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My self-summary
What am I looking for? A seed. If you are looking to lockdown and start building the white picket fence you and I are already off on the wrong foot. I've got too much that I still want to do. If you are bored, lonely, or new to the city and want to see a show or check some event hit me up. I'm a pretty low pressure person sometimes to a fault(my last long term girlfriend asked me to ask her for her phone number)

I was born in rural Pennsylvania, but have lived in the city for 6 years. Sometimes I miss having a forest in my backyard.

I am a recovering roamer. Prior to settling in Philly, I travelled full time as a consultant, tried my hand at long distance hiking, and drifted around the country in my car.

Right now I live in a funky 3rd floor walkup in Fairmount with my old lady beagle. Weather permitting I try to use my bike as my primary mode of transportation.
What I’m doing with my life
I am software engineer. If you are into what I do it will sound awesome. If you aren't it will sound very boring.

I am big into online communities and collaborative creation. I am an active member of github, reddit, and stackoverflow(though I don't tweet for some reason).

I play a lot of obscure board games and so do all my friends.

I play pool seriously and competitively. I'm generally practicing Saturday and Sunday afternoon, but I'm flexible when brunch is involved.

I am obsessed with politics foreign and domestic. I almost always vote blue but I can see nuance and value in a number of conservative policies. Its not important to me that you love politics, but if that sort of thing bothers you...
I’m really good at
Pool(obviously.) I can touch type 100 words per minute.

I have a mean ping pong game.

I can walk very long distances(seriously ask my dog I drag her out for minimum of 2 miles every morning).

I've played guitar for 18 years. I can pass for good if you don't know anything about guitar. So whatever I still like to play.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a beard unless I don't then if you know me its that startling lack of beard that will catch your eye.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read ... a lot. Fiction, Non-Fiction, reference I hit them all. I just threw down Crime and Punishment after 250 pages. Sorry Fyodr. My running list that I can remember 1776, Geek Sublime, Crime and Punishment, GEB, Chaos, and The Information.

Music? Super important that you like music, but chances are we'll never experience genre mesh. A guy can hope.
Jazz - Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Yusef Lateef.
Bass Legends - Larry Graham, Mingus, Stanley Clark.
Punk Rock - The Damned, Bad Religion, Bad Brains
Talking heads, Gang Of Four, Richard Hell, Bowie, Tom Waits, Magnetic Fields.... the list goes on and on.

Other than that I am pretty big into metal, hip/hop, folk, and country.

I am not a big TV person, but I am up to date on Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire. I also watch the Daily Show ... on a weekly basis.

In summary, I love Errol Morris documentaries and the last 3 movies I watched were Akira, Chronicle, and Jodorowsky's Dune
The six things I could never do without
Laptop, Pool Cue, Bike, Chromecast, Internet, one quality chef's knife.
I spend a lot of time thinking about


How you can add two clouds together and get one cloud.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am week to week so this one is hard to pin down. I really like the idea of inviting a friend(s) to a sufficiently distant gastropub and riding my bike there for a beer and dinner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly hope to find someone on here who is 100% enemy. That and I enjoy schlocky 90's country music.
You should message me if
You are outdoorsy.
You are inquisitive.
You think you are right.
You can agree to disagree.
You are not ridiculous
Lies! you are ridiculous