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My self-summary
I'll keep this one brief since I've never been that big on self-promotion, and this is a bit of an odd section anyway. I mean, it's basically everyone trying to indirectly say "I'm smart, funny, active and interesting!", right?

Anyways, I've lived in the bay area all my life and went to Cal (Go bears! Finally not terrible at football anymore (UPDATE: nevermind, back to bad again) ) for a questionably useful degree in Political Science. My sense of humor is pretty dry and sarcastic. I love just about any kind of food and get irrationally excited at the prospect of trying a new restaurant. I'm an obsessive Giants fan, a fan of the Niners (getting harder and harder every day...), and a bandwagon Warriors fan when the playoffs come around.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a paralegal at a small law firm in the east bay while I try to decide whether or not I want to try for grad school or an MBA. Ruled out law school quite a while ago.

I was tempted to just put "My life is dope, and I do dope shit", but that would probably look pretty dumb to anyone that didn't get the admittedly obscure reference.
I’m really good at
I'm fairly awesome at scrabble; it's the most useful skill I gained in the two years I was an English major and has been sharpened by a borderline addiction to Words with Friends. I also like to play tennis, but "really good" might be a stretch.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually my height. I'm a bit under 6'3", which basically feels like it's right on the border of good tall and inconvenient tall. Finding clothes that fit off the rack can be a pain (the bane of my clothing existence: large to extra large doesn't really get taller, just wider), but the completely unobstructed view at concerts more than makes up for it. I have, on occasion, used a shorter person's head for an armrest as a joke. They don't find it anywhere near as humorous as I do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This section is going to be far, far longer than it needs to be, but I just can't decide what to leave out.

Music - I go to a lot of concerts and like a variety of music, though most of what I listen to is your standard white guys and guitars indie rock stuff. Currently obsessing over Los Campesinos!, CHVRCHES, Tame Impala (Currents is my favorite album in years) , Vince Staples, Wavves, Ought, Chance the Rapper, The National, Beach House and Japandroids. I avoided Pains of Being Pure at Heart for years because they have an awful name, but loved them once I started listening (even though they sound exactly how you would think a band with that name sounds). I also once loudly told a friend about how terrible of a singer one of the members was, without realizing the band was at the table next to us about 10 feet away... oops. Broken Social Scene's 'Anthem for a Seventeen Year Old Girl' totally speaks to me, and I don't know how I should feel about that. I love Neutral Milk Hotel and Pavement, have an undying man crush on Ted Leo, and love every ridiculous thing about Kanye. Beirut makes me want to purchase a ukulele. I think Letter from an Occupant is basically a perfect pop song. I also have a somewhat irrational dislike of Vampire Weekend, which is odd because I'm pretty sure that I'm their target demographic.

Also, this just amazes me every time I hear it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YFPqOCWOMU

TV - I love Parks & Rec and have really been getting into Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is essentially Parks & Rec with cops. I'm still getting over the fact that there won't be any more Breaking Bad or 30 Rock. The Wire is still the best show ever and I end up rewatching it every few years (I skip season 2. The docks plot just wasn't interesting and you can't convince me otherwise.), and Arrested Development is by far my favorite comedy. Party Down was the best show nobody really watched. Master of None was so good and you should binge the hell out of it immediately if you haven't done so already. I used to be that person that got most of their news from The Daily Show, but now it's from John Oliver's show. A friend said I look a bit like Joffrey from Game of Thrones and it was literally the meanest thing anyone has ever said to me. Stranger Things was fantastic even though I care very little for 80s movies or 80s nostalgia in general.

Movies - I think everything Edgar Wright has ever made is amazing, and also really enjoy most of Wes Anderson's movies. If I had to pick just one favorite it'd probably be Hot Fuzz. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, City of God and The Pianist are both incredible.

Food - I like or will at least try just about everything, with the big exceptions of uni and raw red onions. Habitual over-orderer; basically this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwGEUGIHS3E

Books - I don't read nearly as much as I should, I'm never very good at finding the time for it. The most recent books I read/enjoyed were Kafka on the Shore, Nixonland and Between the World and Me. Working my way through Empire of Cotton currently.

So to summarize, I've mentioned indie rock, Wes Anderson, Arrested Development and Murakami. Clearly I'm a unique snowflake and nobody here has every listed any of those interests before.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Is there such thing as indie/hipster karaoke? Are there some sort of licensing/technical reasons this wouldn't exist? I'm wondering partially because I think it'd be a solid business idea, and partially because I'd love to have a few drinks and totally kill an Of Montreal song.
- I'm convinced that color runs exist solely for the purpose of providing people with a profile picture for various social media networks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out for food or drinks at a nice bar with friends is fun. I do my best to avoid clubs because I dance basically how you'd expect a tall white guy to dance-- it ain't pretty.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
- I always sing along with whatever I'm listening to when I'm driving alone. Loudly, terribly, inaccurately and enthusiastically.
- I don't trust morning joggers.
- I once checked my profile here to see who it listed as "similar users". Way off. No, okcupid, I don't think I'm very similar to that welder who loves motorcycles and has a daughter. His ponytail looked pretty sweet, though.
You should message me if
You know somewhere I can get really good burritos and/or pupusas in Oakland or Berkeley, because I haven't found anywhere yet. Honestly, that's the main reason I'm here. Meeting someone amazing would be nice and all, but that's definitely secondary to burritos.