Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Jason. I'm tall. I'm bearded. I'm a nerd that does outdoors
stuff and crushes it.
I know who I'm looking for. Be able to hike/backpack with me. Be
political and left leaning. Don't be religious unless your religion
is nature. Like sarcasm. Don't be freaked out when I eat meat. Mock
me and laugh with/at me. Enjoy the honest stupidity and aweful puns
that are my daily self.
I was born and raised in Michigan, spent a year in Sweden, lived in
Vermont for a while, and then found my way to Colorado. I miss the
hardwood forests and water, but I love the mountains and weather
I'm a mathematician turned software engineer and data scientist. In
my spare time, I travel, hike, backpack, snowboard, and do
landscape photography. I've been to Europe ten times and north of
the Arctic Circle six times.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a data scientist. I'm finishing up my dissertation while
working in industry.
But, my work isn't my life. I'm a serious hobby landscape
photographer and outdoorsman. I spend too much time staring at maps
and planning trips, calculating which peaks or lakes to be at for
sunrise or sunset. I spend a lot of weekends in the
I also sometimes just come home and crash on my couch and watch
I play on two softball teams during the summer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
1) Mechanical things. I've always done all the work on my vehicles,
from oil changes to replacing a transmission. I recently lifted my
SUV in my tiny apartment garage. It gets me to more trailheads
2) I'm better at building a campfire than anyone you've ever known.
(I'm an Eagle Scout and I've made a ton of campfires in rain,
shine, snow, etc.) If I get to a campsite within a day of someone
else having a fire, no matter how well they put it out, I can
usually restart it.
What am I not good at?
1) I don't recognize people by their faces as I'm faceblind.
Google: prosopagnosia. I recognize people in many other ways.
2) I am bad at producing my own insulin as I'm a type 1 diabetic.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm relatively tall. Actually, people taller than me sort of freak
My eyes don't always line up. I never got a good explanation from
the parents on that one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, As I Lay Dying, The
Alchemist, Dune, CLRS's Intro to Algorithms.
Movies and TV: Snatch, The Big Lebowski, The Shawshank Redemption,
Stargate, Doctor Who.
Music and Radio: Lots of stuff could go here. I pay for Spotify and
Hearts of Space, and listen for a few hours every day while at
work. Scrolling through my lists randomly on Spotify brings up:
Vance Joy, Silversun Pickups, Toto, Royksopp, Falling You, Jose
Gonzalez, Iron and Wine, Calexico, The Shins, and a lot more. I
listen to NPR a lot and keep a load of podcasts ready for car
trips: This American Life, Radio Lab, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, The
Moth, Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Intelligence Squared, 99%
Food: Lots of stuff could go here. I'm not picky. I like to cook, I
know the difference between boiling and blanching, I like my steaks
rare, and I make a mean jambalaya.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Time with my family, especially my father and twin brother.
They're my two best friends.
2) Puns, sarcasm, and humor in general.
3) A fun side project, or five, to work on.
4) Getting outdoors.
5) Coffee (although I think I like tea more)
6) Insulin injections (literally)
I could do without some things though: hunger, AIDS, and cancer in
the world; people without a sense of humor; and Ohio.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what exactly the difference is between "co-mingled" and "mingled."
It seems like "mingled" would be sufficient for recycling purposes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
getting out of Dodge, or having grand ideas of what I can cook only
to find myself making brats and kraut in the crockpot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a stuffed animal, a moose, who travels everywhere with me.
He's scared of heights.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You (at least try to) write and speak with proper grammar. You have
a goofy or nerdy side. You like to spend time in the mountains.
You're inspired by this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHK0uFb6Vzw
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