tailskid
33 Ferndale, United States
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My self-summary
A good friend of mine accurately described my singlehood this way: "I think that you are some one who is very nice, but very particular, and you're not looking to find someone who needs a bunch of change to be bf ready. you are very strong, but don't want to have use that strength to whip someone into shape. when you do find some one that works, it will work very well."
What I’m doing with my life
Working in downtown Detroit as an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Specialist although I'm a copy editor by trade.
I’m really good at
Scrabble. Qualified for the World Scrabble Championship in 2009 in Malaysia. I retired from playing tournaments early in 2015, but still play Facebook Scrabble.

Trivia. I write pub quiz trivia on the side and appeared on Jeopardy in October 2013 and won two games and $38,000 (which went toward my own house).

Bowling. Well, I used to be good at it though I've stunk the past few years. Have averaged 175 on pro conditions, 200+ on house shots.

Tennis. I don't know if this rises to the "really good at" category; I was the best player on my high-school team my senior year (our team really sucked, though) and I'm starting to get into playing again.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh can be a little loud/unique ... and I use it a lot. I like to laugh and make other people laugh. People usually notice how quiet I am at first, but I usually open up after getting to know them; that seems to be a common trait among a lot of profiles I've seen.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Own most of sports writer John Feinstein's books and have read quite a few others (would like to read them all and only have a handful more to do). I'd guess that about half of my collection of books are sports-related. Outside of sports, love the Harry Potter series.

Movies: Not a big movie person, but note the Harry Potter thing above. Can never get tired of watching "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (the first version; I refuse to watch the recent one). Same goes for "Clue."

TV (top 10): More recently: Real Time with Bill Maher, Last Week Tonight, Cold Case, The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. Less recently: Golden Girls (I have most episodes practically memorized), Law & Order, Frasier, House, Dragnet. (This doesn't count game shows, of which there would be too many to list.)

Music: Love bands like Moxy Fruvous and They Might Be Giants. Not really big into music, though.

Food: Not a gourmet; more an "eat to live" person. Can't go wrong with pizza (unless you puts stuff like onions and peppers on it). A bit of a snack-food junkie when it comes to potato chips, popcorn, pretzels. (I like stuff that doesn't begin with the letter P, too.)
The six things I could never do without
The literalist in me says that anybody who answers this question without saying "food, water, shelter, air, sleep and human relationships" (in some order) needs a refresher course on Maslow. However, I'll skip those and play along:

1. My iPhone/Internet access
2. Scrabble ... without it, I'm not sure where I'd be.
3. My family.
4. My friends.
5. Books, either the type to read or the type to do puzzles in.
6. A sport to follow.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm going to do for the rest of the day (I'm always planning). Relationships in general.
On a typical Friday night I am
What's typical? On most Fridays I'm chillaxing after the work week, maybe watching Amazing Race or Shark Tank. But I could be at my book club, which meets one Friday a month. I could be at a "poker league" I'm a part of which meets one Friday a month.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a very private person. I can't think of anything I consider private that I'm willing to put in a "public" space.
You should message me if
One of my favorite responses to this: "If your sentences have a subject and a verb."

I can't recall a meaningful conversation on here that started with a generic "hey" or "what's up?" The people I've become friends with here (and there've been a few) strung sentences together, gave me something to work with, and made me want to reply.
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