1. Invent a revolutionary new way to produce or store energy.
2. Work as an unpaid intern for the Daily Show.
3. Get a computer to pass the Turing Test.
4. Travel the world as part of an awesome rock band.
5. Propose a Grand Unified Theory of physics.
6. Develop the next Apple/Facebook/Google.
Unachievable, you say. Laughable. Preposterous. I agree: These are ridiculous goals. But I think they're still really interesting.
I honestly spend most my time on way less ridiculous things, like writing code (my job), concerts, hiking/backpacking, drinking Guinness, playing guitar and drums, playing video games, skiing, playing soccer, and (apparently) writing short descriptive paragraphs about myself.
* Ideally, I'd like to not die.
Movies: Star Wars, The Big Lebowski, Clerks, Office Space (fuckin' A, man), V for Vendetta, WALL*E, Inception... I also like weird/artsy movies such as The Royal Tennenbaums (to all you elitists who think that example's not weird or artsy enough............ I applaud your refined tastes).
TV: The Daily Show, The West Wing (but it kind of makes me sad now, given reality), Futurama, South Park, Sherlock, Arrested Development, Star Trek: The Next Generation ...
Music: Top music research scientists agree that The 5 Best Musical Artists are The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beethoven, Cake, and Radiohead. Other wonderful bands include The Strokes, Weezer, The National ...
Food: is delicious. Except for chicken feet. The shape and texture and bone configuration of a cooked chicken foot are all wrong. It's like eating a small child's hand.
I can't emphasize this strongly enough: Never eat chicken feet.
2. Good (funny/deep/contemplative/drunk/dirty/smart/silly/stupid) conversation
3. Learning new things
4. ??????? (It's a secret. Shhhhh)
5. A sense of humor
It's depressing. But I guess overall, things are still better than in most of human history. Ravenous-wolf-related deaths remain at an all-time low. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.
Sometimes fat, sometimes thin.
(I lied just now, about my weight;
It really doesn't fluctuate.)
Embarrassing Fact #326: I should have put Singin' in the Rain in my list of favorite movies.
Or: You play a musical instrument, and you want to jam after work with me (in SF or MV). Make-outs optional in this case; platonic musical friends are cool too.
Or: You think Calvin & Hobbes is just about the best thing ever.
Thank you for reading my profile. Have a great day.