Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
These summaries always leave me a little tongue-tied, but they can
I'm a city person, and especially a Boston person. I've given other
cities a chance, I spent 8 years in D.C. Although I can be very
happy in other cities Boston is where I most feel at home. Moving
back here reunited me with the friends I have around here, but I’m
always excited to meet new people here --- and hopefully start a
relationship with somebody special.
I love food. Cooking, baking, eating, exploring. Whether it is
cooking at home or going out, finding great things to eat is always
a treat. One of the best parts about having returned to Boston are
all the new restaurants and cocktail bars to check out. I’m also a
skilled cook and baker. This winter has given me plenty of time to
experiment with a new type of bread or other dish. My most recent
project was home-made Mexican mole sauce over chicken.
Aside from creativity in the kitchen, I am also an occasional
glassblower when life permits. Still a student, but I discovered
that glass is my artistic medium of choice. I never thought I was
particularly artistic, but it turns out I just needed to find the
right (inconvenient) medium to work in.
Confession Time: I'm a geek. Like a real geek. I've been to sci-fi
cons, played role-playing games, and am a dedicated (although not
fanatical) Apple user. And I'm proud of being a geek. I think I hit
most of the good parts of geeky-ness without straying into the
anti-social stereotypes. Fit that wherever you will on the
I love to travel, especially when I can do unique things while
traveling. I've been to Burning Man, worked on an Archaeological
dig, and blown glass in Venice.
What I'm not great at is these description things, but I think this
will do for now.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I'm just enjoying being in the right place for me. I'm in
a job I really enjoy, in a lovely apartment, and in my favorite
I'm also emerging from the hibernation that most of the Boston area
has fallen into. Enough of hiding away from the snow and cold!
There are bars, restaurants, and concerts out there than need to be
enjoyed. It may not yet be spring, but I think I can pretend.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at making friends and preparing feasts – the two seem to
go together somehow. I'm also good at learning things, and my
career at a university lets me continue to pursue that
And although I'm not great at it yet, I'm getting pretty good at
Glassblowing. Seriously – if you like shiny objects and
paperweights – I am your man.
The first things people usually notice about me
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You know, I'm not certain. I'll ask when I meet you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books, well, authors: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Neil
Stephenson, Bill Bryson, Anthony Bourdain. And If I had to pick a
few books, They would be Neverwhere (Gaiman), The Diamond
Age(Stephenson), and Small Gods(Pratchett). At least those are the
books I pick up when I just want something relaxing I've read
Movies are probably the only thing that I have a consistent,
immutable favorite. My favorite movie is The Fisher King. I just
love that movie on so many levels. If you haven’t seen it, I’m
always happy to watch it again. Other movies would include Clue,
Hellboy, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, all the Marvel movies, Moonrise
Kingdom (which is giving The Fisher King a run for it's top
TV shows: Archer, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Fringe, Leverage, White
Collar, Avatar/Korra, Agents of Shield, Futurama. I no longer have
cable, so streaming video gives me a wide variety of things to
chose from - although I'm often behind by a season or two.
My music tastes wander all over the map. My two favorite artists
are Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails. I also like some gothy music and
I've been tracking down electro-world music from as many different
parts of the world as I can find.
Foods: Chocolate, cheese, garlic, Indian, Thai. And whatever I
decide to experiment with cooking, when those experiments turn out
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My computer (avenue of communication, source of entertainment, and
repository of everything I've done in school and beyond), my cat, a
good down comforter, lots of books, and a good chef's knife with a
decent pan to go along with it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Girls (hey, I might as well be up front about it) – though I’ve
been told by a friend I should say “relationships” which is true,
but does not quite as funny when I read it out loud. Also,
politics, food, random science or history that I recently learned,
and (when I'm home at least) whatever ridiculous thing my cat seems
to up to at the moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes I'm out at a local restaurant or cocktail bar with
friends, trying whatever specials are on that night. Other times
I'm at home, chilling out because I've spent Wednesday and Thursday
out, and need to take a pre-weekend break with a good book or
cooking project. I do like to have a plan for the weekend, so I
normally spend Friday afternoons planning something fun like a
theatre trip or a full-fledged assault on the local farmer’s
You should message me if
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you are looking for someone who wants to hear your stories and has
some interesting ones of his own to share,
you want someone to try new restaurants or new recipes with
you love occasionally geeking out with books, shows, or board
you want to know someone who can recommend good but obscure
you enjoy taking long walks through Cambridge and Somerville to
explore the city and see what hidden gems we can find.
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