Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
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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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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):
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The first things people usually notice about me
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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
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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
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I've never had a sarcasm before.
You should message me if
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