35Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
I am a Bay Area denizen through and through. I can't really image living somewhere else (maybe Portland or Seattle?). I spent 4 years in Los Angeles for college, and I honestly dread it when I have to go back. I love to figure out how things work. I love coffee. I have a dangerous obsession with certain TV shows. I love electronics. I am a nerd at heart, and an old-school one at that (I was a nerd before being a nerd was cool, damnit!). I tend to be a homebody, but I certainly do like to go out as well. I love to cook, and not to toot my own horn, am pretty good at it. I used to bake cheesecakes for my coworker's birthdays, but now the company I work at is too big to do that.

I am smart, fun, and caring
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working at a structural engineering firm in downtown San Francisco, in the IT department, naturally. I work on everything from "I can't print!" to deploying a SAN system and virtualizing our server infrastructure. I actually love my job, it's pretty much exactly what I want to do. I have enough freedom to try out new things, but I'm still grounded in the day to day operations.

Also, I just bought a house, so I'm probably working on something there.
I’m really good at
Remembering details about things that don't matter at all. Seriously. Mention something off-hand and I'll remember it forever. But important things? They tend to slip right through my brain.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. Is that cliche? I wish they would notice my brain, but that takes more than a look to notice. Seriously though, most people notice that I'm quiet. I often will not say much of anything until there's a topic I'm really interested in. Of course, the better I know someone, the easier it is to talk. I find small talk really hard and very awkward, and I hate awkwardness in conversation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book has got to be Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan. I was never one to read a book more than once, but this one deserved many re-readings.

Movies? Too many to count. Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, Edgar Wright, David Fincher, Darren Arronofsky, pretty much anything by them. Wes and Edgar are my current obsessions though.

Music, let's see. My tastes are eclectic and wide ranging. Aphex Twin to Venetian Snares. Beck to White Stripes. Deltron 3030 to Wu-Tang. Glitch, Experimental Jungle, Rock, Metal, Rap, House, there's always something to like.

Food I could go on about forever. I don't think there's a style of food that I've tried that I don't like. I could live off burritos, or off sandwiches, sushi (I could eat raw tuna until I explode), Chinese (mostly American style chinese), Thai, Burmese, Italian, Japanese (not just sushi), there's something to love everywhere. I particularly love brunch and breakfast, mostly because eggs, bacon (you can always add avocado to anything), and carbohydrates (waffles, pancakes, hash browns, etc) are the embodiment of food perfection to me.
Six things I could never do without
My cellphone. I'm not much one for telephone calls, it's more what my phone can do aside from that. You know how some people like to take breaks, to be out of touch? I'm not one of those people.

Computer. Once again, nerd at heart. All my music is on it, and I should probably cancel my cable subscription with how little TV I watch (most things I just watch on Hulu).

Coffee. There's nothing better than a nice cup. I used to drink way too much of it, but after getting some wicked headaches when I didn't, I've cut way back. Although, in my opinion, there's no such thing as a bad cup.

Family. I love my parents, and my sister (though we don't talk much). I've had dinner with my parents every week for... well, essentially ever since I moved out (except during college, the 400 mile commute would be killer).

What else? I don't know, I guess I'm simple.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Work, unfortunately. I don't get stressed out (I might not be capable of such things), but I find my job interesting, so I think about what I can do, and what I need to learn.

On the learning front, I'm always up for learning something new. I'll blast through a new web framework in a weekend, and find something to use it for in the next week. I'm full of ideas, but generally I don't tend to implement them. The computer world is still rapidly changing, and I feel the compulsion to keep up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Everyone seems to love going out to bars and such. I'm probably not doing much of anything on a typical Friday. Relaxing at home, thinking of things that I would love to cook (but probably won't, cooking for one sucks), listening to music, and planning what to do on Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have ulcerative colitis.
You should message me if
You can even.
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