mikerib
26 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
Hi I'm a techie geeky spiritualist creative hippy pansexual survivalist egalitarian person dude label category phewggh ptoohh *spit* whoa damn, got carried away there.

I like conversations that at least one party feels passionate about, and expanding people's horizons or having mine expanded. I really enjoy when people can talk about things besides endlessly stratifying themselves and their surroundings, especially if there are stories to tell instead. Storytellers are the best :) And I won't mind if you exaggerate a little for effect.

I'm a strong believer in the universal right to craft one's own life. Very laissez-faire or whatever as long as there's no suffering created, and I get along best with people who share a similar ideal.

Fireworks, Christmas Lights and Bonfires all make me irrationally, childishly happy because pretty colors.
What I’m doing with my life
Day job is in software, yawn (unless you're into that kind of thing in which case you should know I'm a full stack dev, go me!)

Ultimate goal in life is to establish an international chain of K-12 schools. It'll probably take me decades.

I spend a lot of time hangin' with friends or reading internet stuffs. Or reading Actual Books. Get out of the city when I can, so I can climb mountains and pretend I'm Captain Kirk. I also take classes in various things like acting or kickboxing or whatever takes my fancy from time to time.

Goal for THIS life phase is to understand stuff, so I'm always trying to get traveling more and more and more and more
(next trip: Thailand and Vietnam early 2016)
I’m really good at
• Teaching people things
• Getting lost on road trips
• Impromptu whiskey sours
• Cuddling with dogs, cats, humans and other mammals
• Keeping Calm and Carrying On (but I dislike those posters)
• Being a good listener but somehow also an asshole at the same time
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Catching up on some Philip K. Dick and often found reading new pop-sci nonfiction about brains. Love me some brains.

Really dig visual/travel documentaries and Darren Aronofsky films. My favorite movies ever are Dark City and a Hindi film called "Highway".
I binge on anime from time to time and also goofy stuff like Archer.
Avatar TLA and Legend of Korra are top quality. Adventure Time is goddamn amazing. Rick and Morty now. I basically just like popular 'grown-up' cartoons, like some kind of sheeple.

I'm a major Final Fantasy (and JRPG in general) nerd, and a big fan of Doctor Who and some other stereotypical geek culture staples, but I don't really do the 'fandom' thing, I just like 'em.

Listen to a lot of Post-Rock, EDM/House (Morgan Page, Armin van Buren, etc.), various flavors of Metal, Indie Rock (if people recommend it).
Favorite song ever is Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, it's one of the most perfectly titled songs in existence.
The six things I could never do without
1. Sitting or cuddling with people in silence without awkwardness

2. Empathy

3. Naked people, I mean man physical contact is just A+ wow

4. Craft beer, Islay Scotch, dark chocolate, and other vices

5. Old gold friends and meeting new ones on the road

6. Don't tell me how long to make my lists, OKC.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much the world sucks, generally, and how to understand it in order to make it better. Things like, why do so many people live life purely for the purpose of raising social status?
How do you get people to change their minds about generational bigotry?
Where does the money actually go when you give it to charities, and how can you design an organization that minimizes corruption?

Stuff like that.

Oh and butts.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling with friends at a bar or a movie night, driving down the highway in some random direction until I'm outside the city, hiking the nearest hills, going to Goth clubs, calling phone numbers on bathroom walls promising a good time, etc.
I pretty much oscillate back and forth between introverted homebody and spastically spontaneous social butterfly. Often just stay home with a beer and a video game or a movie, enjoying the fact that I have space of my own.
You should message me if
1. No kids or like, crazy hardcore ex drama
2. Be honest about who you are and what you want (you don't always have to be blunt, though, sometimes that takes away the fun)

Apathy and lack of empathy are both huge turnoffs for me, so just don't be a dick and I'll aim for the same.

That's about it! Everything else we'll figure out down the line.
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