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My self-summary
I grew up in SW Portland and then went to school in the Midwest and East Coast before moving here. I've lived in Seattle since I finished school and I love living in the Northwest. No plans to leave but plenty of plans to travel.

I program for a living and wouldn't have it any other way. It can be stressful but programming is what I've always wanted to do since I was writing games for my TI-82 calculator back in middle school.

I love good food and good beer which are in no shortage here in Seattle. I could always use sometime to go on food adventures with me.

I'm love the music scene here in Seattle and I go to plenty of shows. KEXP is a-maz-ing.
What I’m doing with my life
I program for living and have been for years. There's always more to learn and I'm continually getting better. I'd like to think that applies to all areas of my life actually.

This next year I started TA'ing a class at Garfield. It's going well and the kids are great.

It always feels like I spend most of my summer at music festivals (Sasquatch, CHBP, Bumbershoot, Doe Bay).
I’m really good at
Ping-pong. We had a table in our basement when I was growing up and I'm pretty confident in my ping-pong skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I look like somebody else quite a bit. I guess white guys with brown hair and glasses don't stick out in Seattle.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lolita. Had never read it until recently but so beautiful and thought provoking. Funny books by comedians. Anything David Sedaris has ever written. I like reading non-fiction too. Jon Ronson's books. Political stuff. Other random interests. I think books about physics and the universe are fascinating because although I don't think they'll ever answer "why" they can explain, to our best knowledge, "what" and "how". I'm reading Al Gore's book The Future right now. I'm liking it a lot.

For movies I'm always of a fan of Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers. Synecdoche, New York. Eternal Sunshine. Documentaries. Korean films. French films. Broken Lizard guys.

Louie. My GOD have you been watching Louie? Louis CK does the whole thing himself (down to editing) and has complete creative control. So funny and yet so poignant. Nothing like it. I love sketch comedies. I love watching any UCB, Mr Show or Whitest Kids U Know sketch. I've seen every Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm episode. Eastbound and Down. Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Some dramas. Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos.

Radiohead. I've grown up with their albums and each new one blows me away. Seriously, In Rainbows is my desert island album. Sufjan Stevens is amazing, amazing, amazing. I've always had a soft spot for singer/songwriters and he's at the top of the list. Jack White is genius. White Stripes songs were among some of the first I ever learned to play on guitar. Simple chords but amazing songs. Andrew Bird! I'd give anything to be able to whistle and play the violin like that. Bands whose music I've been listening to over a decade like Pavement, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips. Built To Spill. Some modern folky stuff like The Tallest Man on Earth, Cave Singers and more pop-folky like Of Monsters and Men. Girl Talk (Got to see him at Chop Suey years ago. Insane). The Antlers. etc...

Day to day I try to be good and stick to white meat but damn if I don't love a good steak. And anything from a pig, natures most delicious animal. Don't let that scare you off if you're a vegetarian though. I love veggie food too but we're talking about my indulgences here. Chocolate is so good. Anything with cream or dairy is inevitably delicious.
Six things I could never do without
I can't figure out how to answer this one. Items like air, food, water are too literal and boring but saying I could *never* do without my vanilla bullshit latte capa thing comes off a bit too privileged and going with "family, friends, love, music, happiness, laughter, etc..." just means I'm a normally functioning human.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The exponential growth of technology. I think most people underestimate what will be possible in the near future.

Other very important, weighty matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a show or a bar on the hill.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got a serious sweet tooth. I'm helpless against sugar.
You should message me if
You're smart (but don't feel the need to continuously prove it).
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