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My self-summary
I'm a nerd. I'm big on tech, gaming, and movies. I'm less nerdy on comic books and TV, even though I do enjoy them when they're recommended by friends. I'm also not a beer nerd, cooking nerd or music nerd, although I do have friends into those. I'm also really not into sports, unless it's car racing. Then it's awesome.

I go to PAX east every year, always apply to the Omegathon, never been selected though.

I also go to a few track days or autocross events a year. They're brilliant fun, but also fearsome if a loved one is needlessly risking his life.

I've run a few marathons, one in 1997, the next in 2007. So I'm due again in about 3 years. I love the way I look in the weeks just before the run. But it's such a time commitment, thirty to forty hours a week! Furthermore I don't think my knees will tolerate that again. I may have to back off to half marathons every five years or so.

I get to Newport, Rhode Island for vacations. Mainly because I can't get the internet there, and that forces me outside of my comfort zone. There's lots of idle culture there, but I gravitate towards Brenton Point, to fly kites, and the beach. But it's a great place, no mediocre restaurants or bars in downtown Newport.

I'm very content with my life, and I'm hoping to find someone who will enjoy theirs with me.
What I’m doing with my life
World domination. Also, ballroom dancing. Neither are going particularly well.
I’m really good at
Surviving on whatever's left in the kitchen.
The last turn at Lime Rock Park.
Wearing out my joints.
Finding reasons to like people.
Tuna casserole.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not much for small talk. I can dabble in it, but I always end up heading towards big life topics. It doesn't make for light and fun conversation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can't stand the Big Bang Theory, but I can't stop watching it either. The characters are such caricatures of geekdom in the 21st century that I can't help but feel that it's pandering to me. And yet I'm grateful that someone's trying to meet me halfway.

Actually, that's a bit of a lie. My Tivo is capturing those, and I fully intend on spending 2.5 hours on watching it (ugh, such a chore) But I actually end up watching TV about high functioning sociopaths. House, Dexter, Barney, I think I envy their ability to say everything that they think, and get away with it, because it's brilliant. But the stuff I truly treasure is on Cartoon network at 2 AM. Did I mention I'm a huge nerd?

I'm a big fan of 80's films. Robocop, the Princess bride, Aliens and Top gun are my staple films for idle weekends in the house. That's not to say I don't like new stuff, but there is so much quality in the history of film, what's playing right now usually doesn't hold up.

I used to lead in with J K Rowling. But I've read her latest book and everyone's just a shit to each other, It's put me a bit off. I'm wondering what traits she thinks an "adult" book should have, because I've read her adult fare and it makes me want to be a child again. But I would still buy and read anything she writes though Also I really hope Patrick Rothfuss finishes the 3rd book of the Kingkiller chronicle. Side note, never start a series of books that hasn't been finished yet, I'm horribly impatient. The last standalone book I read was "Ready player one." and right now I'm starting "His Majesty's Dragon" Which hasn't really set it's hooks into me yet. It's still a bit of work to pick it up.
Six things I could never do without
My vision
My courage
My intellect (or what's left of it)
Competitive friends (or regular ones)
Winter weather
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How big an ass I really am.

I once attended a lecture for Navy Captains that had just been selected for Admiral (I was a facilitator for the classroom.) The first and key lesson was to learn about your inner ass. His point was that these men are powerful now, and going to become vastly more so. That could have a corrupting effect on their personality. Furthermore, they probably wouldn't have anyone to tell them, frankly, how much of an ass they'd become. He recommended that their best chance of learning about this was talking closely with their wives. But in the end, they probably never know how badly people perceived them, and it was probably worse than they imagine.

I wasn't the target for the lesson, but it still stuck. To this day, I'm still aware of how much of an ass I can be moment to moment, even when I am powerless to stop it as it happens.

Also boobs, I think about boobs a lot. (Dammit!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting drunk on the toilet with my eyes closed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel like I'm turning into Steve Buscemi
You should message me if
Your hobbies include something that requires a helmet.
The two of us