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My self-summary
*Note* My life is in a bit of flux at the moment...looking for jobs, most involving cross country moves. I may pop up in your town on the search, as I'm looking at people in places I may end up out of sheer curiosity, but I am presently in the Chicago area.

About me. Hmm...I suppose this is where I'm supposed to sell myself. Let me tell you a bit about myself instead.

I'm Joe.

I love science. I have a degree in Computer Engineering, and I enjoy science documentaries and just plain ol' science videos on Youtube. I also love math. Does that make me a nerd? Probably. That's okay, nerds are cool, I'm told.

I love music. I've been playing guitar since age 12, and have built my own guitar amps and effects pedals. I actually work with a couple of small builders to make their stuff better. It's kind of fun.

I'm not the religious sort. It's okay if you are, just realize that I won't ever be.
What I’m doing with my life
Well, there's school. It's pretty awesome, I love it.

Other than that, it depends on the day. I'm not afraid to dive into anything that looks interesting. Electronics projects, books, Netflix, mildly annoying my cats, checking out new restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area, driving around looking for dark sky, taking long road trips, meeting people, and otherwise just trying to amuse myself.
I’m really good at
Lots of stuff, after a little research and practice.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically? I've got large tattoo covering my whole right forearm, pretty sure that generally gets noticed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
You mean this week?

Books: Well, as far as actual reading goes, besides the electronics and mathematics texts I'm REQUIRED to read, I've been working on "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes. Other than that, I've discovered the wonders of the Audiobook, and have been absorbing books on Oppenheimer, Feynman, the X15, etc...I've been bouncing back and forth between nuclear history and the space program quite a bit lately.

So, I guess I could shorten that to "Primarily non-fiction with a emphasis on science, engineering, or history. I do have a soft spot for Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K Dick, and the Harry Potter books."

I could probably further shorten that to "I'm a geek. I read what geeks read."

TV: Archer is hilarious. I tend to quote the Simpsons quite a bit.

Music: I'm a gigantic Bowie fan. I tend to consume just about anything as far as music goes, with my tastes probably trending a bit closer to Punk, Post Punk, and flat out noise.

Food: I love, love, love Indian food. Devon Ave is probably one of my favorite places on earth. So much good Indian food. I also have a soft spot for Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Mexican. I like good food in general. I am not a picky eater.
Six things I could never do without
Glasses...I'm unable to function without them. My Smartphone, Computer, and Car are fairly high on this list.

As for what really matters, incredible people, both friends and family, and time to spend with them.

I got rid of that freeloading appendix, those troublesome tonsils, and the just in the way uvula.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Projects. Politics. Cats. Cats in politics?
On a typical Friday night I am
My vice tends to be ethnic restaurants. Indian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Middle Eastern, etc...I'm always up for finding something tasty.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Woah, woah, I'm not spilling my deep, dark secrets to you, OKC.

How the hell did I end up less law abiding? I swear I'm not after your kidneys.
You should message me if
I don't know, let's talk. I can be somewhat shy, so it's quicker if you start the conversation.
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