I'm working in Southern Mass at a company that makes robotic sample storage equipment (at -80 °C).
I love the outdoors and keeping fit. I play soccer, lift weights, and run for regular exercise. Snowboarding this year has been fantastic. I've more recently got into backpacking and love it. My friend and I got lost once out in California and survived through some pretty harsh conditions. I hope to better develop my skills so that I can eventually do proper Alpine climbs with picks and crampons.
I drive an '03 Honda Civic with no automatic anything: gearbox, windows, door-locks, or cruise control, and I love it. There are soccer moms who could probably out-accelerate me , but it runs great, gets me there, and doesn't break down.
I've never understood the difference which people claim exists between geek and nerd. I prefer the term boffin. It sounds more bad-ass. I like learning and thinking about things.
I don't know why the OKCupid Personality algorithm determines I'm very less artistic. It think the answer options to questions OKC asks that are tend towards an artistic personality are at odds with a logical personality. This doesn't make sense to me. I am currently developing my photography and guitar skills.
Something perhaps more interesting which is not as immediately observable is that many people think my best friend and I are gay lovers. I'm not gay, but I think it's nice that we have such a close friendship. He is gay though.
Movies: Three Days of the Condor, Seven Years in Tibet, Office Space, Dr. Strangelove, Pink Panther (with Peter Sellers), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Name of the Rose, The Beat My Heart Skipped, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Diva, Ghost in the Shell, Airplane, Into the Wild (the book is on my TODO list)
TV: The Wire (is now my favorite show of all time), Silicon Valley, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Dexter, Top Gear, House, Game of Thrones, Archer, Futurama, The Boondocks, The Killing, The Bletchley Circle, Jack Taylor, Bob's Burgers, Home Movies, The Brink, The Thick of It, Rick and Morty
Anime: Spirited Away, Mitsudomoe, Code Geass, Death Note, Planet ES, Full Metal Panic!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Durarara!, Great Teacher Onizuka, Nodame Cantabile, Nichijou
Music: Led Zeppelin, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Black Keys, Jack White, Wolfmother, Eddie Vedder, Nicola Conte, Yppah, America, Miles Davis, Thievery Corp., Curtis Mayfield, Venetian Snares, Karminsky Experience Inc., Nujabes, Radical Face, Dr. John, WAR, Carlos Santana, Aim, MGMT, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fratellis, Tower of Power, Dave Brubeck, Mozzart, Dvorak, Beethoven, Les Hommes, Cowboy Junkies, Alabama Shakes, Lettuce
Food: I love food! Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Czech, good bar, chowder, coffee, tea, wine, dark chocolate, etc.
I should include that I've listened to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio broadcastings, which I loved, but have not felt the desire to read the books, as I imagine they are very much the same. The movie sucked by the way.
Podcasts: The Tom Woods Show, 99% Invisible, Radiolab, Freakonomics, Freedomain Radio
Games: Portal, Guild Wars 2, Total War and Civilization series; I don't play too often
The sound of early morning chatter, when voices are lower in volume and register, but masking energy.
you want to go on a motorcycle ride (with your own bike; I just got my license).
fooling the sailboat renters along the Charles into thinking we know what we we're doing, when we know nothing about sailing sounds like an adventure to you.
you wish to discuss something interesting (technical, philisophical, etc.)
you're not intimidated by the possibility that I might look better in that dress than you do
(I'm only half joking about this. I once put on my friend's dress after she stole my pants. And damn, I looked good.)
Couples: I'm quite interested, so message away.
It's okay if you are not an alien, time traveler, or esper, but I prefer people who are a bit weird or eccentric, but not actually crazy. There's a bit in On the Road where Kerouac starts with something like, "Give me the mad ones." It resonated with me.