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My self-summary
I'm a PhD student in philosophy, but I'm not as weird as you're thinking right now, so stop that.

Some things about me that are more informative than a list of adjectives: The Princess Bride is among my favorite movies; I won a school championship in beer pong when I was an undergrad; I think Fall Out Boy and The Offspring are genuinely good bands; I've been compiling a list of favorite words for about ten years; I played in the inaugural Dodgeball World Championship; and I'm significantly responsible for the presence of a Chipotle on Thayer (you're welcome, everyone). I'm from Minnesota and went to college in California.

For some reason I tend to like girls who drink whiskey. Otherwise, I'm into the usual stuff: intelligence, confidence, enthusiasm, a good sense of humor. Competitiveness is also a plus.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on becoming a philosophy professor. In the meantime, I can check out library books for, like, a really long time. Don't act like you're not impressed.
I’m really good at
Holding your hand, arranging romantic surprises, being liked by your parents...

I also have impeccable taste in t-shirts, and I'm pretty good at backgammon.
The first things people usually notice about me
There are some pictures of me at the top of this page, so you can decide for yourself.

If the "things" are supposed to be personality traits, this is a hard question for me to answer. So hard, in fact, that I'm not going to answer it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I mostly stick to comedies - I like learning things, but not from movies, and I don't really understand why people knowingly subject themselves to unpleasant viewing experiences. I also enjoy playing elaborate drinking games with movies that would otherwise suck.

Shows: Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, House, Archer, 30 Rock, House of Lies, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight, Rake (the Australian version).

Books: Lucky Jim, Gates of Fire, anything by Neal Stephenson (especially Cryptonomicon), most things by Neil Gaiman, The Moral Animal, the Song of Ice and Fire series. Thinking, Fast and Slow is the best book I've read in the last few years - I highly recommend it if you're interested in being smarter and/or living a better life.

Food: What I eat is mostly determined by nutritional content; taste is apparently not as important to me as it is to most people.

Songs I will definitely sing or rap if they come on when I've been drinking include Gimme the Loot, Kiss From a Rose, It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop, and any of Nelly's hits. (But notice this is not in the section on things I'm really good at.)
Six things I could never do without
Exercise (preferably basketball), the prospect of traveling someplace interesting, information to process, caffeine, semicolons, and dashes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Sports: KU basketball, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Stanford football/basketball, and University of Minnesota basketball. Also fantasy football.

In philosophy my main interests are the nature of morality and how we know things about it. (E.g.: Are there any facts about right and wrong? And if so, what kind of facts are they? Are they like facts about what's pretty, or facts about what's red, or facts about how much mass objects have, or...? And whatever kind of fact they are, how do we know them? We don't seem to be able to see, touch, hear, smell, or taste moral wrongness. Other people tell us about this stuff, but how do they know? More generally, what do the causes of our moral beliefs have to do with the moral facts?) I also taught a class on free will and moral responsibility last year.

And when I'm using this site, I frequently wonder why so many people appear to Capitalize Words at random.
On a typical Friday night I am
I dunno. When your sole professional obligation is producing a long document, and there's no specific deadline, Fridays lose a lot of their significance.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read an enormous amount of sci-fi/fantasy when I was growing up - mostly really bad stuff that I can hardly stand to look at now.
You should message me if
Let me know if you've run across any really awesome screennames here. So far I've got:

I'm also taking submissions for the worst possible playlist to hook up to.
The two of us