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My self-summary
I like learning and understanding things. My parents used to rip their hair out when I would take apart my new toy before we even got it home because I wanted to know how it worked. I like to consider myself erudite, with all of the snarky implications that go along with it.

I like to say that I know a little about a lot of things. Of course, being a geek, there's a good number of things that I know WAY too much about. I try to shield others from the worst of those obsessions.

I like words and collect them like curios. I'm always looking for an excuse to bust out an obscure but perfectly apropos one.
What I’m doing with my life
After having bounced between jobs for a while I'm trying to buckle down and advance forward in my career instead of a series of lateral moves. I work at Microsoft (That almost seems cliched, doesn't it? A geek in Seattle working at Microsoft?)

I moved to Seattle about five years ago and it's the first place that I intentionally moved to. I'm trying to put down roots in my adopted city. That means friends, relationships, etc. Honestly feels a little unnerving to think about the future and not have to wonder where I'll be living a year down the road.
I’m really good at
Wow, I guess modesty just gets thrown out the window on this question. I'm pretty technically minded. I can fix or jerry-rig most things. Currently I'm on a bit of a high from replacing the battery in my car. It's not it's a huge achievement, it's just another field that I've always wanted to master.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a huge geek. Tech, science, nerdy culture, they're all a part of my life.

I like to laugh and entertain people with my dry humor. On a good day this can be incredibly charming and endearing. On a bad day I can come off really creepy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My dad introduced me to Lord of the Rings at an early age and it has remained one of my favorite books series. I took a class on the works of Tolkien in college and even went so far as to get a LotR-based tattoo.

I really like Cohen brothers' comedies (Intolerable Cruelty, O Brother, Where art Thou? and especially The Big Lebowski). Their dramas, not so much.

I'm absolutely obsessed with anything written by Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night, Charlie Wilson's War, West Wing). His dialogue style is intoxicating.

If you really want to get a feel for my personality, here are some of the webcomics I enjoy: Penny Arcade, XKCD, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Dork Tower, PvP and Questionable Content.
Six things I could never do without
This question is just a bit too existential for my tastes. On the surface it's a very materialistic question but of course it's a way to explain deep truths about yourself. Just a bit too clever for me.

If I didn't have Internet access of some sort (computer, smartphone, whatever) I'd feel a bit lost. Not being able to look up the primary social contributions of Gore Vidal on a whim would feel like I had a limb amputated.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The causes of the world's ills.
Do different colored M&M's really taste different?
My next travel destination.
On a typical Friday night I am
...the same thing we do every night Pinky.

Let's assume I'm not working. There's a better than average chance I'm playing games (video, board, RPG, what-have-you). If that bit of nerdery didn't scare you off, well, thanks for reading this far.

I like going out to eat with friends, seeing movies, bowling. I don't usually like spending too much time alone or I get a bit stir-crazy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really dislike bacon. No, seriously, I don't like the flavor, the smell, anything about it. *Protects head from incoming rocks*
You should message me if
you're looking for a sweet, nerdy guy to get in a relationship with.
Alternatively, if you want to introduce me to new, geeky things.
The two of us