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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.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a web developer/programmer 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 most developers/IT people.

I have a 9-5 that I like, but also have side applications that are both live and I'm developing. I have strong aspirations to be supporting myself with these side projects in the future.
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 question 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, 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, 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.

The six things I could never do without
Physical Activity...if I go a couple days without working out, I can't sleep

Other people who also find humor in how ridiculous life can be

Collaborative projects/Creating things

I'm a big fan of carbs and have found society's realization/acknowledgement over the last 5 years that carbs are really bad for you pretty devastating. I'd like to go back to a simpler time when Subway was regarded as a healthy option to cut weight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
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, 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, 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.