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My self-summary
Short version: Good man looking for a good woman.

Director's Cut: I'm a writer, adventurer, world traveler, Princeton alum, and former soldier, as well as a fire-breathing Democrat. I'm a hippie at heart, though I don't look it; a sheltered suburban kid who has thrown himself headfirst into the wilder parts of the world, and been places and done things that most people only see in the movies (and I'm so humble about it!)... I get drunk with mercenaries in Goma by the shores of Lake Kivu and watch them fire their AK-47s at the stars above, I write a mediocre but catchy poem during an exhausted break from chasing insurgents through the alleys of Baqubah, I crash a wedding at the Rwandese Senate building by posing as the groom's (somewhat paler) cousin... though right now I'm working a super-boring gig running an executive security service (NB: Having received a number of messages to the effect of "you seem interesting but you're a weirdo who doesn't do normal stuff", I should add that 50% of my free time is squandered playing video games and the other 50% is spent bullshitting with my buddies, and that one of my favorite things to do with a lady friend is just order in some good food, watch a movie, and cuddle).
If you have made it this far in the wall of text, bravo.
I'm superficially physically fit in that the junk food and assorted evils of my irresponsible lifestyle have not yet begun to take their toll- perhaps they never will. I bear the mixed blessing of the deceptive youthfulness that a preponderance of freckles provides. I really want to learn how to be a good dancer, and have begun to try.
Like everyone else, I like to think I can't really be summed up by a few paragraphs' worth of adjectives, so contact me if you're curious.
What I’m doing with my life
I have been all over the place and done all sorts of stuff*, and I recently moved to Colorado Springs, home of NORAD and people who never recycle. As for work: private security contractor.
I'm also a volunteer firefighter. My life is basically like Chicago Fire but instead of saving children and hot chicks from highrise infernos, I deal with college kids hotboxing their dorms and false alarms at the old folks home.

*wonderful and/or stupid things; for instance: beat a late-model BMW on a two-lane blacktop with my old '71 Cutlass (got a ticket), arm-wrestled a diamond smuggler (he won), restored an abandoned baby mouse to health (it never repaid me), placed the jawbone of a recently-deceased suicide bomber in a ziploc bag (he missed me :P), escaped a Third World country after my visa had expired by pretending to be an embassy security contractor (necessity is the mother of invention), had one of my love poems used as toilet paper (ultimately I hope it gave her a rash), ran full-tilt into a brick wall on a dare (I was sort of young).
I’m really good at

So, do you like stuff?
The first things people usually notice about me
6 foot tall white boy with blue-green eyes*, red hair, and freckles**. Not ugly or fat***.
The second thing is that I have a slight and unusual accent that comes from being half-Canadian and spending a formative part of my childhood in the British Isles. Mind you, I lapse into fluent Army Redneck when I'm pissed off.

*Dammit, looks like I need to update with a photo that properly shows off those baby-blues. Chicks dig that sort of thing.

**Come to think of it, a couple of these pics make it look like I have some sort of appalling condition. I need a higher-res camera to differentiate the freckles in all their glory.

***These could change. Caveat emptor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like a very wide variety of books and films, and I definitely have a soft spot for sci-fi and horror. I'm not into action movies or shoot-em-up stuff, for various preachy liberal reasons and because I get cantankerous over the dearth of realism ("dammit, Vin Diesel, that is NOT how you pie a corner with a pistol, and your long-gun transition is sloppy", says I, doubtless to the great edification of whoever is fortunate enough to be watching the movie in the presence of such an informed and vociferous commentator as myself). In terms of TV, I'm an unabashed snob and don't watch much, barring some HBO and assorted pretentious stuff when I have time: True Detective (though Season 2 was Scooby-Doo levels of terrible), Game of Thrones, Eastbound & Down, plus Hatufim (an Israeli drama, available as "Prisoners of War" on Hulu), The Wire, Breaking Bad, and a couple of other series once in a while. Hell, Firefly was good, too. Oh, damn, as long as I'm editing this right now: I love The League!
Music: basically anything other than dubstep or recent R&B. I'm especially into classic country (a taste I acquired in the Army), punk, and pop. I'm a fairly cheerful person but I listen to some gloomy-ass tunes; my favorite songs are Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet", Tegan and Sara's "Nineteen", and Tom Waits' "Hell Broke Luce". As for food, I enjoy it all, particularly Italian and Mexican. I'm a decent cook, too, as long as I don't get too carried away.
Six things I could never do without
Good conversation, intimacy, good food, nature, friends, and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
life and my purpose therein. Also, what I'm doing here with my 9 to 5 and my dating website profile when I should be somewhere far away doing something wonderful.

And why seemingly everyone on this site is laid back, easy going, down to earth, and has a picture of themselves skydiving/doing a mud run/standing on top of a mountain. And when did being sarcastic become something to be proud of? Well, I don't actually spend a lot of time thinking about all that, but it does come up every time I visit okc.
On a typical Friday night I am
open to pretty much anything. I like to go out with friends, but I also enjoy staying in and watching a movie. My weekend experiences are pretty eclectic- I was once told that "(I) can do stupid and (I) can do smart", which I try to tell myself is a compliment- and depend on my mood and who I'm with. I also enjoy theatre, museums, and the arts in general.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Cried in public at the end of Titanic. Not my proudest moment.
You should message me if
you want a man who is gentle, generous, warm, and passionate. I value kindness, empathy, honesty, and courage.
The two of us