andrew_gmfb
30 San Carlos, United States
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My self-summary
I'm pretty mellow/neutral about most things, one could call me opinion-less, except when I do form an opinion, it tends to sway pretty far to either of the extremes. That probably aptly describes most aspects of my life -- I don't care, until I care, at which point, I really care.

Grew up in the bay area and it's pretty hard to imagine wanting to live anywhere else, really. Climate is for suckers; I prefer it to be perfect weather all the time (though I guess we could really go for some rain).

I'm a software engineer and I'm not really ashamed to say I'm pretty nerdy. My big plan to balance that out was to go play adult kickball -- it is quite fantastic.

I enjoy working on things, so at any given time, my mind is full of projects I'd like to get around to. Most of the time, I do an immense amount of research and planning and then find myself winging it. It's fun that way.

So that's my ramble! Don't really know how to conclude it, but luckily, there's more questions and answers below!
What I’m doing with my life
Pretty typical software engineering life -- working at a tech start up in Palo Alto.

Trying to keep my life in balance by going out and spending time with friends when I can. Board games and beer is a pretty solid combo

I've gotten really into cycling lately, so there's a lot of that going on as well
I’m really good at
Tinkering around and building things that I want... for example, a sweet kegerator
The first things people usually notice about me
I can be loud? And you'd think it'd conflict, but I also like to think I'm a pretty good listener (but that probably would be something to notice after getting to know me).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (am open to book suggestions... I feel the need to be better read): Ender's Game, Harry Potter series (3rd and 5th are my favorites), Rich Dad Poor Dad, and the Name of the Wind (it's fantastic)

Movies: The Incredibles, Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins (apparently I'm a big Christopher Nolan fan)

TV Shows: Chuck, Top Chef, and really anything on USA (Burn Notice, Suits, White Collar, Royal Pains...)

Music: Neon Trees, Rise Against, and anything by John Williams (that guy is a musical genius). Also, I recently discovered a channel on Spotify that is the soundtrack from the TV series Chuck... and it is quite awesome.

Oh, and I love musicals.

Food: pretty much anything is good really. who doesn't love food? but cilantro tastes like metal to me... so, maybe not that
The six things I could never do without
- Dreams
- calendar/planner
- parents
- beer
- skiing
- my roomba
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to cook. It'd be sweet to be able to just whip up something fancy-schmancy whenever I get hungry... buuuut... I usually just end up throwing stuff into a pot and calling it a meal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably being regretful about how I didn't go to the gym as many times (or at all!!!) during the week... while sitting on the couch pigging out to a tub of ice cream. Then cracking open a new beer and getting over it.

Since I play drinking kickball on Thursdays... that usually means Friday is spent in general recovery from the ... headache
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I often times find myself singing along to Katy Perry. What can I say, her songs are catchy.
You should message me if
you have any tips about cooking or gardening -- apparently I have some trouble keeping plants alive
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