35Wheat Ridge, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a thoughtful, kind, caring, and fastidious wildman. I like to think about stuff then do projects based on the best thoughts, I speak up pretty often. I like making people laugh and I also like digging into the issues of our times, and I really enjoy meeting people and learning about their experiences and perspectives. I am into making visual things.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I am studying and working as a designer and researcher. I'm constantly trying to avoid gaining too much expertise in any one area for fear of being pigeonholed. I want to have more fun, but I am really dedicated to building a solid foundation here, so I have been focused on networking and building experience working on projects in Colorado. I am a bit of a talker, I ask more questions than is generally recommended and I am pretty nerdy in my own way. I like to make maps and draw, I'm usually down for most games and outdoor activities that aren't totally life-imperiling, I like exploring the city and meeting new people.
I’m really good at
canoeing, bike riding, enjoying a nice meal, doing better when it is brought to my attention, making visual things, finding humor, considering others perspectives.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty silly, I ask good questions, I am friendly and open.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Before high school I read at least 20 serious, serious sci-fi books, when I was in high school I read a lot of books (many of them qualifying as literature), and then in college I read some more books, but less literature and more architecture. Then after college I went back to reading a lot of serious, serious sci-fi like Neal Stephenson. Somewhere along the way I realized I had read everything by Kurt Vonnegut, and he died, and that was a bummer. Then I read a bunch of Steinbeck for a while, also Winesburg, Ohio and My Antonia in there as memorable pieces. Later, after that, I read this guy George Saunders for a bit, very dark and funny, master of intense short stories. Then I got back into serious, serious sci-fi like Le Guin. Recently read the Wind-Up Girl, which I would generally recommend.
Update: Now in graduate school, I haven't read a good book in a while, what would you suggest? I have been subsisting on graphic novels from the downtown library.

I like a lot of different kinds of music, if you don't then there might be something up. I lean towards songs that seem like someone put a lot of thought and care into the feelings of sounds and sounds of feelings in the music. Lately I have been listening to the Discover Weekly selection from Spotify, selecting the best tracks and adding them to this huge list I have going called Supasmooth, I think it has reached over 500 tracks, and they all have at least a nugget of something that I just couldn't stand to part with. I like to dance sometimes, with the right crowd and the right music.

Well, I like movies. In high school I started a film club, we just watched movies. It turns out the club lasted for 10 years. I don't know if you find that impressive, but I was impressed when I found out. I had no idea until recently, way to go! Again, like music, I don't really care about the genre as much as I do the genuine creative spirit and talent that goes into making a film. I have probably watched thousands of flicks at this point, but I would say that there is something about Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love that was very moving to me, something about the colors and the quiet. I also really love The Life Aquatic and I am a fan of the old Jacques Cousteau shows.

I do eat, I'm not a picky eater either. I like a big or small plate or bowl of food. I like many colors, shapes, textures and flavors of food. I haven't met a lot of food that I wouldn't eat, however I have been trying to steer clear of food that is bad for me. I like gardening when I have time, and I am good about eating my veggies. Sometimes my hunger opens up like a cavern and I just eat and eat and eat and eat. Other times I find an apple to be the perfect solution. Sometimes I crave things like taquitos, chocolately chocolate brownie fudge swirl ice cream, vanilla wafers, tangerines, pico de gallo, spring rolls, something fried, carrots, and waffles.
Six things I could never do without
a loose sense of purpose, good friends, some sort of pet critter in my life, talking with smarties about things, artmusic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Autonomous transportation, nature and how things work, watersheds, ecology, how spaces feel, love and friendships, social networks, housing affordability, technology, listening to music is thinking in some way, materials, colors, urban stuff, sex, tasty food and beverages, art and my life so far.
On a typical Friday night I am
Pacing the room, laying out plans, finding flaws, cursing the stars, giving up on it for now and then going out for a beer or doing homework. On warm evenings I might be out and about on my bike and, hopefully on my way to do something fun with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would go to mars.
You should message me if
You think we would have a good time together.
The two of us