31Beaverton, United States
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My self-summary
The rest of my profile is filled out but I guess I should put something here for the reader's digest version. So here goes! ...uh...darn, nothing....just read below, its still better. At least I tried.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I'm volunteering with Minds Matter to mentor socioeconomically disadvantaged high school youth to get them into college and hopefully break generational poverty in the process. Hopefully. Mostly its just fun to hang with the cool kids again. This summer break I will volunteer with the local humane society and wait for my perfect soul mate in dog form to rescue. While waiting I plan on playing with the puppies and cleaning various forms of misplaced excrement. Sounds like a perfect summer.

Work is going well though I'm finding the more I take on the more ways in which I need to learn to relieve stress and build effective working relationships. No person is more important than the next. I try to remember that. Most days are filled with laughter which is a great way to work
I’m really good at
Procrastinating profile entries to write later...

Piano, I'm learning jazz theory from a true artist who inspires me and I hope to find the same in a vocal teacher/mentor soon. My own style is more contemporary pop

The more I say it the more I hope it comes true but this summer I REALLY want to learn to kite board and hope the cost isn't prohibitive. Hoping for friends in the right places lol.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to say my Bodhisattva vow to courageously confront my fears and work for the benefit of all sentient beings...but I bet in a survey people would say its my biceps, or if you're funny that I laugh a lot. Or my red hair, or my brother's puppy who sadly lives in Boston but is my best friend. Someone once said I have nice syntax; that was kind. Another person said my mom had nice foliage (in her garden); that was also nice. You'll quickly learn that I'm deaf in my right ear and will always walk on your right side and can't tell where someone is calling my name from in an open field. Someday I'd like it to be my piano performances or my mad airbending skills, but even then I'm sure it'll be different and more wonderful than my hopes and dreams.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Start Where You are is amazing treatise on happiness by my spiritual teacher Pema Chodron, Tich Nat Han and the Dali Lami are also good reads, Carl Sagan said it best in The Demon Haunted World which is a must read for any critical thinker and skeptic, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Blink, The Tipping Point, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Fifth Agreement all mark important journey's in my life. Important chapters in my life are often best explained by heavily dogmarked books (the most unintentially devastating thing a friend ever did was unfold all my place markers in the Demon Haunted World)

Shows: I can quote episodes of Arrested Development by heart, Archer is my dirty pleasure, the Nerdist podcast is an awesome foray into geek culture by comedian Chris Hardwick which I listen to religiously along with Zero Punctuation game reviews, Radio Lab and Morning Edition, Daria (and Mitch) make me smile especially during her stories, I hear The Wire is amazing, 30 Rock makes me laugh out loud constantly, I appreciate South Park for its irreverently insightful social commentary, Kathy Griffin specials blow my mind, any comedian special, Seinfeld's live standup gives new meaning to the show most of us didn't understand growing up, Commedy Central Roast's (I met George Takei after seeing the William Shatner Special, Lisa Lampanelli,

Music and Movies: The Last Airbender is awesomesauce, I adore Pink for creating my favorite music video Fucking Perfect and Kesha for being a trashy whore and rapping about it, music videos have become a highly evolved art form and I love watching them over and over, Sam Tsui is my latest crush (YouTube that!), Phil Keaggy is one of the best guitarists to ever live and Chrono Trigger is the best game ever made along with all my other best evers lol (I have a lot, FF7, God of War, Uncharted 2, Bayonetta, Okami), Stranger than Fiction will forever make me laugh and cry, RENT moves me, 10 Things I Hate About You, Hitch, The Prestige, The Manchurian Candidate, friend Dave and I love watching indie horror/thrillers... The Exam, The Mist,

Food: I am not picky, I will eat anything in front of me and then try to recreate it at home
Six things I could never do without
-Tonglen Practice (breathing technique to relax and understand the underlying nature of strong emotions)
-Me time
-A gym and a protein shake
-My amazing friends who know me better than myself.
-Toothbrush and dentpiks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Anything and everything. I'm a very curious person, raised by an civil engineer and nerd genius at heart who had an insightful answer to every childhood and teenage what, why, and how I could think of and then challenged me with his own and sent me on scavenger hunts to find the answer, I question things a lot because I like to learn. I agree with Malcolm Gladwell that genius is less something you are born with and more truly an intimate knowledge of the very subject that you are in love with--like Adam knew Eve, human potential is endless in its capacity to know when love is the driving force.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've found a lot of guys admire my physique more than my mind, my heart and my spirituality...and is usually remarkable evident when I'm explaining something I find fascinating or questioning something intriguing and they tell me I over think things or eyes glaze over and disengage. Plants listen better than that.

In other news. I'm trying to surround myself with more plants. No joke. Hanging terrariums are cool though I killed a fern on the first day. I'm learning how to respect life around me more. I also recently re-discovered that my work is surrounded by a very obvious wetlands reserve (like in between parking lots with a bridge) so now I park further away just so I can enjoy a little morning and evening nature walk to cap my stressful days at work.
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