* I don't believe in souls
This says to keep things short, but I probably won't do that. I like mostly laid-back things, stay-in things. I go out drinking a bit. I like cocktails, beer, wine, esoteric spirits. I am a geek at heart. I don't believe in astrology. I was a chemistry major before doing a 180 and going into hospitality, but I've taken quite few courses in a random array of subjects while trying to find what I want to do, so I'm pretty well rounded and can hold a conversation about a lot of things. I'm actually rather intelligent, and can be witty, clever, charming... so don't judge me just based on the bartending part. I'm sort of paranoid that someone who I would be interested in - smart, educated, witty - would judge me based on my occupation... or the fact that I'm a Vegas native... I really enjoy the creative aspects of what I do, but I'm still an introvert by nature. I like and understand math, science, and complexities. Maybe in a couple years I'll go to grad school in something, I can't be behind a bar forever, and I seem to change track every few years anyway. If consistency is a sign of a little mind, I must have a very open one. Thai and Indian are my favorite cuisines, but I'll try most anything once. I am still not sure what I am doing, or even want to do, with my life. I have sort of a dry/dark/sarcastic sense of humor. I enjoy conversations, communication, and witty banter, but try to avoid arguments and conflicts. I don't really want to talk about things like politics and religion with people because if we disagree it is highly unlikely to change anyone's mind, and if we agree it's just a big patting ourselves on the back circle about how smart we are. I have a dog, that I suspect may be an alien. I tend to come across as serious and reserved, but when I open up I can be goofier. My biggest regret thus far in life is that I have not yet gotten to a place where I can afford to do things like take time off and travel. I did a summer semester in Germany in college and would love to go back there, as well as visit a ton of other places, particularly places with history, food, and alcohol that I am interested in. When I hang out with friends it is often just to do things like cook dinners, watch movies or TV shows like True Blood or Game of Thrones, or play old school video games, like Mario Kart, which I am terrible at but it is one of the few things I am bad at but still enjoy doing. I like to get out hiking with the dog when the weather is nice, and a short term goal is to make it to more of the nature areas in surrounding states that I have not been to yet, like Zion. I tried to chat up a guy in a club by talking about Kafka, apparently that doesn't work. "Philosophy tells you how to think, not what to think. If it did that it would be religion" - if a girl saying that to you in a nightclub would make your head explode with glee, then hey there. I think I have a pretty good grasp of myself, but I think there are also a few contradictions that make things odd. Some rap guy says that he wants a woman who is a lady, but also a freak... I think I need the guy version of that. I am old enough to appreciate someone who is nice to me, who does occasional cute romantic things (without being smothering or overbearing about it), who I can talk to, who gets my humor, makes me feel comfortable enough to open up, etc... but still doesn't mind getting a little rough every now and then. Part of me wants the white picket fence, the other part wants a dungeon in the basement. I want someone nice who I can hang out and relax with, watch a movie and cook dinner/breakfast, do nice things for, etc. There also has to be chemistry, or else otherwise it is just a friendship. I don't really like kids and having one is not a particular desire of mine, but I try to keep an open mind. I am close with my family, and I'd bend over backwards for my good friends.