25 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a bit of a musician and a techie.
If I'm not listening music or playing my guitars, I'm messing around on the computer or playing a video game with friends. You could call me a nerd (my love of science and sci-fi culture would help make that case) but I'm definitely not your stereotypical, socially-inept geek. I prefer to be a very social and engaging person, equally concerned with where I'm partying this weekend as well as when the next episode of Doctor Who premieres.

I can party pretty hard, and don't take things too seriously. I love going out into the city to do things, and can get pretty stir-crazy when cooped up for too long. I'd love to meet people who have similar interests as me, and love being spontaneous and exciting. I'm a very simple person, and I try to be candid and forthcoming with everyone I know. There's never hidden feelings or ulterior motives, and what you see is what you get.

I LOVE DOGS. Dogs are awesome.
I think I'm going mad because I haven't spent significant time around dogs lately. If you have/love dogs you are automatically a cool person.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a student at Illinois Tech (IIT) working toward an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. I'm probably going to be going for a graduate degree in social work or a related field, and I hope to work as part of a school or family-centered social work practice.
I’m really good at
Over-analyzing things and playing instruments (mostly electric guitar). I'm also a great listener, and often find myself playing therapist for many of my friends. I like to think I'm pretty smart as well, and my Mensa membership can help back that claim up.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a very energetic, animated, and goofy person. I try to put all of my energy into everything I do, even if it's just a conversation or socializing. That usually means the first thing people notice is how loud I can be when I'm hanging out with friends.

That, or my ostentatious denim vest complete with band patches (see: 80's heavy metal fashion).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV shows I'm into: Top Gear (UK), The IT Crowd, Q.I., Big Fat Quiz, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Torchwood, Black Books (can you tell I enjoy British programs?), Community, Archer, Leverage, Psych, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Alphas, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, all of the Stargate series, Mythbusters, The Daily Show, and my absolute favorite has to be Metalocalypse.

Movies: The Die Hard series (and virtually everything Bruce Willis has starred in), District 9, the Alien series, Star Wars series, anything with Indiana Jones, Snatch, Animal House, Resevoir Dogs, any of the Marvel superhero movies, Inception, and at this point I might as well stop and just say anything featuring action/suspense/sci-fi/comedy. Overall I'm a huge cinephile and I'll watch just about anything.

Music: Anything on the heavier side of rock. Metal, classic metal, thrash metal, etc. Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dethklok, and Lamb of God are my typical go-to bands.
Classics like Hendrix, Zeppelin, Clapton, Van Halen, and all the other gods of rock are all favorites as well. All that said, I like other genres (harder bands from punk or rock) and I do enjoy quite a bit of electronic and dubstep. Excision, Datsik, Deadmau5, Glitch Mob frequently find themselves in my usual rotation. Bluesy rock related stuff is also a definite interest, and I've been hard at work learning to play the drums to a good number of songs by the Black Keys. I'll also break from my norm to enjoy some classical music and soundtrack work. Video game and movie soundtracks are often incredibly well done (#MartinO'Donnell #HansZimmer).

Food: I'm up for trying anything once, and there's not one particular style or dish that I stick with.

Books: I don't get around to reading anything except scientific journals anymore, but anything sci-fi or fantasy I typically enjoy. Things like World War Z, Watchmen (and other graphic novels), and novels from the Halo video game series. I do also enjoy novels that present scientific or academic topics in informal manners. Deborah Tannen's That's Not what I Meant! and Malcom Gladwell's Blink are two very interesting, very easy to read novels on sociological principles that affect our everyday lives. My favorite story of all time, however, has to be Homer's Odyssey.

Video Games: Nothing too specific, I'll play just about anything. Halo, Kingdom Hearts, old PS2 games, Minecraft, Slender, TF2, etc.

And because I have no idea how to categorize it, I very much enjoy the web comics of Andrew Hussie- specifically Homestuck (and the soundtracks that go with it).
The six things I could never do without
My guitar(s)
An iPod (or other portable music player)
A computer
Cold weather
Deep, intelligent conversations
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I appear to and affect others, science, music, social justice, and what mechanisms and forces drive the social interactions of myself and those around me. Sorry, I'm a bit of a sociology nerd.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out and hanging with friends at something like the movies, a bar, or a party. Though I equally enjoy (and often prefer) spending a nice intimate evening in with someone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm actually pretty bad at getting out there and meeting people. I can be overly self-conscious and self-critical and I find it hard to ease up and relax when meeting people in an informal setting. In general, I'm way more comfortable and confident when others approach me.
You should message me if
If you, like me, enjoy discussing the modern portrayal of time travel theories in TV shows as much as you like rocking out at concerts or having a few drinks at a party. If you enjoy going out to museum equally with staying in and geeking out to a new TV series, I think we'd get along pretty well!

And if I seem interesting to you, you should definitely message me. I never turn down the opportunity to have a conversation.