Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Alex. I'm originally from Boston, but I went to school in
Montreal, worked in Toronto as an engineer, and I've been in
Seattle almost three years now.
I enjoy spending my free time rock climbing, hiking, biking and
generally just finding any excuse to not be inside. It's been great
living in Seattle since you can be outside pretty much all year.
Montreal winters and Boston summers make the weather here pretty
easy to deal with by comparison.
I like to be around people who challenge me and who help me look at
the world and myself in new and different ways. I also enjoy
laughing and making jokes. I like to think of my sense of humor as
being quick and witty, but there's a good chance that it's actually
just sarcastic and inappropriate. Either way, I laugh a lot, and
it's a nice bonus when other people laugh too.
My favorite board game is Settlers of Catan and I will gladly stay
in to drink beer and play. I am really good at tying knots.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a grad student at UW in Mechanical Engineering. I'm currently
working on a marine animal monitoring program with the Navy. The
project involves a lot of different stuff, but my work is focused
on monitoring and predicting underwater noise from navy training
exercises. If that doesn't sound exciting to you then I'd probably
tell you that I'm working on saving whales and stuff. For some
reason people seem to like the save the whale answer a lot
Outside of work I'm just trying to enjoy life and get outside of
the city to explore. I I've gotten into alpine climbing over the
past year and I try and spend my weekends in the mountains.
Although, I still enjoy a nice relaxing weekend in the city.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Raffles. I'm really good at raffles. Some people don't think
raffles are a skill, but I have won a lot of raffles.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The red beard. Everyone seems to notice the red beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love to read. Two of my favorites are Confederacy of Dunces and
Lord of the Rings. I have recently been making my way through the
Game of Thrones books and they are very addictive. If you have any
good book suggestions let me know!
Music: the Grateful Dead, bluegrass, folk, Blind Boys of Alabama,
Rage Against the Machine , Yo Yo Ma, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck and the
Flecktones, Stan Rogers, Richie Havens, Phish, John Butler (
Movies: Breaking Away. I still hold my breath at the last scene
even after seeing it a hundred times. The Big Lebowski is second on
the list, followed closely by the Lion King.
I don't know if this counts as a movie, but I think Planet Earth is
just the best and every time I watch it I want to quit grad school
and join the camera crew. I also have a small crush on David
Attenborough because of it. Truth be told it's not a small crush...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) outdoor activities
2) green leafy vegetables
3) waterproof jacket
4) wool socks
5) bike helmet - I crashed once and broke my helmet. Other than a
few cuts and bruises I was fine. Wear a helmet when you ride a
6) toothbrush and toothpaste
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully driving somewhere for a climbing or hiking adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I leave a job I keep the stapler
You should message me if
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-You are happy being you and confident in who you are.
-When you say "I can't" you try anyway.
-You're passionate about something. It really doesn't matter
-You've found any errors here with my spelling or grammar
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