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My self-summary
Greetings! :)

I love reading/writing, playing sports, running (training for my first marathon), stargazing, and various other activities. I have a road bike and ride it as frequently as I find time to.

I want to chase tornadoes and if I ever met the Storm Chasers crew from Discovery I would probably dissolve into some kind of geeky puddle.

I have a very idiosyncratic sense of humor. I will laugh in the middle of a movie and people will look at me oddly, which is quite all right, to be honest. I enjoy finding things to laugh at when there isn't anything obviously funny... although if I tried to explain what I was laughing at it would probably make very little sense once vocalized. =P
What I’m doing with my life
Becoming wiser every day. I hope.

Treating every person I meet with respect and decency.

I’m really good at
Reading people. I am frequently asked if I can read minds (are people really still *that* unaware of what Psychology entails?), and my answer is always, "Of course I can."

Playing any kind of competitive sport or game.

Most of my friends come to me for advice on what to do if they're stumped or upset, so we'll have to chalk one up to empathy here.
The first things people usually notice about me
After thinking about my answer to this question, I moved it off this section because it really didn't fit. Into the self-summary it goes! This question feels too vain to be answered, anyway.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Ender's Game series
A Song of Ice and Fire - Now an HBO series!
Man's Search for Meaning
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Time Traveler's Wife
Snow Crash

Fight Club
Dark Knight
Boondock Saints
Spirited Away
Pulp Fiction
Groundhog Day

Battlestar Galactica
Daily Show/Colbert Report
Who's Line

I don't watch as much TV anymore, but lately I've been watching Dexter (I'm in season 1, no spoilers!) and Big Bang Theory.

Iron And Wine
Counting Crows
Fall Out Boy
Damien Rice
Daft Punk
Glen Hansard
3 Doors Down
Six things I could never do without
Books and stories.

Various forms of technology to satiate my inner-technophile.

Severely inclement weather. Yeah, the tornado chasing thing. =P I shall miss the spring storms now that I'm here in California. :(

Music. To run to, to relax to, to embrace to, to ponder to, to work out to, to reflect upon, and to learn from.


A nice bed to sleep on. Because you really can't appreciate the value of the sleep you get on a good bed until you have spent several days without one.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately I've been contemplating the road I've walked down (no, not that one... no, not that one either.... you know what? forget it, it's a metaphor) and how I've got here.

I wonder if the mistakes I made really did allow me to learn and strengthen myself as a person, or if I really haven't learned as much as I thought/hope, and I'll repeat them in the near future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, gaming, stargazing (telescope!), taking photos, going out with friends, etc. Spending every weekend drinking at the bar is just not my thing. Though some nights I might just stay in and watch a movie, game, or surf Reddit. :P
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have actively tried to comprehend the size of the universe today and thought about the ramifications of the scope with which we live in. Cliche? Eh, maybe, but no less true. The first time I saw Saturn through my telescope, I had to remind myself that this was a real object I was looking at, at a distance my mind is barely capable of conceiving. It was a wonderful, humbling experience.

Also: I love the companion cube.
You should message me if
You're capable of forming coherent sentences.

You enjoy actual conversation as opposed to small talk.

You want to go exploring or spelunking or on any kind of adventure.

You love the book you're currently reading and feel it necessary to share.
The two of us