Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a slightly reformed physics nerd. I don't wear a pocket
protector, but I have favorite scientists and given half a chance I
will talk math or science to anyone. It's not as bad as it used to
be, but make no mistake, I am still a big nerd. I'm making some
changes lately so I'm a bit off my rhythm at times, but my longer
term goals are still on track.
I went to UT, and then to grad school in Wisconsin. I came back to
Texas partly because it's just too damned cold there. I like my
job. I like my friends, but they tend to live in the Austin area,
so that's where I spend most weekends. My family moved to the
Dallas area soon after I did a little over four years ago. That
would be my parents, an older bother and younger sister. If you're
doing the math I spent a year back in Austin underemployed and
living with friends after grad school. The economy was melting down
and killed my best job prospects there. I ended up stumbling into a
great job up in Dallas.
I'm no master chef but I can cook. I read a lot. I often like to
drive and walk fast. If I have a destination in mind, I'd just as
soon get there. It's not that I cannot appreciate the journey when
the journey is the point, but a trip for groceries is not a
journey. It's an errand and my time is precious. I am a late
adopter of smartphone technology so I am sometimes wildly out of
touch with what they can do. The plus side is I still get
child-like glee from things that are banal to most of the
My profile pictures are old. I keep telling myself I should update
those sometime, but never in a good picture taking moment. In the
meantime, imagine the guy in the pictures, but with short hair, and
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for a consulting firm by day. I read a lot. I used to watch
too much TV, but I'm not finding myself free and at home so much
these days. I trek down to Austin pretty often. My "routine" is
pretty disrupted at the moment, which is probably a good thing.
It's good to shake things up from time to time. It does make it
hard to describe "What I'm doing with my life." Let's say I'm
working on it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...math? Finding the bright side. Making connections. Analyzing
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I read while walking. It's not that the book I'm reading is
necessarily so great I can't put it down, but unless it's really
crowded there's no reason I can't put my attention elsewhere and
still walk. Plus I work on the 45th floor. That's a long elevator
ride. Life is short, make use of those moments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
a) Thief of Always, Siddhartha (or anything else by Herman Hesse),
Atlas Shrugged, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T. E. Lawrence's
book), The Commanding Heights, Godel Escher Bach, Earthly Powers,
American Caesar, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Prize.
b) Casablanca, anything Kevin Smith, Fight Club, Office Space, The
Princess Bride, Super Troopers, Secretary, D.E.B.S., The Marx
Brothers, Moonrise Kingdom was really good lately, so was Cloud
c) Lately Butch Walker has been rocking my musical world.
Halestorm. I'm a big Pink fan. Pearl Jam and generally all grunge.
Concrete Blonde. Meatloaf. Cowboy Mouth. Some classical, a lot of
classic rock. I have a soft spot for early 90's west coast rap. I
love all sorts of music, though not much country.
d) yes, I love food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Turns out I'm pretty good at getting by without things. Let's take
a fresh stab though. Friends and family seemed like the top of the
list but those aren't things, those are people.
1. A car
2. A phone
3. Internet access
4. A good book (or twelve)
5. Work. It doesn't need to be my current work, but if I don't do
something productive from time to time, I'll go crazy.
Five is good, no need to go for six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Pragmatism versus idealism.
Without chasing the ideal, you're always compromising, and often
halfway between two workable solutions is an absolutely unworkable
I've been the unshakable idealist for as long as I can remember,
but the really hard problems don't always have an ideal solution.
Life is messy and people are messy and to ignore that seems to
invite trouble. I guess I'm trying to decide if pragmatic politics
is selling out or growing up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Driving from Dallas to Austin to see friends or exploring Dallas.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Then is wouldn't be very private now would it? Private admissions
are not for posting openly on the internet, they're for in person
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