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My self-summary
As a software engineer in the bay area, I am of a type. I like to think that I differentiate myself by dancing, being a theater nerd, and being outdoorsy.
What I’m doing with my life
Looking for the right person to spend the rest of it with. Man, that came out cornier than I'd intended.
I’m really good at
Keeping my cool. Puzzles. Dad jokes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Breakfast at Tiffany's, by (respectively) Truman Capote, Blake Edwards, Edward Albee, Deep Blue Something, and a chef in or around Tiffany's.


Books: Mostly sci-fi and Fantasy. Asimov, Bradbury, LeGuin, Stephenson, Gaiman, Sanderson, Rothfuss... Greg Egan is the best short story author you have never heard of. When not sci-fi or fantasy, I tend towards pop-sci-ish non-fiction.

Movies: I'm not a big movie-goer, but I can enjoy almost any movie with a plot. There's a special place in my heart for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

(TV) Shows: Mostly I like comedies. Coupling, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, etc. But good dramas like The Wire and Game of Thrones are also quite enjoyable.

Stage Shows: Into the Woods, Hamilton, Avenue Q, Book of Mormon, Bend it Like Beckham (yes, it's an amazing musical)

Music: Classic rock and showtunes are my favorite. I appreciate most anything dancey. My only music turn-offs are things that are violent, mopey, or overly repetitive.

Food: I'm pretty omnivorous. Favorites include Chinese, Thai, Steak, and Italian.
Six things I could never do without
I periodically go backpacking, which is a week in the wilderness with only what I can carry (and I've spent 3 days in the wilderness with only what could fit in half a coffee can), so I know I can do without a lot, at least for a while.

That said, I have been known to miss hot showers, reference material, privacy, dancing, intellectual stimulation, and cheese.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time practicing explaining things to people. Game rules, mathematical theorems, fictional universes, whatever. Maybe that means I should go into teaching? Probably not.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admitting something here makes it substantially less private than
it was before. This causes whatever was previously the
nearly-most-private thing to become the most private, instead of
the thing that was admitted here. Therefore, it is impossible to
admit the most private thing that I am willing to admit.

We shall call this Heisenberg's Secrecy Uncertainty Theorem.
You should message me if
In any message, please include some indication that you read my profile, and not just a generic "hey what's up." If you are incapable of referencing anything else in my profile, use the codeword 'hootenanny'.

You appreciate geekiness and won't look at me funny when I reference internet memes, but also appreciate the outdoors and some kind of physical activity. You want to go dancing, hiking, sing karaoke, or go to the theatre.
The two of us