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My self-summary
Live/Work in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area, born abroad.

I'm trying an experiment - I think friends and people involved in our lives can do a better job describing us than we can ourselves, so here's a quote from a close friend about me -

"Aimal is one of my closest friends and here's some reasons why: he doesn't seem to mind if I start profusely crying about work over drinks, he introduces me to cool stuff I had no clue existed, he's a wonderful travel companion and planned our whole Europe trip, he took care of me when I got food poisoning on that trip, he always asks me how I am and actually listens, and he always makes me laugh. Sometimes he makes me cry, but it's always cause I'm laughing too much."

My ideal date involves great conversation. I'm happy to talk about basically anything that someone is passionate about. I love asking questions, learning, and sharing. I really value openness and honesty.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working on my Great American Novel, which is really just a 3-ring binder full of printed out livejournal entries from college.
I’m really good at
I enjoy making people laugh. If you can appreciate a dark and/or controversial-to-the-status-quo sense of humor, we'll probably get along, and I love finding those people and sharing my humor with them.

I REALLY like conversation, the more interesting the topic/obscure the topic, the better. I especially like talking about things I don't know much about from people who do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading Shantaram (very slowly)

In the Mood for Love, Mulholland Drive (probably my favorite), There Will Be Blood, Blue Valentine, Drive, anything with Ryan Gosling or Amy Adams.

Radiohead, Daft Punk, Crystal Castles, Gesaffelstein, Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy soundtracks. Dark techno sets on soundcloud.

Bojack Horseman on Netflix is a modern day masterpiece.

Favorite restaurants in SF include Kin Khao, State Bird (I have been known to ditch work early on a Friday to stand in line), Mission Chinese, Californios, Liho Liho, Rove Kitchen and Souvla
Six things I could never do without
Art (in all its varieties)
Intimacy (physical and emotional, 2 for 1!)
Good Food
der Wille zur Macht
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, Death, the nature of consciousness

What makes a great movie, story, song, or restaurant/meal great

Who's available to go with me on my next international outing. Schedules are hard. Fun-employed? Front of the line!

How to become a spy (probably should prepare by learning a bunch of languages... German? Spanish? Dothraki?)

Self awareness and how many people seem to sorely lack it. Or they're like me and have way too much of it.
On a typical Friday night I am
The spectrum:

1. sleeping early so I can go hiking/workout/do yoga on Saturday morning.

2. Going to public works or some other show (mostly techno these days) and trying to stay awake long enough for the headliner to come out.

In between there are various bar shenanigans, netflix nights and movie/restaurant outings.

It's the spectrum of millennial activities!
You should message me if
You like this: http://zenpencils.com/comic/102-timothy-leary-you-arent-like-them/

If you're a militant anti-cuddler or deep down you a have the soul of a Disney villain then we PROBABLY won't be a good match but who knows, right? I believe that opposites can attract and that chemistry is sometimes mysterious and ephemeral.

While I don't like limiting what I'm looking for in terms of dating (sometimes we don't know what we want until it's in front of us), I do tend towards deeper and more meaningful friendships/relationships/connections in life and love. Someone I can hang out with in pajamas and on the dance floor or a nice restaurant would be ideal. (I'll take 2 out of 3, though pajama hangouts are pretty important)
The two of us