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My self-summary
Me? I guess you could best describe me as experiential. I enjoy trying new and different things; sometimes if only for the experience. I've done a little bit of traveling, and one of the things I like the most about it is when I get the chance just to walk around in the new area and experience it in an organic way. While I'm sure I would have fun at a resort in say, Cabo San Lucas, I think I would prefer a stay in Guanajuato instead. I see the former as sort of manufactured and cookie cutter, and the latter as more real and human.
Don't get me wrong, there are things that are tried and true, and just because I've done them before doesn't mean they aren't worth doing again. And sometimes these manufactured adventurers can be a lot of fun. A good experience is a good experience after all. But what I would really like is someone to join me in whatever my next adventure (or misadventure) may be.
What I’m doing with my life
I really not sure that I'm comfortable answering this question initially with a description of my job, but that is what I am going to do anyway. I've never wanted to define myself with my job. For me work is just a means to an end. Granted I did put a lot of effort into ensuring that this means is enjoyable and capable. Anyway, they call me a "project engineer." I work for a small industrial automation company making machines in factories hum and whirr when someone presses a button. (Think about that show How it's Made.) I like what I do, but It's not my end-all be-all.

I once read that an important aspect of having a good life is to have dreams not just memories. I think about that a lot sometimes. Basically when we are all young life is usually pretty good. We look at the world with bright eyes, and see all sorts of opportunities and dreams. Then we grow old, and sometimes jaded. Dreams breakdown, and go away. Then maybe we get stuck in a rut, and are left with only our memories. The archetype is like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite. A man that has run into a dead end, and all in life that makes him happy is thinking back to the “good old days” of high school football. I try to avoid that. I try to have more dreams than memories. I hope I always will.
I’m really good at
At times, when I am in good form, I'm really good at telling stories/jokes. I am also good at giving in to the allure of a Mexican restaurant, and I think I might be developing an addiction to chips and salsa.
The first things people usually notice about me
Who are these people, and where are these people? When you tell me this I will ask them, and then let you know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: In all honesty I don’t read much at all. But some books of note are as follows: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy , Dracula, The Demon-Haunted World, Watchmen, A Clockwork Orange.

Movies I think everybody should see:A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, LOTR, Fantastic Planet, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Sleepaway Camp, Sin City, se7en, UHF, Clerks, Stranger than Fiction

TV: I don’t watch much TV. My shows of note are as follows: Breaking Bad, Girls, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Simpsons, Southpark, ATHF, Sealab 2021, Arreted Development, Freaks and Geeks

Music: They Might Be Giants are my number one. Then in no particular order a few more of my favorites are: Offspring, (old) Metallica, Flogging Molly, The Dresden Dolls, Rasputina, Local H,Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Protomen, Amanda Palmer
Six things I could never do without
Lungs, Skepticism, Bone Marrow, Chemical Reactions, Quarks, Life
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I am pretty scatter brained. I think about all sorts of stuff all the time. I don't know if there is really one thing that uses up most of my thinking time. I do have some reoccurring thoughts though. I think that I will share them in order to get my word count up.

Often I’ll look at something (typically a metal object) and then think about the enormous amount of natural resources that were used to create that all of those items. For example: Imagine the metal parts of eyes in your shoes. Now think about all the shoes in the world, and thus all the shoe eyes in the world. Imagine all those metal rings taken out and piled up. All of them in the entire world. Think about all the metal used up in that item alone. All that metal came from the earth, and a near countless number of those rings are being made everyday. That amazes me. So next time you see some object that looks relatively insignificant apply that thought process to it. Maybe you’ll be amazed as well.

Also I tend to personify inanimate objects. I’ll look at something and based upon its features I’ll subscribe a personality to it. Yeah, it’s kind of odd. Probably comes from watching too many cartoons like Brave Little Toaster as a kid.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a typical Friday night. I like to spend it with friends when I can. Maybe out at a bar, maybe playing some games, sometimes traveling so that I can engage in SCA medieval combat.

This Friday I am in Lafayette for Grand Prix. Let's get a drink!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm kind of a private person.
You should message me if
You should message me if would like to chat. Also, you should message me even if you would not like to chat.
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