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  • Ages 24–37
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Last online
Online now!
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6' 0" (1.83m)
Body Type
Atheism and laughing about it
Doesn’t have kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm on a dating sabbatical, this is for profile critiques only (and to use as a sample for similar guys).

By day, I am a polite, responsible Canadian, working hard in a tech job I love. By night, I am a very different animal: years ago, I was just a nerd plugging away in a nuclear lab, but exposure to gamma rays took the "eek" out of "geek" and made me awesome. Or at least I like to think that's what happened, maybe I just grew up.

I'm a chronic autodidact and lapsed dabbler. Cooking, reading, and computers are constants. If you're looking for it, you've found a spotted owl of geeks, who is not afraid of the outdoors. I'm up for anything from hitting up the museums, looking for funky art at local thrift stores, to wandering the local state park and getting thoroughly lost.

Should one be flattered or insulted when someone says "you're really well-mannered, for a programmer"? Either way it's from working with the public and learning graces and patience by the School of Hard Knocks. This and relationships give some insight into people; friends often ask for a sympathetic ear and advice. When I really care about someone, I'm not afraid to tell them when they're being a dummy (but only then)!

Still with me? Brilliant! Read on, but here's the cliff notes: the only thing missing from my life is someone amazing to share it with.

If that's you, let's talk!
What I’m doing with my life
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I have a tech career that is equal parts amazing and exhausting, and am currently programming for a startup.

That said... my CV includes everything from cooking to a nuclear physics. It even has the Trifecta of Terror: food service, retail, and phone tech support; however I wouldn't have it any other way! Every job had something important to teach. The result is many unexpected talents, and a willingness to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.

Also, I arm-wrestle grizzly beers for bear money.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a big believer that people show their virtues, and not tell them. That's why I have a cooking album! I love an excuse to cook for someone, and can throw together something awesome without more than glancing at recipes. If I get too experimental, the results may be unpredictable, but that's life, right?
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Apparently I have been the victim of a cloning experiment, because *everyone* knows someone who looks similar enough to be my brother. In a stroke of dramatic irony, my actual brother looks totally different.

Also, I tend to make animated hand gestures when excited.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food and Drink: I've earned the right to be called a gourmet and not a foodie, and have the literal scars to prove it! I adore (and cook) Indian food, dark beers, cured meats, oolong tea, and will occasionally indulge in a finer Scotch or Cognac. I'll try anything once, and happily eat The Weird Bits.

Books: The Laundry Files, Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft, Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), David Sedaris, anything Brandon Sanderson or Neil Gaiman, Three Musketeers, John Scalzi

Movies: anything Mel Brooks, Up, Blade Runner, The Professional, Dark City, Fly Away Home, Supertroopers, and I have a secret weakness for sentimental Pixar movies.

Music: Black Sabbath, Vivaldi, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Rammstein
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* high speed internet
* caffeine, in all its potable forms (I have a habit, and it shows)
* a side project of some sort -- gotta have something new to play with
* a quality chef knife
* a good book, probably by Brandon Sanderson
* my cat, Eleanor, affectionate companion of many years
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What do all the people who just like to travel endlessly do with the rest of their time? Or are they modern adventurers, swashbuckling their way around the world...?
You should message me if
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You *probably* shouldn't for now, I'm on a sabbatical from dating, and mostly maintain the profile to assist with profile critiques for friends.

You know why the Roman Empire fell... and have pointed out that they should really do something about those bricks or someone might get *REALLY* hurt.

You know at least one or two good cheesy science jokes -- or better yet, many, many TERRIBLE jokes that we can groan at together!

Your favorite kind of rodeo involves food trucks (and you are nearby)!