RetiredAlchemist
30 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Probably the most important thing about me is that I am continually seeking balance, balance between being my inner child and being a functioning adult, or between being good to my body by eating healthy food and being good to my spirit by eating cheesecake.

So far I've been a corporate tax accountant, americorps firefighter, teacher in South America, and now web developer. I still haven't found what I'm looking for but am not convinced I'd be happier if I did.
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 have kind of a spiritual appreciation for life that I don't think is at odds with science.
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 (it's easy, I just look for the part of them that's like me :). I'm also really humble.
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 but plan to be in the coming summers.
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 eat frozen yogurt at a leisurely pace.
People with passion that consumes them as they consume frozen yogurt with me.
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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Contemplating whether I feel like having beers with friends or going home and having a nice introverted night by myself.
You should message me if
You want to skip the chit chat and grab some frozen yogurt (or a drink).

You enjoy finding a balance between being a kid and making good choices for the future.

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