I'm writing my master's thesis in financial mathematics. Every time I encounter a new term in the finance industry, I say to myself, "What the hell? People allow people to do this with other people's money?" And by people I mean: the government, banks, and everyday people. Possibly in that order.
I'm always trying to learn a new musical instrument. Sometimes more than one at a time.
Tetris. I like simple repetitive logic games. I also like the "tetris effect" where you keep thinking about aligning blocks for a while after playing too much tetris. It also works with connect four, bejeweled, hexic, and a few others. Maybe I'm just slightly OCD and want to stack things and sort them by color?
My favorite movie is probably The Life Aquatic. I like dystopian, life-isn't-supposed-to-be-perfect-just-deal-with-it movies.
Mel Brooks films
Monty Python movies
The Hebrew Hammer
V for Vendetta
Wes Anderson films
Cansei de Ser Sexy
Coheed and Cambria
Jimmy Eat World
The Polyphonic Spree
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Seu Jorge (David Bowie acoustic cover in Portuguese)
The Ting Tings
The White Stripes
Note that being listed here does not mean I like every song by said artist. I tend to like individual songs rather than obsess over any artists.
I like food.
I don't believe in cable. I do Netflix and Hulu. I really only watch The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Doctor Who.
0.5 second reviews of shows I've watched in the past:
Battlestar Galactica +++++
The Cleveland Show +++
The Colbert Report +++
The Daily Show +++
Doctor Who +++++
Family Guy ++
How It's Made +++
Mystery Science Theater 3000 aka MST3K+++++
Star Trek (TNG is my favorite)++
Recently got a PS4 for Destiny. The best game system ever is still the Super Nintendo. Long, story driven quests and pixelated graphics are where it's at. Team Fortress 2 used to be quite good, before they introduced hats and started selling items in game. I went to DragonCon (2009) dressed as a Red team Engineer. Spent 2 days being mistaken for Bob the Builder and letting parents take pictures of me with their kids.
Some of my all time favs:
Earthbound aka Mother II
League of Legengs aka LOL
Left 4 Dead aka L4D
Left 4 Dead 2 aka L4D2
Secret of Mana
Super Mario World
For those of you who think that was a cop-out and not an insightful window into my mind, I don't absolutely depend on many things. I'm pretty malleable. Though I do appreciate being able to bathe regularly.
Sometimes I wish I had been born a helicopter. Wafflewafflewafflewafflewaffle.
Going to the gym (Rock climbing at On the Edge!)
I don't 'go out' very often, but you might see me around downtown Melbourne on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Particularly at Mainstreet.