scrumbles
38 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Why are we all doing this? Let me guess. Oh, it's to take the personality tests, cause they're so informative! And it's to find new platonic friends, or pen-pals from other countries... of course it's not to actually date anyone, that would involve far too much awkwardness and emotional vulnerablility. Let's all hide behind our poker faces and compare each other on an X/Y axis.

I'm a pseudo-intellectual smart person without the patience to have gotten the high credentials. I am a musician obsessed with sounds and songs and a recovering computer geek. I am pretty into politics -- I kinda don't know how anyone could NOT be these days. So I enjoy discussing and debating that kind of stuff. I also love nature. I moved to Oregon 12 years ago and it's the first place I've lived where I actually feel like I can breathe. I think I've been here long enough that I can now start complaining about other people moving here. God, would they stop, already? Damn you, Fred Armisen!

Here's some more stuff I like:
- Cardigans
- Being surrounded by plants
- Homemade musical instruments
- Interesting WORDS
- Horrible puns and dad jokes
- Girls who are SMART (who can spel and use grammar goodly)
- Dry sense of humor. Very dry.

Some people don't really get me at first, because I have a "little bit" of a shell I have to use to deal with the world sometimes. But in truth I care about people a lot. At least those special ones that really seem worth it. Maybe that's you, dear reader.

I am befuddling, warmfuzzy, and dorktronic.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an iPhone app developer, which is a busy and somewhat stressful job, but is pretty great for supporting my life. The biggest benefit is that it gives me flexibility to play music at strange times of day, and keeps my mind occupied with interesting problems. It's all pretty stable, and then I rampage crazily atop this base of stability, by being a crazy bad boy who only you might have the power to change.
I’m really good at
Music, at least I like to think so. I've been in a series of bands and I really love writing and playing songs for people. I also like going to see other people play music! Alternatively, we can listen to music that's already been recorded -- it can be played back through speakers! You better really like music, in other words. My favorite is that of a progressive or experimental bent. Outside of that, I like exploring the city and nature, meeting interesting people, and trying to be interesting myself. I'm good at listening, and saying what I'm feeling... even when I shouldn't. I can be honest to a fault. Occasionally, I am even good at keeping up with my various world-responsibilities.
The first things people usually notice about me
Their first impression is usually wrong. The world-shell thing. I have a spiky one. Usually people can't figure out what I'm thinking at first. But get past that, and there's lots of creamy goodness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Taking a break from the endless sci-fi/fantasy novels of my youth, but I'll read anything about music or art. I like Neal Stephenson and Douglas Adams. I adore Dave Eggers. Favorite book ever is House of Leaves. Right now I'm reading a lot of Hunter S. Thompson, super entertaining.

Music: The Books, XTC, The Eels, They Might Be Giants, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Coughing, Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, The Beatles, and many others

Movies: Deus Ex Machina, Rushmore, Spinal Tap, Donnie Darko, Requiem for a Dream, Waiting for Guffman

TV: The Simpsons and its assorted unworthy plagiarists, Tim and Eric, RICK & MORTY, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul (not as good, but close), Walking Dead (going downhill, but still addicted), Drunk History, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Mr. Show with Bob & David, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Conan O'Brien, Kids in the Hall, Malcolm in the Middle, Arrested Development, Mr. Bean, Dr. Katz

Food: Anything spicy and ethnic. SUSHI. Indian and Thai are my favorites. If it's not spicy enough, measures will be taken. (No half-measures.) I do eat meat but I like vegan/vegetarian food too. I almost always eat low-carb, but that's just me. I also drink way too much coffee (wow I am so unique.)
The six things I could never do without
1. Musical instruments. Especially microtonal instruments. Do you know what microtonality is? If for some reason you do not, I'll be happy to rant at length about it. Executive summary: look up Wendy Carlos' "Beauty In The Beast" to start with, that's how I got into it all.

2. My few and close friends. Music and friends are the reason I'm still alive and somewhat functional in the world.

3. Trees, trees, and more trees.

4. Cats of a friendly, fat, and furry nature. You don't know love until you've hugged a 31-pound cat.

5. Delicious foods. Somehow in the past few years, I became a pretty decent cook. I'm really good at meats and vegetables, and I have a somewhat excessive collection of spices and oils I like to play with.

6. We'll discuss this one later... intriguing!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My survival plan for the coming apocalypse. I'm about 63% serious on that. 2017 UPDATE: Let's say 97% serious.
On a typical Friday night I am
a human.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I contain universes.
You should message me if
You're honest and good. And awesome. Think love is good and something you might want sometime. Aren't afraid or hung up on the past. Like cats and music. That's not so much to ask, is it?

Just don't write me if you sold your soul to the devil. I'll never turn to the dark side.

Oh, and if you're poly, that's cool, but it's not my cup of tea.
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