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My self-summary
I've lived in the four cardinal points of the US. Pretty much have experienced all the elements of the US except living in the Northeast.

I'm a big adorkable (adorable dork) from the South. I could teach a class on science fiction and yet still explain the rules of baseball to you. I'm that rare person who scores 50% extrovert, 50% introvert on the Myers-Briggs personality test.

My go-to phrases are "Oh my Buddha" and "son of a Joe" (I'm Joe). It's not fair to pick just one deity or curse someone's mama when you don't know them (I know myself, so I feel just fine cursing myself/any male offspring of mine out).

I make my living by consulting on cloud technology, so if you just need a weekend drinking/exploration buddy, I can be that!

This describes me extremely well...
What I’m doing with my life
Using my brain mostly, metabolizing food, and using my six senses. Let's hope you caught that one. Enjoying my height, but I've been doing that most of my life.

I was once asked what was my personal brand. A word or phrase or image that represents me. I drew the symbol of Superman.
I’m really good at
math, playing cards, lifting things, throwing a frisbee, witty puns (though not on demand), running into walls, being clumsy, kissing, drinking, thinking, mixing the last two, having fun, and being awesome.

I'm the guy you call to lift a couch...by himself up your three flights of stairs.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm a really tall broad-shouldered guy or that I have a deep booming voice. Apparently people who hear my voice before seeing me think I'm black.

My sister describes me as a "Californian Surfer Dude" who has never learned to surf. It's a shame, I think it would be fun. Plus I've just moved to California so at least the first part of it is coming true.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Writing all of this could take a lifetime (too true past self)

I <3 Movies...Name a few and I bet I've seen 75% or more of them. My favorite, however, is Gattaca. It demonstrates that we can rise above our so-called potential to achieve something more than us. Movies that I always keep stashed on an accessible harddrive though are: Better Off Dead, The Princess Bride, Stranger Than Fiction, Garden State, Hot Tub Time Machine, Despicable Me, Pirate Radio, Eurotrip, Moonrise Fiefdom, well, there are others but I think you get the picture.

I listen to Punk, Hip-Hop, Indie, Alternative, a little Metal, R&B, Pop, etc. Top 5 (High Fidelity style): The Academy Is..., A Day to Remember, Silverstein, Forever the Sickest Kids, Brand New. Guilty Sixth: Taylor Swift
Currently Listening: State Champs, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck

I've read more books than you a fact that we could argue for hours I'm sure, but nowadays I mostly read sci-fi and fantasy books.
My favorite book by far is The Count of Monte Cristo, but I will also give props to Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
The book I am most proud of owning: A signed copy of The Fault in Our Stars
Favorite Fantasy Book/Series: Tie between The Gentlemen Bastard Series by Scott Lynch and The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (thankfully both are still being written)
Favorite Sci-Fi Book/Series: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Favorite Guilty Pleasure Reading: Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (I love mythology)
Currently reading: Redshirts by John Scalzi, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and Golden Son by Pierce Brown.

As for TV, I like comedies. New Girl, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Family Guy (I constantly make references), anything that will make me laugh mostly.

As for what food I like to eat, I'll eat anything trust me on that. Worst thing I've ever eaten has been fish eyeballs, an experience I don't want to repeat. Remind me to tell you about the first time I had chicken's feet though, it's a decent story.

Beer: IPA, Stout, Saison, Hefeweizen, Tripel drinker. I dig Chimay, anything brewed by Three Floyds, Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Russian River, Terrapin Hopsecutioner (Georgia IPA that may be better than most beers I've found on the West Coast yet), and Old Rasputin
The six things I could never do without
Music, coffee, a computer, a delicious brew, open-mindedness (very important), and my superhuman strength :P
I spend a lot of time thinking about
42, after all it's the answer. But what's the question? Sorry, a little sci-fi joke.

Do people on here really pose naked in their beds so they can attract attention?

If humanity will self-implode before we reach other stars. Has that been the fate of other alien civilizations to die out before reaching their full potential? Or is there hope we can one day meet others among the stars?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, partying, reading a book, watching a movie, trying to take over the world, playing cards, eating food, drinking good beer (Terrapin Hopsecutioner is my "local" beer of choice), wraaastling bear-pigs, making cheesy movie references, blowing things up with my mind, suiting up, pondering the big questions, fulfilling the law of diminishing returns, all this in one Friday night, of course.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got my left nipple pierced (scratch that I took it out after 6 years).
Also, I've got a teddy bear named Archibald the Tyrant.
If you brought me a six pack of beer and a super hero movie you could probably get into my pants...
(I wonder which of those three should be the more private thing?)
You should message me if
Ideal woman:
Wants to be the big spoon sometimes.
Likes sci-fi books or movies
Not afraid to eat a whole pizza with me (I'll do the heavy lifting here)
Can laugh about anything from funny faces to making fun of each other
Has a sense of independence and individuality, if you have these I think you would understand this statement.
Will let me give you a back massage.
Loves to travel. (Just went to Germany for Oktoberfest, now going to Hong Kong in November.)