40Warsaw, United States
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My self-summary
Well, I haven't been on this site for a few years now.. so, I've updated my profile)

I've learned so much about myself in the last two years. Thinking about life and relationships NOT from a standpoint of what I can get out of it, but what I can give to others and contribute. That's not a line but something I have heartfully felt.

Honestly, two years ago I went through some hard times but came out of it stronger and made a re-commitment to my faith. I am not going to push or proselytize anything, but I know what looking for in a relationship, and it does include having God at the center of it. Just being upfront...
What I’m doing with my life
Live and work in Warsaw at an orthopedic company as a financial analyst. I attended IU in the late 90s and lived in Bloomington for about 6 years after that, and just moved back to northern Indiana a couple years ago.
I’m really good at
Work-wise... pretty much the spreadsheet/database guru at every workplace I've been. Have become a self-taught Access / SQL expert within my work group.

Not to say I'm *good* at either of them, but I golf in the summers, and play basketball the winters, though not as much as I used to.

For fitness, I run in the summer and try to do P90 in the winters, although my commitment seems to lag when the snow flies. I have become a fairly serious runner, although I'd like to get more serious. I keep increasing my goals; two years ago I ran my first 5K since high school, followed by a few more. This year in 2013, I ran my first half-marathon.
The first things people usually notice about me
First Impression: Either that I'm a nice guy, or if I'm having a bad day, that I come off as stuck-up or condescending. However, that reaction is usually because I'm too self-conscious to just open up.

Second and third impression is almost always that I'm a nice, intelligent guy -- the type of guy who holds doors open for people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: most Stephen King, LOTR, 'Season on the Brink' by John Feinstein, 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' by Jared Diamond (an economic/societal study), 'South of the Big Four' by Don Kurtz (a must-read for any native of the Hoosier state), some histories and alt histories

This summer's reading material is a mix of some alt history... "Fox on the Rhine" and "Fox at the Front" (WWII alt history), and a few golf books ("Spirit of St Andrews" and "The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture").

In general, 80s, 90s alternative, particular artists - Mellencamp, Springsteen, the Eagles, Cake

Food: spicy foods, ribs, pizza, Mexican

Movies: I see that I somehow removed the movie section at some point. Some of my faves are Gladiator, Hoosiers, Tin Cup, Office Space, Idiocracy, and recently Tron Legacy.
Six things I could never do without
computer, golf, long weekends (and long golf weekends), a good book, and the two obligatory responses -- money and food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
goals which I am actively pursuing; goals which I should be pursuing but just can't motivate myself to take the first step.

I also think quite a bit about choices I've made thus far in my life, and how much the early choices (and the choices I chose not to make) have affected me for better or worse.
On a typical Friday night I am
cooking (or die trying) a good meal or ordering takeout, finding a good movie. Maybe going for a late evening run or walk while the sun sets at a secluded city park. If it's a Friday in the summertime, probably trying to get in a quick nine holes of golf.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Relationships have taught me that communication and honesty are crucial. Without these qualities from the start, a relationship is bound to fail. I think it is healthy to talk about long-range goals. With all that said, I understand it takes time to build a relationship.

Also, as I said above, I am a Christian, and I would like to pursue someone with a similar background. It would be nice to be able to have a partner who can talk about the difference God has made in their life.

OK, now for some completely trivial details:
* I was the 1992 Indiana State Geography Bee champion (yes, such a thing exists). It's like a Spelling Bee for people who never get lost and can't spell.

* In the 2010 and again in 2011, I tore my ACL in my right knee. Long rehabs are no fun.
You should message me if
if you're a golfer or runner (or ever wanted to try)..
if you like quiet conversation
if you are a Christian
The two of us