pauljs75
40 Waukegan, United States
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My self-summary
Not sure why I'm here exactly. Would be fun to find somebody to hang with, but then again I'm also the asocial reserved type. As boring as being alone can be at times, it's still way better than dealing with somebody's drama and B.S.

So yeah, it would be neat to find somebody to hang with to get out of the house on occasion. If anything works out beyond that, great! If not, no biggie. Not much else to it.
What I’m doing with my life
[Insert starving artist description here.] Had a job that was nothing but a concentrated ball of stress with low pay. Eventually quit (for my own sanity), but the hard part is finding another job. Enjoying the surplus free time and 95% of stress went away with that job, but there's always that cash anxiety in the background. Doing something about unemployment is even harder when trying to find a job that isn't awful.
I’m really good at
Giving my cats a pat on the head or a belly rub. Even knead them over like playdough, but they don't mind - thus they must like it.

Driving. I've done it as part of a job before. Shame it didn't involve only making left turns with no speed limit and paying 100X what it actually did. If that's the case, I wouldn't be here on OKC.

Art, in various mediums/media. (I like doing the electronic stuff mostly, but have no qualms painting or sculpting if the mood strikes.) Which is what my college degree is related to. Oh, and I'm not that bad a photographer if I can think of what to do at the time.

Last but not least is that I'm good at various computer stuff (putting them together, making them work, web, flash, etc.), but not quite at a level where I could do serious programming or IT work. I keep it at a modest level where it seems more like fun than work.
The first things people usually notice about me
In person I'm usually quiet and reserved and perhaps a little quirky. (I tend to be aloof until I feel I know who I'm dealing with.)

Besides that? Maybe the way I look at you and my eyebrows. You'll know if you have my attention or said something I find funny.

And if you get to know me (or decide to stalk me on the internet - which is way too easy), my odd and/or irreverent sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sci-fi stuff mostly. Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury, Niven, etc. As long as it doesn't get too far out or self-serious and has some entertainment value, then I'm game. And right now I'm into Pratchett's Disc World books. Ok, so fantasy is good too if it's clever and fun. No spoilers please!

Movies: There's a lot of weird stuff I haven't seen that I'd probably like. Animation, action/adventure, etc. Things like Fifth Element or Pulp Fiction are pretty fun. It's entertaining as long as the movie doesn't get too stupid.

Shows: I haven't followed TV much lately. Yet I manage to watch Naked & Afraid of all things. I do follow some animated shows and I even stream weird anime stuff online. Not super into it, but stories are fun none the less. (And if you're watching something that's nonsense, why not go all the way?)

Music: All kinds. But perhaps it's quixotic as to what I like or don't. If you really want to know though, I was pissed off when Q101 got sold out. (Still am? There's that particular niche between XRT and WIIL that remains a big and empty void in a dial filled with pop and mix drivel.)

Food: Italian food, asian food, and barbeque stuff are up there on my favorites list. That and what could be considered mostly carnivore fare. Rabbit food and whatever burns going in and out are much lower on my list.
The six things I could never do without
Air
Water
Food
Shelter
Sleep
The Internet

Sheesh, that's overused and I'm terrible at this...
Try again?

Alternate list that's much less literal:
Drawing/art supplies.
Internet again.
Good running reliable car.
Half decent computer.
Wacom Tablet.
Nice digital camera.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Winning the lottery. Some say money causes problems. But money solves problems. All kiiiinnndsss of problems. Muahahaha! (Nope, no evil laugh there.)

How to get a date with somebody I'm attracted to and also find likable. I think that narrows it down to the point where the odds are against me. I'm no prize myself, but I'm still damn picky.

What's the point of this universe, and all the existential crap that goes with it? If it really is a game, I want to tell the developer that it blows. Getting XP is hard, and the gold system in it is too easily expoited and rigged by griefers.

e^(i*pi) = -1

If there was an epic rap battle between Grover from Sesame St. and Chakka from Land of the Lost, who would win?
On a typical Friday night I am
Figuring out how to get a driver to work on Linux Mint. And no, buying a different piece of hardware is not the correct answer. Almost everything is working but wireless. At least I still have Windows on the other partition.

Other than that, nothing too special. I suppose the perk of being between jobs is every day can be treated like Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I haven't outgrown cartoons, comics, or videogames. Likely never will. Some people have their drugs and alcohol, but I find that some escapism via entertainment can be just as bad of a vice and one I'm fallible to.

Speaking of immaturity and vices... Soft drinks, cheese, some junk food, candy... Sheesh I can be terrible at times. It's a weakness I have to watch out for.
You should message me if
*You like (casual) videogames, bicycling, talking about weird stuff, hiking, art, photography, or making experimental music.

*Are sort of crazy, but not too crazy. The kind of person that might have done something epic at least once. The past should reveal some interesting or funny story to tell.

*You think you have what it takes to rustle my jimmies (in a good way), as you will get my rapt and full attention.

*Are a person that gets bored sitting around and wants something fun to do, but doesn't want to go to some stupid crowded club or bar with head-throbbing obnoxious music.

*You're ok with a guy that really isn't big on any sports.

*You have a sense of humor or at least "gets me" from what you've seen here.

*You don't think minigolf or bowling is too campy to be fun.

*Not minding a guy currently being partially dependent on family until some things get fixed, improved, or otherwise straigtened out.

*Realizes the above item has to do with circumstances in life and not for lack of trying.

*Doesn't smoke, but realizes the nasty tobacco smell on any items or clothing relates to living with family.

*Having time to spend freely is more important than whatever rations life provides. Basically work to live, not the other way around.

*You don't mind the occasional mischief if it doesn't cause too much grief.

*You have no significant baggage from previous relationships. Not only can be awkward, but changes priorities in a relationship.
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