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
[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
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
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
That said, I really appreciate privacy, familiar food, the
internet, reference material, joyful movement, and people who
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
it was before. This causes whatever was previously the
nearly-most-private thing to become the most private, instead
the thing that was admitted here. Therefore, it is impossible
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