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56 Palo Alto, CA Man


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  • Ages 30–60
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6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Working on university
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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Hi there, thanks for stoping by my profile!

According to my Very Extensive Research™ you live either in San Francisco or Oakland and have a secret addiction to punk rock clubs. Me, I live in Palo Alto and spend most of my time organizing Outdoor Adventures ...

Cruise Director was my unofficial title at a company for which I used to work. And in my neighborhood they refer to me as The Mayor of Cowper Street ... It's kind of My Thing, bringing people together in social situations — athletic outdoor events followed by food and drink being my favorite. I feel very lucky in my life. I've made amazing friends who are very important to me.

A woman I once met said of the person she wanted to meet: "You treat clerks well even when no one is looking." That's stuck with me for years and I think is one of the best rules to live life by.

All of that said, in the end, I'm "just a nice guy" who strives to make the world a better place ... for friends, family and random strangers ... and for myself as well of course!
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently I'm a software engineer but I'm interested in getting involved with Computational Biology (I've taken a lot of biology, chemistry and physics classes in recent years).

Outside of work I'm into rock climbing, hiking, bicycling, etc. — and organizing group Firepit/BBQ/Potlucks afterwards! For longer adventures I like backpacking, organizing rock climbing trips, and adventure travelling. I'm hoping to get outside the country more this coming year.

August 22, 2015:
Finally home last night after what seems like endless travels over the last two months. Oh wait, they were endless! Glad to be back home and able to saunter over to Philz for coffee. So of course I had to schedule cooking a Giant Paella tonight for my annual Palo Alto Arts & Crafts Festival Party. Ah well, you can't call it annual if you skip it. Tomorrow I'll relax and hike Windy Hill and really luxuriate in being home!

August 18, 2015:
I feel like I'm in a Hitchcock-style Dolly Zoom shot in a horror movie where the hallway seems to stretch out ever further in front of me making my goal receded further and further from my grasp. This Customer Visit From Hell is turning into ... well, a Customer Visit From Hell ... and without all the cute South Park characters ... I have a bad feeling that my already rescheduled flight home this Friday is going to get rescheduled again ... and again ...

August 14, 2015:
Trapped in Minneapolis on an emergency customer support effort since Wednesday ... now slipping into late next week. I was so ready for a boring August ... :-) If I don't get back to your messages immediately it's because my brain is being eaten by trying to figure out what's going wrong for the customer ...

August 10, 2015:
SibFest 2015 is now in the can. My three sisters and I visited our Mom and then came back to my house to celebrate being siblings. I could use a rest now; those women know how to party ... :-)

August 7, 2015:
Getting ready for this year's SibFest 2015! My three younger sisters are coming over and we'll spend the weekend together, visiting our Mom, eating, drinking and remembering all sorts of embarrassing stories ... :-)

August 2, 2015:
An exhausting and tremendously rewarding trip to Cleveland to support my fried with his son at the Cleveland Clinic — including sleeping in the Minneapolis Airport when my flight to Cleveland was cancelled. Ready for a return to a semblance of a more "normal" life for at least a couple of months!

July 26-August 2, 2015:
Off for travel to Minneapolis and Cleveland for business and to support a friend in the hospital. What with the downstairs hardwood floors getting refinished between my Eastern Sierra outing the beginning of this month, I feel like I haven't been home for all of July. I'm Really Ready for some boredom at home when I get back ... :-)

July 3-19, 2015:
Spent two and a half weeks in the Eastern Sierra backpacking, kayaking, bicycling, paddle boarding, etc., etc. My friends and I did one fairly long backpacking trip of 60 miles and 5 12,000 foot passes, entering at Kearsarge Pass and leaving via Bishop Pass. Tons of fun!
I’m really good at
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My friends tell me that I'm a great cook but have a hard time following recipes. As a result, there's a lot of experimental improvisation at hand in the kitchen ... But my real talent seems to be organizing outdoor Play Dates and Social Events and bringing people together. See above re my title of Cruise Director ... :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm silly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This is of course not exaustive, but I picked the first things which came to mind:

Book: Sidarth by Hermann Hesse.
TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Movie: Pleasantville
Music: Bone by Tim Booth
Food: everything
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Philz Coffee in the morning
Friends and family
Outdoors activities
Good food and wine
An appreciation of how fortunate I am
New challenges
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life. But that's a bit ambiguous. How we treat each other. How we treat ourselves. How to treat myself better.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Organizing a dinner party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a serious Large Cookware fixation. I own a 40 quart stockpot, a 32 inch paella pan (and the appropriate sized paddles to use with it), an outdoor burner, etc. Worse yet, I'm considering buying a 36 inch paella pan because I'm not convinced I can feed enough people with my current one. But I've been clean and dry for several months and with the help of friends I'll probably just stick with cooking with the aforementioned implements of destruction ...
You should message me if
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You're into outdoors activities, like social gatherings of friends and are serious about engaging in life's grandest adventure: sharing your life with all of its inherent messiness ...

Instead of sending a lot of messages back and forth, let's get together for a glass of wine. Then if that works, let's go for a hike and grab food somewhere interesting!

N.B. For a long time I've said that I really wanted children but I think I may have to admit that this is getting impractical ... but I still have to declare myself as "flexible" on the subject ... :-)