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My self-summary
Welcome to my description of me, a renaissance man of the random ... I am fond of a good deal of things, have an excellent ability to find counterpoints and always look forward to my weekly soccer game. Sarcasm is a hallmark, nearly as much as retaining random bits of trivia that I may or may not make up. Most of the time it's real, but every so often it seems fun to throw in bluff. I believe that's strongly correlated with my skill to be a tour guide of a place that I have barely (or not ever) been.

Seattle is not my native land. It's been several years now, and besides my yearning for bagels, pizza, and jaywalkers, I feel at home. I think I almost felt like a native when the doctor told me that I'm vitamin d deficient :)
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying where I am and what I am doing. It would be nice to enjoy that time with someone special.

Separately, I like my work - coming up with the plan to get helpful products in the hands of the people. It's usually fun and it's a living, even better.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at being curious, so I've also become good at learning. I'm quick with a quip, but also with the longer, more serious response.

Additionally I find that I'm really adept at doing a quick study of history and culture so I could be a great tour guide of many places, even if I haven't been there. The one obstacle is a poor natural sense of direction, but I've been working to overcome that for a while now. It's moving in the right direction.

I also appreciate the well - placed pun.
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes. Or maybe a two week vacation beard and sunburn if I've been traveling off the beaten path for a bit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like lists as much as the next guy, but I always struggle with my desert island lists, just like anyone else with broad and eclectic tastes.

Books: Fiction + Non-Fiction. Some big ones on the list include any Murakami, Underworld, Cloud Atlas, the LBJ bios, American Gods, Gotham and Infinite Jest.

Movies: There are those that are wonderfully good and terribly bad, I tend to like the extremes and skip the middle. For example, Road House and the Big Lebowski both have a home in my collection. Add to that anything by the Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, involving a lightsaber, or a hobbit. (What you didn't realize I was into that yet? C'mon... Read between the lines here or just make the assumption that when in Seattle...)

Music: Wilco, the blues, Springsteen make up the top of the reliable list. Classic rock is always a nice standby, too. Latest hits include Midlake, The National, and Neko Case (solo). If you read pitchfork and take a random 10 bands, maybe I like and have heard of 1 or 2 :) And if it's live, I generally like all of it as long as not too much beer is being spilled on me. I don't go all the time, but try to keep it steady.

Food: All kinds save the uber-sweet. I also don't like coconuts in any form. Definitely a fan of food, from the delicious taco trucks of Mexico City to the gastropubs of Seattle to a haute cuisine tasting menu where hopefully some unknown benefactor foots the bill.
Six things I could never do without
Sweet addictive internet, even more addictive caffeine, the Sunday Times, water (both of the potable and ocean type), my passport with its extra pages and most importantly family+friends who I wish were closer to Seattle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Pesky names and numbers that escape my mind at critical moments. Just at the tip of my tongue... No seriously, it annoys me how often I'm blanking on recent recall.
On a typical Friday night I am
Who believes in the typical? Ok, I guess I'm usually out with the friends somewhere, although the place/activity varies. Or getting on a plane for a weekend trip (seems like once a month to spend Friday night at Seatac). Once in a while I'll admit to being passed out early after a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't like scary movies. There. It's out there. Deal.
You should message me if
you're looking for someone who might one day be your emergency contact person
The two of us