Games (Bring it - I don't mind being humbled at Words with Friends every now and then - ask for my ID to add)
Logical thinking in difficult situations
Seeing the big picture
Understanding the "tree in the forest" of said big picture
Telling stories about my past
That I'm 5'9". Sorry, gals. I know you want the prototypical "tall, dark, handsome" thing, but I don't have that working for me. Thanks, mom and dad. I'm working with what I was given.
My overall sense of humor. It's...different? I think it's either my intelligence or people's lack thereof that does me in at times.
I'll watch most action, adventure, and comedy. Horror movies do not particularly interest me.
I regularly enjoy Justified, Breaking Bad, Shameless, Family Guy, South Park, Archer, Top Gear, and a few other randoms.
I enjoy almost all music, especially if I can or have seen it performed live. Most recently I have been attending multi-day rock festivals, and that music has kind of ingrained itself in to my normal day to day preference. However, I'll listen to most anything - I've attending rap concerts at the 'Peake and love live music at the Wormy Dog. Music is pretty powerful and important to me. I feel like lyrics that I can emotionally connect with me are the most powerful. That's probably about as open with my emotions as I can be, through music. They express so much.
I've been living on my own since I graduated college, after spending 5 years living off-campus, away from the dining hall, so I've learned how to cook quite a few things in my day. I love Italian, Mexican, and the occasional sushi roll, but I rarely go out. I'd prefer to cook for myself - it tastes better most of the time, anyway.
Why does every mom on this site have to state that their kid "IS MY WORLD AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO AWAY"? NO SHIT, MA'AM. You made the choice to bring life in to this world, of course I expect you to put first priority on it. By doing so, you're actually doing right by the kid and society. But seriously, EVERY mom says that. Why? It's understood...
Why would you only put "If you want to know more ask me" in your about me section, and then leave most of the rest of your profile blank? You're going to get one of the following responses:
From the idiots: "Hey/sup/yo"
From the horny: "ur hot wanna meet/fuck/get together"
From the "witty": "i noticed *something from your picture* in your picture. i like *said something from your picture* too. wanna chat"
From the intellectuals: Something that will probably shut that person's mind down
From guys that "get it": Not shit. Not one thing. Guys that "get it" won't message that person, because they understand that people that put that little effort in to their profiles are either hoping to pass the looks test or are just lazy. And guys that "get it" don't want shallow or lazy individuals. We want people of substance, people with drive, people who give a damn about how they come off, regardless of how meaningless this site is. /endrant
That being said, depending on the season, I may be bumming around the house or throwing darts at the pub, or even traveling to college towns for football games (I live for college football season)
You value grammar and usage.
You don't accept "OK" and routinely strive to be extraordinary.
You'd like to know about my zombie plan.