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My self-summary
So here's how this goes: I like history, I like music, I like French, I like cool people who think I'm cool too. I love movies, long walks on the beach (I mean I like them, but that was a joke), chillin, drinking beer, and singing in the car. Sometimes I have moments of clarity when it rains.

My college roommates were convinced I was a time traveler. I know so much about history it's ridiculous (seriously, try me), and once they even found a picture of me fighting in the Korean war. It looked like me, but it wasn't me. I was making movies in France at the time.

I've been in an IMAX movie (I shit you not), I work at a Fort (I'm not in the military - I wear a smokey the bear hat), I play all kinds of instruments, and I smoke a pipe so that my car smells like your grandpa. I do care what others think of me, but ultimately, I do pretty much whatever I want. I lived in France for seven months. It was awesome until I came back and couldn't buy beer for another ten months.

I'm all about the hats, but don't worry, I'm not the fedora guy.

My first word was clock. I have a pocketwatch. Not any of that lame shit with a battery though. Mine is key wound. It's older than Lincoln.

Then, having finished a cup of tea, I decided to create an account on OKcupid. At first it was cool. I still haven't decided if it's total bullshit, or just mostly bullshit.

Here we are. Online dating. If you are genuinely curious about something I haven't mentioned, please ask. I'm not hiding anything, I just want to meet people. Who knows where this will go?

I'm too nerdy for the cool, too cool for the nerdy.

I'm not an asshole, I promise. Go on, ask me more.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently graduated from College with a BA in History and French. I have been working with the National Park Service for almost ten years now, and I'm currently trying to pursue a career as a Park Ranger. I like to hang out, go on adventures, and meet new people. I also like to play instruments and look at old things. If you want to hang out, just let me know.
I’m really good at
History. Do you know what Harry S Truman's middle name was? "S"
I just blew your mind.

Français. I like the people, the food, the culture, and the language. I sometimes read books in French or watch french news. Ever seen Amélie? I love that kind of stuff. I also know the codes to make accents. That's pretty slick right?

I'm good at learning things quickly, and can generally think on my feet. I'm good at talking to crowds of people, which is good, because it's most of my job. I'm also good at raising big ass flags ('Murica) and shooting cannons. That's right, cannons.

I'm good at learning musical instruments. I have a good ear for music (and by extension accents...) and I find that I can learn to play music or at least replicate it quite well. These days I'm usually jamming out on my ukulele and occasionally an 1840s folk flute. I like folk music, especially from a long long time ago. Back in the day I used to play many many more different things. (Like bagpipes, balalaikas, and concertinas and shit)
The first things people usually notice about me
A. That I look like that guy from the movie! (OMG i no rite?) - they usually mean Elijah Wood, but I've also gotten Adam Sandler, but that was out of left field.

B. That I have nice hair, and pretty eyes. Come check it out.

C. That if I change my diet to fruit loops and chamomile tea, I can move small objects with my mind.

I try to observe my surroundings first, then act. So, they probably notice that I'm eyeing up the silverware.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I've read too many to know which ones are my favorites. Of the non-history books I've read, I really liked: Candide, La Princesse de Clèves, Ender's Game, Metamorphosis, The Prophet, If on a winter's night a traveler, The Last of the Mohicans, Confessions by J.J. Rousseau, ugh and so much more. I'm gonna get a nosebleed thinking about this.

Movies: Too many favorites. I like all kinds of movies, especially French ones! Tarantino flicks, Spike Lee joints, funny movies, scary movies, Period pieces, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz. Oh yea.

Shows: A bunch. I like Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies, Downton Abbey, Mad men. I don't really watch TV much though.

Music: Again, too much to really list. I like music played on instruments that I own (and I own a lot), but I really like folk, classic rock, jazz, bossa nova, classical music, old school hip hop, soul, bluegrass (but not really country), fife and drum.

Food: I like all kinds. I don't think I've really found a cuisine that I didn't like. From Canada to Cuba, from France to Finland, from Pho to Potatoes, I like just about all. Sushi is great, haggis is awesome, I had reindeer once. I did not like Vietnamese snake wine though... bad experience.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order

1. Il forno's pizza. It's in Frederick. Go there now.
2. Movies. Netflix is like our centuries printing press. Not really, but you catch what I mean.
3. A good sense of humor. Laugh at my jokes and you're okay in my book.
4. musical instruments. It's good to find something to do with those wandering hands, am I right?
5. good people. This needs no explanation
6. The vitals. Food, water, oxygen, shelter, il forno pizza, etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If there are no girls on the internet, does this mean that OKcupid is all a lie?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my friends, doing whatever we want to do, be it watching movies, drinking beer, eating, just hanging out or whatever.

Oh, also playing music. I'd probably bring along some sort of stringed instrument (nothing too crazy while in public though - don't want to be "that guy," we're talking like a ukulele here).

I don't really have a "typical friday night" though. So, this is all conjecture.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That if I message you on here, I'm being totally genuine, and really just want to talk, or get to know you. I'm not some psycho creeper or anything.
You should message me if
1. You want to. If you think I'm cool.
2. If you can see yourself tearing around the DC area in my ballin' 99 Civic.
3. If you can quote Tarantino movies, Hot Fuzz, or Shaun of the dead.
4. You play a cool musical instrument. You can define cool.
5. You want to go on adventures, or share stories about past adventures. (I've been to quite a few countries in my day, I'll have you know)
6. You like old things, or museums.
The two of us