Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If you know where my user name came from, without using Google,
chances are that we'll get along like a house on fire. Just thought
I'd throw that out first.
And now back to the regularly scheduled self-description...
When my car caught fire in my driveway (mouse nests on exhaust
manifolds are a bad combination if you're wondering) I calmly
walked inside, picked up a fire extinguisher, and put the fire out.
Within two hours I had the damage assessed and new parts on order.
But I can't keep my desk even remotely organized.
My e-book reader has the phrase "Don't Panic" etched into it.
I have run out of bookshelf at least twice in the past year.
Caffeine is a necessary part of my life.
I am a technology junkie, but I often carry a fountain pen and I
still have a rotary landline and I appreciate both without a touch
of irony. (The rotary dialer app I used to have on my smartphone
may have been a bit over the top though.)
I'm an inveterate tinkerer. I can change brakes and rotors, rebuild
a carburetor, fix a running toilet, wire a lightswitch, build a
computer, root a smartphone, and waste hours playing with those
Buckyball magnets. Basically, if I can take it apart to see how it
works, I probably will, or at least I'll look up schematics
I'm definitely a geek, even if life gets in the way of it
sometimes. I'm dreadfully behind on reading A Song of Ice and Fire
and even on Wheel of Time, but I do at least know the difference
between Sindarin and Quenya. And yes, I do enjoy video games when I
have time (not often lately), but I don't let the geek stop my
involvement with the three-dimensional world; my Coleman stove,
tent, and sleeping bag see real use too.
I know that's sort of all over the map, but that's why I came out
to Seattle after all. Where else is better for a tech geek who
loves the chance to pack it all up and unplug in the woods for a
weekend, or a week?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Just passed the WA state bar and will be sworn in on the 8th. Now
im just wrapping up the advanced tax law degree that I'll finish in
I also spent a week in the Alaskan interior this past February
helping native villagers with their taxes as part of a volunteer
program. Nothing quite like riding 3.5 miles in a sled behind a
snowmobile from the airstrip into town to prepare tax returns. A
ridiculous amount of fun and I really hope I'm able to go again
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Eating deep-fried food, making bad puns, laughing aloud at whatever
book I happen to be reading at the moment, and using
As of very recently, I'm working on becoming very good at living
without a gallbladder. It was pretty superfluous anyway.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Honestly, I don't know. Probably the beard.
If you're looking for a better answer, you'll have to get to know
me and then ask my friends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I've already alluded to a fondness for Pratchett, and
listing everything else would take too long, but my bookshelves do
contain several commentaries on Sherlock Holmes, the complete works
of Jane Austen, the Pelican Shakespeare, a lot of Heinlein, a fair
bit of Tolkien, and, of course, Harry Potter.
Movies: Everything from "Dirty Harry" and "Bullett" to "The
Muppets." And the original Star Wars trilogy, but not the prequel
Shows: I'll admit it, Star Trek is up there. Along with Community,
Scrubs, Bones, and How I Met Your Mother. I also have to admit to
taking a guilty pleasure in watching Magnum P.I. on Netflix.
Music: Mostly rock (especially classic) but you can catch me
listening to just about anything except rap/hip-hop/R&B. I
appreciate that there are incredibly talented artists in those
categories but I've just never been able to get interested.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Self-determination, the outdoors, caffeine, a vehicle with
character, time in which to have a life that's more than just work
and responsibilities, and a camera to play with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately I've spent a lot of time thinking about the nuts and bolts
of setting up a law practice once I've passed the bar; planning to
start my own practice can be a little intimidating at times, but
it's incredibly exciting too.
Otherwise, just the usual things: Whether hopping on the ferry up
to Ketchikan is a feasible random trip and, if not, whether riding
to Glacier National Park on the motorcycle is a good alternative.
Realizing that I have no way to strap a tent and sleeping bag to
the motorcycle. Devising a way to fix that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sitting down with a good book and a gin and tonic. Recently
finished the first book in the Wheel of Time series and am
currently working on "Deja Dead" by Kathy Reichs, which is the
first book of the series that inspired the TV show "Bones."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I own a Ke$ha album. I guess that's not really "private" so much as
You should message me if
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You think you'll get along with a guy who thinks this is funny:
You have a lack of impish people in your life.
You woke up on November 7th and understood that the world was not
going to end and that our decisions as a country did not invoke
You are OK with the fact that I own firearms; you don't need to
love shooting or even be remotely interested in anything firearms
related, but if you think it's "wrong" to own firearms we're not a
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