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Michigan-->Seattle-->SF. I enjoy swimming in Aquatic Park and
putting googly eyes on inanimate objects.
It might not work out if you're really into professional sports or
religion, or if you're the one putting all those "die techie scum"
stickers outside my house.
But really if you're that last person, can we please talk? :(
Here's a typical day in my life on OKC:
What I’m doing with my life
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Recording one second each day of it. Here's 2014:
Keeping busy at my day job. I work at a cleantech company on
software to encourage people to conserve energy.
Honestly I have no idea what I ultimately want to do with my life.
I've fallen into something that's financially stable and takes
advantage of my skills and intrinsic personality traits, but I
wouldn't call myself "satisfied" with my career yet. Everything is
on the table -- if I someday pack up and move to South America to
be an alpaca farmer, you'll know why.
Until that happens, I keep busy with typical SF pastimes -- Dolores
park, SF shenanigans, day hikes, home improvement projects, and
Right now Burning Man is on my mind. I'm going for the first time
this year, and I'm helping plan our theme camp. Basically this
means my garage is full of fuzzy bicycles and rebar.
I currently live in a house in the mission with these two
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Open-water swimming! Done a handful of open-water swims throughout
Washington and California; hopefully more to come.
Pretending I know how to use my housemate's DJ equipment.
Bringing a voice of moderation/context/nuance into discussions and
Tracing wires, pipes, and other pieces of infrastructure when I'm
out in public. Don't worry, that's about as nerdy as it gets :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I gesture a lot when I get excited talking about something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I actually miss like 80% of all pop culture references that people
make. It has become somewhat of a sad inside joke. I'm not sure
where I went wrong growing up.
I think 30 Rock is my all-time favorite show. Recently I watched
and really enjoyed Black Mirror. Archer is near the top as well; I
love that style of humor. In the past I was really in to House for
some reason (I actually scheduled classes around it in college). In
middle school I meticulously taped and cataloged all the spongebob
episodes onto vhs tapes.
I'm not really into fiction reading. I usually listen to nonfiction
audio books on the walks to or from work. Topics are all over the
map -- just random things I've been recommended or stumbled
I grew up insanely picky (like...
pick-oregano-flakes-out-of-pizza-sauce picky). I've made great
progress in the past year :) Huge fan of Thai, Mexican, and Indian
food. I don't cook that often, but I'm competent. I'm especially
good at brunch foods. Speaking of brunch -- the closest I've ever
come to keeping a blog is
Music is all over the map. The kitchen seems to alternate between
Santana and 50s rock. 80s/90s rock also makes an appearance. At my
desk it's usually some form of electronica -- chillout, ambient,
liquid dnb, and related subgenres.
Every now and then I blast country music; my housemates call these
occurrences "relapses." Sometimes I play Eminem and reminisce about
my childhood. Rumor has it he briefly lived in my suburban Michigan
neighborhood. I can break out a killer "Wrecking Ball" at karaoke
if the need arises.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Chapstick. I keep it stocked everywhere. I can't go more than an
hour without it. We all have our vices...
Google Maps -- I get lost in parking lots.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What that awesome smelling pink soap in some restaurant bathrooms
is, and how to acquire it for my house. Ask me -- I've spent more
time on this endeavor than could possibly be considered healthy
***** BREAKING NEWS ***** HERE IT IS:
/. Now I'm working on
becoming an accredited restaurant so they will sell it to me.
Gentrification. This is the first time I've been part of a
demographic which is directly targeted by an active local political
movement, and I'm spending a lot of time researching the
Why people in traffic honk so much when there's no way it could
possibly have a positive effect.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I've been spending more Fridays in recently. I love people, but I
can't go non-stop socializing all weekend. Typically it's something
low-key, either alone or with a friend/housemate or two.
I can tell you what's it definitely does NOT involve though --
clubbing/dancing or anything swanky/fancy. Not my thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My "famous" pancake recipe is actually just the first Google search
result, with extra butter.
I can recite every word to Weird Al's "Albuquerque".
You should message me if
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You value wit, humor (self-deprecating or otherwise), and
open-mindedness, yet you still have well-informed opinions of your
You are an engineer on the Golden Gate Bridge and can sneak me up
to the top of one of the towers.
You think you can beat me at Words With Friends.
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