randonGEEK85
31 Long Beach, United States
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My self-summary
As you read the following, my sincerest hope is that you could find it in yourself to grant me the presumption of truth :)

Oh and if you don't like lot's of words or don't care for the pursuit of clarity, feel free to skim, there's a lot here lol At the very least I hope you can appreciate the effort :p

- I try to be a gentleman. I open/hold the door for people, say please, thank you and ma'am, not all the time, but certainly when I have the presence of mind to do so
- Above all else, I believe in living a good and moral life
- I treat everyone the way that I would like to be treated and expect the same....and if you want people to steal from you or stab you....please feel free to hit the back/delete button :)
- I'm a hard worker. I've earned all that I have from the sweat of my brow and the firing of my neurons
- I'm pathologically honest
- Optimist by choice, realist by nature and pessimist by necessity. Nothing is ever black and white, so my outlook on things tends to reflect the circumstances
- I don't do things expecting something in return
- I dont draw, paint or sculpt, but I consider myself a creative person, in my own way
- I'm usually up for anything except robbing liquor stores and snatching purses (see item above)
- I never went to college but I think I've done well for myself and will continue to improve myself despite the fact, I self educate :)
- It doesn't matter to me how much you make as long as you have a drive to improve yourself
- I believe that the only things aside from certain anatomical requisites to being a man are independence and decency....most other things just seem like macho bs to me
- I would like to meet someone who is open, honest and anything but judgmental
- I'm honest with myself and can/will openly admit my flaws
- I despise arrogance because I think society can function just fine without it
- When it comes to humor, I don't believe in comfort zones because I think humor should be boundless
- I love science and technology and learning how the universe came into being and how it continues to function (bonus points if you know who Carl Sagan is)
- I believe in living ones life without regrets, not because you wish to absolve yourself of all the poor decisions you've made, but because you've made your decisions wisely

I try not to describe myself in absolute terms. I've spent enough time with myself to know....myself and I can say with all honesty and humility that I do like who I've become. I think I'm awesome and my hope is that you will too, but I don't feel the need to tell you that I'm "wicked awesome" or "bloody brilliant". Everyone has a dictionary and can easily compile a list of flattering words, so I won't bother to do that. I try to be honest with myself, but I'm clearly biased lol. Really though, all that is for you to decide. Just make sure you know at least something about me before pretending you know everything about me :)

Now, the following sections are just random things I've come up with at different points in time since starting my profile that I feel would give you a better sense of what kind of a person I am and not just a list of stuff I like, I can share that stuff later lol. For now it's important to bear in mind that I'm sharing these things because I pride myself on being honest and open and wish to offer up my perspective for your consideration and would delight in hearing yours as well!

......let the randomness begin!

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Building on a point I made above, I'm not perfect. See, I can admit my flaws ;) It is my sincerest hope that I can meet someone who is not perfect either. I would like to meet someone that understands that we are all works in progress, always becoming the person we want to be. When I meet someone (emphasis on the "meeting" part) and learn about them, I try my best to take everything into consideration and form an opinion about them based on that information and the basic understanding that there is a reason behind every decision, good or bad. We are not merely a list of bullet points, but rather a never ending series of essays. It's not until I've fully formed an opinion about someone that I can say where I would like things to go. I would like to meet someone who will not dismiss someone simply for a few insignificant flaws.

It is worth noting however that if I don't message you back, it's not because I've judged you and feel that you are unworthy. It's simply because with the information available to me I don't feel we have enough of a connection to make things work. It's not much different than when I need to buy cloths. When I set out, I haven't the faintest idea what I want, but I know what I'm looking for and when I see it, I know, that's the one. Please keep in mind this is only an analogy, I don't think your importance is on par with a t-shirt, I just use a lot of analogies to explain things, because that's how I roll. It's like a car..... oh you know what I mean :)

Btw, I realize that I have a bullet point list about myself above, but I will share an essay about any point if need be, so please, do excuse the irony :)

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I recently came across this and found it to be pretty damn accurate. I've also made it a point to ask close friends who know me well to pick one of the 16 different roles that they feel best describes me without telling them which I think I am. More often than not, they choose this one, so I'd say this best describes me :)

So if you want to know more about the intangibles that make me.....me then this is a good place to start :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastermind_(Role_Variant)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTJ

And for what it's worth, I'm quite a lot like INTPs as well, which is the second most chosen type among friends. There are very few things described that don't apply.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP

Again, I share this because I want you to understand me for who I am on a deeper level than, "I really like going to the beach and hanging out with cool people".....which I do, who doesn't? I just feel that this is "need to know" info and the other stuff is important, but for other reasons.

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As I stated above, I didn't attend college. I know that for some, that this may be a deal breaker and I can certainly understand why you might feel that way. While it has everything to do with opportunity and means and less to do with desire, I think things have worked out well despite the fact I never went. Most of my friends who I work(ed) with and other friends in the industry went to school and accrued a rather sizable debt in the process.

While I may not have been fortunate enough to go, I do think that I am very fortunate to be someone who is adept at learning things myself. I taught myself how to do 3D in a few years with the resources available to me on the internet. As unfortunate as it may be that I don't have a fancy degree, I doesn't seem to have held me back in my career.

I would say that most everything I could want to learn, I could teach myself and if I want to badly enough, I can master it :) The only exception I've encountered would be programming. It's a little dense to say the least, so I may need to go to school for that down the road lol

Apologies if this belongs under the "What I'm Doing With My Life" heading, (I'm a rebel, deal with it lol) but right now I'm designing a convertible hard top for my car that will open and close by holding down a switch much like the soft top now. This involves coming up with a design, creating the necessary components for the whole thing to move and ensuring the whole thing is stable/strong as well as figuring out how to manufacture all the parts in a reasonable amount of time and to a level of quality that meets my own personal standards.

Now you might be thinking, "Why don't you go to school for that?" Well, as I said, I'm a self taught person and I'm almost positive that I can make with happen in less time than it would take for me to go to school lol. Besides, for me, it's about the satisfaction I get from learning how to do something on my own. Trial and error, breakthroughs and setbacks. It's a process of discovery! I love learning, without a doubt. It's a nearly unquenchable thirst. I just have a different approach than convention may like.

So, if you're the type who wants an intelligent and ambitious mate, we can talk. If you just want someone who has a piece of paper that acknowledges they endured 4+ years of college, yeah, I'm probably not the droid you're looking for :)

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Favorite Quotes:
"What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be" - Someone brilliant

"Science, because figuring things out is always better than making shit up." - ?

"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams." - Willy Wonka

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan (bonus points if you know what he means :) )

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do" - Apple Inc. circa 1997

--Whether or not I think they've lived up to these ideal or not is another topic of discussion, but as it stands, regardless of who wrote it or what they've become, this is by far one of my all time favorite quotes.

"I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I'm dead. " -Kurt Vonnegut

--I can't claim to be well versed in the works of this man, but this quote perfectly encapsulates the very essence of my outlook on life and my interactions with others.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I'm working at a small company in Long Beach and we specialize in making 3D models of automobiles for video games and advertisements. I've been there for about 6 years and I love what I do. Who wouldn't like checking out sweet cars all day? :)

Monday nights I play dodgeball and that's quite a lot of fun :)

In my spare time I'm either out with friends, learning something new, enjoying a good movie (sometimes a bad one), TV show, or creating things with my 3D printer...yes, you read that right. A printer that makes read physical objects from plastic. Google it! :)
I’m really good at
Fixing stuff, making people laugh...even if they didn't want to, seeing things from a different perspective, run on sentences, listening, explaining things/communicating, ruining movies for people who haven't seen them yet, sleeping, computer stuff (yes, I can probably fix your computer), singing Black Keys in my car, and a bunch of other stuff....
The first things people usually notice about me
...that I'm not wearing any pants
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Injustice and inequality....among other things. I'll try to list a few below as they come to me. They will likely vary from the deep to the absurd, who knows.

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If someone discovers the theory of relativity without ever having heard of Einstein, are they still as brilliant?

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How to survive in a post apocalyptic zombie world. Who hasn't thought of it these days?!

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What a perfect world would look like.....and not in a cutesy "It's fun to think about" kind of way lol. It has nothing to do with everyone having a mansion or cotton candy growing on trees.

I'm willing to bet you dinner or at least a coffee that we can easily spend 3 hours discussing this and not even scratch the surface. And, if you think this is silly/impossible/super lame, chances are that's a good thing, for me at least. I don't want to meet someone who doesn't at least ponder what this world would be like and wish to help humanity get there, on some level. I want to meet someone who like me, strives to be one of the crazy people (see quotes :) )

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Has anyone ever compared online dating to politics yet? Ok, good, here we go..... Online dating is similar to politics because in order to be successful in either, you really have to be careful of what you say, you can never be too honest. You also have to show your best side and play up your strengths. I think the only way they are dissimilar is that with online dating you don't talk copious amounts of shit about the competition, unless I've missed something? To be fair though, with online dating, its ALWAYS election season!....don't forget to vote....

Not that I think there is anything wrong with the way online dating works, really just an observation :)
You should message me if
If Carl Sagan would approve of you :)

You're down to earth and modest.

Wanting to help other people you don't know has at least crossed your mind is always a plus. I don't expect everyone to volunteer at a soup kitchen or anything, but those who have a general concern for others well being tend to treat people in their every day lives with more dignity and respect.

If you don't rush to judgement but instead seek a deeper understanding of the people and world around you.

You like to have nice dinners out but are completely content with a night in with a special someone.

You're past the "party" phase. Don't get me wrong, I like going out to places where I can hear people speak. On the other end of the spectrum I go to EDC every year I can because it's bloody fun and I love the music :)

Basically, if you're more concerned about learning and growing as a person and understanding your fears so that you may conquer them, I'm more likely to be interested in you than if you prefer to go clubbing and dancing your fears and concerns away.
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