Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Update: I've found someone and am not looking any more. I'm leaving
the profile here so I can keep in touch with some friends I've met
through the site.
OK, I admit it. I suck at describing myself in an essay.
If you want to know something I don't cover here, just ask. I'm not
easily offended or startled. We're all adults here, right?
I'm generally a happy person. I try not to sweat the small stuff.
(Life's too short). I'm into lots of things and curiosity leads to
me being easily distracted on a regular basis. I can focus when I
have to or when something's really interesting to me, but, left to
my own devices, I might start out researching a place for dinner
and wind up following that to a link on some ethnic food I've never
heard of which then leads to a more thorough study of the ethnicity
and culture that created the food and next thing I know, I'm trying
to learn yet another alphabet. (I've learned American(latin),
Polish(latin variant), Vietnamese (latin w/tonal specifications),
Cyrillic (Russian), and Hangul (Korean) so far.) I want to learn
the Thai alphabet since it's really pretty, but, it's also proven
to be somewhat elusive to my ability to study it so far. I might
eventually try to learn the Arabic alphabet as well (imagine using
arabic letters as variables along side the arabic numbers we use
for math... ok, maybe not).
I love to travel (which turns out to be very fortunate, because my
job has me traveling often).
I think I'm already kind of rambling, but there's lots more to me
than you'll see in a profile essay and I think it's worth getting
to know me if any of the above makes you at all curious.
Yes, I have a good sense of humor.
Yes, I like dogs, cats, etc. though I don't have (or want) any of
my own at the moment. (too hard to properly care for with my travel
Yes, I like beaches (though I'm more likely to head for the bottom
of the ocean).
I like a wide variety of foods, especially flavorful ones like
Thai, Korean, Moroccan, Mexican, Vietnamese, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I make my living as a network engineer (and now training other
network engineers), primarily around a new protocol for the
internet known as IPv6. In my free time, I like to fly small
airplanes and teach SCUBA diving and dive-related medical classes.
I also build and fly high-power rockets on occasion.
There's lots more, but, we have to have something to talk about
when we meet, right?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Putting my foot in my mouth.
Flying an airplane on instruments.
Teaching people to SCUBA dive.
Being a nerd's nerd.
Making people laugh at me and occasionally with me.
Though I can usually only do 2, maybe 3 of these things at a time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My extreme confidence in my (often) incorrect sense of direction.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
TV/Movies: Sci-fi, action, adventure, the occasional "chick-flick"
and good literature.
Music -- totally eclectic all over the map. Almost anything that
isn't country, rap, or elevator-music.
Food -- All over the map, literally. Love Thai, Korean, American
BBQ, Ethiopean, Italian, Moroccan, Greek, Persian, Mexican,
Japanese (though not into Sushi), Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay,
Indonesian, Indian, Brazilian, Russian, and more.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
International Cuisine (Thai, Korean, Mexican, Ethiopean, Moroccan,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to use the internet to better unite the peoples of the world
and bring about a more common understanding and appreciation of our
diversity while recognizing that we have more in common than
Looking for ways to leverage that understanding and knowledge into
an end to armed conflict.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Flying home from the week's business travels.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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That's between me and the NSA... And I didn't volunteer it to them.
You should message me if
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you have a good sense of humor, don't mind laughing at yourself
occasionally, don't sweat the small stuff, but, appreciate the
little wonders along the way.
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