Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My friends tell me that I'm awesome once you get to know me, which
I suppose is the sort of thing you'd like your friends to say about
you. But don't just take their word for it.
I'm generally down-to-earth, at least when life demands that I act
as an adult, but at heart I'm a dreamer with my head in the clouds.
I decided long ago that it was important to find what makes me
happy and craft my life accordingly rather than follow the usual
rules and expectations.
I have a very strong sense of ethics, compassion and honesty. I
believe in the "golden rule", to treat others as you would have
them treat you, and to be mindful of the privileges and advantages
I have been given in life. Thus I am a political liberal, social
libertarian, ethical humanist, civil rights extremist.
If the above sounds stuffy and/or self-righteous, don't worry. I
spend much more time making people laugh than ranting. My sense of
humor is fairly wide: at times dry, wry or sarcastic, at other
times sneaking in word play or dropping obscure pop-cultural,
historical, mathematical, musical, etc. references. I'm not above
resorting to slapstick in the right situation. Give me a hand
puppet and I can keep a 3 year old entertained for hours.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am an electrical/computer engineer by profession, and I am
fortunate to have found a job that suits my professional strengths
and personal interests, to work near home with friends on products
that I love. I get to work on a variety of interesting and
challenging problems, and it feels like I'm doing what I was meant
to do professionally.
My passion is music. I am an amateur musician; I have been playing
guitar (not necessarily well) for years, and I have recently
started playing drums as well. Some friends and I have been playing
together as a band for over 6 years, but this is strictly a part
time hobby, and nobody entertains delusions of fame and fortune or
of quitting their day jobs.
I enjoy strategy games with friends, do a lot of reading, and have
a life-long love of baseball.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'd consider myself very good at engineering, which certainly helps
in my career.
I am good at making my friends laugh.
I'm always working to improve my musicianship and songwriting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
New people usually notice that I am shy with people I don't know.
This is a bit of a problem in the "first impressions"
In such situations, I'm polite (I'm always polite, though) but
sometimes come off as aloof due to the shyness.
People are often surprised at the apparent change in my personality
once I become more comfortable around them.
This obviously isn't my strong suit. Next questions, please.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm quite serious about my musical tastes. Conversely, I don't seem
to pay much attention to movies or (especially) TV.
My musical taste can run a bit obscure, and would largely be
described as "left of the dial" indie rock, alternative, post-punk
with some classic rock tendencies thrown in.
My "desert island" musical picks would be: the Church [I am a
hopeless fanboy], the Beatles, Television, Pixies.
Add to that Australian/NZ indie/garage, American power-pop,
Canadian power-pop, various classic rock, post punk alternative
whatnot, connoisseur Grunge. I could go on and on naming bands, but
I won't [this time].
My reading tastes are frankly all over the map. Some favorite
authors include Neal Stephenson, Vladimir Nabokov, Lawrence
Durrell, Tolkien in the fiction dept. and Stephen Pinker, Douglass
Hofstadter, Steven Jay Gould, Bart Ehrman in the nonfiction
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to think about
Cat #1 and #2
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a Friday night I am typically either spending time with friends,
playing games, eating, watching horrible movies or just talking, or
I am at home playing guitar or drums, practicing, recording,
working on songs or just noodling around.
Sometimes I'll just curl up with a book, and sometimes I just end
up browsing the internet and wondering where all the time went.
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