anemogel_h
30 Denver, CO
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My self-summary
I like going places more than actually getting there. I’m curious and ambitious, which has been a good combination. I consider Colorado home- my family moved here when I was four but my memories of Muskogee are mostly limited to an afternoon spent planting a Coke bottle in our front yard thinking it would grow into a Coke tree. I was a pretty dumb kid. I'd like to think I've gotten better. Also, I once caught a baby squirrel falling out of a tree.
What I’m doing with my life
Working for myself, writing software that's not terrible to use, and spending time coffee shops and bars with beer-and-shot specials of varying ingestability. I had a 9-to-5 officedeskjob for a while, but a man can only take so much of that. More money + more freedom = more happy.

I like to find things to appreciate, drive cars, look at stuff in the sky, strike up conversations with strangers, wander around the city, and spend time with the fantastic people I’m lucky enough to have as friends.
I’m really good at
Hiding my amusement at inappropriate things, road trips, fixing stuff, getting in over my head, having more fun once I’m in over my head, working with my hands, relating to people, recognizing my limits yet occasionally exceeding them anyway, forgetting to turn the lights off when I leave.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot. I've been told, more than once, that this lets me get away with a lot more than I could otherwise. When not smiling, I'm apparently sporting the guy equivalent of BRF.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books...
A Short History of Nearly Everything, things by David Sedaris, You Shall Know Our Velocity, Agent ZigZag, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Calvin and Hobbes, Achewood.

Movies...
Off the top of my head: Adaptation, Full Metal Jacket, The Lives of Others, Top Gun (unironically), Deep Water, Happy People, The Fog of War, Glengarry Glen Ross, Quiz Show, The Right Stuff

Shows...
Arrested Development, Archer, Top Gear, Always Sunny, Silicon Valley, The Wire, Ray Mears, Better Call Saul, When We Left Earth, F1

Music...
Some super-all-time-favorites: Wilco, Pixies, the Wrens, Radiohead, Neko Case, Modest Mouse, the Magnetic Fields, Glenn Gould. Some stuff I'm listening to a lot right now: Slowdive, Jim Messina and the Jesters, the Nebulas, Botanist, Moose.

Food...
Anything out of a smoker, sashimi, breakfast spaghetti, steaks, drunken noodles, egg beers, the occasional vegetable.
The six things I could never do without
A car. I love going places, and I usually don't even care where. If I'm in motion, I'm happy.

A good pair of boots. I walk a lot.

A dishwasher. I'm really into the idea of machines doing work instead of me.

Uncertainty.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much cheese is too much cheese?

All those things I wanted as a kid (sailboat, jet, racecar, etc) that I still want.

Also, how much I want to “have” a lawyer. I want someone whose job it is to keep me out of trouble. Just in case, or something.
On a typical Friday night I am
Developing tinnitus and testing whether whiskey is an effective cure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was a paid guinea pig for various studies in college. Some things I learned about myself: my spatial reasoning is incredibly on point, I'm bad at recognizing birds (as in different kinds of birds, not whether something is or is not a bird), and I "have an above-average VO2 max". I'm not totally sure what that last thing is but she said it in a complimentary way so that's how I took it.
You should message me if
You can embrace your inner aimless teenager, even if it's just for an afternoon.
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