25 Boulder, United States
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My self-summary
I have always been the kind of person who is able to find irony and beauty within anything. 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 project lead or want something built from thought.

Science and I get along very well. I get misty-eyed whenever I talk about the universe and love learning as much a possible about the human condition.

I love the outdoors just about as much as I love seafood. My personal mantra is, "Do unto others as you would do unto yourself," and have a soft spot for people who are genuinely curious about the world and it's inner workings.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working as a freelance web developer (programming, I build websites and web services) in Boulder full-time. I enjoy being able to take ideas and create something tangible from them and see programming as an extremely pure form of art in that way.

I hope to one day spearhead the transformation of education systems in the US. I firmly believe in the act of creation, thoughtful stimulation, and the active development of wisdom as a tool for betterment over conformity and menial busywork like modern schools enforce. Being a martial artist in a serious manner teaches you many things, and I don't see how we can think our current system is effective.
I’m really good at
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do that took me seven years to earn. There is 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.

I am a self-taught programmer who is able to make a profitable living off of it. I like to think that's pretty cool. You don't always need formal education if you have enough self discipline and know how to create a network.
The first things people usually notice about me
I can talk to anyone about anything if I have context. I'm open to discuss any topic and will get vulnerable with you quickly if you show that you are just as willing to trade ideas as I am.
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, and Game of Thrones.

Games: Metal Gear Solid (All of them), Undertale, Super Smash Bros, Dark Souls, CS:GO, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Bioshock, Final Fantasy. I love video games because of their ability to immerse you and tell a story, but haven't been focusing on them so much lately.
The six things I could never do without
I could always do without if I had good reason to. Aside from necessities like food and shelter, a few things I would very much rather not do without would be:

I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of my time thinking about how to better myself and grow professionally. I'm just at a point in my life where I feel extremely motivated to grow.

If I am relaxed, I think about education, themes and archetypes in shows, books, video games and other media, and how I would like to change the world for the better.
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 am probably working on one of my work contracts and talking with friends online.
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!