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My self-summary
Demi- and/or omni-romantic. I don't really know what I'm doing here.

I've edited this self-summary about a million times and will never be satisfied with it, which says a lot about either my perfectionism or my narcissism. Still, I get that this exercise is more about self-presentation than anything else, so I'll just start talking, and maybe somewhere in my ramblings will be something that piques your interest. If not, hey, no hard feelings.

For those of you who like fake assessments (which are what first brought me to okcupid lo those many years ago): ISFJ, Simic, Order Muppet, Slytherin. I'm nice though, honest.

OH, also: just in case you were expecting me to be this verbose all the time...I have a lot to say here (because otherwise what's the point?), but in person I'm actually pretty quiet.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm easing my way into a career in research ethics administration and trying to convince myself that this means my philosophy education wasn't so catastrophically wasteful after all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TL;DR: I like things that are funny, moral-psychologically complex, delicious, and/or in space

Books: Fun Home, The Plague, Neurophilosophy, The Great Gatsby, The Thin Man, Dune, Moral Politics, The City & the City, Human Target, Watchmen, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Diamond Age, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Movies: Blade Runner, Clue, Lawrence of Arabia, Memento, Solaris, Star Trek II

Man I really don't watch much TV, but at various points in my life have been pretty into: Babylon 5, Columbo, Community, Cowboy Bebop, Futurama, Roseanne, The Simpsons, Star Trek (esp. TNG), Twin Peaks
(I guess this list should also include Arrested Development, Mad Men, and The West Wing, but I'm increasingly ambivalent about all three, for various reasons.)

Music: Blondie, David Bowie, Deerhoof, The Delgados, Franz Ferdinand, The Go-Betweens, Lavender Diamond, Stephin Merritt, Janelle Monáe, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, The Pixies, Portishead, Pulp, Queen, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Schubert, Scissor Sisters, The Supremes, Talking Heads, The Who

Food: avocados, bacon, garlic, Indian, Japanese, lemonheads, Mexican, shellfish, weird cheese, Irish whiskey. I recently got a couple of those Vietnamese pourover coffee doodads and a squeeze bottle of condensed milk, and now it's hard for me to hold still.
The six things I could never do without
Okay yes, we all know this question sucks, but I'm gonna try to answer it in the quirky, slice-of-life spirit in which it was intended: books, empathy, my pets, corny jokes, mild stimulants/depressants, and a backup plan.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In roughly descending order: cats, food, board games, politics, science and technology, Star Trek, meditation, emotion, the sky, self-improvement, free will, orchids, eudaimonia, psychotropic pathogens, Star Control, eliminative materialism, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and apophenia.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I just changed my pet status to "dislikes dogs" and I find that I'm weirdly defensive about it! "Dogs are great; it's not that I dislike them per se" etc etc
It's just that there isn't really a place in my daily life right now for smelly, noisy, and/or drooly creatures who need my help to poop on the sidewalk. I'm sorry, dogs.

Update: It appears that disliking dogs is no longer a setting. You've won this round, dogs.
You should message me if
Heck, message away. I've been having good luck with okc lately, which is to say that I'm probably not your guy if you're looking for a long-term monogamous relationship (or, for that matter, a casual hookup).
(Not that I ever was, if we're being honest here.)

That said, I've met some pretty neat people on this site and, despite my rather full dance card, will try to make time to meet more. Maybe you would like to be friends, or just say hello? Saying hello is underrated.