Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well, it's been a long time since I updated this, so here goes. I
grew up in San Jose, CA. It took me 2 years of sort of living in
Houston (I was overseas most of the time) before I found out I
actually like this city. Not so coincidentally, that's also when I
discovered and moved to the Inner Loop. I like people who are
irreverent and love to smile and joke. If you have a nice smile
that you know how to use, it goes a really long way with me.
I'm a dog person, but I have a cat. I prefer pubs to clubs. I love
languages and learning them. I've been to 20 countries in the last
few years, and I intend to see more still. I'm not particularly
tidy, except when I need to be, so you won't be coming to my
apartment without advance notice. I've dated a lot in the last few
years, but none have really stuck. I tend to have more luck with
women I meet in real life than with women I meet here.
I don't fit the standard mold of a Houstonian dude. I don't really
watch sports unless I happen to be with someone who wants to watch.
I don't get into fishing, or even eating fish, other than Sushi. My
sense of humor served me much better in San Jose than it does here,
but every once in a while I meet someone here that my humor clicks
with, and we can't stop laughing.
I'm looking for a relationship and friendships. I really just need
to meet some more people that I can do things with. So if I meet
someone and we just don't have that chemistry, which I think is
very important, I'm cool with being friends if they are.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for a seismic exploration company, which means we use
explosives to make tiny tremors in the earth and record the
reflections of the waves to see if we can find oil or gas. I was
working overseas a lot as a Health, Safety, Environmental Manager
on crew, but about 2 years ago, I started work in the corporate
office in Houston.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing lots of little random things. I love to find out as much as
I can about the world, whether if that's by talking to people,
reading, or going places. I think it's exciting. I'm a big fan of
Planet Money, the podcast, and I love learning all the fun things
it tells me about economics, both macro and micro. I know that
probably sounds boring, but it's really not. I'm good at picking up
language somewhat quickly. I studied French for 4 years in High
School and can barely speak a word. I speak Spanish fairly well,
and that was just from talking with Spanish speakers. I'm good at
listening to people and really hearing what they're saying.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall, intelligent, and depending on the person, I can either be
a little reserved at first, or really outgoing immediately.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Tai-Pan by James Clavell
My favorite of all time. It's set in the Opium Wars and is centered
around the head of a great "trading" house. It's full of adventure
and thought and history, and above all, characters. In the first 40
pages Clavell introduces and develops like 20 characters. It's
Youngblood Hawke by Hermann Wouk
My second favorite. It's about the life of an author who starts out
with great dreams and ambitions and has the talent to back them up,
but makes bad life choice after bad life choice in ways that are so
very human. It's full of love and yearning and anger and
frustration, and sadness and exhaustion. Great book.
The Winds of War/War and Remembrance by Hermann Wouk
These 2 books follow a family who has been split up around the
world by the onset of World War II, and all their adventures,
troubles and triumphs. The story of the war is told through the
personal experiences of the family members. A very good basic
history of the war with a really well done story and superb
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
No one can turn a phrase like Neal Stephenson. This is set in a
future USA where the world's governments have been replaced by
franchised quasi-national suburbs. It's kind of Net-punk from the
90s, but also has a lot of stuff from the 90's. Favorite line from
it: "Junkies whose brains had long since melted away in the radiant
heat of their own imaginings."
More others than you could shake a stick at.
Currently reading: Just finished the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
series. Rereading A Song of Ice and Fire series so that I'm not
completely out of touch when I get to the newest book.
Gotta love Audrie Hepburn and Cary Grant.
I love the cool funky weirdness of this as well as the intensely
passionate sparks between Cruz and Cruise.
Death to Smoochy
One of the funniest movies ever. Ed Norton rocks, and the whole
idea of the seedy underbelly of Children's TV is hilarious.
Star Wars, any of the episodes 4-6
A couple others I don't want to mention for fear of appearing
Mostly anything with meat and/or cheese
I also like salads made with spinach or baby greens, but I hate
I like Sushi, but hate cooked fish. Clam Chowder is OK.
How I Met Your Mother
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The Beach (though it's not much to look at around Houston)
My Comfy Comfy Bed
Caffeine (I've been told I need to try to quit, but oh well)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Isn't this what everyone thinks about?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'll usually head to one of my favorite bars/restaurants and see if
I meet interesting people to have conversations with. Sometimes
I'll sucker a co worker into coming with me, but I'm still trying
to make friends in Houston.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think you'll have to ask me questions to get me to tell you.
You should message me if
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You are outgoing, and love to laugh and smile and live life. You
like to do things outdoors. You aren't allergic to cats. You have
an interesting sense of humor, and you aren't afraid to try it out
on new people.
Who are you looking for?
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