Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in the Bay Area, but decided to run away and spend my
college years in the frozen tundra of New England. I liked San
Francisco so much... that I decided to spend two and a half years
in Seattle after college. Sorry. But I'm here now! It's been a
crazy six months, so I haven't really settled in yet.
I love taking the time to really get to know people. I firmly
believe that everyone has a unique story and viewpoint to share,
but that you're never going to find it in a two minute
conversation. If you take the time to really listen to what someone
has to say, there is always something there to discover.
I spend quite a bit of time dancing West Coast Swing and Blues. It
takes quite a bit of practice, but the experience of connecting
with another person and moving in concert is one of the best
feelings in the world. I feel like I should also add something
about expressing yourself through movement here, but I probably
can't manage it without sounding cheesy.
In the end though, I'm an ambitious person who wants to make the
world a better place in whatever small way I can. I used to work
for Microsoft writing Excel, but I moved to San Francisco because I
wanted to spend my days making something that actually makes people
lives better, instead of helping banks make more money.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm going to happily continue at my job for the next six years and
three months, while meeting, dating, and eventually marrying an
amazing woman named Jeyne. I'll be offered my dream job in Corpus
Cristi, Texas, relocate with my new bride, and live there for four
years until we realize that we can't raise children there due to
the rising sea level. We'll then move again and settle down in
Vancouver, Washington and have three children, the younger two
being identical twins.
Seriously though, I recently moved back to the Bay Area after being
away for six and a half years, and I'm excited to get to know San
Francisco in an entirely new way. I'm working at a startup based
out of Stanford and trying to find my place in the city. I have
ideas about where I'll be in three years, but nothing I'm ready to
The first things people usually notice about me
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My hair, depending on how much it has decided to poof out at any
given moment, or perhaps the fact that I have an absurdly detailed
knowledge of some arbitrary topic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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It would be easy and comfortable to put long lists here, but that
wouldn't tell you very much about me. Instead, here is one absolute
favorite from each category.
My favorite book is Anathem by Neal Stephenson. I know it's
unwieldy, but it is the only book I've ever read that allows you
the opportunity to rediscover things you already know for the first
My favorite show is The Tenth Muse by Tanya Saracho. The depiction
of the pursuit of knowledge in the face of adversity was absolutely
beautiful. Oh, this is supposed to be TV shows...
My favorite song is Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid
Michaelson. It has the perfect balance of patience and movement, of
repetition and melody, of harmony and expression.
My favorite food is my own chocolate cake with mocha buttercream
frosting. It's a family recipe, and nothing really comes close.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends, books, chocolate, the New York Times, new challenges, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How the world should look, or how events should have gone.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hanging out with friends or out dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't particularly like tomatoes.
You should message me if
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you regularly find yourself talking excitedly talking for a bit too
long until you find yourself saying, "sorry, that was probably more
than you wanted to know." In other words, what you do and what you
care about aren't the most important things to me, but you should
be excited and passionate about whatever you choose to care about.
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