Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a high school math teacher (this is a recent change, and a
recent move to Chicago) looking to carve out my little piece of the
I enjoy videogames and tabletop games. I'm more than one brand of
nerd however. I've always been a fan of theatre - I once fancied
myself an actor and performed in a handful of shows, but nowadays I
satisfy myself as a spectator. Really I find any live performance
is rather enjoyable - bands, stand-up comedy, plays, musicals,
I enjoy seeing new places. I'll love going somewhere new whether
it's a city or just a shop in town to which I've never been.
Shortly after I graduated high school a friend and I took a
spontaneous weekend trip to Toronto just because we could (from
central Illinois; for those of you who don't own an atlas, suffice
it to say it was a bit of a trek for a weekend trip). I'm now
suffering from some serious wanderlust again and would love any
excuse to take another such random trip. Maybe see Mexico for the
first time, or maybe just another state I've not been to - perhaps
Cali or Alaska.
The activity I most enjoy is learning. I have my bachelor of arts
degree in math (I know, kinda odd) and since graduation I take
classes when I can. I have a wide breadth of study outside of math
with a bit of computer science, biology, botany, philosophy,
Japanese, and even some teaching. I want to learn everything. Right
now I'm working on my Masters in teaching secondary ed.
Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Taking grad school classes and working in a high school math class
as a teaching resident. Also lately I've been working on losing
weight, rather successfully if I do say so myself - 140lbs down
from my peak weight and dropping. Now if I could only get myself to
work out more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking. Gods, I love to cook - Mexican, Indian, Chinese,
traditional American, I'll try to make anything. Lately my diet has
been challenging me to make new foods that are on my plan, I've
been having a lot of fun with it.
I've also been told that I'm a good source for intelligent
Also, math, which some people seem to think is a form of dark
The first things people usually notice about me
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I tend to be rather quiet and polite upon first meeting, sometimes
seeming a bit standoffish. When I do speak, it is likely to be
Also I have long hair for a guy, that tends to stand out as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't read as much as I'd like to. Recently I finally read
Storm Front by Jim Butcher. My favourites include The
Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman, Ender's
Game by Orson Scott Card, various stories by Lovecraft, and
I'll pick up the occasional comic book or manga if it looks
I don't really watch a whole lot of TV; Firefly and Scrubs are
probably at the top of my list. Archer, Boondocks, and Futurama are
also pretty high ranking. Otherwise I'll watch the odd show here
and there on Netflix or borrow a show from friends.
I'll listen to nearly any music (though the overplayed pop songs do
My taste in movies is pretty eclectic: Clerks, Full Metal Jacket,
Crash, Blues Brothers, House of 1000 Corpses, Star Wars, Mulan,
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... Yeah, I am a little all over
Food: anything with a little spice. Indian is probably my current
favorite, but Thai and Mexican come in as close seconds.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This is difficult. I tend to overthink questions like this...
"Well, technically life requires only a few things" ...
"Realistically I could live without this if I HAD
Lets see if I can try not to take the question too seriously:
1. My friends (perusing other profiles, I see this is common and
requires no explanation)
2. The internet (it connects the world in great and terrible
3. Sarcasm (I might actually die if I couldn't vent off snide
remarks every now and again)
4. Good food (I subsisted on the lower class american diet of boxed
crap and mcburgers for too long. If I ever find myself in a place
where I have to eat ramen for a month straight again, I may opt to
allow myself to starve)
5. Fun (Not the band. I don't mind them, but I'd live without "We
Are Young". I just mean fun things - games, parties, random
adventures to a City. All work and no play makes Nate a dull
6. Air, water, shelter, warmth - all that stuff at the bottom of
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (Yeah, kinda lame, but technically
correct... the best kind of correct)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Who was that guy in that movie with the one dude?
Did I leave the oven on?
What would it take to prove a number is transcendental? Is a
general test for transcendental numbers even possible?
Was 455 sst martensitic or austenitic? (precipitation hardened
martensitic, if you were curious)
Infinity - it becomes more weird the more you think about it.
If I take a 2 week vacation to Japan around next Easter will I
catch any of the cherry blossom festivals?
I tend to be pretty well occupied with really random thoughts and
considerations while at work and home.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
This used to say "Hanging out and relaxing with friends, playing
some table top games, or plotting my weekend. Sometimes I am also
known to sit down with a videogame to relax and celebrate the end
of the week when I'm flying solo on a Friday" (technically it still
says that, it's just surrounded by quotes now), but now the reality
is that I'm doing homework. Same thing I do every night pinky -
seriously though, grad school is a lot of work, who knew?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I stole the cookie from the cookie jar
You should message me if
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You're cool with nerds.
You are bothered by people who post a profile in all capital
letters or misspell every word on the page.
You feel like chatting.
You watch vi hart videos.
You would be interested in discussing infinity in either a
mathematical or philosophical sense (bonus points for both)
Bonus points if you know who Din, Nayru, and Farore are.
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