brownchiclets
33 Dallas, United States
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My self-summary
A wise philosopher by the name of Jake once said:

"Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something"

With that in mind I'm someone that tends to throw himself at almost any activity, regardless of my actual initial skill.

As long as I'm trying something new or different and doing it with quality people I'm generally pretty happy.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of time pondering life mysteries. Is a hot dog a sandwich? Do I really want to sign up for another race? What was the last great Simpson season? Why are yoga positions named after animals so hard?

When I'm not deep in thought I'm usually drinking good beer, climbing, being with friends, running a local meetup group and working on shaping young minds.
I’m really good at
Empathy is my super power.

If I was a super hero I would be The Empath, and I would go around listening to people's problems. Also I would finally get to wear my underwear outside my clothes.
The first things people usually notice about me
How I wear my emotions on my face. Its usually easy to tell what I'm thinking due to this, which means I tend to stay away from high stakes poker games..

My gregarious nature is a close second. And yes, I'm proud I got to throw out the word gregarious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fried Green Tomatoes for book, movie and food.

Movies: The short answer is that if they're showing it at The Alamo Drafthouse (which I been to plenty of times already) I'll probably enjoy it.

Books: I been starting to read more often again and actually started a book club, so I been reading lots of different stuff. So far I read Gaiman 's. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Voices from Texas Death Row and Gone Girl. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August are two recent favorites.

Shows: I don't have too much time to catch up on tv but I always make a point to watch Venture Brothers, Bob Burgers, Rick and Morty, Walking Dead, and others. I been enjoying Brooklyn Nine Nine and Last Man on Earth as well. Smart and absurd is my favorite combination. Finally I would be a bad neeeeeeeeeerd if remiss to mention all the comic book shows (I could go on forever on why I love The Flash).

Music: Confession time: Music has never struck a chord with me (See what I did there?) Oh I listen to plenty, usually rock or anything with a good guitar riff and have a few favorite artists (Slash, K'Naan, Kirby Krackle, Adam Warrock) but if you would ask me to list a favorite song I would be lost. Upside is that I'm usually open to checking out any new music, so feel free to recommend some.

Podcasts are also pretty big for me. Serial has become my weekly must listen...even if at this point I don't know what to believe. Koening may as well have done it for all I know. My Brother, My Brother and Me, Car Talk, This American Life (really most of NPR offering), Doug loves movies, Smodcast, Giantbombcast...I listen to a fair share of them.
The six things I could never do without
Ignoring the necessaties for living, as well as the usual friends/family/etc:

1)Challenges
2)Shoes other than my work shoes (running, climbing)
3)An interesting board game
4)A good stout beer
5)Politics
6)Running
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently I been mulling gender politics and portrayals in the media I consume. It's disheartening to realize that things I genuinely enjoy are also having detrimental effects on our culture.

Also how boring it must be to have natural talent. Struggling at things only to watch that slow improvement is the best.
On a typical Friday night I am
90% of the time you'll find me at the climbing gym, doing some bouldering and then struggling through Ashtanga yoga. Aftewards, I could be doing any of the following

Karaoke
Board game night
Heading out for a weekend camping trip
Visiting a local bar or restaurant with friends
Visiting the DMA
Staying in and catching up on my gaming backlog.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I listen to Ska like it was still the mid 90s.

I just recently binged watched my first Netflix show. It was quite the experience.
You should message me if
you smiled at least once while reading my profile.

You want to go catch some wild pokemans

If you're not afraid to say yes (and not just to me asking you out). Let's go try something new, regardless of our skill and afterwards laugh about how bad we were at it together.
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