32San Mateo, United States
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My self-summary
Moved to California from Florida almost 2 years ago for work and to escape the heat and humidity and distinct lack of mountains to climb. I have an absolute love for hiking/exploring and try to do it at least once every other week or so - more if I can swing it. I'm also just getting in to camping and backpacking - message me if you want to get lost in the wilderness somewhere beautiful!

I can be kind of a random person, but I try not to let my ADD take hold too much. I play Hockey and practice Wing Chun Kung Fu. I read. A lot. My room may or may not closely resemble a library. I try my hand at writing occasionally, but don't really make a huge habit of it. I put cheese on my head to watch football, and a winged wheel on my shirt to watch hockey. I'm comfortable in most social settings and don't mind getting my hands dirty to help people that I care about.

As I said above, I recently crossed the country from the east coast. I've never experienced an earthquake. It seems kind of terrifying and boring at the same time. I mean what's the point of a natural disaster if you can't throw a party during it? Hurricanes obviously trump earthquakes in fun. I'm having fun doing all of the stuff you can't do in Florida, like climb a mountain or leave the house in July.

I work in Information Technology as a Unix Admin at a company in San Mateo. I've love tinkering with computers and solving problems.

Impromptu troubadour, "that's what she said" dropper, video/tabletop gamer, adventurer extraordinaire. I'm a relatively open book. Ask me anything.
What I’m doing with my life
Going on adventures in a new state! Looking for a new Wing Chun studio to train in, biking around and enjoying the obscenely beautiful weather, and generally having a blast.

I'm always working on expanding my horizons educationally, mostly through books on different programming languages. PL/SQL and C# are on the docket right now. I have a severe love for troubleshooting issues, be they personal or technological. I've started to pick up Chinese again, but am by no means even close to what anyone would call fluent.

I end up playing psychologist to my friends a lot (part of that troubleshooting habit) . Apparently I'm a really good second opinion. Or first opinion. Or opinion. Whatever, don't judge me.

I would like to become proficient at a musical instrument. I own a cheap ocarina and wouldn't mind learning to play the drums.
I’m really good at
Giving honest opinions, learning new technology quickly, getting along with damn near anyone, hockey, having adventures, getting into trouble. I also seem to excel at knowing a guy who knows a guy who could probably help you with anything. I seem to connect like minded people with each other on a fairly regular basis.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a great sense of humor and a mischevious grin, I'm always laughing about something. Also, I'm CONSTANTLY singing to myself. I'm a walking jukebox.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, Dragonlance, Death Gate Cycle, Darksword Trilogy, Forgotten Realms, Harry Potter, Shannara, Kingkiller Chronicles, Fullmetal Alchemist (manga), Beet the Vandel Buster (manga), Death Note(manga), Wizard of Rhyme, Animorphs (though I haven't read them in a long time, they're still awesome lol), anything by Brandon Sanderson

Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Short Circuit, Mallrats, The Princess Bride, Flight of the Navigator, The Mask, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Serenity, Super Mario Bros., Boondock Saints, Star Wars

Music: 90's rock (seriously, give me the XM/Sirius station Lithium and I can just sit and listen to it all day), Metallica, Shinedown, Tonic, Flyleaf, ocremix, Nobuo Uematsu, Koji Kondo, Classically Arranged Video Game Music, Foo Fighters, Empty Hats, System of a Down, Pink Floyd, Silverchair, The Protomen, Jonathan Coulton, Death Cab For Cutie, Mumford & Sons, Fuel, Stone Temple Pilots, Bit Brigade, Minibosses, most nerdcore stuff, etc etc

I also enjoy a smattering of Anime/Cartoons. Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Beet, Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple, Avatar the last Airbender/Legend of Korra

Food: I have a weakness for pizza, but I'll eat anything. I've recently developed a taste for spicy food (comes from working with a lot of guys from India) and I really enjoy anything ethnic.

TV: How I Met Your Mother, Always Sunny, Scrubs, 2 and a Half Men, Doctor Who, Sherlock - I don't watch a ton of TV because I'm way too ADD to sit still long enough by myself and do it unless the show is phenomenal. There are, however, a crap-load of shows I need to watch. If anyone wants to have TV viewing parties, I'm 100% down. Also wouldn't mind being recommended some shows.
Six things I could never do without
1 - Hockey
2 - Someone to talk to / Laugh with
3 - Books
4 - A challenge
5 - Games
6 - Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Situations, people, life.

I also spend a lot of time thinking that bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes. They've got those hoppy legs and twitchy little noses. And what's with all the carrots? What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about exploring and seeing what trouble I can get into with friends. Sometimes I like to relax at home and play video/board games. Or chill out and read a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was in a movie once, a hilariously bad film called Pirates vs Ninjas. It featured Michael Winslow!
You should message me if
You can hold your own in a conversation, like to debate and argue about random topics like politics or science or god, and are able to hold intense discussions without getting heated. Intelligence is a must. GRAMMAR, people. Grammar and spelling.

You want to go on an adventure. I'm new to this area so I'm looking to explore.

You're bored and looking for someone fun to ramble at.

You play tabletop and need an extra player.

You've ever been to Dragon*Con or MAGFest or Nerdapalooza.
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