I have a comfortable and mostly stable life and that's usually how I like things to be. I'm open to new experiences and adventures but I'm not always quick to seek them out.
I love to learn new things and understand how things work so that makes me a bit of a nerd. I'm hesitant to label myself that becuase people get the wrong impression. I just happen to know a lot about how things like micro processors and the Internet works. That knowledge has provided me with a good career and it is very interesting to me but it doesn't define me. I don't fit the rest of the nerd/geek stereotype mold very well.
Music is a big part of my life. I always have a backlog of new music to listen to. I like to work on my own projects sometimes which are mostly post-rock because I couldn't write a traditional song to save a baby kangaroo's life. Sorry little baby kangaroo. I will avenge your death. Who kills a baby kangaroo because someone won't write them a song? That's fucked up.
I am very interested in current/world events and have strong political opinions. I would describe myself as a progressive in the old sense of the word. I'm definitely rooted in liberal principals but I'm very pragmatic.
I love to read for entertainment and education. I'm a casual sports fan mostly NBA and Formula 1. I'd like to travel more in the future. I've been to Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland so far.
That’s partly why I’m here to meet some interesting new people. For some reason in this area people tend to stick together with their little groups and are not very inclusive of strangers so it’s hard to meet new people. I spent some time in California a few years ago and I was shocked how much more friendly and inclusive people were out there. In the first week I met more random strangers there than I have my entire life here. If I could drop everything and move I would but unfortunately it’s not that easy once you already have roots in a region.
My career is very nerdy and obscure so I'll spare you the details. Usually when someone asks me what I do for a living I just say that I do stuff, then other stuff happens, then I go home. The important part is I'm very lucky to have a career doing work that interests me and I enjoy doing.
Well timed absurd/random/witty remarks
Game of Thrones & Dark Tower are my favorites series. I like bad pulpy zombie novels. I read a lot of non-fiction these days mostly history, politics, science, and biographies.
The movie that had the biggest impact on me is Synechode, NY. I've seen it at least 3 times and I'm still not sure I understand it but I really want to. I tend to like quirky indie movies about strange people or comedies with lots of dick jokes.
Peep Show, Shameless, Veep, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit, Wilfred, Arrested Development, Newsroom.
Indian, Thai, Japanese are my top choices if I'm eating out. I'm not very picky about food and like to try new things. I like pie a lot. Ice cream is a perfectly acceptable meal now and again.
Broken Social Scene, Destroyer, Flaming Lips, Do Say Make Think, Mercury Program, Radiohead, Peaking Lights, Iron & Wine, Explosions In The Sky, Maps & Atlases, Appleseed Cast, Pavement, The Jicks, Decemberists, Wolf Parade, Pink Floyd, Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, MGMT, Long Winters, 3nd, Grizly Bear, American Analog Set, Wild Nothing, Beach House, The Shins, Soul Coughing, Sea & Cake, Rural Alberta Advantage, Real Estate, Beach Fossils.
6) Summer in New England (as much as I hate the winter here it does make me appreciate the summer so much more)
Making lists in my head of things I want to learn more about
What record should I listen to next
Is it too late for coffee?
You want to help me bring Carl Sagan back to life using bio engineering or perhaps magic.
You need a partner fighting off the zombie apocalypse and are willing to overlook my possible role in accidentally starting it.
Your interests include magnets or you looked forward to doing long division in math class.
You want to do science. We could get a chemistry set.
You want to build scale model airplanes in a very poorly ventilated room.