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  • Ages 26-33
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5' 8" (1.73m)
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Doesn’t have kids but wants them
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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"Scientific progress goes 'boink'?"
-- Hobbes

I'm kinda like an iPhone:
I was designed in San Francisco, assembled in Asia by people who toiled day and night, and then shipped back to California to spend the rest of my life. I'm user-friendly, and supposedly very smart and very capable; really, I'm a jack of all trades when it comes to technology, able to do almost anything if I have an Internet connection. But in reality, most of my time is spent on Facebook, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

Hmm, now that I think about it, the analogy fits pretty well...except that I prefer Android over iOS. I guess that also explains my self-deprecating humor.

Anyway, I don't like to stay idle. I do have super-lazy days (usually Sundays) where I will marathon a nerdy TV show season the entire day or read a book in one sitting, but for the most part, I love being active. I like finding new things to do and places to see (which, thankfully, LA has no shortage of).

I spend a lot of time with my family, which is actually really tough now that many of them have moved out of LA. Then again, it gives me an excuse to visit Chicago, SF, and New York more often.

Some of the things I like:
-- Nerdfighteria
-- Geek culture
-- Science and technology
-- Cycling
-- Traveling and travel hacking
-- Musicals
-- Theme parks
-- Nature and camping
-- Science fiction/fantasy
-- Fandom
What I’m doing with my life
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"Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time"
-- Calvin's Dad

I'm a professional technogeek (i.e. engineer) lucky enough to work for a company whose office is filled with dogs all day long. I go home every day with a bit of dog slobber on my pant leg and dog hair covering my bag, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love working for startups. Specifically, helping them grow past the phase of pizza box servers and homebrewed tools into a real, sustainable infrastructure. I love the freedom and the challenge of building something up from scratch, working with a small, tight team, and doing work that the big corps won't touch. I've worked for companies big and small, and small is definitely where it's at.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
"As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway."
-- Calvin

I'm changing this to, "I want to get really good at...", because I think it's a better question to ask.

I want to get really good at....
* Photography. I bought this camera, I'm gonna use it, dammit
* Writing. I really wish I had the time to do NaNoWriMo again.
* Traveling, not just to far off places, but also to nearby places I've never been to. I've got 400,000 frequent flyer miles and counting! See also: Photography, because traveling is the main reason I got into photography to begin with.
The first things people usually notice about me
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"The world bores you when you’re cool."
-- Calvin

That I usually have a novel or Kindle within arm's reach of me at all times.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"
-- Calvin

Favorite TV shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9), Mythbusters, Psych, and Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly) are my all-time favorites, but I'm also currently engrossed in comic book TV shows (Arrow, Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Daredevil), Game of Thrones (who isn't?), Person of Interest, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among a few others.

Favorite books: Matilda (ages 9-12), Ender's Game (ages 12-15), Dune (ages 15-18), and the A Song of Ice and Fire series (ages 18+). A couple of very recent favorites are The Martian, by Andy Weir (one of the funniest books I've ever read), and Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline (holy nostalgia, Batman!). Seveneves by Neal Stephenson is also great!

Favorite movies: Inside-Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, WALL-E, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Iron Man, Avengers, Star Trek (2009), and every movie of the 90s Disney Renaissance.

Favorite songs: Cantina music is appropriate for every occasion.

Favorite food: I can eat almost anything, but Japanese food (sushi + ramen) and Mediterranean food are my current favorites.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"Think BIG! Riches! Power! Pretend you could have ANYthing!
Actually, it's hard to argue with someone who looks so happy."
-- Calvin

Six things that I own that I could never do without
- My Sony A7 and RX100m2 cameras
- My laptop (w/ associated accessories)
- My smartphone (aka my portable link to Wikipedia, aka the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
- My personal adventure kit (i.e. backpack with spare clothes, Nalgene bottle, toiletries, etc., for those unexpected trips)
- My bike
- Something to read

Six things that I don't own that I could never do without
- The great outdoors
- Bookstores (and libraries)
- Wikipedia
- Padded floors (or better yet, bouncy floors)
- Air travel
- Outer space
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction."
-- Calvin

How to throw myself at the ground and miss. (Hence the necessity for padded/bouncy floors in previous section.) I'm telling you, it's the secret to learning how to fly. The first part is easy. It's the second part I'm having trouble with. *ow*

Seriously, though, I think about a lot. Most of my web time is spent link-surfing history and science pages on Wikipedia or watching science YouTube videos. (I like science.)

I'm also kinda curious how sleep paralysis feels like.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
"How can something be so plausible in the moment and so idiotic in retrospect?"
-– Calvin

In June, it was room escape puzzles.

In July, it was Comic Con and spearfishing.

In August, it was Disneyland and board gaming.

What constitutes "a typical Friday" for me changes on a seemingly monthly schedule.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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“If people could put rainbows in zoos, they’d do it.”
–- Hobbes

Sometimes I wonder if online dating is really right for me, because I find it easier to engage someone in a conversation in real life, as opposed to sending messages semi-anonymously on websites like this one and hoping that they respond.
You should message me if
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“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
-- Calvin

If you're the type of girl who would rather date a guy who buys you a book instead of a drink, then you should definitely message me.

Bonus points if: enjoy camping and general outdoorsiness. consider yourself a "fangirl" of anything

Must love dogs. Or cats. Or anything with fur and a tail, really.