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My self-summary
Hi. I'm Rob.

I grew up about 3 hours north of here in Wyoming. Denver's okay I guess. I was a sailor for five years, four of which were spent in Japan. I was never even on a ship! After that, I moved to Denver, attended a shitty art school, and now I'm actively participating in the decline of western civilization by aiding in the international distribution of some of our worst television programming!

Is this where keywords go? like "thoughtful" or "active"? Keywords seem a little broad, I'm more than keywords.

I'm more indoorsy but not allergic to outdoorsy (thanks Boy Scouts!).

I have a cat. It's not like I woke up one morning wanting one, but one late night about three years ago, one just walks up to me on the street, tells me she's hungry, and now I have a cat. Guess what? Turns out having a cat is a-okay.
What I’m doing with my life
Wrangling video data for the man.

I just killed my student loans, so now that I have more disposable income, I kind of want to try paragliding when he weather gets warmer.

I know it's super-lame because of the Olympics and stuff, but I want to try curling too.
I’m really good at
-Staying up late, I was that kid at the sleepover who actually took the "let's stay up all night" idea seriously and was genuinely disappointed when everybody was snoring by midnight.
-Sleeping in.
-Breaking computers.
-Trivia-oriented stuff.
-Making analogies. Like, I've got mad analogy skills. It's like I'm this machine that's really good at making analogies. Wait, that one wasn't so good. Shit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either my blue eyes or more likely, the enormous head that houses them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Hey, I've read some of those. Sci-fi is fun. I'm not a huge fantasy guy, but I just read all 5 game of thrones books back-to-back. Now I'm not sure what to do with myself. I totally just bought a Kindle. It's the coolest! Down with old-timey books! Long live the sleek, back-lit thing with adjustable text-size and the ability to calculate how much longer its going to take me to finish this chapter!

Movies: Anything with spaceships, explosions, or robots. Extra points for all of the above. Also dramatic ones. Not so much the musical ones. I should list some that I think are neat, right? The Shawshank Redemption, Aliens, Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Heat, Better Off Dead, The Lives of Others, Run Lola Run, Predator, Little Children, 2001, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Star treks, but not the stinky ones J.J. Abrams made! I love movies, way more than music. I used to want to make them. There's a good chance I've seen your favorite, I probably even have an opinion about it.

Shows: the ones on HBO and the ones on AMC. Frontline (I have this weird fixation with Will Lyman's voice). Those shows on Discovery where people bumble around digging for gold. Car shows even though I'm no mechanic. I think I might just be mesmerized by smooth and shiny things.

Music? Rock. Here's the part where I list a few bands and you quietly judge my plebeian taste in music: Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, Deftones, NIN. I've been appreciating Tears for Fears a lot more lately. Those guys rule. Also, Simple Minds. They're way more than the Breakfast club song band.

Food: Am I supposed to list a bunch of ethnic varieties here? What if I said all of them? Would it blow your mind if I said that I'm a fan of Japanese food, but not sushi? Organ meat is not so good.
Six things I could never do without
1. Hot water
2. My computer
3. Disposable income
4. Steve Jobs will be rolling over in his grave to hide the boner I'm about to give him, but my iphone makes a lot of things pretty damned convenient...
5. Free time. You know, the kind where nothing's scheduled, and you can do whatever you want? That.
6. Uhhhh, I need to think about this one. I know. I'm working on it. You should probably check back on a regular basis to make sure I get this section honed to the crisp razor-sharpness we both know is possible.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What's happening in the world. What's next. Designing a cool, yet space-efficient house. How to scrape together the cash necessary to build that house. Wondering if we, as a species will ever make it to the point of interstellar travel. Lamenting the fact that I probably won't be alive for that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh, you know, the typical single male Friday stuff: Friends. Beers. An attempt at socializing. Sleep. A movie. Messing around on my computer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's not that I think Wes Anderson's a hack or anything, I'm just not in love with his movies. I realize them's fightin' words in some circles. Especially 'round these parts. No, I'm not taking it back.
You should message me if
You think movies are neat and would like to discuss them.

You get sarcasm. One time I dated someone who didn't. It was suuuuuuuuuper-fun!

You can smile without looking like it's causing you physical pain. Seriously, if smiling is something you don't really "do", go not do it over at the kids table with the people who don't get sarcasm.

You've got smarts. Smarts are the coolest!

You've spotted a grammatical error that you just can't let stand. I try to minimize the red squigglies as I'm writing my run-on sentences, but I'm not perfect. Also, you should know that I'm a one space after the period kind of guy. If that's too progressive for you, I can respect that, but I'm not changing unless switching to two spaces could end world hunger or something.
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