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Bay Area native, and I like it here (though some parts more than
others). I have a bunch of awesome friends with whom I spend a lot
of my free time, when my free time isn't evilly consumed by the
various things in life I find fascinating. I'm working at a local
Elementary school where the kids call me, no joke, "Mr. Awesome,"
so that's cool. I get lost in thought a lot, but that's ok, since
there's a lot of cool things in my head floating around to get lost
with; I generally don't mind that much, unless I'm driving. I
probably WOULD like long walks on the beach at sunset, if not for
the fact that I don't know any cool beaches around here, and they
generally get really damn *cold* at night, so that's probably not
as pleasant as the stories make it out to be.
Update! Ok, so it's been a while since I used this site, and I
thought these text bubbles could use a bit more. I no longer work
at that Elementary school, instead teaching classes to kids on
engineering... I've found the trick to teaching a child anything is
to trick them into having so much fun that they don't realize
they're learning, which has the side benefit of making them
incredibly happy. One kid asked me if I could be his second dad! I
like kids, by the way.
I am engaging, compassionate, and reflective
What I’m doing with my life
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Doing the Elementary school thing, studying, hanging out with
friends. Wow, I just regurgitated the above section... how lame is
that? What else do I do... I volunteer at a Big Brothers program, I
read books that I think are cool, I go jogging from time to
Okay, three more things. Not lame.
Update! I'm currently focusing my attention on Grad school, with an
eye towards a School Counseling degree, which I think I'd do pretty
well at. I hate paperwork, but what are you gonna do? In the mean
time, I'm set up pretty well with a great job, and life in general,
so I can be patient.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
People. People make sense to me, and I inherently like them (what
can I say, I'm biased). I'm really good at getting to know people,
once I make a connection and start to get my foot in the door. I'm
easy to talk to, which is good, because that's sort of my job. It
helps that I'm a good conversationalist, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I have a beard, and most people don't? Actually, for some
reason, about a third of the people I've met think I have a British
accent, or that I use big words. A lot of folks think that I'm
doing it to sound pompous; actually, I'm just used to talking that
way. Specificity never hurt anyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I've dug Orson Scott Card's stuff before, primarily "A
Planet Called Treason," and not just because everyone else's
favorite Card book is Ender's Game. I really liked the main
character's, um, character.
Update! I'm reading Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, which is some
great historical... "fiction" about the Napoleanic wars. Actually,
since moving to a nicer house not too long ago, I found my appetite
for books has increased quite a bit. Having a kick-ass reading
couch really counts for a lot.
Movies: In a movie, I look for one of two things: Either some
energetically entertaining fantasy (I lost my taste for drama when
I lived through a lot of it), or something poignant to say about
life. So, ass-kick or philosophy... I love movies that do both!
Music: I will unabashedly confess to liking any genre of music,
even the much-maligned country/bluegrass, boy-band, or electronica,
if it's performed with talent. So, naturally, I'll listen to most
anything and am hard to annoy, just so long as any specific song is
Foods: Um, the good kind? I don't really peg down my favorite
foods, because I'm not too picky (at least not about genre).
Though, my desire for cookies is such that my friends joke I have a
cookie-shaped hole in my soul that I'm perpetually attempting to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The ability and opportunity to do well by the children I work with,
and by virtue of extention from that, the world.
Real, meaningful, heart-to-heart conversations.
Quietly reading a good book late into the night, well past the hour
that I should have gone to bed.
My friends (and the time I spend with them).
The ability to laugh at a joke, no matter how dumb, if it was
presented with heart.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This website's servers couldn't handle the amount of stuff I'd put
down here for what I end up randomly pondering all day long. Let's
see, some examples include, but entirely are not limited to:
if I should have said a certain something I didn't, if I shouldn't
have said a certain something I did, why people do what they do,
why I do what I do, life, death, love, hate, and the meaning of the
I have a lot to think about, you see.
Update! I've found that, as life progresses, you take on more and
more responsibilities, and I've been doing a lot of thinking about
that. How did adulthood look so easy when I was a kid?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting up with friends to do some social function/event, or
snoozing unconsciously, knocked out flat by the week. On several
occasions, my friends have raided my home to wake me up to go do
something... I couldn't tell if I was supposed to get angry at
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I virtually have no sense of direction. The only way I memorize
getting somewhere is to get lost going there at least once, often
Update! Actually... this one's still true. But I have a GPS now,
thank God! It's named Susan, and she takes me everywhere. I'd be
lost without her (har har).
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