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My self-summary
To quote my 3rd grade autobiography, I'm "smart, weird, and funny."
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching. Coding. Teaching people how to code. Coding things that teach people. Any combo of those two words, and I'm pretty much a fan. :-)
I’m really good at
doing splits and making people scream "oWWWWW" when they see me jump into one. Best party trick.
The first things people usually notice about me
that I'm covered in charcoal from art class and my inherent inability to keep my charcoal on my paper and away from my skin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
* Anything by Isaac Asimov, especially the Robot Series.
* The Diamond Age: It's actually required reading at my work, but I read it before I joined.
* Short stories by Roald Dahl: They are seriously creepy.
* The Most Human Human by Brian Christian: It's about a guy trying to beat an AI bot at proving their humanity. I won't spoil it by telling you who won.
* How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie: I know it sounds completely douchey but its actually about empathy. And smiling. :-)

* Puff the Magic Dragon: ...which is like a significantly shorter version of the Diamond Age.

Current Pandora Stations:
* Avicii - Wake Me Up
* Arcade Fire
* Turtles - Wait So Long
Six things I could never do without
* quiche: Ever since my trip to Lyon, I have an eternal need for quiche. I am currently sampling all the quiche in SF to determine the best quiche. I like 'em cheesy, but not hammy.
* cartwheels: Sometimes I just really need to do a cartwheel, and nothing can hold me back. So I guess the better answer would be "my legs".
* doodling: If I'm in a meeting and don't have means to distract myself mechanically, I have to doodle. I'll draw on my hands, on the table, on whatever I can find. Anything to occupy my fingers.
* dark chocolate: Atleast 80%. None of this "60%" bullshit.
* the sun: Numerous times in my life, I've created a spreadsheet to determine my next place in life, and "weather" is always a column. I just can't live in a dark, dreary place; I need to feel the sun on my face atleast once a day. (I am a fan of @KarlTheFog though. He makes fog cool).
* my crushed ice maker: When I was a kid, I was so jealous of everyone with crushed ice makers in their fridge, and would eagerly pour myself a tall drink of sweet crushy ice. Well, now I finally have one, and I'M NOT GIVING IT UP.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Infinity. For three weeks in third grade, all I could think about was what happened before the big bang. And what happened before what happened before the big bang. It hurt so much to think about that, because no matter what I did, I couldn't wrap my head around the answer.
On a typical Friday night I am
sampling the local SF culture with my roommates - lately, that's often at drag shows, dance clubs, board game bars, improv comedy.
(The drag shows here are so good- they're actually funnier than the comedy shows. It's an under-appreciated art form.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm kind of afraid of people and that's probably why I do so many things that involve other people, because I'm constantly trying to get a better understanding of how people work.
You should message me if
...you want to drink exotic teas with our pinky fingers held high.

...you want to learn how to hula hoop.

...you have any etymological insights for me.

...you want to hit up one of the museum nights.

...you fancy a drink.
The two of us