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My self-summary
The heart has it's reasons, that reason cannot know. - Pascal
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a Medicare Advantage (MA-PD) plan based in Southern California - it's a subsidiary for a one of the nation's largest healthcare companies. I'm a Projects Team Leader in Human Resources - most of my day is spent either in HR Metrics and Analytics, Corporate Communications and Process Improvement.
I’m really good at
Listening. It's part of what drew me to the HR field in the first place. A consultant at my work once asked me why I wasn't an engineer, as he said I had a gift for visual-spatial thinking. I told him that human "engineering" interested me more than anything I could think of. To be able to create a house or write a software program is impressive; but to listen to people, their fears and hopes, and to help them to where they need to be - isn't that more challenging, and ultimately more rewarding?

Another of my co-workers once called me the department therapist - they come to me for advice, usually on their relationships. As the only divorced male working in a group of mostly married women, they find my viewpoint invaluable to keeping their own relationships strong and healthy.
The first things people usually notice about me
If we're at a nightclub you'll notice that I'm a decent dancer. Except for the last time I lost my balance and crashed into a wall, and the people sitting nearby started whistling and cheering as I fled the scene. Other than that, I do okay.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: We Wish to Inform you that Tomorrow we will be Killed with our Families, The Dresden Files, Burning Chrome, Guns Germs and Steel, Go Rin No Sho.

Movies: Princess Bride, City of God, Amelie, Star Wars (only IV through VI), Let the Right One In, 13 Assassins, Serenity, Big Trouble in Little China, The Machine Girl, Battle Royale, The Shining, Boondock Saints, The Fifth Element, Tucker and Dale Versus Evil, Horde, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Shows: Dexter, The Guild, Walking Dead, Firefly, Mythbusters, Deadliest Catch, Game of Thrones

Music: Mostly EDM. Trance was my first-love; house, my second. Not a big fan of mainstream artists like Avicii or Calvin Harris... at EDC Las Vegas this year, I was there to see Deorro, Astrix, Excision or Tokimonsta.

Some of my favorite EDM artists; Above & Beyond, Andrew Rayel, Zhu, Shiba San, MarLo, Simon Patterson, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Gareth Emery, Feed Me, Z-Trip, Marques Wyatt.

Non-EDM: The Weeknd, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Drake, Angus and Julia Stone, The Killers, Grimes, Pink Floyd, Wiz Khalifa, Tupac Shakur. In truth, I love all music genres.

Food: Anything and everything from Hawaiian plate lunch to Taiwanese shaved noodle, pho and shabu shabu, Ensenada-style fish tacos and Memphis dry rub pork BBQ. Whether it's a hole-in-the-wall or a Michelin restaurant, I'm game for anything.
Six things I could never do without
1. A good bottle of whisky somewhere in the house. I do prefer whisky versus whiskey. If you know the difference you get style points in my book.

2. Family and friends, including my son (who's 6.) No one who has friends and family is poor, or lacking in anything. You may not have anything material, but what does really matter to you in your life after you've lived it?... What you've collected, or who have you touched?

3. Caffeine.

4. Mobile phone and service. Although there are those with nostalgia for the "good old days" - when the good old days meant the early 90's of carrying a pager and trying to find a payphone to answer a call... I'm firmly in the present for this one.

5. Laughter. Hugs. Kisses.

6. Time spent to talk to people about nothing in particular. My boss tells me the best parts of her workday is when I drop by her office not with an update or a potential problem, but when we talk about where we see humanity ten years from now or what we think are the underlying causes of helicopter parenting.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... how OKC determines your personality traits.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Long ago in the past when I was single and living with roommates, I once woke up to find a police officer standing in my bedroom at 5 AM. Shining a flashlight into my confused face, he asked me if we had any weapons in the apartment.

After a short discussion in which he determined me to be both cooperative and confused, I was allowed to get dressed and was escorted into my living room. There, I found one of my roommates in handcuffs on the couch looking very unhappy, and the other watching over the cops who were thoroughly searching our apartment.

If you want to hear the rest of the story, send me a message. ;)
You should message me if
if you want to talk about everything or anything. I don't bite, am pretty well behaved and enjoy meeting new people for the experience alone.
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