Snooder87
29 Waco, TX
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My self-summary
I'm a computer science geek who went to law school. I came down to Waco for grad school and just kinda ended up sticking around. I play videogames, read books, and write code in my spare time. Sometimes I roll dice if I can find a decent group to play with.
What I’m doing with my life
Pretending to work while I hang out on the internet all day.

Honestly though I'm kind of in a transitional period. Trying to figure stuff out and decide what I really want to do with my thirties. I like my job but I can't see myself doing this forever, so it's either back to school for another degree or chucking it all and running off to volunteer against ISIS.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at debate. Sadly a facility for public speaking doesn't always translate to skill with casual conversation.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I was vain, I'd say my smile. I'm not, so I guess it's the glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In keeping with the whole nerd thing, my favorite activity is reading. When I was younger, my favorite book was Ender's Game, but more recently I've been into Military Scifi and I'd have to say that my current favorite is the "Honor Harrington" series by David Weber.

I don't only read Sci-Fi though. I recently read William Cohan's "House of Cards" and it was a spectacular read. It was recommended by 'Philalawyer,' who wrote an amazing book called "Happy Hour is for Amateurs." Also recent reads are "Confessions of a Pickup-Artist Chaser" by Clarisse Thorn, "Hilarity Ensues" by Tucker Max and "Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People" by P.J. O'Rourke.

In movies it's a little harder to pick a favorite. "Star Wars" is great, but everyone likes "Star Wars." I really need to watch more Kurosawa, but I absolutely loved "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo." Actually I have a not so secret fondness for Japanese cinema. It's not a favorite, since I prefer sci-fi like "Blade Runner" or "2001" on an intellectual level, but I check my netflix suggestions for the latest in foreign cinema at least once a week.

For tv shows, I have to admit to a secret fascination for True Blood and a public appreciation for Game of Thrones. HBO really is the king of quality tv these days.

My taste in music kinda varies. I used to be a huge metal fan, listening to Rammstein, Dragonforce, Rhapsody of Fire, e.t.c. Then I started listening to more hip-hop and some dance/techno. K-pop has me fascinated these days. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 Mostly though I just like whatever is on and feels good to listen to.

I like all food. Except that weird green stuff farmers grow that they try to tell you is good for you. Never did grow up enough to "appreciate" salads.
The six things I could never do without
1. My lucky d20.
2. The internet.
3. A good book.
4. those tiny screwdrivers you use to fix glasses
5. ???
6. Profit
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a lot of things. Internet policy, IP and copyright issues, computer security, how to avoid blousing on my dress shirt, feminism and gender politics. Most of the stuff I think about tends to be either law-related or IT-related, but according to my friends, I spend way too much time thinking about men's fashion.

Hey, no reason a nerd can't have a subscription to Esquire right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to convince my friends to go out drinking. Usually I don't succeed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have never played Legend of Zelda. I keep wondering if they'll revoke my nerd-card for it, but alas it remains active.
You should message me if
Hit me up if you are also interested in hanging out and chatting about books or politics. I can always use a good recommendation for a new read.
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