setnorm
29Bryson City, United States
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My self-summary
Like many (all?) people, I love to laugh. I also love to sing to myself. One of the more exciting recent developments in my life is that I'm learning to play the piano. I am rarely content with how much I know and understand. This makes me a bit restless most of the time, but I can relax wonderfully at random times. I study physical chemistry in graduate school. I'm from a small town in northeast Texas, and I moved to Austin about four years ago. Many people on here include their Meyers-Brigg personality type result. Mine is INTP.
What I’m doing with my life
Workwise, I used to work in analytical chemistry, but I made a recent, radical switch to HVAC. In my spare time, I'm working on Spanish, piano and music theory, and billiards.

I'm also trying not to dislike anyone. Usually, my dislike of a person results from ignorance, jealousy, stupidity, or a combination of the three. Lately, I've been trying to listen to people better. It's easy and lazy and typical to just listen to people in a half assed way, but really listening to people is the better way to go about it.

I think that above all, I'm getting to know myself. I'm trying to laugh and smile as much as I can.
I’m really good at
getting distracted. Not oversimplifying things. I was a good student, and I sing certain things well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I ask lots of questions and tend to talk a lot one on one. I probably wouldn't be noticed in a large group of people as I tend to clam up when many people are throwing the conversational ball randomly hither and thither.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Les Misèrables, The Count of Monte Cristo, Straight Man, Atlas Shrugged, Mark Helprin short stories, Saki short stories, The Silmarillion, The Name of the Wind, Little Children, The Arabian Nights, The Shining, Interview with the Vampire, Youth in Revolt

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Revolutionary Road, A Clockwork Orange, Scott Pilgrim, A History of Violence, Far From the Madding Crowd, Youth in Revolt

Shows: Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Louie C. K., Game of Thrones, Shameless

Music: Avett Brothers, Sufjan Stevens, The Doors, Beirut, Queen, several musicals, The Killers, Fiona Apple, Ratatat, St. Vincent, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Bach; I also like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Die Antwoord for their creativity,

Food: Thai, Mexican, sandwiches, strawberries, blueberries, (frozen) peaches, turkey, cantaloupe

Video Games (I don't play much any more, but these are a significant part of my past) : Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, Zelda, Mass Effect, God of War, Resident Evil
Six things I could never do without
Never do without is strong wording, but I like school (science and math specifically), video games, music, foreign languages, movies, and juice. A bright beautiful full moon in a clear cold winter sky is probably a necessity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how difficult good songwriting must be.

Also, when will we stop being so sensitive and getting offended by everything? 2015 was a popular year to be offended.
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you want to.
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