As you may have guessed from my username, I'm Dan, Danny, or
I’ve lived most of my life in the Northwest except for a 3 year
stint in Spain when I was little. I went to college at a small
liberal arts college and graduated with my degree in Economics. I’m
a career-driven guy, but I recently took a break to hike 1000 miles
of the Cascades (along the PCT) and then to bicycle across the U.S.
Now I work as an analyst downtown.
I love going outside to experience things. Some of my favorites
browsing art in public parks,
biking on singletrack,
looking up at the water surface while SCUBA diving,
trying the ‘seasonal’ choice on tap,
savoring the view from the top of a mountain,
the tastiness of food while camping,
and coming home from all these adventures and recalling the good
memories I've made.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm livin' the dream, or so I tell myself. Trying to figure out how
to get transferred abroad- I want to be spending pesos but making
dollars. And all that cultural stuff too.
I’m really good at
Being curious, loyal, supportive, perceptive, and intellectual.
I’ve also got excellent bicycle handling skills from years of
racing and riding. Even though I haven’t competed in years, they
say you never forget how to ride a bike.
The first things people usually notice about me
My grandmother would say it’s my twinkling, mischievous eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been mostly reading technical papers for my industry recently
(exciting, right?) but I prefer reading current events (á la NYT,
WSJ, NPR, The Economist , etc.) and pop-econ books like Nudge.
Historically, I escaped by reading science fiction. I'm looking to
expand my horizons to include more current fiction books too.
My favorite site on the internet is probably The Atlantic’s InFocus
news/photography blog. I also like xkcd.
I like lots of music but if I had to listen to one artist for the
rest of eternity, I'd pick Radiohead (for the variety). My favorite
Pandora station was seeded with The Helio Sequence. Close second is
one seeded by Ratatat.
I'm always looking to try new food; I haven't found any food I
won't eat. My favorite type of beer is IPA but on hot days nothing
beats a refreshing Rainier.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Planning for my next adventures... corporate or otherwise!
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting off work late and then either out having a good time or
relaxing at home!
You should message me if
When you go on a long trip, what do you miss most?