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My self-summary
I've led a pretty random life in a lot of ways but that's one of the things I like best about myself. Good stories and good experiences are the only things you're going to take with you when you die, so why not have as many of them as possible?

I'm a contradiction in some ways. I flew jets for the Navy which might imply a certain amount of dudebro-ness, but trust me, I hate that guy as much as you do. I appreciate humility and self deprecation in others and try to live that way myself.

I tend to be a pretty gregarious person. I love meeting people and getting to know their story. I'd like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor as I can usually get a laugh or a smile out of most people I meet. I also tend to be positive and enthusiastic about pretty much everything if for no other reason than it just makes life more fun (but I'd also like to think that I don't come across as the annoying Polyanna type either).

And since this seems to be a common theme here, I feel I should point out that I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, outdoorsy. It's not that I've never tried camping/hiking/kayaking/etc (I'm from rural Kentucky after all), I have and know that I don't like it. Not to mention, if you had seen some of the sunburns I've gotten in my life, even when wearing sunscreen, you'd understand my aversion. So while I won't be joining you on your excursions, I'll be happy to hear all about it when you get back.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment I am deployed to Djibouti for a year. I have a few years left til retirement. At that point I'd like to find a civilian job doing international engagement somewhere in the federal government.
I’m really good at
Meeting people - I've discovered that I have my grandfather's knack for never having met a stranger. Friends have described me as a "social Swiss Army knife".

Traveling - I just filled my second passport and am excited to start filling the third. Touching down in a new country is one of my favorite things.

Breakdancing - I'm a pop-locking fool. Gimme a piece of cardboard and Whodini track and I'll tear it UP!
I'm kidding. That's not even a little bit true. Any attempt at breakdancing would just end in the E.R.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm usually smiling or laughing. Seriously, who wants to be around someone who has a crappy attitude all the time? Or more to the point, who wants to *be* someone with a crappy attitude all the time? Life's too short.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My music tastes are pretty broad. I know a lot of people say they love all kinds of music, but I can prove it. I own about 350 CDs, 200-250 vinyl records, and 30,000+ mp3s. There really is a little of everything.

My movie tastes are equally as broad but the top of my list includes just about anything involving Daniel Day Lewis or the Coen Brothers.

The TV shows in my DVR list include: Louie, Doctor Who, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Community, Justified, Portlandia, Daily Show, Last week Tonight with John Oliver, Sons of Anarchy, The League, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Parks & Rec, SNL, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Hell on Wheels...among others.
Six things I could never do without
My passport - I'm a travel addict. If I don't get a new stamp in the passport every six months or so I get really antsy. I've already filled one passport and am about to order more pages for the second. the second.

Good people - I've been able to do a lot of amazing things in my life, but I also recognize that none of it would have been possible without the amazing family, friends, teachers, and mentors I've had in my life.

Good conversation - I love people and there's nothing I love more than sitting in a bar with a good jukebox and solving the world's problems over beer.

Good bourbon - As a native Kentuckian it's in my blood. I love teaching people about it and have even held a couple of bourbon tastings for friends.

Good TV - I'll be the first to admit that I should read more than I do, but I tend to read a lot at work and by the time I get home my motivation to read more is diminished to say the least. But there's a lot of really, really good TV right now that is super intelligent and creative.

The internet - I'm a tech junkie but I accept that about myself. However, I will turn my phone off when we see each other.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Heh. Wouldn't *you* like to know, you cheeky little monkey, you!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully out with friends having a good time, but I no longer feel like I MUST go out every Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd tell you but I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has expired.
You should message me if
Oh we both know why you should message me.
The two of us