33 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
I'm nerdy and quirky. I write code by day, and sometimes by night. I also knit and play the guitar. I like to write fiction and music. I like table-top roleplaying (though D&D has lost its luster).

There are few things I love more than intelligent conversation, especially when beer or coffee is involved. I've recently relocated to Chicago, and I'm looking for people to sate my appetite for discourse.

I am married. We are polyamorous. I am mostly looking for friends.
What I’m doing with my life
Living simply. Focusing on the things that bring me joy.

I am a new parent (again), and consequently don't have much energy for new relationships right now. But, new friends are welcome, even if only every now and then.
I’m really good at
Programming; mathematics; problem-solving; public speaking; writing; listening; learning; developing characters; storytelling; putting problems into perspective; thinking about things from different points of view; being stubborn.
The first things people usually notice about me
In person, visually oriented people typically notice my size. I am both big and tall. Auditory people would first notice my voice: it is loud, deep, and frequently in use.

I'm not sure what people notice about me online. Most of my online friends have known me for a long time, so none of them remember. However, my survey of a few recent friends indicates that my intelligence and humor are quite noticeable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Books: I read a lot of non-fiction, mostly computer and math texts. I also enjoy novels. I most recently read all of Charles Stross's Laundry novels.

(b) I like movies. I see a lot of movies, and I tend to like them. I see many films in the theater. I also like to watch TV shows once they're released on DVD. Except for Doctor Who; I find ways to see that as soon as it airs.

(c) Some selected artists: Ben Folds; B.B. King; Eric Clapton solo, with Cream, and with Derek and the Dominos; Barenaked Ladies; Moxy Früvous; Moody Blues; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Indigo Swing; Ray Charles; Carlos Santana; Aerosmith; Cherry Poppin' Daddies; Cake; Sublime; ZZ Top; Johnny Cash; Stone Temple Pilots; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Norah Jones; Regina Spektor; Fiona Apple

In general, I like skilled music, whatever genre it might be.

(d) Beverages: Beer, specifically Guinness; coffee; assorted juices; Diet Pepsi; root beer; cream soda; a wide variety of mixed drinks. I also like water. Do not underestimate the value of hydration.

Food: "Real food, not too much, mostly plants." Sushi; curry; steak.

Dessert: Dark chocolate; mint and chocolate ice cream; cheesecake; coffee cake; banana bread; zuccini bread; fruity ice cream.

Cheese. Cheese makes everything better.
The six things I could never do without
a creative outlet
good coffee
good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A glimpse: People; Programming; Math; Sex; Food; Stories; Roleplaying; Knitting.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home reading, knitting, on the computer, spending time with my family.