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My self-summary
Some random things about me in no particular order:

- I'm an engineer by trade. I find that it permeates through much of my life.

- I prefer to be independent and often don't follow the crowd. Sometimes this means that I don't see some popular media out there. I haven't seen Breaking Bad, Lost, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, and a bunch of others. However, i do love Doctor Who.

- I love all animals. I'd love to have a dog, but since I'm at work during the day and I don't have a yard, it wouldn't be fair to a dog to keep him/her cooped up inside all day. That's why I have cats and love them.

- My favorite holiday is Halloween. I'm not that big into dressing up for it, but I LOVE doing prop making and decorations for it. My parents are also really into it and we have gotten really good at age-appropriate scaring. I'm working on some animatronics projects this year. Let's just say it will involve hacking some singing fish.

- Most activities are far more fun when enjoyed with friends/family

- I hate pickles and tomatoes. I do however like spaghetti sauce and ketchup. Go figure.

- I love being outdoors. Particularly hiking/backpacking, though I don't do it as often as I'd like.

- I both enjoy and respect firearms.

- I enjoy intellectual discussions. Particularly the kind where you talk about non-serious topics (like superheroes) but in a serious way.

- I do play video games (though my desire for them has been dwindling). No, I don't play Call of Duty or Halo. They don't govern my life and I don't play large numbers of hours per day.

- I am not a democrat, nor am I a republican. I dislike both parties and generally dislike the current state of American politics. Unfortunately it is a necessity, so I still have to deal with it with those certain issues that I feel are really important.

- My cat is curled up in a ball (literally), with her paw across her eyes, and is snoring next to me. Yeah, she's strange.

- I love animals of all kinds. Both on an individual level (most kinds of non-threatening animals and I get along) and from a biological perspective.

- I don't believe that a test (like the Myers-Briggs personality test) can tell you as much as you might think about a person.

- I dislike categorizing people. The more generic the category, the more I dislike it. Large categories (like Democrat and Republican) tend to create a large divide between people that creates an us-vs-them mentality where everything that the opposing group (or groups) says, you have to disagree with. Conversely, everything that the leader of your group says, you agree with. I feel this mentality harms independent thought, creativity, and serves to distract us from the real problems in the world.

- I believe in equality for all people. I don't like putting myself in the category of "feminist" or "gay-friendly" (see previous comment) since I'd prefer to think of all people equally, not in terms of men-vs-women or gay-vs-straight or any other category.

- I have very strong opinions about a few specific political topics and if the topic comes up, I tend to be very vocal about them too.

- Sometimes I don't do a good job of getting my thoughts across, so I've learned to try to choose my words with care.

- I believe in being realistically prepared for anything that can go wrong.

- I have the occasional desire to learn things that people normally don't learn about. A not-so-strange example is watching Dirty Jobs.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a software engineer in Denver, saving up to buy a house, trying to find Ms. Right, and preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse (and during the few months before Halloween, helping out along a little bit too). I want to do more traveling, particularly where I/we can go scuba diving. Unfortunately, my vacation time is limited and mostly scheduled already.
I’m really good at
Solving problems, finding stuff on the internet, quoting the Simpsons and Futurama, cooking, seeing through to root problems instead of just seeing their symptoms, attention to detail (both professionally and personally)
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

My family
My cats (who are also my family)
Access to the internet (or barring that, a library) - Well, not so much the internet itself but access to information is very important to me.
Problems to solve & things to make
The outdoors, preferably in a way that isn't caged. Shoving nature into a corner of our world is not smart nor enjoyable.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The problems that politicians create and then try to solve (usually very badly), my cats, the most efficient route to get from point A to point B (and on weekends, point C), trying to figure out what other people are thinking just by watching them.
You should message me if
You are a self-described geek or nerd
You love learning things (particularly nerdy things like astrophysics, robotics and other technologies)
You want to go backpacking and/or love being outdoors
You love animals
You aren't a super hardcore democrat
You aren't a super hardcore republican

Bonus points if you play board/card games (Bang!, Exploding Kittens, Dominion, Pandemic, etc.). I regularly go to board game nights with friends.