On my best days, I talk like an Aaron Sorkin character, and on my
best dates, that's a good thing. On my worst days, I'm a bit more
like someone out of a Dave Eggers novel. I'm on a mission to
civilize! and quite aware of the futility of it all. If this sounds
tedious and overwhelming, this will not work out. If this sounds
witty and charming, let's do this thing.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in tech and run around the city with my husky. I'm working
on a novel I will never finish, if you want to hear about it, and I
play a mean Bright Eyes cover if the spirit moves me.
I’m really good at
I like to create beautiful things. You'd have to be in a certain
world to understand how that applies to tens of thousands of lines
of code, but it's all one - clean bold lines, be it on a canvas or
in a sales deck - I like to compose and dream and then revel in the
greatness of it. Sometimes it even is.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a talker. It's a nervous twitch that's gotten me far in life,
but in a new situation or an awkward one, I go verbose chameleon
faster than I'd like to admit. People's first impression of me is
usually either, "Wow, he's really into [topic at hand]," or, "Wow,
he really loves the sound of his own voice." I should really stop
writing so much self-deprecating stuff on my profile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm sure I'm not the first one to talk about Arrested Development
or any movie by Wes Anderson, so book-wise... You Shall Know Our
Velocity, GEB... man, I sound kind of lame. Food - spicy - ideally
Indian. Music - Bright Eyes, Ben Folds, Fun. - I'm feeling kind of
typical right now. I'll get back when I remember something crazy
about myself. Also, Newsroom - it's easy and probably a bit silly,
but I like a good combative romance.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the star-stuff that makes me me and my family my family and my
friends my friends. There was a great This American Life awhile
back about a guy who cloned his beloved bull and they were shocked
to find that the new one - the cloned junior - was just... not the
same. He wasn't bad, he was raised as identically as they could,
but he was just not the same. I wonder how different I would have
been if I'd been born 30 seconds later.
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with a few friends, watching something independent, or
just reading. My work is very flexible, so my weekends and weekdays
are all about the same.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I keep movie stubs. I have them since fifth grade. It's kind of
creepy - unless it's AWESOME. I'll take the latter.
You should message me if
you are smart as hell, creative and a bit crazy and you want to
meet someone who adores that.