Iwanttoknowyou
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My self-summary
I'm just a guy, who spends a lot of time moving between point A and point B, looking for places to go, people to see.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm spending a lot of time bouncing between the San Fransisco bay area and the foothills, where my family lives. When in the city, I'm working, hanging out with friends I made in that area over the last decade, and exploring new and interesting locations. Bars, restaurants, experiences. Abandoned buildings, when I get the chance.

In the foothills, I spend a lot of time out in nature, walking in the forest, gardening.
I’m really good at
Knowing the end of a story at the beginning. There are so many novels, so many TV shows, so many movies that are written to a set of tropes. It is a rare and wonderful experience to reach the end of a piece of media and be truly surprised by large details.

This question is actually somewhat hard for me. I'm professionally average. I'm a jack of all trades handyman, and I specifically try to get a broader understanding of a wider number of skills, and I tend to not devote the time it takes to become a true master of any one thing. I'm OK at a wide variety of skills, but truly good? I'm not sure how to quantify that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a big fan of classic science fiction. Heinlein, Asimov. I also love a lot of cyberpunk novels, Snowcrash, by Neal Stephenson, as an example. I've been reading a lot of urban fantasy over the last few years. Ilona Andrews, Seanan McGuire. I've started in the last six months or so on superhero fiction novels that address the reality that there's a massive grey area between "good" and "evil", that tends to be very much based on the interpretation of the viewer. Space Opera, such as The Expanse, Mike Shepard's "Longknife" universe.

For movies, science fiction and fantasy action are always a big thing, as well as some action films and romantic comedies. Anything from Starwars to Mr.Right. Some classics really stick with you...Dr Strangelove, especially when you realize what affect that film had on the discourse over Atomic weapons, and the real changes in how atomic weapons are handled.

Shows? I've been watching just about every comic book based TV series on broadcast and netflix. The Exspanse is almost as good as the books. NCIS. Code black.

Music is kinda a place where I've stagnated, I developed a love for metal and punk, especially Irish punk. I enjoy a lot of electronic music. But I really can't sit down and dive into bands, I listen to what's around me, I toss up pandora stations based on Electric Six or Gogol Bordelo, or Flogging Molly. Then I pull a sub-station from some band I've never heard of, and when I get sick of that, I pull off of that.

For food...this used to be a place where "I'm pretty simple, tacos, burgers, etc" and that's very much still true. I love the basics. I prefer food trucks to fine dining. But that's not really the whole story. I enjoy a nice potroast with a home baked loaf of crusty bread more than just about anything, really. Pasta. Chicken soup.
Six things I could never do without
I couldn't do without my DSLR, my computer, my multitool, my boots, my cellphone or cola.

Really, a couple changes of clothes, my camera, and a laptop, and I can go anywhere. Everything else is just a convenience.

In a recent purge, this is really the only section that barley changed. It used to be an MP3 player, now a cellphone handles that need and so many others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I want to change how I handle things. Life changes I want to make. For the longest time, I was, by choice, a passenger. I got around purely on mass transit, and I loved it...but it wasn't practical. Commuting by train more than a hundred miles whenever I want to see my friends, go to a job, or go help my family just wasn't practical. So I buckled down, got a license, and a car.

Now, I'm wondering about what else I should get over and past. I gave up on photography years ago, and I'm thinking that's my next step. I need to start taking my camera everywhere again, taking more photos of the beautiful world, and the wonderful people in it. Old ghost towns, abandoned buildings, national parks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday's are a strange thing for me...usually, they mean nothing. Unless It's a week in which I'm commuting to the bay area for work. Then, it's a night of running around, forming plans, making arrangements, scheduling the next three or four days to use them to their best potential for myself and my clients. When I'm lucky, at the end of that, I can go out for a beer and a meal with friends.
You should message me if
You feel like it. You know of any great places to take photos in the Bay Area I haven't been to yet. You want to go there and take photos or create art. You can tell me about cool abandoned places off of 80, heading east from the bay.

You think I sound interesting and want to grab a bite and a beer, when I'm down in the bay.
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