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My self-summary
A friend of mine overheard me singing in the shower and ended up writing a web comic about the lyrics. The woman who works at my local frame shop said that I reminded her of a sea captain from the 1830s, but I think that I was meant to come into my prime during the 1950s.

The people I connect best with are bright, challenging, not-so-closeted goofballs.
What I’m doing with my life
When I was a kid, I wanted to build airplanes, but now I don't build airplanes, which is probably in the best interest of everyone involved.

Mostly I doodle on whiteboards and write some code. Also, I'm an ENTJ, so if you point me towards a 19th century army I would be happy to lead it into battle. Or I could be a stand-up comedian. Apparently, those are my two main career options.
I’m really good at
Making popcorn, cutting onions, acquiring onesies. Having a really high pain tolerance. One time I went into septic shock because I didn't realize my appendix had burst 4 days earlier.

In 4th grade, I won my local library's reading competition, and in 5th grade I won a geography bee, but I cheated during the semi-finals.

It was all downhill from there.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a scar on my right hand from when I helped a random guy push his car off the road during a flash flood in Houston.

NB: this really only applies to palm readers. Most people probably notice my laugh, which is boisterous and frequent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Road, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Anna Karenina, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Elegant Universe, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Robinson Crusoe, The Ancestor's Tale, Lord Of The Rings, A Walk Through Combinatorics, Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow, The Foundation Series, Necromancer, Brave New World, Swiss Family Robinson

Music: Bon Iver, Beirut, Tokyo Police Club, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys,
La Fouine, Phish, Binary, RATATAT, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, Gypsy & The Cat, U2, LCD Sound System, Matt and Kim, Passion Pit

Movies: Up In The Air, Hot Tub Time Machine, October Sky, A Time to Kill, The Maltese Falcon, The Sting, Braveheart, The Departed, American History X, Breach, 12 Angry Men, Hotel Rwanda, American Graffiti

TV: The Wire, Peep Show, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, Sherlock, That Mitchell and Webb Look, The West Wing
Six things I could never do without
my kindle, interesting tea, ice, smart friends, bikes, mars, backpacks with lots of pockets, overachieving.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether my writing skills are atrophying. Cooperative and noncooperative games. Whether society could survive without prison. Also privacy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe drinking beers at the top of a hill or on a roof. I love roofs.

Fun fact, rooves used to be the plural of roof, but modern vernacular has adopted roofs, so I'll stick with convention.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I call the Economist a newspaper and I have a mild obsession with trying out new sports.
You should message me if
You've read this far. Seriously, it takes 15 seconds, and maybe you get some crazy story out of it. Not because I'm crazy. I'm seriously not crazy. I mean, it's a spectrum, but I'm definitely probably on the not-crazy side of the spectrum.

Alternatively, you love to laugh, your friends would say you’re pretty smart, and you’d get on a tandem bicycle to explore the world…right now.
The two of us