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My self-summary
Hello. :) I'm David.

Interests: running, biking, talking with a close friend about what's happening in our lives (or any other interesting topic), cuddling, reading, programming, sleeping.

Distinguishing qualities: honesty, straightforwardness, openness with my thoughts and feelings, introversion, equanimity (had to double-check the meaning of this before putting it in my profile), intelligence, rationality, open-mindedness, discipline/work ethic, simple lifestyle.

INTJ if you're into that.
What I’m doing with my life
Opened up a small moonshining operation.
Closed the moonshining operation.
Went to college.
Dropped out of college.
Worked at a sandwich shop.
Went back to college.
High school math teacher.
Long haul truck driver.
Public bus driver.
Web development bootcamp teaching assistant.
Software engineer. (← current)
I’m really good at
Can you join me in the rarified air of Level 49 at

Additionally, I have...
- made over 1,000 (constructive) edits to Wikipedia
- free soloed a 5-story building
- founded a subreddit with over 160,000 subscribers (although I have since been deposed as moderator)
- written this song on the guitar and drums and this song on the piano
- directed a one-act play
- juggled a soccer ball 37 times in a row
- won a US patent
- scored 1580 on the SAT (it used to be out of 1600, youngins)
- earned a Class A commercial driver's license
- done a 1,600-mile self-supported bicycle tour
- pedaled a bike at 53 mph
- run a mile in 5:47
- bench pressed 280 lbs
- overcome my fundamentalist Catholic upbringing to realize there is no God
- gone 3.75 days eating nothing but celery and gum
- been reviewed as "coolest math teacher i have ever had," "hella chill teacher," and "freaking awesome"
- moved using only my Mazda Miata convertible, twice
- only made up one of the above facts

And I unconditionally guarantee that I will beat you in Mario Kart 64.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm not a music-, movie-, food-, coffee-, beer-, or any-other-kind-of-snob, and nor do I feel like this section gives too much insight into a person's personality, but anyway...

Books: The Prisoner's Dilemma, Ender's Game, Into Thin Air, The Kite Runner, I Robot, Cannery Row, Lost Horizon, Concerning the Fountain, The Day of the Jackal, Right Ho Jeeves, and of course Harry Potter. Hated: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Movies: the Bourne trilogy, Gladiator, The Fountain, Strictly Sexual, GATTACA, I Am Sam, In Bruges, Love Actually, The Notebook, V for Vendetta, The Painted Veil, The Crucible, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Shows: Dexter, Modern Family. 24 is an oldie but a goodie.

Music: I dislike most country and most classic rock. And the Spanish stations that come on as I scan the radio. Beyond that, as to what I DO like... that's very hard to summarize or predict, but your best bets would be from hip hop, electronic, Top 40, quality classical/movie scores, coffee-shop-style music, and modern rock.

Food: My favorite cuisines are Ethiopian and Indian as a close second, but I don't really like to eat out.
The six things I could never do without
sunshine and warm weather
hot showers
free time
non-free time (i.e. some kind of purpose)
most importantly: a few people who really care about and understand me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How literally do I need to take your "you should message me if" section. I'm kind of a rule follower.
On a typical Friday night I am
On a typical Friday night, I am usually recovering from a tiring work week by engaging in some of the more relaxing and rejuvenating of the activities listed below. Completely ignoring any particular focus on Friday night, here are some things that I enjoy and do fairly regularly:

talk with a close friend
ride my bike
lift weights
drink alcohol (← date idea!)
read a book
read the Internet
watch TV
take a hot shower/bath

Note that eating out is not listed here. I much prefer to eat and drink "in". It's cheaper, more convenient, usually more nutritious, and involves less navigation of social protocols. :-p

And here are some activities that I am able to do only infrequently but enjoy a lot:

dance! (← date idea!)
the "parlor game" or "tabletop game" variously called mafia/werewolf/assassin/resistance
bike tour
international travel
amusement park (love thrill rides)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm in a high percentile among men for tearing up while watching movies and TV shows. Also, I enjoy when I overhear my neighbors having sex.
You should message me if
You are looking for a relationship that straddles the line between casual and committed.

Don't be afraid to write. :) Whatever you might feel like writing, I invite you to say it. Grab life by the horns! YOLO, you know.