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My self-summary
Here's where I'm supposed to talk myself up to be this shining paragon of decency and human kindness. However, if I were to do that I would be lying. I am deeply flawed in many ways. I am impetuous and prone to quitting perfectly good jobs simply because I didn't feel like putting on pants one particular morning.

Actually that's not true anymore. My mature self has beaten my younger impetuous self into submission. I'm now working a "professional" job that I really like with a really great group of people who kick ass and take names and are all around general BAMFs.

I've been surprising myself these last several years with my ability to wake up way earlier than I'd like because I actually enjoy my job.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, spending my precious free time hanging out with friends and in general enjoying life. I recently inspired a friend to go back to college so I've become their de facto math tutor, which is cool- I guess.

I read a lot of books so I'm always looking for good suggestions. If you have any please share them with me. Currently I'm looking at the Discworld series, but I'm not sure if I want to take that plunge just yet.
I’m really good at
Taking life seriously enough but not too seriously.

Cooking. I love to cook and would like to think I'm pretty good at it- but then I'm biased.

Not getting caught out by life's twists and turns and landing on my feet with a smile.
The first things people usually notice about me
My intense brown eyes, my beautiful curly hair, my boyish good looks, my unconventional sense of humor.

Actually, I wouldn't know. I'm not other people. I'm thinking about paying someone to write this section for me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Engine Summer, Neuromancer, Magician Apprentice, Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions Mechanisms and Structure.

Movies: Dark City (if you haven't seen it before have a friend skip the first few minutes for you so it's more entertaining); Zombieland; Ben Hur; O Brother Where Art Thou; 300; The Expendables; Scott Pilgrim; a few others...

Music: Classical music. I particularly love Vivaldi. Also, Tool and Johnny Cash. My musical tastes are quite varied. I'm not into any one particular genre, and appreciate all varieties of good music. Except bluegrass- I just can't get into it. For some reason I just can't tell when one song ends and another begins.

Food: I'm vegetarian, not because I love animals but because I hate plants.
Six things I could never do without
Good conversation.

Mind-bending books, movies or TV shows.

Freedom (both freedom from and freedom to)

Good beer and whiskey. Well, I can do without these, but wouldn't want to.

Good friends.

The sense of awe and wonder you feel when you explore the universe.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Nerdy things. Like finding new solutions to the iterative prisoner's dilemma.

Honestly I think about how much I love exploring and thinking of new things that I want to do and try. I also spend a lot of time going to various isolated spots in the middle of Portland and meditating on the serenity that exists in all the places that most people don't look.

I also spend way too much time thinking about how we can get to Mars and colonize it in my lifetime and how to best accomplish that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh, you know... bouncing from one hot club to another, skipping the line because they all know me and that I'm bringing the party. Never paying the cover because I'm just that cool....

... who am I kidding? I'm usually curled up in bed with a book and going to sleep by 8 PM
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That profile picture of me is really old. I'd add another one, but I really don't get my picture taken all that often. I'm just kind of anti-photogenic in that I have this odd ability to sense when my picture is being taken and avoid it.

I don't own a car. I don't miss it at all since Portland has a pretty good public transportation system, and not being able to just drive to where you're going makes nights out more of an adventure. You miss out on a lot of what a city has to offer if you just drive past it to where you're going- some of the best nights I've had were ones I started walking to a pub and got sidetracked by side streets and alleyways.

That said, I do miss the freedom to just be able to go where I want when I want and not have to wait on the pubic transportation's schedule when I don't feel like walking.
You should message me if
You want to meet new people. If you have awesome adventure ideas in mind. If you're grounded enough to be able to handle life but still able to just run with the moment when the situation calls for it.
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