taoshaffer
32 Grandview, United States
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My self-summary
I was born and raised in Overland Park, KS, though I did spend a about a year of high school in West Virginia and another in Maryland.

After high school I got a two year degree in Liberal Arts and then decided to enlist in the military. My enlistment ended in 2011. It had it's ups and downs. Oddly enough, it always seems better in retrospect than it really was. I got stationed in Okinawa and had the opportunity to see the Philippines and Korea as well.

And now it's 2016. I have a good job, I own a home, and generally life is looking up.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm saving up to become a rental property owner. I hope to attain enough properties to make myself self-sufficient.
I’m really good at
I've built a number of computers and fixed dozens more. Fixing, building, and upgrading computers is something that I wanted to do as a job not too long ago. Unfortunately, those jobs don't pay well.
The first things people usually notice about me
Unknown
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Dark Fantasy and any book by William Gibson are sure fire hits with me. I tend to stick more to Science Fiction though. Cyberpunk and other Dystopian themes appeal to me.

The Tao Te Ching.

In the realm of movies, I like, again, Science Fiction. But I enjoy pretty much anything that has an interesting story or concept. Bladerunner, Aliens, Inception, Memento, and The Fountain are some of my all time favorites.

I like a variety of music. Trance makes for some good work out music. Mum is great for relaxing. Juno Reactor for when I feel like turning up the volume. Crystal Castles has some great music, as well as Royskopp. Recently I've been exploring the ambient, psybient music section of youtube.

Indian and Thai are probably two of my favorites. As a side note: if you ever find yourself on Okinawa, check out CoCo's they have the spiciest curry on the island.
The six things I could never do without
Computer
Internet
An interesting book to read
A project to keep me entertained
A goal to work towards
An ever-changing variety of things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. What's going on the political arena. Where we're going as a nation. What my next kitchen creation will be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing table-top role playing games! It's good fun, chatting and slinging dice. I even built a big 4' x 10' gaming table to do it at. I'm proud of it despite the imperfections.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel compelled to pick up every piece of loose change I see on the ground...
You should message me if
Hey, it's a free country. Message me if you want to exercise your First Amendment right.

P.S. I'm not paying for the website, so if you "like" why don't you leave a message as well. We can chat, exchange war stories.
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