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My self-summary
This profile is my second on OKCupid (the other is Maijstral). I was curious how my answers to all those match questions have changed over the years since I joined. Have I grown more conservative? Does religion still bug me as much as it used to? I am curious. Am I more curious than I used to be? I hope to find out.

I have a B.S. in Physics, but I suspect I have unlearned quite a lot of what I knew in the years since graduation (or misunderstood it in the first place, when I was in school). I'm still good at math, though. Oddly (perhaps), my main motivation for studying Physics was to become a better writer. Many of my favorite authors are physicists.

Here's a few things about me that I was going to put in the "Most Private Thing I'm Willing To Admit" section, but instead am sticking up here:

1. I enjoy Ayn Rand's writing, but am afraid that admitting that will make people think I agree with her philosophy.

2. Only once in my life have I ever asked anyone out on a date. I have been the one asked out all other times.

3. My natural tendency is to talk a lot, but, once I started actually listening to the idiotically embarrassing inanities that poured out of my brain, I learned to shut the hell up and think things through before speaking. Still, the desire to talk continuously and without filters is always there, and it sometimes leaks out if I'm not careful.

4. I am easily talked into doing things I didn't think I wanted to do beforehand.
What I’m doing with my life
Unintentionally destroying it moment by moment. Oops. Sorry, me.
I’m really good at
Not worrying. I have never been able to worry much about the future. It is far too unpredictable for me to know with any reasonable certainty what is in store for me. But, my experience has been that things are rarely as good or as bad as I dream or fear they will be. Reality has a dulling effect on my actions and their consequences.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am very quiet and tall, and look like I am amused by something I am thinking that has nothing to do with what is happening around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: John Dies at the End by David Wong, Watership Down by Richard Adams, The Black Hole Travel Agency by Jack McKinney, Earth by David Brin, and Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin.

Movies: Let it Ride, Run Lola Run, Highlander, Blast from the Past, and It's a Wonderful Life.

TV: The War Next Door, Buffy/Angel, Quantum Leap, Doctor Who, and Nova.

Music: The Mad Caddies, Freezepop, DEVO, Aimee Mann, and Skinny Puppy. (My current two favorite songs: Town Without Pity by Gene Pitney, Help I'm Alive by Metric)

Food: Pineapple-Beef Thai Curry, my own hand-made pastrami sandwiches, hamachi sashimi, pepperoni-jalapeno-pineapple pizza, and giant hot fudge sundaes.
Six things I could never do without
Exciting technology (e.g. prosthetics and lab-grown meat)
Adorable animals who want to play
The entire range of human emotion for me to explore
Free time in which to take deep breaths and just relax
Friends who surprise me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I would react to situations I haven't experienced yet. This is what motivates me to go out and do stuff. Pure curiosity about myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
watching the television shows and eating the dinner food.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Wow, where to begin... "I love confessing my private desires and indiscretions to strangers on the internet," he said sincerely and without sarcasm.

I've learned how to convince myself that I enjoy the things I do, retroactively. For instance, I'm sure I had a horrible time being depressed, moody, annoying, awkward and sarcastic as a teenager in high school like everyone else, but I have retconned my past to remember it as being a lot of fun.
You should message me if
you enjoy partially random, mostly ill-considered, and entirely-for-entertainment-purposes-only responses.
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