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My self-summary
First, I don't know about the rest of you, but profile names are always odd things to come up with. Frankly, I hate them. It's annoying to try to find a couple words to describe oneself while not being the exact same as one of the other 6 billion people in the world. I tried a few random ones, and then noticed the can of root beer on my desk. I love root beer, wonderful drink. So that's where the profile name came from.

Secondly, about myself...Most people find me odd, sometimes random and sometimes shy. Depends on the person. I am odd, I recognise it and embrace it, because everyone's odd in different ways. It's too long to describe why here, but it's just an overall thing, a combination of everything. I also like to be random, which stems from my love of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Shy, well, I don't love that, but it's something I'd have to deal with in a place like this. Although not really in this place, because this is online and that's mostly okay. It's if I were to meet any of you, being shy becomes a hassle at that point.

I like to think of myself as thoughtful, humourous, and odd.
What I’m doing with my life
At this point, I've got a college diploma, but I wasn't happy with it, so I went back to school, did an undergrad then my Master's, now working freelance. I'm still young-ish, so still trying to figure things out I guess.
Beyond that, I just do what I can to pass the time. Whether it's seeing friends, reading books, playing video games or playing/watching sports...just whatever I feel like that I can do at the time. I take a lot of walks and have started taking pictures of creatures (mostly birds) that I see on those walks.
I’m really good at
Not starting messages with a proper greeting... "really good"? Well, there's always someone better, but you're not asking for what am I the best at. I don't really know what I'm really good at... I can think, walk, read and do many things, but who knows if I'm really good or not.
The first things people usually notice about me
Good question. Since I haven't had a chance to meet myself, I don't really know what people notice first about me.

I think I would say my blue eyes, as many tell me they are rather nice... Although it does appear as though more and more people like my nose, so maybe that's the first thing they notice. I don't know why they like it, but hey, I'm not going to complain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Douglas Adams or David Gemmell, along with a few by Bertrand Russell, Terry Pratchet, Isaac Asimov and James Barclay. I tend to read less than I used to, and less than I would like, but there is an increasing seriousness to my reading. I generally read things that amuse me, enrage me, or intrigue me.

Movies vary, as I like all sorts of ranges...It more depends on quality than type. Some of my favourites include The Rocket, the Prestige, The Bank Job, Lord of War, and Layer Cake. I rather like the Guy Ritchie style of movies such as Rocknrolla, as well as more challenging movies like Moon or Agora.
TV shows may not be mentioned, but I'd have to mention Top Gear, Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Luther, and panel shows like the Big Fat Quiz (the British can be wonderful), as well as some North American things like House (although Hugh Laurie is a Brit, so maybe that doesn't count as North American?), and the old, but still great, M*A*S*H. More recent shows like Game of Thrones, the Expanse, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and iZombie are also good. Plus low budget Canadian sci-fi (Dark Matter and Killjoys), and I try to watch anything with Robert Carlyle in it.
Six things I could never do without
Well, I'd have a lot of trouble adapting to losing a body part (or a sense), as I walk everywhere, play soccer and hockey, and enjoy being able to see/hear/smell/taste. Do we call that 1 thing, or 200? Not to mention you could say I can't do without food, water, air, etc.
But ya, things that are very important to me...hmmm...Computer comes to mind...but I'm not sure if there's much else. Books could be replaced by renewing my library card...Hmm, okay, I'll go with:

-Blueberries (and a freezer to keep them in)
-Milk + Cereal (the only thing I can eat in the morning, and I can't function without breakfast).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
hockey, soccer, books that I've read, women (of course)...I do rant sometimes about political events, capitalism and religion.
I'm politically rather left wing; I identify as something of a socialist, believing that everyone is equal (and we need to work to ensure that, because obviously some groups are more privileged than others), and that we need a strong state heavily involved in industry (fuck privatization). I do not, however, ascribe to any particular theory. I am not a Marxist, Leninist, Maoist, Trotskiest, etc etc. I do rather like Gramsci though, because he was an interesting guy and his theories regarding hegemony were fantastic.

Okay, another thing I spend a lot of time thinking about is how do people get this question wrong?
"STALE is to STEAL as 89475 is to..."

Look, STALE = 89475. Thus S is 8, T=9, A=4, L=7, and E=5. So STEAL is 89547 (S8, T9, E5, A4, L7). I always see people with this wrong, and it baffles me. You are clearly smart, and yet you get that wrong? How? Why? I mean, all else fails, just google it?
On a typical Friday night I am
I am not a huge fan of crowds, so I tend to avoid large public gatherings at bars, pubs, etc., on Friday nights. I'd much rather be at home with a screen or a book, though I do enjoy seeing friends in smaller numbers when I get the chance, and logically Friday is often the easiest day for that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
-shrug-, I dunno. I was circumcised aged 21, I guess that's kind of private?
You should message me if
You're an ape-descended lifeform...I guess that means no aliens allowed? Hmmm, I don't think I'd mind meeting an alien, unless it's just a person who thinks they're an alien.

Essentially, I have no clue. I like to ramble online, so if you're willing to listen to me ramble, that'd be good.

Beyond that, who even knows.
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