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My self-summary
I'm a former Michigander, but about 8 years ago I moved out to the west coast. I don't suspect I'll ever move back; Its just too nice out here. We've got the best weather around, and it's only an hour's drive to either the ocean, or the mountains.

I'm a geek. I enjoy playing games of all varieties, from computer & console games, to (European) board games, to pen & paper RPGs (many systems).

When not gaming, I'm either just enjoying some quality time with friends, either hanging around the house talking, or on a nice walk/hike on the many trails on the eastside.

I find it quite fun to debate/discuss things. When a topic matters to me, you could get me into a several hour discussion on it, which can be quite fun. I may be quiet and shy at first, but once I open up, all bets are off :)

I love to make people laugh. There is something about the emotion of laughter that makes all people more comfortable in their surroundings, so I seek to bring that comfort out in people. (not to mention laughing is fun!)

I'm a skeptic, and an Atheist. I don't like to subscribe to methods of thought that require me to accept something with little evidence. I am bothered by those that would push an agenda based on little to no evidence, and they shun meaningful debate about the topic.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working right now at a game development studio, doing testing and programming. It's an awesome job, with great coworkers and a casual work environment. However, I'd love to be working on mobile technology, with a focus on Brain Machine Interfaces (I want to be working with wearable computing and cybernetics). Those fields aren't really available right now, but they should be soon. I'm also working on virtual realty stuff as a side project.
I’m really good at
I'm good at keeping discussions going when the room goes silent, for better or for worse. I'm also apt with electronics, and specifically with computers.

I have an uncanny sense of direction when it comes to navigating streets. I need only look at a map once, and not only can I direct people to the location, but I can do repeated trips there, and can do course corrections on the fly. I'm a walking GPS. My friends joke that the'll take me, blindfold me, and leave me in some remote region and see how long (if at all) it takes for me to find my way home.
The first things people usually notice about me
First impressions of me is most likely that I'm pretty quiet, depending on how many people in the room I haven't met before. Otherwise you might see a much more talkative person. Regardless, you'll most likely see a smile from me if I notice you noticing me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
On books, I tend towards cyberpunk (Old like Neuromancer and new like Reamde) but I also like general Sci-Fi, fantasy, crime/spy, and mysteries. I really like Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan and Snow Crash by Neil Stevenson, as well as Daemon, Freedom, and Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez. I'm also a fan of Philip K Dick. I love the Wheel of Time series (sad to see it end).

Some movies I enjoy repeatedly are Clue, Sin City, Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I also liked Inception, Watchmen, and Sherlock Holmes. I'm a big fan of Quentin Tarantino movies.

In regards to foods, I pride myself in my goal of trying to get myself to like every food I can. I really like Thai food (though not too spicy), Seafood, and various craft beers.
Six things I could never do without
1.Friends. I value the support friends can give, and life would be boring without them.
2. Family. I love my family, even though they all live in Michigan. I'd love to find a way to be able to visit them often, but until we have teleporters, I'll have to rely on the archaic system of flying to visit them.
3. A connection to the Internet. Unless I specifically chose to, I find it very uncomfortable to be disconnected long periods of time.
4. Having a car. I can't explore new places anywhere as easily without my own transportation.
5. Society. Even with friends, I don't think I'd survive well if me and my friends were cut off from civilization (unless it's the zombie apocalypse).
6. Places to explore. I really enjoy visiting new places, even if it just a section of town I've neglected to visit. There's not much like the thrill of going somewhere I've never been before, or getting lost in an unfamiliar city.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When I find the time to think, I tend to think a great the future of technology, especially when it is threatened by current events in the world. We are on an ever careening advancement of technology and science, and I'm always looking forward to the next interesting technological innovation, small or large.
On a typical Friday night I am
My Fridays are usually spent with friends, playing board games (if we have time). Going out can be fun as well, but less so if I can't convince some friends to tag along.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
After I open up (and I do), and am discussing a topic I am very opinionated on, I can argue pretty passionately, which can be a bit much for some people.
You should message me if
If you are looking for a geek, who likes to talk a lot, but is an overall nice guy, send me a message.
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