EigenHands
27 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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My self-summary
I'm happily in a committed relationship but I am always open to interesting friends.

You know, a friend once told me that "the key to happiness was being like a Christmas wreath". A Christmas wreath. You know, the kind you see on everyones door around Christmas time generally adorned with a couple flowers and giving off a strong pine-y scent? At the time I didn't really understand what he meant, I mean, a Christmas wreath is essentially a bunch of branches right? How can you be like a branch--a collection of branches? And what do they have to do with happiness, is he claiming Christmas wreaths are happy, how would HE know? I was humbled and astonished at the elegant profundity of his statement when, nearly a year later, I finally understood what he meant.

But enough about wreaths let's talk about me: i'm a pretty nice guy with a high level of curiosity who is into science, music, empathy, Oyasumi punpun, and most other things.

Want to go on adventures? Want to just, like, "be yourself", to be understood, to listen, and to understand? Don't feel like everyday conversations are real enough? Message me, we may not click or have life-redefining adventures, but we might. We might. Probably not, but you know, we might.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm interested in Machine learning. It's basically using data to try to predict the future, or figure out what a certain object is in a picture, or recommend you a book, or find synonyms for the word 'micturate'...or something...

For instance, reading a bunch of suicide notes and predicting whether a new note is a suicide note or not is an example of a possible machine learning task. So is recommending you a dvd to watch on netflix or a book to buy on amazon. Or predicting the price of a stock on the stock market.

Whatever I do, I want to make a big positive difference in the world. Life isn't about me--there are a lot of things that are way more important than me, and I should strive to do big things with that in mind.

I also run 4x a week and surf most days in the summer. I can play 4 instruments. I kind of suck at most of them. Sometimes I try to compose music and get nowhere. Bam.
I’m really good at
being humble⸮

No really, this question is too hard.

(⸮ represent!
See how humble I am?
(wow okcupid took away sarcastomarks, kill me please⸮ ))

This question makes me uncomfortable
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea. Maybe that i'm inquisitive, or quiet. It depends. What do you notice first in a person? Does it depend on the person or do you think there is a more general pattern?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I Who Have Never Known Men, Brave New World, Infinite Jest, Enders Game series, Harry Potter series.

I don't read much manga at all, but I really like Oyasumi Punpun. Really, very much enjoy, my joy flows in excess, A++, would redefine who i was only to capture the attention of a heroin addict(the highest form of adulation). I feel a deep emotional connection to those pieces of paper.

Movies: Paprika, Amile, Interstellar, The Graduate, GATTACA, GoodWill Hunting, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Moulin Rouge, Fight Club

Music: Here are some songs: Teardrop, Somebody That I Used To Know, Girl in the Byakkoya, Hey Ya, Animal, Fidelity, Us, Creep, Oxford Comma, White Sky, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, Toxic, Flagpole Sittah, Viva la vida, Commissioning a Symphony in C, Claire de Lune, Don't let's start, The Entertainer, Major Tom(coming home), Bourgeois Shangri-la, Baby's on fire, Chopin's Ballade #1, Sleepyhead. Regina Spektor.

Shows: I really liked Death Note. A++ show. I also really like the witty dialogue and character development in ~monogatari.

Food: Mexican, Indian, Italian, spicy things. Anything from Spot in NYC.
The six things I could never do without
Probably some things that I would never suspect.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I like to have imaginary conversations with people where I say something especially insightful or clever.
On a typical Friday night I am
Every friday night I stand in the middle of the street and I imagine i'm in San Francisco, standing above the bay on the edge of the golden gate bridge. The wind emits a quiet howl as it creeps across the bay and soaks into my skin. There are no cars, but as I stand there people gather; not around me, but with me. Softly we begin to hum until the sound seems to come from everywhere, drowning out all thought. The presence of that moment is deafening. Anyway, then we all leave and maybe I stop by a burrito shop or something-- BUT later that week I notice a ringing in my ears and consider that maybe it's best if I stop going to these meetings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book.
You should message me if
some combination of these apply:

You are looking for someone to go on adventures with. I will walk 500 miles to be the man who...etc.

You see a lot of beauty in the world in loneliness, sadness, joy and real raw human emotion.

You are okay with someone who is probably pretty damn weird and can be very excited, optimistic, energetic, and carefree but at the same time can be sad, depressing, sensitive, very serious, BORINGLY REALISTIC and overly analytical.

You have a strong appreciation for irony.

You would describe yourself as empathetic and loving.

You got a hole in your soul that can't be filled with a fancy bowl or some spankin new sole from scholes or finding a secret Swahilin skull of some sordid prince deep in the bowels of the earth

You know something about machine learning, functional analysis, convex optimization, statistics, etc. or want to learn more about this stuff. Study buddies pls ;_; It is lonely ;_; The winters are so harsh ;_;

You need some help or someone to talk to.
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