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Last online
Today – 10:05am
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 5" (1.65m)
Body Type
Not at all
Atheism and it’s important
Working on Post grad
Doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Other (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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"I am a truthball in search of goof." I admit that I got that from a friend (who quoted it from The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing), but it seems a pretty decent and concise description. Sadly, I have not read the book. I'm rather intense at times, and other times somewhat hilarious, philosophically aligned with Sartre, and like to think myself as reasonably well rounded. I like cooking, biking, running, photography and travel, and pursuing my PhD at Stanford.

I am Intense, Introspective, and Honest
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a graduate student at Stanford, studying human-computer/human robot interaction, specifically the psychology of shared control in partially autonomous vehicles. Exactly what is going to happen when the computer says "hey, you need to stop browsing OKCupid and start driving the car now!"--will you put down that phone?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Fixing bikes, assembling Swedish furniture, making hot chocolate (my cousin the rocket scientist taught me the trick).
I'm pretty decent at navigating dirt roads and baking. Usually it works out pretty well, but there have been a few notable failures in the kitchen and on the rural roads of Nebraska: "no, the road just ends, we're in a cornfield, the map is wrong!"
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I can be really intense. I can take a long time to warm up, depending on the situation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm a big fan of Walter LaFeber's books, he is a personal friend and was a mentor during my undergraduate days. Don Norman and Dan Ariely keep turning out great work, and Failure is not an Option, Gene Kranz' memoir, is a constant source of inspiration. The Ramen King and I was really funny yet put the whole dating thing in perspective (apparently I have the opposite problem of the 'former' Andy Raskin)

I have varied taste in movies: The Fog of War is pretty good for intellectual debate; can't go wrong with the Granddady of all Sci-Fi movies, Metropolis - especially with a live band, or 2001: A Space Odyssey; and The Village was a stealth freakout (I love the twist ending). Other winners are Love Me If You Dare, Chungking Express, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (life would be so much easier if I just had to fight your evil-exes in cartoon superviolence, rather than just in your head) in the romantic genre, and for drama, The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) was amazing. Micmacs--is outstanding in terms of a good story, compelling characters, and a great morality suffused through it. Sadly I don't speak French (I do speak Spanish)

At the risk of sounding trite, I like Kenna (thank you Malcolm Gladwell), U2, The Grand National, Michael Nyman, and Philip Glass' newer works. I also rather like BB King and Dave Brubeck. I like to listen to New Sounds on WNYC at night, there's always interesting music on that show.

I'm a vegetable person (by Brian Wansink's taxonomy)--I prefer strong flavors and am pretty adventurous in the kitchen and in terms of palate.

more importantly: I'm a big fan of Saarinen (both), Alvar Aalto, Dieter Rams, Charles and Ray Eames and Naoto Fukasawa, in terms of design. At some point I'm going to have to dive in to the Buckminster Fuller archive, and go back to the Disney Family Museum in the Presidio (super cool!)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Loctite. Without anaerobic thread lockers, planes would fall out of the sky. Seriously!
My bicycle helmet. It's saved my life twice. I'm amazed how much energy that foam can absorb.
Peanuts and peanut butter. I lived on peanut butter in elementary and middle school, and still eat a rather large amount of it. I'd never survive today's peanut-free school lunchroom.
Soap (and mischief and mayhem).
Perhaps less essential but more important is human interaction--I'd rather face the firing line than life in solitary. Also important is inspiration, for I don't think Pascal's lament of a godless world is such a bad thing: finding challenges and seeking to overcome them appears to me to be a decent enough rationale for life, provided the outcomes are positive experience.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the meaning of pie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Firing up the bbq, going to Stanford Theatre, or during racing season heading off to a stage race!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like the Chris Hadfield version of Space Oddity better than the David Bowie version.