toperishtwice
30 Redwood City, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a total nerd on the inside, but I can be "one of the guys" just as easily. I get really excited when The History Channel actually has a program related to something historical. I like video games as a social interaction more than an escape from social interaction, but recently have started to move away from both in favor of face-to-face interactions involving alcohol. Speaking of alcohol, i love the stuff and mostly drink in moderation (and have a jolly good time doing so). I have a job, a car and a plan for my future. I am an only child and only grandchild, but I've been told that I don't act like it (people seem to think that only children are spoiled, or something). I like to think I'm level headed, and that I make sound choices, but I am a guy, and I like to drive fast-ish and make impulse buys on occasion.

I'm looking for new friends, drinking buddies, and people to hang out or go do something with.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a computer security consulting firm doing cool stuff that I can't really talk about ;)

I'm looking for people to drink and do things with, probably the first one to start with, but the second is equally available.
I’m really good at
making people laugh. I could never cut it being on stage, but I can definitely hold my own with a group of friends in a bar.

Computer stuff - work in the field, it's sort of a requirement

This seems to be the appropriate section for this: I'm really terrible at --

making friends - I work a strange schedule that involves rotating nights and weekends, so it's quite hard to make friends and keep them due to my consistency

Cooking - it's edible, but nothing I do in the kitchen would ever be confused as gourmet.

Making the first move - I've been told I take things too slow and that I'm not direct enough but I thinks it's more that I'm looking for someone I can be friends with first, then start a relationship with, instead of just trying to hookup like so many other guys out there.
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile; I'm constantly smiling and making jokes about everything when I'm out. I have enough serious time at work, when I'm out, I want to have a good time and enjoy myself.

I'm moderately short. at 5'6ish, I'm definitely not the tallest guy in the room.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This list could get really long, really fast, so we'll stick to genres (something not being on the list just means that it's not my *favorite*, I dare you to find something I don't like) :

Books: Dystopian, fantasy, historical fiction

Movies: Sci-fi, action/adventure, comedy (romcoms with the right person)

Music: rock, electronic, rap, country (yes, really)

Food: Middle eastern, Italian, Sushi

Shows: Comedy sitcoms

My username is from a Robert Frost poem, Fire and Ice, which is the first piece of poetry that I ever actually liked (when I was younger, there are quite a few more poems and authors that I enjoy poetry from now).
The six things I could never do without
1) Knowing what time it is - I have a serious need to always know the time, and I'm always early for any appointment
2) Beer/Wine - I've been learning more and more about beer and wine and have really been having fun discovering and trying new types out in my quest to broaden my horizons
3) Family - Glad to finally be back in California to be near my family
4) Internet/Computer/iPhone - this one should be pretty obvious, but I like staying connected
5) New foods - I love trying new foods and discovering new things about my tastes
6) Sleep - I need at least 4-5 hours of sleep a 'night' (I work nights so my nights are days, yea it gets confusing real quick), or else I have a hard time functioning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I want to be in 5 years - My plan over the past 5 years has changed so much, and I can't imagine what the next 5 years will bring (but I still try and I try to be prepared for anything).

Furnishings for my apartment - I need some good wall art. Been thinking about something like this: https://afremov.com/RAIN-S-RUSTLE-PALETTE-KNIFE-Oil-Painting-On-Canvas-By-Leonid-Afremov-Size-40x24.html
what do you think?

Computer security. Working with it on a daily basis tends to have that effect.
On a typical Friday night I am
Half the time I'm working, the other half I'm calling my coworkers up to see if they want to go or do something.

On my weekends I try to get out and do things, but not knowing anyone around here tends to leave me in the dark about cool things to do.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I recently just moved back to California from living in Michigan for almost 8 years. Worst. Decision. Ever.
You should message me if
You need a cool drinking buddy who can hold his own and makes sure his buddies get home safe.

You know someone who hosts a poker night on the peninsula that has an empty spot at the table (cash or not, just looking for friends/people to drink and play with). Alternatively, if you know people who would be interested in starting one, message me as well

You're interested in nerding out about sitcoms, movies, web comics (like xkcd), etc.

You like beer. Honestly, send me a message saying "I like beer", we can totally start a conversation off just that simple statement.

You can think of something fun and/or interesting that you'd love to do, but can never find someone to go with you (I'll pay my half) :D

You're bored and want to poke fun at the irony of being bored with the internet and everything life has to offer at your fingertips. Or, you want to not be bored anymore (I'm sorta good at being anti-boring).
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