34 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
I think most would agree that I'm a weird person. I alternate between timid and bombastic, and when I get really interested in something, I don't shut up about it.

I don't know. I don't much like talking about myself.

Also, I have a girlfriend, and I'm not on the market. Not sure I have any reason to chat with anyone on here. Just a heads up.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a professional beer, cheese and wine expert (in that order). I am very close with my parents, but they live 1000 miles away, so I spend a lot of time on the phone with them. I buy the Sun-Times every weekday so I can do the patternless crossword.

I am currently developing a podcast about the history of Chicago in my spare time.
I’m really good at
Trivia, not shutting up about whatever I'm obsessed with this week, anything related to beer or cheese. If you are a vegan or a teetotaler, we will not get along.
The first things people usually notice about me
My glasses? That I act like a loud-mouthed know-it-all?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: All About My Mother, Chungking Express, Delicatessen, 400 Blows, Talk to Her, and apparently I can't think of anything that isn't subtitled right now.
TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Futurama, Game of Thrones, Mighty Boosh, Peep Show
Music: Apples in Stereo, Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Duran Duran, Electric Light Orchestra, Falco, Housemartins, Jens Lekman, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Mountain Goats, Patti Smith, Tears for Fears, and I'm sure plenty of other stuff, like this:
Food: Cheese. Indian, Moroccan, Vietnamese are probably at the top of my list right now.
The six things I could never do without
My friends.
My parents.
Really good food.

I think that's pretty much it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Linguistics, number theory, city planning, the wattage of my microwave.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really can't think of a good one that would really actually embarrass me. I'll get back to you on that.
You should message me if
If you aren't afraid to hang out with someone who's an emotional wreck all the time.

You have any curiosity about the minutiae having to do with beer, cheese, historical linguistics or number theory. I can talk for hours on any of these topics without too much prodding.

You aren't a jerk.