45 Medford, MA
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My self-summary
I'm trying to make the world a better place by curing cancer, deafness, malnutrition, sepsis, and movement problems caused by injury, old age and disease. In my spare time I rescue puppies.

No, really! To be fair, though, I only rescue the occasional puppy when there's room in my household.

I love to cook, sing, run, repair things (so they actually work!), sit in front of the fire with a good book, travel the world, learn new things, teach, meet people, make my own (very tasty) beer, and generally be silly. I'm happy having a deep conversation (with occasional ridiculous tangents) over dinner, and equally happy camping and hiking in the woods with my dogs, studying art in a museum, kayaking, or having fun at a party. As long as my mind and body are engaged, I'll probably love doing it.

I'm looking for someone who will, foremost, be my best friend. Friendship alone doesn't make a relationship, though - that requires mutual trust, attraction, a commitment to resolve conflicts together, and a dozen other things. Many of those things take time, though, so friendship and attraction are the starting points. It helps if you're sarcastic, if you can take jokes as well as give, and if you're smart as a whip (the latter most of all - brains are sexy!).

I also love meeting new people and learning a bit about them, and I enjoy making new friends. If you think we might get along, let's meet for coffee, drinks, ice skating (which would be a new experience for me), bumper cars, a jog around the park, dancing, caber tossing, whatever. If nothing else, it'll be time well-spent (or, as a friend once said, "time, well... spent!").
What I’m doing with my life
I recently started working at a start-up that's trying to make electronics that work with your body rather than making you fit them. My job description is "Do the impossible things that no one else can." I'm currently working on a project from the Gates Foundation to help diagnose malnutrition in remote parts of the world (See? I told you I was curing malnutrition!). When I'm not doing that I brew beer, run, build electronics, cook, play electric bass, read, go hiking and camping, sing, travel... the list goes on! A moment idle is a moment wasted.
I’m really good at
I hate being bad at things, so any time I do something I make an effort to learn how to do it well. I'm the guy people come to when they say, "this isn't working and we don't know what to do!" Have you ever had your computer not work, and then you call the IT guy over and it starts working the moment he walks into the room? That guy is me, except I shave and exercise, and I don't smell funny.

I'm a good cook - I can make something tasty from the contents of just about anyone's kitchen, and I have a lot of experience cooking vegetarian meals. I can make great beer in a lot of styles - this is the skill that will help me survive the zombie apocalypse. People have repeatedly told me that I should start selling my beer.

I'm an award-winning teacher, because I'm really good at explaining things to people in a way that they can understand. There's more, but my ego's starting to get a little sassy so I think I'd better stop here.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am fat and have no teeth. Also, my green skin and razor-sharp proboscis. If they can see past that, though, they'll discover that deep down, I'm just a venomous space alien hell-bent on the complete subjugation of you puny humans. On second thought, forget I said that. Look deep into my eyes, and forget... forget... forget.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This isn't a definitive list. You wouldn't read the definitive list. Or maybe you would. But isn't the time we'd spend, me writing it and you reading it, better used for something else?

Books: Gravity's Rainbow (Pynchon; in fact everything by Pynchon), A Song Of Ice And Fire (Martin), various Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Japanese Fiction (Kobo Abe, Murakami). The sci-fi/fantasy stuff is like eating candy, the rest is like having a fine meal.

Movies: City of Lost Children, Blade Runner, Sean of the Dead, The Big Lebowski, Army Of Darkness

Shows: Game of Thrones, Dexter, Arrested Development, Archer

Music: Bowie, Electric Six, Brian Eno, Count Zero, The Eels, Miles Davis, Glenn Miller, The Clancy Brothers, Beastie Boys - the genre doesn't matter as much to me as the quality and depth of the composition.

Food: I love food so much, I eat it almost every day! I don't think I could get sick of Indian food, but whenever I go to a buffet I end up too full. I love spicy - East Coast Grill has a Hell Night event where they serve up a "challenge pasta," cooked with the hottest peppers in the world. If you finish it, you get a t-shirt and a free ride to the emergency room. I have the shirt. The only food I really don't like is pickles.
The six things I could never do without
1. A computer. I'm a nerd and proud of it. A computer is an incredible tool, and I can coax mine into doing whatever I want. But having a computer is a way to enhance my life, not avoid it. If computers didn't exist, I'd have to invent them.
2. Running clothes. I can run without shoes just fine, but the police tend to frown on it when I run without clothes.
3. A well-stocked kitchen. I love to cook, and need plenty of pots, pans, spices, and other tools to make that happen. I can make a good meal over a campfire with a single pot, but when I get back to the kitchen I want a playground.
4. Books. I'm usually reading more than one book at a time. No, not literally!
5. Dogs. They're loyal, loving, dependable, trainable, warm, and just all-around awesome. I tend to rescue big dogs, but small ones are great too.
6. Something to do. I view the phrase "I'm bored" as a personal failure. I'm always doing something, usually more than one thing at the same time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Baby pigeons. Have you ever seen one? Neither have I. I'm not really sure they exist.

Realistically, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about any one thing. I do spend a lot of time thinking, but the topics vary. I try to act on my thoughts once I have them, and that usually leads to different thoughts.
On a typical Friday night I am
a huge nerd. A good friend who's recently divorced has started hosting gaming nights on Fridays. Other friends and I drive out to his place for dinner, maybe a dip in the pool and hot tub, and board / role-playing games. Women are welcome (encouraged, even!), so if that sounds like fun then I'll be happy to bring you along.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dance in my boxers when no one is looking. Also, I've shared the mens' room with Noam Chomsky on numerous occasions.
You should message me if
You know where my pipe wrench went. Or if you need 4 lemurs and a sea-plane in the next 24 hours. I can't really help you with that, but I'd love to hear why you need them. Or, just message me if you think I sound like someone you'd have fun being around - I probably am!