I am a liberal arts grad that accidentally found his way into the IT field. I am the oldest of 3 siblings in a family of crazy women, to whom I am very close. The crazy lady count grew by 1 a few years ago with a niece, who I absolutely adore. I have a small but very tight family circle that looks out for each other.
I wave "thanks" to drivers that let me into traffic. I get sucked into movies I've never before heard of. I won all but 1 spelling bee in grade school (unless it was all a dream). I like to create from "junk". I like making lists on fresh notepads. I like science magazines. I tend to overuse analogies and finger quotes. I wonder about seemingly random bits… the origin of a phrase, the speed of light, or how animals think. I like drive-in movies, though don't go very often. I do not like talking on the phone, but that's when I do some of my best doodling. i intentionally type in all lowercase, but am not grammatically challenged. I prefer a few close friends, not a lot of "kinda" friends. I love volunteering but don't do it NEARLY enough.
I like people that are independent, intuitive, patient, silly, sarcastic, clever, pensive, deep, and curious. I am fond of people with honest self-awareness and a healthy self-identity, or at least the stubborn need to maintain both (even if not always successful). I'm deterred by those that claim to have the answers to life with little experience to back it up. Some baggage is OK. I'd like someone that feeds off helping people, wonders about the world around her, enjoys (and sometimes needs) her alone time, and doesn't have one of those cliche profiles about "liking to dress up for a night on the town, but also liking a quiet night at home." In an ideal world, I would meet someone with musical tendencies. Strings, piano, a raspy singing voice to her own guitar... mmmmmmmm... Ani.
Your assessment of whether I am a humorous, together, confident (but not arrogant!) guy (apparently, the 3 leading desired qualities based on my unofficial surveying) will depend on your priorities. I'm not a dare devil middle-aged bachelor sniffing out my next rock face to scale… I'm not a comedian (to most, but I can crack up a 4yo)… I'm not an avid world traveler or an adrenaline junkie… I probably won't ever run a marathon, and i'm OK with that.
I am thoughtful and conscientious… some have said I give a little too much at times. I'm dedicated and loyal (thanks, unfortunately, to a philandering father that taught me what NOT to be). I see myself as more of a follower than a leader, but I think I'm really just incredibly patient. I do have a bossy side that makes up for it.
oh, and i really like hidden camera tv shows. but i hate reality tv.
oh, and a hobby farm. would love to someday live somewhere in the countryside where the buffalo roam. well, ok, not that far.