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My self-summary
I love stories; here's one to introduce you to who I am:

I was riding a rickety, green bus in Viña del Mar, Chile a few years ago, heading back home after a failed attempt to meet friends for sand-surfing. It was Sunday and getting dark, and most everything in Viña was closing up. Turns out that included the bus -- it shot right by my usual stop in downtown and kept going towards the bus depot in Valparaíso... about 15 miles south of Viña. In a panic I pleaded with the driver to stop, but he refused. I insisted. So he opened the door... while the bus was going about 35 mph.

As the bus turned a corner I jumped, tucked and rolling into the middle of a busy intersection. Cars honked at me, but I dusted myself off, ran to the sidewalk, and laughed like someone who just told death to piss off and lived to tell it.

While it's up to you to draw conclusions from this tale, here's what I was hoping would stick out: In the face of danger I'm scared but bold; in the face of resistance I'm respectful but resolute; and in the face of unusual circumstances I adapt before I demand others adopt my ways.

Still reading? Spiffy. Read on.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a UX Designer, and formerly an academic in politics (though old habits die hard - I still read things like "Dreamscapes of Modernity"). Why the career change? I got tired of only researching problems, never problem-solving. Like right now I'm working on a mobile app to resolve the pain that comes from microaggressions -- how cool is that!

I've got a broad and deep range of non-work activities and goals, so for now I'll just list the three that take up most of my time: putting on more muscle weight via lifting, designing three music anthology albums, and critiquing city-simulator games.
I’m really good at
Cooking bacon beignets and kicking above my head (why yes I am that flexible).
The first things people usually notice about me
1. My eyes of unknowable color.
2. My collected-but-goofy demeanor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: You Deserve A Drink (Mamrie Hart)
Show: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Music: Janelle Monáe, Ayako Tanaguchi
Video Game: Rimworld
Food: crystalized pineapple covered in dark chocolate
The six things I could never do without
• The sound of a rain-storm
• The feeling of a thick book in my hands
• 道
• Extra Credits on Youtube (
• Martial Arts
• Actively trying to live (as opposed to idly coasting along)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the little stories we tell ourselves, and what that reveals about our backgrounds and perceptions of reality.

And why Chex Mix is so tasty.
On a typical Friday night I am
...ideally cooking a big meal with friends and hanging out (or running out and about, being adventurous). But I like to do other things too, like dancing and video-gaming. It depends on my mood and who I'm with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a bottom/vers. Hey, it's useful information!
You should message me if
...being a bad-ass and goof-ball simultaneously sounds awesome. Go ahead and drop me a line. I can't promise I'll bite, but what's life without a bit of risk?