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My self-summary
Oh, OKCupid. It’s been far too long, so I decided that a profile revision was in order. I suppose that the best place to begin is at the beginning: I’m Jeremy. Hello. No – the pleasure is mine, really. I’m 35 years old, and I live in Columbia, Missouri. It would appear that I’m in the unfortunate predicament of not knowing how to summarize myself apart from my name, age, and location. Perhaps that’s telling. Damn it.
What I’m doing with my life
I have never really been good at “life,” per se. I finally finished my MBA program. Yay, a master's degree!

After I got my fancy new degree, I earned myself a fancy new position at work So, for the last couple of years, I've been watching my hair turn white and my blood pressure spike.

But, hey. What can ya do?
I’m really good at
I hate complimenting myself, so I wouldn’t dare say that I’m really good at anything. I’m pretty good at rollerblading, lol (What's up, 1995?). But, I’m getting old, ya know. My creaky knees don’t like to skate like they used to! I’d say that I’m really good at listening… and kissing. Hah. Unfortunately, I don’t get the opportunity to do either of those things as regularly as I’d like!

I also think I’m pretty good at learning, never mind that it took me 53 years to graduate with a degree in nothing. Formal education notwithstanding, I consider myself to be a smart fella. Thanks, mom!

What else? Hmmm. I think I'm pretty good at just having fun. I try and not let things "get" to me, if you know what I'm sayin'. Every moment of every day contains some reason to smile... so why not smile? Why not laugh? Sure, there's a time to be serious... but come on, people - relax a little!
The first things people usually notice about me
You’d probably have to ask “people” what they first notice about me. The last survey I did of other peoples’ perceptions was years ago, so I’m sure that the results are no longer valid.

The first thing I notice about myself each morning would be the lines creeping in around my eyes. Damn you, aging. Each day I realize that I’m getting closer and closer to finally having to admit that I’m grown up. *sigh* Booooooo. Boo, I say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really think it’s hard to decide on a favorite book or a favorite movie, or even a favorite song or genre of music. I think art and entertainment are really reliant on my mood. Let’s face it, folks – I have more mood swings than a teenage girl. So, I’d have to say that I have too many favorites to list.

If I had to pick one book – you’ll laugh – but my favorite book of all time is The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It’s not that the content was spectacular, but it’s the first hardcover book that I ever purchased with my own money. I remember being so excited when I found out that there was a sequel, lol. It was amazing. I had just started high school and had never been a serious reader, but it started a phase of novel reading for which I am forever thankful.

My favorite movie, if I am forced to pick, would have to be The Silence of the Lambs. What an amazing story – which I had first read. I remember being fascinated by Anthony Hopkins, and the entire world that was captured on screen. Watching it back now, I’m not as affected; but it will always hold those memories – those initial impressions.

As for music – I like it all… country, rap, musicals, Disney, instrumental. Again, it all falls to my mood. As I type this, I’m listening to “Amanda” by Aisha Duo from the jazz album Quiet Songs. No words – just music. It’s kind of elevator music-y, but hey. Don’t you judge me, stranger!

Food. Oh, how I love food. I’m trying to move away from my fried food love and move toward a healthier diet, but it’s so hard! The only style of food I really don’t like is Mexican, though I can work it out if necessary. I love spicy food, so I’m not really sure why Mexican doesn’t do anything for me. *shrug* It happens, I suppose.
The six things I could never do without
Every time I rewrite this list, I always put a computer. But my computer broke a while back, and it took Best Buy a zillion years to get it back to me. I learned that I *can* live without a computer, though it drove me crazy. So, it gets an honorable mention!
Picking six things, I’d say:

1. Music – it’s a connection to who I am. I loves it.
2. Wind – Wind makes me feel alive.
3. Conversation – I need the interaction of other people to survive. I’d die on a deserted island!
4. Ice water - Mmmmm.
5. Moonlight – Much like the wind, there’s something about the moon that makes me feel ok inside.
6. Toothpaste – Yep.

I’m not including my friends or family in this list, as they are not “things.” They are, of course, the most important part of my life, and they would be mad if I started listing them out on some internet dating site!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Honestly (and I’ll feel lame later for typing this), I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about my future. My future, meaning romantically… life-ly. Like – thinking about how I’m really ready to settle down and be happy.

I know a lot of people who read this are looking for something casual, and I truly, honestly wish you the best of luck and all of the happiness in the world. But that is not what I want. I’m ready to love and to be loved…

See, I already feel lame!
On a typical Friday night I am
What’s a “typical” Friday night, eh? On most Friday nights, I am either at a movie, at “the” bar, or at home wondering why I’m at home. I don’t really like to go out, but until I have a reason to stay home, I tend to spend my weekends socializing with the common folk over a beer or two. I long for the day where I have someone to keep me company on my couch – that would be Heavenly. lol

I’m not going to lie though. Last Friday night, I sat home and watched like 11 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Yep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like the taste of my own blood. O_o
You should message me if
If you made it all the way to the bottom of this profile and you are still CONSIDERING messaging me, then I think you might as well.

Even if I hate you, you'll at least have done something entertaining for me :) Just kidding… mostly.