Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Like most people in this area, I came to DC for work. Previously
Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Georgia.
Not in any specific order: Engineer (aerospace). Foodie. Bourbon
aficionado. Gentleman. If you are a fan of Myers-Briggs typing,
INTJ. Because of that "I", I am fairly reserved in larger groups,
but one-on-one or small groups I am fine with. I don't enjoy
traffic (who does?), so I do frequent a gym with a bootcamp class
Summaries are supposed to be short so... I invite you to strike up
a conversation with me. I can carry on most conversations as I know
at least some about a lot of topics.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am the lead engineer with an aerospace support company with an
international focus. I am exploring educational opportunities to
create new options in my career as well as spending a fair bit of
my free time is improving my culinary skills, through both practice
and learning the science.
I'm also interested in meeting new people, hence OkCupid. My
friends and I are foodies and are always trying new places in the
search for delicious food and tasty beverages.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening to people, tabletop games, making good food, finding good
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read a lot; I like physical books, but I have gone digital for
most reading since they necessitate a good deal of space.
Selection... a good deal of sci-fi/fantasy (Sanderson, Rothfuss),
but also food science, aerospace and manufacturing technology, and
both sides of current events (when I can find them). Currently
reading Speakeasy and the published books of The Stormlight
Archive. I also listen to a few podcasts instead of the radio
during my commute.
Movies depend upon my mood... I can watch any type of movie from
blockbuster to Saturday night B-movies like "The FP". Horror and
gore style movies are unappealing.
I cook/bake a great deal and tend to watch TV/Netflix as I do so.
Shows that follow: Castle, NCIS, Orphan Black, Grimm, Strike Back,
Rizzoli & Isles. Ended shows: Chuck, Firefly, Psych,
I enjoy tabletop games. Fun and social! Settlers of Catan,
Carcassone, Trivial Pursuit, etc. Food, drink, friends, gathered
around a tabletop game makes for a fun evening.
I don't have any particularly favorite music; I played the
saxophone from elementary school through college marching band so
music is a facet of my life. Examples: big band jazz from decades
ago (Charlie Parker, Glen Miller) to symphonic metal (Sonata
Arctica, Blind Guardian); classical (particularly piano concertos
and string quartets) to rock (classic, alternative, and punk) to
bands I don't know how to classify (Frightened Rabbit). I am not a
big fan of rap and its sub-genres... it just doesn't resonate with
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Bourbon (or good wine)
2) Freshly ground black pepper
3) B&N Nook
5) Mechanical pencil
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the universe, and everything. I enjoy discussions and debates
on nearly any topic as long as we all keep open minds;
unfortunately, too many people are stubborn on certain topics and
it is neither stimulating nor fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Recently, it's been the gym followed by dinner and a movie either
in or out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I nearly drowned swimming the Keeneys Rapids, which end with the
ominously named "Meat Grinder" last year. Swim river left!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...if you read through my wall of text and saw something you
...if you would like to get a glass of wine somewhere.
...if you want to strike up a conversation.
...if you'd like to join me and my foodie friends in our search for
the best food and drink in town!
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