CogitoErgoNum
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My self-summary
Hi I'm Steven! Growing up I thought I would either be an inventor, a lawyer or a massage therapist, and that pretty much sums up my personality.

I went to an extreme liberal university and became more conservative while there. Not a fan of dogma, except my own. I'm religious but not spiritual.

I don't use ig but I have an active Medium account and enjoy writing.
What I’m doing with my life
April 2007: three months from graduation, I'm at an alumni event where I ask everyone "how can I make a middle class income but only work 20 hours per week and from anywhere?" to which I got a lot of blank stares.

It took a few years and a lot of tough choices, but now I have the freedom I dreamed about. But what to do with so much freedom? Right now I'm learning to cultivate hobbies (salsa dancing, coding, and improv.)
I’m really good at
laughing in tense situations, imagining the future, and neck massages
The first things people usually notice about me
After meeting my relatives, a lot of people say "wow you came from them???" and I say "yes but did you have to say that with three question marks???"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I avoided TV for half a decade, but then it became really good!

TV I've paid money fo and/or watched twice: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Silicon Valley, House of Lies, Mad Men, Rick and Morty, The Americans, Dirk Gently, Black Mirror.

I'm mostly a bookworm though, I would always choose a Kindle over an Apple TV. And mostly nonfiction, but this year I've relaxed that and I'm enjoying HC Andersen right now.

Podcasts: I lost my infatuation for podcasts when I stopped commuting to a job, but I still appreciate Personality Hacker and Cashing in with TJ Miller.

The last five things I've played on Spotify:
deadmau5
Modest Mouse (!)
Ben Folds
Mogwai
Massive Attack

I tend to eat heavy amounts of meat and vegetables with occasional binges on chocolate and wine. I call it positive paleo. I get homesick if I don't cook everyday. Hmm maybe thats just hunger.

Perfect dinner: pan fried tuna with a dash of lemon, garlic roasted broccoli, and a glass of Malbec.
Six things I could never do without
Books
Friends
Dark roasted coffee
Passport
Fresh Air
Home cooked meals
Free time
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Random philosophical questions of existence and knowledge. Why swimming pools in Vietnam don't have lane dividers.

"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Uh, I think so, Brain, but we'll never get a monkey to use dental floss."
On a typical Friday night I am
Every time I go to an improv show, I'm thinking "why don't I do this more often?" but then I forget and don't go for a year. So, improv.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate bleu cheese
You should message me if
You know your MBTI type and are okay with sharing it. I'm on a mission to understand every type and how I relate to them. Even if its Jungian pseudoscience.

You have a passion in life and want to share it.

Or if you are considering graduate school and want someone to convince you not to go.

Or if you finished graduate school. Way to go :)
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