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My self-summary
I grew up in a small Old West-themed tourist trap in the Cascade Mountains in Washington state. I came down to the Bay Area to study linguistics, theoretical computer science, and poetry. The intervening fourteen years have been filled mostly with overeating.
What I’m doing with my life
I've worked as a product manager in the tech industry for a number of years, and on the side I have written about music for a bunch of publications I can barely remember. I took a break for a while last year to try my hand at Young Adult fiction, but I kept getting distracted by travel and the urge to write a New Age music romance novel.
I’m really good at
Unnecessarily detailed descriptions of the Great Vowel Shift and other historically significant evolutionary movements in spoken language. Obscure German electronic music from the 70s.
The first things people usually notice about me
It used to be the mustache, but these days it's my magnetic personality. I guess I'm a positive force (ba-dum tshh).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I recently finished 1Q84. I enjoyed it. I'm reading the Chabon book about the record store on Telegraph, but it sort of blows chunks. In the past, I've had a great time with various works by Martin Amis, DFW, Kenzaburo Oe, Neal Stephenson, Ken Kesey, and others.

Music? There's a lot out there. Queen, Bowie, Eno, a bunch of mid-70s electronic and New Age, Italo Disco, all sorts of synthesizer-aided pop (Grimes is lovely), minimal techno, maximal techno, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", random noise-bursts, indie, Hindi, gamelan, pop country, outlaw country, alt-country, Big Country, rock, pop, house, and most of the stuff in-between.

Movies: Chinatown, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Battle Royale, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters, and many more. The live-action Cutie Honey movie that came out a few years ago in Japan? Surprisingly entertaining.

TV: Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Continuum (do you see the nerdy pattern emerging here?), Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Archer, the first paintball episode of Community.

I quite enjoyed the game Journey.

Favorite dish: The Demon Lover (chicken & waffles with gravy & syrup), 900 Grayson in Berkeley
Favorite SF pizza: Delfina
Favorite SF Japanese: Ichi

I'm sure there's more...
Six things I could never do without
1 Bowie
2 Wikipedia
3 Sentience
4 Cheese
5 Girls
6 The Sun
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my next meal will be. I often begin the planning process while in the middle of the previous meal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either catching a show in SF or enjoying a nice evening in. I recently got a nice alpaca-hair blanket for my couch, so it's increasingly been "nice evening in".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I only answered this question because I thought if someone read this profile and saw I hadn't answered the Private Question, they would think I was a wuss.
You should message me if
You're ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
The two of us