34Pittsburgh, United States
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My self-summary

I originally came to OK Cupid as the Spark was going away following the quizzes. Quizzes are good times. But then I found the questions. Questions are freaking great times. Especially when other people are around so your whole group can talk about them as you're doing them. Then they started the OkCupid blog which is blow up the sun good.

4 is the best number. There are lots of 4s in my life, which is excellent because it is the best.

I dig politics. Like a lot. I fall under thelibertarian umbrella. I'm generally socially liberal and fiscally conservative although the more local the government is the less strict I am about that. Federally I'm a minarchist. Political psychology fascinates me which is confusing to people, often I am having a conversation and asking questions because I really want to understand how they arrived at their views and how they interrelate them and they assume we're arguing and just want to know what I think so they can argue against it. I'll happily actually argue politics, but only for argument's sake. I don't try to convert people.

Most things are things I want to learn. I'm not being polite, I am actually fascinated by what you do.

I'm emphatic. That should be pretty obvious though. I'm captious. That's less so.

Long conversations that veer in and out of argument and across subjects connecting them together with intelligent people are the funnest/hottest thing ever.

I love watching people. Pre-9/11 my favorite place to be besides diners was at the airport gates watching people leaving and re-uniting. Then the terrorists killed my hobby. Or the government did. Something.

I'm basically an autodidact which leads to issues with pronunciation for me sometimes. I'm a huge fan of unschooling especially school unschooling like the Sudbury Model Schools. I got there via one part horror at the current state of schools, two parts bitterness begotten of my own educational experiences, and four parts thinking it's just totally correct.

I seem to think things consist of 7 parts.

I have an odd sense of humor. Some things that I find hilarious make no sense to people. British people think I am funnier than American people do. There has to be some way to exploit this wrong continent humor situation, but I don't know what it is yet.

I'm stricken with wanderlust. I need to leave the house at least once a day or I get antsy. I want to go everywhere. If I ever become fabulously wealthy I am going to hire scientists to spend all their time trying to make teleportation possible. Travel is currently inefficient, and I both want to spend lots of time traveling but not in transit and am kinda crazy into efficiency.

I'm really into the social sciences. All of them.

I'm a desperate optimist. It will get better because it HAS to. Honestly, even though I seem to fall on my face a lot, life makes me really really happy. You know that happy/giddy/dizzy feeling you have when you're in love? I get that at LEAST once a week just wandering around Saint Louis and at least once more reading. I am head over heels for life.
What I’m doing with my life
Tech support. Hoping to go back to school. I recently moved to Pittsburgh. I moved in with some friends and while I like their friends, I'm really reaching the point where I need to find some people of my own, so I'm going to be looking for activities/friends.
I’m really good at
Reading people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a book. They think they want to know what my book is about, this prompts the second thing that people notice about me, after I answer the "what are you studying" question with "I'm not I just want to read this", they notice- OMG THIS PERSON IS INSANE/LAME.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a LOT but it's basically all nonfiction and magazines. I like fiction, I just don't read it like I did when I was younger. I am especially fond of dead Russian guys and Neal Stephenson.

I like movies a lot. Given discretionary income I see at least one movie in the theater each week. Movies that are SO bad that they're good < Movies < GOOD Movies < Documentaries If I dislike a movie it's probably pretty freaking awful. I have never walked out of a movie.

I <3 the entire Whedonverse. Veronica Mars was sickly good. Deadwood was great as is Boardwalk Empire. I like JJ Abrams shows. I've gotten pretty into Bones ever since some of my more tv savvy friends compared me to the titular character. (I'm not quite that socially inept.) I'm thrilled about the return of Arrested Development, and plan to check out some of the other Netflix shows since apparently they have good taste, but first I need to watch Game of Thrones so I know what you all are on about. The only thing I watch regularly is Premier League soccer.

I have strong but not really consistent tastes in music. I tend to like certain songs or sometimes albums as opposed to artists in general although there are a few artists I love period. If I'm forced to define what I like by genres I'd say most of it comes from the following- "adult" or just older alternative, hip-hop especially "alternative" hip-hop with a selection of more popular rap and 90s artists, blues, industrial, trip-hop, and a smattering of pop. Recently I've started liking some electronic music. I played the viola for a long time and that seems to have left me with an undying love for strings. Put strings in a song and I like it better, I'd almost go so far as to say I like it period.

Cows make/are all the best foods. I only like vegetables raw except in stir fry. Fish is good when you live not forever away from large bodies of water. Spices are magic. I am kind of obsessed with beverages.

Six things I could never do without

1) My Mind. I don't mean because I'd die. I'm scared of death and other ways one can lose their mind equally.

2) Coffee.

3) Access to information. Libraries/internet/smart people. I would go crazy.

4) Socks. I LOVE SOCKS.

5) A hoodie or sweater, or something. (Also known as a "warm thing") I am always cold.

6) Hope.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I spend a lot of time in my head. I am perfectly fine with spending hours lost in thought.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging around the house as there are always people over. Probably drinking. Looking for things to go out and do.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The things I keep to myself aren't publicly interesting.
You should message me if
You want to talk to me. Especially if you like to go out and do stuff that your friends aren't really into. Because if it's the same stuff that I like to do that my friends aren't into we could hang out. Lots.
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