I've always had a very prominent duality in my personality. I'm laid back to the point of comatose normally, but I'm also the kind of person who can take 12 shots and jump in the deep end of an empty swimming pool. I've never really been able to get the various side of me to mesh well, so I just let my excited side come out if the situation warrants it. The same goes with education, as I am equally comfortable with Math as I am English or History. I even used to draw a little when I was younger, although I would say my artistic side is the weakest, often prompting me to seek artistically oriented individuals as friends or lovers. Basically I'm just a nice, honest person. This has worked both for and against me for most of my life.
Now that the summary is over, I'll delve into that whole duality of personality conundrum. I'll try to keep it brief, because y'know, Internet. Anyways, I used to draw as a kid, I also had poetry published. At some point, I relegated art to the back burner, as the emotional drain and lack of income started to become a realization. But it's there!
I was a mechanical engineering major in college, and I still love all things that move via non-human motivation. From commonplace interests like cars and racing, to a little more unconventional movement; (stars around black holes) it all can still hold my attention.
I once asked an English teacher what would happen if I wrote a paper he'd never seen before. "Good luck trying," was the response. As a final paper, I wrote an essay on the relationship between the Romantic Era, and the Multiverse theory of quantum physics. I got an "A."
Before I seem too artsy, or disjointed, I have to admit there is a very strong side of me that is interested in business and finance. I own a house, and am looking for a second. I have 5 cars, and I invest in everything from long shots, to the stock market, to IRA's.
I was out to a nice dinner with a friend, and was singing in Italian (note: I do not speak Italian) to annoy her. She jumped up (she's a quick wit too) and said "one more note, and I run for the door!".......I started in again, and when she bolted, yelled "THAT LADY JUST STOLE MY WALLET!"
I hold a World Record....no, I won't tell you what it is until you message me ;)........I've also been faster than most people, jumped off of things higher than most people, and have sacrificed more for relationships. I don't exactly know how that last one is a part of a "daredevil" persona, but somehow I feel it is.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I could do anything from a walk in the park, to a road trip, to a nice dinner out on a first date. If I like someone, I usually will know it right away, and can instantly spend a great deal of time with them.
I recently moved back to Northern California, and am also looking for people to spend time with, or money on. I know it sounds weird, but going freelance was a lucrative move for me, and sitting here typing on dating profiles isn't my idea of fun. Sooooo, not afraid to travel or spend money, even if it's just as friends. Go ahead and ignore the camper with no windows....