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My self-summary
Hi. I'm an INTP and never have been otherwise. I'm a tiny bit shy sometimes, but nonetheless confident and working my way back up to social butterfly.

If I've sent you a message and you have the time to read this far but not to message me back, send me a wink to let me know. I won't send you another message unless you actually reply, I promise, I'm just curious how many people read these things.

I will tease you if I like you, but I would rather give that up entirely than be cruel. I'd much rather you teased me right back.

Also, I like to engage in random acts of weirdness. I'm the sort who has no qualms about ducking under a stranger's umbrella and striking up a conversation. Or standing uncomfortably close to someone I've just met to see if they react. Yes, this is entirely intentional and only for the humor value. Close talkers make me uncomfortable too.

If someone walks in on me on the john, I'm not embarrassed for myself. That stuff doesn't bother me at all. Nor am I embarrassed by very private topics of conversation or other things looked down upon by the Puritanical types.

Along the same lines, I am very comfortable at parties where I don't know a soul. I pop around from group to group and learn everybody's name. I've never crashed a wedding, but can see it being fun as hell.

However, when I'm not in party mode, I sometimes can't even bear to make small talk. I'm the sort who will sometimes actually answer the question "How are you?" and "What's up?" and in certain moods I expect to get meaningful answers to the same questions from others.

I am adventurous, patient, and easygoing.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm hiking the appalachian trail. Right now. For real.
I’m really good at
1) Confusing people
2) Getting confused
3) Beating dead horses (over-analyzing everything)
4) Making lists
6) Cuddling
7) Baking/cooking
8) Drinking quality craft beer
8) Card tricks
9) Making lists look longer by misnumbering them.
10) Failing to actually make this list longer by misnumbering it.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm there.
A girl told me the other day that she liked my curls, so maybe that's the second thing.

"You never know just how you look through other people's eyes." -Butthole Surfers
"If I ever wanted to understand me, I'd have to talk to someone else." -Gnarls Barkley
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Pretty much any sci-fi that is also quality literature. I do appreciate the classics as well, but my sci-fi collection is far more extensive (those are classics too!). I've delved into fantasy a bit as well, but I tend to find that Stephen King always thrills me the most on that front. I loved the Dark Tower series. When I write, it's generally speculative fiction.

1) Big Fish
2) Secondhand Lions
3) Forrest Gump
4) V For Vendetta
5) Coraline
It seems I'm a sucker for the superman stories (but only those in which the supermen are truly human). I'm also a sucker for Tim Burton's work.

Too many things to name. I can find something to like in almost every genre. Actually, let me just put iTunes on party shuffle and list a few
-Peter Bjorn and John
-Belle and Sebastian
-Fatboy Slim
-Four Tet
-The Who
-Mark Knopfler
-The Beastie Boys
-Aesop Rock
-Alvin Lucier
-Paul Lansky

This doesn't mean I like everything. Most of modern country I find unbearable (though I'm fine with the oldies), most of R&B and hip-hop* is shit, and what the hell is easy listening?

*I don't mean all music affiliated with the hip-hop culture, just the specific sort of dance music with insipid lyrics rapped over it.

All food, if made right, I find to my liking, but I can be quite the critic. However, I am more into beer than food.

My favorite beers right now are Unibroue's Terrible, Aventinus, Gonzo Imperial Porter, Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA, Gulden Draak, Gouden Carolus Noel, and several more besides.
Six things I could never do without
health insurance/medicine
a minimal amount of social interaction

Maybe this question is more interesting if I interpret it to mean "Name six things that are near and dear to my lifestyle?"

Good books.
Good quality beer.
An assortment of cooking tools and utensils.
A networked computer.
urxvt->ssh to vps->screen->irssi->Foonetic
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1) People and their feelings and problems and what I can do to help and whether I am strong enough to help.
2) Story ideas
3) Supper or the grocery store
4) Math
5) When am I going to stop horsing around and get some work done?
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to figure out what makes this Friday night typical.

I like to do different things with my free time, so I never know what a weekend has in store. Moreover, I don't always save "weekend activities" for the weekend.

Some places I might be:
-On the internet
-In the kitchen, baking
-At a pub, sampling what's on draft this week
-In a cave
-In a tent
-At the gym
-At a concert
-At a movie
-Chilling with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been known to sit in the shower for an hour or more and just relax and think. It happens less often these days.
You should message me if
1) You want me to sing you a song.
2) You like going on adventures at the spur of the moment, and will never hesitate to do something fun (but need someone adventurous to do it with). I am game, outdoors or in.*
3) You really like tasty beer.
4) Wanna see a trick?
5) You are the same brand of nerdy as me.
6) You are artistic but not flighty.
7) You have good control of your emotions and like to sort things out like a civilized person.
8) You seek a good time in the ATL.
9) You want me to send you a message.
10) You have a theoretical question about maths or computer software.

*Adventures I enjoy:
-Walking places I've never been
-Caving (vertical or horizontal)
-Mountain Biking
-Hiking (serious hiking with tents and matches, not strolling in the woods)
-Finding new (dark, craft) brews and drinking them with good food and friends
-Driving off in the wee hours of the morning to find a dark place to watch a meteor shower.
-Critical Mass
-Finding new and delicious restaurants

I know it's really silly to impose more constraints on an event that never happens anyway, but you really shouldn't bother if:
-You can't speak without "like" or "y'know" every third word.
-You are too embarrassed to actually sneeze, but will say "choo" after stifling one just to signal to others that it's okay to say "bless you."
The two of us