JesaB
45 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
I am a self employed math nerd who spends a lot of time helping young people realize they can do anything they want with enough practice but at the same time explaining why it doesn’t really matter if they know how to optimize a quadratic function or not.
What I’m doing with my life
I work, perhaps too much some days, but I have a job I love, that doesn’t feel like work, and allows me to follow my passions.

I start every day with a long hike in the ravine with my dogs. I can no longer imagine starting my day any other way. I still get amazed at the wildlife I see: a blue heron, spawning salmon, the odd deer and most recently a huge owl.

I decided recently that I really wanted to do at least one really good pull up before I died, it took a few months, but I recently managed one very inelegant chin up. The new goal is to be able to do ten chin ups in a row, and one day ten pull ups. Someone told me recently that women can’t do 100 push-ups (in one set), so that is goal number two. It might take awhile, but I don’t like it when people say I can’t do something. So I am doing a lot of upper body work these days.

I am also finally learning to code – thank god for Khan Academy.
I’m really good at
Making people believe in themselves - that's the teacher in me. Screwing things up the first thousand times I try something - that's the student in me. And math, I am really good at math.
The first things people usually notice about me
My lack of height, and once I open my mouth, the salty language I use.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books: too many to pick just one. Right now I'm pretty enamoured with Brandon Sanderson and his Stormlight Archive. Epic Fantasy is usually the way I go, but will read just about anything if it is good, and the dog doesn’t die. I also enjoy good graphic novels -- I'm reading Captain America from the very beginning these days, and The Walking Dead faithfully.

Music: yes and lots of it, anything that makes me feel like moving I like, my IPod has something from every genre of music. If I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life I would have to go with Pink Floyd. Right now I am back and forth between Billy Talent and Florence & The Machine, depending on my mood.

Movies: Anything with good gunfights and things blowing up. I love me some Michael Bay. I don’t see much in the theatre, but Star Trek, Star Wars, anything Marvel, will usually get me out to one, and if Joss Whedon is in anyway involved I will be going to see it, at least once.

TV: I don’t watch much of anything current, but do enjoying binging on a good show. These days I'm going back and forth between It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and a Battlestar Galactica rewatch depending on my mood.

Food: Nachos -- I could eat them three times a day. Breakfast is always awesome, especially for lunch or supper.
The six things I could never do without
-my dogs
-a problem to solve
-music
-walks outdoor
-coffee
-a pull up bar
I spend a lot of time thinking about
These days it's trying to figure out why my code is not working.
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking a break from cooking and eating out somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have Snow Patrol on my IPod, but don’t worry; I won’t make you listen to it.
You should message me if
You want to grab drinks somewhere and argue the meaning of life; or maybe just a coffee and see what happens.
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