Long story short: I'm generally a happy person with a positive outlook on life. I've got my fair share of problems, quibbles, quirks, etc. But I keep my chin up and persevere, perspire, and manage to be so pleasant in the mornings my coworkers bought me a stuffed Care Bear named Funshine Bear.
I'm fairly accomplished for my age, having had a strange childhood growing up. From the "strange" in that my parents were happy, loved each other, and loved me, to taking vacations by myself to foreign countries at 14. Take your pick as to which is more unusual :)
I don't play the guitar, and I'm not a huge football fan, but I do love video games and cars, so it's not like I totally check my testicles at the door. Between that, the proper bits and pieces, and the unerring ability to tell the truth when it really matters, I think I do alright when it comes to "being a man". I get excited about girls sometimes, and can't stand dating "rules", but I still am happy to open doors for a girl and even hold her coat when she needs it. Or piggyback her across a wet parking lot :)
I used to have a well-developed sense of articulacy, both when speaking and in public, but obviously something has happened since then.
As far as some likes and dislikes go, here goes:
Likes: Formula One, 24, Wii (code: 4282 1810 9123 7798), Dreamcast, Final Fantasy, Porsche, Pineapple, Smoothies (even if they are called "Hawaiian Heart Throbs" and my coworkers make me order it using the full name), myself, dogs, German/European-style board games, especially Settlers of Catan and Tigris and Euphrates.
Dislikes: Phones, bad drivers, cell phone drivers, corn, mustard, cats, mayonaise (except in trace amounts), the word 'sardonic'.
Other fun stuff: I travel a bit. Portland, Boulder, Boston, NYC, Atlanta, San Francisco, etc. Feel free to say hi, even if you're in strange and distant lands :)
I am empathic, mature, and kind
I'm also in school, but having a hard time handling both work and school. I dropped all my classes this semester, in fact, and found it to be a major stress reliever.
My whole work and school situation is in flux, and won't be determined for a few more months. It's a little unnerving at times.
Telling the truth, even when it's not the easy thing to do. Especially when it's not the easy thing to do.
Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy!
b) The Professional, Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, A Very Long Engagement, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
TV: 24, Battlestar Galactica, Family Guy, Lost, The West Wing, Scrubs, Las Vegas, The Girls Next Door, Stargate Atlantis, Arrested Development, Coupling, The Critic
d) Sushi, Steak, Mashed Potatoes from The Alpine, Pineapple, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Crabcakes, salads with dates
I also miss my dog quite a bit - he lives with my parents these days
If you listed basic human necessities like water/food/shelter/etc. here, you already annoy me.
Update: It's also been awhile since Mario Golf has been played. Wii sports has taken that position now. It's really quite good. On that note, I'll also have to confess that Final Fantasy XII has gotten me back into gaming a little bit. It's seriously a masterpiece.
I see things in black and white more often than shades of grey. I'm also capable of turning my emotions off to make decisions, if need be.
There was a period in time (that lasted several years) where my mom suspected I was gay. I do not remember if that overlapped with the period where she frequently suggested I get laid.
I make sex faces while shifting gears in my one of my cars
I'm worried I come off as materialistic even though I couldn't be further from it.
Just call it marijuana, and stop it with the fucking "IT'S 4:20!!!"
I despise Counting Crows. And I love "The Girls Next Door".
Instead of having someone on Valentine's Day to be with, I'd much rather spend the morning with someone the day of the Grand Prix of Monaco each year..
If your natural eyebrow hair is all gone, I'm probably scared of you.
I'm actually more attractive when I drink sometimes..
So sometimes when I'm in a public bathroom with someone, and I can hear them peeing, I sometimes wonder if the note that results from them doing their business in any way indicates something about their penis size. When I hear a stream that makes water splash, and has a deep sound, I think "big urethra -> big penis". Is that so crazy? Can you tell OKC's 100% thing is driving me nuts yet? And that I sometimes exercise questionable judgment in public forums?
I love well-adjusted girls.
Or girls with an evil streak.
Girls with librarian glasses are so f'ing hot.
Gamer girls are fantastic.
I'm picky but open-minded :)
If you listed "God" as one of the six things you can't live without, we might not get along so well...
Hell, just message me. AIM and Yahoo work even better than OKC IM. I'm justinmm2 on both.