Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm back and forth between Seattle and NYC at the moment. Such
TL;DR if your answer to do you want to go to Europe in a few weeks
is "Yes" rather than "Where are we staying?" We'll probably get
And my friends tell me I'm an ENFP. I told them I don't really
believe you can put people in boxes like that. They replied "That
is such an ENFP thing to say".
Writing about myself is such a pain. Let's try telling some stories
Upon arriving in Israel a few years ago I discovered I'd made a
planning snafu. Turns out answers to "Which hotel are you staying
with?" and "What city will you be staying in?" are considered
mandatory by border security in that country. I unfortunately
didn't have answers as things were a touch... last minute. After a
few minutes attempting to get some kind of acceptable answer out of
me the poor security officer finally said "What exactly are you
going to do after you pass through this checkpoint?" to which I
replied "I don't know; Skype my office and see if they booked my
I'd like to claim that's the last time I travelled without a firm
plan and that almost being blocked at the border after twenty hours
of flying taught me a lesson, but alas it didn't. Border guards
often think I'm insane when I offer to show them important
documents on my phone or fail to know exactly how many days I'll be
in their country.
I'm a bit of a spontaneous person and details are better left to...
someone. I've forgotten their name but if you give me a minute I'm
sure I have an email from them on my phone I can show you.
The other day I put together a really small travel kit (pack towel,
clothes line, passport, super light clothing, etc). I think I'm
going to carry it in my bag at all times. International travel at
the drop of a hat sounds awesome!
Update: totally forgot my kit on a vacation to New Orleans and had
to have it fedex'd to me for a last minute trip to teach in
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend my days running a company that helps people build better
products by listening to their customer's stories and empowering
their employees. We work on some pretty cool stuff. Mostly
software. We did help redesign a major brand's cosmetics department
I know way more about ambergris than is good for anyone.
I love teaching others and so tend to jump at opportunities to do
that, especially when they involve traveling. Especially at the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
This is actually the punchline of a joke my nephew once told me. He
really didn't understand the concept at the time but thoroughly
enjoyed knock knock jokes. This one went as follows:
Him: Knock, knock uncle Kav
Me: Who's there?
Him: Your google-y eye!
Me: My google-y eye who?
Him: (in an ominous tone)You'll see
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: All the time. I read slightly faster than I eat. Since I eat
at the speed of light this may violate a law of physics.
A list of movies I think everyone ought to see but you likely
, 3 Iron
, Definitely Maybe
, Spirited Away
, and of course The Lego Movie
. Not all of them
are good; just worth seeing.
Also going to throw Peanut Butter Solution
there because most of the people who watched as kids think it was a
nightmare they had; not a movie. It was strange to discover it
wasn't; it was stranger still to find that I wasn't alone in
thinking it had been.
If you remember a nightmare about your hair falling out and being
kidnapped by an evil magical painter; you too might have seen The
Peanut Butter Solution.
Music: I love the music. My favorites are things with fun
syncopations you can dance to; with a partner, or just like a crazy
fool. Take your pick really. I go to a lot of live shows.
Food; Yep I love food
, the spicier
the better. All the usual
suspects. (for the SEO that means Indian
I once ate Ethiopian
four times in a week. In
addition to being so damn delicious my favorite thing about it is
it's a great filter. If you're too afraid to eat random piles of
various whatnot with your hands then you're probably a bit stuffy
for me. On the downside it is the worst food in the world not to
finish because you know... starving kids in Ethiopia.
How guilty do you feel for even thinking about laughing at
I love sushi
. I used
to hate it. So much for continuity of self.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm pretty sure I could do without most things. I once considered
selling all my stuff and living under a bridge. It would have
totally worked because they had showers and lockers and everything
at the office.
Think about how awesome that story would be, even if you just did
it for a week. Right?
I suppose some crazy ideas are a bit too crazy.
Like Ethiopian food this too is a filter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. If you aren't a thinker we definitely aren't going to
get along. That doesn't mean being a pedant of course. I'm talking
about thoughtfully engaging with life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking, dancing, at a show with friends, talking too loud,
reading a book, visiting my parents in Portland, sleeping, flying,
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Love to do crazy things for the stories.
Love your bicycle enough that it has a name.
See the unknown as opportunity not risk.
Are doing something with your life that you are passionate
Believe in fitness as a core part of your life.
Want to hang out in real life rather than be Internet
You're really really smart and that leads you to find the world an
alternately fascinating or amusing place rather than being an ass
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