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My self-summary
Once, when asked to describe myself in 10 words or fewer, I wrote, "I am an easily amused human being with skin."

They keep changing how they handle "three adjectives" (do they even ask that anymore?), but I am big like an ocean, important like a mountain, and tall like a tree.
What I’m doing with my life
I run operations at a media production company.
I’m really good at
Making people feel at ease... or uncomfortable. I think the abilities go together.

I'm also pretty good at putting together kick-ass pescetarian meals in the office breakroom.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I can be a little obscure. I just looked at a couple of my other answers and realized that people must also notice that I'm long-winded.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Before I get to the answers, I should point out that for all categories I am incapable of giving an answer that I actually feel confident is accurate. I can never think of what my "favorite" is, and I'm always sure I'm forgetting something important, but I can give some top ones that come to mind.
(a) To Kill a Mockingbird, the Harry Potter series (a common favorite, I know, and there was some disappointment with the last one, but a great example of how a series can grow), The Golden Compass (don't see the movie, trust me, it captures virtually nothing of what is great about the book), Watchmen(graphic novel, but really so much more than that term captures), Maus & Maus II (ditto), The Education of T.C. MITS;
(b) The Truman Show, Big Fish, Mulan, Star Wars (the original is still my favorite), The Red Violin, Hero (Jet Li, not Dustin Hoffman), Dogma; Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was the best film adaptation of the character until Batman Begins which was the best until The Dark Knight, which WOW!
(c) big fan of Seth Kaufman, and if you know who that is I'll be STUNNED, but my favorite album of all time is Metallica's black album; that lets you know that I'm into instrumentals and rock (I know it's metal, but that's one of the few places you can get real rock anymore), and I also listen to jazz, blues, and opera; honestly the only stuff I don't care for is pop (except 80's... sorry, nostalgia) and contemporary country which is really just pop with cowboy hats;
(d) spaghetti and meatballs, but I don't eat red meat (or poultry), so I use fake stuff, so it's actually just spaghetti and balls; at any rate, I love many, many foods from almost all cooking traditions, many of which are my own creations, so I can't really do them justice by naming them right here.
The six things I could never do without
I put off this question for a long time (and will probably never edit it), because I take it fairly literally. In a literal sense, it's hard to come up with things that would make me not want to go on with my life. I guess I'm always ready to see if tomorrow will be better, even if I can't see how, so I'll have to start with (1) my courage. Okay, that was ridiculously sappy, I know, but whatever.

Now, on to things that would bring me pretty damn close to not wanting to go on. Let's go with (2) my intellect, because I think I've always counted on that to help ensure a fulfilling future. (3) Human contact, in some form. Since there's so much in life that can drag a person to despair if you let it, I'll need (4) my sense of humor. I don't have immense amounts of (5) patience, but I really think I couldn't get by with any less. And, of course, (6) pickles.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The play that's kicking around in my head asking to be written.
On a typical Friday night I am
often at rehearsal, followed by going out with friends who were doing the same.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have more than once cut myself (accidentally, mind you) in a particular place... let's just say where even most of my friends wouldn't see the band-aid.
You should message me if
You know (or want to know) why I said, "I am big like an ocean, important like a mountain, and tall like a tree." Obviously there is a myriad of other reasons to write, but I'll leave it to you to figure those out.

By the way, if I'm more than a couple years outside your stated age range, the odds are against me writing to you first since I'd consider it a tad impolite on my part.