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My self-summary
I'm a transplant that moved to Seattle in 1999, figured it was a good enough place to stay, and fell in love with it over the past 17 years I've been here.

I consider myself a non-practicing geek, because although I like science fiction & fantasy, and tabletop roleplaying, these things have become less of a main course and more of a past life experience. (Although, I still have enough knowledge that I can hold my own.)

Instead, I'm trying to get out and explore the world more to see what I've been missing all these years. I'm interested in art (really like the idea of interactive art; things that you push, pull, crank, smash, rub, and squeeze) and just started doing day hikes.

I'm a fairly open person when talking, and I don't mind answering most questions people ask.

I'm looking for activity partners and cool people to hang out with. This means that if you have New Friends listed as one of the reasons you're here, I may message you even if we wouldn't be romantically compatible. I hope you don't mind.

If you are considering me as a dating partner, please be aware that I am firmly on the kinkier side of the spectrum, and am very much non-monogomous.
What I’m doing with my life
Ramping up to become (hopefully) a student again
I’m really good at
Kissing, acting as a dead person, coding in Python.

Things I *want* to get good at: drawing, communication skills, and cigar box guitar.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: In recent years, I've trended towards non-fiction, but I'm slowly starting to round it out with a bit of fiction here and there. A partial list of authors: Ray Bradbury, Issac Asimov, Neal Stephenson, Ben Bova, Neil Gaiman, Simon Singh, and Jeff Noon.

I picked up a Great Courses lecture series on Audible about books that will change your life, and I plan on working through those as well as some fun reading. Currently, I'm reading "The Lucifer Effect" which is about the Stanford Prison Experiment. I plan on adding How To Read A Book and Letters and Essays From Prison to my current reading schedule. (I've decided to schedule reading time in my life to make sure that I actually get it done.)

Movies: I used to be a huge movie fan, but my movie watching fell off in recent years. Documentaries have started to slowly infiltrate my life more. Favorite movies: Monsters, Ronin, Sneakers, Liquid Television (old 90's TV series), Waltz With Bashir, Splendor, Babylon 5 (another TV series I'm sneaking in).

Music: I am a musical sponge. I absorb whatever music that I come across, which has given me an eclectic taste. Whatever I'm listening to at any given point in time depends on my mood. Sometimes, I really want older, traditional blues. Sometimes, I need a bit of folk. And other times, I just need a bit of electronic music to hit my ears. Right now, I'm exploring musical genres more than anything. Tomorrow, it'll probably be grunge straight from the 90's. The day after that, blues (Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt... older blues), or possibly Boards of Canada or Orbital. It changes.

Foods: My favorite food is a bacon cheeseburger. I also enjoy pizza.

Sushi is also a favorite food of mine, but I have to be in the mood for it.

Although technically an omnivore, I'm going to try to become 2/3 vegan for health reasons.

I am also always looking for good recipes, restaurants, and cookbooks!

Six things I could never do without
1) Music. Even when I don't have headphones on, I seem to have a back catalog of songs in my head that will start playing randomly. I like how it can move people.

2) Art. I rarely play around with art, but on the few occasions that I do it seems to refresh me. I'm partial to interactive art, where the main idea is to just give a wondrous moment to the viewer.

3) My private journal: I like having a place where I can jot down my memories and thoughts, so I can reflect on them later.

4) Coffee. Oh god, coffee. My bitter, best friend.

5) Sanity. Sanity is very much underrated in the world.

6) Meditation. Since I've started at it, I've found it had really been a positive force I my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What project I should tackle next, and what's the next action for it. (I'm a wannabe productivity geek.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Looking for groups of people to hang out and engage with, but not loud raucous parties or clubs. If not that, then staying in and working on a side project.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I titter and giggle like a tiny schoolgirl when I'm tickled.
You should message me if
You'd like to have a chat, with zero expectations in the process. Sometimes, just saying hello is pretty awesome.

If you're just looking for someone to take along on an adventure somewhere.

Please don't be offended if you don't hear from me for a bit. For some reason, OK Cupid doesn't notify me about new messages all the time.

You saw one tiny thing in my profile that interested you. Let's start with that!

I *can* be chatty, as a warning. You may get a wall of text. Just sayin'.
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