Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a geek, and proud of it.
Wait, I need to say more than that? Ok then... I like many geeky
things — Sci-Fi, video games, computers, books (especially
mysteries), general intellectual pursuits, exploration, trying new
things just to see what they're like. I like many non-geeky things
as well--music (listening), baking and cooking, the occasional arts
& crafts project, beer (drinking it and making it), Mariners
I moved to Seattle a couple years ago after finishing college
(which now seems like quite a while ago). I feel more at home here
than anywhere else I've ever lived. Every day I discover something
new about this city, and every day I feel like I've only scratched
the surface of what this area has to offer. So, I'm putting more
effort these days into living life and having fun and, as much as
possible, doing things that make me feel happy and enriched. And
along the way I'm learning more about myself, too. One of the main
things I've learned in the last few years is that I'm actually more
creative than I gave myself credit for...I thrive on both creating
new things and learning new skills so I can create those things. (I
still can't draw or paint to save my life, though.)
I'm fairly laid back most of the time, but can get really, really
into things (sometimes to the detriment of everything else, but I'm
trying to get better about that -- I'm not saying that one should
never get so wrapped up in something that they forget the world
around them (indeed, I think doing that every so often is one of
the great joys of life), but one does still need to be mindful of
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Indulging my inner geek.
Trying to keep a separation between work and the rest of my
Working on my latest project, scheme, activity, or vacation, or
plotting my next project, scheme, vacation, or some combination of
all three. In other words, keeping busy with things that I
Trying to be more self-aware and honest with myself and my
Daydreaming about winning the lottery and opening a combination
hackerspace/community workspace/hardware store/tool library/coffee
shop/small music venue that's open until at least 2 am (yeah, I
know, that's kind of an oddball combination, but those are all
things that I've had a need for while working late into the night
on one of my own projects).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making stuff and figuring out how to make stuff.
Remembering random useless trivia
. Sadly not quite
the right useless trivia to kick ass at bar trivia.
Taking things apart and putting them back together.
Hacking in the "making things do stuff they weren't originally
intended to do" sense.
I'm not really
good at it, but I do very much enjoy
there's a few things I can cook well. I live vicariously through
the archives of Good Eats and America's Test Kitchen tv
Overthinking things (and, somewhat related, coming up with
harebrained schemes). Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't really know.
It could be my incredibly sarcastic sense of humor. Well, some
people don't notice that...and thus those people don't get my
jokes. Or maybe I don't actually have a sense of humor and
that's why no one laughs. Either way, I don't think you'll
see me on Last Comic Standing any time soon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
", Sherlock Holmes
, Detective Stories
. I love
reading, but I don't do nearly as much of it as I would like.
, Marian Call
, Weird Al Yankovic
, Barenaked Ladies
, Norah Jones
, Diana Krall
, Miles Davis
, Counting Crows
, and lots of other stuff along those lines (i.e., jazz,
folk/alternative rock, etc). That's what I listen to regularly,
anyway. There's not much on the radio these days that I like, so my
iPod is a constant companion.
Star Trek: The Next
(well, all Trek, but TNG holds a special place in my
, Criminal Minds
, Good Eats
, America's Test Kitchen
, White Collar
, Burn Notice
, In Plain Sight
, The IT Crowd
, Corner Gas
. I've also just recently
started getting into Doctor Who
. One may notice two major
themes in that list...
Movies: all kinds of stuff, especially classics and Disney
. Just about anything, really.
Always looking for a new hole in the wall place to try or a new
recipe to try at home.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
My computer and everything that goes with it (hey, I work for a
dot-com, what did you expect?)
Movies and TV (I'm a junkie)
Music (and something to play it on)
My friends and family. People are important to me.
Good food and a warm bed
Pop culture (mostly because I can entertain myself for a long time
by poking fun at it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
, the Universe
, and Everything
; Nothing at all; Where
are the voices in my head coming from?; Friends
; Work (unfortunately); Problems
and their Solutions; Random stuff I see or hear that gets stuck in
my head and won't go away; How to reduce the environmental impact
of my existence in a way that doesn't require me to go live on a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Board game night at Wayward Coffeehouse.
Hanging out with friends.
At home watching a movie, playing video games, or catching up on
Bored out of my mind.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There are a large number of chick flicks in my DVD collection.
You should message me if
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You should message me if...I don't know...you want to? If you want
to hang out sometime because we have something in common or would
otherwise get along well. Or if you know of something I might be
interested in and just want to pass it along. Or if you're just
looking for someone in the Seattle area to hang out with. Or
whatever. Up to you.
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