Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After much deliberation, I've decided to condense the essence of my
very being into one section.
I'm a recent transplant to Seattle via San Francisco. I grew
up in the PNW, and I never thought I'd be back. A two-week stint
here last December changed that: I fell in love with Seattle.
Now I'm back, working for Disney in product design. It's pretty
much the coolest job ever. I got my start after Stanford in
product management & design and have since found amazing
ways to design everything from video games to fitness trackers and
even women's toys!
I do what I love. And I love what I do. But I s'pose I'll cover
that in "what I'm doing with my life."
Outside of bolding keywords, I like learning. A lot.
I've owned and dismantled every generation iPhone just to see how
things have changed. I've made awesome, 3-D printed console mods.
And I'm fairly positive I've read every publication by Richard
Feynman and Carl Sagan (although that stems from a familial
interest and being quizzed at home.)
I enjoy theoretical physics, but I completely understand if you
have no interest. (Side note: No, I don't enjoy The Big Bang
Theory." Not a fan of laugh tracks or stereotypes perpetuating
that all nerds have Asperger's.)
I'm a bit of a clean freak. I even made my roommate's bed,
but she doesn't mind. I'm bothered by dirty dishes.
I also love baking. I didn't start drinking until I turned
21. The most exciting part about it has been baking. Have you ever
tried Belfast Carbomb cupcakes? Bailey's in the frosting, Jameson
in the ganache, and Kahlua in the cupcake. Amazing.
But everything in moderation. I suffer from Former Fatty
Syndrome. I had a neurological disorder that required that I
abstain from anything that would increase my heart rate. Kinda left
me unmotivated. But after medical intervention, I got really
into hiking. Needless to say, my health means a lot to me
So why am I on OkCupid?
Simple. I want a new way to meet people. I work a lot and frequent
a couple dive bars (I love playing pool), but I wouldn't
necessarily consider either of those venues "suitable for suitors."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Giving it meaning. I'm thrilled to be able to say that I've
found my purpose in life, and that purpose is changing the
World n.: From the Old English weorold (-uld),
weorld, worold (-uld, -eld), a compound of wer "man" and eld "age,"
which thus means roughly "Age of Man."
Kinda reminds me of that saying, "to the world you may be one
person, but to one person, you may be the world." Though you may
not realize it, small things can make a big difference.
I'm the kind of person who fills out comment cards when I get great
service. I think managers deserve to know how wonderful their
employees are, and who knows? It could be the one comment that gets
them a raise or promotion!
I'm the kind of person who's at the aquarium every week, inspiring
conservation efforts by demonstrating how wondrous and fragile
aquatic life is.
I'm the kind of person who spends time recruiting likeminded
engineers to come with me to Fiji and improve water sanitation and
And I'm the kind of person who will quit a job without another one
lined up if I find a company heading down an unethical path.
When you give back, others want to pay it forward. It creates this
amazing ripple effect of surrounding yourself with others who also
want to make a difference.
So what am I doing with my life? That which makes me proud.
I want to lead an exemplary life, and I think I'm on the right
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Puzzles. Not just floor puzzles – sudoku and crosswords are
kind of my thing too. Also, Sporcle. I'm pretty good with
memorization, so asking me to name the first 151 Pokémon in order
is not a big deal.
I have a younger brother and we're pretty close, so I've spent the
last decade playing first-person co-op shooters. I'm an excellent
strategist and a damn good medic.
The first things people usually notice about me
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"What kind of mutt is this?"
I have an exotic look. I get "Middle eastern" and "Hispanic" more
than anything else, but I'm actually a Polynesian Jew. I can never
find that box on the census.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Everything is Illuminated is a great read. I recently read
David McRaney's You Are Now Less Dumb and loved it.
I enjoy books on behavioral economics and blogs about fun factoids
and history, e.g. Mental Floss, Cracked, etc.
Mostly comedies, though not particularly romcoms. Will Ferrell, Ben
Stiller – the usual. I enjoy thrillers, but I'm not into ghost
flicks. Also, anything starring any cast member of the Expendables
2 is a must-see. And awesomely bad movies: The Room, 80's horror
flicks, et al.
I don't watch much TV... but when I do, I watch entire series in
one sitting. I'm a masochist when it comes to TV: I like shows that
have been canceled (Party Down, Arrested Development, Freaks &
Geeks, 30 Rock, Firefly, Allen Gregory... I could go on.)
Other than that, The Newsroom, Dexter, Mad Men, and Parks & Rec
are regulars. Animated comedies: Venture Bros. Archer. South
Sushi or spicy. Not complicated.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My Chuck Taylors. I could open a museum. I'm almost at
2. My little bro. We're pretty close. He's 20 and in college
now, but I still talk to him a few times a week.
3. The squat rack. My little bro got me started on it, and I
keep with it because it makes me look and feel sexy. I get a lot of
compliments on my figure, and I kind of love my hard-earned curves.
If I ever ask if my butt looks big, the correct answer is yes.
Because I made it that way.
4. A moleskine notebook. I always have one on my person.
I've managed to fill a few 192-page notebooks several times over
with my ramblings.
5. My iPhone. Or perhaps more accurately, mobile Internet.
I'm really bad at reading maps, haven't used the white pages since
the first Bush was in office, and hate when I can't remember where
else I've seen that actor. I use my phone for everything... except
the phone part. Not a big talker/texter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how my dad wanted a son. It explains a lot. I often think about how
things would be very different if he'd had a son before me.
Also, since joining okc, I've wondered a few things:
• Do people really sort by income?
• If you're planning on meeting people, why would you lie about
• Why are "curvy" and "fit" mutually exclusive options? When did
curvy become less "hourglass" and more "fat"? This bothers me more
than it should.
• Is it just my area, or are there really that many bi- guys?
• I've read the terms and conditions of OKC. Nowhere is it stated
that you must have a shirtless/iPhone/MySpace/bathroom mirror shot.
Who started that?
• If you message "hey" or "hai sexxi," do you really expect a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
checking an item off my Seattle bucket list. So far, that includes
a bunch of cafés and restaurants, although I've gotten to do some
other fun things as well – I recently performed my first set at a
coffeehouse (a huge personal victory for me)!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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• I don't think I'll ever understand the appeal of baseball.
• Alternatively, I don't understand how you can NOT like American
football. I should preface that with the fact that I've been to
every Stanford game played in the state of California for the past
six years. I'm convinced I'll never be able to leave the Pac-12
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