Im unconventional in a few ways. I'm not the life of the party, but I'm probably part of the fascinating conversation going on in a group off to the side. I like a high "signal to noise" ratio. I tend to prefer quieter areas and smaller groups where talking is more pleasant and easier. I may not be a comedian but I enjoy the quirkier side of humor. I was born up north but grew up around Fort Worth where my family still lives.
I regard myself as a principled agnostic and a practical libertarian. I've voted liberal and conservative and I celebrate Christmas enthusiastically. Reality trumps optimism and pessimism. I don't apologize for the way I am, the things I enjoy, or what I believe (that said, I'm pretty open to new stuff and having my mind changed). I'm not much of a texter. I find it detracts from being in the moment and being mindful of the person or people you're with.
I am looking for a partnership -- emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically, financially. Equals in a variety of ways. I think changing for someone else is not always a bad thing and growing together can be noble and inspiring.
Random bits: I have a Blackberry, but I'm probably going to succumb to pressure and get a Smartphone soon I have no tattoos or piercings I'm a night owl by nature although I get into work at 6:30 I can be utterly fascinated by science topics Im pretty athletic but Im not a gym rat -- more like a greyhound who lives to run around two German engineers had significant impact on my life: Oskar Heil and Felix Wankel my house smellls like incense the only alcoholic beverages I really consume anymore are quality craft beers in moderation Im a bit of a loner and am working on it There are days now and then I'd really rather just swallow a nutrient pill or two than bother eating Ive gotten misty-eyed while watching at least three Futurama episodes no pets currently, but ask me about Argentine Tegus, Teacup Schnauzers, and Bambinos My Facebook profile quote is: Embrace workability at the expense of being right; compromise with vigor; admit mistakes eagerly I never smoke cigarettes but I do enjoy the hookah occasionally I commute on my motorcycle whenever possible I seriously looked into building a monolithic dome house I love to drive and sing my guts out while driving I'm a fast walker some of the best times I've had in my life were while playing role-playing games with friends many years ago I love warmth and get a little paralyzed by the cold I take baths and usually watch a game or favorite show while in the tub I've used the same velcro wallet since 3rd grade and it still works great I lead a spartan existence in some areas and indulge in the finer things in life in others
What Im doing with my life
I've worked for a large firm for nearly nine years. I started a new role last summer which is a combination of analysis, problem-solving, and project management. I travel once or twice a month for a few days each time. I work from home a few days a month. Autonomy, team, isolated location, short commute, decent pay.
I'm still entertaining the thought of going to school to become a researcher / scientist. Crazy at my age, I know. We'll see.
Im really good at
I'm also kind of laid back and love lazy leisure time, staying home, cuddling, relaxing, and taking it easy.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Local Places Bear Creek Park 4 Day Weekend the Gaylord hotel Riprocks Shakespeare in the Park Bass Hall Kennedale drag strip Boston's and BJ's downtown Fort Worth deserted twisty roads Austin
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm intellectually curious so I always have my mind on something sciencey or artsy or political.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing Im willing to admit
I take quite a few more supplements/vitamins than the norm. I'm conducting my own empirical studies. I feel younger than I did ten years ago and I haven't had a cold in five years so I figure I'm doing something right.
Im looking for
You should message me if
Likes: nerd tendencies being open-minded and curious about the world enjoying a balance of physical activity, intellectual pursuits, socializing, and lazy leisure time being into science, new music, hi-fi, sci-fi, videogames, theater, pro sports, or craft beer being open to taking a motorcycle ride
I also think none of the above "likes" really matter if we like spending time together, I like the way I feel when I'm with you, and we enjoy the rapport. Thoughtful, friendly, intelligent, capable, good-natured are probably my most desired qualities.