ricky_1992
23 Youngstown, OH
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My self-summary
I am currently a full-time student, majoring in Computer Science and Math.

I do a lot of computer programming related things. It's more than a job to me; it's a hobby and a passion.

I also love swing dancing and blues dancing and go dancing several times a week.

I'm not much of a video gamer, but you could probably convince me to play something if you tried hard enough. :) I do enjoy chess and tetris quite a bit. I like photography, playing drums, meeting fun people, and learning interesting (sometimes useless) things.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently a full-time student and I also work part-time. I enjoy my job and as I said above, I consider it more of a hobby.

I spend a lot of time learning new things. My current obsessions are linguistics (etymology), and a weird branch of math called "category theory."

I enjoy learning/practicing swing dancing, blues dancing, photography, guitar, drums and math.
I’m really good at
...computer things! I enjoy many aspects of computer science and programming, including math.

I am also decent at learning new things fairly quickly, and sticking with something once I start learning it; writing (I particularly enjoy writing research papers, which is probably odd, but they often go much better than creative writing for me. I might be a bit of an academic.)

I'm working to be good at swing (Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, East-Coast Swing) and blues dancing. I don't know if I'm good yet, but I hope to be at some point -- I really enjoy it!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I listen to a vast selection of music. Pretty much anything except rap and hip-hop. I like oldies (60s), some country, soft rock, broadway musical songs, swing, blues, etc.

I generally like comedy or drama movies. I'm not really a fan of action or horror movies.

As far as books - I'm not really sure what I'd consider to be my favorite book as of right now. I mostly read nonfiction.
The six things I could never do without
0. Friends/Family; life is too exciting to live it alone!
1. Technology/Computers; at least when they work. :)
2. Ideas and inspiration for new projects; I enjoy staying busy.
3. The ability to learn and be challenged; learning new math concepts or even just playing a game of chess is fun.
4. Travel - I like going on long trips.
5. The freedom to move around between projects. I don't like working on one thing for a large amount of time. I prefer moving around between many projects.
6. Off-by-one errors. Because otherwise I wouldn't be able to make this joke.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Off-by-one errors. :)

More seriously, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve myself. How to improve my study habits, how to be a better swing/blues dancer, how to more effectively learn about the things I find interesting.
On a typical Friday night I am
...going out and swing and/or blues dancing, if possible. Otherwise, playing my electric drum set, watching a movie, trying to figure out how to fix some code that I wrote three days earlier, or playing a game of chess.
You should message me if
...you enjoy dancing or are willing to give swing dancing a try. It's a ton of fun! Alternatively, if you enjoy intellectual conversation and logically working through situations/discussions, then you are awesome and we should talk!
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