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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Byron. I'm a little too busy for my own good - probably because I can't stand being bored. I am forcing myself to learn the value of down-time after finishing up my MBA this last Spring.

The last few months of my life have been all about perspective - how important it is, how sometimes it gets lost and distored in the day-to-day of our lives. Now, I'm committed to not losing it again.

I would rather sit and have a meaningful conversation with someone than most anything else; at a bar, on a couch, walking down the street. Just not on the phone - I hate talking on the phone, heh.

Grew up on a farm in a small-ish town (Ellensburg), and even though I love Seattle more than life itself, sometimes I miss the smell of wet dirt during the spring, or what its like to look up and actually see the stars.
What I’m doing with my life
Just finshied my MBA, and realized that I'm not too keen about working in a corporate environment anymore. I am excited to have an opportunity to use the word "keen", which I thought was an old word that nobody used back when I had to type it in Middle School typing class.

Outside of work, I enjoy catching some quality couch time watching TV with my roomates, or people-watching. I just picked up a violin for the first time not too long ago, and am trying to get back into the habit of writing.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, cooking, staying on the positive, surrounding myself with (mostly) drama-free people.

Onto the geekier things: I like to work wonders in Excel, write research papers, and can probably tell if I've seen an episode of Star Trek: TNG within the first thirty seconds.

And I'm *really really* good at quoting Family Guy, remembering song lyrics, and buying songs that I used to listen to in high school.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes I start giggling before I say the joke, because I can't help it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Slaughterhouse Five, 100 Years of Solitude, Song of Solomon

Movies: Burlesque, Scott Pilgrim, Kill Bill (I like musicals, comedy, and explosions/flying body parts); The Hours, The Lost Coast, Beautiful Thing, A Home at the End of the World (good movies to think deeply and get emotional about); all Star Trek, all Star Wars, Resident Evil (Sci-Fi!!!)

TV: Family Guy, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Law & Order (original, SVU, and UK), The IT Crowd. And now for the maybe embarassing - Degrassi, iCarly, Barefoot Contessa to obscene extremes. I love watching Xena on Netflix instant.

Music: So much, its unreal. Depends on my mood. Currently trying to break out of my Top 40 addiction. I have music that will make you want to dance, and music that will make you want to cry. Its all good. Top artists I think are Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Cher, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, most of what you probably hear in the bars. My roomate says that my music selection makes me the lesbian of the house (and she's gay too) :p

Food: I appreciate simple things that I make at home. Its amazing what can come out of a few ingredients, olive oil, and the right temperature. Wost thing in the world - eating out and paying more than $15-ish for an entree that doesn't blow me away.
Six things I could never do without
Good friends - my iPod - a couch worth falling alseep on - fresh air - Family Guy quotes - coffee first thing in the morning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I should be doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing whatever's clever. Sometimes I go out and go crazy, sometimes I sit in and watch movies with my roommates.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In 3rd grade I lied to the lunch monitor and told her a fly landed and subsequently drowned in my milk and, therefore, I couldn't finish it. There was no fly.
You should message me if
You're cool. Are you cool?
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