42 Grand Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
Disclaimer: some of my answers to questions here are a bit outdated (I've been slowly working on updating them), as my opinions are in fact subject to change, hopefully for the better as I educate myself on worldly affairs, etc. QED: don't lean too heavily on the occasional anachronisms you'll find there. At base, I'm a philosophical progressive and follow progressive policy/culture closely, including all that naturally entails concerning secularism, science/humanities education, human rights, etc.

Professional neurosurgeon/scholar/physicist/formula-one-racecar-driver. I've got the dad bod you've always craved since 2015. (Ok, some of that may be an exaggeration; the dad bod part, anyways).

Bonus points if you can tell the difference between Sangiovese and Merlot just by the flavor.
What I’m doing with my life
Art, build, eat, socialize, read, sleep, repeat.
I’m really good at
Making sense out of obscure philosophical issues,
Boiling the insanity of life down into sensible solutions,
Making professional-grade art,
Making jokes on the fly,
Thinking in 4D.
The first things people usually notice about me
Assuming this question means to ask what people notice that they also vocalize to me, I still have no idea, bc I cannot remember the last time someone said to me anything along the lines of "Oh! You are like this", unless they were just being a bigot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Totality and Infinity, The Silmarillion, The Artful Universe, Slaughterhouse 5, India and Europe, The Red Book, The Guide, Saṃskāra, Aristotle's Metaphysics, Wheelock's Latin, Songs of Longing, Vyāsadeva's Jaya-saṃhitā, Aesop's Fables, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Sein und Zeit, art books of almost any sort...

Movies: Life of Pi, Casino Royale, Chronicle, Watchmen, Prometheus, Bladerunner, Alien, Avatar, Moulin Rouge, Thor, Iron Man, The Dark Night, Batman Begins, Spiderman, Star Trek, Defendor, Schindler's List, The Lower Depths (Les Bas-Fonds), Emelie, Juno, Pirates of the Caribbean (the whole series), Superbad, Babel, Sherlock Holmes (w/ Downey, Jr. et al), Gataka, Powaqqatsi, etc., etc., etc.

TV-wise (for the most part, I stream): Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Lost, Sopranos, Scrubs, Key & Peele, John Stewart, Vice, Agents of Shield.

Music: Leonard Cohen, Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Eliot Smith, Band of Horses, J.S. Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Chopan, George Harrison, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Bee-Gees, ELO, Snow Patrol, Mumford & Sons, Ratatat, Beck, Primus, Nirvana, Jackie Deshannon, The Jim Carroll Band, Florence & the Machine, Ministry, Soundgarden, Angus & Julia Stone, Glen Hansard and Arketa Irglova, LMFAO, Dubstep, Elliot Moss and on and on...

Food: Gourmet, anything made with Curd (but specifically, Palak Paneer), simple, steamed veggies with a bit of salt and butter, sometimes with some more spice thrown in, Revolutionary Soup, Lemon Grass, Fruits, Organic, non-GMO, Naked Juice, Mangoes, Avacadoes (I have a secret recipe I'd like to share with you in this regard; just ask me for it), California salads (ex., baby spinach, mandarin orange segments, dried cranberries, crushed tortilla chips, sundried tomatoes, almond slivers, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette; if you don't believe me, try it for yourself), Kambucha, Stouts, IPAs, Single-malts, Oh, and regardless of gender, chocolate is good for the soul.

This is just a short list. There is much, much more in this world to be enjoyed.
The six things I could never do without
Honorable Friends
Unsullied Nature
Promising Career
Novel, Hearty Eats
Routine, Packed Schedule
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The basic human experience of Time, and the art of relating that to the history of human conflicts and resolutions.
On a typical Friday night I am
Socializing, attending a public event, or relaxing at home. Up for anything most of the time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really have no idea what to put here. Not sure the web is the best place to spill private details. Also, if I'm willing to admit something that I regard as private on the Internet (of all places), doesn't that make it not private?
You should message me if
You think you need to spend time with someone in person to really get to know them.

You prize patience over passion, and passion over lethargy. At the very least, the last part.

You'd like to show off your amazing conversational skills.

You are a freak, geek, or nerd (and of course, an artist). I'm a big fan.