My friends generally describe me as intelligent, kind, interesting, and a fun person to have around. I'm an avid reader, mostly fiction, although plenty of non-fiction as well. I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse - I particularly enjoy seeing live music, which is one of the great parts about living close to Central Sq. I enjoy traveling - I've been to 43 of the 50 states, and to Europe as well: I've been in Dublin for St. Patrick's Day and Munich for Oktoberfest.
Generally speaking, I enjoy life - give me a good book, a good film, a good restaurant, a good live band, a good album, a good TV show, or an evening spent hanging out with good friends, and I am happy.
I am hoping to find someone similarly intelligent and caring, who hopefully shares some of the same interests - but not all, so that we can each explore something new with each other. I'd like to find someone that I click with, someone I can talk about books, and music, and movies with, someone I can do the Times crossword with on Sunday mornings, and someone who looks forward to spending the night with me as much as I look forward to spending the night with her.
But really, all this barely scratches the surface of who I am - if you'd like to find out more, send me a message, and maybe we can find out more about each other over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer at a small startup, but I defy most of the stereotypes about the profession. I have a degree in English, and worked as a researcher for the OED as my first job out of college.
I’m really good at
Trivia. Lots and lots of trivia. Like the names of all of the
members of the Talking Heads, or the entire cast of some random TV
show that I've never even seen an episode of - I swear I don't try
to remember this shit, it just sticks in my memory. Comes in handy
at a pub quiz, though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm going to try to just hit the highlights here... I very much
enjoy books, music and movies, and have huge collections of all
three. That said, some favorites are: Radiohead, The Bad Plus,
Soundgarden, Morphine, Pixies, Philip K. Dick, Douglas Adams, PD
James, Stieg Larsson, Orson Scott Card, William Gibson, Firefly (a
recent discovery), The Office (UK), Daily Show and Colbert, Monty
Python, Twin Peaks, David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa, the Star Wars
trilogy, Indiana Jones (but not the abomination that was the last
movie), Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers, the
Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter (both the books and the movies,
although the books are better, in both cases)... I'll stop there
As for food, I'm a bit of an omnivore - I love a good steak, but
also love sushi (and gyoza!), love the Blue Room, but will also
occasionally indulge a craving for fast food or takeout chinese.
And above all, I'm always interested in trying new places that
The six things I could never do without
Coffee. A book (I always have to be in the middle of reading
*something*). Coffee. My music collection (although it might take
me several months to get it all on an iPod). Hanging out with
friends. Oh, and did I mention coffee?