Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A wise man once said, "Save my seat, I'll be right back." He said
other things too, but I don't remember what they were.
Hi, I'm Bernie. Years ago I graduated from college and was shocked
at first when people called me an "adult" and gave me weird stuff
like "money" and "responsibility". Fortunately, I've continued my
amazing journey since then, and have been constantly learning and
growing (or shrinking, after my commitment to health).
Life is an adventure, but I can't read the map. I think it's in
some foreign language or something... and what the hell are these
symbols? Is that a tree with a fork? Why would trees in my life
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a software engineer, which means 1) I design and implement
complex software systems, and 2) my family calls me when their
Internet isn't working. I’ve developed an OCR system using neural
nets, but my hardest job by far was teaching my grandmother to use
In my spare time I've also worked on a (rather silly) animation,
which has also forced me to learn several other skills, like music
composition, drawing, and 3D modeling. All that effort for a rather
And yet I'm proud.
Because when you work hard on something, you become proud of
I'm also a bit of a space tech geek, and I've stayed up late to
watch things like the Curiosity landing and the LCROSS
Also, I once got an Italian astronaut to quote James Bond.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Running while listening to epic Hans Zimmer soundtracks
so I can pretend I'm in an action
Also, I can remember, like, a bunch of digits of pi, so, I guess
You never know, it could come in handy! Like, if there's a ticking
bomb, and the code to disarm it is the first 40 digits of pi, then
here I come to save the day!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my awkwardness. I like to think I'm just good at doing a
Michael Cera impersonation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Hitchhiker's Guide "trilogy", Old Man's
War, and Catch-22. Looking for a new favorite; feel free to
TV shows: Doctor Who, Community, Firefly, &
Six seasons and a movie!
Food: Anything. Especially if I can figure out how
to cook it. But I really love Indian food.
I was ecstatic when I found out I could just make tikka
masala with ordinary ingredients (although I usually use healthier
ingredients than what most recipes call for). Cooking my own food
has been essential for eating healthy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4) MORE CAFFEINE!
5) TOO MUCH CAFFEINE?
6) OH GOD MY EYES ARE BLEEDING
Okay, so here's a somewhat less stupid list:
New things — If the universe ever ran out of
things to teach me, I'd probably get bored pretty quick.
The Internet — My career basically depends on it.
I'm pretty much useless in an apocalypse. In a robot uprising,
though, I'll be the one reprogramming the Terminators.
My smartphone — I cherish it more than than my own
lungs. Which is probably why I haven't passcode-protected my lungs
Wilson the volleyball — He kept me sane when I was
trapped on that island. I think… or maybe I just fell asleep
watching Cast Away. Oh well, it was easier than the time I took
down the Death Star.
The ability to finish this list later —
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Stories for animations or games I'll never have time to make. Also,
space. I'm a bit of a space nerd. I covered that up above. But I
forgive you for skipping ahead.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Possibly at home, catching up on all the shows that everyone keeps
saying I "absolutely have to watch".
I also started watching an online series about World War I,
documenting the events of the war exactly 100 years after they
happened. It's actually pretty fascinating! But for those of you
who read the book, no spoilers! I'm betting those Austro-Hungarians
can really turn this war around and win the–– bwahahahaha, sorry, I
couldn't get through that with a straight face.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once ran out of soap in the shower and had to use shampoo as a
body wash. I'd never had smoother, silkier leg hair.
Also, when I was fitted for running shoes, I was nonchalantly told
that one of my feet is slightly longer than the other. So I guess
now I have to be self-conscious about that for the rest of my life.
You should message me if
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If you'd like to chat. If we share a common interest. If you can
suggest a book or a recipe. If you have a problem. If no one else
can help. And if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The
A-Team. *Cue the music*
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