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My self-summary
Eclecticly awesome, fine arts trained, human-type person. I sometimes put others' needs first, but I'm working on it. Mountains > Beaches. Roadtrips with audiobooks, get-togethers with close friends, used bookstores - these things replenish my soul.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working with a great team to bring the latest and greatest games to a console near you. Away from work I'm learning the ins and outs of turning leather into belts, bags, and other nifty items.
I’m really good at
Remembering how to get places I've only been once. Keeping metaphorical plates spinning. Asking questions (sometimes!)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a good listener. And when I know a subject, I'm a very good teacher.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All these in no particular order:
Books: Schismatrix, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, After the Ice, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Hackers by Steven Levy, Neuromancer, The Graveyard Book, The Count of Monte Christo

Movies: I've seen 75 of the AFI's top 100, and a great many that would never make any top lists! I love movies and hosting movie nights for friends (I was an RTF major for some time) and appreciate good stories no matter what era they were made. The movies I like are too numerous to list, but my favorite movie is Blade Runner, which I own in all sorts of formats, and my favorite documentary is Ken Burn's Civil War, which I watch maybe once a year.

The TV has returned from storage, but I still steer clear of broadcast channels, not a sports fan at all, but I don't put them down. Spent (wasted?) a few hours watching Arrow, Flash, Transparent, House of Cards, and more. Looking forward to the next season of Attack on Titan, and I'll easily get sucked into any half decent documentary.

News I usually get from NPR, BBC radio and Bloomberg's website, and after having not watched local and national news networks for quite a while, they now seem incredibly sensationalist and fear mongering, so I don't waste my time with them.

Music: Like everyone else, "I like everything". It's mostly true. As a kid I listened to what my parents listened to, Country music (think Texas Swing, Classic and Outlaw Country) and Oldies from the 50s and 60s. My older sisters' music from the 80s made an impression that stuck. In high school my friends introduced me to Classic Rock, after high school I listened to anything that came into reach and these days I enjoy seeing what the music algorithms can find for me. I like singing, and enjoy karaoke (only with friends so far!)

Food: I'd like to say I enjoy trying new things food-wise, but that's just not true. It is an effort for me to not choose a default favorite when eating out, but I do sometimes make the effort!
Six things I could never do without
1. My friends
2. Library Access
3. Southwest Colorado
4. My family
5. Good mentors
6. Books... honestly this should be much higher in the list.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Outer space, prehistoric humans, where to find a good pizza. How I got to now. How Lego designers iterate. What living life well means. What my younger self would think of how life has gone, what I would say to that kid.
On a typical Friday night I am
Projects, dinner with friends, movie nights, reading, studying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a Texas shaped birthmark.
You should message me if
Just message me already, you've got questions, I've got answers.
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