blaesk
29 St. Louis, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a native St. Louisan, and just a bit of a geek (probably an understatement). I tend to dive in to any new interest head first, which lately has led to me running a lot more. Not very fast, mind you, but more at least.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a software developer, and still marveling how I'm not constantly broke like I was in school. Meanwhile, debating whether training for a marathon sounds fun, or like suicide.
I’m really good at
Finding ways to work smarter, not harder. Of course, I spend more time on finding those ways than the work would usually take in the first place, but it'll save time in the end, I swear.

Also, finding new hobbies. If something sounds remotely interesting, I'll typically invest more time in it than is strictly necessary.
The first things people usually notice about me
Polling says my smile apparently, as cliche as that is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
House of Leaves
This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
Absolutely anything by Iain M. Banks (or Iain Banks)
Redshirts by John Scalzi

Movies
Cabin in the Woods
Shutter Island
Anything by Miyazaki
John Dies at the End

Food
Thai
Sushi
Tapas
I'll eat just about anything, though. There's not much out there that I don't like.
The six things I could never do without
My computer/The Internet - Hey, it how I make a living. Plus hours of entertainment.

Caffeine - I drink far too much tea. Coffee, too, but mostly tea.

Music - I almost always have Spotify playing in the background, either on my computer or my phone. My tastes are broad enough, though, that I'll listen to anything.

Books - I read far, far too much, especially since I discovered I can read on my phone instead of the dead tree edition. The only trick is finding enough books to actually sate my appetite (which is pretty much impossible anyway).

Family

Dog/Cats - I love animals. I grew up with at least two dogs in the house, and have two cats since they won't develop personality disorders when I'm away at work 10 hours a day.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why LISP is a language option on OK Cupid and Java isn't.
On a typical Friday night I am
Running with friends, playing board games with friends, or just crashing after a long week of work.
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