Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up." -- Inigo
Montoya, "The Princess Bride"
Experience and the input of others tells me that there's no one
quite like me on this earth, and I am increasingly happy that this
is the case. That can make getting to know me a tricky and
For all the important stuff, there won't be a lot of surprises. I
have a steady job. I have a place I like to be on Sunday mornings.
I mostly want the same stuff out of life that Joe and Josephine
America want--pleasant people to be around both in and out of the
home, a slate of activities that are both diverting and fulfilling,
a body of experiences that can be fondly remembered. And indeed,
except for one notable omission that has motivated use of this web
site, I pretty much have all of that.
As always, the devil (and angel!) is in the details...
To get to know me is to assemble a puzzle while convinced that the
pieces originated in twelve different boxes. This probably stems
from my having very broad interests--board/card games, ringing
bells, reading books of most sorts, travel, the outdoors, sports,
the odd TV show--but may also come from having cobbled together a
worldview from a fairly eclectic set of sources. My childhood was
dominated by socially conscious, service-oriented parents who
raised me in the suburbs. My adulthood has been dominated by a
socially conscious, innovation-oriented scientific academic
community in the big city. Sprinkle in some rather noticeable (and
apparently, fairly charming) personality quirks, the variety of
ways in which my age doesn't match my traits, and a tendency to
save both my goofy and serious sides for those that know me best,
and there's a bit of a tangle to unravel inside my skull.
I find that I am still continuing to work hard at maintaining and
refining my core values while adding new nuances to my sense of
self in order to grow into each next stage of life. I think that I
would relish both having someone to help me do this, and helping
someone else do the same in turn.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I design reprogrammable computer chips that can run on watch
batteries for years at a time. When I'm not doing chip design I can
usually be found either with a handbell in my hand, playing board
games or card games, or watching sports or movies. Thanks to a bus
ride to and from work I also get a lot of reading done.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teamwork, mental math, giving hugs, making deep dish pizza
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I walk about twice as fast as everybody else, that I'm
reserved, and that I have a...unique...command of the English
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," "Cryptonomicon",
"The Blind Assassin", "Possession", "War for the Oaks", and
Shows: Lately "Orphan Black", "Arrow", "Bob's Burgers", and
Movies: I find that I don't watch movies by myself much anymore. I
do enjoy movie dates, however. :)
Music: I'm mostly a handbell junkie. Beyond that I tend to graft
the music interests of others onto my own.
Food: The combination of peanut butter and chocolate, sushi, Indian
cuisine. Also the country style pad Thai at Lemon Thai in
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Peanut butter, a bell choir to ring in, cinnamon rolls and hot
chocolate with the family on Christmas morning, a deck of playing
cards, hugs, and my trusty knapsack.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to develop the next phase of my life both professionally,
personally, and spiritually, places I want to travel, books I want
to read, games I want to play.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Laying low so I can make the most out of my Saturdays. I usually
have a couple of active weeknights per week, so this just provides
the right balance.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My sense of smell is so atrocious that my nose makes up aromas that
aren't even there. You don't want to rely on me to detect whether a
room is full of poisonous gas or not...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
*Any of the following sound like a good time: a Red Sox game, a day
hike in Middlesex Fells, or a trip to London.
*You need advice on the next book you should read
*You're trying to find someone to teach you how to play
*You've been sitting there staring at your computer screen asking
yourself "Hmmm...should I message this guy?" for more than thirty
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