m1das
34 Minneapolis, United States
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My self-summary
I aspire to be a humble, competent, average guy. It's a journey and I just keep plugging along. I'm not one for dressing up and going downtown. I prefer stopping at the corner bar for tacos after work.

The question "Who am I?" is my existential crisis. I am analytical, but try to avoid self-analysis. Not terribly emotional or passionate, but getting better - I enjoy being around expressive people.

I haven't made up my mind about dating again. I've been single for while and I quite like the flexibility it affords. It would be nice to find someone to go adventuring with, sit down for meals, snuggle, enjoy the quiet moments of life.
What I’m doing with my life
Just started a new career as a millwright. I get paid to tinker, fix machinery and fabricate stuff out of metal. It fulfills my need for problem solving and critical thinking without having to be in a cubicle or behind a desk. As time and energy allow I do some moonlighting as an engineer for a company that builds processing equipment. I travel a lot for work, but home is in Minneapolis

I enjoy wandering. Finding places new to me, whether a street I've never been down or parks and trails I've always meant to go see. I drive a lot (30k+ per year), usually just for the adventure. This summer I drove to Grand Portage on a whim one weekend and meandered my way back down the shore.

I always seem to have a couple projects in progress. Usually some minor problem that I have decided to fix; often involving trips to Ax-Man Surplus or Fleet Farm to wander up and down aisles looking for just the right widget.
I’m really good at
Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit, overthinking everything, reading maps and navigating, bricolage.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Way Things Work, Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, the Not So Big House series, The Tipping Point, Born to Run, World Book Almanac

Periodicals - Dwell, Automotive Engineering, D Sport, Family Handyman, US News & World Report, Citypages

Movies - Thank you for Smoking, Saved, Mel Brooks films, Up in the Air, Love Actually, anything with Anne Hathaway or Audrey Hepburn, Empire Records, Midnight in Paris

Shows - anything written by Aaron Sorkin especially Sports Night, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nova, MASH, Big Bang Theory, Pinky and the Brain, Dharma & Greg, Get Smart, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place, MXC, How it's Made, Top Gear

Music - I like to think I cover a broad spectrum in this category, been on an EDM kick lately, Glitch Mob, Pendulum, Daft Punk, Martin Solveig, Deadmau5, Afrojack, Rise Against, the Offspring, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Halestorm, Silvertide, Saving Abel, Tsunami Bomb, NoFX, Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish, punk covers, Trombone Shorty, Dessa, Amanda Palmer, Lily Allen, Michael Buble, Ben Folds, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, drinking and partying songs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jackson Browne

Radio/Podcast - Marketplace, Fresh Air, The Story, This American Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Lexicon Valley, Science Friday

Food - A good hamburger or steak is hard to beat, cheese improves almost everything, tater tots, gyros, fleischkuekle, Victors 1959 Cafe, Stanley's, Burrito Union, Chipotle, Matt's, Blue Door Pub
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- How to change the world around me - improve on user interfaces, fixing things that aren't quite right, subtly altering things that no else much notices, scheming in general.
- Whether "it's" is possesive or contractual.
On a typical Friday night I am
Passed out on the couch after the work week - I'm often asleep by 8 or 9 on work nights. I get out on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to work on projects or go wandering.
You should message me if
you want to go out and do something. Perhaps: hiking, cross country skiing, hockey (playing or watching), just take a leisurely stroll. I also like eating. What are your favorite restaurants, where is good that I probably don't know about?
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