A small-town guy who probably would have been better off growing up in a bigger city. A person who is not great with small talk, but will ask you too many questions until you ask him to stop. Someone, if you get through the awkward introductory social phase, who will always listen.
I grew up in the Midwest and while it isn't always the best place in the world, I secretly sort of love it. Sometimes you just tolerate snowstorms. (And endless days of below-zero temperatures. Perhaps that's a weird kind of love.)
My educational background is in English and print journalism, so I love to edit, find/research information and write. I like to write too much, in fact, that I am often my worst editor! I am always open to editing my friends' research papers though!
I really do try to care and understand about what's going on in the world. This can lead to be some pretty heated opinions about things and I can be quite outspoken (and often wrong!) about many topics.
With that said, I admit I'm pretty forward with I believe/do, and I don't particularly suffer fools. I will always appreciate effort in wanting to understand things around you, no matter how basic or complicated. (An ultimate pet peeve, as an example, are those who fear/complain about technology yet don't make a remote effort to learn how to use it. Using a computer is not difficult! Don't complain about it! Get better! Computers don't fight back!)
Another thing someone might notice about me is my eyes, or how one of them always appears sleepy-eyed. Fixing my eyes is definitely something I want to look into for the future, because my eyes often make me look sleepy and bored in every photo!
I also seem to be strange in that I am someone (down with stereotypes) who follows sports as much as he follows nerdy passions. I am a huge Twins fan (see photo for further silly details) and hope they get better soon! My journalism background makes me, oddly enough, root less for teams and more for stories and trends. Actual sports drama (and not what ESPN conjures up) can be exhilarating!
I don't have a particular taste in movies or music, but I will talk your ear off about a great TV show or movie, but I can also switch 180 degrees and talk about silly nonsense you wouldn't have a clue about (or need to know about)!
Music? I'm pretty open to the unknown, though I stick to stuff I'm familiar with like old video game music and pop/rock music from my high school/college years. Do you have something I might find interesting? Try me.
Overall, I am very honest and open about my quirks and tend to open up pretty quickly though.