40 Somerville, MA
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My self-summary
I’m a technology professional in Somerville, MA. I’m a native New Englander – my large family is all local, and my Boston accent gets thick when I am around them. But don’t worry: I do a wicked good job of hidin it for those who don’t think it’s chaamin.

I am a language-lover (Foreign Language major/former teacher). I am an excellent snarky-haiku writer. I will slaughter you at Words With Friends once we put money on the game. I like to share a glass of wine and cook a nice meal or go out on a Friday night after a long week. I’m not into television, and while I am on Facebook, the selfie-generation makes me gag.

I’m sarcastic, but also very direct and honest-to-a-fault. I can dish it and take it. Some have called me “refreshingly blunt.” My friends have told me they like to hang out with me because “I talk to anyone” and am always up to trying new things, whether it be a new pub, planning a trip abroad, running a roadrace, snowshoeing the Fells, or hosting a dinner party. Professionally, I work very hard to be qualitative and make an impact in my field.

I’m a minimalist at heart and live the concept of “less is more.” I splurge on experiences and gifts for others, but I am a saver and on the prowl for my dream beach bungalow. I look forward to spending weekends fixing up a place and making it my own.

I’m an outgoing introvert: I love dogs (had one for 11 years who recently passed). I sleep late on the weekends and have aspirations to finish the book I started writing in 2004. I get "runner's high." I love supporting local small businesses and frequent farmer’s markets. I love being outside and walk as much as possible. I dislike: barhopping/clubbing, consumerism, air conditioning, PowerPoint, hypochondriacs, green peppers, reality television, and overpackaging.

You: A tall order: Intelligent. Trustworthy. Romantic. Adventurous. Compassionate. Affectionate. Charitable. Well-rounded. Open-minded. Motivated to be his best self. A gentleman in word and deed.
What I’m doing with my life
Werk werk werk. Home improvement. Getting back in shape to run a half-marathon. Hangin with family and friends.
I’m really good at
inspiring people to be their best via backhanded compliments.
The first things people usually notice about me
My vocabulary and candor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Everyone on this planet should read "The Alchemist," by Paulo Coelho at least once in their life.

Does it get better than The Shawshank Redemption?

I lean towards Alternative and folk. I was bereft when WFNX/101.7fm went off the air in 2011 if that gives you insight.

I go through food eras like a toddler. I am currently into macaroni and cheese. I also think I am addicted to wasabi. Yes, I've made wasabi mac 'n cheese and it is awesome.
The six things I could never do without
1. Sunshine
2. Writing/books
3. Art
4. Running
5. The ocean
6. Friends: "the family you choose."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to design a Words with Friends mobile site with a gambling element, and my pitch for Shark Tank.
On a typical Friday night I am
Low-key: post-work drinks with friends, grilling on the deck, or dinner out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I avoid math at all costs: I am an overly-generous tipper and leave whole-dollar amounts to avoid calculating percentages.
You should message me if
you would like to learn more about me or want to share a haiku for immediate critique.