SunsetWalker
30 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
I don't actually live in the Sunset District -- the screen name is left over from when I lived in Boston. I do, however, really like watching the sunset. I'm also a big fan of walking, and (apparently) of truth-in-labelling.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a plaintiff's lawyer -- I represent workers, debtors, consumers, whistleblowers, and other 'ordinary' people who got screwed by big corporations. It's going well enough for me, although overall I'd have to say the corporations are winning. Someday I'd like to do something a little more science-y, maybe involving outer space.

On weekends, I like to goof around outside, design board games, play fingerstyle guitar, and meet new people with interesting opinions. Big fan of all watersports -- kayaking, surfing, waterslides, whatever: if it's soaked, I'm stoked.
I’m really good at
Baking without a recipe, chugging water, writing clearly, listening to you, and doing sober what others would do drunk.
The first things people usually notice about me
(1) I've missed some small but important fashion detail -- maybe my shoe's untied.
(2) I can't stop fidgeting -- I believe all office supplies that are not nailed in place are intended for my personal amusement.
(3) The more excited I get, the louder I talk and the more SAT words I use.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Isaac Asimov, John Irving, Federalist Papers, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lois McMaster Bujold, Dossie Easton, Stephen Covey, Pirke Avot, Alistair Reynolds

Movies: Batman Begins, Pleasantville, Zohan, Casablanca, Lincoln

TV: Sherlock, Becker, Fairly Legal, Archer, Terra Nova

Music: My all-time favorites are The Weepies, Guster, Dave Matthews, J.S. Bach, Dave Koz, Paul Simon, and Jimmy Buffett. If you have recommendations for good Celtic, techno, or neo-classical metal bands, you should share them with me! I'll get really excited and then you can laugh about how excited I got.

Food: I like colorful food -- purple cabbage, strawberries, fresh mint leaves, hazelnuts -- that's packed with intense flavor but not ridiculously spicy. I eat free-range animals. Om nom nom. I respect vegetarians yet have no desire to become one.
The six things I could never do without
1) San Francisco!
2) Puzzles to solve
3) People to help
4) Freedom of conscience
5) Dark chocolate
6) My brother
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Optimization. Late for work? I have a plan for how to fix the bus system. Bored at school? Let's re-tool the entire curriculum. The way I see it, most of our institutions, rules, and even our personal habits got to be the way they are more or less by accident, and there's a world of good waiting to be unlocked if we can just find and implement some more intelligent designs.
On a typical Friday night I am
going to services at Temple Beth Abraham, which is strange for me, because I'm pretty atheist these days. I'm not sure why I go, but it feels right.

To answer the question less literally, when I go out, I like bars (and living rooms) with foosball, couches, understated live music, and/or silly theme nights. Pretty much always up for karaoke, improv comedy, mini-golf, ice-skating, or laser tag.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm polyamorous, meaning that I think it's possible (and fun!) to build a meaningful romantic relationship with more than one person at the same time. This is not code for "I want to have lots of casual sex." I actually kind of hate one-night stands.
You should message me if
(1) You live in San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley
(2) You plan to stay here at least a few years
(3) You are busy enough to be interesting AND
(4) You are not so busy that you're basically unavailable.

Extra brownie points if you want to play tennis, swim, bike, jam, argue, and/or make out.
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