40St. Louis, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up in the 'burbs and later on a farm. Hiking and biking in our woods started a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors. Fun fact: I learned how to drive on a tractor. I went away for college and then returned to St. Louis. I love what the city has to offer: museums, dining, parks, and rooftop bars to name a few.

Just like my “dual citizenship” of country and city, I’m a study in contrasts in many other ways. I have a Fine Arts degree but mostly program for a living. I can be a homebody but I love checking out new restaurants. Foodie with me? Travel is another passion of mine. I’m thinking Mexico. Or New Zealand. Or maybe Zion National Park. Likely all of the above.

I'm a nerd wrapped in fun witty banter and topped with sarcasm. I'm a teaser and an instigator, but it's all in good fun. I'm learning to cook and do handstands. Though not at the same time. My crab cakes are drool worthy and my chef’s torch is almost exclusively used to make s’mores. So should we meet, I'm sure we'll have plenty to discuss.

In an effort to dispel rumors to the contrary, gentlemen still exist. I will open the door for you. But I won't let you win at darts. Or bowling. Or billiards. Not that I'm particularly gifted at any of those. I just enjoy fun competition. And witty conversation. Just don't tell me what happens next on The Amerikans. I want to be surprised. But I do however want to hear your favorite goofy joke! (Not-so-secret sense of humor test…)

I'm looking for a real woman with personality. I want someone with whom I have shared interests but also has interests of her own. I'm looking for a woman who is loyal, giving, and adaptable. These are must haves. I'm looking for someone relationship worthy. It's a process. Quality, not quantity.

Interested? You know what to do!
What I’m doing with my life
Striving for balance and enlightenment. Travel. Travel. And more travel.
I’m really good at
Krav Maga, rock climbing, learning stuff, dodgeball, programming, design, drawing, converting oxygen to carbon dioxide. Oh, and thumb wrestling - you've been warned.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books & Such: Stephen King, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Essential Zen, Born to Run, Travel Guides (New York Times 36 Hours), Wired, Dwell, GQ, Esquire, and Wallpaper Magazines.

Websites: RadioLab.org, stlouispublicradio.org, Notcot.org, grooveshark.com, Gymnasticbodies.com.

Movies & TV: Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Inception, Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, The English Patient, the girl with the dragon tattoo series, Bourne Series, American Beauty, Cool Hand Luke, The King's Speech, The Sixth Sense, Donnie Darko, Memento, The Dark Knight, Unforgiven, Blazing Saddles, Moonrise Kingdom, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Louie, The Walking Dead, Game O' Thrones.

Music: I like all music except country. Seriously. (Though I suspect Johnny Cash is a gateway drug.) Sample: Sleigh Bells, Excision, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Chrispy, Led Zeppelin, Skrillex, Parliament, Funkadelic, Pantera, Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill, Far East Movement, Prodigy, The Crystal Method, B-Boy music in general, ZZ Top, B.B. King, Beastie Boys, Cake, Ludacris, Iron & Wine, Cumberland Gap, The Detroit Cobras, DJ Shadow, Eve, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, Lamb, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Nelly, local awesomeness Kim Massie, A Perfect Circle, Rage Against the Machine, Red and Meth, The Rolling Stones, Run DMC, Santana, MIA, SRV, T.I., Thievery Corporation, White Zombie/Rob Zombie. Just found Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

Food: Sushi! I love trying new and international foods with a preference for healthy and organic. Two words: Dark chocolate. Oops. Japanese BBQ and good ol' 'Merican BBQ.
Six things I could never do without
1) My friends & family
2) a sense of humor
3) adventure
4) exercise
5) the internet
6) art (and I think anything at its highest form is art)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Architecture, sculpture, art in general. How to better balance myself. Like during hand stands. Especially one arm handstands. What to see while I'm exploring someplace new. Where to travel to next. I think a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Those documents are sealed. Should you somehow manage to earn the requisite security clearance, ask me about "The Roller Blading Incident at Forest Park". Fun shall be had. At my expense.
You should message me if
You seek a tag team bear wrestling partner. I'll hit 'em high, you hit 'em low.
The two of us