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My self-summary
I'm an unashamed nerd, but not in a creepy way--or at least I'd like to think so. I'm not the type to spend 20 hours a day on the computer playing WoW (in fact, I don't play that at all).

I guess you could call me a bit of a pessimist by nature, which I express via a sarcastic/sardonic sense of humor. I try not to be mean-spirited about it to people's faces, though, and I'm always fast to apologize if I hurt or offend someone I care about.

I really need to get more recent pictures of myself, as well as pictures taken by other people. The most recent pic on here is a year old and in no way does justice to my current, nigh-Adonis-like physique.

I'm told I give great backrubs.

I am tall, nerdy, and loyal
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to break into the wild, wonderful world of becoming a writer. I'm also finally making some kind of dent in my backlog of books--I'm on kind of a classical literature kick right now. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up so I can start riding my bike again. I probably spend too much time on the computer--thankfully I don't spend nearly as much time on the bus now that I live downtown.
I’m really good at
Staying mellow, rolling dice with more (and on occasion less) than six sides, listening, being brutally honest (probably too good at that, actually), being around when I'm needed and gone when I'm not. I have a knack for saying the right thing at precisely the right moment, often after a period of silence. Three years of Portland life has also made me something of a public transportation ninja--long as I can get downtown, I can get pretty much anywhere.

I'm also pretty good at cooking, but I don't get to make complicated stuff very often. Baking is kind of my specialty--especially my chocolate chip cookies.
The first things people usually notice about me
My freakish height--it's hard to keep a low profile when you're a head taller than everyone around you! Also possibly my lack of fashion sense. And my premature, horribly unfair male pattern baldness which makes me look older than I really am. (Luckily, I have discovered the wonders of the reverse combover.) And, if I'm wearing shorts, the way my leg muscles flex with each step. But mostly the height.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
NOTE: This is not now, and never will be, a complete list:)

Food--Italian, seafood, pizza, beer (that's a food, right?), Chinese, Greek, Mexican

Movies--Brazil, The Bicycle Thief, so-bad-it's-good b-movies, Spirited Away, Super Troopers, Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Goodfellas, The Lord Of The Rings, Meet The Feebles, Star Wars (original trilogy), The Dark Knight, M. Hulot's Holiday, etc.

Authors--George R.R. Martin, H.P. Lovecraft, China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Bill Bryson, Geoffrey Chaucer, Will Eisner, William Shakespeare, William Blake, Douglas Hofstadter, Shel Silverstein, Mark Twain, etc. If you enjoyed Twilight, you're stupid and I hate you.

Music--Ghost, Mastodon, etc.

TV--Metalocalypse, Firefly, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros., Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, Deadwood, old Simpsons, Iron Chef, Archer, etc.
Six things I could never do without
Music, books, public transportation, my friends/fellow nerds, and the Stairmaster at work. And water, I suppose.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Bizarre hypothetical situations, all too often. And sex. Not at the same time as the hypothetical stuff. Usually. Also, do I look better with hair or without? (Spoiler: without). Also, why OKC always has banner ads for other, sleazier dating sites.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing whatever the hell I want. Preferably with you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be so fat I didn't know I had a cleft chin.
You should message me if
IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you voted for Trump, don't bother.

You're into geeky stuff.

You're not into geeky stuff.

You don't mind someone with an unconventional view on the world.

You think a receding hairline is a sign of virility.

I messaged you first.

I didn't message you first.

You think the word "peculiar" is funny.

You think the word "peculiar" isn't funny per se, but just sort of...peculiar.

You want to challenge me. To step out of my comfort zone, NOT to a duel. You might not think I need to specify that. The dead ninjas in my closet say you'd be surprised. Or they would, were they alive.

Anything I've written here--or to you--has made you giggle, or made you curious.
The two of us