justdrivin
32Bloomington, United States
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My self-summary
Basically, I'm pretty awesome. I've got a job I like, a cool dog, and a good sense of humor.
I talk a lot when given the chance and say stupid things, but sometimes I don't.
I guess I should probably be using Tinder nowdays but I just do not have the patience to start fresh with yet another damn social network.
What I’m doing with my life
Help desk manager at IU, among rather a lot of other duties. Hobby-wise I'm into powerlifting and I read a lot. Going back to school soon now that I'm settled because to get much farther along I'm going to need a degree of some kind. (also because tuition and training is free)
I’m really good at
I've developed a quick wit and wry sense of humor as a response to growing up extra awkward and plump. They've served me in good stead all of these years.
I love to lift weights and hate doing cardio, but I still do it because if I do it I can eat more food and not get fat(ter), and isn't that like half the reason to work out?
I like to cook and love all food, though I tend toward valuing quantity over quality and definitely do not picture myself at a fiddly molecular gastronomy place.
I read a lot and know a lot of fun (albeit useless) stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tough to say, beard probably. It varies depending on my patience in dealing with it from lumberjack to 5 o'clock shadow, but there's always something there.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books, oh man, I read a lot, here's the short list of more recent obsessions: Ursula K Le Guin is probably my favorite sci-fi/speculative fiction author ever, and I love her non-fiction articles and contributions as well. Everything by Kurt Vonnegut, but especially Cat's Cradle. All time favorites include: Hitchhiker's Trilogy, Lathe of Heaven, more or less the entirety of Terry Pratchett's works, Hey Nostradamus, Into Thin Air, Philip K Dick, Asimov, David Sedaris, Tatyana Tolstaya, anything pop science like The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt. Tons of stuff really, if you like reading we'll be pals.

Movies: #1a is The Manchurian Candidate (the original) because it freaking owns and #1b is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind because sometimes I'm a big man baby. Also I enjoy the non-director's cut version of Donnie Darko, pretty much any documentary, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and very few other musicals, any Monty Python, those sorts of things.

TV I don't watch too much, just never got in the habit beyond sports. I love Parks and Rec, Archer, Venture Brothers, Rick and Morty, and digging into old Simpsons episodes and - of course - marathoning How It's Made

Music: Everything but pop country, though I love folk and bluegrass and especially singer/songwriter stuff. Excepting all the embarrassingly poppy remixes on my workout playlists, I like a song to tell a story but I'm not terribly picky. Big fan of all of Conor Oberst's stuff.

Food: I will literally eat and love anything put in front of me except big mushrooms. Smaller mushrooms I've learned to tolerate, and I don't even dislike the flavor, it's the texture that kills me. I'm working my way up to big shrooms. I love spicy, with no upper limit to what I can handle/enjoy.

I'm like that Simpsons episode where everybody got hugely fat because Homer became a food critic and gave everything glowing reviews because he loved it all.
Six things I could never do without
My dog.
Family.
Tiramisu.
Gym pass. I'd be crazy if I couldn't lift
Any sort of caffeinated drink
Just going to go ahead and list tiramisu again because it's just great.

This list is subject to change upon the event of future vexation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Various clubs and projects I organize or participate in, casual calculations as to how long I'd need to live to finish my unread book queue, getting supremely worked up about politics, lots of stuff
On a typical Friday night I am
Schedule just changed up so at the moment, just reading over a glass of bourbon and/or tormenting my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu mix with a laser pointer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the driving passions in my life is to find the most depressing song ever written and performed. Not in an emo kind of way or anything, it just fascinates me.
Bonus points go to any song that sounds peppy but is actually about soul-crushingly depressing things.
You should message me if
If you think tacos are appropriate any time of day, or if you just want to chat, or you see my profile and are all like, "wow what a hunky dude" for whatever reason and can't resist

I'm a pretty amicable dude and would love to hear/hear back from you
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