I am Matt, an introverted vegan trying to venture everyday into new adventures in the world! I am a wanna-be super philanthropist, sorta like a superhero of some kind. I love being silly, sarcastic, and spontaneous. I live on my own with my two lovely cockatiels.
Other random facts about me:
-My family fosters kittens (don't live with them anymore though)
-I can twist my wrist/arm 360 degrees.
-I can use a pogo stick with no hands.
-I have a type of synesthesia in which I see months in colors and numbers projected in my mind.
-I only have one kidney!
-Big animal rights supporter and growing activist!
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I am working hard to get a computer science degree at George Mason University (one year to go!) and currently working as a software engineer. In the midst of this, I am attempting to become a more altruistic individual by means of participating in and promoting philanthropic actions. I also love exploring the world of both philosophy and psychology, and am doing that on the side when I have time!
I’m really good at
Being tall (and surprising people who don't expect my height)
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm tall and skinny
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Cloud Atlas, Into The Wild, The Road, The Hunger Games, and books pertaining to psychology and philosophy (Hume, Emerson, Bentham, as well as the more modern Peter Singer).
Movies: Kon-Tiki, Never Let Me Go, Vanilla Sky, Requiem for a Dream, October Sky, Lord of the Rings, The Hours, Super 8, Mary and Max, Samsara, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Cloud Atlas, and a lot more. I think most of my favorites are more geared towards the dramatic/emotional side of things, for they grab my attention a lot faster for reasons unknown. I also spend a lot of free time watching documentaries on Netflix. :D
Shows: The Killing, The The Office, Desperate Housewives (first series I've watched entirely; don't judge), That 70s Show, South Park, Breaking Bad, and Futurama.
Music: The Killers (!), Blink 182, Angels & Airwaves, Sigur Ros, Philip Glass, Devotchka, and Coldplay.
Food: Anything vegan, really! :D I love trying the vegan versions of non-vegan entrees!
The six things I could never do without
(no specific order)
3. My cockatiels
4. The Oxford Comma
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy (theories on consciousness, perception), psychology
(social psych!), ethics (utilitarianism, effective altruism), and
my place in the world!
On a typical Friday night I am
...usually either glued to Netflix watching documentaries and
adventurous dramas or going out to eat late with friends!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was bullied in high school, primarily because I wouldn't fight
back all too much and people took advantage of that.
You should message me if
You, too, want to be a superhero and/or just take interest in
anything I have mentioned! :P