the_veen
32 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Doing the nerdy guy thing. Worked in tech for a while, left for dream job as a Game Designer at Wizards of the Coast. Hoping they don't figure out that I'd do the job for free.

On the weekends I go Organic Ski Camping whenever I can fit it in between Artisinal hike dancing.

ENFP. 2 parts sarcasm, 1 part awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
Coming to the realization that I've been an adult for years now and no one told me. Listening to too many podcasts. Spending as much time deciding what media to consume as I spend consuming it.

Less abstract, the cycle is work, food, (upkeep stuff), gym, (rad stuff), sleep. Isn't this what everyone is doing with their lives? I mean, we each have different upkeep/rad stuff, but I think this is the model.
I’m really good at
Making a good time out of most situations, technology, communication, making people laugh, learning, device battery management, airports.
The first things people usually notice about me
I gesticulate a lot.

I have a tendency to speak in very exact terms and can occasionally sound like a textbook. I sometimes forget that I'm not among nerds or friends and ask someone to "Define X" where x was something ambiguous or lacking an antecedent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:

Reading Seveneves. Spoil it for me and I will gypsy curse your family.

I like sci-fi and economics books. Yeah, I know that's dope af.

Shows: Top 3 are probably Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and Firefly. It's Always Sunny is hilarious. Archer is great, but I love anything Jon Benjamin does. My roommate just got me to marathon Entourage.

Movies: I like movies. Last movie I saw in the theater was Ex Machina. Favorite movie is Snatch. I used to work in a rental store (yeah, they existed), so I've seen a lot of movies. Ask me how many times I've seen The Emperor's New Groove.

Music: Clutch, Daft Punk, Soul Coughing, the Fat Rat.

Food: Thai (Any stir-fry), Japanese (Ramen, Sushi, Miso anything), Mexican (Tacos, Burritos), Mediterranean (Gyro, Felafel, Pita/Hummus). Isn't it great that we live in an age where we have access to anything that anyone in the entire world considers delicious?
The six things I could never do without
1) My friends. If this isn't number one on everyone's list, they need to get better friends.* I'm extremely lucky to have met the caliber of people I get to call my friends.

*(or they are a totally awesome introvert)

2) Books. I enjoy reading a lot.

3) Job. Income means I get to sustain myself as well as buy things. Plus, I make fun. Like, almost literally.

4) Bandwidth. I love being connected and being able to answer any question that I dream up near instantly. It's pretty amazing to know that I can now carry around in my pocket both a computing device and internet connection that were unthinkable 10 years ago.

5) Caffeine. It's the only psychoactive drug that makes mornings safer.

6) My computer. We're pals. It's a needy pal, but when it whines, at least it's descriptive and gives me insight as to how to help. Unlike babies, babies have very poor and nondescript error messages.

(if you don't believe friends and job count for this sort of question, replace those entries with Phone and Comfortable Pants, respectively)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Wondering when my "what the hell is a dot com" moment will come and I'll no longer understand The Youth. I want to be the old guy flying fighter jets when he's 90.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, reading, watching a movie, surfing the internet. I don't really have a "typical" Friday, I usually just do whatever seems like the best option that night and run with it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There is a box in my shed that has been with me through two moves without ever getting opened.
You should message me if
you want to. I want to read it.
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