25 College Park, United States
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My self-summary
In addition to being incurably strange and constantly laughing at myself, I find rush-hour traffic absolutely hilarious--despite having endured D.C. drivers for the last few years. Not-quite-fresh from Baltimore, I came here for work a couple years ago and recently decided to make the move permanent.
What I’m doing with my life
Transcending cryptic errors, burnt coffee, and the urge to sleep through design meetings. Should I ever tire of coding, my backup plan is "physical therapist," and my backup-backup plan is "accountant." The others are increasingly laughable.
I’m really good at
Memorizing directions and making mental maps of the areas through which I've driven. Writing is fairly easy, too--though my prowess is more technical than artistic. It probably can't be said that I'm uncreative, as I could easily write a book called "100 Ways to Misuse a Binder Clip." (Alternate title: "MacGyver: Office Edition")
The first things people usually notice about me
Anyone who has seen me in public more than twice may conclude that I have an obsession with horizontal stripes--which I can neither confirm nor deny. During the winter, I'm frequently asked, "Are you, like, from Alaska?" As it turns out, I'm as likely to wear shorts as I am horizontal stripes, regardless of the temperature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I mainly read "how-to" books on stuff I theoretically like, but probably won't get around to--like landscaping or carpentry. Of fiction, I love Speaker For the Dead, Artemis Fowl, and Deception Point.

R&B comprises at least 30% of my music collection, especially Brandy. Her tracks are intricately layered and they reward close listening.

Though a relatively casual gamer, I like RPGs, platformers, namely: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Dragoon, Disgaea, and Dragon Age. (I also do fighting games.) Currently experimenting with board/card games; Splendor and Lost Cities are a couple favorites.

For a last meal, I would probably order chicken wings, creamed chipped beef (over biscuits), sixteen ounces of ribeye, and cinnamon rolls.
The six things I could never do without
Dreadlocks are pretty cool--they're versatile, but low-maintenance. Highways are nice, too; driving is therapeutic for me. Dark socks, ambient noise, and ceiling fans do something for me. Caustic wordplay is rather amusing, if not overdone--who doesn't get an occasional kick out of the sassy friend?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
+ Switching to decaf; but I dread repeating the withdrawal experience.
+ Times that I tripped and fell; these always make me laugh for some reason--especially if I caught someone else trying not to laugh at the time.
+ The novel I can't seem to finish; my inner critic keeps hiding my pens and dunking my computer in the tub.
On a typical Friday night I am
Destroying my kitchen or whatever corner of the gym I'm currently occupying--unless it's poker night, in which case I'm probably blowing the table up with some pre-flop raises...or cowering behind minimum bets. My affection for the cards is often unrequited. I've also surrendered to the hype and begun to play tennis, so that's an option, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I enjoy singing, but my talent for it is nonexistent. I'd be willing to trade some of my aptitude in other fields for a decent voice if I could guarantee that I'd be able to appreciate it.
You should message me if
You've been dying to know why I'm laughing at traffic. Those looking for fun, games, or jokes drier than your average jerky are welcome, too. I value any sustainable connection, be it friendship or something more intense.