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My self-summary
These should be written by everyone's best friend, after a glass or three of wine.

But until that happens we've gotta try, right?

I'm happiest around good people being themselves. Making plans, doing something new, taking chances, being vulnerable.
What I’m doing with my life
Helping make stuff work at a cool biotech startup; laughing at myself; ?
I’m really good at
telling stories, driving, improvised cooking, solving problems
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty loud
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Everything from jazz to rock, classical to rap, with a couple exceptions: I don't like country, with the exception of Johnny Cash (I'm not sure why he gets lumped in with country anyway...)

TV: anything witty and well written; Archer, Arrested Development, Mad Men, etc

For film- my favorites are old film noir and spagetti westerns. Quentin Tarantino. Wes Anderson. I love Christopher Walken, despite the innumerable terrible movies in which he appears. I'm a little bit style over substance when it comes to movies.

And for words: anything by Vonnegut, Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Stranger... Lord of the Rings. I recently enjoyed Cormac McCarthy's The Road, although its a bit bleak to be a favorite. (Kerouac's is lovely too, but it makes me want to quit my job and become a vagabond. Dangerous literature) Really, anything that opens my mind in some way. On a related note: looking for thought-provoking fiction. Recommendations?
Six things I could never do without
Not reading instructions, bocce, oysters, riding bikes, avocados, the ocean, bonfires, hikes, feelings, stick shifts, yoga, bacon burgers, climbing, dancing (poorly), shooting rifles, warm evenings, travel, sailing, beer, solving problems, cooking (not doing dishes), coffee, wnd around twilight--especially in the tropics, bright clothing, adventure of all sorts, hot tubs, saunas, candid photos, Santa Barbara, and my family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The brain, consciousness, lunch
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't really have a typical; Out with friends, in with friends, at the rock gym, reading a book, jumping in the ocean. Routine is good for dental hygiene and not much else.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be a fairly serious athlete before a chronic knee thing forced me to stop. If you've seen the TED talk on flow (and if you haven't, you should: http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html) I really felt that racing. And I miss it.

I'm trying to find that state again. I don't know if it will be in art, or music, or in some other meaningful project, but I'm committed to getting there.
You should message me if
You'll make plans to do something great, but not let them get in the way of the adventure that happens instead. You have a beautiful mind. You're sexy--and know that's about joie de vivre as much how you look in a photo.

Or if you just need to let me know my shoe is untied
The two of us