Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For me, the greatest fun in the world is learning
something new. I satisfy my
sorts of ways, from conversations and books
, to cooking
interesting concoctions, to
venturing out and taking in my surroundings. I'm looking for
someone who wants to explore
One way I feed that curiosity is that I almost never 'zone out' -
I'm always paying attention to things people say to me and stuff
that happens around me. The upshot of this is that if you tell me
about something you like or care about, I'll actually remember
I make a subtle hobby of finding small ways I can make life better
for people around me. Trash on the ground near a can? Pick it up
and toss it. Cut or scrape? I've got a bandage in my
I've got a pretty dry, absurd sense of humor. I usually respond to
sarcasm by playing it straight, to see where people will go with
Note: my pictures mostly show me bearded, but that's pretty
variable. I'm clean-shaven at the moment. Really, it comes down to
accommodating whoever's likely to be kissing me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working on a Ph.D.
in Computer Science. I'm looking
forward to eventually moving away to a real city in a region with
mountains and reasonable seasons. Working on spinning a startup out
of my research lab, so that departure may get put off a bit even
after I graduate.
When I'm feeling domestic, I like cooking and baking all sorts of
things. My friends tell me my pecan pie (with home-made flaky crust
and custard-style filling) is particularly delicious
I try to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can. Weekends are great
for hiking, biking, and climbing.
Anytime I visit a new city, I seek out small/local chocolate
makers. I haven't truly
explored a place until I've had a bar of simple dark chocolate made
there :-). I'm now up to a few dozen varieties sampled, between
what I can buy around here and what I find in my travels.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Working calmly through stressful occasions.
Keeping my companion warm on a cold night.
Sounding way more serious than I almost ever am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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of many cultures - Thai, Indian, and Mexican/Tex-Mex in particular.
Stuff with lots of flavor
, or with distinctive flavor and
enough to clear the sinuses at least. Black Dog BBQ gets a special
gets a category of its own. You know how some people
will do the 100 beers per year challenges at Blind Pig and Crane
Alley, or fill up whiskey passports at Seven Saints? That's me with
chocolate. World Harvest keeps enough variety cycling through that
I can always find something new to try.
Reading: Sci-fi, fantasy, random non-fiction. Well-written essays.
News of relative import, mostly via the BBC (I like their slightly
sneering tone toward American politics; I think we've earned it).
Whatever my friends say I should borrow from them.
Recent books I've liked include Sanderson's and Rothfuss's ongoing
epic series, and Haldeman's The Forever War.
Webcomics: Questionable Content
eventually. I'm trying to hold off on that one until I really need
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
not too much; a summer week in Alaska messed with my body clock
six hours per night - can't be too greedy :-) ).
2. Interesting things to think
3. Something to write on, so that I don't forget everything mundane
while thinking about things esoteric. (and 3a: something with which
to write - I won't cheat and call that five)
the assorted friends, family, and other wonderful people that are
part of my life.
5. The written/printed word.
6. A solid pair of shoes to carry me through my adventures.
Oddly enough, I could live without my computers, cell phone, and
car. I'd probably have to take up a different line of work if I
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- The next research paper
- The fun things I'm working on that can't lead to papers
- How to fix the egregious brokenness I occasionally see in the
world around me
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I read compulsively. If you put something with text in front of me,
I will tend to start reading it. Kid's cereal boxes are a delicious
You should message me if
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There's some endeavor that you're passionate about, that you're
willing to share. I'm all ears.
You just want a smart dude with whom to cuddle.
Who are you looking for?
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