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koosterbrake

28 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Oct 10, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Dutch (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I only try to hide it a little, but I'm a total nerd. I do a little bit of everything, and I want to do more. Learning is my most cherished skill, and I use it all the time.

I'm outdoorsy; I camp, sail, and bike. I'm indoorsy too; I draw, read, and compute. I do all of this with a coffee in one hand and a beer in the other.

I'm that guy that you run into everywhere, way off both of our beaten paths even. I've run into friends at 4am biking around the empty streets of Portland, randomly walking around San Francisco, and once crossing a town square in Amsterdam. I love getting the feeling that the whole world is tiny.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a software engineer at literally the coolest company to work for in Seattle (it was in a magazine). I love programming, it's a great outlet for creativity. It's not as hard as people tell me, it's just like writing instructions all day for a really fast, really pedantic person.

On the side, I keep extra busy trying to draw two comics a week for my webcomic (anotherwebcomic.com). My next goal is to get enough readers on my comic to create a demand for a book or at the very least a booth at a comic con.

I travel occasionally, but I need to do it more. Last spring, I went to Europe for a nice 3+ week vacation, this has only made me want to live there more. I would love to live in another country. Visiting every continent is on my bucket list, I'm still 3 shy.
I’m really good at
I consider myself a generalist. I'm usually okay at whatever I try, except foosball, pool, and bowling. At the end of the day, learning is probably what I'm best at, and I do it constantly.

Briefly, this is what I'm good at (ordered by length):
* Live Action Troll Playing
* Programming
* Bicycling
* Art
The first things people usually notice about me
Firstly, my beard. Ever since Zach Galifinakis got famous, I can't go to a coffee shop without the people at the table next to me "spontaneously" discussing how bad sequel to the Hangover was. Once, while stopped on my bike at a cross-walk a group of what looked to be fifth-graders started snickering. One yells, "you were great in that movie, man". And finally, I was at a show and some guy walks by and says, "Zach Galifinakis and Matt Damon called to say they'd like their love child back". I think he was hitting on me; color me flattered.

Secondly, my sense of humor. The above paragraph, by the way, is not an example of my sense of humor, it's just a bunch of facts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food
Yes. All of it. The spicier, the better. It ain't lunch if you're not crying. My favorite meal is breakfast, and by that I mean brunch.

I'm a decent cook, though I could cook more often. I like to get creative, but try not to get weird with my cooking.

Reading
I keep my nerd references healthy, but I'm starting to branch out a lot more. A certain radio show, of typically three or more parts, has kind of inspired me to start branching out. So, I'm going to be reading David Rackoff for a bit. Also in straying from my typical nerdy patterns I've picked up The Fall, but in French (La Chute), for learning's sake, although I may have to read the translation for fear of missing things.

My nerdy reading history is nearly complete with a lot of scifi and cyberpunk, and a light amount of fantasy. Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman are favorites of mine, so there's some humorous reading around too.

Movies
My guilty and probably more common pleasure is terrible action movies (e.g. Bad Boys II). I judge a movie by a metric I call "Explosions Per Minute" (EPM). Michael Bay rules this genre. I also like movies with good story lines, movies that make you think, and movies that make you feel something. If a movie has you crying in the first three minutes before a single word has been uttered, it is good (Up).

Will Farrell has some unusually strong hold on my heart strings, it seems. Elf and Stranger Than Fiction are among my favorite movies.

Music
My music tastes are eclectic. I listen to a lot of electronica, math-rock, melodic death metal, indy singer-songwriter stuff, and blues-rock. I listen to all sorts of other stuff too. I love knowing what's playing on the bar's speakers.

TV?
I've all but stopped watching TV, Hulu too. I'll often some random Netflix streaming series on in the background while I draw, but it's not a huge priority. House and Fringe held my interest for the longest time, but then Cuddy dumped House and I fell behind in Fringe.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee
Bikes
Drawing
Friends
Travel
The Internet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever I'm creating/designing, and making it as awesome as possible. If I'm on a bike, I'm not thinking at all, just reacting.

I frequently have random distracting thoughts, often they slip right out of my mouth, and sometimes they're funny.
On a typical Friday night I am
On a typical Friday night, I'll often have a few drinks with coworkers before heading off to meet friends for a show, or bike to some bars. I have a large and diverse group of friends, so I usually find myself having a bunch of options for hanging out. When summer is in full force this turns into a lot of lake swimming and bike riding far, far into the night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never had a sarcasm before.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
...you're awesome and you have some crazy ambition.