I'm a Tennessee transplant and have lived in the Bay Area for about
three years. I work as a jack-of-all-trades data analyst for a
large university. For the most part I enjoy what I do and like the
free reign they give me to do my job.
I am a bit of a weekend warrior. I've been rock climbing
around 11 years, snowboarding
for two seasons, and golfing
for about 8 months. Any excuse to wander about aimlessly in the sun
is fine by me. My idea of relaxing during the weekends is to take a
trip somewhere, hope I don't get too banged up, and spend the
following day recovering around the house and out and about
locally. I'm pretty high energy, but also can also be a bit a
homebody (especially when I'm too sore to do much else!).
I'm a bit introverted so I come off as shy until I get to know you,
but I can be pretty chatty once I'm comfortable.
What I’m doing with my life
That's the $50,000 question, isn't it? Before, it was get my
bachelors degree, then get my masters degree, then find a job and
start a career. Great, done, now what?
At the moment, I'm doing the career thing and spending as much of
my free time outside and detoxing from staring at a computer screen
all day for work.
I’m really good at
Figuring things out in my own bumbling way, sometimes to my
detriment. I'd rather try to do something, see if it worked and
learn something if it didn't. Google is my friend! Concrete
example; with just a touch of a hangover, I replaced the broken
pull cord on my lawn mower. With a bit of Google-fu and some
swearing, I fixed it!
The first things people usually notice about me
Besides the stereotypical, "Hey, you're tall!", folks tend to
notice my glasses. I guess they give me flair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My main diet is Sci-Fi and historical
fiction. Alastair Reynolds, Neal Stephenson, Poul Anderson, Ken
Follet, Edward Rutherford, and George Stewart. I typically browse
used book stores until I've found two or three books that catch my
Movies: I don't really go out to movies that
often. I love Pixar films, sci-fi, and psychological
Shows: Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Mad
Men, South Park, Louis C.K.
Music: Really anything goes although I'm not too
fond of rap or twangy country. Parov Stelar, Royksopp, Caravan
Palace, Darrel Scott, and the Chieftans are a few that come to
Food: I'm pretty open with food taste.
The six things I could never do without
Friends and family
Something to read
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What are my plans for the weekend? Climbing, golf, snowboarding,
clean the house, all of the above? Why does that person do that
thing? I bet it's because of this reason. Do I do that? Is it
because of this other reason? Hmmm...maybe because...ooh, hey a
squirrel! Wait, uh, oh. Damn ADD.
On a typical Friday night I am
Goofing around with friends, at the climbing gym, prepping for a
climbing or ski trip, or simply reveling in just getting off of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a bad habit of leaving half full coffee mugs strewn about my
house. Currently there is one on my toilet, bathroom sink, and on
my coffee table. I'm good at all other dishes, etc. and am the only
"housekeeper" among my roommates but there is something about
You should message me if
Generally you see something on here you like. Ideally if you like
being outside. I would love to find someone who is into taking
climbing or ski trips.