Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a geek - of the tinkering sort, though I also enjoy going out
for drinks or to see music. In terms of general topics, I'm
interested in science and technology, particularly chemistry,
pharmacology, and engineering. My sense of humor is geeky,
sarcastic, and a bit dark at times. I'm loyal to friends and in
relationships, and am generally kind and forgiving. I've been told
that I'm a good listener, and am good at comforting people when
they're down. 420-friendly.
I enjoy playing pinball, and own two pinball machines, both in good
condition (No Fear and Twilight Zone), I attend local tournaments,
and recently won one. I like pinball for the way it incorporates a
real aspect, versus video games which have rules that are entirely
I'm by nature a problem-solver. I like tinkering, by which I mean
fixing or modifying things, physical or electronic (a bit of a
necessity for a pinball machine owner). I've customized or modified
a lot of the furniture and decor in my apartment, and I've usually
got a few projects going at any given time. I'd love to meet
someone who I could collaborate on projects with (decorative,
practical, physical or electronic, or some combination of
I'm pretty shy about sending messages on here - feel free to
message me :-)
What I’m doing with my life
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I graduated from WPI with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering,
having done my thesis on fuel cell chemistry. Currently working in
the totally unrelated field of software.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I particularly like the technical aspects of decorating - rigging
up cool lighting (I use Christmas lights as general illumination -
and I can control them from my phone, even when I'm not at home) or
tying together electronics for playing music or what-have-you. My
desk is totally custom built, and I have made considerable
modifications to other furniture in my apartment.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Movements/body language/gestures maybe? I do a great impression of
throwing money away when I'm talking about something I think is
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't watch movies or television much. I can watch shows if I'm
with someone, but I don't like watching alone.
I rarely read books, though I frequently read news and science
magazines. The Economist is one of my favorites. One of the few
books I read recently was "Coming Apart", which was a fascinating
examination of how the cultural split in America has come about -
it's interesting background for understanding the polarized mess
we're in now.
I mostly listen to power metal, and related sub-genres of metal.
Some of my favorite bands are Iron Maiden, Helloween and Aria (the
Russian metal band, not the other Aria). I like some folk metal
(Finntroll, Heidevolk), as well. I also like an assortment of other
music, usually just one song by a band very different from my usual
I mostly like simple foods done well; pasta, pizza, grilled cheese,
hamburgers, chicken. I am not a fan of most ethnic foods, though I
can go for tacos or nachos. I go for cocktails and mixed shots, or
decent beer - I'm not a fan of wine.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* free time
* candy... I have a real weakness for it...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How an ideal country/society should be... It seems like there's not
one country in the world that's coming close to meeting their full
potential. I wonder whether democracy will be able to produce
stable and effective governance in the future - with the people
manipulated by well funded advertising and lazy and biased
journalists... but what alternatives could there be to bring about
a better world?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing at home, probably working on some project - or hanging out
with friends, more often at someone's apartment than out at a bar.
You should message me if
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If you think we'd get along and are looking for a
If you do creative/constructive projects of your own and you like
the idea of working on a project with me..
If you recognize or like any of the bands I did. Seriously, I don't
know anyone in real life who has similar taste in music, and I'd
really like to be able to talk about it...
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