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poetic-engineer

27 M Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 3:45pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Skinny
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm staunch feminist, although actions speak louder than words. I came to Chicago via indirection, and I'm damn proud to have the privilege to be living in this city.

I've been starting off this year by trying to live by the following phrases:


Do good. Do well.
Live. Love. Learn.

So far, it's been good. :)

An engineer by education, a software engineer by trade, and a writer by heart. I am passionate about writing, cycling, and exploring Chicago.

A jack-of-many-trades, but master of few.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I code, engineer, and design software for online stores (e-commerce FTW). I used to be one of those traveling tech consultants (think George Clooney in Up in the Air), but I missed connecting and collaborating with coworkers.

When not in the office, I'm typically volunteering at one of a few non-profits, cycling (albeit less so after the accident until I can replace the bicycle), or trying to figure out where to hang the remaining stray pictures in my apartment.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing a lot of random knowledge, especially trains (CTA, woot woot), automobiles, and Chicago landmarks. Some factoids has been proven to be useful at trivia. Others have not. Oh well.

I'd fancy myself a good writer (short prose), but eh, I'm often my harshest critic.

I'm passionate about helping friends through times both good and bad.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My nose. It has its own ZIP code. And the post office still can't figure out where it is...

Depending on the context, some people observe that I appear to be a serious, intense, focused person. Other times, I might come across as less engaging and more observational.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The first steps to recovery are to admit that you have a problem. I'm addicted to NPR (and, to be more specific, WBEZ). I'm a fan of This American Life, APM Marketplace, Radiolab, Sound Opinions, Wiretap, and The TED Radio Hour. See? Problem.

Books
I'm definitely into most books by Kurt Vonnegut. His writing style pulses with a very intelligent, conversational, sarcastic wit which I see very few other authors.

Movies
Sleeper, The Meaning of Life, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bridesmaids, The Big Lebowski, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Big Fish, O Brother, Where Art Thou, A Serious Man

Shows
Community, Arrested Development, Firefly, Orange is the New Black, Fringe

Performances
I believe the Shakes (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) can do little wrong, and I have much confidence in The Theater School at DePaul.

Music
I'm into many different genres and artists. I feel that each type has its place and time, depending on mood and situation. I'll listen to: Merrill Garbus/tUNe-yArDs, Rihanna, Fleet Foxes, Noah and the Whale, Beastie Boys, Decembers, Blondie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Community through friends, family, and companionship
2. Good, intelligent conversation
3. A decent cup of coffee (Asado, anyone?)
4. Chicago Reader
5. A sense of purpose, a sense of passion, and self-motivation (Three items, similar scope, hard to summarize)
6. A working bicycle - Finally repaired!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The meaning of life. The answer isn't 42. More of an existential examination of our very existence.

When that's not on the mind, I'm definitely motivated to think about the direction in which I'm headed both professionally, personally, and spiritually.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Typically out and about. If I'm not hanging with my crew, I might be catching drinks with a few coworkers or trying to explore the nightlife that Chicago has to offer (I've only just scraped the edges of the bar scene).

Otherwise, I'm at home, resting up from a busy week and preparing for a farmer's market, a morning bike ride, or a group run on Saturday. Maybe I'm doing all of the above.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I crashed my bicycle in the middle of Boystown while wearing a Mexican wresting mask and high-fiving someone on the sidewalk.

It was epic.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you enjoy exploring the city!

...you have a recommendation for a good bar.

...you are sympathetic to social justice causes.

...you'd eventually like to explore the city in person! Yes, I know it can be intimidating (who is this person?), but realize that (often) we meet new people through the course of our lives. High hopes and no expectations! If it goes poorly, if there is no connection, at least you'll have a story to tell your friends. :)