prgmtic_optimst
27 Sunnyvale, CA
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My self-summary
My name is Ronald, I'm an LA transplant, weekend warrior, stress cooker, competitive netflix watcher, and taco connoisseur. I also have a love-hate relationship with Ikea.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work at a community college as a Research Analyst and love my job since it is exactly what I want to do. I know at the end of the day I'm helping people better their lives. I grew up in a poor and dangerous neighborhood and I honestly believe that education is a way out of poverty.

A new passion of mine is salsa dancing. I took it up last year as a New Year's resolution and to challenge myself I performed in my dance studio's winter showcase. It was one of the most challenging, frightening, and exciting experiences I have done. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to perform at another showcase. This show's theme: Dancespiration!
I’m really good at
Making guacamole. Seriously, there's people still talking about my guacamole even 2 years after they had it.
The first things people usually notice about me
How passionate I am. Several of my friends have said that I'm either all in or not in at all when it comes to hobbies and activities.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lots and lots of guitar technique and music theory books. My two favorite books are The Picture of Dorian Gray and Gulliver's Travels.

Music: Huge Hall & Oates fan. Queens of the Stone Age, The Clash, The Mars Volta, Protest the Hero, The Human Abstract, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, La Sonora Dinamita, The Killers, Spoon, and Rock en Español...and Metal. Lots and lots of Metal. It's part of a healthy diet.
The six things I could never do without
1) Slow Cooker
2) Metronome
3) Dancing Shoes
4) Sriracha
5) Instagram (I live vicariously through it. Only way I can have a pack of huskies at the moment)
6) My kickball team, aka my friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Do I really want to start a Hall & Oates cover band? And who's going to be the Oates to my Hall?

or

My South American trip for this December. I just booked my flight to Uruguay. The plan is to backpack through Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile for an entire month.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing in my indoor soccer league and if I'm not too battered and bruised from the game, I'll spend it corralling my friends at the bar and reminding them about our long and strenuous hike for the following morning.
You should message me if
You're willing to be my test subject when I want to try new salsa moves/routines...

or

The idea of playing David Bowie's "Let's Dance" on full blast and dancing in the living room sounds fun to you.
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