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My self-summary
Disclaimer: I hate the okcupid app. This thing about locals and deciding if you like them or not off of a pic was the reason I joined okcupid and not something sleazy like Tinder but now it's going that direction. How are you supposed to decide if you like someone without reading a profile? Just ranting... probably not the best intro to my "essay," but maybe worth saying because if you agree with this we'd probably get along all the better. Moving on...

Since moving to Seattle I've found I really like it, but everything is more fun when doing it with someone else. I should probably start off by saying that I'm more looking for someone to explore the city with than anything else. I did move here with a friend, but there are some things that are best suited for dates - I'd like to check out some shows (music or comedy or whatever), visit new restaurants (there seems to be a lot of nice ones around here) or go to the aquarium and museum. Stuff like that. And if you are from around here you probably know of some cool stuff to do that I wouldn't otherwise have ever heard of. I also like to hang out at dive bars... that's almost an ideal first date for me because it's so relaxed. But I should mention up-front that I am mostly looking for new friends. I am totally open to dating but that's where I'd like to start, and honestly, I don't think relationships that don't start with friendship work as well anyway.

Instead of trying to turn this into a cleverly worded set of paragraphs, here's a list of what you should know about me:

I hate trying to choose a username for websites
I have a dark sense of humor
I love awkward situations
I make friends easily
I am overly honest
When I want to relax, I prefer to do it at a bar, or just walk around getting lost on purpose
I hate Fridays, there's just too many stupid people out
I like almost any movie; from V for Vendetta to Cars to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
I get along really well with shy or creative types. By creative I don't really mean artists, just people who see the world a bit differently than most others
I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, but I don't care if you are
I'm new to the area, I live in Belltown now and have been really liking it but I tend to walk up towards Queen Anne or Capitol Hill a lot

That's enough for now, if you have any questions you know how to get a hold of me :)
What I’m doing with my life
I wish that there was an easy answer to this question. I know what I *have* been doing, I started my career quite early. It's been awhile now, and after being in the same field for so long I'm sort of evaluating if I want to move forward with it or mix it up. I love learning and always moving forward. Luckily, the world is a big place with a lot to learn and a lot to explore...
I’m really good at
Forgetting which color of Jelly Belly I just ate even though I just looked at it

Keeping any promises or commitments I make, no matter what

Cooking (No not like just following some online recipe, I like to have fun with it)

Anything technology related - I was the six year old that was helping my parents program their VCR and it just kept going from there - nowadays if I get bored enough I've been known to make an iPhone app for the heck of it

Getting along with dogs
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I'm oddly comfortable to talk to. I'll strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone. I talk to strangers like I've known them my entire life. I've never had a bad reaction to this but it does throw people off sometimes, I end up hearing a few too many life stories...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There's just too many... (I mostly work from home and I like to watch stuff in the background) Shows: Doctor Who, Dexter, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, American Horror Story, Sherlock, The Killing, Damages, Archer, uh I could do this all day so I'm just going to stop.
Six things I could never do without
Not in order:

1) Friends and other people I care about
2) Laptop (so I can work)
3) Cellphone (I suck at directions, I need a GPS)
4) Traveling
5) My amazing ability to make lists of exactly six things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present and how it relates to my future. People I miss after moving. Also a lot of little things, sometimes I stare at a reflection on a counter thinking about how long it took for it to get the light to get here and pass through the glass of water then bounce back to me so I can see it. There's plenty of tiny things to think about that I believe most take for granted, or just walk by without giving a second thought. Yeah, I'm kind of a nerd like that...
On a typical Friday night I am
Avoiding nightclubs and seeking out a relaxed bar full of regulars. Or staying in and watching some downloaded TV shows while failing at trying to be productive.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A lot of the time when I get lost in thought it's having an imaginary conversation with someone I know. Then come a week later when I actually see that friend in person I don't know if I already told them the story I'm about to say or if it was one of my daydreams

Let me add another... I kind of want to meet up with someone from okcupid that's a 0% match and a 100% enemy to see how accurate this site is. What's the worst that could happen? A friendly debate? (I don't argue)
You should message me if
You post no more than one photo of your cat per week on Facebook

You actually are interested in meeting in-person, I'm not looking for sending a ton of emails back-and-forth - not just because it only takes a couple minutes to figure out if you get along with someone when you meet - but because I have enough digital friendships staying in touch with the people from where I moved
The two of us