That isn't really meant to be any kind of indicator on who I am or what I'm like, just a little ice-breaker. No, I did not make that up (it's actually true).
First thing you should know about me: I'm an intellectual. GUH, I know, we're the worst, right? Hopefully that's mitigated by the second thing you should know about me: I'm really dumb in a lot of ways, and my intellectual side is forced to confront it on a daily basis, so I've developed a sense of humor about it.
I even have an entire photo album on my Facebook dedicated to cataloging my daily failure to properly flip my eggs in the skillet. Yes, I make myself eggs (nearly) every day.
I'm a dog person, though cats, like most animals, love me just fine. Same with kids. While I do want to have the chillens some day, and while I seem to get along with them really well now, I'm perfectly happy being a non-parent for the time being. I'm still building my career.
Last thing you should definitely know about me: I have a lot of hope for the future. Part of me worries I may be setting expectations too high, but if you never disappoint yourself you never really tired much, did you? I want awesome things to happen, and I want you (whoever you are) to be the best of them.
I guess in everything I am simply seeking improvement, in one way or another.
Other things new acquaintances have been quoted observing about me: I'm funny; I'm smart; I'm buoyant.
Movies: Star Wars; Christopher Nolan's Batman films; Inception; The Game; The Social Network; Forgetting Sarah Marshal; 500 Days of Summer; Star Trek; Sabrina; Casablanca; Crazy, Stupid Love; Superbad; Meet Joe Black; The Matrix...
TV: GAME OF THRONES; Lost; How I Met Your Mother; Friends; Arrested Development; Archer; Community; Deadwood; Carnivale; The Wire; Veronica Mars; Party Down; Battlestar Galactica; Breaking Bad; Walking Dead; Mad Men (so anything on AMC...); Survivor; New Girl...
Music: Florence + The Machine; Brand New; Lykke Li; Muse; Iron & Wine; Coldplay; Bon Iver; Adele; Paper Route; Ramona Falls; Gotye; Radiohead; Sleeping At Last; J Tillman; Imogen Heap; Fire Theft; Family of the Year; The Heavy (and if this wasn't indie enough for you, please don't contact me)
Food: Rather than just rattle off a bunch of good dishes, I'll just say I will try anything once, but I have higher success rates with stuff that is less than vegetarian. Not that I don't enjoy a good salad (romaine, apples/pears, rasins/cranberries, walnuts, almonds, tomatoes, strawberries (yes), red & green peppers and grilled chicken OMG), but that's just how it is. I especially have a hard time with onions (unless they're hidden in every conceivable way) olives and cauliflower. LOVE steamed broccoli.
Actually, you know what? No, I won't try ANYTHING once. Rules: it has to be dead, and things with too many appendages are a "no, thank you.".
The night sky
A few of these are admittedly a bit sappy, but truthfully, if I had a personal heaven, it would be almost exclusively these things. I'm not obsessed with any one kind of food or treat, I'm not in love with my car or my phone... I just want those six things.
Also how boring it must be to be a brick.
Also if you want to. I can't guarantee I'll reply, and if I don't, just remember: 99% of the messages I send out I never hear back from either.