46Manitowoc, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a guy who loves to laugh, and I realize it's more fun to laugh with somebody else. (laughing by yourself makes 'em up the voltage.) I suppose we can start with the basics. I’m divorced, and have two children. Of course I have baggage from my past, (Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is selling something) but it's MY baggage. 'Nuff said? Oh yeah, I'm short and I smoke. One I can't change, and the other I'm not changing anytime soon.
My mother was in the army (yes, she wore combat boots) and, like clockwork, my family moved every four years. I grew up in small towns all over the country, and still have to fight the urge to be someplace else every so often.
I served four years in the navy. Two years studying Russian and Farsi, (Iranian if you didn’t know) and two at sea. I can still swear in Russian, but my conversational skills are limited. The Farsi hasn’t fared much better. It’s almost impossible to find someone to practice it with. After that, I came to Wisconsin and settled into what most people consider a life.
A few years ago, I lucked into the best job in the world; I get paid to play with other peoples toys. I install electronics on sail and power boats as well as rigging sailboats. I never have to do the same thing twice, and get to meet some of the most interesting people. Honestly, there's nothing better than working on the water. Unless, of course, it's playing in the water.
The kids both like to laugh too. I have an eleven year old boy with a gentle giggle, and a nine year old girl who cackles like a James Bond villain. "No, mr. Dad, I expect you you to cave! Mwah ha ha ha!" She has also convinced me that everything that I hate about women is genetic, and not learned. It’s kind of obvious that they’re both adopted. I worked too hard to get them in the first place, so they come first. Even before me.
When I can, I paint. I use it as a type of therapy, and for some odd reason people like it. At times it's abstract, (swirled paint and anything I can get to stick) other times, it's just an odd idea or feeling that needs to get out.

I am Doobie, Doobie, and Doo
What I’m doing with my life
Spending a ridiculous amount of time with my kids, and working. Both of which I love to do.
Recently, I started playing the ukulele. It has become something of an obsession.
I’m really good at
Making awkward comments at the worst possible time.
Baking (cheesecakes, mostly.)
Riding my bike at excessive speeds
Making sushi
Eating sushi
Doctor Evil impressions
The first things people usually notice about me
Is that they don't notice me.
No, really. I'm one of those people who seems to fail to get attention. A person can look around a room twice, and it's like their eyes just slide past me.
I'm not complaining, far from it. A gift like that would be great if my first career choice as a ninja had worked out. heheh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy science fiction and fantasy, but I'll read just about anything. (even read the twilight series, but was soo ashamed of myself afterwords.)
My inner geek demands a steady diet of space and superhero movies, but I do like a good dark comedy. I don't watch horror, at least, not by myself. My son has developed a taste for Anime, so I'm reacquainting myself with a lot of stuff I haven't seen in years. My personal favorites (for now, at least) are Mirrormask, A Neal Gaiman film, Serenity, (but anything by Joss Whedon is good) and Dogma. (but, again, I really enjoy anything by Kevin Smith)
Anything is fair game as far as music is concerned, with a couple of glaring exceptions. I don't like country or hip-hop. I won't say that I never listen to them, I just tend to prefer music written as music and not as a way to make money. I suppose that would explain my aversion to American Idol. However, if you mix the two together (like The Gourds version of Gin and Juice) I'll giggle hysterically. I'm currently on a Decemberists and Nina Simone kick, but give me a week, and I'll be fixated on something else. Pandora radio has broadened my musical horizons considerably.
Food can be an adventure. I've never been able to say no to something new, or to try it a second time if the first wasn't that great.
Six things I could never do without
My children are a part of who I am, so they don't count as far as this list goes.
My phone
Good coffee
A sketchbook (and the pencils)
A journal (with the fountain pen. Seriously, it's the only way to write.)
A backpack with a change of clothes. (you never know what can happen)
A ukulele
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I can't get my pinky to hit the orange key in guitar hero? Could I attach rockets to my rollerblades, and if successful, how do I stop? If I don't believe in God, will that affect my dog's chance of being in heaven? Sure, Batman can beat up Superman, but Green Lantern could kick both their butts. Why is it the only thing ever designed with a left handed advantage is the tollbooth? Cartoons these days are nowhere near as cool as the ones I had as a kid, but the video games are soo much better.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at home with my kids, or grabbing a bite and a beer with a friend or two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once told that I looked good in tights. (SCA event. It happens.)
I have worn fishnets (if you haven't been to a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, dont ask.)
I have a weakness for swedish fish. You know, the red, chewy, fish shaped candy. It's been a problem since i was a kid. My son just realized that I always have some in the house. I fear for his teeth.
You should message me if
You like an offbeat sense of humor, coupled with an equally offbeat sense of fashion, and a keen ability to mock anyone. (especially myself. Okay, myself first, then anyone's fair game.)
The two of us