30 Bellingham, United States
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My self-summary
After receiving degrees in political science and economics from Boston University in 2007, I moved back here to my hometown of Bellingham.
What I’m doing with my life
I've spent the last five years working for a health insurance company.
I’m really good at
Competitive trivia. I was on a state champion Knowledge Bowl team in high school, and in college I was the top scorer at a national pop culture trivia tournament. I've auditioned for "Jeopardy!" twice but haven't been called up yet.

In addition, I'm pretty good at pencil-and-paper logic puzzles (sudoku, slitherlink, LITS, and the like) and cryptic crossword puzzles (a British crossword variant where each clue contains both a straight definition and wordplay).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite movies: "Annie Hall" and "Casablanca" are top two; "Broadcast News", "Bananas", "Knocked Up", "Fight Club", "Dr. Strangelove", and "Orange County" are also up there.

Favorite books: It's hard to say, but "Catch-22", "Lolita", and "Portnoy's Complaint" are all contenders. Also, the works of Douglas Adams, and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in particular, were very dear to me as a gawky teen.

Favorite shows: Currently on the air, "Mad Men" or possibly "Archer" or "Doctor Who". Ever, "The Mary Tyler Show", "Arrested Development", "NewsRadio", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", and of course classic era "Simpsons".
The six things I could never do without
Netflix, TiVo, comedy podcasts, hot water, my parents, and cheese fries at the Horseshoe.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Puzzles, specifically of the MIT Mystery Hunt variety. I dream of someday writing and running a puzzle hunt of my own.

I also spend a surprising amount of my day thinking about time travel, and specifically, if it were to exist, the most ethical/least disruptive way to either improve history or enrich myself personally.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a DVD and reading on the Internet, or perhaps watching a bad movie and playing video games with friends. (I'm rather hoping to change this, hence signing up for the site.)
You should message me if
You're interested in seeing a movie and talking about it over a German-style board game or maybe some burgers.