32Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I love to move. I'm not terribly picky, but running, throwing a frisbee, hiking, biking, dancing like an idiot when no one else is home, or just bouncing in place all push my happy buttons.

I can be a bit of a homebody, but that's more habit than inclination. Beer and a wandering conversation at a local brewery are welcome any time.

I tend to focus on function rather than form in my everyday life, but can meander through a good art museum for hours.

I write in short, choppy sentences, with lots of comma splices. You might have noticed this already.
What I’m doing with my life
Playing ultimate, hanging out with friends, and writing code.
I’m really good at
Teaching. I'm happiest when disassembling a complex idea for people and helping them put it back together.

Learning. Usually by talking to myself as if I were a student. It's a bit odd, but it works for me.

Managing people, speaking to large audiences, and navigating workplace politics. If you had told me in high school that one day I'd be even mildly competent at any of the above I'd have called you a liar.
The first things people usually notice about me
The red, I mean purple, I mean orange, I mean blue, I mean pink, I mean purple mohawk, definitely the mohawk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cat's Cradle, or just about anything Vonnegut
The Hitchhikers Guide Pseudo-Trilogy
Anything by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Brian Greene, Richard Dawkins, Oliver Sacks, Robert Sapolsky, Chris Hedges, Isaac Asimov, or Tom Stoppard.
I haven't had a great deal of time for my own reading lately, which makes me sad.

Amelie, I <3 Huckabies, Firefly, Damages, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, Orange is the New Black, Sideways, How It's Made, Good Eats, Bones, most Oscar bait.
Anything Miyazaki or Coen Brothers.

OPB just about constantly. A Prairie Home Companion, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, Car Talk, and Radiolab are favorites.
Music-wise, pretty much anything but mainstream country.
Lately a lot of Beastie Boys, Justice, Soul Coughing, and Aaron Copeland.

Home cooked anything, with the exception of fish (to which I'm allergic), and eggplant (which is gross).
I love Thai food and sushi, but the fish allergy denies me most of my old favorites.
Six things I could never do without
Good beer
An interesting problem to ponder
New things to learn
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time sitting and letting my mind wander through subjects by way of tenuous connections until someone or something yanks me back to reality. This tends to generate a number of in-jokes funny only to myself. Occasionally I forget this and expect other people to 'get it'. I apologize in advance.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home reading a book. Out getting a beer with friends. Playing board games. In the car on the way to a tournament. Lost in solving whatever puzzle I've gotten my head tangled up in that week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am currently in a polyamorous relationship with robyntheslug.
You should message me if
You play ultimate or think it sounds fun to try. You want someone to go on last minute hikes in the gorge with.

They can take your Oxford comma when they pry it from your cold, dead hands.

You're down with the NPPP.

You want to get together and smash the kyriarchy.
The two of us