I just moved to San Francisco from the DC metro area. I like long
walks on the beach and romantic sunsets ... actually, I like
playing video games, reading, and simply hanging out with my
friends. I'll listen to most anything, but when left to my own
devices I lean toward electronic and indie rock. I actually love to
get out, but most of my friends are on another coast. So I'm up for
an adventure if one presents itself. Oh yeah, I'm generally an
optimist, have self-depreciative humor, and I'd like to think I'm
I am arguably intelligent, a big dork, and sometimes funny.
What I’m doing with my life
Working for a computer company, trying to get the motivation to
start grad school. In the mean time, I've been catching up on
reading and video games since I have considerably fewer friends
here, haha. I've recently taken up yoga, which I'm surprised to
admit I'm enjoying. When the weather gets (consistently) nicer, I
plan to do a lot of hiking and camping in the plentiful area parks.
I’m really good at
Hrm ... solving problems, at least I think. I bake an excellent
Apple Pie. Oh yeah, I'm REALLY GOOD at making an ass of myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
Oh wow, I dunno ... my teeth? Never had dental work done and
somehow they came out all right. Not that you can tell with the
pictures I have posted, but anyway ... Oh yeah, most people also
probably notice I use a lot of ellipses when I write.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love me my sci-fi and fantasy, which is what I'll read if
nothing else catches my interest. Some of my favorite books though,
include Crime and Punishment, House of Leaves, Neuromancer, Hackers
and Painters, and the Song of Ice and Fire series. I also read
geeky tech books when I don't have something more escapist to keep
Music: Instead of listing everything, here is what I've been
listening to recently ... FM Attack, College, Breakbot, Passion
Pit, Delorean, Discovery, Futurecop!, Florence + the Machine,
Vampire Weekend, Fear of Tigers, Freelance Whales and a bunch of
Movies: I have a soft spot for over-the-top bad movies and
action/adventure stuff. That said, a few of the movies I enjoy are
Once, 5th Element, Blade Runner, and Hackers (yes, Hackers).
Otherwise I'm more of a TV person. Current favorites include
Pushing Daisies, True Blood, Doctor Who, Lost, The Office, and
Food: After couple bad experiences with seafood, I generally won't
touch it (but I sometimes make exceptions). Otherwise, I'm down
with most cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
My friends, iPhone, MacBook, Kindle, decent headphones, and my
notebook (a pen or pencil wouldn't count towards the tally, would
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell I'm gonna do from here on out. I always assumed I'd
have it all figured out by now, haha, how wrong I was. Oh well,
nothing to do but enjoy the ride.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe out drinking with some friends; just as likely sitting at
home having a beer and reading a book. Sometimes I make plans for
the weekend that rarely seem to pan out as expected (not
necessarily for the worse). If I'm not out or making weekend plans,
then I'm probably plotting what culinary delight I plan to take a
stab at making.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The only reason I close the door (ahem) to my office is so that I
can dance to my music where no one can see me.
You should message me if
The word "callipygian" applies to you, bonus points if you know
what the word means without looking it up. On a similar track,
preferably the word "hella" is not part of your vocabulary.
Honestly though, if you are an exciting and interesting person, hit