Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved here from Houston in 2013 to study computer science at UTD.
Due to class availability, I switched my major to software
engineering in order to graduate sooner. Well, I was supposed to
graduate in May 2015 and have a relatively laid back final
semester--until my advisor informed me that I was two classes shy
of getting two degrees. Not getting the CS degree at that point
really seemed like a waste, so now I'm set to take 20 hours in the
spring, and 1 hour in the summer (my first advisor failed to point
out I was missing an hour of science when I first transferred) in
order to graduate in August. I'm a little worried because taking 18
hours this past semester was absolute bullshit, and those weren't
all senior level courses. Just gotta power through, I guess?
Ideally, I'd like to get a job as video game developer, as that's
the primary reason I decided to finish my degree after a semester
break that lasted 15 years, but I doubt that's going to happen
without first putting in some time with side projects to build up a
portfolio. We'll see how it goes.
Okay, so here some "fun" facts for those of the Deal Breaker
• I'm a lefty. It's a big deal. You righties will never understand
• I'm allergic to cats. My allergies are generally mild, but I did
encounter a pair of ninja death kitties once that nearly killed me.
That's probably hyperbole, but there *was* considerable swelling
involved. Not pretty.
• I hate beer. I'm told it's an acquired taste... so I guess I just
never acquired it, and not from lack of trying. I don't think my
quality of life has suffered because of it though.
• I'm not a sports fan. Like at all. I mean, I'll suffer through a
game if that's what my brother or dad are watching, and I feel like
spending time with them, but it's generally not my idea of a good
• I like video games. Some friends have referred to my home as
GameStop because I literally have hundreds of video games. I don't
really play all that much anymore, but it's still my favorite
• I'm kind of shy. And introverted. And apparently suffer from what
I suspect to be mild social anxiety. I know, I know...most girls
find this sort of thing incredibly sexy, right? It's the truth
though, unfortunately. It's not at all convenient for me, so if it
was something I could change, I would've done it by now.
What I’m doing with my life
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Torturing myself in order to finish up my degrees as quickly as
possible so that I can move back to Houston. No offense to y'all
who love Dallas, but I do not love your winter weather, and 635 is
a motherfucker. Also, tornadoes. Not a fan. Other than that though,
it's great. I just miss my friends and family back home.
Oh and earthquakes too, apparently. WTF, Dallas?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
wasting time. I must have a black belt in time mismanagement
because I have no idea where the time goes most days. I am so
proficient at it, in fact, that I don’t even have enough time of my
own to waste. But that’s where you come in! Should you find
yourself with extra time that’s in need of wasting, I’m your man.
I am, of course, referring to my own satisfaction here, though I’m
sure you’ll enjoy yourself too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The shaved head, I imagine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite book: Stephen King's It - I still avoid
walking past sewer drains, particularly at night.
Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - I can
neither confirm nor deny that I watched my VHS copy enough times to
wear it out.
Favorite show: The Walking Dead - What can I say?
I like zombies.
Favorite song: Take on Me by A-Ha - That music
video is still amazing. I mean, what kid didn't wish he could jump
into the pages of a comic?
Favorite food: Sushi - I don't think this really
requires explanation. It's the best.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Internet access. I would surely die of boredom
without it. It also feeds what some consider my sick desire to know
the answer to everything.
2) Central air. No pleasure, no rapture, no
exquisite sin greater... than central air. I really should change
this to "central heating." Why so cold, Dallas? Why so cold?
3) Sleep. At the risk of sounding lazy, I love
sleeping. LOVE it. But wait! There's more! Dreaming gets thrown in
at no extra charge!! Act now!
4) Imagination. You know, for those times when the
power goes out.
5) GPS. Holy crap, Dallas! Could you *make* your
freeway system any more confusing? I mean, even the GPS gets turned
around traveling from Dallas to Fort Worth. Please fix this.
6) My adoring fans. ... What? Hey, I could have
adoring fans! I could! You don't know! You *don't* know. ...
Whatever. Fine. My friends and family then. Satisfied, killjoy?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I wish I had more time... because there's no time! There's
never any time! I don't have time to study, I'll never get into
Stanford, I'll let everyone down--I'm so confused!! But everything
will be okay. I just need one of these! I need them! I need them,
Zack! I have to sing!! "I'm so excited!! I'm so excited!! I'm so...
Okay, but seriously... recently, I've probably been thinking about
how I wish I knew more people in Dallas. I'm getting there though.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing Pathfinder or some such with a bunch of nerds I've met
through one of the local Meetup communities.
Yes, I am deeply aware that I am playing the role of the Pot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to be an avid comic book reader/collector, but then my habit
grew to the point where I was spending at least $25 each week to
maintain it. I've been clean since January 16, 2008. That means I'm
coming up on my 7 year anniversary of being comic book free. Every
day is a struggle, y'all.
I really think I deserve a chip for my commitment. No offense to
any actual addicts reading this. I'm not trying to make light of
your very real struggle.
You should message me if
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Why *wouldn't* you want to contact me? Do it. Do it now.
Are you contacting me yet? ... Well, why the hell not?
In all seriousness though, if we share any common interests, I
think we'd have fun hanging out.
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