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My self-summary
Alright, here goes:

I was born in Peru, but I'm mostly Italian and Chinese. I've lived in Houston since I was 8, and I consider it my hometown. I love it here, and I'm glad to finally be back after 3 comparatively miserable years in Dallas.

Politically, I'm a moderate/centrist, and identify with the Libertarian party. I don't think it's all that important, but I'm usually too conservative for liberals, and too liberal for conservatives. If I was forced to jump off the fence though, I'd probably land on the conservative side.

Okay, so here some "fun" facts for those of the Deal Breaker mentality:

• I'm a lefty. It's a big deal. You righties will never understand our plight.

• I'm allergic to cats. My allergies are generally mild, but I did encounter a pair of ninja death kitties once that nearly killed me. That's probably hyperbole, but there *was* considerable swelling involved. Not pretty. That's not to say I hate cats--I just can't be around them for any long stretch of time unless they've been recently bathed.

• I hate beer. I'm told it's an acquired taste... so I guess I just never acquired it, and not from lack of trying. I don't think my quality of life has suffered because of it though. I do enjoy mixed drinks and malted liquors, but even then, I only drink a few times per year.

• I'm not a sports fan. Like at all. I mean, I'll suffer through a game if that's what my brother or dad are watching, and I feel like spending time with them, but it's generally not my idea of a good time.

• I like video games. Some friends have referred to my home as GameStop because I literally have hundreds of video games. I don't really play all that much anymore, but it's still my favorite pastime.

• I'm kind of shy. And introverted. And apparently suffer from what I suspect to be mild social anxiety. I know, I know...most girls find this sort of thing incredibly sexy, right? It's the truth though, unfortunately. It's not at all convenient for me, so if it was something I could change, I would've done it by now.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently accepted an engineer position back in Houston, so I finally got to move back after 3 long years in the frozen tundra of Southern Oklahoma (Dallas). I'm still trying to get settled in, and trying to get everything to fit in my new place despite it being larger than what I had in Dallas.
I’m really good at
wasting time. I must have a black belt in time mismanagement because I have no idea where the time goes most days. I am so proficient at it, in fact, that I don’t even have enough time of my own to waste. But that’s where you come in! Should you find yourself with extra time that’s in need of wasting, I’m your man. Satisfaction guaranteed!!

I am, of course, referring to my own satisfaction here, though I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself too.

The first things people usually notice about me
The shaved head, I imagine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book: Stephen King's It - I still avoid walking past sewer drains, particularly at night.

Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - I can neither confirm nor deny that I watched my VHS copy enough times to wear it out.

Favorite show: The Walking Dead - What can I say? I like zombies.

Favorite song: Take on Me by A-Ha - That music video is still amazing. I mean, what kid didn't wish he could jump into the pages of a comic?

Favorite food: Sushi - I don't think this really requires explanation. It's the best.
Six things I could never do without
1) Internet access. I would surely die of boredom without it. It also feeds what some consider my sick desire to know the answer to everything.

2) Central air. No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air.

3) Sleep. At the risk of sounding lazy, I love sleeping. LOVE it. But wait! There's more! Dreaming gets thrown in at no extra charge!! Act now!

4) Imagination. You know, for those times when the power goes out.

5) Starbucks? I know, it's not pretentious, and it's got so many calories, and that damned red cup, etc., but I really need my coffee to be sweet, and Starbucks delivers.

6) My adoring fans. ... What? Hey, I could have adoring fans! I could! You don't know! You *don't* know. ... Whatever. Fine. My friends and family then. Satisfied, killjoy?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I wish I had more time... because there's no time! There's never any time! I don't have time to study, I'll never get into Stanford, I'll let everyone down--I'm so confused!! But everything will be okay. I just need one of these! I need them! I need them, Zack! I have to sing!! "I'm so excited!! I'm so excited!! I'm so... scared!!" *sob*

Okay, but seriously... I guess I've been thinking about what my next step will be. I want to move back to Houston, but there seem to be more opportunities here in Dallas... I've got stronger connections to Houston, but I've made a few friends I would miss if I moved back. I should have stuck to the plan of not making any friends for 3 years. Damn me for being so damned charming and adorable...

Oh, and how I need to lose all this weight I've put on since moving here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Pathfinder or some such with a bunch of geeks I've known for years, and finally get to see again on a regular basis now that I'm back in the city that I love.

Yes, I am deeply aware that I am playing the role of the Pot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be an avid comic book reader/collector, but then my habit grew to the point where I was spending at least $25 each week to maintain it. I've been clean since January 16, 2008. That means I've now been "clean" for over 90 months. Every day is a struggle, y'all.

I really think I deserve a chip for my commitment. No offense to any actual addicts reading this. I'm not trying to make light of your very real struggle.
You should message me if
Why *wouldn't* you want to contact me? Do it. Do it now.

Are you contacting me yet? ... Well, why the hell not?

In all seriousness though, if we share any common interests, I think we'd have fun hanging out.
The two of us