ricky_1992
24Youngstown, United States
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My self-summary
I work from home and attend Youngstown State University. I am about to graduate with a Computer Science degree and will continue on part-time to complete a math degree as well. I like playing with languages and linguistics on the side.

I do a lot of computer programming. It's more than a job to me; it's a hobby and a passion. I love swing dancing and blues dancing and go social dancing several times a week.

I'm not much of a video gamer, but you could probably convince me to play something if you tried hard enough. :) I do enjoy chess and Tetris quite a bit. I like photography, playing instruments (I'm currently learning upright bass), meeting fun people, and learning interesting (sometimes rather useless) things.
What I’m doing with my life
I am just about to graduate with a Computer Science degree and begin working full-time from home at a software company that I have been interning with for about 4 years now. While working full-time, I will continue to attend classes at YSU to complete a math degree.

I spend a lot of time learning new things. My current obsession is historical linguistics (etymology), but my obsessions change pretty often.

I enjoy learning/practicing swing dancing, blues dancing, photography, several musical instruments and math.
I’m really good at
...computer things! I enjoy many aspects of computer science and programming, including math.

I am also decent at learning new things fairly quickly, and sticking with something once I start learning it. Additionally, enjoy writing.

I'm working to be good at swing dancing (Lindy Hop, Jitterbug) and blues dancing. I don't know if I'm "good" yet, but I hope to be at some point -- I really enjoy it!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I listen to a vast selection of music. Pretty much anything except rap and hip-hop (and even those, I don't hate, I just don't listen to them as much). I like oldies (60s), some country, soft rock, broadway musical songs, swing, jazz, blues, etc.

I generally like comedy or drama movies.

As far as books - I'm not really sure what I'd consider to be my favorite book as of right now. I mostly read nonfiction.
Six things I could never do without
0. Friends/Family; life is too exciting to live it alone!
1. Technology/Computers; at least when they work. :)
2. Ideas and inspiration for new projects; I enjoy staying busy.
3. The ability to learn and be challenged; learning new math concepts or even just playing a game of chess is fun. To that end, I also enjoy the occasional challenging/intellectual discussion with people.
4. Travel - I like going on long trips.
5. The freedom to move around between projects. I don't like working on one thing for a large amount of time. I prefer moving around between many projects.
6. Off-by-one errors. Because otherwise I wouldn't be able to make this joke.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Off-by-one errors and whether or not I made anyone laugh at the above joke. :)

More seriously, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve myself. How to improve my study habits, how to be a better swing/blues dancer, how to more effectively learn about the things I find interesting.
On a typical Friday night I am
...going out and swing and/or blues dancing, if possible. Otherwise, playing my electric drum set or upright bass, watching a movie, trying to figure out how to fix some code that I wrote three days earlier, or playing a game of chess.
You should message me if
...you enjoy dancing or are at least willing to give swing dancing a try. It's a ton of fun! Alternatively, if you enjoy intellectual conversation and logically working through situations/discussions, then you are awesome and we should talk!
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