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  • Ages 23–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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My details

Last online
Jul 2
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Other, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs and likes cats
English (Poorly), Chinese (Poorly), C++ (Poorly), Sign Language (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
** 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 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 that part of our own measure of worth is how much respect we show to others, and honesty is the first sign of that respect.

For the generals: I went to UCSC, and studied econ and physics. Live in the East Bay, work in tech, and love the area. I love to go backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and especially scuba diving .

Besides that, I'm very easy-going when it comes to anything that doesn't really matter (which generally covers most things people argue about). 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.

I'm afraid of making others uncomfortable, but not of making an idiot of myself (a task I long-ago accomplished).

When it says "I'm looking for", the real answer is 'a partner', with dating as a way to find such.

The OKC staff robot says I am more organized... That is a half lie. My kitchen, my bathroom, my work - yes. My Bedroom, my car, my schedule - no.

I'm a huge dork. And the friends who I'm closest with all tend to be life-long nerds, dorks, and geeks.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working, traveling with friends to explore new places, finding new ways that life is awesome, being dragged out by my dog, and devoting myself to too many side projects.

I work in finance for a tech company, which is a lot more fun than you'd think. I get to go into an new area, figure out what's wrong, fix it, and move on to the next project, which gives a lot of variety. Plus it's fun being one of the few finance people who can code. My career path has been oddly varied, covering analytics/data-science in politics (including for Obama in '08 - which is why every interviewer knows my political leanings), eCommerce, and commercial real estate, among other areas.

Mostly though, I'm traveling every opportunity possible, enjoying how beautiful earth can be, 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, exploring, backpacking scuba diving, interesting data visualizations, board games, last minute plans, sailing, and cooking (the last is a work in progress). And.... that wasn't the question at all. As to what I'm good at: none of the above, but I enjoy them anyways.

I tend to pursue with a passion new things to learn.

So to what I'm especially good at: Generally - finding new things to pursue, and adapting to the flow of where things take me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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.

That is a genuine laugh, mind you, not necessarily a manly one, so I'm not always sure if that is good or bad.

Also, much talking with the hands.

And I can be 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 erring on the side of caution, to avoid 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, Zero to One, Fooled by Randomness, Hitchiker's Guide, Game of Thrones (It super doesn't matter how the show differ, both are good), The art of R programing, Signal and the Noise and I always will hold a first love for Calvin and Hobbes
Currently reading: Discworld series, XKCD (Not a book you say? Well too bad.)
Next in List: Journey to the West

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 (and not just listing to be a pretentious a-hole, Netflix will vouch for me), Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Colbert Report and much love for Doctor Who (new and old, but especially new). Besides the above, I always love new things to be introduced to.

I have broad tastes, and tend to enjoy stuff from most genres. That said, I tend to be terribly bad with staying current, so most of what I listen to is shared music from friends. Some oldies but goodies: Louis Armstrong, Sublime, 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 for myself it's generally a bit of Whiskey to sip). Overall, My predisposition is to meals where you get to try a bunch of small things. I'm a passionately adventurous eater though, and will try almost anything new.

And in the spirit of this site -
Favorite dates I've been on:

-- 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 my 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 tried to warn you that 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
(The six quark types. I may or may not have a problem)

..... This is the appropriate time to click 'back'

To answer more in line with the spirit of the question:
My passport, my health, my computer/ internet, my family, and then some other things...

I'm really bad at this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What can I learn tomorrow that I didn't know yesterday.

Why I am such a sucker for my dog begging.

Why am I procrastinating right now, instead of doing something productive.

On the other hand, why waste time learning when ignorance is instantaneous?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having dinner and drinks with friends, playing games with friends at my place, or trying to find someplace new that I heard was worth seeing.

Mostly, the "what" matters a lot less than the "how" and the "who".

.... And hopefully you took my advise and skipped down to hear past all the unnecessary parts above. If you did - Congratulations! You passed the 'avoid getting bored by long rambling' test. The prize - 10 minutes of your time back.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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 the nail of my ring finger constantly.

Also, I butcher punctuation.
You should message me if
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You want to learn with/teach me how to salsa, or help me re-learn swing.

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..... maybe. But bare minimum you definitely, probably, sort of think you know which direction to head.

You enjoy how life for what it is, and are looking for a partner in crime
.... metaphorically
....... probably.

You have that passionate interest that you could talk about for days, whether or not anyone around you listens

Or if you're just generally awesome.