I am SoCal born and raised and only recently have I come to appreciate what that means. There are many places across the States and throughout the World that I love to visit and may end up moving to should the opportunity arise, but I think I'll always call SoCal home.
I am a thinker first, and a doer second. This means that I am not what most people know as 'spontaneous'. It also means that when I decide to act, my mind has already been made up and I will follow through with my actions--I am not easily dissuaded. It has been a blessing and a curse throughout my life, but I am steadily learning that my mind knows what's best and at times I should just act on instinct (not impulse) rather than trying to reason through to an unknowable conclusion.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time training Olympic weightlifting or otherwise staying active and/or outdoors. I try to maintain my geek cred by staying current on new video games and technology, though I seem to be coming up short on time to play with them. This could be due to my preference to be nose-deep in a book rather than glued to my computer during my free time.
Webcomics - XKCD, Questionable Content, PHD Comics, Abstruse Goose, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Dilbert, The Whiteboard.
Movies - LA Confidential, Lions For Lambs, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, The Fifth Element, Wall-E, V For Vendetta, Last of the Mohicans, The Count of Monte Cristo (new one), The 13th Warrior, Finding Forester, Taken
Music - I love electronic dance music (EDM). My favorite DJs at the moment are Netsky, Danny Byrd, Nero, Magentic Man, Sub Focus, Drumsound & Baseline Smith, Paul Van Dyk, Above and Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, and Pendulum. As diverse as EDM is, I still like "traditional" genres of music. Some of my other favorite artists are Metallica (pre-Load), Megadeth, Fear Factory, All That Remains, Incubus, 30 Seconds to Mars, Gorillaz, System of a Down, and Origa.
Food - I love bad food. Or rather, I love tasty food that's bad for me. I'm especially partial to maple bars, corn dogs, chili cheese fries w/ raw onions, chicken fried steak & sausage gravy, and ice cream/frozen yogurt. Though for the most part, I eat wholesome foods because bad food makes you feel bad and food is energy.
As far as a partner is concerned, I am looking for someone who is happy with where they are at in life. I'm a fairly independent person that needs a decent amount of me time, so I am looking for someone who can function equally as well on their own. Definite plus if you can squat 1.5x body weight (full ROM).