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My self-summary
I made almost exclusively Christian friends when I was younger (and I kept most of them as well). I'm kind of a weird cross between atheism's lack of belief in anything supernatural, and an absolutist with their beliefs as they deal with ethics.

I'm a weirdo at heart. I like doing things the strange way. I also enjoy gaming, cooking, and the usual outdoorsy stuff.

I haven't been able to do too much lately because I've hurt my back, but I'd like to get back into the swing of things as it comes to exercising. I'm picking up biking, and when I feel up to it again, I'll get back into martial arts.
What I’m doing with my life
The mind is a very interesting thing and I am working for Wash U's Neuroimaging Lab.

I finished my Masters in philosophy this May.
I’m really good at
I am a talented listener, thinker, and I would like to believe that I can be a pretty considerate person.
The first things people usually notice about me
I sometimes dance randomly when I'm happy or drunk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like all sorts of food! Italian, Chinese, Mexican, as long as it doesn't give me indigestion I'll eat it.

I don't watch a lot of television anymore, but I'm partial to shows like Psych, The Mentalist, Community, and Family Guy. I've seen a fair amount of Dexter and some of Breaking Bad, but I don't have cable and those are hard to watch consistently. Arrested Development, Scrubs, and Venture Brothers are favorites.

Right now my favorite songs are Imagine by John Lennon and Isn't it a Pity by George Harrison. All You Need is Love is an all time favorite. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music; I can listen to almost anything. Right now, though, it's a lot of Mumford and Sons, some Nightwish, Jack Johnson, Radiohead, and some movie music.

As far as movies go, here's a list of some of my favorites. I like Donnie Darko, Gattaca, LOTR, American History X, Schindler's List, Princess Bride, the Origional Star Wars Trillogy, and, Bruce Lee Movies. I tend to like dry humor, dark humor, or slapstick humor as seen in Airplane or the original Pink Panther. I love to think about things, so any movie that can make me pensive is an automatic favorite of mine.

I enjoyed "The Moral Landscape" by Sam Harris. "Life of Pi" appealed to my spiritual side and was the primary catalyst in calling myself an atheist instead of an agnostic. There's a very good book called "I am A Strange Loop," which affected me profoundly. I think those last three books have affected me the most in my recent direction in life. I'm currently reading On What Matters by Derek Parfit.
Six things I could never do without
1) friends

2) internet

3) reason/rationality

4) creativity

5) passion

6) Honesty
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about health care reform, political funding reform, ethics (I can be pretty obsessed about ethics, actually), and, often times, religion.

I usually think about what the right ways are to treat other people. I also think about how I want to impact my society.

Also, self worth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching up with work, old friends, or homework. Beers are more than welcome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been called an INTP, but these days I seem to be more extroverted. I was borderline on the thinking/feeling and the judgement/perception spectrums, however.
You should message me if
For friends: you should be open minded, kind, considerate, and interested in just relaxing and having fun. I don't like to have too much intellectual talk amongst those I'm closest too. (some high brow conversations are good, just not overwhelming amounts. I'm here to have fun!)
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