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My self-summary
I'm a principled man. Principles are, of course, not universal, so take it with a grain of salt. Sometimes this comes to my own disadvantage in that the "right" thing to do is not to my benefit; but I do benefit from the personal satisfaction that the right thing took place.

I'm always trying to be a better person, trying my best to take away some valuable lesson from every experience in life.

I've lived a lot of places, had a variety of jobs, and have been to a lot of schools.

Oh and for those who like the Myers-Briggs tests: I'm INFP or INFJ.

So I'm re-reading this after a while and I'm finding it really too serious, but I can't think of anything to lighten the mood... so yeah... I dunno... dick fingers?
What I’m doing with my life
Moved back to the Bay Area after a stint in the Peace Corps and a year in Humboldt County. (Humboldt was far more challenging.) I'm pretty confident that the Bay Area is where I want to settle, so I'm really happy to be here.
I’m really good at
I can adapt to a new place fairly well. Like I said above, I've made several major moves in my life, and I have always kept an open mind and genuinely enjoyed the people I've met.
The first things people usually notice about me
Lately people have been telling me that I don't look like my pics. But they mean it in a nice way? That's cool. I wasn't self-conscious already. ಠ__ಠ

Also, even though I'm not much of a dancer, if there's a lull in the conversation and there's music playing, no matter where I am, I will instinctively dance to said music, usually in the form of subtle swaying. Usually this manifests in the form of chair dancing at a restaurant.

Oh, and I have small ears.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I waited until I was an adult to read the Harry Potter series for the first time. I was on a serious HP high and I'm not ashamed to say that I got way into it. (I was sorted into Slytherin, FWIW.) I also like the writings of Jonathan Safran Foer, Dave Eggers, Paul Theroux, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Machine of Death and am looking forward to the second installment. When I can find the time to read for fun, I'm catching up on graphic novels (Watchmen, Scott Pilgrim, V for Vendetta, etc.). My most recent job back in CA made it difficult to read, but now I have tons of free time. Suggestions are welcome!

Music: Animal Collective, The Books, Sufjan Stevens, Shostakovich, Barber, Bartok, Bernstein, Copland, Andrew Bird, T. Raumschmiere, MGMT, Sigur Ros and the list goes on...

Movies: It's a wide variety that I like. I enjoy the indie movies (Shortbus, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Junebug, Sideways, etc.), blockbusters (Star Trek, Nolan's Batman Trilogy, Les Mis, etc.) as well as the cult classics (Wet Hot American Summer, Wet Hot American Summer, Wet Hot American Summer, etc.). I also enjoy animated movies, ranging from Disney to Miyazaki. I prefer the big screen to watching on the computer, it's a nice experience.

Shows: Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, Firefly, Home Movies, Archer, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, The Venture Brothers, Trigun, FLCL, Happy Endings, Futurama, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, etc. Apparently, these are just about all animated series.

Guilty Pleasures: Ghost Adventures, Ancient Aliens, Finding Bigfoot, Spongebob Squarepants

Food: I like spicy food. I started eating meat again, out of necessity, but I'd love to go back to vegetarianism.
Six things I could never do without
I can do without a lot of things. I don't really get attached to stuff. My minimalist lifestyle was born of necessity from making so many moves, but now I genuinely like not being burdened by stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about It's less thinking about music, but constantly just having music and rhythms as my mind's white noise.
On a typical Friday night I am
...up for whatever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I haven't shampooed my hair since October 2011.
You should message me if've got any three of the following: beard, glasses, bicycle, tats, books, body/face piercing, or pet animal. Also, my ideal mate is the host of the YouTube Channel called PBS Idea Channel. If you're anything at all like that man... well... just message me if you fit the bill.

Oh and if you can make obscure references to my favorite movie, you win. (Note: this rarely happens, but when it does it's awesome.)

You also get a pass if you can teach me French. I studied it ages ago, but I would to get fluent within a couple years for work.
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