Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First off, let's get this out of the way: I'm ultra laid back and
way down to earth. Zero maintenance. Low emissions. Sorry, I cannot
give you drama.
A nerdy joke to give you a sense of what little it takes to amuse
Q: What did the index card who was born at 4:59pm say at noon on
his third birthday?
A: "I'll be 3 by 5!"
Thanks. I'll be here all week.
I grew up in upstate NY, and the rural background probably shows in
my thoughts and actions. You might find me a bit guarded at first.
You should know that you can't (accurately) read me, no matter how
good you think you are at reading people. I'm soft and gooey on the
inside, and affectionate by nature. I only give genuine hugs (none
of that A-frame rubbish). I love palindromes. I'm kind of paranoid
about douche-baggery; i will never call a person "bro", call snow
"powder", or be glad to be passing through the Marina district. On
the other hand, i will ride a motorcycle if it gets me in the
carpool lane (and gets me 80mpg WOOT!), or wear shades if it's
reeeeeally bright out (though i will be worried the whole time that
people think that I think that i'm cool).
I'm a hard worker, and a perfectionist in isolated and seemingly
random respects. I like to make myself a better man, but i'm far
from Type-A, and i don't have a competitive bone in my body.
Generally i prefer to do things for my damn-self if i can learn
how, so i have an eclectic skill set ranging from the garage to the
I am a sense of humor, with feet. Anything from South Park
slap-stick to the mega-subtle dance scene in Pride and Prejudice
makes me laugh. Ive got bags of humility; if you can't make fun of
yourself, you're missing out on 87.3% of the fun in the
I'm the type of nerd who doesn't do much nerd stuff, but a full 20%
of what i say will make no sense because it's a reference to a
movie from 20 years ago that NOBODY has seen except for me. I like
to walk, hike, run, bike, swim (preferably in chlorinated water),
and most anything designed to systematically tucker me out (and
offset my voracious appetite for sugar -- diabetes here i come). I
like to play volleyball and tennis, but i'm terrible at both. I
love tons of music, though rarely more than one song from any given
artist. I also love tons of movies that have nothing to do with
each other (except maybe Kevin Bacon).
I have a boyfriend; he's adorable, and you should be our
girlfriend. My friends tend not to have much in common with each
other, or with me (except maybe certain east-coast sensibilities).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Aeronautical environmental software engineer? (Bet your guidance
counselor never brought that one up.) Loving my job. Adjusting
(still) to my transplant here from upstate NY. Catching up on
reading the classics i probably should have read in high school.
Finally watching West Wing.
I'm spending an awful lot of time commuting lately. I broke my
Honda bike so now i'm out on my weird little recumbent touring
bicycle risking my life to get between SF and SJ. I get a little
help from the Caltrain.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Appreciating what i have. Being patient (in the temporal sense).
Seeing humor in just about anything. Endurance stuff. Cooking,
though there are times when i royally fail. Back rubs.
Computational fluid dynamics? I can twist up a perfectly-shaped
soft-serve ice cream cone. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably that i look like i cut my own hair. Because i do. Aside
from that, i generally try to be pretty non-descript. I tend to
watch and listen for the most part, so people might notice that i
don't have a whole lot to say. Lots of people say i look familiar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Poe (stories, not
so much poems), The Dark Tower, Tolkein stuff.
Movies: Up, Batman Returns, Lord of the Rings 2, Friday the 13th
Part 2, Royal Tenenbaums, Cant Hardly Wait, Steel Magnolias,
Spirited Away, [Love Actually, Definitely Maybe], The Family
Music: Annie Lennox through Rob Zombie.
Food: Italian, Chinese, Mexican. Buffalo-style anything (i put that
s**t on EVERYTHING)
TV: Daily Show, Colbert, Chelsea Lately, Community, Parenthood,
Archer, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Firefly
I watch a lot of documentaries if i'm left to choose for myself.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Laptop, kitchen, running apparel, high speed internet, diet wild
cherry pepsi, Wikipedia.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to reliably express the concept represented by the word
"literally" now that it is so widely used in contexts where its
literal meaning doesn't apply. Boom. Meta.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Like many people, i can't peg a typical Friday, but i do think of
Friday as kind of a resting night. Maybe a movie, or a few games of
Beirut, or watch The Soup.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If you tickle me, i might punch you in the face.
My favorite Star Trek is Voyager.
On Quickmatch, i'd rather skip you than rate you 3 stars or
I don't tend to capitalize the first-person singular nominative
case personal pronoun.
You should message me if
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You think you're open-minded. If you're a guy, please have strictly
Your religion descriptor is "Agnostic and very serious about it"
because that's great deadpan. Unless you really mean it, in which
case i'm confused...
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