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My self-summary
In the interest of upfront disclosure, I am a total geek. I know computers inside and out, I love science, and my genre of choice is fantasy/sci-fi. I could list a million other things that unavoidably make me a geek, but I won't for the sake of brevity. I'm also a gamer, in a very pure sense of the word. I like not only video games of every type, but board games, and tabletop games, and everything else in the "games" category.

I'm am also always "cracking wise", as no one has said ever. I find humor in everything, and I am always looking for opportunities to make people laugh. I enjoy deep serious talk, but serious mode is not my default.

Finally, I'm a really (really, really) open minded person. I'm not afraid to try new things, and I like a little bit of something in everything. I have yet to find a food that I won't eat (and I've tried a lot). This openness isn't just limited to food of course, but suffuses my entire life. I can understand not liking something, but I can't understand not being willing to try something at least once. (When I say this extends to everything, I mean everything, I'm a very sex-positive individual)

All of the above is maybe a little generic though, especially in SF; if you really want to understand me, you must understand that my favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon (followed by the interrobang), I refer to my dishwasher as a robot, and I once literally fell off a horse and then got right back on it.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated University of Washington in Seattle in 2010 with a double major in Computer Science and Applied Math.

April 2011, I took a page out of the "Software Engineer's Guide to Being Cliche" and moved to SF to join a pre-IPO dot-com. Now I spend my days living in the Mission and working in downtown SF for a major website. Later I learned that two thirds of SOMA has this same story, and I'm not special.

Currently I'm loving my work, trying desperately to have a life outside of work, and denying the fact that I'm actually an adult, and that there's not nearly enough time to do everything I want to do.
I’m really good at

  • ...computers. Like, professionally.

  • ...comedic timing.

  • ...listening. (No, seriously. Listening: easy; talking: hard)

  • ...mixing drinks

  • ...staying up too late.

  • ...using (and abusing) parenthetical comments. (it gets bad when they become nested though. [see what I mean?])

  • ...wasting my time in the most creative manner possible.

  • ...plugging things into other things in a way that makes them work. (No, this is not a euphemism!)

  • ...okay, maybe that last one was a bit of a euphemism, but it still applies to electronics.

The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe my height, or probably my hair. Or maybe my paleness. Or maybe how I managed to get such dark hair and fair skin together.

The ADD inclined might notice my sparkly earring if I'm wearing it.

What you won't notice are my eyes. This is a shame since they are a fascinating mix of half green/half brown, but you can't tell unless you're really close.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I will try my best to limit myself in this section, but I'm a total entertainment junkie.

Lots of fantasy. Discworld, Wheel of Time, and Song of Ice and Fire. Some other favorite authors include Jared Diamond, Brian Sanderson, Patrick Rothfus, and Douglas Adams*. I always have at least one book with me.

*(If I had the power to resurrect one person. It would probably be Douglas Adams.)

An unhealthy amount. Favorite shows no longer on the air include Coupling, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Scrubs, Veronica Mars, Weeds, Dexter, 30 Rock, and anything by Joss Whedon.

Other faves include Mythbusters, Doctor Who, Top Gear, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.

Oh boy, too many to mention. I'm just going to start throwing out titles and see if anything sticks:
Amélie, Memento, Leon the Professional, The Dark Knight, Die Hard, The Evil Dead, The Fifth Element, Fight Club, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Kill Bill, The Life of Brian, The Matrix, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Ocean's Eleven, The Princess Bride, Rush Hour, This is Spinal Tap, Three Kings, Wallace and Gromit.

And then there's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog which I love to death and which I'm counting as a movie.

Video Games:
Yes, lots. I mostly play on PC these days, and honestly I probably spend more time keeping up with gaming news than I do actually playing games. I always thought people who were "too busy" for games were silly, and now I'm one of them. This doesn't stop me from splurging come every Steam sale.

I think this is partly a fault of playing too much Rock Band, but now I like pretty much everything that falls under the genre of "rock." tells me my favorite song is Exo-Politics by Muse, and apparently Mindless Self Indulgence is my top played artist. Artists I've seen in concert include Coldplay, Switchfoot, Death Cab For Cutie, Flogging Molly, Paramore, The Offspring, Freezepop, Paul and Storm, and Johnathon Coulton.

I also absolutely love comedy musicians, especially geeky ones, including Tim Minchin, Stephen Lynch, Flight of the Conchords, and Tripod.

Sushi, Thai, Fried Rice, Pho, Indian, bacon
I honestly do love everything! You will not find a less picky eater. My favorite flavors are spicy and sour, and my favorite food is food I haven't tasted yet.

The best breakfast ever is an authentic New Mexican breakfast burrito; everything else pales by comparison. Thankfully there is one place in SF that actually makes them.
Six things I could never do without
A computer.

The internet.


Spicy food.


Something new to learn.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I find funny. Usually this involves the comedic possibilities of everyday objects/situations that are in front of me. Basically: how would things play out if life were a sitcom or a Monty Python sketch?
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday nights I'm usually out at a bar with friends, or sometime hanging out at a board game night, or just relaxing. On the rare terrible Friday, I'm stuck fixing the site.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm very open and very sharing, but you'll have to message me first.

Seriously, try asking something deeply personal. The game is on.
You should message me if
If you managed to read all the way through my profile to this note then I admire your dedication. (No cheating; I'm watching.)

If you did TL;DR to this section, then I am willing to overlook your indiscretion this one time as long as you message me tout de suite (i.e. post-haste [that is, right the fuck now if you only speak obscenity])
The two of us