brute_sentiment
38 Foster City, CA
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My self-summary
I love silly, unimportant things because they keep me sane, but I pay enough attention to the important stuff to keep me insane. Or is it the other way around?
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a teacher of sorts at a fruit company, teaching people to use our products. I like teaching, though I find myself noticing some interesting human regularities among my 'students', who vary in age, personality and sanity.

I also call myself a writer (I'm not sure others would). I currently write a webcomic, and love the hell out of it. I'm also preparing to publish my first novel, out of which I'm sure I'll sell 21 copies, as well as researching my next two projects. I spent a decade doing sportswriting on my own, and getting to travel around the country visiting the kind of small towns most people never bother with, which I think can be as fascinating and eye-opening as international travel at times.

I have a small, comfortable social circle. We get together regularly at local bars, restaurants or at each others' houses. I have a lot of acquaintances, or at least Facebook says so, but I usually have only a few close people I spend most of my time with. That's not to say I'm not a social butterfly when I need to be, but I prefer it the other way.
I’m really good at
...making terrible jokes that maybe 1 in 3 people get the references to. But that minority laughs hard enough to make up for the those who don't. Usually.

Designated driving.

Using my iPod to annoy people off while I'm designated driving.

Breaking expectations. Keeping people on their toes.
The first things people usually notice about me
You tell me. If you've gotten four paragraphs into this profile, so I hope you've noticed something by now.

Although I have been complimented about my eyebrows more than once. I really don't know how to take that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I find the laundry lists some people put here repetitive so I'll try something new: I'm going to list what I'm looking forward to seeing/reading/eating next. (Updated October '11)

Movie: Anonymous. J. Edgar. Moneyball. 50/50.

Books: The Art of Racing in the Rain. A Rush of Dreamers. The Bullpen Gospels.

Food: Hibachi chicken fried rice. Tri-tip sandwiches from my favorite bistro.
The six things I could never do without
• The Internet (It's important for both my job and my hobby, after all).
Witty Banter (Always looking for more).
• Sports.
• People with whom I differ greatly (Life is boring without disagreement).
• My Macintosh.
• Dogs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...how to stop thinking and start doing.

I also spend a little time thinking about how I could've improved the Fantastic Four movies. I think it would take more thought than I could put into it.
On a typical Friday night I am
me. Who else would you expect me to be? Unless you were talking Halloween, but that's hardly a typical Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I lied on one of the "Improve Matches" questions. But only one.
You should message me if
...you want to laugh, find weird things to do or enjoy the small things we do. If you're okay with someone who doesn't drink or do drugs, and somehow is still smiling or joking around. If you want something different.
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