Is anyone good at describing themselves without sounding either
generic or pretentious?
I'm just a young professional trying to make a name for myself in
the world of forensic engineering.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in
spring 2013. I already had an A.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Technology. Now I'm working towards my professional engineering
license (already certified as an E.I.T. in Wisconsin, so now I'm
just waiting the required 4 years before attempting the
Professional Engineering Exam). I am also working towards becoming
a certified fire investigator (CFI) because why not. I use my
engineering skills both at home with my own projects and at work.
(I'm a nerd, just putting that out there right away)
I work for a small forensic engineering firm in Union Grove that
investigates all types of losses. Our specialty is determining the
mechanical failures that cause fires and explosions. In other
words, I get to figure out why houses blew up and stuff. I've got
some pretty good stories so send me a message if you want to hear
some of the crazy stuff I've had to do or figure out.
Most of my friends live in Madison, either finishing up their
undergrad degrees or working on their PhDs, so I have time to
I’m really good at
I'm really good at fixing stuff (computers, electronics, cars,
appliances, etc.). I helped a few friends out a lot when they were
building their own computers. This also translates to some of the
projects I come up with to keep myself entertained, as well as to
challenge myself. I have a knack for being able to figure out why
something isn't working even if I doesn't know how it works at
My current projects are building a laser cutting machine based on
the Core XY design, making props from various games (Hammer Burst
from Gears of War, Pip Boy 3000 from Fallout, etc.), building a
universal speedometer, and probably something else as well by the
time you are reading this. If that kind of stuff is "too
nerdy/lame/etc." for you, you might want to move along I
I also use to be a really good singer. I was invited into several
selective groups to perform back in the day. Now my singing is
relegated to the car when I'm alone or the shower. If you request
it though I will sing, but I'm extremely out of practice so don't
expect an award winning performance.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently my hair (Not my eyes. I know, I was shocked too). It's
kind of thick and has a soft feel to it. You are more than welcome
to see if this description is correct for yourself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't seem to have much time for tv anymore, but I like
Supernatural, Doctor Who, Merlin, Adventure Time, Always Sunny,
Star Trek (DS9 and TNG mostly), How I Met Your Mother, Torchwood,
Archer, Rick and Morty, Futurama, and Top Gear (U.K., not
Movie wise you can get me to watch almost anything. Same for music.
The six things I could never do without
-My laptop, even though it's getting old now
-Learning new things
-My car (2013 Subaru BRZ)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about the future. (but who doesn't)
Like where I’ll end up, what my job will be, and who I’ll be with.
Who knows, if you're lucky (or unlucky depending on your opinion of
me at this point) it might be you. All I know is I learned the hard
way not to plan your future around someone else. That and everyone
I know who is successful worked hard but had no plan; they stumbled
into everything that's great in their life.
On a typical Friday night I am
I try to hang out with friends or working on one of my projects.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still buy and build Lego because it lets me relax. It's AFOL, I
know. (If you get the humor please message me because it would make
You should message me if
-If the match percent is high.
-If you like having fun and nerdy and/or smart traits do anything
-If you’re a cool dudette who isn’t afraid of anything.
-If you think Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the best in
-You made it to this point. Honestly, if you are reading this right
now you should message me. I don't bite (unless you're into that
sort of thing). You have nothing to lose.