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33 M San Francisco, CA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 21
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Here are some potentially meaningful and meaningless things about me:

Despite my screen name I moved here over four years ago (which still feels new in some ways, but also makes me wish I could change my stupid screen name).

I like wandering aimlessly through parts of San Francisco I don’t know very well--chances are if you go up a hill, you get a good view.

While I love a good city wander, and can't imagine not living in a city, I like going to nearby outdoorsy places as much as I can.

I usually tell people my flights are 20-30 minutes earlier than they actually are because I hate risking the timeline at the airport, but also hate the argument over what an acceptable arrival time is.

I work at a car company, but do not own a car.

Sometimes people say I take a long time telling stories because I give lots of asides and focus on seemingly pointless minutia. Fuck that, those same people are often egging me on and laughing.

I am pretty sure that when I get old old I am going to be a crazy volunteer docent at some natural or historic point of interest. I will be happy spewing out a lot of obscure knowledge (and occasional made up details) on some random topic. I suspect I won't be afraid to dress the part either.

I think sarcasm should be expressed by context and not by tone. Unless you are sarcastically being sarcastic then you probably need to use some tone -- Does that comment make any sense?

People seem to like whiskey, it's alright, but I like cognac.

I really like podcasts. Often I'll listen to NPR shows like RadioLab, TAL, or Planet Money, but more and more I find myself listening to shows where jackass amateur comedians cynically comment on the crazy shit that celebrities do.

My favorite place in the world is a rural county in Quebec, Canada.
What I’m doing with my life
I've always wanted a job I liked doing, felt good about, and paid me well enough to live comfortably. Although things could still be better in all three categories, I have at least reached a point where I don't feel too restless, designing electric car charging equipment.

Someday I would like to do something professionally noteworthy that has nothing to do with my current career.

Some other day I want to stop being an engineer and become a high school science teacher.
I’m really good at
-watching trashy television
-hiking in rivers
-reaching the top shelf in the kitchen
-working in tech, but being a super late adopter of technology
-making nachos
-using bullet points in emails
-making juice from bulk discount produce bought by my housemate
-reciting lines along with a movie I am watching when I have seen it before
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm skinny. I'm also kind of tall, so sometimes people think I am taller than I really am. And I look younger than I actually am. So apparently there's a lot to be deceived by. Aside from appearance I think I am pretty straight forward person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sophie's Choice, The Devil and the White City, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Natural Capitalism, Guns Germs and Steel, The Son

Movies: Adaptation, Inside Man, Annie Hall, Super Troopers, And The Band Played On, The Usual Suspects, Taste of Cherry, Trading Places, The Fugitive, Breaking Away. Favorite documentaries: Grizzly Man, The King of Kong, When We Were Kings

Music: Decemberists, The Cardigans, The Stars, Neil Young, Talib Kweli, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jenny Lewis, Nas, Regina Spektor

Food: quality sashimi tuna, cherries, guava, creme brulee, baklava. The best entrees I've ever had were a) fresh Halibut that was purchased just before being cooked in Anchorage Alaska, and b) some beef that was from a special reserve that was saved by my friend's parents for when out of town guests came to their dairy farm in Idaho.

TV: many HBO series (I don't understand why I like Game of Thrones as much as I do, but, boy, do I like it), Modern Marvels, The League, Parks and Recreation, Frontline, Chelsey Lately, Party Down, 30 Rock, Daily Show
The six things I could never do without
goat cheese
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How things work. Like public transit systems, or poaching an egg, or escalators.

Occasionally, about whether or not I should quit my job and do something entirely different. Probably not.
On a typical Friday night I am
I made a New Year's resolution to do more things on Friday and Saturday nights that were not just going to a bar or house party with friends. Turns out this is a really easy resolution to keep in San Francisco (funcheapsf and sf gate are all you need). So now I go to comedy shows, or independent movies, or weird experimental theater shows, or art openings, or bars with friends. Also, staying in on Friday night is becoming more of a legit choice.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not ready to admit anything private and meaningful (although I bet I get there pretty quickly), instead I'll just list some embarrassing things.

New format! Two truths and a lie:

When choosing to listen to music, I almost exclusively listen to female singer/songwriters
I have the theme, Japanese Tea Garden, as my gmail background.
I subscribe to fungi magazine

You are encouraged to guess the breakdown
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
I have wooed you with my profile.