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My self-summary
I'm an east coast transplant checking off Item #3 on my bucket list: living in San Francisco. Why is it on my bucket list, you ask? It's simple, really: I fucking LOVE food. I can count on one hand the things I won't eat. I'd really like someone to help me find all the greatest and as-yet undiscovered restaurants in and around the city. I'm the kind of guy who'll eat just about anything; if I haven't tried it, I want to!

When I'm not out and about trying a new restaurant (or revisiting an old favorite; do you know how many restaurants in this city serve good grits? Two. Brenda's and Radish.), I'm generally hosting a game night or movie night among friends. The latest favorites are The Resistance: Avalon, Pandemic, and Power Grid; occasionally we'll revisit classics like Dominion and Settlers of Catan; and of course, once the average sobriety dips below a certain threshold, Cards Against Humanity.

The introductory sentence in the preceding paragraph made my inner Grammar Nazi somewhat uncomfortable. That should tell you a lot about me.

I tend to be extremely rational. I actively think through everything I do and try to figure out why I do it (like balancing my eggs from the inside out; when I said everything, I meant it). Conversely, if you can convince me that I'm doing it wrong, I'll gladly and graciously accept defeat and do my best to adjust. If you're the kind of person who enjoys introspection, there are plenty of great conversations in our future.

I've thought about whether or not I should include this, but you'll likely find out anyway: I am not an outdoorsy person. Like, at all. Sheldon Cooper said it best: "If 'outside' is so good, why has mankind spent thousands of years trying to perfect 'inside'?" Many have tried to change my mind, but all have failed. It's not my thing. Just like sports.

This seems to be popular, so for you MBTI people, I'm INFJ. I've also scored INTJ a few times, too.
What I’m doing with my life
Putting my chemistry degree to good use as... a web developer in San Francisco. Not exactly original, but I really like what I do and I love my job. Turns out, I'm also really good at it, too.
I’m really good at
Practically, I can fix just about anything technology related. Not so handy, but working on it. Things rarely stay broken in my immediate vicinity. Sometimes I even fix things you might not have even known were broken in the first place. (And sometimes, if I just stand near something not working, it stops not working...)

Impractically, I'm very good at games - board games, video games, you name it, I'm on it and probably decent at it, too.

I'm also a pretty decent baker... likely a result of the chemistry degree I don't actually use. Still working on the cooking, though I have mastered a tasty pancake, eggs, and french toast. It figures I'd know how to make a good brunch.
The first things people usually notice about me
I wasn't really sure, so I asked a few of my coworkers/friends. Most of them said my smile; some said my build (slim/average height, which apparently qualifies as uncommon); and a few others couldn't untangle my physical features from my maybe-a-little-too-aggressive-but-whatever urging to abandon their misbegotten diets and join me for some tasty food. One said eyelashes. It's not the first time anyone's said that, either, but it's certainly the first time anyone said it was the first thing they noticed about me.

There were too many firsts in that last sentence.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Young Frankenstein, History of the World: Part 1, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights (big Mel Brooks fan); Hot Fuzz; Clue; Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man; Idiocracy; Iron Man (1, 2, 3); Monty Python & The Holy Grail; My Cousin Vinny; Taken; The Incredibles; The Princess Bride; Stardust; X-Men: First Class. These are just what I've got now, there's plenty more I've deleted for the space and just can't remember. Generally, comedy.

Shows: Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Firefly, South Park, Star Trek (TNG), Archer. My family recently got me in to Grimm, and my friend finally convinced me to watch Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood, for those wanting to know).

Music: Muse, Adema, Celldweller, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Garbage, Snake River Conspiracy, Paramore. I'm told I'm tone deaf and like music with a strong bassline. Or a female vocalist.

Food: ... basically, anything. Coffee tops the list. The rest is all a tie for #2.

Books: 1984, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Death Gate Cycle, Harry Potter, The God Delusion, Good Omens, Small Gods, Feet of Clay... Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are at the top of the list, and then everything else.
Six things I could never do without
1. The Internet. Without it, I can't work and I can't play. What did people do before the internet?!
2. Dogs. I love dogs. They can always make me smile, no matter what. I'm just trying to find a place in SF that will let me adopt a pair...
3. Coffee. My office manager is a little afraid of what would happen if we were to ever run out of coffee. We did, once. It was not pretty.
4. Brunch. I'm very serious about it. My friends know that if I haven't sent out an invite by Friday, they should file a missing persons report.
5. Semicolons, apparently. I've used upwards of 10 (maybe closer to 20) in this profile alone. I use them in IMs. What would I do without them!?
6. TBD. Either there are only 5 things I can't do without, or the 6th is so fundamental to my existence I can't even identify that I need it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My career trajectory (it's on course), my latest programming project (a web-based remote for my home theater PC), what I'm doing for my next meal (sometimes it's on my schedule, sometimes I have to improv). Though, that's really just on my way to/from work... makes my walking commute feel very short.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually plotting my weekend. After a long week of work, I just want one night of vegging out, playing games, watching TV, etc. to recharge. I usually take that time to figure out what's going on over the weekend and make plans.

Except Sunday morning. I always know exactly what my brunch plans are.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really don't like sports. I don't get it. There are so many things I'd rather do with the hours of time wasted on sports that would be way more entertaining or productive.
You should message me if
... you've read this far. There's a lot, and I'm guessing we've got to be reasonably compatible for you to have read everything on my profile.

... you need a coffee buddy. I'm always down for a fine cup of joe.

... you've found a typo. That would be really embarrassing. Tell me so I can fix it!

... you're going to rate me 4 or 5 stars. OKCupid will, on rare occasion, tell me who you are. The rest of the time, I can only guess; and while I'm pretty good at guessing, we've got a much better chance of talking if you start the conversation.
The two of us