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My self-summary
Hello, I’m Mac! =D

I’m just your everyday average not-so-average guy.

Side note: Yes, I know my profile is long.. But in respect to trying to find a compatible match on here, I feel that it's fine. If you can't take the time to read it, then you're not my type anyways.

I adore the outdoors and animals. I grew up on a 20-acre farm with a lots of animals and spent most of my childhood outside. As an adult, I find myself missing these natural aspects in life more and more. Therefore, I try my best to fill my down time with outdoor activities as much as I can. I love rock-climbing and repelling off of cliffs, geo-caching, hiking, fishing, rafting, backpacking (and plan to hike the PCT someday), exploring, and camping (especially in the middle of nowhere). All in all, I'm a classy down to earth country boy who respects nature and doesn't listen to country music.

I'm always staying very active. I was a PE coach and trainer for many years and still work out 3 to 5 days a week. I love playing all kinds of sports. Basketball has been my sport since I was a kid and I try to play routinely. I was also on an all-star cheer team for over three years and loved it, but I haven’t done that in a while now.. Although I enjoy playing sports, I really dislike watching them and I do not fallow any teams whatsoever. The only exception to this is to actually go to a sporting event in person or to go to a group get-together like super-bowel party. This is because of the socialization aspect, and maybe because of the food and beer that come with them. haha

Art is a huge part of my life! Whether it is music, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, dancing, or theater. I love going to art galleries and soaking in each piece of art and analyzing them. I also have a side hobby of photography and just idolize the concept of capturing a moment in time. Music would be one of my top passions. I actively play guitar, bass, some piano, sing (or at least try to), and am currently teaching myself violin. If you play an instrument, you get major brownie points!!!

I love traveling, exploring, and being adventurous! It does not matter whether it is a short day trip or a long out of the country trip, I will do it and love it! However, my all-time favorite trips tend to be the random ones! I plan to do some major traveling once I am done with school and figure out how to pay for them. I feel like I’ve already done a fair share of traveling, but one of my life goals is to travel the world (or get as close to it as I can). If you are a fellow traveller and have gone to cool places, you get even more brownie points!

I try to live my life as healthy as a can. I made many poor choices as a child regarding food and my activity level and ended up being severely overweight. Therefore, I made a life choice as a child to change. It was a long road to get myself to a healthy state of being, but I learned a great deal about myself and health/fitness along the way. I believe it is important to take care of oneself, but there must be moderation. I am not a health freak, I just do my best to stay consistent at eating healthy and staying active.

Like anyone, I have a complex personality. I am very down to earth and have aspects of a hippie (I’d totally live off the land if given the opportunity), I have aspects of a geek as I love my gadgets for video games, music, and computers, I have aspects of a jock as I am competitive and love to play sports and games, and I have aspects of having an old soul (I often think I was born into the wrong century, lol).
As far as specific personality traits: My personality type is classified as ENTP, but that only means so much.. So, here are some examples of my personality. I am a very driven person, I am very professional and take whatever it is I do seriously. I am a perfectionist and will work on a specific project for hours to get it the way I want. In contrast, I can sometimes be a procrastinator (but I always manage to get my shit done). I am a very easy going and patient person. It takes a Lot for me to get annoyed, frustrated, mad, or lose my cool. I always do my best to be considerate and kind to anyone around me. However, I’m also a sarcastic smart-ass at times. I’m a hard-core child at heart and will often be extremely goofy, silly, and playful in almost any setting.
I can be pretty quiet when people first meet me (as I feel most people are), but I can get excited very quickly and get loud (always a happy and/or enthusiastic kind of loud). I can be very reserved or I can be extremely outgoing depending on my mood and the setting. I can be very precise with my actions or I can be very random and spontaneous. I am extremely strong willed when it comes down to my core values and feelings, but I will always be very open minded and respectful.
Well, I just explained a lot about my personality... However, I am going to leave it in because I feel that understanding and relating to someone’s personality is crucial in any kind of relationship.

Now as far as to why I am on this site. I am looking for my all time best friend, who I can banter and debate with over politics or pointless nonsense, who is down to earth (and not afraid to get some earth on them), who is as fluent in sarcasm as I am, who has the confidence to lead when they see the need and also know when to step back, and someone who can be random and goofy.
I cannot stress enough how much I love random, unexpected, and spontaneous things. I feel that the unexpected things in life add a contrast to the mundane and are crucial in life. Therefore, I want someone who is like minded and will show up at my door unannounced and say "let's go do something!", someone that is willing to go for a drive for no good reason and with no real destination, who will start singing loudly in the car or a grocery store, who I can embarrass in public and then have them do the same to me, who will sit in a closet for the perfect moment to scare me, and someone who I can have a food fight with. All of these things are things that I do and would like to have someone else to do them with.
As I mentioned above, I am looking for my all-time best friend. I may be asking for too much… But I hope that I'm not.

Well, at this point I have rambled and explained myself way more than enough.. Anyone reading this (if you even made it this far) is most likely thinking I talk too much, which is not often the case. I just feel that the more you can know about me now will help the both of us figure out if it will be a good match or not. Plus, as an award for making it through, and if we hit it off, I'll treat you to coffee =)
What I’m doing with my life
After many years of working with youth programs (summer camps, P.E. programs, after school programs, etc) I decided to start up college. Therefore, right now I am going to school full-time trying to piece together a strong educational and financial base in order to live the life I want to live.

I also am always trying to improve myself, learn, grow, and spread good vibes.
I’m really good at
Being the person I want to be.
Thinking outside the box.
I'm also good at thinking out loud with random ideas and situations that have nothing to do with the situation at hand..

I am very good with my hands (no pun intended). My major skills in this area would be woodworking, arts & crafts, cooking, and playing guitar. Yes, I said arts & crafts. I'm a very creative and artsy person. I can make you almost anything you see on Pinterest.

Additionally, Ive been told my photography is pretty good. You are welcome to be the judge of that, I have photos on Instagram mac180.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmm, maybe that I am very friendly and courteous..

I'm not too sure what others first impression of me is, so you'll have to tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a geek when it comes to books. I love Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, And even Encyclopedias, lol

Movies: Again, I tend to be a geek. I like sci-fi (Star Wars, Star Trek, etc), action, comedy, and horror (zombies are always good in movies). Oh, and I do enjoy really bad and cheesy B movies. Overall, I'll like just about any movie as long as it was played out well (writing, acting, story, etc..). For instance, I love the work of the directors Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, and Peter Jackson.

TV Shows: I honestly have not watched much TV in the past six years.. But now and then I'll get on hulu or netflix and look up a show I like or liked such as the X files, 11.22.63, Nova, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, and Breaking Bad... Just to name a few.

Music: I love music! Have I mentioned that I love music yet? Because I love music!!! lol.
I listen to a ridiculous amount of genres. If you were to ask me to pick a favorite artist or song, I'd tell you that I cannot pick just one. I love way too many artists and songs for their own unique reasons. However, I will say that I find myself being very selective when it comes to the genres of country, modern hiphop, rap, and classical. Most modern country is boring and repetitive in my opinion, most modern hiphop and rap simply has good beats but shitty lyrical writing and singing, and I need to be in the right mood for classical.

Here is a list of some bands I listen to on a regular basis.

Against Me!, The Airborne Toxic Event, Alice In Chains, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, The Black Keys, The Bravery, Breaking Benjamin, Broken Bells, Cage The Elephant, Chevelle, Cold War Kids, Coldplay, Collective Soul, Crash Kings, Death Cab For Cutie, Five For Fighting, Foo Fighters, Foster The People, Franz Ferdinand, The Frey, Genesis, Glen Hansard, Gnarls Barkley, The Goo Goo Dolls, Gorillaz, Incubus, Jack Johnson, JET, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Eat Wolrd, John Mayer, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Live, Metronomy, Modest Mouse, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Oasis, The Offspring, OneRepublic, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Puddle of Mudd, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Raconteurs, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rock Kills Kid, Seether, Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Three Days Grace, Tom Petty, Tool, Train, The Van Jets, Velvet Revolver, The Wallflowers, Weezer, The White Stripes, Wolfmother, Young the Giant, 10 years, and so many others!

Food: I love food! I'm a fat kid at heart. I love cooking it, eating it, and even talking about it. I also really enjoy trying new foods and I'm not picky, I'll eat anything once. The only exception to this is that I really do not like raw tomatoes or celery!
On a daily basis, I try to eat as healthy as I can, so I cook at home a lot. I cook most of my food from scratch as I find enjoyment in making food by hand. However, when I do go out to eat, my top choices would be Sushi, Mexican, Chinese, and Italian ^_^
The six things I could never do without
We humans adapt to almost any situation. Therefore, saying I can never live without something is being quite closed minded.
But, there are some things that I love more then others. These would be (in no particular order) friends, music, my car (it's nothing special, I just like the freedom it gives me), the outdoors, food, and good beer ^_^
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'll often daydream about very random hypothetical situations about the past, present, and future.

Why so many people do stupid things..

How to wright my next song.

What aspects I love about a song that is stuck in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't really have a typical Friday night...
I'll do anything as long as it is fun, exciting, and with good people. Such things can include playing board games, card games, video games, or recreational activities. Or, I'll go out for a movie, show, concert, drinks, or food. I'm not too picky, I'll make the best out of anything =)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In all honesty, I am a very open book, so feel free to ask me anything =)
You should message me if
You feel as though are personalities and interests are similar, you would like to get to know me better, and if you are an awesome person with a good amount of common sense (I don't tend to get along with people who are common senseless).