29 Amherst, United States
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My self-summary
I hate writing about myself. However, this site requires that I do so. So here's a short bit about why I hate writing about myself:

When one writes about oneself, they see themselves through the filter they have created for themself. Therefor the way I see myself is not how you or anyone else will see me, my perceptions are unique, so anything I tell you is fundamentally untrue to anyone but me. This isn't to say that there can't be overlaps in realities, but no system can be both complete and consistent, so to define a reality that is true for everyone would be incomplete and consist mainly of superficial things like "average height and build, long brown hair, more stuff of no consequence", and a complete reality for any person will be inconsistent with the reality of anyone else, for instance, I think I'm the most awesomest thing to ever happen (so much so that the rules of grammar do not apply to me), many others disagree with me.... The best hope you have of finding out who I am is to talk to me. Other than that, sorry, very little I can do to help you.
What I’m doing with my life
Got my degree in mechanical engineering. Now I'm working designing and developing databases for schools. I'll probably be back in grad school at some point, as I'd still really like to work in renewable energy.
I’m really good at
being me.

being non-politically correct. I enjoy all sorts of non-pc jokes, not because I believe them, but because I think they point out the absurdity of the stereotypes they represent. I also think far too much effort is put into not offending people, and not enough into saying what is meant.
The first things people usually notice about me
Long hair, the beard, or my near perpetual scowl (I'm not unhappy, I'm usually just deep in thought about how to win jenga in one move, or something of similar depth, or sometimes in deep contemplation of how deeply one can contemplate nothing, and I scowl when I'm not conciously smiling...), else....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A.) Ender's Game Series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Hobbit, Watchmen, Transmetropolitan, whatever I'm reading at the moment.

B.) Boondock Saints, Equilibrium, Snatch, Sin City, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Cannibal the Musical, Full Metal Jacket, Shaun of the Dead.

C.) John Coltrane, The Mars Volta, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Herbie Hancock, NIN, Drop Kick Murphies, Flogging Molly, Oysterhead, Soundgarden, Blind Guardian, Cake, Tool, System of a Down, The Cranberries, Nonpoint, Bach, Iron Maiden, Morphine (mmmm...baritone sax), Saul Williams, lots of other stuff

D.) Steak (rare, like "show the cow a picture of fire and kill it" rare), good chocolate, cookies, ice cream, rapidly becoming a tea addict...mmmm...earl grey with good, though not really heavily caffeinated all...nor is it technically a food, being liquidish and all....

E.) Making my own addition to this section, favorite form of punctuation: ellipses...I don't really know why, but they're awesome....

F.) Because it's relevant, favorite quotes:
"Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny." Carl Schurz
The six things I could never do without
Friends and Family, if I count you as a friend, you might as well be family. My mutt, he's a german shepard/boxer/lab mix, he's so awesome, and gawky, and you'll either love him, or I'll hate you. Music. Nature, I very strongly dislike cities, if more space in a given area is utilized for human purposes than natural purposes, it puts me off. Something to do, in the broad sense, a long-term goal, like saving the world, you know, the normal. My motorcycle, just got my first bike on the road, it's a 1979 Honda CX 500 Custom, every time I walk out to it, I do a little happy dance in my head.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
homework, good times I've had, random songs which pop into my head, this is assuming that I'm actually thinking at all and not just randomly staring into space...which happens more often than I'd like to admit.

I used to debate which is cooler snow or thunderstorms....then thundersnow came to my attention, and having recently witnessed said phenomenon, I can truthfully say that indeed, thundersnow is greater than the sum of its parts. So now I spend a lot of time thinking about thundersnow.

oh, and how to survive a zombie mock me now, but when you're shuffling around looking for brains, I'll still be alive, and have my brain, and you'll be all sorts of jealous.

how to make random shit out of duct tape.

"that system/method seems really inefficient/ineffective/ can I remedy this?"

and motorcycles. sometimes, when I can't actually be riding my motorcycle actively at that moment, I'll pretend I am, and make the rumbling noises in my head, or if no one's around to judge me, out loud.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully, having enough fun to make up for all the work I do during the week, be it by chillin with friends, fleeing from the zombie hordes, going to the pub, going to a party, going to the beach to go fishing, or any strange combination of the above. or something else.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
that I try to be completely honest, and if you have a question, ask. I may not answer it, but if I don't, I have a good reason for it. Or I just don't feel like telling you.
You should message me if
you have something more than "Hi" to say...please. I may or may not respond, but if you don't give me anything to respond to, there's nothing I can do. Other than that, it's all fair game, think I'm a dumbass, tell me, I can take it, and it's good to see differing view points. Agree with me on something, let me know, it's nice to know there are similar minds out there.

Also, (guys and women) if you ride a motorcycle, and want someone else to ride with (not an innuendo), please! I really want more people to enjoy the sport with.