I'm married to a wonderful woman who I met on this site! I keep
this account open because our initial communications are on
I like to think of myself as easygoing and open-minded. I care more
about who I'm with than what we're doing, unless it's something I
really don't want to do (which is almost exclusively limited to
dancing). Also, being in an environment where we are able to hold a
conversation is higher up on the priority list. When alone, I used
to be a cross between a workaholic and a TV addict (good TV, not
any TV), but now it's mostly homework. And there's a writer in me
that still struggles to escape from my computer scientist mind.
Soon I'll give him another shot.
Despite earning a minor in Writing, I still can't proofread to save
my life. I apologize in advance for the complete lack of grammar
(and coherency) in all of my messages to you.
I am logical, emotional, and now evil-free!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a grad student at UPenn, part time, in Technology Management.
In my real life, I'm a software engineer at a very small company
where I can do anything I want (aka, anything I can convince my
boss I should do). The two of these combine to take up a lot of my
time. So when I say (below) I don't have time to travel outside the
greater center city area, I mean it. :(
I’m really good at
Solving problems: social, emotional, math, whatever. Finding
amazing, quickly canceled tv shows. Learning. Old video games (I'd
probably be good at the new ones too, but I don't have much time
for them). Breaking language rules (I will verb anything I damn
well please). Always being right (because when I'm wrong I switch
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall and introverted at first. One of those wears off over time.
Also, I strongly believe in nuance and thus don't appear to take a
stand on anything, while still having strong (and hopefully
insightful) opinions about everything. It makes me hard to
pigeonhole when people first meet me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Natalie Imbruglia, Marie Digby, Delerium, KT Tungstall,
Hooverphonic, Abandoned Pools, Silversun Pickups.
Movies: Serenity, Office Space, Dark City, Conspiracy Theory,
Charlie Wilson's War, D.E.B.S., Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
TV: Battlestar Galactica, The West Wing, Firefly, Sports Night,
Wonderfalls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Homicide: Life on the
Street, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Roswell, The Muppet
Show, Lost, Cupid (the original series), Veronica Mars, Better Off
Books: Catcher in the Rye, Jane Eyre, Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, The Night In Question, The Great Gatsby, Code: Version 2.0.
The six things I could never do without
Friends, Computer/Internet, Humor, Caffeine, TV, Music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
communication, the future, politics, the best web-2-print system
ever (occupational hazard), ways to get rich, how to get people to
stop making stupid arguments, how information is organized, getting
back into writing, how to take over the world, how to save the
world, the intersection of design and technology, anything I saw on
TED, random projects I will not have time to do, a sarcasm
emoticon: maybe ;/
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm definitely more of a stay home with friends or go to a house
party type of person than an out about town type of person, but I'm
mostly flexible to what's going on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm still a geek. The jury is still out on what type. Personally,
I'm hoping for poli sci geek, but let's be honest, computer geek is
the likely favorite. Also, I used way, way to many commas,.
You should message me if
you're NOT looking for a date;
you have graduated from college;
live near center city (unfortunately, absolutely required);
still have, and when necessary can control, your inner child;
have some level of ambition in life;
think being called 'normal' is an insult.
Feel free to ignore all the previous if you have an overwhelming
urge to talk to me. If you ever want to meet me in person, living
near center city is required. (see "What I’m doing with my life").