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My self-summary
I'm Harold, and here's a list of wholly unimportant, yet true, statements about me:

- I like to travel and I've hit five of seven continents, and one day, I will make it to Antarctica to see penguins. March of the Penguins wasn't enough - although those penguins are lucky, because if I were to have anyone narrate my life, I'd want it to be Morgan Freeman. Or possibly Stephen Fry. Perhaps some joint arrangement there. I've given this some thought, is really the takeaway.

- My favorite word is "mellifluous."

- I have this theory you can tell a lot about a person based on whether they prefer Scrabble or Monopoly. For the record, I'd go with Monopoly every time.

- The easiest way to get me to wreck my schedule for the day is to say "well, there's a book store about a block from here."
What I’m doing with my life
After a few years of working as a computer programmer for a massive bank, I recently bolted to a finance startup. I love my job: fun logic problems to solve, good coworkers and also, not unimportantly, the office kitchen has cups! I'm also in grad school for a computer science degree.

Otherwise, I like reading (with the result being I like my commute), writing and going for long walks exploring the city. I also love going to museums and enjoy Broadway musicals, particularly Sondheim ones.

And one of these days, I will manage to get the intro to "Stairway to Heaven" on guitar right, but it's been slow going so far.
I’m really good at
Threading a path though the crowd in Times Square, a skill developed on the clean streets of Tokyo.

Also, Trivial Pursuit, although I don't think I've ever had the chance to play an edition that was from any later than the 1970's. I hear that there are editions from more recent decades, but I've yet to encounter one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Chosen, American Gods, Pride and Prejudice, pretty much anything by Guy Gavriel Kay or P.G. Wodehouse, The Prisoner of Zenda, essays by George Orwell and David Foster Wallace

Movies: Casablanca, Cloud Atlas, Layer Cake, Roman Holiday, What About Bob?

Shows: Chuck, Parks and Recreation, The Wire, The West Wing

Music: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Taylor Swift, Billy Joel. Talking non-pop music, opera.

Food: Udon, General Tso's chicken and Sriracha.
The six things I could never do without
1) Sriracha hummus. I make it according to a secret recipe. Hint: it involves two ingredients - which may or may not be exactly the ingredients you're thinking of - and an unfixed proportion between the two.
2) Good pens
3) Comfortable walking shoes
4) Frogurt.
5) Duct tape, which can fix almost anything that isn't a duct. Completely useless there, dried out quickly and the repair had to be redone all "properly" and such.
6) All those obvious things that would constitute the entirety of the list were I to take the prompt literally.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Is there any combination of two characters where, after describing them, adding the phrase "together, they fight crime," you don't end up with a great premise for a TV show?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once won a dance competition. Mercifully, neither injuries nor footage resulted from this incident, so let's just say - inaccurately - I won it because of sweet dance moves and not because people were voting me into the finals out of curiosity to see what would happen next.
You should message me if
If you've made it this far, then it's probably a good idea.