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My self-summary
What up, homeslices! I am a reasonably nerdy dude. I live by my own policies and likes to do what pleases me, so long as it's not at the expense of others. I'm curious about people and how they think and where they come from... everyone's got an interesting story, even the boring stories! I come up with a bunch of ideas all the time and by god some of them actually come to fruition! I live for my hobbies and my work pays for them, the biggest hobby being music... you can often find me being a ham at open mics around the area. I'm learning how to tune and fix pianos right now, which I think is something I'd enjoy making a living from! Other times I'm playing poker with a few friends or attempting to cook a recipe I've never looked at before, hiking some random trail in the vicinity, trying to make sense out of quantum mechanics (nowhere close), or seeing if I can run 7 miles in under an hour (pretty close). I start to get stir crazy if I spend too much time in my comfort zone, hence why I'm here. Never was into the club scene, and I avoid old town Scottsdale like the plague. Now that I've said that, I'll find an excuse to go there sometime...
If you have any ideas on how to make good hummus let me know!
What I’m doing with my life
Modest contributions to the undermining of the status quo.
I’m really good at
Noticing random stuff, hearing pitch, making orchestral arrangements, coming up with silly band names or other crackpot ideas, giving off the impression that I know what I'm doing, fine tuning every detail, making a cricket noise, tetris, bluffing, kazoo, and leaving my keys in my car.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to stand in fourth position. My head's also kinda shiny in the sun.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As far as books and movies and such, I like anything that shows a display of intelligence and insight, or at least energy and effort... unless I haven't had coffee, then I just want something mindless like Bob's Burgers or ABBA. No wait, ABBA before coffee would probably be annoying as hell.
I take pride in having a bewildering and eclectic shuffle on my Ipod. Everything from Grindcore to Prog Rock to Strauss Opera to Free Jazz to that one Lisa Loeb song that everyone ages 28-40 knows. I love new music, and I give every genre a chance, but there are some I tend to gravitate toward. New music excites me! I love being opened up to new ideas!
I like food with ingredients that don't require a Ph.D. to understand.
As for movies... the stranger the better.
Six things I could never do without
Lentils, some kind of musical instrument, caffeine, water, something to write on, good insoles.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How The Man gets us down and we need to tell The Man to suck it.
Awesome 8 or 9-note chords.
What existence is like in a singularity.
How Bossa Nova and Samba are the awesomest rhythms ever.
What Carl Sagan might have done after hitting the joint.
What I've learned from my life so far.
Sex. Every 7 seconds for the average person! Which probably includes sleep...
Ways to avoid boredom.
How overrated body hair is.
The short-sightedness of human ambitions and how the impact on existence of even the greatest people is ultimately temporary... and the humility and gratefulness that realization fills me with in my daily experience.
How to take apart my piano and put it back together.
Elephant penises look funny. Teehee...
If we'll ever colonize other planets... and how we'd do it.
The fact that everyone needs to just chill out and remember we're all here together, searching for the same things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with a few friends somewhere, doing something. Did you know there's a beer bar at the Whole Foods in Chandler? Kinda awesome!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know more early 80s soft rock than I can ever be proud of.

Even the nights are better... now that we're here together... even the nights are better, since I fouuuund yooooouuuuu! Oh Air Supply, you are adorably lame.
You should message me if
Any of this tickles your fancy, you can make good hummus, you're a mezzo-soprano with a soft spot for latin jazz, you're more on the artsy side and less on the fartsy side, you can hold a conversation without dominating it, and/or you like the outdoors when it's not 110 out.
The two of us