Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here's the short version.
Banter. Wit. Sarcasm.
Intelligence. Kindness. Candor.
Rationality. Going with flows. Good grammar.
Thai food. Tony's Pizza. Wine.
Books. Mel Brooks movies. Good lyrics.
Reading. Writing. Singing. Hiking.
Perspective. Self awareness. Flannel pajamas.
Silicon Valley-specific buzzwords. Overcooked pasta. Paper
(And just gonna head ya off at the pass, here: no, the "kiwi" does
not mean I am from New Zealand. I am from California.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
-Still exploring this city after three years here, so that's an
endless source of entertainment. (To that end, I walk to my
destinations whenever possible. Usually questionable on whether
that was wise.)
-Cooking meals that are far too complex
-Baking excessive amounts of things
-Hangin' with pals
-Drinking good drinks
-Hiking on the nice weather days
-Singing every so often
-Writing when I can
After several years bouncing between various tech companies /
start-ups, I finally made the move to a company that's - GASP! -
been around for more than a decade. It's been quite the culture
Still not nearly as exciting as my old job in Boston as a singing
waitress on a boat, but hey... can't win 'em all.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel comfortable. Listening. Talking. Singing.
Sarcasm. Baking. Hugs. Quoting movies. Singing along to entire
musicals. Being a good friend (aww.) No but seriously.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I assume my winning smile.
And a few minutes in, the fact that I'm a... I think it has most
frequently been called "wise-ass." But, like... in a friendly way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Unbearable Lightness of Being. My Antonia. Great Gatsby. The
Movies: so many... The Philadelphia Story. The Princess Bride. All
About Eve. Most things by Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. Star Wars.
Back to the Future. Airplane. When Harry Met Sally. The Big
Music: Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum, Esperanza Spalding, Tierney Sutton,
Simon and Garfunkel... jazz, oldies, musicals.
TV: Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, How I Met
Your Mother, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Summer Heights High, The
Office, The Simpsons, New Girl
Food: All things. Thai (all day errrrday with some green curry),
good cheeseburgers, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese... I mean,
let's get real. I love food and I'm pretty adventurous, so almost
everything is fair game.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A sense of humor.
Friends near and far.
And a solid pair of sweatpants.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still giggle when I hear the word "fart."
You should message me if
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too seriously. Bonus points if you can quote Eddie Izzard or Monty
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