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My self-summary
All you really need to know about me, for now, is easily captured by this: I will both: (1) listen to a gorgeous Mahler symphony and get shivers from how fantastic it sounds, and (2) laugh a little too hard at a hilariously immature fart joke. Yep! Classy, I know.

I'm Christian. That means I'm trying to live my life by following Jesus' example. I want to learn how to use my God-given talents and passions to help show folks in my life the hope we have from his unconditional love for us.
What I’m doing with my life
Job: I'm in my 2nd year as a professor. I absolutely love my job and really enjoy helping the students learn and create. But I absolutely detest having to grade!

Church: I've been getting more involved in church for the last 5-6 years. I help lead discussion for a group of mostly 20- and 30-year-olds and have grown to really value the learning I get from them as well as the strong relationships we've formed. I was also playing piano for my church before I moved to the city.

Music: I (try to) play classical piano (any romantic composer will do -- see list in favorite music section). I also have an odd fantasy of finding my way into singing hysterical lyrics in some impromptu bluegrass-type band.

Growth: I'm working on practicing gratitude and trying to stay mindful of God as much as I can during the day. When I do both, it really helps me get out of my own way!
I’m really good at
Teaching something new to someone
Math, logic, reasoning
Intuitively understanding people and situations
Hearing and feeling the music
Laughing (sometimes I can't breathe and it hurts....)
The first things people usually notice about me
My huge schnoz, inability to control my laughter (I never win the keep-a-straight-face game), that I'm principled, that I listen well but over-explain myself, that I'm an open book.

Urban Dictionary: "Schnoz - a humungoid nose that pretrudes [sic] profusely from the face" (I'm laughing that I included this)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a voracious fiction-reader but I tend to forget each thing I've read after moving to the next! I like: all Roald Dahl -- both for children and adults; Animal Farm; almost anything that tells a good story; Memoir from Antproof Case; Tolkien; Feynman's stories about himself... this list could get huge quickly. The recently-read book that I can't stop thinking about are "'Til we have faces" and "The desert of love".

Music: I listen song by song (yes, for me good music is almost always a song with a good melody). So I don't have favorite groups really -- I've heard surprisingly interesting things from Bjork and plenty of crappy things from the Beatles. Recently I've been enjoying a very limited amount of bluegrass and folk. Classical has always been fantastic to me: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Debussy even though he's French, Liszt... another long list could happen here. Live music almost always delights me. Silly, goofy music makes me happy too. My parents are both intuitive musicians and I inherited that gene.

Food: I like to eat things that eat vegetables. Bacon makes everything better. Sushi (fish on rice, none of this California weirdness) with a little nori and a drop of soy is heaven. Shredded is the best form of meat for burritos and chicken salad. I'm pretty open about trying anything once but there is a short list of things I'll never try again. Spicy is a skill I'm slowly acquiring.

Movies: Shawshank; Field of Dreams; The Three Amigos; Serendipity (yeah I admit it); High Fidelity; Office Space; Castaway (ask me about how this movie SHOULD have been edited); etc. etc. Unlike with books, I don't usually watch a movie more than once.

Shows: Now that Lost and 24 are over, TV is dead to me. Plus I don't have a TV. On Netflix I've occasionally watched Psych or 30 Rock. I grew up on three staples: The Cosby Show, MacGyver, and Sesame Street.
Six things I could never do without
a project
*real* pacific northwest salmon
silly, random humor
access to a piano
petting a dog, at the very least once in a while
my camper van (but I'm no outdoorsman)

(and obviously grace, God, love, friends, family, and all the other typical things that people put here!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to get people interested in what they're about to learn, and then how to help them learn it well.

random things like, for instance, how amazing life could be if we had smart traffic lights so there'd be no more traffic light programming where 12 cars wait while 1 bicycle finishes crossing 5 seconds into the 28 second cycle.

my experiment and how to make it actually do something nifty.
On a typical Friday night I am
practicing with the church band, finding something delicious to eat, reading an enticing book, skype-ing with my Dad, working on some ridiculous project (building speakers, planning how to add solar power to my camper van, etc), or taking a stroll on Irving while people-watching.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a very private person... so anything about me that is private, is private enough that it's gonna have to wait at least until my mouth is awkwardly full during, say, our 2nd meal together.
You should message me if
your reason for dating is that you are seeking a potential spouse for a life with all the joy that comes with a Christ-centered relationship. Ideally, your priority list is something akin to mine -- God, Spouse, Children, Church, and then the rest of life to enrich and support these things. I'd love to hear from you!
The two of us