Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
When I've got the time I sometimes go for drives and try to find
the isolated pockets of wilderness to explore from the safety of my
car. Bugs are not my friend. Squirrels are pretty neat
I spent a lot of time playing with computers as a kid. I remember
everything from the 8088 to the 486, the first Pentiums and roughly
up to the gigahertz days. Now, life keeps me busy enough that I
just want them to work (and my parents to quit calling for tech
When I wasn't on the computer, I was usually reading or playing
RPG's with my friends. I don't spent much time doing that anymore
but it definitely improved my writing. My interest in making up
realistic people/characters led to learning more about the world
(as it was and is now) and acted as a nice focus for my interest in
what makes people tick.
If you prefer labels, I'm a bit of a geek, a bit of a nerd (there's
a difference), a gamer, and an IT professional. I'd also like to
think I'm a comedian and philosopher, but I usually only give
myself those labels when I'm feeling particularly awesome (and
likely need my ego-bubble burst).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally, I graduated from college with an IT degree and got
a job doing web development. Then the economic bubble burst and I
was laid off and unemployed for 2 years. Now I've worked my way
back into the professional IT world and have worked in Software
Support for three years. I'd like to move into software design.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Learning. Sounds weird, but so far the best times of my life were
had during college. Partly that's because of the lack of
responsibility, flexible schedule, parental funding, and
Now that I'm in a professional career though, I really feel like my
strengths lay in soaking up knowledge. I do okay at applying that
knowledge, but I feel happier learning stuff in lectures and
writing about it than going out into the world and doing stuff with
it. I also enjoy sharing what I've learned. While in college I
considered becoming a teacher but went in a different direction
because teacher pay sucks and standing in front of a classroom of
30 evil brats scares me a bit. Even then, I was more interested in
teaching people my own age. I think that's partly because, by then,
people WANT to learn and aren't being FORCED to learn.
The first things people usually notice about me
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In my mind, this really has two answers.
In person, I think people notice my size first. When you're as big
as I am, that's just how it goes. Once they get past that, maybe
they'll notice my eyes. Or the way I dress. And after a while, they
hopefully start to notice the things that I think they'd see first
Online (or via phone), I'd say that my voice is the first thing. I
think this probably applies to speech as well as text. I just have
a certain way of talking (and strangely, I get complimented on my
voice). I'd like them to think I'm funny, as laughter is important
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time day dreaming. Sometimes it's about really
mundane things like how a certain conversation I need to have with
someone will go. Sometimes it's about work stuff that I need to
handle and how best to do so. Usually it's about what I want to do
with my life and how I think the world could be a better place.
That sounds really cheesy, but like I said, they're day dreams. I
don't know how to make the world a better place. But I like to
dream about what it would be like if world-changing technologies
were invented. Things like dirt-cheap solar power and wireless
electricity have been bouncing around in my brain lately. I sit and
think about all the different ways such things would change the
world. It's just something to keep my mind occupied while sitting
in traffic or taking a break from work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ask me when we meet... I'm an open book but I'm not gonna make it
THAT easy... Afterall, we'll need something to talk about...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... You're comfortable getting to know someone via
e-mail/IM/text/phone before meeting in person.
... Hanging out with friends in a small casual setting is
comfortable for you.
... A night in watching a movie with some popcorn and beer/wine
sounds like fun.
... A night in playing video games (or board games, or some other
sort of game) with some take-out sounds fantastic. (I'm usually
realistic, but a man can dream.)
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