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My self-summary
I love: Interesting ideas. Beauty (natural and designed). Banter. Dancing. Vulnerability. The meeting of two minds. A good massage (giving and receiving). The moment when someone I love melts into my arms. Chocolate. Flavorful food. That blissful post-workout feeling. Going from ingredients to something tasty. Sentence fragments (too easy?)
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying the ride.

Sleeping, exploring myself and other people, growing more and more passionate about self-development, personal growth, and nutrition. And in my other 60+ hours a week, enjoying my job as much as possible while figuring out how to create a life I'm totally in love with.

One woman's profile requested people who see themselves as a "positive force in the universe." I don't think I've quite reached such cosmic proportions, but hopefully I'm headed in the right direction.
I’m really good at
Being a smartass. Introspecting. Analyzing. Listening. Napping. Back massages. And a few other things I thin you'll enjoy once we get to know each other better.
The first things people usually notice about me
Why don't you tell me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like how this section refuses to acknowledge the existence of the Internet.

I'm addicted to the Moth podcast. When I'm willing to devote a few more brain cells, I also like the Tim Ferriss Show, TED Talks (though those are occasionally a little too breathlessly self-important), and Tech Tonics.

Online: New Yorker, Farnam Street, too many other blogs to mention, and Quora. If you haven't heard of Quora you need to join immediately; it is like Facebook + Wikipedia + useful + crack.

Books: I'm getting really into books on personal change, self development, etc. It feels amazing to read something and find that it makes an immediate, visceral impact on my life. On a completely different note, my favorite book recently has been Hillbilly Elegy.

Music: depends what mood I'm in -- I really love listening to music but it's not my "thing." Ranges from Trance to Alternative to a cappella to Andrew Bird to currently popular danceable songs to various types of Alternative Rock and Pop that I'm embarrassed to admit :-)

Food: a little while ago, I decided to try avoiding food that requires animals to suffer for my gustatory pleasure. Over a year later, I'm still veganish (I'm happy to eat animal products that are actually humanely raised, and was excited to learn mussels don't feel pain). I've decided I'm not going to worry about the fact that most people eat meat, but if you're the type of person who likes to taunt vegans, we're not going to get along. (Though if you have ethical justifications for eating non-humane meat, let me know! I love the taste of meat, so I'm actively in the market for those.)
Six things I could never do without
I'm not particularly interested in this question, so I'll take advantage of this space to note that I spent a non-trivial amount of time deciding which field would be the most fun to leave with the default message.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people act the way they do. What it means to live a good (happy? fulfilling? moral?) life, and how I can do that. What the role of government and business should be. How to get into conversations about all these things without seeming pretentious.

Also: how someone who's into both meditation and food totally needs to grab the username ommnomnom before it's gone.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably resting up from the week. After 5 years in NYC, I've realized that I value rest and reflection, and gotten over the compulsion to be doing something Exciting and Cool all the time. On Saturdays I'll have a friend over for dinner, go out to try an interesting restaurant, go dancing, or go to something totally random (like the Xtreme Pogo Championship held in Union Square Park a few months ago - I thought it sounded silly too, but get back to me after you've seen 16 consecutive backflips on a pogo stick.)
You should message me if
You're intrigued, and think we might enjoy each other.

Or you like to dance.

Or you'd like to share your opinion on whether I look better with or without a beard.

Or you like the taste of beer. (Not really, but bonus points if you get the reference.)
The two of us