Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Mix 1 cup Intellectual, 1 cup Athlete, 1/2 cup Engineer, 1/2 cup
Zen Monk, and 1/2 cup Geek. Spice with 2 tablespoons Artist, 1
tablespoon Hippie, 1 teaspoon Slacker, and a tiny dash of Redneck.
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I am intelligent, healthy, and frugal.
I am a PhD economist and a black belt.
I am Open, Conscientious, Introverted, Agreeable, and Stable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a Staff Economist at the Center for Food Safety and Applied
Nutrition at the FDA. I figure out the likely effects of various
rules and agency actions, and work on the teams that write those
rules. I worked on the gluten-free labeling rule, the trans fat
ban, and the intentional adulteration rule. The job is a mix of
science, policy, statistical analysis, and communication. I like it
there, and they like me.
I am keeping my life healthy and balanced. My education and career
goals have basically been met; I anticipate doing this job for the
rest of my life. This means that I can focus on more personal
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
teaching people about science, especially children.
running through forests.
learning new skills, especially games and computer programs.
reducing, reusing, and recycling.
tricking, breaking, and cutting up the dance floor.
feeding myself well, conveniently, and cheaply.
hiking up mountains.
not worrying or being anxious.
cooking unusual foods.
eating unusual foods.
focusing intently on a project, and getting things done
thinking about the big picture.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People usually notice that I am very smart. This means that I
generate an excellent first impression in professional and academic
settings, but it often leads to awkwardness in social
People often see me as intimidating and serious, and this is not
entirely wrong. I have an imposing physique and intellect, and a
fairly low tolerance for nonsense. I tend to be quiet and polite in
order to make other people more comfortable around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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There are way too many books and authors to list here. I am
constantly reading books on science, philosophy, history,
technology, and economics.
For pure fun reading, I like science fiction and fantasy. Terry
Pratchett is my favorite author. I like short story collections
more than novels, and I have a particular fondness for old science
fiction short stories.
I hardly ever watch movies, and when I do I tend to prefer
independent or foreign movies like Ten Canoes. I did like the
Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serenity, and the original Star Wars
trilogy. Treasure Planet was also fun.
Anything with no vocals, Gregorian chant, Techno, Civil War songs,
traditional Asian music, traditional African music
I'll eat anything that is reasonably healthy and did not come out
of a factory. I like both exotic stuff and traditional homemade
fare. Special favorites are sushi and lasagna.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
oxygen, water, food, sleep, and enough clothing and/or shelter to
prevent death from exposure. As far as survival is concerned,
everything else is optional.
Now that I've answered the question literally, let me answer in the
spirit of the question. Here are the things I need to function well
and be content:
Information: I like to consume a steady stream of information, be
it from RSS feeds, books, newspapers, magazines, or conversations
with intelligent people.
Exercise: I need to be able to move around and burn off energy. I
don't like sitting still for too long.
Nature: I like being outside. I like looking at animals and finding
interesting plants. If I go too long without sunlight, I am not
Games: I like playing strategy games that test a variety of skills.
It is exercise for my brain, and tends to be a great way to spend
time with friends.
Quiet Time: I do not like chaotic, noisy and busy environments; I
need to be able to relax in a low-stress, comfortable place for at
least some of the day.
Healthy Food: I need my veggies and whole grains to feel my best.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
life, the universe, and everything. I am constantly analyzing the
world around me and how I fit into it.
To see a sample of my thoughts, you can look at my blog:
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing something random. There is no 'typical' at this point in my
life. Often I am just relaxing from a week of work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I often have trouble dealing with innuendo, dishonesty, teasing,
chaotic situations, and loud noises. Although I can function well
in most social situations, it is often difficult and unpleasant.
However, I can be very social among people who are rational and
honest, and I enjoy spending time with them.
You should message me if
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you are intelligent, practical, honest, and physically fit.
you like the idea of a first date being a museum trip, picnic, or
workout date rather than meeting in a bar or restaurant.
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