viashno
29 Sunderland, United States
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My self-summary
Just your standard motorcycle-riding, rock-climbing, sword-fighting, tree-hugging hippie.
What I’m doing with my life
Got my degree in mechanical engineering. Now I'm working designing and developing databases for schools.

In my free time, I do some rock climbing, SCA fighting (yes it's nerdy, but putting on full armor and hitting your friends with sticks is still fun), and gaming of various sorts.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my complete lack of hair. I apologize about this not being represented in my pictures, it's a recent development.
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, good tea.

E.) 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
Alone time. I'm a social exotherm. I enjoy being social and hanging out, but I have to put out energy in order to do it. When I'm just doing my own thing is when I'm recharging.

Fun modes of transportation. I love my motorcycle, and my car. Neither are track monsters, or anything like that, but they accelerate fast enough to give me a bit of a flutter in my belly.

New foods. I'm a foodie, and I love trying new things.

Good/Fun Music, and a set of earbuds.

Something to investigate. I maintain a healthy level of curiosity. I'm always looking for new things to learn. If I'm out walking, I will stop, frequently, to check out how that plant is growing out of that rock, or to see if those critter prints lead somewhere.

Countryside. I spent most of my formative years in suburbia. It was not a good match.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
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 invasion...you 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.

"that system/method seems really inefficient/ineffective/boring...how 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.
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. Same goes for rock climbing.
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