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My self-summary
I am a textbook example of an ENTP; intelligent, discerning, empathetic if not pissed off, well-spoken with developed oratory skills, and am usually the first person people come to when they need a capable leader for their project or want something built within the realm of intangibles.

I'm originally from California (lived there for 23 years) and decided to move out to Colorado to escape Silicon Valley. I work as a freelance web developer.

I enjoy the outdoors, martial arts, music, seafood, video games, and the company of people who genuinely want to improve themselves. I love bouncing ideas off of people and find perspective to be extremely interesting and valuable.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working as a freelance web developer. I am fortunate enough to be able to set my own hours and have the option to work remotely without sacrificing pay or favor a vast majority of the time. I mainly do work for early-stage startups who need to get their project off of the ground ASAP.

I would one day like to help spearhead educational reform in America. I have always rebelled against traditional education, as I feel that learning isn't about busywork or homework and classroom time could be better spent teaching people about how to apply information to situations and solve real-world problems.

I'm a fervent promoter of mind-body connection types of philosophy, as I have had experiences in martial arts that have taught me that the unconscious is an extremely powerful aspect of ourselves that is far too often overlooked.
I’m really good at
I trained in Tae Kwon Do for seven years and have a black belt. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about how my training set me up for success in other facets of my life. Mindset and being comfortable with not knowing everything is key.

I am a self-taught programmer, and I like to think that my code is elegant and useful. Others definitely seem to think so, as I am making a profitable living doing something that I genuinely enjoy that allows me to solve hard problems (my favorite thing to do ever) every day of my life.

I'm also a video game wizard. Dark Souls is my jam, and I used to play a lot of Counter Strike. I enjoy games that have a really high skill ceiling as I like to exploit nuances and novel strategies when I'm being competitive. Gotta keep them off balance, you know?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not one who usually likes to engage in trivial conversation. I'll delve into the heart of the matter immediately because I am eager to learn about the other person's perspective.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am going to go by media type:

Music: Queen, The Pillows, Gorillaz, Jack's Mannequin, Cage the Elephant, Nujabes, Explosions in the Sky, Immortal Technique, Rachmoninoff... the list goes on. I have extremely varied music tastes and will listen to just about anything once.

Books: Lord of the Rings, John Livingston Seagull, The Little Prince, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, and the Song of Ice and Fire series to name a few.

Movies/Shows: Stanley Kubrick movies, Lord of the Rings, There Will Be Blood, Fear and Loathing, most Dreamworks animated movies, and Twelve Angry Men. For shows, I am a huge fan of Rick and Morty, FLCL, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones.

Games: Metal Gear Solid (All of them), Undertale, Super Smash Bros, Dark Souls, CS:GO, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Bioshock (Infinite especially), Final Fantasy, and World of Warcraft.
Six things I could never do without

Pretty sure I could do without almost anything else. I just love being able to Google things so much.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about adult life these days. Trying to figure out when I can travel, work, how we are motes of starstuff adrift in an immeasurably complex and beautiful reality.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have been going out on most Fridays. I just like talking with people, and you meet some pretty interesting folks out here in Boulder.

If I'm not out, I'm probably at home working or playing video games.
You should message me if
You got this far on my profile and you find yourself smiling internally or externally, but especially if you are smiling externally.

Also, if you are interested in the free Tae Kwon Do lesson, hit me up. I'm very willing to teach!
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