34 Saint Paul, United States
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My self-summary
My best friend's wife often says that I'm going to make an excellent wife for someone someday. I assume it's a compliment, but I'm a little uncomfortable about the implied gender norms of that statement because it's usually in response to domestic prowess. The last time they visited, I did spend a couple of hours cooking for them. But hey, if you're looking for a wife and want to help me not eat the same leftovers every day for a week, then maybe you should message me.

But we need to get our story straight, because if we say we met in a coffee shop, it's going to get real awkward when they find out I don't drink coffee. So lets say we met when I tried to enlist your cat in the impending class-war, and our first date was at the Harry Potter fan fiction seminar. No one will suspect a thing!
What I’m doing with my life
tl;dr Former math teacher, future corporate sell-out.

I had this great gig teaching math-y stuff at a performing arts charter school, but I've decided that after almost 10 years in education, the profession just doesn't love me. It's a long, sordid tale about the sinking ship that is the American educational system. (Got a few hours??) Entering this new phase of my career, I'm planning on selling out to the private sector. I've never been all about the Benjamins, Lincolns, and Reagans (whenever they make them) but maybe actually having some scratch will be nice for a change. Who knows? I fully expect in another 10 years I'll be so sick of corporate America that I'll be living in a yurt somewhere raising goats. Oh, maybe I shouldn't say that on a dating website. Is goat smell a turn-off?

It's pretty sad that my (maybe last) free summer is coming to a close. But I think I spent it well! Just me, my nice new(ish) car and the open road. Let me tell you, I-70 west of Denver is 200 miles of heaven. Or at least that's what I thought until I got to the Columbia River Gorge. Good lord.
I’m really good at
I slay at Mario Kart.
The first things people usually notice about me
Random person: "How tall are you?"
Me: "Very."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So I like cooking, but I don't want to make it sound like I'm some kind of restaurant quality sous-chef. I just make a mean pot of chili, know what I'm saying? Got this honey ginger chicken stir fry I really like. My pork roast is praiseworthy. I've made egg rolls from scratch a couple of times. I ain't no kitchen nazi, I just crank up some tunes, bust a few memorized rhymes, throw down some face melting air-guitar, cuss a little, and fake looking like I know what I'm doing. A little dinner-theater for your entertainment.

But I'm not using any tomatoes, they're gross. They aren't fit for human consumption unless you add bacon (a BLT is fine) or you process that shit. There's that cussing I was talking about.
The six things I could never do without
The six degrees of separation between me and Kevin Bacon.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The highlight of my summer was a 13-day road trip to Portland, with stops in Denver, Salt Lake City, Missoula, and Bismarck. The driving between stops gave me plenty of time to think about the sense of loneliness and depression seeping through the human condition of the rural American west. I'd love to decompress my experiences, if you're the type to enjoy deep conversations about culturally important ideas.

On the other hand, I often wonder why every book store puts the science fiction section opposite the romance novels. Is this some kind of subtle hint?
On a typical Friday night I am
On a typical Friday night, you'll find me at the local nerd shop getting my game on.

I'm a pretty low-key guy, a little on the introverted side, who's not really into using the social scene to unwind. I don't mind hitting up a happy hour with coworkers or friends, but if I'm left to my own devices, I'd prefer to flex my creative muscles at home. Hey, stop fantasizing!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was 12-ish, my favorite TV show was Sailor Moon. That show was a formative experience; Sailor Moon was very clearly "for girls" but yet I loved it. (In case you're wondering, Sailor Jupiter was my favorite.)
You should message me if think this idea is amazing.