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My self-summary
Is there a time limit on how long you can call yourself a "transplant?" After living in Philly for nearly 8 years I've finally started to call it home. The locals think I'm one of them. No one has yet uncovered my ruse.

My friends say I'm carefree and I tend to agree on most accounts. I've been told by a few acquaintances that I'm "surprisingly unexpected" followed by "don't worry, it's a good thing" as if I were the subject of a Yelp review. I'll allow it, but if it comes up again I WANT ANSWERS.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a structural engineer at an aircraft manufacturer fulfilling the adult reality of my childhood dreams. When people ask me what I do I tell them it's like this except: helicopters.

Channeling my inner Tony Stark everyday in the face of exciting new challenges and opportunities. I'll keep pretending engineering is actually as glamorous as it seems in cinema.
I’m really good at
-Parallel parking
-Proper lane changes
-Programming Arduino's
-Partially accidental alliteration
-Paying attention to the details that matter
-Proofreading technical documents written in English by Italians
-Paying little attention to the posted speed limit without consequence
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read mostly technical publications. Actually, I read them almost exclusively. I'm a monster, I know... However, I do occasionally read other things. I enjoy my fictions with a healthy dose of magical realism, and I can burn through any good piece of dystopian literature fairly quickly, but I haven't really read any since 1984.

I'm a bit of a film buff and Netflix is my enabler. I'll certainly try to watch anything, but some movies I just can't bear to finish.

Some favorites: What Dreams May Come, Stardust, Gattaca, American Psycho, Gravity, Requiem for a Dream, LOTR, Cloud Atlas.

Battlestar Galactica (reimagined series), Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, That Mitchell and Web Look...

I think I have fairly eclectic taste in music, and my preferences seem to come and go in waves. I enjoy instrumental pieces fairly consistently, especially piano or acoustic guitar solos. A few favorites: Andy Mckee, Kotaro Oshio, Philip Wesley.

I enjoy quite a few artists spanning the many Rock sub-genres , some trance, some "indie", and some more offbeat things...

I'm an adventurous epicure that will try anything twice. No point in a list here, let's eat/make something new!
The six things I could never do without
- Afternoon thundershowers and clear night skies - They're probably the closest things to spiritual experiences I know. In Sagan's name, Amen.
- Absurdity, levity, bad puns, and humor - Make it so!
- A decent internet connection - Netflix, image marcros, and cat photos
- Hypnagogia and the ability to fly in my dreams.
- Hot showers, warm towels, and freshly cleaned sheets.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Do I really need a [insert outdoor equipment] right now (or ever)?
- Why is half the IT office Russian?
- Would anyone buy a "lit-match" scented candle?
- What if there were a being that only lived for 10 seconds, but experienced it's life simultaneously through the eyes of every human on Earth?
- The fragile, ephemeral beauty of life.
On a typical Friday night I am
-Board games?
-Not dying of hypothermia
-Cooking something awesome!
-Tinkering (Trying to make this plane fly!)
-Loathing that there was no daylight when I left work. (YAY, SPRING!)
-Making new friends and reconnecting with old friends.
-Doing everything I can to stave off entropy's foul grasp.
You should message me if
...you want to answer those 36 questions you read about in NYTimes.
...you are enthusiastic about going to a star party.
...you have strong opinions about Interstellar.
...you're a Cylon (I promise not to tell anyone).
...you're not just a Reflektor.
...you HATE lists.