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My self-summary
I still regularly think about the school spelling bee I lost in the fifth grade. At 19, I played a punk show or two in a dress. (How edgy.) I used to make rent playing online poker. I have visited 16 current or former major league ball parks. Sometimes I wish I had become an astronaut.
What I’m doing with my life
Being a recent college graduate at 32. Researching PhD programs for fall 2018. Training a lot of jiu-jitsu. Begrudgingly looking for big boy jobs. Planning a wedding.
I’m really good at
This question makes my Midwestern brain go haywire.

I follow directions well, so I can cook tasty food and put things together and do whatever you tell me to do.

I enjoy figuring out how to split a check.
The first things people usually notice about me
People always think I'm younger than I am, but I'm not sure how long that will last given my receding hairline and thinning hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Updated May 25:

Reading Ali Rizvi's "The Atheist Muslim."

Last movie I saw in theaters: Baby Driver. Fun! Quirky! Music! Last movie I watched at home: Welt am Draht. Very strange German sci-fi. I bet it left an impression on the Wachowskis.

Podcast rotation: The Monday Morning Podcast, The Savage Lovecast, Waking Up, History Matters.
Six things I could never do without
A hoody
The collar grip
The White Sox farm system
The Poisson distribution
Corrective lenses
Dan Savage's advice
I spend a lot of time thinking about
To quote Ali Rizvi: "The left gets Islam wrong. The right gets Muslims wrong."

Why the right further entrenches itself in backwardness, what makes that successful politically, and how long it will last.

How to bridge political and cultural gaps.

Why people don't remove nail polish after it's started chipping. Or, why people wear nail polish.
On a typical Friday night I am
Training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and then something else.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Breaking Bad is wildly overrated and had one of the most cowardly finales in TV history.
You should message me if
Hah! We all know the patriarchy prevents you from messaging me first!

You enjoy sex and/or exploring your sexuality and prefer doing either or both of those things with someone you also enjoy spending time with.

It would be cool if you are a lapsed/recovering/aging punk kid who will bring me to shows.
The two of us