Besides timely one-liners I'm known for my best-in-the-world elephant noise impersonation, which delights kids and adults of a certain mental age. Trust me: it's good. I have a feeling that if I were stranded in Africa with no supplies and no friends but a nearby herd of elephants, I could probably live as one of their tribe.
The family is back in North Carolina including a Mom and a Dad, four dachshunds, a brother, a sister, a giant klutzy dog that belongs to my sister, a little nephew who should be walking any day now, an aunt, two cousins, and my dad's mustache (which is older than I am). I miss it sometimes - they don't make skies anywhere else like they do in Carolina. And for all the quirkiness of the residents, my family home is a warm and loving place.
Like nobody else in the bay area, I write software for a living. I moved here to found my own startup and now I work at someone else's. In my spare time I'm a mentor for young founders with a certain fellowship/incubator program. They inspire me with their optimism and in exchange I try to guide their efforts away from obvious disasters.
This year I learned how to dive in Bali over some beautiful coral reefs and ship wreck ecosystems. I flew out to Southeast Asia to teach a one-week web development course at a Singapore university and took advantage of my location to visit the nearby tropical paradise.
But while I make time for fun and grand adventures, ultimately I believe that life has a serious purpose. I want to have a family someday. I believe in a duty to leave the world a better place than I found it and I'll fulfill that through the legacy I leave in work and family life. I know these dating profiles tend to keep it light and fun, but when I look back on my life, I value the times I helped a friend in need more than the vacations I took or the craft beers I tasted.
I'm terrible at shutting up (ENTJ). I'm always learning about things that catch my interest and I'm going to talk your ear off about them. If you date me, you're going to learn about genetic engineering, the fall of the Roman republic, the protestant reformation, bitcoin, and whatever else currently catches my fancy.
I'm attracted to an intelligent, feminine woman that can both hold a conversation and look good in a dress. I value positive people who treat others well. Wisdom may be the most undervalued trait in the dating world.
To keep fit I train Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Sometimes I run the dish, climb rocks, or surf (badly).