Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*To clarify since I've been asked - the "Lust" in my user name
refers to wanderlust. Might have chosen better, but not interested
in paying OKC to change it :)*
I travel for work - when I'm lucky, even abroad! I enjoy being
social on these traveling weeknights - whether that involve salsa
dancing, a coding hackathon, board games, or just relaxing and
telling tales around a few drinks.
Physicist. Businessman. Adventurer. I'll try anything once.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Physicist by training; consultant by trade. Will return to saving
humanity at some point.
I do have several ideas for improving government and local
communities. I'm putting those into practice where I live.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Snow/ice sports (skiing, ice skating)
Water sports (water skiing, sailing)
Light arms (archery, riflery, fencing, thai boxing)
Outdoorsy stuff (woodcutting, horseback riding)
And by "really good," I mean complete novice who loves learning
from the experts.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've recently been called a "true gentleman".
For some reason, crazy people naturally gravitate towards me. I'll
ask the next ones what they noticed first before making my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Latest read: The Three Musketeers
Latest watch: TED talks. Can't get enough!
Latest listen: EDM. So great for running! Check out Demi Lovato -
Really Don't Care (Cole Plante remix)
Books - The Map of Time, Redwall series, The Things They Carried,
The Fountainhead, Ender's Game series, Abhorsen series - some
examples for fiction. I enjoy reading psych studies and tech news
Movies - Shawshank Redemption, The Untouchables, The Intouchables
(unrelated French movie), Eternal Sunshine, The Usual
Shows - Game of Thrones, The Dick van Dyke Show, How I Met Your
Mother, Modern Family, Raising Hope, White Collar, Sherlock,
Futurama, Adventure Time, Code Geass
Music - I can appreciate anything. No, seriously.
Food - See "Music"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My bike - I've done a 400 mile week long bike trip and look forward
to the next.
Science - I've designed nuclear fusion reactors, built lasers, and
hand-forged superconductors (which I then cooled with liquid air).
Handsaw - My first paid job was as a lumberjack in rural
Connecticut. There I quickly learned that handsaws are hands down
the most useful tools you will ever use. Chainsaws don't
Passport - Everyone says this, but I personally love travel. I've
just returned to the US after another month in Europe and can't
wait for my next trip abroad.
Yet to find things 5 and 6.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why does every weather pattern need such a dramatic name? If we
don't curb our American meteorologists soon, we'll find ourselves
enduring the three inches of snow titled Winter Apocalypse XVII:
Also, how did we, as architects and users of the English language,
ever allow the word "cleave" to have two completely opposite
I think the American political system is ripe for systemic change.
We need better tools for civic engagement (why can't everyone vote
for specific ISSUES online, rather than voting for faces?), and we
need to find a way to move from focus on partisan fervor to focus
on data driven decisions on specific issues. Also we need to
implement systems that track the effects of new laws over say five
years, and we need to be willing to tweak or overturn them if they
don't achieve the desired effects.
Update: Holy cow someone's already done that last point! Check out
democracyos.org if you care.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Shamelessly billing my clients for drinks at a happy hour. Don't
worry, they're right there with me - it's just what consultants
Or alternately, winding down with close company after another week
of travel. I go either way.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My friends and I once got a speeding ticket for driving a boat at
81mph down the freeway.
You should message me if
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You can dare me to do something I haven't tried yet.
You have some interesting life experiences you wouldn't mind
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