30Portland, United States
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My self-summary

My work is a huge part of my life, but I don't let it stop me too much from enjoying other parts of life. I'm fairly laid-back and don't let much get to me. I value communication and honesty and wish for the same in a partner.

I enjoy many things like traveling, art (making and sometimes viewing), bowling, trivia, game nights, the occasional hike, chilling with friends and colleagues for a beer/food/bbq, Netflix, and video games. Don't be surprised if you end up shot with a Nerf dart 😀
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working on my dissertation research and yes, I will talk your ear off about it if you ask. I also work as a research assistant (currently researching bikeshare equity).

Beyond my career, I've been enjoying bowling on a league again, but am taking a break currently, going to the occasional trivia night, try to explore my creative interests when I can, and just spending time with friends doing whatever the night calls for.
I’m really good at
Really good? How about kinda good? It's all relative isn't it? I'm kinda good at bowling (1st place team last season I bowled), pool, and bar trivia (In the past my team has won a trivia league championship with a trophy and everything). I can be a bit competitive, but always friendly so long as you can take the trash talk and attempted subterfuge.

I'm also good at working with my hands. I can cook, build Ikea furniture, hang paintings, repair random things, or build a house. You know, the normal stuff.

I'm pretty good at going with the flow as well. It's good to give the rational mind a rest every now and then.

What am I not good at? Running. Convincing myself that I don't need ice cream. Shutting down Netflix after one episode.
The first things people usually notice about me
Some people find me abrasive with my bluntness and honesty. Others find me caring, kind, and sweet. Depends on the day and the circumstances.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: I love movies and it's something I like to share with a partner. I'll watch pretty much anything, including chick flicks. My favorite types of movies are comedies and dystopian futures.

Shows: Archer, Bob's Burgers, Big Bang Theory, BSG, West Wing, Veep, About A Boy, Broad City, The League, and soooo many others. I need to start the new season of Daredevil.

Food: I love food. Lets get some sometime! Just know that I prefer not to eat seafood. But I had some fried squid in Miami that was gatdamn amazing.

Books: I read the news daily (of course the comics as well). I mostly read non-fiction related to poverty, economics, politics, transportation, and housing. That's what I read for fun. I can't tell you when the last time was that I read a fiction book. Currently reading: Evicted. Last read: Naked City.

Music: my taste in music changes with my mood. I listen to a little bit of everything and don't really pay attention to who's playing or what the song title is (serious weak point in my trivia abilities). Right now I've been really into Tech N9ne but have a rather eclectic shuffle of over 10 Pandora stations going on.
Six things I could never do without
I can do without most things. I already live a pretty simple and uncluttered life. However, besides the wonderful people in my life, the following make my life a little more efficient and enjoyable

A bike (I don't own a car and I prefer it that way)
Netflix (it's an addiction)
Something to learn
My mind (even though sometimes it drives me crazy)
Something to explore (is this different from something to learn?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about everything. Why did that person choose to *insert choice here*? How can I be a better advocate for underrepresented and discernment against peoples? Will that dog bite me if I try to pet it? What am I going to eat for dinner? Is a menagerie of things that takes a lot of focus to calm it down.
On a typical Friday night I am
I may be at a bar, a friends house, playing a board game with some friends, or camped in front of the tv watching something on Netflix. I could also be reading. More often than not it's Netflix or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Snakes are one of my top fears

I find riding my bike in pouring rain to be a strangely meditative experience.

I have been electrocuted more times than I think anyone should be subjected to.
You should message me if
If you made it this far through my profile you had to have seen something that made you want to keep reading. I get along with most every body and can make conversation even of we aren't connecting. Don't be shy, send me a message. I won't bite. Not on the first date at least ;)

It's an odd deal breaker, but it's something I've learned over the years: we're not going to work out if your ideal future involves moving to the middle of nowhere and living off the land.
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