Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*Update: Recently moved to Austin, will eventually get around to
changing info below*
How do people normally start these things? This is my first crack
at it, I'm sure there are multiple revisions forthcoming. Born and
raised in San Antonio, I moved to the area recently for a change of
scenery and trying something new while still staying in Texas.
Turns out there are a lot of Mavs fans up here (who knew) but
thankfully the old Spurs Mavs rivalry seems to have cooled off
somewhat. I've only encountered good natured ribbing and joking
from Mavs fans whenever I'm wearing a Spurs shirt (seeing as about
50% of my wardrobe is Spurs related, this is a good thing)
I think I'm funny (opinions vary) and charming (definitely wrong
there). I'm a good friend to several, a great friend to a couple of
others, and a lousy friend to the rest. My family seems to think
I'm ok, but that's what family is for (though I do make for a
pretty good uncle)
I'm very decidedly non-religious. Most if not all of my
friends/family are religious to varying degrees and therefore I
have a healthy respect for the beliefs of others, but I recognize
that my non-religiosity may be a deal breaker for a great many, so
best to be up front with it now.
How do people normally end these things? If I think of some better
way to end this, I'll fix it in post. Otherwise......... the end?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
5 or 6 years ago (FSM, has it been that long ago?) I decided that I
hated my job and vowed that I would pursue my dream job. Shortly
after that, I managed to talk myself into an entry level position
with a company in the field. 5 years of hard work later, I'm firmly
ensconced in the company and we're still growing. It's not the
exact dream job I had my eyes on originally, but it's a parallel
path that I'm quite happy with, and I'm very interested to continue
and see where it takes me.
Working so hard on the professional side of the equation means my
personal life was somewhat neglected during that time. I'm ready to
start rebalancing that side of things, hence this profile.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not taking the bait and endlessly bragging about myself. I'm really
quite something in that regard. Also computers.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I honestly don't know. I'll poll some people and get back to you
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Neal Stephenson has somewhat ruined books for me. I liked a
lot of things. Then I read Anathem, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque
Cycle. Now nothing else seems nearly as good. (I really enjoy Neal
Movies: Only because I was going over the AFI top 100 with a friend
the other day, and marveling at how few of the movies on there I
had seen, here are the ones on there that I had seen and that I
really liked: The Godfather, Butch Cassiday and Sundance, M*A*S*H,
Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. I suppose it's possible that
I'm not a huge movie person. It's also possible that there are a
lot of movies I like in addition to those, but that seems like a
representative enough sample. Oh the Big Lebowski is pretty good
too. and LoTR.
Shows: The West Wing (I've watched it far too many times) Arrested
Development (same thing), The first 5-ish seasons of The Office,
and just about anything with Jon Benjamin voicing a main character
(Home Movies, Bob's Burgers and Archer). I know I'm forgetting
something, and it's a really great show. Just pick whichever show
you really like that isn't on that list. It's that show. I swear.
EDIT: Louie! I forgot Louis CK in general and Louie in particular!
I mean damn that was close. But also your show. That's on there
too. I swear.
Favorite Band of All Time: Clutch
Guy who's music I've enjoyed for a lot of years: Ben Folds
Favorite album where inexplicably I don't very much like any other
albums by that artist (I mean some of the other stuff was ok, but I
LOVE this album) :We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Modest
Favorite oldies: CCR
Current band that I'm digging quite a bit of their stuff: The Black
Favorite band based in Austin that started in Denton that I found
out about before I moved here, and then was randomly excited to
find out that they started in the place I just moved to: Mingo
I don't like cheese. Is that weird? I've been told it's weird. I'm
pretty ok with it (I've had some time to get used to the idea) but
it weirds some people out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. The Internet
2. Access to The Internet
3. Coke Zero (cherry, preferably)
4. Beer (Shiner, preferably)
5. Friends (generally)
6. Parentheses (apparently)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Learning new things
How to not get distracted by cat pictures on the internet
What should I be doing right NOW?
How do I make this funnier?
Cat pictures on the internet
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working. Hopefully that will change this year.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I recently discovered that I may have minor OCD tendencies. No
where near enough to be diagnosable or to require medication, but I
think it made it way too easy to procrastinate and keep putting off
things I was always 'meaning' to do. So I'm working on that
(setting up this profile is part of the 'working on that')
Who are you looking for?
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