stickandscripts
29 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
An engineer whose wires cross often enough to spit out reams of prose.

I enjoy a great many things. I'm not always great at them, but I do love to share those things with others -- whether it's making the perfect pour-over, playing/screaming over Mario Kart, scarfing down dimsum in the Richmond, or dressing up to eat steak with a side of neat whiskey at the diviest place in town.

I value ambition, sincerity, and compassion in a person. Someone who lives and lets live, who loves to create. We're only alive for a little bit, we might as well try and leave our mark.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in a growing company of 30 or so, developing an AI that will take over the world. Or just help you find the thing you're looking for. As long as that thing is food. For now.

I also volunteer with an organization teaching women to code and am proud to have met so many self-motivated people. I'd love to say I'm there to teach; in reality, I'm there for moral support.

One month out of the year, I work with a non-profit book organization that organizes a literary bar crawl. I enjoy it because it combines two of my favorite things, often in no particular order or ratio.

My passion is writing. Right now, I'm working on my novel, which takes the bulk of my free time. When I take breaks, I write short stories. Most all involve magic mollusks.

But I also enjoy over analyzing TV, the occasional wining and dining, as well as running up a mountain covered in mud while getting shocked.

Oh and I play a silly bee game at a bar with a great big group of friends who are some of the best people I've ever met. Who knew such a weird group of people could ever come together to form something so great?
I’m really good at
Singing at the top of my lungs at karaoke.

Drinking neat whiskey.

Banter.

Mix and match to taste.
The first things people usually notice about me
The vest. Everyone loves a good vest. Even if I don't wear them all the time in favor of a hoodie and t-shirt (SF gets cold!).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Song of Ice and Fire, Dresden Files, Dune, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes. I also love Lovecraft despite his racism. I'm currently working my way through my friends' novels and realizing they're already on book two and I still need to finish my first.

Movies: I do love stupid action movies and superhero movies, even if I'm critiquing them on a social level all the god damn time.

Shows: Game of Thrones and Westworld are the easiest to name. I have a long queue.

Music: That weird area where everything kinda works for me.

Food: Recently, ramen, but I am down for just about anything.
The six things I could never do without
1. Autonomy
2. Vim and Scrivener
3. Cat
4. Google Maps
5. Caffeine, preferably in IV form
6. Having the best ramen place in town 3 blocks from my house
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Plans.

Some say the best plan is having no plan. I disagree. I think it's always important to have a plan because then you have something to abandon while you craft a new one on the fly. Preferably one that cuts the Gordian knot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends exploring the great urban wilderness of SF. Usually making great big fools of ourselves.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once went in against a Sicilian when death was on the line.

It was a grave mistake.
You should message me if
You've ever wanted to run a mud-covered obstacle course before getting some great meal and melting into a day long coma.

You like to throw dice or play cards.

You like to debate the social nuances of TV shows and books.

You love to banter over nothing and everything.

You'd like to meet my partner in crime, a rather chubby black tabby who acts like a dog to everyone except me (to whom he acts like a cat).

You'll let me cook for you. Preferably meat though, I'm not too great with veggie dishes.
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