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My self-summary
After reading so many great profiles, I finally decided to try and write a good one. I will leave it up to you, dear reader, to decide if I succeeded.
I am 50 years old and divorced. I have a son, he’s 25and very close to becoming a real boy and I’m very proud of him. I have 2 cats that I am not quite as proud of because they refuse to get jobs. Slackers.
What I’m doing with my life
For many years my job wasn’t challenging and I got in kind of a rut. At the same time the whole divorce thing happened, I had to relocate and that’s the kind of combo that will make you reevaluate.
I’m really good at
Making obscure references. Having my brain make sometimes bizarre connections between things. Making puns that aren’t funny, which I think is funny. Being so dry and deadpan that people often don’t know I’m joking. (That leads to some awkward moments) I’m good a figuring things out. Answers are important to me, even if the answer itself isn’t all that important. If I’m asked a question I’d rather give my best guess than say I don’t know. Of course sometimes people will believe me when I give a joke answer because of the deadpan thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly, probably very little. I’m pretty quiet around people I don’t know well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Science Fiction is a big deal. I'm an unashamed Star Trek fan, though not DS9 as much. Enterprise and Voyager are both very underrated.
I love Firefly and Buffy. Joss Whedon should get a Nobel Prize for Applied Awesomness. I really liked Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, but not Universe because 1) It became like Dawson's Creek in space and 2) it made the smart guy the bad guy.
I’m an unapologetic sucker for a happy ending. I don’t like horror movies (horror and suspense are different things), movies that are an unnecessary deconstruction or movies in which people who are supposed to be friends are just mean to each other.
Books that changed the way I look at the world: Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Gulliver's Travels. Gulliver meets the Houyhnhms , who have concept of lying because if the entire purpose of language is to communicate ideas, why communicate false ones? THGTTG is full of things that challenge the idea of perception; how do we know what we think we know? How can we know that other people perceive our actions the way we intend them?
I’m not into watching sports. I can't get emotionally invested in a game that doesn't affect me. I don't like practical jokes because why would you make someone you care about feel bad?
I read a lot of histories; my current favorite is John Keegan. He explains military history as the result of politics, technology, agriculture, culture and sometimes weather and crowd dynamics. It's an amazingly detailed yet intuitive way to look at things.
Six things I could never do without
I really have no idea how to answer this. There are a lot of things I could do without, I'd just hate it. But I'll play:
-my computer
-my parents, who are awesome
Is that six yet? No? I'll finish later.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, pop culture, my job, my family.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home watching tv, on my computer, trying to get my cat to stop laying on the keyboard. Usual stuff.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm sometimes baffled by ordinary social interaction. I think I get a "dog with his head cocked to one side" confused look.

I think Weird Al Yankovic is a genius.
You should message me if
You found any of the above ramblings interesting and think there might be more there.
The two of us