TripOverTheCat
30 San Mateo, United States
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My self-summary
I really enjoy traveling and wish I could do so at the drop of a hat, but instead I settle for a long vacation once or twice a year and intermittent day trips elsewhere. Over the last few years I've been trying to visit a new city or country each New Years Eve and that's been working out pretty well though.

If I feel active, I may go for a run or a hike somewhere and if I feel lazy I may stay in and play a video game. I've got a small patch of dirt in the back of my place where I can plant a few plants, so I may end up out there pulling weeds as well - I find it relaxing in a strange way.

I usually like to keep myself busy, so I tend to have a side project related to work or school going on. This sometimes has me end up at a cafe in the evenings with my laptop.

Some other things I like:
- Dogs and cats
- Rainy days and thunderstorms
- Traveling and road tripping
- Hiking and camping
- Good beer and board games

And some things I don't:
- Spiders and goats
- Fruits and traffic of all kind
What I’m doing with my life
I'm finishing up my last year of school, so I'm usually either doing work things on the weekdays and school things on the weekends. These things make me a bit busy, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't make time for someone/something that's important to me.

My short term goal is to finish school and then see how/if I can apply it to my career. My longer term goal is to see if I can somehow use this to live in another country for a little while.
I’m really good at
I tend to be pretty OK at improvising when things go poorly or unexpected.

I've been caught in the middle of a mountain town during the night with no place to stay and have been stranded at a train station during a monsoon. Everything worked out though; overall it was a good experience.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
I enjoy fiction type books more so than those based on real accounts or biographies. Not to say that I won't read them, but I'd prefer to get my mind off the real world if I'm going to be reading a book for fun. I just finished Dune recently and it was awesome.

Movies:
I'm pretty terrible at keeping up with movies and usually only see things after they're released on Netflix or TV. I haven't even seen the new Star Wars move yet. Psychological thrillers, bad horror movies, sci-fi movies, foreign films, and documentaries are my genre of choice though

Shows:
Most of my show watching is done through Netflix, but I do still record episodes of 'The Walking Dead' to keep up on them. My Netflix queue has turned into a rather odd roulette of dramas, documentaries, and anime shows.

Games (because I felt they needed to be included):
I like to play through long single player games that let me meander about the world and/or follow a well written story. Open world and turn based RPGs are my thing.

Music:
I normally just listen to the radio when driving and cycle between the alternative, classic rock, and NPR stations. Other than that, I'll use Spotify at my computer and make stations ranging from metal to house and classical to soundtracks.

Food:
I'll try most food at least once, but I don't really like sushi or most fruits. Shepard's pie has always been a favorite of mine.
The six things I could never do without
- Passport
- Coffee
- Random Adventures
- Moments of Peace and Quiet
- A garden
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I've yet to accomplish, things that should be accomplished, things that couldn't be accomplished, how best to survive the zombie apocalypse, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
This depends on the time of year, but typically either out to dinner with friends/co-workers, catching up on (or procrastinating) schoolwork, or playing a game (be it board or video).
You should message me if
- You want to explore the bay area
- Doing a spur of the moment trip and staying out overnight at a hostel sounds fun
- Visiting a brewery sounds delicious
- You know of a good hiking trail to share
- You'd be interested in meeting up for coffee
- You need someone to do something fun/interesting with nearby
- You've traveled extensively and want to share your experiences or want to travel and talk about where to go
- You want to play Chess
- You want to nerd out and talk video games and/or other dorky subjects
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