RetiredAlchemist
30 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I've been exploring quite a bit these past few years working as a corporate tax accountant, americorps firefighter, teacher in South America, and now web developer. Still haven't found what I'm looking for but am not convinced I'd be happier if I found it.
What I’m doing with my life
Since I gaze into the loving embrace of a computer screen for 40 hours a week now, I'm trying my best to get out and about with friends doing all the normal stuff like hiking, river floating, sports, etc.
I’m really good at
Things that don't matter like ping pong and some things that matter like being able to see the good in everyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like books that have a spiritual journey kind of an undertone to them like Life of Pi and The Alchemist. Bill Bryson is pretty great. After reading Andre Agassi's biography Open, I think I'd like to read more biographies.

Movies shows and music tastes are pretty all over the place. I don't have a TV (but who needs those anymore). Recently I've been watching a bit of Bojack Horseman, Louie, Master of None, and of course Game of Thrones. Live music feeds my soul, I haven't been super into the music festival scene until recently but am definitely going to some this summer. Pickathon sounds like it could be a good one.
The six things I could never do without
Frozen yogurt, definitely couldn't do without that.
Exercise highs and then eating frozen yogurt
Those people you could not see for 5 years and pick up right where you left off over a nice helping of frozen yogurt.
Freedom to do things at a leisurely pace, like choose the perfect frozen yogurt combo.
People with passion that consumes them as they consume frozen yogurt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Rabbit holes. How deep should we go? Does exploring one make us miss out on all the other ones? Or do they all connect down there somewhere?

My main rabbit hole recently has been exploring the Meyers Briggs personality topology and wondering how good of a model it is considering it doesn't have a strong basis in neuroscience.

Oh no, and things just got worse. I started reading Carl Jung's autobiography (he's the father of the Meyer's Briggs). Please help, hurry!
On a typical Friday night I am
Just doing normal stuff like drinking beer or not drinking beer.
You should message me if
You want to skip the chit chat and grab some frozen yogurt (or a drink).

You will have patience with me, and maybe even humor me, if I get philosophical about a spoon.
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