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My self-summary
'I've always wanted to date a girl named... "The Power."'

I do in fact own a didgeridoo. I do not play it often because I have not yet mastered the art of 'circular breathing.' Also, it scares the dog because he's a coward.

For about two years, my family passed around a fruitcake, devising increasingly elaborate schemes and using any gift-giving occasion as an excuse to give it to the next schmuck in line. One of these events was my sister's wedding. During the reception. As part of a toast. Said sister also recently gave me a card game that is about monkeys throwing poop at each other. I think those two facts sum up my family quite well.

My spirit animal is a tour guide at a bourbon distillery.

I use '&c' instead of 'etc.' The former is classy like ancient Rome. The latter is for plebeian, like... Ancient Rome.

Fuck, I think I just made a Classics joke...

I've used 'Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo' as a threat.

Fuck, that IS a Classics joke...
What I’m doing with my life
According to the Political Compass, in three years I've gone from Dead Center to Far 'Dirty Pinko Commie Bastard' Left. I feel good about that.

Working a job that could be summed up as 'The IT Crowd without British accents' - well, that's not exactly true, I do sometimes get to talk to people in London. So I guess that counts?

Learning Swedish because... I dunno, something something IKEA?
I’m really good at
Making up facts about things (e.g. Pallas' Cats are actually reincarnated Victorian-era British gentlemen). It's usually for the best that gullible people don't go to zoos or museums when I'm around.

Getting organized in a singularly disorganized manner.

Getting roped into favors without having the slightest idea what the favor is (Most recently: Helping my sister set up for a genealogical convention). Apparently, the magic words for me are "I'll buy you dinner and Graeter's."
The first things people usually notice about me
Hell, I don't know. I did get informed once that I have a 'lovely humming voice'.

The same person also told me that I have a 'very British sentence structure.' I'm still not sure what that means - maybe it's because I rock the single quotes?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Author-wise, I read anything I can by Stephen Baxter, Bernard Cornwell, SM Stirling, and Kim Stanley Robinson. Recently read "Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter" Because I kinda want to be Josh Gates.

For movies and shows, you could probably just play 'Spot the Reference'. And despite being a 'Not a Car Guy' Top gear is awesome -- the real BBC version.

I will listen to just about everything, though I do have a predilection for any music that makes me want to dance a 'jig'.

Qdoba > Chipotle and anyone who disagrees is a philistine whose family tree includes goats - specifically ones with no taste that eat cans. Smoothies are the best fruit delivery system ever devised. Couscous is 'the bee's knees'.

I've recently been made aware of the wonders of combining root beer and bourbon cream.

And on the subject of food, I have also eaten bugs (and not for a bet/dare* - actual bugs prepared as actual food). I don' think I'd rank them in my Favorites, but I probably wouldn't turn 'em down should the opportunity arise again.

*OK, the chocolate-dipped scorpion was a dare.
Six things I could never do without
- Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs
- The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness
- Wolfram|Alpha
- The latest edition of Pocket Ref
- My Dog (He makes for a good armrest, an acceptable pillow, and he's cool with being used to warm my feet in lieu of slippers)
- Listerine (And seeing how long I can hold a dose in my mouth without tearing up. Spoiler: Not long)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Would it be cooler to live in a yurt or on a boat? Probably a yurt. Go Mongol or go home.

What my next project/endeavour should be.*

Why did Constantinople get the works?

What sort of music a band called the 'Al Gore Rhythms' would play.

*And swearing the the next-next project will be a set of working Farnsworths. Or a yurt.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to decompress after dealing with electronic geegaws and doodads. Most often it involves finding new ways to torment the mutt or using him as an armrest or pillow. Then I can wake up Saturday to seize the day and throttle it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a night light in my bedroom. Not for me, though. It's for when my dog gets scared at night. Because he is a coward.

Also, I once maintained a Twitter account for a cat. In my defense, I was unemployed at the time.
You should message me if
You think you can help me build an electric didgeridoo. Or a lightsaber. Either or.

You have 'Adventure Timing' - e.g. you go to the museum and in the lobby you find yourself with an aquarium volunteer leaning in and conspiratorially whispering 'You guys wanna tickle a horseshoe crab?'

You have taken the conspiratorial aquarium volunteer up on his offer and tickled the horseshoe crab.

You know the difference between 'e.g.' and 'i.e' (take that 'they're, their, there' people).*

You have recently smelled something that could best be described as fudge when there was no fudge.

*And you dig footnotes.
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