Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well I started to re-write this since it was overdue for a update
and came to the conclusion that self-summaries still suck. Time to
simplify and churn out a list instead.
-Climber (rock and ice)
-Biker (mountain, road)
-Lover of lakes and boats
-Camper (4 seasons)
-Sleep deprived (I somehow lost the ability to sleep in as an
adult. I'm not sure how I feel about this).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The boring grown up part of my life consists of working as a
manufacturing engineer for an aerospace company. I've been
contemplating a job or career change though. Updating resumes is
just about as painful as updating an online dating profile so that
isn't moving too fast.
Outside of work I try to get out and explore the world as much as
possible. I live for outdoor adventures and try to stay super
active. Rock and ice climbing are my biggest passions right now but
I also have a lot of bike related endeavors.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Anything mechanical - I love tinkering with things and fabricating
various parts and pieces for projects.
I'm a pretty decent photographer (mainly landscape and wildlife and
some climbing) - a hobby that's always evolving which helps keep
some left-right brain balance for me.
I'm also very good at working hard. I may not be naturally talented
or skilled at something but I'll keep working on it until I
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bit quiet in nature (exceptions: with close friends and/or
drunk - apparently I'm an amusing drunk). Or that I'm totally
Asian. Totally. But with a Minnesota accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - I'll be honest and say I'm not much of a reader these days.
I'd love to pick up a few good reads though - any
movies - pretty much anything. I don't watch movies very often (my
highest density of movie viewing seems to occur on airplane
shows - I don't watch that much tv but I typically go straight to
Discovery, History, or Travel Channel.
music - again, pretty much anything. Radio in the garage is always
set to KQRS, I also listen to the Current quite a bit.
food - mmmmm food. Whatever I'm in the mood for. I'm not terribly
picky. I'm a big fan of seafood and various ethnic cuisine. When I
go on races or travel my schedule and eating times are all wacky so
I eat a lot of shitty food and feel terrible for a week. The rest
of the time I try and maintain a healthy-ish diet. I will never
turn down a burrito.
As you can see, I'm fairly non committal to choosing favorites of
anything (which has pretty much always been the case my whole
life). However, I am not indecisive. I think.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've been trying to simplify my life lately so this is a really
good question to ponder. Right now it would be: The people I care
about, climbing pack, camera, access to green space, 4 seasons, a
really good jacket.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
random things. Sometimes it's hard to turn my brain off.
Also, quitting my job and becoming self employed.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't know if I have a typical Friday night. It depends on how
the week went! I could be asleep by 7pm. I might be on the couch
drinking a beer and flipping between the discovery channel, history
channel, food network, and whatever random show doesn't immediately
annoy me. I could be out with friends getting drinks, prepping the
car for a race or at a race, out taking photos or running / biking,
maybe rock climbing. Ideally I'd be spending it with a special lady
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Relationships don't come easily to me (romantic or other) so
patience is required. (because engineer social skills)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are so inclined.
Definitely message me if any of the following applies: you want a
climbing / belay partner; prefer chilling with a close group of
friends vs. going to a club; like camping (real camping, the kind
where the toilet is a hole in the ground and flushes via gravity,
not water); can appreciate a good beer (good beers never contain
the word "light" or any variation of said word); want to go fishing
(especially night fishing - ie sitting in a boat listening to the
waves and watching the stars, one of the most peaceful and relaxing
things in the world); or want to go for a bike ride or a run!
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