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My self-summary
They call me the seeker... I've been searchin' low and high! I won't get to get what I'm after 'till the day I die.

Those lyrics (and the rest of that song) really resonate with me - I feel they describe me perfectly.

The label that best fits me is "hippie" - I love and accept all people, don't believe in monogamy, am "high on life", know my own mind well, do my best to make the world a better place, feel that most social conventions are bullshit, am somewhat spiritual, and have an interest in psychedelia and 60's and 70's counterculture, music and fashion.

I'm also very much a scientist - I did my undergrad at Caltech in Computation and Neural systems. Brains are the coolest thing ever.

It probably says I don't respond to messages. That's because I just moved here, and when I was still in LA I stopped responding knowing I'd be moving soon.

When people ask me where I'm from I generally respond with "everywhere and nowhere", because I grew up as a military brat and moved around a lot. As a result I am very adaptable and very accepting, but possibly also somewhat awkward.

I enjoy intellectual/philosophical/scientific discussions, and am very open - no secrets here!
What I’m doing with my life
Doing my best to express love!

Working at a startup doing web programming for now. I want to go to grad school for Neuroscience and do the whole academia bit eventually.

Living in an apartment with friends from undergrad. Collecting experience.
I’m really good at
Science - Communicating complex ideas simply and concisely - knowing and being myself - Writing - Coding - STEM-type stuff in general - being happy
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm vocal about my weird ideas. I'm not afraid to be myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
One (by Richard Bach)
To Sail Beyond The Sunset
Kafka on the Shore
The Cat Who Walked Through Walls
A Clockwork Orange
Cat's Cradle
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise
Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
And Then I Thought I Was A Fish

Heinlein and Vonnegut are my favorite authors. They have really great personal philosophies and are great at expressing them.

The Big Lebowski
Mr. Nobody
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Sweeney Todd
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Princess Bride

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Steven Universe
Xavier: Renegade Angel
Rick and Morty
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
(I don't watch much TV, its addiction potential worries me.)

I like just about everything. In general, prog rock, psychedelic rock, stuff that's just plain weird, classic rock, recently learned I enjoy some subgenre of house music whose name I don't know. I'm pretty bad at finding new music for myself, so I tend to start listening to whatever people play around me or invite me to shows for. I don't like rap, hiphop, country, or harsh noise.

Food: I'm really just beginning to get into food. I grew up on fairly bland foods that lacked depth and didn't realize until a couple years ago how much was out there. My favorite flavors are still generally Italian ones, I love tomatoes, basil, garlic, cheese, etc. I don't like peppers, sausage, or spicy foods, though.
Six things I could never do without
New Stimuli
Other people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lots of things - the nature of consciousness, my social interactions, what happens when we die, world issues, social consciousness, how absolutely fascinating the universe is (especially brains!). I have this metaphysical idea called the truth-seeking love machine. I have lots of ideas and I'm constantly reexamining them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out in my apartment with others we invited over, or at some event in the Bay. I am trying to go to lots of different kinds of events and meet lots of people. I'm pretty social but only occasionally hard-partying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've had my heart really truly broken before, but it's slowly healing and I think only minimally scarred over.
You should message me if
You think you have something thought-provoking to discuss.
The two of us