smirking1
31 McLean, United States
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My self-summary
I like amber lagers with a strong malt component, quiet nights in and late nights out, home cooked meals, summer peaches, and Irish pubs.

I’m a history geek. I love finding a good story to tell about interesting people and places in the past. I’ve traveled around the states for work (park ranger and historical interpreter) and around the world for fun and enlightenment. I love traveling to a new place, digging into its history, eating its food, and finding out what makes it special.

Most of my jobs have been outdoors, where I’m happiest. When I have to be inside, I like an old-fashioned pub, with good friends (or good strangers) and an engaging conversation. I’ve never been accused of keeping my opinions to myself or of being quiet. I love a healthy debate with an interested partner. My friends consist of an inexplicably high number of teachers, actors, seamstresses and costume/fashion designers.

I'm supposed to let you figure this out, but I'm an overly sentimental cynic who secretly wishes that life was as well scripted as an Aaron Sorkin drama or a quirky indie comedy.
What I’m doing with my life
I just got back from three months abroad.

For work, I'm a living history and museum consultant; currently developing a long term living history project.
I’m really good at
Storytelling. Camping. Getting sucked into movies and tv dramas. Trying out new recipes and cooking from scratch. Convincing people I live on a farm just before the Revolutionary War. GGG, switching, public play. Exploring the world, I think I'm over 20 countries, something like that. I like board games, Euro-games but don't get enough chances to play.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no indoor voice.
My hair is long.
I have a beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I prefer nonfiction and historical fiction, but I have to confess to reading some good fluff lately.

Movies: For Love of the Game, Saved!, Rudy, Good Night and Good Luck, Igby Goes Down, The Hammer, It's Kind of a Funny Story, long way Down, Casablanca.

Dark comedy, introspective drama, and superhero movies. Indie films and Marvel movies, that sums it up.

TV: Aaron Sorkin's shows, Bones, Buffy, Restaurant: Impossible, Nurse Jackie, Star Trek (TNG & DS9 mostly). I like strong writing and witty dialogue. Laugh tracks will kill any interest I had in a show, except Big Bang Theory - which is slowly winning my heart.

My Netflix account will reveal that i've caught myself up on a number of mediocre sci-fi shows. I used to watch some of the cooking reality shows, but not anymore.

Music: I like some music, I dislike much more music than I like. I'm both eccentric and vary narrow-visioned in my musical tastes. I'm surprisingly fond of what DC101 was playing the last few years, alternative rock. Every few years I get back into country, it goes through phases as the music does.

Food: Anything but octopus, prepared pretty much any way you can think. Really, I love trying new foods, new restaurants, new dishes. I would explore the whole world through food given the chance; some might say I'm well into that challenge.
The six things I could never do without
Engaging conversation
A story to tell
Trees
Fresh fruit
New experiences

I know that isn't six, but I can't think of a sixth thing I can't or haven't done without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The polar pull between international wanderlust and a longstanding desire to establish and live on a farm somewhere.
On a typical Friday night I am
What's typical about a Froday night?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will watch a romantic comedy with you and probably enjoy it.

Sports movies make cry despite my utter disinterest in sports.

I only shave my beard when I am paid to do so.
You should message me if
You have something you're passionate about and enjoy sharing your passions with a partner in crime.

You like quite pubs more than loud clubs.

You'd rather be lost in the woods than Lost in a city.

You like making the first move. (Knowing what you want and asserting your preference is a big turn on.)

You like swapping stories of international travel.

You know a good beer I should try.

Or, you think we could have an adventure together.
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