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My self-summary
Smart aleck with an inclination towards tinkering; Computers - Cars - Motorcycles - Brains - the status quo. You may find me walking down the street, pretending I'm a tough guy... but underneath it all, I'm a soft, cuddly bunny wabbit. Well, 'cept for the long ears, the fluffy tail and that whole "soft" part.


On second thought, maybe that's a poor analogy.

Originally from the East Coast, I've lived in the Bay Area for most of my life. I moved to NYC a few years ago, but realized after a couple of years that San Francisco is truly my home. Most of my family is in New York — and it's my second favorite city — so I visit as often as possible.

I am attracted to the obtuse, the extraordinary, and the things that make everyone else scratch their head and type #OMGWTFBBQ into their Twitter accounts. You know that story you've heard about your friend's neighbor's father's dog walker who had that crazy thing happen to their nephew? Yeah. That's usually me. I've lived a unique, blessed, roller coaster of a life up to this point and I'm looking to share the ride.
What I’m doing with my life
Semi-retired web developer and designer; I've worked with computers most of my life, but I've recently left the world of web development to pursue my true passion: motorcycling. I'm currently working for a San Francisco motorcycle shop, becoming more involved in the moto community every day, and loving every minute of it!

In my down time, if I'm not on a motorcycle, you can find me auto racing, wrenching on engines, scrabbling, kick-boxing, seeing live music, and reptile-cuddling — among other things.

I'm also a big fan of doing things instead of watching things.
Couch-jockeys, full-time gamers, and Internet junkies, move along, this is not the profile you are looking for. (Don't get me wrong–I love a good 20-hour gaming session, Netflix binge, or staying in bed all day from time to time–but all things in moderation, ya know?)
I’m really good at
Finding needles in haystacks. Untying knots. Getting that parking space right out front. Making you laugh. Racing cars across the continental US. Voice overs. Fixing stuff that's done been brokededed. Crossword puzzles & Sudoku. Muay Thai. Throwing together contest-winning Halloween costumes at the last minute. Meeting my parole officer on time.
(KIDDING! -- I'm always late.)
The first things people usually notice about me
...that I'm lurking on their fire escape at 3am wearing nothing but a bullwhip and a mankini.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is an ever-evolving list, but here goes:

Books: I lean towards fiction, sci-fi, crime, and classics, but I definitely don't restrict myself to these genres. Max Brooks' World War Z, N. Stephenson's Snowcrash and Reamde, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Douglas Adams, Coetzee, Kafka, London, Lovecraft, Orwell, Poe, Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare, Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Hunter S. Thompson, Wilde, Wells, and much more now that I have a kindle account.
Currently reading: FEED by Mira Grant

Movies: The Princess Bride, The Host (Korea), Let the Right One In, Battle Royale, Young Frankenstein, Snatch, Everything is Illuminated, Dr Strangelove, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Seven Samurai, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Shoot 'em Up, Hot Fuzz, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Cabin in the Woods, Time Bandits, Godzilla movies, Zombieland, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and last but not least, The Jerk.

TV: As is true for most folks these days, my monitor has replaced my TV.
Some of my all time favorites from Netflix/BBC TV are The IT Crowd, Misfits, The Mighty Boosh, Dexter, Firefly, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Archer, Stranger Things, and GUNDAM.

I'm also a huge MotoGP fan.

Music: From Bach to Beastie Boys my musical tastes are fairly boundless. I listen to Hip Hop, Classical, Opera, classic Country, Metal, Big Band, Hardcore Punk, Showtunes (yep, I said it,) Funk, Blues, EDM, and more.

Food: I love to try new things, but I have a special place in my heart for Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Indian food. I was once a big fan of sushi, until I was made aware of the dire state of the global tuna population. (I apologize in advance for ruining sushi for my fellow foodies out there, but I feel that it's important enough to make you well-informed sushi consumers.)

Spicy = good
Extra Spicy = Better
5 Alarm Spicy= Best!
Six things I could never do without
1. A freshly sharpened, fibrox-handled, 8" Victorinox
2. A motorized mode of transport. (Ideally, one where the wind is hitting my face.)
3. C8-H10-N4-O2 suspended in ~200°F H20 (What the...?)
4. A tasty, undiscovered, city restaurant
5. A good set of box-end wrenches
6. Good Pizza!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not Spirit and Opportunity are lonely out there after all this time. (Update: Well, I suppose not so much, now that Curiosity is up there to keep them company.)

How some people can get so worked up about Internet-based acronyms and emoticons. Taken from a grammar-snob's perspective, I totally get it, but seriously? Life is too short to stress out over something that has become so commonplace.

The four stages of competence and if I only knew what they were...
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh, same as everyone else here, I guess. You know, something like this:

Also, this:

The most private thing I’m willing to admit

(In retrospect, I really should have chosen a safe word with fewer syllables.)
You should message me if
• Guys that kill zombies turn you on.†
• You've got gumption.
• You can tell me what the hell gumption means.‡
• You can correct the multitude of punctuation, spelling & grammatical errors in my profile. Seriously. My 5th grade English teacher, is turning; in, her grave.

† Well, I haven't actually killed any yet...I'm working on that part.

‡ I think "gumption" may have something to do with grilled cheese sandwiches or those wind-up clapping monkeys, but I'm not sure.
The two of us