Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am passionate about food, technology, working with animals, and
living by, “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail...” (-Ralph Waldo Emerson). A
native of the Bay Area, I left my job at Apple after 5 years and am
now working at a 12 person startup and learning how to breed a
miniature giraffe. (I like all animals, but having a miniature
giraffe as a pet would be ideal.) I love lamp. I also love
traveling. What I enjoy about traveling is discovering new places,
taking in different cultures, sights, and smells, meeting
interesting people, and having new experiences. On occasion, I look
for late night mischief that involves confetti, zombies, english
muffins, or a combination of the 3. Feel free to reach out, I like
someone who's ambitious and takes initiative!
What I’m doing with my life
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I spent 5 years working at Apple, the last 3 at various startups,
and am currently working at a startup doing Operations. I live near
downtown Palo Alto in a large intentional community (a number of
houses that share a courtyard) of about 35-40 people. There are
plenty of activities (or at least a few) I wouldn’t do for money.
However, video production, editing, motion graphics, and design is
something I get paid for on the side and thoroughly enjoy. I’m very
career focused but feel family, friends, and relationships are
necessary things to find time for.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Naming movies that start with the word 'Jaws' and guessing colors
that end in ‘-urple’. Additionally: active listening, dancing,
cheering people up, learning from mistakes, improvisation, being
creative, networking, impersonating a masseur, appreciating others,
losing to the Pope in chess, overcoming challenges, and cuddling.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My outgoing personality, great sense of humor, and a resemblance to
someone you may (or may not) know. (Also that I'm actually 6'3".)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Catcher in the Rye, Hamlet, Ender's Game, Game of Thrones
series, and Where the Wild Things Are (yeah, I'm not ashamed, that
one hasn't changed for 20 years!).
Movies: The Usual Suspects, The Dark Knight, High Fidelity, Hero,
The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan, Inception, Anchorman,
Airplane, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and Lawrence of
Music: I'm not picky, but I particularly like Dave Matthews Band,
Jack Johnson, OAR, Dispatch, Daft Punk, The Killers
Food: I'm somewhat of a foodie, but love and appreciate all types!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Great food, intimate conversations, close friends, family, animals,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to combine dancing, mint chocolate chip ice cream, early 16th
century Russian theater, and ending world poverty into one
Also, how to help, influence, or change the lives of those around
me. My family believes in the importance of philanthropy (and Etch
A Sketches), so I’ve always found it essential to think about
helping others and supporting organizations that do. (Note: Sadly,
non-profits do not appreciate large quantity donations of Etch A
Sketches. In my opinion, Amnesty International could be much more
effective with 1500 of them on hand. Imagine the possibilities!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Swimming the Mediterranean while listening to Thriller, or going
out to dinner, drinks, or the movies with friends. Depending on how
I feel, I may also curl up with a book or movie while thinking
about how to make a profitable chocolate trafficking business
(because let's be honest, if you could make money for eating and
sharing large amounts of delicious chocolate with friends, it would
be pretty amazing, no?)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never spent the night in a turkish prison and yes, I like
I've played 3 sports over my lifetime (soccer, water polo, and
football), each resulting in knee or shoulder surgery. Besides
competitive knitting, any suggestions for other less dangerous
sports I could try?
You should message me if
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You feel sticking to the conventional path isn't always necessary
and you think there's more to life than being really really
ridiculously good looking. Also, if you're an adventurous person
with a great sense of humor who likes intelligent conversations,
trying new things, and loves spontaneity! Like what you read or
think the two of us would have fun traveling, dancing, and playing
Twister on every continent? Don't hesitate to send me a message!
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