35Belmont, United States
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My self-summary
East coast native who has been in California nearly half my life now. Lawyer by day, lawyer by night... I'm sure that's the most exciting summary you've read all day. For real, I have actual hobbies and recently remembered I actually like to cook.
What I’m doing with my life
Defense side intellectual property (patent, trade secret) litigation for tech companies. Downside: I work a lot. Upside: I actually really like what I do. And my office has way more fun gadgets in it than most lawyers' offices do...
I’m really good at
Getting un-lost. Making up words like "un-lost."
The first things people usually notice about me
No idea.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I don't read enough (in part I feel because so much of my job is reading things, I'm tired when I get home). Recently read Snow Crash and Ready Player One (ostensibly for work). I read dystopian teen (and adult) fiction, and went through an Ender's Game, Heinlein, Douglas Adams phase in high school. I will always love the Phantom Tollbooth. Currently reading The Word Exchange, which is way better so far than The Circle.

Movies - The Big Lebowski, Office Space, Clerks, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Rushmore, Bridesmaids, classic musicals, Pixar movies... I made a top 25 list at one point but I changed it four times in a few hours. Somewhat recent movies I loved included A Single Man, Argo, Avengers...

Shows - 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, the West Wing, Veronica Mars, Girls. Currently into Man in the High Castle, the Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Veep, Silicon Valley, John Oliver.

Music - Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, the Decemberists, Rufus Wainwright, the Magnetic Fields, Liz Phair, Saturday Looks Good to Me, the Bangles, Hot Chip, Stars, Scissor Sisters, Madonna, the New Pornographers, the Lucksmiths, Duran Duran, REM, Jens Lekman, the Dandy Warhols. I also love musicals. Currently (still) obsessed with Hamilton. I recently reached that point where Top 40 music confuses me, but I'm hoping it's just a phase.

Food - Sushi, fancy cheese, pizza, crepes, breakfast.
Six things I could never do without
music, sunny days, the internet, my friends, my family, my cats
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future, the past, music, the law (particularly patent law), what makes people tick, how people relate to each other
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends or relaxing... unless it is an emergency Friday night is a night away from work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was afraid of the local television station's building until I was 4 or 5. It had a gigantic number 8 on it, and I was somehow positive that 8 was going to kill me. I actually learned how to navigate around it so we only would see the back of the building (which still scared me but not as much). My mother realized I had a pretty good sense of direction from this exercise. At some point, my parents decided I had to face my fears, and told me they'd buy me a Barbie if I went up and touched the building. Sure enough, I got over my fear and got a sweet Barbie with a dress covered in glow in the dark stars out of the deal.

I also recently learned that "octophobia" is a real thing. That made me feel better about this whole incident.
You should message me if
you think we might hit it off
The two of us