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My self-summary
According to OkCupid, I'm competitive, thrifty, mathematical, and scientific-minded, which makes me sound like some kind of robot. I'd prefer to describe myself as a thoughtful, generally decent human being, with a thirst for knowledge and a usually-irresistible compulsion to pun. I'm here on OKC for the same reason many of you are here - my love life has room in it for new people.

I've been called a nerd on more than one occasion. While I once hated the label, I've come to embrace it: I see myself less as a Steve Urkel clone, and more as an aspiring Richard Feynman or Duncan Steel. If you see this as a positive, we have much to discuss.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm studying electrical engineering at Cal Poly, so school takes up a lot of my time and attention. When I'm not studying or trying to build supersonic planes, I'm exploring Diamond Bar and the surrounding areas. My life goal is to go into space, but there are a lot of things I want to do before that.
I’m really good at
I worked my way through three years of college tutoring math and science; if you hated math and science growing up, I understand your pain.
The first things people usually notice about me
Personality-wise, I'm an INTJ, though the introversion and intuition scores are borderline.

Physically, I would make a good deep-cover agent - I'm a completely average-looking white guy. Brown hair, brown eyes, average height, the whole shebang. In an attempt to combat this averageness, I try to do inventive things with my facial hair. Oh, and I wear glasses (and think I look better in them.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It wouldn't be completely honest to pick a short list of favorite books, but I can tell you about the kinds of things I like. I like reading books that can teach me new ideas: pop-sci books, histories, biographies, that sort of thing. For fiction, I'm partial to science fiction (think less Star Wars, and more Clarke, Asimov, and Heinlein) and fantasies (Tolkien is a longstanding favorite, and Jordan is a recent fixation). Of course, I do like lighter reads too, but these are the authors I'll keep coming back to.

In a movie theater or video store, you'll find me near movies with good special effects, movies with good plots, or foreign films. The most recent movie I watched in a theater was Black Swan, and I thought it was excellent (though I didn't figure it out till close to the end).

I don't watch a lot of tv, but most of what I watch is animated or comedy. I grew up on the Simpsons, and I'm a fan of Seth MacFarlane's shows. I also have a weak spot for crime and forensics dramas, but friends tell me that I talk to the tv too much during them (I can't help it if Sara Sidle can't do her job properly!)

My taste in music leans towards classical: Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, etc. I'm a former choir geek, so I have a soft spot in my heart for really good choral pieces. I'm not trapped in the 19th century, though; I'm a huge fan of Queen, and I love blues and jazz.

I've got to confess that I'm a total foodie. I love to cook, and I'm usually pretty happy with the end product. Recently, I started teaching myself to cook Indian food, with mixed results. I'll gladly go to almost any kind of restaurant, and I've yet to taste food I don't enjoy. Of course, since good food is best when complemented with good drink, I've got a few favorites in beer and wine. A good hefeweizen is my preferred beer (especially localish SoCal breweries like Karl Strauss); for wines, I usually drink whites, but I'm trying to branch out into reds and roses.
Six things I could never do without
Intellectual stimulation is first on the list, without a doubt.

New experiences, particularly new foods to try, are vital.

A world without music is not a world in which I'd care to live.

My bike, aside from being my best form of transportation, is also my favorite kind of exercise. I can live without it, but I'd really rather not.

As it turns out, I'm a caffeine addict in denial. Ask me about my recovery plan! (It may include getting coffee or tea with you.)

... I'll come back with more answers, I promise.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think a lot about the physics of the very large and of the very small. I like cosmology because there's a certain awe-inspiring quality to being able to contemplate the large-scale structure of the universe; the sheer size involved, the times and distances, boggle the mind. I like particle physics because, with enough patience, you can in principle predict a ridiculous amount of things with a few (admittedly complicated-looking) equations and principles. Note: I'm not a trained physicist, but more of an enthusiastic amateur.

I think about ethics and society quite a lot. I feel a drive to improve the things I see around me, and so I think a lot about how one might make the world a happier, better place on a large scale.

Lately, I've also been thinking about how, from an epistemological standpoint, I can be sure that my thoughts are my own.
On a typical Friday night I am
Assuming I'm free, there's a good chance I'm with the gang at a local restaurant having dinner and a few pints. We're not a literal gang in the sense of scary street thugs, we're more like older versions of the Scooby Doo Gang.

There's an equally-good chance I'm home, enjoying a little relaxation - reading, listening to music, maybe a glass of scotch. I'm good, either way.
You should message me if
If you made it this far without thinking "Jeez, this guy is insufferable" I would love to hear from you. If you love the same brand of geekery I do, then you should DEFINITELY message me.
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