What I’m doing with my life
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I'm an analyst at an actuarial firm, studying to become a
credentialed actuary (4/5 exams down towards my associateship). I
really like my job, and succeeding at it is important to me.
I grew up in NoVA, and moved back home for a while after college. I
live in a townhouse with one of my best friends now, but still
visit my parents and little brothers every weekend - they're
leaving for college soon, so I want to spend as much time with them
Overall, I feel really good about the direction my life is going -
I have a job I'm good at and enjoy, a nice house with no commute,
some awesome friends, and a good relationship with my family.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
. At least,
that's what they pay me for.
- Forgetting the right word for for things. I swear I have a great
vocabulary, I just can't ever remember the bit of it I need at any
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I skew pretty hard to the fantasy/science fiction genres
here. I'm actually a big fan of (well-written) children's fiction
like CS Lewis, Susan Cooper, and Lloyd Alexander (Taran and Eilonwy
will always have a special place in my heart). Nowadays my favorite
books are the ones that make me think about really big ideas - Neal
Stephenson's Anathem may be my favorite science fiction
book ever. I also enjoyed Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the
Movies: I like to jump around on Netflix and try to find movies I
wouldn't normally have watched. If the movie looks like it can hold
my attention for ~2 hours, I'll give it a shot.
Shows: Right now I'm just sad that I have to wait for the next
season of Game of Thrones. I also loved The West Wing.
Music: I have odd tastes in music. I mostly like whatever goes on
the oldies or pop rock stations, but I also love soundtracks to
movies, shows, or video games with good music. I really like music
that I can fall asleep to.
edit: apparently everyone on OKC has "eclectic" taste in
music, so I guess mine actually isn't...
Blogs: This category wasn't in the question, but since I read
several regularly I thought I'd throw it in. I read a lot of
economics/public policy blogs daily - Paul Krugman, The Money
Illusion, Marginal Revolution, Matt Yglesias, Modeled Behavior,
EconLog, Interfluidity and Worthwhile Canadian Initiative the most.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I used to spend a lot of time reading and thinking about
philosophy. Nowadays I spend a lot of time reading and thinking
I was a math/comp sci major in college and so really I just like
taking anything and approaching it from a rationalist perspective -
even (especially) when that's silly.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Board game night!
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