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My self-summary
Hey -- Thanks for checking out my profile!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I like some stuff, I don't like other stuff. See how much we have in common? I think we just became best friends. Let's go do some karate in the garage.

I'm an ISTJ, if you're into that stuff. I'm an introvert, but I'll keep up my end of the conversation, not just by talking, but by listening and asking questions too. Imagine that! Or more appropriately, how do you feel about that?

I love good conversation. It's essential, really. I love the times when you talk until midnight, and then you're just getting started.

All of my friends make me laugh. I'm only a comedy genius to myself, but if I could find someone whose Venn diagram of laughs overlapped mine by a little, that'd be great!

I live in Edmonds. Yeah, you're probably not going to walk or bike up here, but it's not a bad drive from Seattle. Around 20 minutes. And when you get here, there is a roller skating rink, a ferry, a family fun center, and root beer store. Edmonds has got it going on!

Please keep reading...it just keeps getting better!
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I'm an electrical engineer. Other than that, I spend time with friends and family, play golf and softball, run, walk, swim, watch DVDs from Netflix, listen to music, sing loudly in the car (or in a rare karaoke appearance), stare at my unplayed guitars, think that it would be fun to draw and paint (but thinking is as far as I get), research artificial sweeteners, read Wikipedia and IMDB, floss my teeth (at least what I tell my dentist), and attempt to maintain parallelism. I just learned how to snowboard in December of 2011, and have been really into that ever since. Even more recently, I bought a bike. I heard that bicycling is a thing in Seattle so I thought I'd try it. Fortunately, riding a bike is just like riding a bike...I didn't forget!

I took a 5 year sidetrack in my life a while ago to go back to school to get my masters in teaching. It was my lifelong dream to teach math. I started Western's program in 2004, finished my grad-level classes by summer of 2005, but then had 8 math classes I had to take, *beyond* my undergrad engineering math, to get endorsed to teach math for middle and high school. It took me 3 years of working and taking classes in the evenings and afternoons, until finally I finished and was able to student teach in January 2009. I made it until late March and realized it wasn't for me. HA! You've got to laugh at life when stuff like that happens, because otherwise you'll cry.

It probably wasn't the best idea to get placed in a middle school wrangling 7th and 8th graders. It's a really entertaining age, but teaching there is exhausting -- like herding cats on caffeine pills! I still like the idea of having a career where I help people on a daily basis, but not if it means killing myself in the process. Teaching is hard!
I’m really good at
Hitting softballs, shooting rubber bands, and procrastinating. Staying up later than I should. Breaking out in song when something reminds me of a lyric. I am NOT really good at singing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've had a few people tell me that I have really good social skills for an engineer. I'll take it as a compliment, I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ender's Game,I am Legend,Never Cry Wolf,Brave New World, IT, Desperation, Brain Rules, The Time Machine,Freakonomics,Catcher in the Rye,Lord of the Rings,The Little Prince,The Watchmen. I also just read the Hunger Games books recently. Not "favorites", but entertaining.

Movies: This is Spinal Tap,Remains of the Day,Star Wars,LOTR,About a Boy,Terminator,Bladerunner,Office Space,Idiocracy,The Lost Boys, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception,Gattaca, Interstellar, Before Sunset, Serenity. Wes Anderson stuff is pretty good. I'm on Netflix, and there are tons of other movies I like, but this gives you some idea. I'm a sucker for Sci-fi movies. I also *love* everything Will Ferrell is involved in...Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, Anchorman, Blades of Glory, and Kicking and Screaming, among others.

TV: Supernatural, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, South Park, The Simpsons, 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Seinfeld, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Food: cheese,beer,steak,mexican food,spicey chicken teriaki thai, dark chocolate. I enjoy going to wine tasting and beer festivals, but I'm not really that picky about either. My two favorite beers are Pilsner Urquel and Lagunitas IPA.

Music: Radiohead,Led Zeppelin,Opeth,Vangelis,Placebo,RHCP,80's,Jim Croce,Gordon Lightfoot,Metallica,Neil Diamond,Air Supply,Journey,Vampire Weekend,Chris Isaak,The Cars,Miles Davis,The Doors,Chill out and electronic music,The Beatles,The Flaming Lips,90's grunge, M83, movie soundtracks ( film scores), 107.7, Muse, Of Monsters And Men, First Aid Kit, Air Conditioner, Newspaper Duvet, One-Toed Sloth,Lumineers, Florence + the Machine, Sia, Grouplove, Boards of Canada. I try to have music on whenever possible, find new stuff, and try not to be snobby. I mean, I've seen Air Supply three times at the EQC. I can't judge anyone. That being said, if you haven't heard the new Roomful of Socks album and/or didn't think it was life-changing, I will definitely judge you. Let's got to a show, or sit around and make playlists together!
Six things I could never do without
1. Good beer (or bad beer, really. I'm not picky.)
2. Cold cereal (or hot cereal. For the love of god -- NOT tepid cereal!!!)
3. Music
4. Paper products! Towels, tissues, paper -- Despite the environmental guilt, I love them all!
5. My Timex Ironman digital watch...even though I have no intention of ever doing an Ironman Triathlon, or even any part of an Ironman, probably. It's an ugly watch, but very practical!
6. Exercise. No, I'm not doing an Ironman, and I have no intention of going to a gym, but I'm not slothful. Golf, softball, snowboarding, walking, yard games, etc -- I like to be up moving around, playing, and doing fun active things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell I'm doing with my life. How to find more time in the day to do all of the things I want to do. How to improve my life. How to be a better friend and person. How to be happier and more content. How to be healthier and improve wellness. How to be better to the environment. How to improve my productivity at work. (This reads like track 7 from OK Computer.) Girls. How to improve the Seattle Mariners. How to escape the rat race. How disappointed I will be when I find more grammatical mistakes in my profile.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having some drinks at a friend's or at a bar. Home alone watching a movie. Plotting to take over the world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's become part of my bed time routine that I have a little solo dance party in my boxers while I'm getting ready for bed. It's basically the worst dancing you could imagine.
You should message me if
If you love fun! Or if you just like fun. But if you hate fun, then don't write. Don't do it!

Actually, fun-haters probably have something interesting to say. Or are funny, in a sarcastic way. So, you can write too.

Damn, that includes everyone. I guess just everyone (er, *female* everyones) should write to me.
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