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My self-summary
I'm usually pretty laid back, but give me the right topic and you'll see the fire in my eyes. I'm very much at home in the unconventional and avant-garde side of life. I think that smart is almost always sexy. I'm an intellectual, but not a snob. I take silliness very seriously, and seriousness very sillily. Silllily? Sillily. Clocks are my mortal enemies. Sincerity and open-mindedness are essential, and a sense of humor is everything.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on a PhD in physics. Learning some pretty nifty things about the universe that have zero relevance to everyday life.

Hanging out with friends, watching copious amounts of Netflix, reading 20 books at the same time (literally, and literaturely), and generally enjoying life.
I’m really good at
Listening. I like to hear what people have to say. Seeing only one point of view is boring and dangerous. So, tell me something!

Overthinking. The world is like an onion. If you peel back enough of the layers, it'll make you cry. They say chewing gum helps...

Bringing people to the verge of laughter. You can only lead a horse to water... Don't be like that horse.

Getting lost. I once went to find a bathroom and ended up walking across a highway and an active construction site on the way. True story. Never ask me for directions unless you want a good story of your own :P
The first things people usually notice about me
It's weird, but people say my eyelashes all the time.

Less tangibly, it's my sense of humor. I'm a huge dork and you're gonna love it. Also, legend has it I'm pretty easy to talk to. But I, for one, never listen to rumors.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
If you like reading lists... oh boy, do I have a treat for you! That said, I'll try not to make this go on forever.

Finnegans Wake, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Franny & Zooey, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, Ender's Game, ...

RA Salvatore, HP Lovecraft, Philip K Dick, Jeanette Winterson.

Mulholland Drive, Eyes Wide Shut, Donnie Darko, The Fountain, The Cooler, Vanilla Sky, Nowhere, Beetlejuice, Videodrome, Primer, The Salton Sea, Alice in Wonderland (old Disney version), Dark City, Brick, My Dinner with Andre, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Kiss Kiss Bang-Bang, Evil Dead, The Big Kahuna, Clerks, ...

David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Gregg Araki, Harmony Korine, and Darren Aronofsky.

The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, X-Files, Arrested Development, Black Books, Law and Order (all of them), Home Movies, Invader Zim, Dexter, Death Note, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, ...

Sonata Arctica, Garbage, Radiohead, Metaform, System of a Down, Gorillaz, The Raveonettes, Gram Rabbit, Cocteau Twins, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Marina and the Diamonds, CocoRosie, Zero 7, Portishead, Grimes, Timber Timbre, Queens of the Stone Age, Hooverphonic, The Legendary Pink Dots, The Bird and the Bee, ...

Mr. Show, Tim and Eric, Whitest Kids You Know, Upright Citizens Brigade, Monty Python, Mitchell and Webb, Eddie Izzard.

Alan Watts, Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson.
Six things I could never do without
- Lots and lots of bookmarks.
- The moon. Ah-ooooo!
- Hearty laughter. Ho ho ho.
- That first sip of cold water after a workout.
- A million and one open browser tabs.
- The barely-contained insanity of Mr. Nicolas Cage.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Witty retorts. Eye-rolling be damned, a sharp mind is a happy mind!

Symbolism, patterns, language, how everything is related under the hood. Any and all things philosophy.

Zen, the eternal now, and being present.

Negative space and reading between the lines.

How to think in 10 dimensions. My brains hurt...

Would I follow the white rabbit? What's he so late for anyway?

What if people were less alienated from each other on a busy city street? Sociology and the theory of social interaction and organization.

Seeing the big picture. And then, trying to find Waldo in it. He's slippery, that one...
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about, or movies and Chinese food with friends.

Or if I'm too tired, I'll focus my chi and become one with my couch. Then Netflix it up.

But sometimes I'm stuck inside, grading papers or trying to solve the universe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If left completely to my own devices, I become nocturnal.

I began to appreciate trees a lot more once I started thinking of them as giant fractal monsters.
You should message me if
... you're hopelessly and incurably silly.

... you dig 60s slang? Groovy.

... you want to go outside at night and pretend we're on the dark side of the moon.

... you mix all your metaphors on purpose.

... you think we have similar taste in stuff and/or things.

... you appreciate the awesomeness of Too Many Cooks.

... this guy thinks you're neat!

... you feel like saying "hey," preferably followed by an assortment of other words and phrases.
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