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My self-summary
Hello fellow okcupid.com user, I'm Chris. Welcome to my profile. A fabulous bastion of information about me awaits.

* From July '13 to July '14, I lived in sunny Tampa, Florida. As of the date of this writing, I've returned to the party in my hometown of Denver. I'll be staying here at home for a good amount of time to come. Will I ever move again? Who knows?! (I would absolutely love to live in NYC or Chicago or another enormous city at some point; giant cities are where I feel most at home!)
* I play percussion instruments, dabble in strings, and own an accordion. Though I probably use it more than any of my other instruments, I am not particularly good at the accordion. I have been paid to professionally play music exactly once in my lifetime, a night playing in a vibraphone-trumpet jazz duet at a bar. I made $150 plus tips. That was a pretty good night.
* Despite being a Colorado native, I've never liked camping, skiing or snowboarding. I am, however, always up for a good hike.
* If it seems an inordinate amount of my pictures involve musical instruments or sports, it's mostly because I only ever seem to get pictures taken of me when I'm playing something or at a game.
* I've been known to play a vidya or two in my time. I use Jigglypuff in Super Smash Brothers. This is only because I learned long ago that people absolutely hate losing to Jigglypuff.
* Hockey and soccer are my favorites, but I'll watch most sports if you put them in front of me. (Exception: other than March Madness, I don't usually do Basketball.) My team preferences include a garglemesh of teams from Buffalo and Colorado, with a garnish of European and Asian soccer on top.
* I use the word 'garglemesh' sometimes. I think it's a noun.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently a jack of all trades at Walgreens. Stop on by and see if I'm doing photo or cosmetics on that particular day! Other jobs I have had in my life include exterminator, English tutor, sports talk radio producer, marching band pit instructor, live infomercial pitchman, and guy who screams at people to buy programs outside of Cirque du Soliel. My job history has been described (by me) as 'colorful'.

I've dropped out of college so many times that I should probably get an honorary degree in dropping out of college.
I’m really good at
Striking up conversations in bars with strangers, playing vibraphone solos over blues progressions, pretending like I'm a decent accordion player, writing soccer game recaps while drunk.

Some other stuff too, but those are the important ones.
The first things people usually notice about me
People seem to notice one of two things when it comes to me: my baritone voice or my accordion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll be honest, I haven't read nearly enough in the past few years. We'll just say I like autobiographies, science texts, comedic short story compilations, daily comic strip collections, informational & witty coffee table books and forensic crime novels.

Anything by Pixar, and UHF. (That's the Weird Al movie. If you ever go to see Weird Al in concert with me, you'll notice me quoting along with it incessantly. It's worth noting that if you are going out with me, you're totally going to have to see Weird Al live at some point.) I don't watch movies all that often, at least not in theaters.

Avenue Q, Little Shop Of Horrors, Into The Woods, Godspe-

Oh, you meant TV shows? I enjoyed Breaking Bad, I suppose? I'm also a big fan of House. Past those two, I don't have many binge-watching guilty pleasures outside of 90's sitcoms that nobody else watches anymore. I don't have a TV and rarely watch newer shows. 99% of my television experience involves sports.

I try not to discriminate based on genre, but I know what I like. I specialize in classic rock and jazz, though there's a special place in my heart for pop music from all eras. I despise music snobs. (In this particular case, 'music snob' means anyone who thinks that any particular artist or piece of music is intrinsically bad.)

I have a fairly bland palate. My favorite food is likely the Turkey, Bacon & Mayonnaise sandwich, followed by the Cinnamon Raisin bagel with cream cheese and the Kraft Mac & Cheese dinner. I'm not what you would call a gourmet, but the only thing I'll flat out refuse is seafood.

When it comes to Alcohol, I'll drink many varieties of rum, whiskey, vodka and cider. If you're looking for specifics, I'm usually found drinking Angry Orchard, Strongbow or some variant of rum & coke.

I have an aversion to anything bitter, and as such I don't like beer.
The six things I could never do without
Musical instruments, science, a good pair of shoes, internet-enabled devices of all sorts, sport, and those rare few jokes that nobody but myself finds funny, but that I will laugh at for hours unending because I'm easier to amuse than a toddler.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Chord progressions. The ins and outs of the English language. Japanese variety shows. Sports, the tactics behind them, and the oddities of team loyalty. How it's possible that I can like watermelon and cantelope so much, yet dislike honeydew. Potential stand-up comedy routines that will never be used. How I could potentially make it so this section isn't filled with sentence fragments. Relationships. Cheeseburgers. Relationships with cheeseburgers.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a bar drinking, on the internet goofing around with people I've never met while playing online video games or out watching or playing a sporting event. Sometimes I'm at a bar drinking while on the internet and watching a sporting event.

This description is actually somewhat out of date, because the majority of my friday nights in the past couple of years have been spent doing karaoke with a group of friends. We're karaoke regulars now! If you ever want to hear me singing 'Son of a Preacher Man', feel free to join us.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a particularly sexual person, for a litany of reasons. Figured that was the sort of thing I should probably disclose. Things to discuss later!
You should message me if
* You can tell me what color my eyes are. My driver's license says they're hazel. Some people have told me that they're actually green. Just recently, my roommates were convinced that they were blue. I personally call them "blue-green" most of the time. I don't even know any more.
* You know that there is only one A in 'Accordion' and no A in 'Burgundy'.
* You want to hear about the time that I was essentially kidnapped and taken to a Blues jam bar.
* You need a sports guy on your pub quiz team.
* You also follow a variety of bad sports teams and want someone to commiserate with.

Actually, you should probably just message if you are of the same species as me.