burt_h
41 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Living and working in the Piedmont Avenue area of Oakland. I walk to work - best commute ever! I like to sing and play the guitar. I love going to see bands live, walking around Lake Merritt and Lake Temescal, going to movies, going out to eat with friends and would like to explore new restaurants.
What I’m doing with my life
I bury my face in Excel spreadsheets all day. I melt faces with loud music by night. I do a lot of graphic design stuff. It's fun, but I could use more training. I need to learn SQL.

Joined a gym and have a fitness routine now. It's kicking my ass, but it feels good in the long run. I've also gotten more interested in nutrition, and as a result, where food comes from :-P.
I’m really good at
Baking cookies, writing songs, karaoke, being a dork, making green smoothies, trivia night at the pub.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice.
My eyebrows.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: Most kinds. Prefer mom-and-pop over chains. B-Dama, Xyclo, Home Room, Dona Tomas, Pizzaialo, Sabuy Sabuy, Cactus, Southie, Toast, Lanesplitter, Rikyu, Burma Superstar, Cesar, Arizmendi, Cana, Sura, Zachary's, Spices 3, Jules Thin Crust, The Star, Cato's in Oakland. Ippuku, La Mediterranae, Ici, Crepes a-go-go in Berkeley. Chez Maman, Goat Hill Pizza, Spices 2, Eats, Birite Creamery, Smitten, Humphrey Slocombe, Pig and Pie, Dynamo Donuts, Katz Bagels, Cancun Taqueria, House of Pancakes (not ihop!), Canton Restaurant, Wood Charcoal Korean BBQ in SF. Santa Ramen in San Mateo. Spicy Town in Fremont.

Movies:
Office Space, Trainspotting, Gravity, Bladerunner, Up, The Avengers, The Matrix, Alien, Aliens, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, loudQUIETloud, Wings of Desire, Kiki's Delivery Service, Idiocracy, This is England, Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, American Pie, Tampopo, Serenity, Shall We Dance? (Japanese version).
Films and Music Videos directed by: Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley, JJ Abrams, Spike Jonze, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick, Kevin Smith, Christopher Nolan.

TV:
The Walking Dead, Louie, Colbert Report, Daily Show, Top Chef, Restaurant Impossible, Heroes (season one), Survivorman, BSG, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., No Reservations, River Monsters, Mystery Diagnosis, I Was Impaled!, Doomsday Preppers, Futurama, My Cat From Hell, Fringe, Through The Wormhole, The Universe, The Prisoner. Comedy Central, Science Channel, Food Network, the Insanity infomercial, Dogs 101.

Books:
by Malcolm Gladwell, Douglas Coupland, Kafka, Douglas Addams

Music:
90s emo and hardcore, 80s alternative. The Pixies, Jawbox, Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, Quicksand, Radiohead, The Smiths, Nada Surf, John Gorka, Michael Hedges, Chvrches, Ani Difranco, Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Deadguy, Snapcase, Ida, Belle and Sebastian, Fugazi, Jimmy Eat World, U2, 60's samba, Underworld, Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate, Peter Gabriel, Billy Nayer Show, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Missing Persons, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Cursive, Engine Down, The Velvet Teen, Pocket For Corduroy, Far, Lifetime, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Burning Airlines, Channels, Thorns Of Life, Florence and The Machine, DFA 1979, Blood Brothers, Red Fang, Phoenix, Surfer Blood, lots more....
The six things I could never do without
Food, music, AC, Internet, clean underwear, mah stories!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Alternative energy sources. Whether I should get a pet or not. Data. Song lyrics. Melodies. The mysteries of the universe. Cool inventions.
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying a break from work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm becoming more paranoid about sharing things on the Web these days. ***UPDATE 6/11/2013*** See all this NSA shit? I was right! But, I'm still online. derp!
You should message me if
These aren't musts by any means:
you feel like it.
to ask me whatever.
If you might want to grab a bite to eat.
You like the same stuff as me.
You think I'm attractive.
You don't secretly want to kill me or steal my identity.
You have cute pictures of your dog or cat to share.
You aren't trying to pimp your or your friends' band.
You agree that Facebook sucks for meeting people.
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