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My self-summary
I'm a thoughtful but easy-going kind of guy who believes who you're with is more important than what you're doing. I love just hanging out with friends, talking as we walk, play, eat, or whatever. I like cooking, walking, exploring, and nature. I love art in all its forms, especially music and film. I'm intelligent, analytical, and rational, but also very emotional, creative, and silly. I'm a nerd and a computer programmer by profession.

I'm open-minded and curious, always interested in new ideas. Politically I'm pretty liberal. I have strong opinions on matters of public policy, but I have a real distaste for politics and most politicians. I love the human brain and I find it endlessly fascinating. I'm always curious about neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and whatever cool new research is going on. I don't go in for religion. It does some people a world of good, I just don't believe in it. I'm bisexual; if you're curious what that means to me, check out my journal.

I am creative, curious, and honest
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer specializing in user interfaces for web applications. At times I get tired of writing code all day, but I do love it, and I'm good at it. For my life outside of work, I try to find a peaceful balance to all the stress and analytical challenges of my job.
I’m really good at
I have a good sense of humor, though sometimes it's a bit quirky. I'm great with animals, thanks to growing up with far too many. I have a knack for understanding both sides of an argument, and playing the devil's advocate when necessary. I'm a good cook.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure, really--people don't often tell you their first impressions! A friend says I should put "easy-going and conversational".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books) The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson; Neverwhere, American Gods, and most short stories by Neil Gaiman; anything at all by Douglas Adams; a smattering of works by Philip Dick and H.P. Lovecraft, and many, many more. I mostly go for fiction, and usually science fiction or fantasy. I really like to see the world from a different perspective, to think about what could be, and to contemplate what makes us human. Recently I've been reading some non-fiction, too--mostly stuff about human nature and evolution.

movies) 12 Monkeys, Being John Malkovich, Crash, Dark City, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Ghost in the Shell, Hot Fuzz, Princess Mononoke, The Lion King, Titus, V For Vendetta, Yojimbo, and lots more. I especially like movies that are visually striking or make you think. I'm a big fan of anime and animation; some of it can be really innovative and incredibly beautiful.

television) 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Berserk, Cowboy Bebop, The Daily Show, Dexter, Dollhouse, Firefly, Full Metal Alchemist, Robot Chicken, South Park, Star Trek: TNG & DS9, Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles, The Venture Brothers, The Wire

music) Apocalyptica, Bela Fleck, Boards of Canada, Cake, Coldplay, Daft Punk, the Decemberists, Dredg, the Dresden Dolls, Elbow, the Flaming Lips, The Get Up Kids, Green Day, Guster, Jets to Brazil, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Notwist, Oasis, Pink Floyd, The Postal Service, Radiohead, Sebadoh, Sigur Ros, Spoon, Super Furry Animals, Tom Waits, etc.

food) I love food. I like all sorts, though two of my favorite are sushi and Indian. I like good simple food, and complex intricate food with subtle flavor combinations. Spicy is great, but not if it's so hot it overpowers the rest of the dish. I enjoy good vegetarian food, but I do love meat. Some of my favorite ingredients are tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, spinach, basil, garlic, chili peppers, and ginger.
Six things I could never do without
My friends, music, a computer, some creative outlet, good pans and cooking knives, and a quiet place to relax.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think big and small. I think a lot, but I'm just as likely to contemplate the nature of the Universe or the future of human culture as I am to think about the peculiar wording they chose for some ad or what I'll eat for dinner. I also like to think out loud, discussing and debating with a friend over something profound or profoundly silly.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, playing board games, or just chilling at home watching Netflix. I'm not interested in clubbing or bar hopping. I have most of my weekend fun during the day when it's beautiful and sunny!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not interested in casual sex. I just don't enjoy it unless I really care about the one I'm with.
You should message me if
You live near by and you'd like to get to know me! My goal here is to meet people who I can spend time with in person.
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