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My self-summary
I'm silly and intellectual. I'm artsy and scientific. I'm self-conscious and overconfident. I'm a nerd and...OK I'm just a nerd. But I'm me, and I love it.

I'm quite the contradiction, and fully understanding myself has been a work in progress for the last, oh, 25 years or so. I'm an engineer, which makes me a man of science, math, logic and reason. That's always been a big part of who I am, even before any college classes or work experience. Yet I have always had a love for the artistic and the esoteric. My profession may be science, but my hobbies are mostly comprised of music, theater, and philosophy.

Upon rereading, I realized this section sounds extremely pretentious. Unfortunately, I can't think of many better ways to put it, so it stays as is.
What I’m doing with my life
After getting downsized from my engineering job a year and a half ago, I'm back on my way up, working at a different engineering job and hoping to get a new and better one soon. In my free time I enjoy going out (and I live downtown so that part's easy), but I also love just staying in and watching movies, playing games, whatever.
I’m really good at
I'm kind of a jack-of-all-trades type, which includes the "master of none" part. So I'll say I'm pretty good at:

playing violin
video games
casual sports (except baseball. For some reason, I've always sucked at baseball.)
intellectual/philosophical conversations
being awesome

I AM really good at finding the bright side of things. Every cloud has a silver lining, and all that.

Also I can find humor in just about every situation. Appropriate or not, I can make people smile.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea, honestly. I'm pretty laid back, and I think I come across that way, but "laid back" isn't exactly and stand-out trait.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I know I'm gonna forget a lot in each category, but here's a sampling, at least.

anything by J.R.R. Tolkien
the Scott Pilgrim series
Lord of the Flies
Huckleberry Finn

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Wedding Crashers
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars
Fight Club
Princess Mononoke

TV shows:
Dr. Who
Azumanga Daioh
Full Metal Alchemist

Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Explosions in the Sky
Do Make Say Think
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billy Joel
MC Frontalot
Reel Big Fish
Tom Lehrer
Mumford and Sons

peanut butter
a really good hamburger
apple juice
good beer

Like I said, a sampling. But I'm open to a lot of new things.
Six things I could never do without
theater (or other performing arts)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the past. It's a bad habit, and one I'm slowly starting to break. Also the immediate future, which is another habit I'm not too fond of. I'm trying to live more in the present, but it's tough.
On a typical Friday night I am
happy that its a Friday night.

I usually try to use the time to hang out with my friends. Sometimes that means a party or a bar, but most often it just means a few people chilling out at one of our houses, talking or watching a movie or playing video games or enjoying a good beer or something.

If that doesn't happen, I'll probably chill by myself. Watch my own damn movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This question seems like a contradiction. If I admit something private on a public profile, it ceases to be private.

That being said, I have a man crush on Randall Munroe and Tom Lehrer.
You should message me if
you know who Randall Munroe and Tom Lehrer are.
The two of us