|Date of Birth
||October 23. I am a Scorpio/Libra mix, having been born right on the cusp between the two signs. I tend to be a lot more balanced than most Scorpios (the Libra influence), but I definitely have a Scorpio's passion for things (and people) that interest me. Not that I take any of it too seriously, but it's fun to think about.
||Brown eyes and auburn hair
||6'0" / around 195 lbs / typical American body type (i.e., carrying extra pounds)
||I have never smoked anything, legal or otherwise. With my asthma, it would probably kill me to even try. As it is, I cannot stand to be around cigarette smoke. I drink occasionally for social and health reasons. I really don't like red wine, but they say it's good for me. I usually opt for a blush or a decent microbrewed beer. I've been known to nurse one drink for an entire evening, if I drink at all. I make a good designated driver.
||Cat. In the past I have also cared for three different dogs, over ten cats, three rabbits, a hamster, a fish (and its companion freshwater snail), and a horse.
||White / Caucasian
||Christian - Presbyterian
||Liberal when it comes to civil and personal rights and the environment. Moderate when it comes to business and tax laws.
||Casual. I try to affect change working in and through the system. I always vote in elections.
||Single and casually looking. Are you offering?
||I definitely want one or two kids. At times I wonder how I could possibly be a parent, considering I still feel not much older than a kid myself. Of course, there are plenty of people I went to high school with who have kids of their own in high school now, so I guess I am old enough. I think I would have a lot to offer as a father, but it's a big responsibility. It would probably be best to wait for things to become a little more stable financially and for there to be more people working with me so I can cut back on my working hours and be an involved dad.
||My MBTI type is INFP. I am sensitive, romantic, bright, cheerful, and witty.
|In my free time I enjoy
||Surfing the Web, watching a movie or TV show with my family, reading a book, getting caught up with things I've put off or doing nothing much at all (depends on how I feel at the time), traveling
|Wild Fact About Me
||My hair used to be really red when I was younger. Now it is a somewhat auburn brown. Also, I can't keep a tan for any length of time (not that I really try).
|Who I'd Like to Meet
||I'd like to be at the first meeting with intelligent alien life forms (assuming they are friendly and not trying to melt our brains or destroy our planet faster than we are). That would be such an historic day in the history of our little planet, that I would love to be there in person to witness it.
It would also have been amazing to meet Christ the day after he had risen, Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo as they ventured into new lands (the West Indies and China respectively), Thomas Edison the day he finally got the light bulb working, or Thomas Jefferson right after signing the Declaration of Independence.
People whom are in the realm of the conceivable for meeting would include: Stephen Hawking, Tony Robbins, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Gates.
Much closer to reality, it would be nice to reconnect with old friends with whom I've lost contact.
||Life is a journey. Sometimes the sights are beautiful, sometimes ugly. You never know when you will reach your destination, or even if the end of the journey is the end or just the start of another journey. Therefore, you have to enjoy the beauty when it comes, improve the ugly if you can, and don't squander the limited time you are given.
|What Gives Me Hope
||Faith. Faith in God my Creator, my family, and the people who do good in the world.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||If we could throw out all the laws of the world and replace them with these three laws, the world would probably be a much better place:
1. Respect everyone, including yourself.
2. Help others, even if only by staying out of the way of others who are already helping.
3. Other than that, do whatever you want, so long as it causes no harm.
|What/who changed my life and why
||There's no single thing/event/person that made a dramatic difference in my life. There are several moments in my life where I experienced a deep realization about myself and the world around me, but they didn't alter my life in big ways. Just gentle course corrections. I suppose that my parents did a great job raising me with good values and a compassionate heart. I guess then that my parents had the greatest influence on my life.
|Top 5 Things I Can't Live Without
||Family, Computer, Books, Music, Basic Necessities (breathable air, potable water, nutritious food, adequate shelter, and enough money to pay for those things)