Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm all over the map, in as many senses as I can think of for that.
There's not a field I'm not interested in, and all I ask of anyone
is curiosity and deep engagement in whatever they've chosen to
I love travel, and while I've had many lovely trips, I'm better
known for my love of excruciating travel days and my pursuit of
geographical extremes. Most of my wish-list trips right now started
by looking at a map and thinking: "Huh, what the hell is that place
doing all the way out there?"
I'm an unabashed nerd, and couldn't imagine living life
differently, especially if it meant I had to be worse at boggle
(the horror!). I'm also super active, and get into all sorts of new
things... depending on the season you might find me hiking,
cross-country skiing, playing tennis, disc golfing, snowshoeing,
mountain biking.... the list goes on. I'm definitely looking for
someone that shares a sense of adventure, and a love of finding new
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as an Economist and build a lot of models to predict all
sorts of fun things, but do all sorts of things with my life...
from growing fabulous sungold tomatoes, kales, and strawberries to
studying astrophysics (cuz they're awesome) to reading excellent
novels and writing poems of poor-to-middling quality. Oh, and
playing ukulele, cuz you gotta fill the time somehow.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Learning new things, word games, being ambidextrous (got to write
right-handed all summer after I broke a finger!), being more
competitive than you, predicting the weather, biking faster than
cars, pepping up depressing songs by playing them on the ukulele.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Energy! My spirit dog is a border collie (though as part of a more
detailed story, my spirit animal is a white squirrel. And no, you
don't choose your spirit animal; it chooses you).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Borges, Calvino, Michael Chabon, Lorrie Moore, Zadie Smith,
TC Boyle... plus recently read Americanah and A Naked Singularity,
which were both fabulous. Always looking for more fiction
All that other stuff: Lists are super boring. It's almost certainly
the part of your profile I skipped over. I'll hope it works to say
I'm into all sorts of things, and up for pretty much anything else
I'm not yet into.
Food: If a magic spell was put on me that meant I could only eat
thai food and burritos, it might take me a little while to notice.
But that aside, I do still love a good food adventure, and
restaurants are one of the best excuses for exploring the city.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- My bike
- Rooftops and backyards
- Adrenaline (or whiskey)
- The Sunday Crossword (preferably with brunch)
- Mock Dock Pad See Yew with Non-Mock Duck Thai Salad. Mm..
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- How I can convince the nice folks at the noguchi museum to let me
have one of those sculptures.
- Where the failure of our system is that leads some people to
insist on two spaces after a period.
- How far away things in space are...
- How we can pay for a guaranteed minimum income, and then either
convince everyone to let us do it, or take over the government and
do it ourselves.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Eating something awesome, then finding a rooftop party somewhere to
take in the surprisingly adequate city stars, all while planning an
adventure out of the city for Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sometimes, when it looks like I'm deeply engaged by something, I'm
actually just thinking about prime numbers...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're as smart as you are adventurous.
You wanna bike to the beach and play folk songs on our ukes.
You love a good debate
You think of Winter as a new batch of fun sports instead of an
excuse to stay inside.
Who are you looking for?
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