Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name's Ravi or just V since it's all I listen for. As a note, I
probably haven't updated most of this in a while. It's likely true,
but some things are a bit dated, like tv shows that I like or music
that I am listening to.
I've decided that instead of writing some huge essay here it's
better off being just a quick list of things so I don't sound too
formal. It's better to talk to a person than it is to read about
Things I like: Physics (I'm a grad student), Rock Climbing (It's
awesome and I want to go all the time. Also, apparently caving is
now something new (new to me, caves are pretty old) and
interesting.), Video Games and some TV like House and 30 Rock and
Battlestar Galactica, Programming (Not the most fun, but cool what
you can do with it), Math (I'm apparently good at it), Cooking (yay
for cool kitchen cutlery and gadgets!) and Mixology (Mixed drinks
are fun to make if you have a friend to help drink the mistakes),
Puzzles and Origami.
I don't smoke or do drugs. I don't have a moral stance against
those things, I just think they're more of a hassle than they're
worth. I don't have much of a moral stance on anything really,
though I do have a logical stance on many things. It certainly
isn't as simple as this though, since logic dictates a number of
conditions that stem from social interactions... which happen to be
based quite a bit on the moral stances of others. I think this is a
topic for another time...
Things I don't like: Willful ignorance and loud noises. I believe
most people in the world have the capacity for intelligence,
unfortunately most of them also don't care to indulge in that
capacity. (Note that this is wholly different from a person who
does wish to learn but doesn't yet know enough make an informed
decision.) As for loud noises, it's not that I hate them, it's just
that I'm easily startled.
As a caveat: I grew up here (Michigan), so I don't have a foreign
accent, and despite what I look like (and whatever ethnicity I've
inherited from my parents) I honestly don't know much about
asian/indian culture. (Of course, I do know a little bit about
cooking that style of food, but any person worth their salt in the
kitchen would be able to pick that up easily.)
I'm up for whatever usually though. So feel free to say hi.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Finishing my PhD
Working for the big bucks as a Quant
for a little while.
Opening a restaurant
that works for everyone.
Designing a video
Writing a few books.
and climb something awesome, like devil's tower.
Well, this is more a wishlist of assorted things than what I'm
actually probably doing. The first thing is what I'm currently
actively working on though.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being logical. Also, honestly, almost anything that I set my mind
to. However, I'm slow at everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, honestly I don't know. Probably that I'm different looking
than the usual midwestern person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Don Quixote, Atlas Shrugged, Mistborn Trilogy, Song of Fire
Movies - I like movies, have a subscription to netflix and watch a
lot of what shows up for tv on there. But haven't really watched
that many movies recently. Favorite movie: Hero
Music - I listen to good music, it's a mix of pretty much
everything. Yes, I realize that it's my opinion of what 'good'
means. I tend to move in phases. Right now I like listening to
Electronica mixed with R&B, kind of smooth chill music, and
some mashups. Favorite artist: Sigur Ros or Pretty Lights.
Food - Italian style pizza. I've been making it at home recently.
It's delicious. Beef Wellington is also one of my favorites right
- Playstation 3 - Little Big Planet, Rock Band, MGS4, Disgaea,
Folklore, Assassin's Creed II, Demon's Souls
- A few computer games, MMOs, RTSs mainly, Supreme Commander
- Board Games like Carcassonne, Arkham Horror, BLOKUS!
- League of Legends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Partial differential equations.
When I get to go climbing next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes hanging out with some of my old friends.
Sometimes being boring and just sitting and staring at my
Sometimes in Brighton with my brother and parents.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Secrets are probably considered fairly private things, and I have
lots of secrets, most of which are probably boring but it's to be
expected, most secrets actually are boring.
You should message me if
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What am I looking for? I never know. I constantly change those
little boxes at the side that say what I'm looking for. Friends are
always good, a date would be nice too.
I'd of course prefer someone who could be all of the above, but
honestly, I figure the odds are astronomical that they'd be here.
Of course, you can't win if you don't play, and the expected value
to cost ratio of those odds on a free website is still better than
Ok, so rock climbing is totally awesome. (No, I don't usually talk
like a valley girl, but in this situation it's fairly indicative of
how I feel about it.) Let me know if you want to go! I've been
going about 3 times a week recently.
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