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My self-summary
Hey! I'm Mike and an overall creative geek. For fun I love listening to music, playing my guitar, and going to concerts. I have an uncool small collection of vinyl, but I dig it. I also really enjoy the adventures of traveling (anywhere from Stone Mountain Park to Hawaii!), anything outdoors, anything by the water, parks, porches, photography, have a fascination with astronomy/stars/the moon, history, baseball, playing/watching sports, laughing, learning, architecture/design/construction, and spending time with family.

I like keeping things simple and just strive to be a genuine person. I'm pretty shy on the surface, but there's a quiet confidence there. I know when to be serious, but I'm really just a silly kid at heart once you get to know me.
What I’m doing with my life
I went to Georgia Tech for an undergrad degree in Architecture and really loved it. After being in the real world for a couple years, though, I realized I wanted more construction experience, so I went to Auburn to pursue a Design-Build masters degree.

Now, I'm back in the Architecture/Design/Construction field- specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM) for a commercial construction co. Essentially it's producing "smart" 3D building models. I'm sure that sounds nerdy, but it's exciting stuff, really!!

Like Auburn's Rural Studio and Design-Build program, I believe everyone, rich or poor, deserves a warm, dry shelter for the soul. One day I hope to use the BIM communication skills I'm learning to better serve the community (especially underserved kids and their families).

I enjoy running after work to decompress and have energy for the rest of the day.
I’m really good at
...I'm pretty good at procrastinating. :)
...listening with an open mind.
...staying positive and laughing.
...overusing the words 'amazing' and 'awesome' (but I really mean it when I say it).
The first things people usually notice about me
I am friendly, though quiet and reserved off the bat. I warm up quickly once I'm comfortable around people, though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: I know it's not a book, but I do enjoy reading Men's Health magazine. Also, Stephen Colbert's "I Am America and So Can You".

Drama/Action- Punch-Drunk Love, Amélie, Once, Fight Club, Princess Bride, Garden State, Back to the Future, Karate Kid (Part II is the best one!), Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Goonies, and other great 80's movies and cartoons

Funny- Spaceballs, Anchorman, I Love You Man, Wedding Singer, Music & Lyrics, Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, Blades of Glory, School of Rock, Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin, Step Brothers, Office Space, Supertroopers, Just Friends, Weekend at Bernie’s, Shaun of the Dead, My Blue Heaven, Airplane!, Major League, Up!, Despicable Me, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World!, Wreck-it Ralph, Silver Linings Playbook, Lego Movie

TV: Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, The Office (both), Daily Show, Colbert Report, Conan (saw him at the Fox and Tabernacle and it was Awesome!), Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, Chappelle's Show, Spin City, NewsRadio, Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Austin City Limits, The Biggest Loser, HGTV, Sportscenter, Braves games, Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!!) and Auburn (War Eagle!!) Sports

MUSIC: it's a broad range, good music is good music; I love finding new bands to listen to.
Pop- Weezer (all-time favorite band, esp. the early stuff), Cake, Nada Surf, Ozma, Rilo Kiley, the Cardigans, Ash, Guster, Jack Johnson, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars

Blues- acoustic and electric, Eric Clapton (all-time favorite guitarist), Cream, SRV, Hendrix, White Stripes

Jazz- 40's, New Orleans style, early Ella Fitzgerald (love her voice), Artie Shaw (love the sound of the clarinet), Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, King Joe Oliver

Oldies and R&B- 50's Doo Wop, Motown, Stax Records, Aaron Neville, Fats Domino, old Boyz II Men, the Stylistics

Rock- Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, Pearl Jam, Tenacious D, Muse, The Strokes, Fun.

Indie- The Unicorns, Starfucker, Aqueduct, Pavement, acoustic Sufjan Stevens, Modest Mouse, The Wrens, The Ditty Bops, New Pornographers, 8-bit tunes, and plenty of others I can't think of at the moment

Alt. Country- Wilco, Calexico, Avett Bros., Nicole Atkins, Jayhawks, Okkervil River, Iron & Wine, Pinehill Haints, the Everybodyfields

Classic Country- Hank Williams Sr., old Randy Travis (another all-time favorite), Willie Nelson, Blue Sky Boys, Gene Autry, Doc Watson and other Bluegrass pioneers

Classic Rock- the usual suspects for the most part... Beatles (so good!), The Kinks, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Foreigner

Rap- Kanye West, OutKast, Wyclef Jean, the Streets

Awesome 80’s- loved Tears for Fears, Prince, and Michael Jackson as a tike. Not so much bands as the great songs that came from the era like Aha’s “Take on Me” or Cutting Crew’s “Just Died In Your Arms Tonight”.

Film Scores- Once, Silver Linings Playbook, Doc Hollywood, Up! and other Disney/Pixar stuff. You can probably see the hopeless romantic theme running here, haha.

FOOD: Anything with cheese or chocolate, Fatt Matt's Rib Shack, watermelon
Six things I could never do without
1. Family
2. Music
3. A guitar
4. Chapstick
5. Laughter/Positive Attitude
6. Learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about everything is connected or else I'm probably humming to a song in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
...getting dinner/grabbing drinks/hanging out with friends, playing guitar, Band Hero, or catching up on Netflix. A concert would be great, but the good ones never seem to be on a Friday night anymore.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not ashamed to admit that I do enjoy classic Disney films and the music as well! I also like a lot of the Pixar and DreamWorks stuff, too.
You should message me if
...we share a lot of the same interests and values are typically positive and like to laugh try to make the best out of a situation wanna be friends first and are looking for your best friend're kind even when no one is looking treat everyone the same no matter their station in life're a sweet, down to earth girl with a spunk for life and a good heart.
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