So what makes me different than every other lovelorn geek you’ve ever met in a coffee shop? Well, I’m probably a bit more driven, and almost definitely more educated. I have my life more or less together—I know exactly where I want to be in five years. I’m fascinated by a lot of things—I can spend hours reading Wikipedia. (I’m told I can sound like a know-it-all at times, but it’s not purposeful. I’m not trying to show off—I’m trying to share cool things!) I have a mischievous sense of humor: I’ve been known to anagram signs, to leave silly stickers in restaurants’ menus, and to get library books signed (to the library itself) by the authors before returning them. I’m also in pretty good shape, since I commute by bike. I have an artistic streak, working mostly in stained glass. And I believe in regularly doing things that terrify me. (I’ve done the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland three times now, just because.)
I’m culturally Jewish, but really an atheist at heart. (I’ve read most of the Bible...it’s got some strange shit in it.) One of my best friends says that I’m the only person he knows who is “religious, but not spiritual”. I believe strongly in treating others well in the here and now.
(?שלום! אני אדם! מה שלומך)
(Please note that Google Translate isn’t very good between Hebrew and English. So if you think you’re clever and you try to translate this, what it gives you back is wrong.)
Something I’ve realized in the past year: I really do want to have kids and a family. However I’m also open to something more short-term, so long as I can figure out how to avoid anyone getting hurt.