I'm a guy from Monterey who went to college in Santa Cruz and moved
to San Jose. Now I'm trying to get good at this whole
What I’m doing with my life
I work on computers for a living (I work on WiFi technology at a
mid-sized start-up. That's all I can say.), but I'm trying to find
some new hobbies outside of my career now that I'm graduating from
college. I enjoy music and writing. I'm also a history buff. (Can
recite Roman emperors up to... Commodus, I think)
I’m really good at
I taught myself to do the moonwalk on a lark. I can now do it
perfectly. I'm also pretty good at listening to people and their
life stories -- I like learning things and meeting people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm well-read, and I can destroy anyone at trivia. Also: I can come
off pretty tersely at first, but everyone who knows me tells me I
have a personality that grows on you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Rather than this^^ I think I'll just list what I'm experiencing
right now. I don't believe in superlative preferences when it comes
to art. *pushes up hipster glasses*
Current Book: "the Twelve Caesars" by Suetonius
Current Music: "to Be Kind", by Swans, Wavves/Best Coast, some
Rush... I have been listening to some early electronica lately.
Since Death Grips broke up, I have The Money Store saved on
Spotify. Also: the Smiths.
I'm building an "aughties" playlist on spotify in the vein of a
friend's series of 80s/90s playlists. Message me for a link to
that. I need input.
there's also this new album by this guy from "throw me the statue"
called "pillar point" which is pretty good. Vocals are a little
flat, but whatever. [Hipstering intensifies]
I'm also addicted to Game of Thrones. I need professional help on
The six things I could never do without
A laptop, my car, stationary, reading material, a bag to hold all
that stuff in (except the car)... Clothes... I need clothing
I can pretty much get anything important done if I have those
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Staying fit, surviving college. I do a lot of random reading
online. (...and no, it's not just Twitter... not all the time.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Either doing homework, relaxing with whatever I happen to be
reading/watching/listening to. I'm also going out on the town more
often -- I'm beginning to enjoy that sort of thing more than when I
was more of an introverted computer need. Drinks! Dancing! Fun! I'm
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you want to dance with me, you're going to need to help me out a
bit. I'm trying to outgrow my two left feet. I also have a taste
for Scotch. I drink it neat -- screw ice.
I also realized that while my username is supposed to be "nick
wood" backwards, it's actually "nikc wood", since I'm clearly
You should message me if
You want someone interesting to hang out with in San Jose. I'm
available for the entirety of (Business hours)^c
(set theory joke ^^)