soul_invictus
31 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Life story in brief: grew up on the west coast, went to a small liberal arts college on the east coast, spent two years adrift with a stint in Austin, moved to DC for work, left DC for San Francisco, moved back to DC for work again.

I went to a small liberal arts college where we do "classical" education using primary source materials with small discussion-based classes. At a more typical school that offered majors, I'd have a double major in 1) History of Math and Science and 2) Philosophy with a double minor in 1m) Classics and 2m) Comparative Literature. Needless to say, I was very employable coming out of college.

Before college I lived in Oregon, near Eugene. I'm not a hippy, but I still cringe when I see how much less people recycle on the east coast. Because people ask, no I don't plan on moving back there.

When I'm not at work I like: playing games or sports, reading, going to museums or artistic/cultural events, going to tech meetups, cooking, or enjoying the many fine food and drink establishments that DC has to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
I am trying to save money, invest wisely, and develop skills that can be used to make money anywhere. I will be in DC for at least another year, but my eventual goal is to live abroad and work remotely, so I would prefer relationships with women who are interested in that lifestyle or don't mind that in a few years time I will likely pull up stakes and leave DC.
I’m really good at
Marching to the beat of my own drum. While I'm human and crave approval just as badly as everyone else, I find that it's easier for me to ignore the pressure to conform than a lot of people I meet.

I'm told that I'm a good conversationalist and listener.

I'm good at taking tests, which makes me a little sad because I'm unlikely to take many more at this point in my life.

I can usually pick out a decent wine to go with a meal.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have the makings of a stereotypical Viking: tall, blond, and bearded.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some particularly formative books: Middlemarch, Dune, Lolita, Women, Lord of Light, The Omnivore's Dilemma

Movies I would gladly watch again: Star Wars (original trilogy, the prequels are a disgrace), Raising Arizona, Mary Poppins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Once Upon a Time in the West

Bands I would pay (or have paid) to see in concert: The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields, Isis, Tool, Pelican, Electric Wizard, Tom Waits, Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria

Music I listen to: all of the above, Rachmaninov, Rammstein, The Glitch Mob, Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, Les Miserables

Food: Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but I think that's mostly because I love eggs and they don't often appear in other meals. I put Sriracha on everything and otherwise use a shocking amount and variety of condiments given the option to do so. I have tried a variety of fad diets (except paleo because I think it's obnoxious) at some point or another. I particularly dislike raw onions, with red onions being the absolute worst, and generally don't have much of a sweet tooth so fruits and desserts don't hold a lot of appeal for me. Otherwise I am a rather adventurous eater.
The six things I could never do without
My internal soundtrack
Things to read
Games
Hope for my future
Knowledge that my time is limited and I should make the most of it
Parentheses (I love to use them all the time; I have to try really hard to keep them out of every sentence I write)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why so many profiles have the word 'taco' in them (but not any more, thanks to the person who told me that OkC often suggests adding "taco" to user profile names when the entered name is taken).

How to be better at intersectional feminism, whether men can be feminist (I've been told by some women that men can't), natural selection, history, music, engineering schools, social engineering, books I want to read, economic theory, "the novel", agriculture, cause and effect, our continued survival as a species, politics, being left-handed, whether it's possible to create a probabilistic theory of history (or "psychohistory" if you are familiar with Foundation), old jokes or turns of phrase that randomly come to me and cause me to embarrass myself laughing aloud at seemingly nothing in public places...

I think about these things in just about as organized a fashion as I present them here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking care of domestic chores. I have roommates so it's easier to get my laundry done on Friday nights instead of fighting over it on Sunday nights.

Most fun places are too crowded for my tastes on Fridays and I stay busy enough during the week that often I am craving a night in by that point.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a bit of a weakness for romantic comedies. I know they're bad movies but I still end up liking them way more than I should.
You should message me if
You're well read, read well, and write well.
You can recite poetry from memory.
You are left-handed.
You are or were a goon.
You think we share some interests and could have interesting conversations.
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