midwestguy80
35 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
Fun Facts About Me:

• Grew up in Ohio
• In Los Angeles since 2004
• Work in business development for a tech startup
• Sports was the family business growing up
• Politically liberal
• Sometimes my job involves buying 500K Indonesian phone numbers
• I play dodgeball and nicknamed my throwing arm "The Cannon"
• Can tell you about the hidden oil wells in Los Angeles
What I’m doing with my life
I work in business development for a mobile texting/calling app developer. Today I was working with carriers in India, Brazil and South Korea to expand our services there.

For most of my career, I've worked for large internet/entertainment companies and recently switched over to a startup. Huge bonus that I have flexible hours and can wear a t-shirt, jeans and sandals to the office.
I’m really good at
Movie Trivia (I'm like the human IMDB.com)
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and quick-witted sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Grapes of Wrath, Guns, Germs and Steel, Talent is Overrated, Johnny Got his Gun, Steve Jobs Biography

Movies: American Beauty, Airplane, Pink Panther (Sellers not Martin), Beginners, Anchorman, Donnie Darko

Music: Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Broken Bells, Guster and Bruce Springsteen

TV: Mad Men, Louie, Archer, Parks and Recreation, The West Wing, Community, 30 Rock
The six things I could never do without
My Family
Phone
Longreads.com (best long-form journalism from all over the web)
Movies
Cleveland Sports
Laptop
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do I not eat Thai food more often?
On a typical Friday night I am
My Friday nights used to involve playing dodgeball in Koreatown but they rescheduled the night of the week. Now my Fridays nights usually consist of hanging with friends, going to the movies or traveling (and occasionally wishing I was back playing dodgeball in Koreatown).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My boss once asked me to help him with due diligence on something at work. I was confused as I imagined that Due Diligence was a TV movie starring Chuck Norris.

Chuck plays Frank Diligence, a disgraced cop who has to rejoin the force in order to stop a mad bomber. Turns out my boss wanted help on some financial stuff and I have an overactive imagination.
You should message me if
You like to laugh.

You're happier spending Saturday night in a low-key bar rather than a loud club.

Taking an impromptu trip to Yosemite for the weekend sounds fun.
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