I try to avoid self-evaluating. I can say I'm caring, open-minded, and down to earth, but does it really mean much coming from myself? I try to be the best I can be. I don't cheat or play emotional games.
At this time I'm sharing an apartment with a great friend.
I'm a science guy who somehow has a Bachelor of Arts, and loves cartography and astronomy, and has since childhood. I'm a nerd who likes nerd stuff, and that's the way it is. I won't change that for anyone.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated with a degree in environmental science, with a focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Currently I work in the car parts industry. It's not something I can do forever. That's why I'm taking additional GIS courses.
I’m really good at
Directions. I never use GPS. All I need is a cursory look at a map of the local roads after the highway exit, and I'm set.
The first things people usually notice about me
Teeth. Thus far I have gotten one cavity at age 22.
Or beautiful eyes, that still don't need glasses for anything.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: J. G. Ballard, Stephen King, Junji Ito, Tsutomu Nihei
Movies: Dodgeball, Office Space, Wreck It Ralph, Ted
Shows: Family Guy, Portlandia, It's Always Sunny, Tim & Eric
Music: 80's, 90's pop, Nerdcore, Jazz, Ambient
Food: Memphis ribs
Podcast: Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
Radio: Science Friday, Wait Wait, This American Life, Radio Lab
Magazines: MentalFloss, Consumer Reports
The six things I could never do without
Tons of varieties of BBQ sauce
Scion xD, which is NOT the boxy car
Samsung Galaxy S4
Powerful desktop computer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
social justice issues, and how just because things are the way they
are does not mean we all need to resign and say "it is what it is."
Realism need not equal cynisism! Even though it's not a guarantee,
I always believe in a better tomorrow.
On a typical Friday night I am
commuting home, where the traffic seems to be the very worst at that time. Saturday night is when I go to karaoke. I sing. What do I sing? Mostly Billy Joel.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm also a scientific skeptic. I am not spiritual or new-agey, not a conspiracy theorist, and generally don't believe paranormal claims. Carl Sagan said "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." I'd very much like someone who believes that too.
You should message me if
you can put a complete sentence together. Proper grammar says a lot.