herbaderp
30 Daly City, United States
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My self-summary
I like my women like I like my coffee: smart, ambitious, and good at conversation. I'm having a really hard time finding coffee.
What I’m doing with my life
What AM I doing with my life? Who am I? What is LIFE?

< /existential crisis>

I'm a software engineer (cliche!). Like every other douchebag in the Bay Area, I WORK HARD and PLAY HARDER, BRO. Except without the play part of it. Somehow I've actually taken negative vacation days since I moved up here.

I swim a lot. Was on a swim team as a kid, and kept it up. I also do Brazilian jiujitsu, which is something I only talk about 50 times a day. Besides those, I'm a certified Turbokick instructor (without a class).
I’m really good at
engineering. I think. Maybe just by comparison to other people. Sometimes I think that there's no such thing as an actual good engineer - just some engineers who are less bad than others.

I'm pretty good at choking people and breaking arms. Not "really" good, but better than most.

I make the best beef noodle soup you'll ever have. Not the best beef noodle soup I'll ever have though - that title belongs to my mom.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors I am fond of: Isaac Asimov, Brandon Sanderson, Harry Turtledove, Terry Pratchett, JK Rowling, Robert Jordan, George RR Martin, Jim Butcher, Patrick Rothfuss, Tamora Pierce, and lots of others.

Movies: I have watched Kung Fu Hustle at least once a year for the last 8 years, and am fairly proud of that fact. Other more recent movies I've enjoyed include Deadpool, most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (although Avengers 2 was kinda balls, sorry), The Imitation Game, Interstellar, and the new Star Wars.

Shows: Currently watching Agents of SHIELD, Brooklyn 99, Bojack Horseman, Silicon Valley. Those last two make me sad, though.

Music: I have two playlists on Spotify that I listen to all the time. One is called "metal ladies" and the other is called "Chinese pop." I'm not ashamed.

Food: If it were possible to be considered a connoisseur of greasy Asian comfort food, I'd be it. Anything soupy and noodle-y gets a thumbs-up from me. I also like Mediterranean food (I make a pretty kick-ass Greek salad - not the one with lettuce, a real one aka horiatiki), big fat juicy burgers, Mexican food, and pretty much anything else. I tend towards casual deliciousness over fancy fare, but I'm not opposed to getting all gussied up for a meal, either.
The six things I could never do without
1. Google
2. Facebook
3. Yelp
4. Wikipedia
5. Amazon
6. Stack Overflow
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Economic inconsistencies in star wars. How can there possibly be so many desert planets in a galaxy where every stormtrooper has a standard issue blaster which has the energy of a nuclear reactor inside of it?

Sometimes I also think about normal person things.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing jiujitsu, karaoking with my coworkers, and then devouring an order of fried chicken.
You should message me if
you live every week like it's shark week.
you believe that Berenstein Bears does not have an 'A' in it.

Also, if you know how to get some decent fried zucchini in the Bay area.
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