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My self-summary
Hard-working, honest guy. I'd like to think I possess the social skills required to hit it off with someone without resorting to the internet, but I work at a small company, I'm not too keen on the bar scene, and most of my friends are hitched up and not bringing around anyone new. So here we are!

I'm a Cal Bears and Warriors fan, and don't have a strong preference when it comes to the Giants and the A's. If you're passionate about either one, maybe I can be swayed...

I studied engineering at Cal and UCLA, mostly interested in neuroprosthetics and biomimetics.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an electronics engineer at a medical device start-up. While I'm not working on human-machine interfaces quite like I had hoped for, I still get to work on a device that has the potential to save lives, and I'm very proud of that.

I spend a pretty good chunk of my free time at the gym. I'm that guy at the climbing gym that never seems to climb, and just squats instead. Closing in on 1000 lb. total for squat, bench, and deadlift, which isn't really thaaaaat special, but I've come a long way!

I've also been trying to read a bit more. I end up enjoying it when I do, but for some reason I never think to read when I have the time! I'm working on it!
I’m really good at
Seeing both sides of an argument, keeping promises, showing up on time, fixing your router, being straightforward, inadvertently attracting cougars at bars (I think they smell fear?) , and making a perfect omelette 1 of every 4 attempts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got manly eyebrows. Once a year I meet at a convention with Colin Farrell, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Garfield, and Jake Gyllenhaal, among others. It's called the Annual Convention for Manly Men with Manly Eyebrows. It's not that big a deal.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Stephen King's pretty good. I think the books I've read most recently were by David Sedaris, Oliver Sacks, and Christopher Hitchens.

Movies: Jurassic Park is my all time favorite. I also like most Tarantino movies, The Shawshank Redemption, The Jerk, Star Wars (especially Empire Strikes Back, but Return of the Jedi is a close second), The Usual Supsects, The Thing, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (which is the Gene Wilder version, not that Johnny Depp pile of garbage).

Shows: Chappelle's Show was awesome while it lasted, and Dave Chappelle is also one of my favorite stand up comedians. I also really like Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Peep Show, and early seasons of The Office, Scrubs, and South Park.

I'm a big fan of comedy in general. If you want to talk about it or the creation of it, whether it's stand-up, TV, movies, or whatever, it might be fun.

Music: Queens of the Stone Age, The White Stripes, The Black Keys (I think I have a thing for color-themed guitar-drum blues rock duos from the Midwest), Wu-Tang Clan, The Legendary Roots Crew, some Jay-Z, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Food: Pretty much everything. Thai food might be the best, but a burger and fries can't miss.
Six things I could never do without
I'm not so particular that I can't see myself living with basically the necessities, but I do particularly enjoy:

A nice comfy place to sleep.
The internet/a computer.
My family and friends.
A nice big television.
Thai iced tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Circuit design and other work stuff, brain-computer interfaces, writing movie scripts, getting better at playing guitar, squats, deadlifts, bench press, eating healthily, video games that have come out lately, improving my barbecue abilities, opening a restaurant, starting a company, and meeting a nice girl.

Not necessarily in that order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner or a drink with friends! You can come if you're cool enough.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can handle snakes and spiders, but worms and caterpillars freak me the fuck out. It's something about the way they move. The way they... undulate... and... writhe... What else undulates and writhes!? If I go fishing I have to use Powerbait or a lure or something, because that nightcrawler is not getting near me.
You should message me if
You're caring and conscientious. I think honesty and humility are two of the most important and telling aspects of a person's personality. If you agree, then let's chat!
The two of us