Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here’s a summary of my selected accomplishments so far:
Intensive study and eventual mastery of bipedalism (and before that
more general terrestrial locomotion).
Moderate mastery in linguistics. Primary field of study was
english; Secondary was gobbledygook.
Developed basic proficiency in pizza then french fry skiing
General mastery of ‘potty’ skills.
Successfully read a book that was primarily composed of words, not
Scored a lot of goals in AYSO.
Did not flunk out of public school, in-fact was somehow rewarded
for ‘thinking outside the box,” and was put in a *special*
Learned to pronounce the letters S and R.
Often commended on my firm handshake.
Carved a whale out of soap in Boy Scouts.
Was only awkward for most of these years.
Survived coddling and picturesque prep school. Avoided Cruel
Intentions type situations.
Escaped small town.
Lost state championship in soccer 5-0.
Did not crash first car.
Went to college. Graduated almost on time. Was once told that I
have “a lot of potential.”
Had two roommates drop out of college without telling me, was
rewarded with single dorm rooms for the remainder of each
Tried to use every page in my passport-- cheated by getting full
Purchased a few hundred sombreros for a cinco de mayo party.
Once received a noise complaint for a party that included in excess
of 600 people.
First five employee at large enterprise tech startup. Ran much of
business and operations. Somehow managed not to kill company.
Learned to dive.
Learned to drive a stick.
Pet and child free.
Started a company. Not a failure but not yet a success.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm developing my eccentricities now, while I'm young.
I spent the past four years building a pretty awesome tech company
in beautiful Mountain View. I was our first non-technical hire and
have done sales, marketing, and ops type stuff for the past few
years. Today I run my own company, I absolutely love it.
Outside of work I’m intellectually curious. I love to read and
learn about the world. If I’m tired and beat I’ll watch a
documentary about nature or travel. Once or twice a year you’ll
catch me binge watching something, but it’s quite rare. It’s really
hard for me to sit still and do nothing.
Like almost everyone, I like to travel. I’ve spent a bunch of time
in SE Asia and Central America. When traveling I love the feeling
of being an outsider. I could (and have) spent days wandering
around Hong Kong just taking in the sites and watching daily
Driving fast with no airbags.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love to ski, I've been told I'm pretty good. I think I'm pretty
good at apres skiing as well -- but that part is a little
I'm good at asking questions as well. I like to learn about people
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm taller than average with blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite movies are usually slightly quirky. I'm a fan of Wes
Anderson's The Life Aquatic.
I occasionally like action,
frequently enjoy comedies and can be interested in the random
drama. I'm not too good to enjoy a romcom.
I've watched all the Arrested Development
episodes a few
times. If I watch TV now, it's typically HBO, Showtime, or travel
and cooking shows.
My favorite books from this past year include Richard Feynman's
essays, Steve Jobs
, Experience And
, Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Isaacson. My favorite novelists are Gabriel
García Márquez, Chinua Achebe, and Kurt Vonnegut.
I usually listen to music here: www.hypem.com/im_asl
Food is important. I tend to like all of it. I'm unpretentious --
I'm equally happy eating street food or hanging out in nice
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dirty rap songs. I’ll occasionally want to bump the Ying Yang Twins
at volumes that might make you uncomfortable. You’ll need to get
used to this. It’s hard to listen to the "whisper song" without
turning the volume up all the way.
Great food. I love to cook; I also like to eat. It’s a match made
Good friends. I love sitting around, sharing a nice drink and
learning about people.
I'm a sucker for tradition. It's nice to be nice. I like good
manners. I think writing the occasional 'thank you' note is
I really like oysters.
[insert something about well tailored suits, foreign cars, old
world wine, and oxford commas]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to stop thinking and relax.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once mistook the "drowsy eye" alcohol warning for a "winking eye"
alcohol suggestion, woke up with a headache, regret, and some
mandatory community service.
You should message me if
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You like a nice meal followed by drinks at the dive bar.
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