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My self-summary
I love meeting new people and sharing new experiences, stretching my brain. I am a creative problem solver. Being challenged by others is such an important way to grow and figure out where you stand on things.

I am a bit of an introvert, but I try not to let it get in the way.

I am polyamorous and looking for like minded and open people. Love is one of the most amazing things humans have to share and there is no reason to prevent yourself from finding it anywhere and everywhere you can. I am in a long term relationship with saviah and ideally I'm looking for people who are a good connection for us both, but we are different people with different interests.

I am inquisitive, thoughtful, and passionate.
What I’m doing with my life
Work shouldn't be at the top of this list, but at 40+ hrs a week it takes up an unfortunate percentage of my time. I am currently building espresso machines for a small company in Seattle. Building things can be therapeutic at least. If you want to geek out about coffee, I'm on board.

I am slowly trying to get off the grid. I find that sustainable living is incredibly desirable and I am in a non-stop battle to downsize, and purge unnecessary things from my life. Ultimately I am trying to create a life where I can live as close to 100% of my values as possible. Part of that includes figuring out exactly what those values are.
I’m really good at
Creative problem solving. Robots :) I am good at taking 10 times as long at a task the first time trying to figure out how best to do it in the future, even if I will never have to do it again. I would like to think that I have a good read on people, but as an introvert I guess I don't always get to test out those theories. That being said, being a wallflower from time to time really helps your powers of observation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am really not sure about this one. I have found that I can give people the wrong first impressions sometimes. I am often pretty quiet and reserved until I get to know people. I am never quite sure how much of the crazy going on in my head other people want to hear about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - 1984, Stranger in a Strange Land, Any Dr. Seuss, Shell Silverstein, The Way Things work, Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, and newly Sex at Dawn. Just read the Foundation Trilogy and I am moving on to Brin's uplift series - good stuff. The Future of the Mind is what I am halfway through right now. I can't get enough about new brain science, futurology, AI, the singularity, etc.

Movies - Amelie, Spirited Away, Me and You and Everyone We Know, the 5th Element, Brazil, Léon: The Professional. As Aziz Ansari said to all those who haven't seen the Dark Knight, "What the fuck is wrong with you!"

Music - Varies a lot, but Vampire Weekend is my latest obsession. Metric, Smashing Pumpkins, They Might Be Giants, Presidents, Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson, Magnetic Fields are defaults. I listen to a lot of stuff though. KEXP treats me well. Current obsessions: Major Lazer, Galimatias, and Nujabes.

Food - I am veg, but I like all types of foods with some specific exceptions. French fries are my weakness, but a salad always sounds good. I'll throw beer in this category as well. Beer is good. It is hard to beat a good yellow curry.
The six things I could never do without
The people I am close to, nearby bodies of water, the internet (i guess information in general), music, being creative and stretching the brain. A lazy morning curled up under the covers falling back asleep and dreaming when I have the luxury.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...lately - privelage, racism, socialism.

...people and my interactions with them. I am fascinated by communication and how broken it can be. People have all had such amazing and intense experiences in their lives, but for some reason we haven't figured out how to use this commonality to break down the walls people use to distance themselves from each other.

I also think a lot about where we are all going as a civilization. How the technological singularity will impact our lives and whether innovation and science will solve all the horrible things we are doing to the environment before we destroy ourselves. I think a lot about the discourse of the city versus the idealism of living out in the woods somewhere either off the grid or at least in a sustainable way. I think about the lyrics to Imagine. I contemplate whether greed and jealousy is curable.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting drinks or playing board games, maybe staying in for some dinner and movies. If things go well, perhaps some dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That things are still hard for me to talk about, despite my values surrounding transparency and vulnerability. Sex and kink is probably at the top of this list.
You should message me if
If you want to talk, match wits, or get a cup of coffee sometime. I would love to hear about what you are passionate about and I would be more than happy to tell you the same.