Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, so pizza is deep
dish, carbonated beverages are called pop, and this is the year for
I am a geek, a nerd, a dork. I went to a small technical college
just outside of Boston, and have been a design engineer since I
graduated. I like good science fiction, and I enjoy medieval
entertainment as well.
Although I have lived more of my life in the Virginia suburbs than
I did in Chicago, I can not root for any DC area sports team. To
this day I still consider myself a transplanted Chicagoan, although
I know I will probably never live there again.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Last year the medium size company for which I was working was
purchased by a very large company. Shortly after that I went to
work for a very small company (I am employee number 5, although we
are up to 15 now and continuing to grow). So I spend a good bit of
time helping grow the company by developing products.
Outside of my job, my life is split between being a part time
single parent and being a part time single. I think I'm doing
pretty well at the parent part and not so much at the single
I enjoy doing things outdoors, when I have the time. I like skiing,
hiking, and sailing. I recently started riding a motorcycle, so I'm
trying to enjoy that while simultaneously keeping myself alive.
Next on my list is scuba diving, followed by sky diving.
I try to get to the gym multiple times each week, because I know I
need to loose some weight.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have been told I look like Nicolas Cage. Or Jerry Seinfeld. Or
Steve Carell. I am trying to figure out if any of those are meant
as compliments. I have also been told I have Paul Newman's eyes
(insert Hot Shots reference).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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For someone as positive and upbeat an I am, I tend to like my
entertainment dark. Typically things that explore the human
condition when put under the stress of the pending apocalypse.
Movies/show like Children of Men, Twelve Monkeys, The Walking Dead,
District 9, Jericho, Battlestar Galatica. I have been told I should
read The Road, but that seems a little too cheerful for me.
My music taste hasn't progress much since the mid 90's, and even
then I tended to like more class rock. I like The Doors, the
Stones, and of course Zepplin and Floyd. From the 80's I like The
Police and Rush. I got into some of the grunge craze in the 90's,
but I haven't really found anything decent since then. I will
occasionally go see Chris Smither in concert when he stops by
Wolftrap. And one of my DC friends will sometimes drag me out to
9:30 or the Black Cat to see an old punk band.
As far as food goes, the more exotic the better. I could do without
the Olive Gardens and Fridays of the world. Mexican (at least a
good Mexican place) is a bare minimum, any asian, Indian, central
american, Turkish, Ethiopian all work for me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The opportunity to temporarily escape from technology
My collection of ironic tee shirts
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I wouldn't say I have a real typical routine on Friday nights. Half
the time my daughter is with me and we have quiet nights at home.
The other half the time I might go into the district to hang out
with some friends I have there, or I might go to a happy hour with
friends from work, or I might go see a movie, or I might just stay
in and relax.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once shaved my head to see what my scalp would look like when I
eventually go bald.
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