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My self-summary
Hi, I'm David. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Opened up a small moonshining operation.
Closed the moonshining operation.
Went to college.
Dropped out of college.
Went back to college and finished a degree in math.
High school math teacher.
Long haul truck driver.
Public bus driver.
Teaching assistant at a web development bootcamp.
Software engineer.
I’m really good at
Can you join me in the rarified air of Level 49 at

Additionally, I have...
-juggled a soccer ball 37 times in a row
-won a US patent
-made over 1,000 (constructive) edits to Wikipedia
-free soloed the exterior of my 5-story college dormitory
-founded a subreddit with over 150,000 subscribers (although I have since been deposed as a moderator)
-written this song on the guitar and drums and this song on the piano
-directed a one-act play
-scored 1580 on the SAT
-earned a commercial driver's license
-pedaled a bike at 53 mph
-run a mile in 5:47
-bench pressed 280 lbs
-overcome my fundamentalist Catholic upbringing to realize there is no God
-gone 3.75 days eating nothing but celery and gum
-been reviewed as "coolest math teacher i have ever had," "hella chill teacher," and "freaking awesome"
-moved all of my worldly possessions to San Diego in my (tiny) Mazda Miata
-stood 20 ft away from Conan O'Brien
-only made up one of the above facts

And I unconditionally guarantee that I will beat you in Mario Kart 64.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm not a music-, movie-, food-, coffee-, beer-, or any-other-kind-of-snob, and nor do I feel like this section gives too much insight into a person's personality, but anyway...

Books: The Prisoner's Dilemma, Ender's Game, Into Thin Air, The Kite Runner, I Robot, Cannery Row, Lost Horizon, Concerning the Fountain, The Day of the Jackal, Right Ho Jeeves, and of course Harry Potter. Hated: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Movies: the Bourne trilogy, Gladiator, 25 to Life, The Fountain, Strictly Sexual, GATTACA, I Am Sam, In Bruges, Love Actually, The Notebook, V for Vendetta, The Painted Veil, The Crucible, Dinner for Schmucks, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Shows: So many people on here list Dexter, so I gave it a shot and got hooked. Modern Family. 24 is an oldie but a goodie.

Music: I dislike most country and most classic rock. And the Spanish stations that come on as I scan the radio. Beyond that, as to what I DO like... that's very hard to summarize or predict, but your best bets would be from hip hop, electronic, Top 40, quality classical/movie scores, coffee-shop-style music, modern rock, and jazz.

Food: I deeply love both Ethiopian & Indian food when eating out, which happens very rarely because I'm kind of a health/fitness nut and also very frugal.
The six things I could never do without
sunshine and warm weather
hot showers
free time
non-free time (i.e. some kind of purpose)
a few people who really care about me and understand me
On a typical Friday night I am
Completely ignoring any particular focus on Friday night, here are some things that I enjoy and do from time to time:

bike riding

And here are some activities that I am able to do only infrequently but enjoy a lot:

mafia/werewolf/assassin (a "parlor game" i *really* love)
bike tour
international travel
amusement park (love thrill rides)
wilderness backpacking
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm in a really high percentile among men for tearing up while watching movies and TV shows.
You should message me if
you want to make me happy! I love getting messages. Whatever you might feel like writing, I really invite you to say it.

Grab life by the horns!