My profile picture is pretty recent, so I'll skip the photo part. As for an intro; I'm 28 years old and live in Italy. I'm emplyoed by the Navy and have been for about 9 years. I've spent most of that time in San Diego, but did spend about 18 months in Japan a few years ago. I love to travel so the Navy was the perfect choice.
In my spare time I'm working on a degree in Computer Engineering.
Greetings all! I'm Regina, 42, currently living in a small town south of Iowa City. I'm a chef by accident, but I've been thinking, considering, and mulling over going back to school (because life is just not crazy enough). I've been atheist for 10+ years, but it's been a long and winding road. I grew up in a Mennonite church, in college I made my way through all sorts of New Age woodom, and did a stint in Landmark for added insanity. I've never been married, have no children, but I do have 3 cats and 2 small (non-yippy)dogs. Hobbies include calligraphy, reading, hiking (see dogs above), & gardening.
My name is Seth and I'm an artist/animator from the South Bay Area in California. I figured "Hey, I'm a single atheist... why not join the single atheist group?" The dating game is tough as it is so I imagine all you heathens have just as much trouble finding other atheists as I do. If anything, this group will give me a place to come vent after I've managed to be set-up by one of my friends wives once again and said girl turns out to be a god fearing lunatic.
Matthew from Brisbane, Australia here, sorry I haven't supplied a pic yet but I have to be cautious about what I put online (long story short, I've pissed off some dangerous people over the years) - I promise I'm a fine specimine though :P
I'm 26, have been an atheist all my life (it just never seemed plausible, I thought everyone was just pretending for tradition or something, like they did for santa); though my brothers, sisters and I were raised culturally catholic, my parents are pretty awesome and never pressured us into any of the belief crapola. :)
I have worked for a couple of years each in Education, IT and Telecoms, am currently supporting myself doing freelance IT work, and working part-time on a large game design project that'll hopefully be ready to launch in a couple of months. I'm of slim build, I enjoy cooking, reading (almost all genres), losing myself in the net - you know, when you start by looking up on yahoo answers what to put in an indian curry, and later look up from the wikipedia page on the history of gregorian chant and wonder where the hours went! - and I guess you could say I'm something of an information junkie. Not that I'm one to spout off disparate facts just to seem smart though, I keep it low-key until I can actually be useful or add to a discussion.
I'm a recent podcast addict; I hardly listen to any music any more since my iPhone's always full of brainier stuff (or just irreverent revelry as laid down by the likes of the Non-Prophets Radio team), though my love of music is both deep and wide-ranging... I prefer metal or alt rock but my extensive [10,000+ track] playlist includes everything from trance to DnB, pop to melodic death metal, goth to symphony, to dance, house, psychedelic... even some Blues (hey, can't forget Hendrix!)
Setting aside gastronomical and aural indulgences, some of the more serious things I'm passionate about include improving the way our world treats children (in some areas we fail them by not protecting them enough, and in other ways we stunt their intellectual growth, to the detriment of us all), advocating the free exchange of - and access to - cultural material (proud pirate, YARRR!), and making all individuals, corporations and governments accountable for their actions (Wikileaks is a godsend, scuse the term ;)).
As may also be evident, I tend to waffle a bit when typing - though in person I'm fairly plain-spoken :)
This post wouldn't be complete without a nod to Heather, you are a credit to hawt librarians everywhere, thanks for starting this group! :D
Mike from Salt Lake. Yes, that Salt Lake. I'm 27 for another month, give or take. To paraphrase Steven Colbert: people tell me I'm a geek and I believe them because I own a bat'leth. However, my geekery has served me well as I am now a gainfully employed website programmer. I'm a George Carlin acolyte, and I enjoy telling people it was Carlin that influenced me to atheism because I get derive a great amount of personal amusement from confusing people.
I'm an avid reader when I am not programming or playing video games, and sometimes I even read books that aren't science fiction or programming manuals. I've been studying philosophy lately for fun.
Also, I'm told my super hero identity is "Captain Inappropriate", while others suggest I have some sort of mutant ability. I'm not sure either of those apply, but hey, anything helps.
I haven't been here long and I normally don't have much time for posting on social sites, but this one is great. A lot of interesting people of all ages with something important in common - and strong tendency towards intelligence :)
BIO: I'm Canadian, 52 yrs old, and spent most of my life as a struggling student with a very singular focus - advancing my career. It has been very interesting and very successful (I am now a tenured associate professor at K-State doing research in crop protection entomology) but for some reason I am less happy now than when I was a student/post-doc. I have been married and divorced twice, 2 young daughters from my 1st marriage growing up without me in Canada (I do see them twice a year, but its not enough). My 2nd wife left me last year after 9 years together and I have been alone on this frozen/baking desert ever since. I dare not say anything disparaging about the local people, and there are some good ones, but let's just say I don't fit in here and never will. This is a very close-knit, conservative, religious community and I have very few friends, even though I've been here 7 years now. Although tenure is great job-security, it also makes it tough to move to another job.
Life can be so unfair. You never realize the times when you were really happy until you look back on them from the future. Now I have everything I slaved so hard to get, but I have no one to share it with and I'm stuck somewhere I'd rather not be.
LADIES: I am not hung up on looks, only intellect, and I have money to travel, so don't be shy!
I used to be a marathon cyclist (aahhh, the post-doc years, sigh), I am active, work out regularly, and still like to cycle. I like to have a few beers in the evening with some good company. Obligatory photo is attached below (me talking to farmers about how to manage sunflower insects). Oh yes, and I like to use the word 'evolution' as often as I possibly can in these situations....