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My self-summary
I'm a geek, and proud of it.

Wait, I need to say more than that? Ok then... I like many geeky things — Sci-Fi, video games, computers, books (especially mysteries), general intellectual pursuits, exploration, trying new things just to see what they're like. I like many non-geeky things as well--music (listening), baking and cooking, the occasional arts & crafts project, beer (drinking it and making it when I have the time and space), Mariners games, photography. I dabble in a lot of things.

I moved to Seattle a couple years ago after finishing college (which now seems like quite a while ago). I feel more at home here than anywhere else I've ever lived. Every day I discover something new about this city, and every day I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what this area has to offer. So, I'm putting more effort these days into living life and having fun and, as much as possible, doing things that make me feel happy and enriched. And along the way I'm learning more about myself, too. One of the main things I've learned in the last few years is that I'm actually more creative than I gave myself credit for...I thrive on both creating new things and learning new skills so I can create those things. (I still can't draw or paint to save my life, though.)

I'm fairly laid back most of the time, but can get really, really into things (sometimes to the detriment of everything else, but I'm trying to get better about that -- I'm not saying that one should never get so wrapped up in something that they forget the world around them (indeed, I think doing that every so often is one of the great joys of life), but one does still need to be mindful of one's self).
What I’m doing with my life
Indulging my inner geek.

Working on home improvement projects.

Trying to keep a separation between work and the rest of my life.

Working on my latest project, scheme, activity, or vacation, or plotting my next project, scheme, vacation, or some combination of all three. In other words, keeping busy with things that I enjoy.

Trying to be more self-aware and honest with myself and my feelings.

Daydreaming about winning the lottery and opening a combination hackerspace/community workspace/hardware store/tool library/coffee shop/small music venue that's open until at least 2 am (yeah, I know, that's kind of an oddball combination, but those are all things that I've had a need for while working late into the night on one of my own projects).
I’m really good at
Making stuff and figuring out how to make stuff.

Remembering random useless trivia. Sadly not quite the right useless trivia to kick ass at bar trivia.


Taking things apart and putting them back together.


Hacking in the "making things do stuff they weren't originally intended to do" sense.

I'm not really good at it, but I do very much enjoy cooking and there's a few things I can cook well. I live vicariously through the archives of Good Eats and America's Test Kitchen tv shows.

Overthinking things (and, somewhat related, coming up with harebrained schemes). Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes not.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't really know.

It could be my incredibly sarcastic sense of humor. Well, some people don't notice that...and thus those people don't get my jokes. Or maybe I don't actually have a sense of humor and that's why no one laughs. Either way, I don't think you'll see me on Last Comic Standing any time soon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Sherlock Holmes. Sci-Fi, Fiction, Detective Stories, Mysteries. I love reading, but I don't do nearly as much of it as I would like.

Music: The Doubleclicks, Marian Call, Weird Al Yankovic, Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Counting Crows, Tina Dico, Great Big Sea, Jacqui Naylor, and lots of other stuff along those lines (i.e., jazz, folk/alternative rock, etc). That's what I listen to regularly, anyway. There's not much on the radio these days that I like, so my iPod is a constant companion.

TV: Firefly, Star Trek: The Next Generation (well, all Trek, but TNG holds a special place in my heart), Sherlock, Psych, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Elementary, Castle, CSI, Good Eats, America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, White Collar, Burn Notice, Futurama, In Plain Sight, Portlandia, The IT Crowd, Eureka, Monk, Corner Gas. I've also just recently started getting into Doctor Who. One may notice two major themes in that list...

Movies: all kinds of stuff, especially classics and Disney animation.

Food: sushi, junk food, Indian, Thai, Pizza, Italian, BBQ, Mexican. Just about anything, really. Always looking for a new hole in the wall place to try or a new recipe to try at home.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

My computer and everything that goes with it (hey, I work for a dot-com, what did you expect?)

Movies and TV (I'm a junkie)

Music (and something to play it on)

My friends and family. People are important to me.

Good food and a warm bed

Pop culture (mostly because I can entertain myself for a long time by poking fun at it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the Universe, and Everything; Computers; Food; Nothing at all; Where are the voices in my head coming from?; Friends; Work (unfortunately); Problems and their Solutions; Random stuff I see or hear that gets stuck in my head and won't go away; How to reduce the environmental impact of my existence in a way that doesn't require me to go live on a commune
On a typical Friday night I am
Board game night at Wayward Coffeehouse.

Hanging out with friends.

At home watching a movie, playing video games, or catching up on TV.

Staying up until 2 am reading random Wikipedia articles or taking something apart and trying to put it back together.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I fancy myself a film buff, but there's a still a huge amount of "classic" cinema I haven't seen.
You should message me if
You should message me if...I don't want to? If you want to hang out sometime because we have something in common or would otherwise get along well. Or if you know of something I might be interested in and just want to pass it along. Or if you're just looking for someone in the Seattle area to hang out with. Or whatever. Up to you.