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My self-summary
I'm never sure what to write in self summaries. I guess I would consider my self pretty down to earth. I try to see the good in people and understand them better. I have a small group of close friends that I've kept in pretty close contact with even as we've all been separated by distance but I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things and activities. I'm usually quiet at first, but once you get to know me I don't shut up.
What I’m doing with my life
I've got a degree in web design and am putting it to use at a IT non-profit association in Downers Grove doing design and content management. Its a cool job where I get to wear a lot of hats metaphorically and literally.

The people I work with got me into running so I've been doing that. It gives me the time to catch up on podcasts.
I recently ran The Shamrock Shuffle 8k in the city. I hadn't run that long continuously before and didn't think I had it in me but once I got going I just never stopped. It was an awesome feeling.

I've also found myself wanting to learn new things since I've been out of school but since I just paid off my student loan I'm in no hurry to get another one. So instead I've been using the internet to find free courses here and there on things that interest me like astronomy, gamification and programming.

I'm in the market for a recreational indoor soccer league for me and my friend to join. Its something to do in the winter when its too cold to run outside. So if you know of a laid back league, let me know.
I’m really good at
I'm great at talking hypotheticals and somehow linking any two topics together by talking long enough.

I'm good at getting lost in wikipedia for hours learning about alge blooms or something completely unrelated to why I was there in the first place.

I'd say I'm good at constantly giving friends at work random unsolicited science and space facts I've read recently.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm a naturally thin guy. Eating like a vacuum doesn't do much. I guess my metabolism is just too amazing at doing its job.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have giant library of fiction, science fiction and some graphic novels. I'm usually ordering a few books a month from amazon. I've just started getting into some biographies and science and economics related books. A few books I've finished recently: The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns by John Green. Also, American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

There really is way too many. Here are a bunch off the top of my head that I like. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Star Trek movies, The Avengers, The Cornetto Trilogy, The Alien movies, Garden State, Wish I Was Here, Once, Pitch Perfect, Across The Universe. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was really good. Gravity too.

Fringe, Doctor Who, Torchwood, House of Cards, Sherlock, Orphan Black, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, 24, Star Trek, Community, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Parks And Rec, Game of Thrones, Scrubs, Cosmos, Person Of Interest, The Universe, Bones, random stuff on PBS, etc

the pillows, Lillies and Remains, Straightener, The Kills, Empires, The Dead Weather, Do Make Say Think, The Shins, Ronald Jenkees, Cage The Elephant, Spitalfield]], Two Door Cinema Club, C418, Chipzel, Broken Bells, Grouplove, Sufjan Stevens

I listen to quite a few podcasts as well: This American Life, The Skeptics Guide To The Universe, NPR Intelligence Squared Debate, Freakonomics Radio, Planetary Radio, Science Fridays, TED Radio Hour, Giantbomb Cast, The Story Collider

pumpkin log, thai food, bacon.
Update: a friend introduced me to a place in the city that sells the best Puerto Rican food not made by my grandma and I can't stop driving an hour into the city just to eat there.
Six things I could never do without
My niece & nephew, friends, internet, books, family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a lot weird stuff. Like the heat death of the universe, if time is cyclical, or the technological singularity. Sometimes I think about normal stuff like zombies, buying a huge telescope, picking a color to paint my house, peoples motivations and why they do the things they do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Driving too far to see movies in theaters with recliners, playing cards against humanity, late night video games with friends, reading, finding people to play extremly long and complicated board games with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been known to do math for fun.
You should message me if
If you have a great sense of humor.
If you want to go to an Adler After Dark event some time.

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