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My self-summary
I don't actually live in the Sunset District -- the screen name is left over from when I lived in Boston. I do, however, really like watching the sunset. I'm also a big fan of walking, and (apparently) of truth-in-labelling.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a staff lawyer at a nonprofit that's trying to end homelessness. We, um, haven't won yet, but I love my co-workers, and I get to do something a little different every week.

On weekends, I like to design board games, sing with my a capella group, and have big conversations about politics, religion, science, lifestyle design, economics, urban planning, and art.

I'm also a huge fan of anything water-related. I'll go kayaking, surfing, down a waterslide, whatever: if it's soaked, I'm stoked.
I’m really good at
Baking without a recipe, chugging water, writing clearly, listening to you, and doing sober what others would do drunk.
The first things people usually notice about me
(1) I've missed some small but important fashion detail -- maybe my shoe's untied.
(2) I can't stop fidgeting -- I believe all office supplies that are not nailed in place are intended for my personal amusement.
(3) The more excited I get, the louder I talk and the more SAT words I use.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Forward the Foundation, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, The Artist's Way, The Sign of Four, The Great Gatsby, The Masque of the Red Death, King David's Spaceship, Wayside School is Falling Down, The Wealth of Nations, As a Driven Leaf

Movies: Batman Begins, Pleasantville, The Prince of Egypt, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Casablanca, Lincoln, Kingdom of Heaven, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Cabin in the Woods, The Big Short

TV: Archer, Firefly, Terra Nova, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and anything from Nickelodeon

Music: The Weepies, Guster, Dave Matthews, J.S. Bach, Dave Koz, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimmy Buffet, The Fenians, Bowling for Soup, Chvrches, Fleet Foxes, Johnny Clegg & Juluka, Savatage, Technikore, Herbie Hancock, Jason Moran, Straight No Chaser, Catherine Faber.

Food: I like colorful food -- purple cabbage, strawberries, fresh mint leaves, hazelnuts -- that's packed with intense flavor but not ridiculously spicy. I eat free-range animals. Om nom nom. I respect vegetarians yet have no desire to become one.
The six things I could never do without
1) San Francisco!
2) Puzzles to solve
3) People to help
4) Freedom of conscience
5) Dark chocolate
6) My brother
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Optimization. Late for work? I have a plan for how to fix the bus system. Bored at school? Let's re-tool the entire curriculum. The way I see it, most of our institutions, rules, and even our personal habits got to be the way they are more or less by accident, and there's a world of good waiting to be unlocked if we can just find and implement some more intelligent designs.
On a typical Friday night I am
still recovering from the workweek. This could mean cooking dinner with a close friend, or it could mean lighting candles and chanting prayers, or it could mean I disappear into my room with a book.

I become human again sometime in the middle of Saturday morning, and then I like to go find bars (and living rooms) with foosball, couches, understated live music, and/or silly theme nights. I'm pretty much always up for karaoke, improv comedy, mini-golf, ice-skating, trampolines, or laser tag. I can be convinced to dance, especially kizomba, swing, and salsa, but only if you are very, very patient.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm polyamorous, meaning that I think it's possible (and fun!) to build a meaningful romantic relationship with more than one person at the same time. This is not code for "I want to have lots of casual sex." I actually kind of hate one-night stands.
You should message me if
(1) You live in the city of San Francisco,
(2) You are not looking for a primary partner right now, and
(3) You can think of at least two reasons why we'd have fun together.

Extra brownie points if you want to play tennis, swim, bike, jam on guitars, argue, and/or make out.