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My self-summary
Hey! I'm Nick. And this rant by John Cusack actually describes me pretty well....

What I’m doing with my life
Freelance photographer and videographer by day, kitchen manager/cook at a restaurant downtown by night. Hopefully, getting out of both of these industries very soon. Not necessarily because I dislike either of them, both jobs are just a little bit too tumultuous for my taste.
I’m really good at
Team Trivia -- I know a lot of absurdly random facts about movies and sports.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently, I look like and sometimes act like the character Nick from the TV show "New Girl."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Currently tackling The Walking Dead spin off "Rise of the Governor," "Gang Leader for a Day" by Sudhir Venkatesh and "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. I really liked "Crooked Little Vein" by Warren Ellis and pretty much everything I've read of Chuck Palahniuk's.

Movies: Mmm, this one is hard for me. I studied film production, film theory and Broadcast Media in school, so my list is kinda long. I don't know, ask me about it sometime? I think a better question is probably: "What movie have you seen recently that you liked?" In that case, I really liked Asghar Farhadi's "About Elly" and John Maclean's "Slow West." "Arrival" was pretty good, but maybe not as good some people are saying...

TV Shows: Archer, Arrested Development, Boardwalk Empire, Boss, Boy Meets World, Breaking Bad, Cheers, Community, Frisky Dingo, GAME OF THRONES, Gargoyles, Hard Knocks, How I Met Your Mother, Luther, Mad Men, Misfits, Parks and Rec, Sherlock, Southpark, The Guild, The Killing, The League, The Walking Dead and The Wire (these are just the ones I currently have on my harddrive, I'm sure there are more that I just can't remember right now). I'm afraid that I watch too much TV...

Video Games: I feel like there should be a category for this too, right? I'm a life long Nintendo nerd (My online Gamer Tag is an indicator of that), but right now I'm working my way through "Shadow of Mordor" on PS4. What I really want, is for Sony to either re-release "Journey" for PS4 or come up with a sequel for it. That game is so rad. E3 is coming up soon, so figures crossed!!!
Six things I could never do without
-My friends and family
-My computer (with access to the internet)
-My phone (I kinda hate this fact, but I would feel terribly disconnected from the world without it. And I would have nothing to listen to my podcasts on.)
-Something to write on/in/with
-Exercising my freedom to put more than six things on this list
-Access to a Camera
-Whiskey/Craft Beer (Maybe I could live without these, but life would be a little less fun.)
-Buffalo Wings
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future and my next movie idea (that will probably never get made).

What it takes/how one would go about becoming a professional video game player.

And what crazy algorithm OKcupid uses for determining the chemistry percentage of two people. I mean, when they ask you "What is your preferred seat on an airplane?" - if one person answers isle and the other answers window, why does it give you a "negative/clashing" result? In reality, isn't that actually the perfect match, because it means that you're never fighting with your significant other over who gets the window/isle seat?

On a typical Friday night I am
It's 50-50. I could be working or free. If I'm free, I usually spend my time either playing pool at a friend's house, out at a bar or watching a movie (at home or in a small, art house theater).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Occasionally when I watch my favorite sports teams, I will project somewhat loud expressions of emotion at the TV (usually in the form of grunting or cheers), to express my feelings of frustration or joy. It's nothing excessive, but if you are willing to love, accept, participate with or at the very least tolerate this behavior - then I think we can be friends.
You should message me if
-If you like geeks, can tolerate them or are a geek yourself.
-You enjoy analyzing and discussing film
-you consider yourself to be an emotionally "even keeled" person
-You like a little facial/chest hair (because I most certainly will have both on a fairly regular basis)
-A sports fan is a plus, but not a must
-You aren't afraid to make the first move (or in this case, message)
-The prospect of playing a game of pool in a bar excites you
-You would actually like to meet up at some point
The two of us