judah2
34 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
I'm originally from New England (mostly RI & MA) but moved out west for grad school (and now, finally, a "real" job). I still have family and friends on the East Coast from various stages of my life, and try to go back on a regular basis to keep in touch with them. I like spending time with people who are passionate about what they do, but are still open to other opinions.

I love singing, especially with other people, especially in harmony.
I've been involved in choirs nearly continuously for as long as I can remember (including a large amount of college a cappella, if I'm being honest). I recently moved from LA to the south bay, leaving my old choir behind, and am starting to miss it again!
What I’m doing with my life
I moved up to Mountain View this past summer after finishing a Ph.D. in Applied Math at UCLA. I just started work at a certain large web search company that seems to have taken over a good chunk of this city.
I’m really good at
Reading fiction quickly. If I get into a good book, I tend to tear through it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: It varies, but my current favorite series are The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and Diskworld by Terry Pratchett. Also most things by Neil Gaiman. Yeah, most of what I read is sci-fi/fantasy...

TV: Of shows currently running? In no particular order: Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Dexter, Burn Notice, Homeland, Suits, Parks and Recreation, and Community.

Food: I dunno, Indian and Thai are pretty good. Also, I lived for 6 years in Los Angeles without finding a decent vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). Now I live a mile away from three different such restaurants. So I've gotten a little obsessed with it recently.
The six things I could never do without
Some way to write down random thoughts about math, programming or life. Preferably: a chalkboard plus an infinite supply of chalk. Acceptable substitute: a pen and a notepad.

My car. I lived in Los Angeles for 3 years without a car; now that I have one, I can't imagine going back.

My laptop. I use the internet quite a bit, I guess.

Hm...I don't know...black pepper? Seriously, though, everything tastes better with pepper sprinkled on it.

The sixth item on this list.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The shortest path to get from one location to another.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes out, with friends, at a movie or bar or something. Sometimes in, with friends, playing boardgames. And sometimes just home, recharging, watching TV or working on a side project for fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I kind of have a hard time admitting private things to strangers.
You should message me if
You're laid back but like geeking out occasionally. Math, Literature, Science, TV, whatever --- it's fun being around people who get overly enthusiastic about some topic.
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