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29 M Fremont, CA

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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs and likes cats
English (Poorly), Chinese (Poorly), C++ (Poorly), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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** As a warning, my profile is long. So I hope you like to read. Or I recommend skipping to the end somewhere around "On a typical friday night". **

Ok, now that that is out of the way:

So about me. I went to UCSC, and studied econ and physics. Live in the East Bay, and love the area. I love to go backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and especially Scuba Diving.

I am very straight-forward, and open. With friends especially, I can be a bit overly candid, but try to be as nice as possible in being so. I believe very strongly in that being a good person means treating everyone with respect, and honesty is the first sign of that respect.

Besides that - I'm very easy-going for anything that doesn't really matter (which is most things). I don't get angry (As in ever - I've been told it can seem quite odd at times), and just get focused instead of stressed.

I can get super excited when talking about something I am passionate about. When this happens, the hands start flying around, emphasizing every word I say. If this starts to happen -I strongly recommend taking a step back.

I have that odd combination of being very outgoing and gregarious, but naturally shy and awkward.

The OKC staff robot says I am more organized... That is only half true. My kitchen, my bathroom, my contacts, my finances - yes. My Bedroom, my desk, my car - no.

And I'm a dork, and proud of it. Dorks, Nerds, and Geeks are the best people.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working, traveling with friends and my sister to explore new places, studying life's awesomeness, playing with my dog, and devoting myself to too many side projects.

I work in finance for a tech company, which affords me the opportunity to travel where and when I will. My career path has been oddly varied, covering data-science in politics (including for Obama in '08 - and now you and every interviewer know my political leanings), eCommerce, and commercial real estate, among other areas.

Mostly though, I'm enjoying this beautiful planet we're on, and following new things to learn and new places to explore.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Too many interests -- but love kayaking, my job, exploring, scuba diving, portfolio research, board games, and cooking (the last is a work in progress). I tend to pursue with a passion new things to learn, the key word always being 'new'.

So to what I'm especially good at: Generally - finding randomness to pursue.
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lot of people comment on that I am extremely jolly/friendly/gregarious, that I'm rarely not in a cheerful mood, and that I have a very genuine laugh. A genuine laugh mind you, not necessarily a masculine one, so I'm not always sure if that is good or bad.

Also, much talking with the hands.

And I am quite sarcastic, and have a pretty dry sense of humor (comes from watching too many British comedies growing up). Quite a few people have trouble telling the difference between when I am being completely joking or serious, so I'm often worried I'm being inadvertently rude.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Cmplt Wrks Abrdgd by the RSC, The Elegant Universe, Good Omens, Much Ado about Nothing, Harry Potter, The (Mis)behavior of markets, Hitchiker's Guide,Game of Thrones (but I don't give a rats ass how the show differs, they're both good), The art of R programing, Signal and the Noiseand I always will hold a first love for Calvin and Hobbes
Currently reading: Discworld series, Fooled by Randomness, XKCD (Not a book you say? Well too bad.)

The Bugle, and a lot of NPR, especially fond of This American Life, Says You! and Wait, wait, don't tell me.

Favorite movie is probably Princess Bride. That movie just makes me happy. I spent a month in junior high trying to learn the sword fight on the cliffs with my best friend - one mild concussion later I realized I would make a very bad dread pirate Roberts.

Also love Monty Pyton's Holy Grail, Army of Darkness, Spirited Away, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ratatoille], 12 Monkeys, Usual Suspects, and Up (I admit, I cried).

Firefly, Arrested Development, Community, TED Talks, Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Colbert Report and much love for Doctor Who (new and old). Besides the above, I am a bit embarrassingly out of it pop-culture wise, and always love new things to be introduced to.

I have broad tastes, and tend to enjoy stuff from most genres. Some oldies but goodies: Louis Armstrong, Sublime, Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash, Chopin, and a lot of classic rock (Especially The Rolling Stones.)

I absolutely love SUSHI! Seriously - it's a minor obsession. Dim Sum and Tapas are fantastic as well. My cooking tends to be a bit more Italian style, and I love making cocktails for friends (although my preference for myself is generally a bit of Whiskey to sip). Overall, My predisposition is to meals where you get to try a bunch of small things. love to try new things in general though.

And in the spirit of this site -
Favorite dates I've been on:
(Note: not first dates)

-- Picnic on a secret beach (rope ladder down cliff) north of Santa Cruz.
-- Randomly exploring around chinatown in the city, the dinner at The View.
-- Giant blanket fort and staying inside all day.
-- Driving out along the coast to watch the perseids (or the geminids later on).
-- Going to one of favorite wineries for good wine with good company
-- Spending two hours making a sled run and then only less than an hour actually sledding. (up in Tahoe)
-- Going on a random hike and climbing up a cliff to watch sunset from shallow caves in the cliff-face.
-- Exploratorium (Ahh Nostalgia).
-- Kayaking, with hot chocolate afterwards to warm back up.

I warned you this was too long.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange, Charm
(quarks -I think I also warned that a physics nerd)

..... This is the appropriate time to click 'back'
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create something interesting and new.

How come I don't know the back of my hand as well as I am supposed to.

What new should I try tomorrow.

Why I am such a sucker for my dog begging for food.

When will I actually start thinking about something productive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out somewhere, usually trying to find new adventures, or having dinner and drinks with friends.

Mostly, the "what" matters a lot less than the "how" and the "who".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm very direct and open, so feel free to ask anything. And I am nigh-impossible to offend.

For a real answer: I tend to always have a toothpick or gum in my mouth, otherwise I would chew my ring finger nail.
You should message me if
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If you enjoy that life is fantastic, and that you are an amazing part of it.

If you're a nerd, a dork, or a geek, and you are passionately interested in something you could talk forever about.

If you want to learn/teach me how to salsa, or help me re-learn swing.

If you know of someplace interesting to go adventure to. Especially if you know kinda-sorta where it is, and have a rough idea of how to get there..... maaaybe. But you at least definitely, probably, think you know the direction.

Or if you're just generally awesome.