wumpus9000
33 Ithaca, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a mildly extroverted person, who is left handed. I'm a little weird. Ok maybe a lot weird. And that's how I like it.

Say hi. I dare you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer, interaction/workflow designer, and general-purpose nerdy person. I've recently moved to central New York for work.
I’m really good at
Taking things apart and putting them back together. Assembling IKEA furniture. Creative cooking. Stating the obvious. Explaining naturally occurring phenomena through math and science. Talking to my rubber ducky. Driving stick. Inspiring others to do amazing things. Making friends with other people's pets.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm wearing them, my glasses, as they are big and nerdy-ish.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Harry Potter. Self-inflicted Wounds. Bossypants. How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You. The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Tugboats in Action. The C Programming Language. I loved Wicked, but I hated Gregory Maguire's other books. Otherwise, anything non-fiction that talks about how the body works - I love biochemistry stuff.

Movies: So many! Anything from artsy (Shortbus), to weird (Repo! The Genetic Opera), to Campy/Musicals (RENT, Hairspray, Chicago), to CGI-porn Action (X-Men, Transformers, anything Michael Bay). I also love kids movies - Frozen, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, anything Muppets, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, etc. It's because I'm 31 going on 12.

Shows: The Great British Bake Off, Kimmy Schmidt, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, COSMOS, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock, Archer, Family Guy, South Park, Star Trek (all but Enterprise), and Futurama.

Music: All over the map on this one.

Food: I would like to call myself a meatitarian, but I do love veggies too. I try not to eat grains. Now brains on the other hand... Braaaaaaaaains!!!!!
The six things I could never do without
0) Coffee
1) Glasses/contacts
2) Smartphone du jour
3) Enumerated lists of things
4) The Google
5) Whiteboards
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Kittens. How I can make the world a better place. Kittens. How I can make the world a better place for kittens. What's for [insert next meal of the day here]. Kittens. When I am going to go back to finish grad school and what I will research. Kittens.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a bar. Watching Netflix. Doing laundry. Having dinner with friends. On a date. Working out. Going exploring. Want to help me pick?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A few years ago, for two whole years, I listened to nothing but the series of Harry Potter audiobooks in my car during my commute. I would alternate back and forth between the US version read by Jim Dale and the UK version read by Stephen Fry. What I learned: The Stephen Fry version is better.

Bonus private thing: I regularly explain my problems to one of my collection of rubber ducks, who all just stare at me judgy like, until I figure out how to fix it myself.

Bonus bonus private thing: I collect rubber ducks.

Bonus bonus bonus private thing: I'm really not obsessed with rubber ducks, but they are pretty damn cool.
You should message me if
You believe in the prose of Matt Inman and Randall Munroe. You believe in the Oxford comma. You believe in the AP Style Guide that says not to use the Oxford comma and you would like to fight to the death. You have strong opinions about other forms of punctuation and would like to discuss them over wine. You understand that sometimes the antagonist is the most compelling character in a story and you may secretly want him/her to win even though you know he/she won't. You might identify as even mildly nerdy. You like board games. You aren't afraid of being forced to go outside and hike. You would like to go out bike riding with me. You have a spiffy-awesome [random animal species here] that you would like me to meet. You refer to things as "spiffy" and mean it.

So say we all!
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