32 Austin, United States
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My self-summary
A few things about me...

• I don't like hair gel and don't trust those who do. I believe that hundreds of years from now people will view hair gel with the same disgust that we view the hygiene habits of the middle ages today.

• I enjoy traveling. For me that means spending the majority of the time seeing/experiencing new things more so than relaxing in a lounge chair or ordering room service in the hotel all day.

• I LOVE satire and deadpan.

• I'm pretty laid back and in a group will be more likely to engage in one on one conversations with people rather than trying to run the party.

• I've spent the majority of my life with the meanings of the words "deliberate" and "diligent" flip flopped.

• A lot of people seem to think I'm a kind, good person.

• On multiple dates off of here I've been told that I exceeded the expectations of my pictures upon meeting in person.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a engineer despite having been a business (finance) major for undergrad. I'll save the extended explanation of how I transitioned to programming for later, but I will say I find the creative element of building an application that people use and enjoy from a blank white page very attractive. I do have better interpersonal skills than developers/IT people have a reputation for. I also have entrepreneurial aspirations.

For leisure I perform improv and play ice hockey. I also enjoy nights that involve eating good food and nursing some drinks among close friends...or new friends.
I’m really good at

-I have a strong work ethic

-Cooking...not just "guy good" in being able to make a handful of things, but the ability to make a wide spectrum of things really well with a strong base understanding of techniques.

-Being introspective...I suppose this isn't something I'm good at, but simply something I do a fair amount

-Seeing the big picture or the heart of the matter
The first things people usually notice about me
This section would make a lot of sense if this website didn't include profile pictures.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Slaughterhouse-Five, The Passage series, The Road, All The Pretty Horses...

Oh Brother Where Art Thou (and just about everything else by the Coen Brothers), Almost Famous, Most Tarantino movies, The Graduate, Silver Linings Playbook

Mad Men , Breaking Bad, Downtown Abbey, True Detective, Arrested Development, Always Sunny, Trailer Park Boys

To try to keep the list abbreviated rather than listing a million...Pearl Jam was probably my favorite band during my formative years and I'm listening to that MSMR album a lot right now.

Everything...I definitely get a fair amount of enjoyment out of food. I enjoy trying a new cuisine from a questionable looking food truck/restaurant. I eat pretty healthy during the week though.
The six things I could never do without
Other people who also get a kick out of how absurd life is

Collaborative projects/Creating things

Physical Activity...if I go a couple days without working out, I can't sleep. I think the mental health benefit of expending physical therapy is pretty underrated.

Carbs...I have found society's realization/acknowledgement over the last 5-10 years that carbs are really bad for you pretty devastating. I'd like to go back to a simpler time when Subway foot longs were regarded as a healthy option to cut weight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about absurd this whole online dating endeavor is
On a typical Friday night I am
Well, Friday is TGI Fridays night for me. I usually arrive there some time between 6/6:30 (depending on traffic), order some of their famous potato skins, and off I go on an amazing culinary experience. My entre can vary quite a bit more. On a given Friday it could be their famous Southwestern burger, their sizzling rib eye steak, chicken fingers, or if I'm in the mood to "go crazy" maybe something exotic like their Asian Chicken Salad.

After dinner I go home and watch "Days of Thunder" with Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall. I don't think it's a stretch to say it's probably both actors' best performance, and every week that I watch it I usually find something else to take away from the nuanced film.

After Days of Thunder I'm usually pretty amped up as I'm sure you can imagine, but thankfully the time it takes me to shower, brush my teeth, and generally wind down for bed leaves me a bit calmer so I can fall asleep.
You should message me if
You have unique points of view and ideas on a wide range of have a desire to grow as a person and challenge're the type of person who feels compelled to pet a nice looking dog/cat that's walking by.

I'm interested in something substantial.