40 Foxborough, United States
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My self-summary
Over the last couple of years, I find I've been paring down my life to just the things that matter most. At heart, I'm a writer. Even if no one ever reads them, I need to tell stories to stay happy. I like being happy. That said, I would like to have an audience (and hey, if I were to start getting paid for my prattling on, that would be a bit of all right too). I like being fit and have found that martial arts is a great way to do that. I try and get in as many Karate classes a week as I possibly can (in many ways, this is one of the few purely selfish things I do). I'm still a novice, but try and find a few minutes a day to practice, or at least work on my physical conditioning.

I like challenges. The harder the better. It's why I'm good a my job, managing software engineers in a support organization (seven figure deal on the line and the shit already on the fan? Let's rock!). It's why I like martial arts. It's also why I believe I'll be successful as a writer. Finishing a short story is hard. Sticking with it past "the end" to find and fix all of the problems big and small is harder. Getting it published, whew! not easy.
What I’m doing with my life
Working. Lots of working. And then writing, which is like more working. And kicking ass. Hopefully more than I get mine kicked (although that can be incredibly instructive).

Also, I just bought a house so I'm always doing something with that. If you find energy efficiency sexy, ask me about my new windows.
I’m really good at
Storytelling. Pulling random facts out at odd times. Singing off key.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my propensity to take any random thing and use it as a springboard into some story or interesting thing I just read.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Steven Brust, Dumas

Comics: Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnic

Movies: Doctor Strangelove (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb), This is Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

TV: Anything Joss Whedon (big Buffy and Firefly fan), Chuck, The Black List, Constantine and I have a habit of watching any bad show a friend has worked on, even after they've left (not counting reality shows. I love my friends and all, but not enough to watch Big Brother).

Music: Polar Bear Club, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Sleigh Bells, The New Pornographers, The Cure, Faith No More, Pixies, Finntroll, Josh Ritter, Apoptygma Berzerk, Iron Maiden, Social Distortion, Johnny Cash, Modestep, Dirtyphonics, The Gaslight Anthem, The Impossible Girl. Basically, I love music in any form I can get it.

Food: Thai, sushi, dim sum, Indian... OK, really, I'm not all that picky.
The six things I could never do without
My daughter
My laptop (or at least the data on it)
My sense of humor
A hook kick to my opponent's head
A challenge
Enthusiastic consent
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stories I'll never have time to write, how I'll be able to squeeze an extra Karate class into my week, how to better lead my team.

And why on Earth anyone would refer to the gods by their Roman names. It's like blasphemy or something.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either watching my daughter, or writing. Or sadly, exhausted and just passed out. So basically... the same stuff I do every night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you've got a question, ask. Honestly, I think that would be way more interesting than me trying to come up with something innocuous, but perhaps a little bit naughty. Don't get me wrong, I like naughty, but I also like to tailor my message to my specific audience. I'm sure after a bit of chatting, I could come up with something shocking that wouldn't make you lose (too much) respect for me.
You should message me if
You think we'd hit it off.

Or do something fascinating.
Or do something dreadfully boring, but can talk about it in ways that make it seem interesting.
Or you think I have good taste in books, movies, TV and/or music
Or you think my taste sucks, but that you can save me.
Or if you want to spar sometime.

I dunno. If you're still reading, go ahead. I'm easily amused.