Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a jack-of-all-trades and I enjoy it. I love making things
(including trouble). I'm ok if other people have plans for what to
do each day, but I tend to not create them myself. All of my plans
are longer term. My friends come to me when they want a blunt
honest opinion. For better or for worse, I'm very creative, and
actualize a pretty fair number of my wacky ideas. I've got a
reasonably serious career, but I don't feel that really means you
need to be very serious as a person.
I'm an odd little bundle of paradoxes and idiosyncrasies that work
for me. I got the nickname "Hurricane Katy" because frequently when
I enter a room I bring a little whirlwind of chaos behind me: new
friends, something I'm trying to fix, a party, I don't know half
the time. I'm very intense about the things I do, but I'm not
totally sure how I picked them. My room is a disaster area built
out of countless 4-5 hour chunks of good intentions to be neat and
tidy. I love beautiful clothes, but most of my jeans are torn at
the knees as I almost never find time to go shopping and replace
them. When I do get a little spare time, it always seems more
important to spend it on people I care about or on being happy or
unwinding. I downloaded a running app with the best of intentions
that I look at on my phone every morning (Edit, bought a fitbit,
been running every day this month, hell yeah!). I lack
self-discipline, but I'm happy, I'm trying really hard, and I'm
improving every day.
Computers like tag clouds so here we go: digital photography
, martial arts
, power tools
, hardware hacking
What I’m doing with my life
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I was trained as a roboticist but couldn't find an ethical job so I
became a software engineer. After a few years I quit my cube job to
do a startup, but got sidetracked into running fundraising for a
nonprofit that I love. Now I want to scale up our capacity to deal
with our mental health epidemic by automating treatment and putting
it in video games.
I have a little sister (18 now) who lives with me and who I care
for. I never planned on being a parent, but she's pretty rad.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking life as it comes, and enjoying little moments in life very
intensely. I'm generally of the belief that it is hard to be
immoral if everybody impacted is a consenting adult, and as a rule
tend to "live and let live" a lot. It also makes me not easily
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm sometimes a little high-energy and I have a definite sense of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love books! I have stacks of books, and I wish I had the time to
read all of them. Recent fiction reads: Fight Club, The Diamond
Age, (reread) Ender's Game, Bringing Down the House, The Creative
Nonfiction reads: Zero to One, Made to Stick
I don't watch many movies but I do like Gattaca, Contact, The Big
Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Boondock Saints, Hot Fuzz and
I am pretty adventurous with food. I don't mind vegetarian/vegan
food, but last time I tried being a vegetarian I stopped healing
from bruises. Didn't mix well with the karate.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I use to have a lot of opinions on this, but the longer I live more
I am sure that if you stick to what you think is (morally) right,
look for opportunities to improve things, and generally try to stay
upbeat that most situations where survival isn't an issue are
That said I might be hard-pressed to operate without a cell phone
and a computer. I'm terribly absentminded, so I have set up those
tools to keep me organized and on-time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to make things: from cakes to photos to organising a group to
get something done to "traditional engineering" I love problems
with more than one solution.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
That varies hugely, but I do value a small group of close friends
over a wide sprawling social network of people I'm not very close
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think the way people change the world is to unleash big ideas and
then tame them, even though from time to time that backfires. If a
little chaos/uncertainty freaks you out, I might drive you a little
I'm also poly. That means lots of different things to different
people, but for me it means I have deep meaningful relationships,
but sometimes I have more than one at once. Yes, my boyfriends
always know, no they don't have to be friends but I do hope they'd
be civil to one another if they happen to see each other in passing
or maybe if like I threw a birthday party and invited both or
something. I don't know all the scenarios, I just know that
civility is generally a good thing. I have a fiance, and his name
is Cliff. He's pretty epic and very easygoing.
"Nobody's going to get hurt, and this is going to be a great
story," has been known to outweigh "This might be a bad idea."
You should message me if
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You're ok with a girl who at this stage in her life values her
autonomy and has her own interests. You don't have to like my
interests, I respect that everybody finds happiness
I hope there are things in your life that you are passionate about
or enjoy intensely. I don't have to understand these things, it
could be your job or your hobby, it could be something incredibly
lame. I don't care what it is, but I have trouble empathizing with
people who can't enjoy the world.
With all due respect (I've gotten some weird notes from this
profile), I don't want to help you cheat on somebody (I find that
unexcellent, why not be kind to people you love?) and while I'm not
against threesomes, I'm not really looking to get picked up for
random ones on OKC. Maybe you think that's what being poly means,
cool, it's not what it means to me.
Most importantly, you should message me if I managed to make you
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