30 Palo Alto, CA
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My self-summary
I'm a laid-back, geeky guy. While I enjoy math, science, reading, internet memes, and gaming of most sorts, I try to balance that out by also enjoying dancing, backpacking, kayaking, and karaoke. I'm more Buddhist-ish than capitalist: I think it's easier to find happiness by wanting what you have than by getting what you want. I tend to be shy and introverted when getting to know people, but once I relax (or have a few drinks in me), I become fairly outgoing and theatrical.

I'm in a pretty serious relationship, but I'm open to finding someone else to maybe someday raise kids with.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it. I have a pretty awesome software engineering job that treats me well, so I'm content career-wise.
I’m really good at
Grammar, puzzles, riding my bike with no handlebars, being sarcastic without people realizing it. I'm in a dance performance group, so I guess I'm pretty good at dancing. And my bosses keep telling me I'm really good at my job, so coding I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Breakfast at Tiffany's, by (respectively) Truman Capote, Blake Edwards, Edward Albee, Deep Blue Something, and a chef in or around Tiffany's.


[Non-techies and those unaware of internet culture: that means the joke is over. For the rest of you, note that I know the magic incantation to make OKC actually display the angle brackets in a situation like that.]

Books: Sci-fi and Fantasy. Asimov, Bradbury, LeGuin, Stephenson, Gaiman... Currently reading through the Game of Thrones series. Also sometimes good non-fiction (pop. sci-ish).

Movies: I hardly ever see movies nowadays. I like comedies. There's a special place in my heart for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Shows: Mostly I like comedies. Coupling, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, etc. Currently watching Shameless.

Music: Classic rock and showtunes are my favorite. I appreciate most anything dancey. My only music turn-offs are things that are violent, mopey, or overly repetitive.

Food: Italian, Indian, American, French, Thai, Americanized Chinese, whatever. Not a big fan of seafood, but sushi is tolerable.
The six things I could never do without
As I said, I try to be happy with what I have, so I like to believe I could do without most things. Also I periodically go backpacking, which is a week in the wilderness with only what I can carry (and I've spent 3 days in the wilderness with only what could fit in half a coffee can), so I know I can do without a lot, at least for a while.

That said, I really appreciate privacy, familiar food, the internet, reference material, joyful movement, and people who understand me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time practicing explaining things to people. Game rules, mathematical theorems, fictional universes, whatever. Maybe that means I should go into teaching? Probably not.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a small party with friends, drinking and playing board games. Or staying in and reading or playing a video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admitting something here makes it substantially less private than
it was before. This causes whatever was previously the
nearly-most-private thing to become the most private, instead of
the thing that was admitted here. Therefore, it is impossible to
admit the most private thing that I am willing to admit.

We shall call this Heisenberg's Secrecy Uncertainty Theorem.
You should message me if
In any message, please include some indication that you read my profile, and not just a generic "hey what's up."

You appreciate geekiness and won't look at me funny when I reference internet memes, but also appreciate the outdoors and some kind of physical activity. You want to go dancing, hiking, sing karaoke, or go to the theatre.

Alternatively, if you have constructive criticism about this profile.