Recovering academic, recently entered into the so-called real
world. I like to joke around, enjoy food & drink (and cook),
converse about outlandish things. Well-read with a lot of
intellectual interests. I find dogs hilarious.
What I’m doing with my life
Last year was a big transition for me and I've gotten my life on a
new path that I'm pretty happy with. I switched careers from
academia (theoretical physics, if you believe that) to software
engineering. I moved back to Newark, my hometown, after living in
Ann Arbor, Santa Monica and Vancouver, mostly so I could see my
My new career is interesting but demands less of me than my old one
(and pays better) so I'm liberated to pursue other interests more,
and in general have more of a life.
My big thing now is that I'm looking to buy a house, which is
totally new to me since I'd been living in apartments for years.
I’m really good at
Knowing a little bit about sorta obscure stuff. Knowing a lot about
really obscure stuff.
People tell me that I cook well, but I think maybe they are just
being polite. I do like cooking though, and it's an activity that
I'd definitely like to share with someone.
The first things people usually notice about me
My commanding physical presence and devilishly handsome good looks.
For real, I don't know, probably that I use weird words.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Anything by Neil Gaiman. Foundation series, Gothic horror
and ghost stories (original, not modern ripoffs), Hitchiker's Guide
to the Galaxay, the Wheel of Time, books about food/cooking,
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, anything by H.P. Lovecraft. I
like miscellanies and reference books like Brewer's Dictionary of
Phrase and Fable. I've been reading a lot about mythology and
folklore recently. Some art books - I like Mark Ryden a lot.
Finally, have gotten into graphic fiction in the last couple of
years. Favorite series are Fables, Sandman (Neil Gaiman, again),
anything by Mike Mignola.
Movies - Don't watch a lot of movies although I'm kind of a sucker
TV -Right now, I'm watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and
Once Upon a Time (I know it's dumb but I don't care).
Music - Camera Obscura, Modest Mouse, the Who, Cardigans, Zeppelin,
Land of Talk, New Pornographers, Metric
Food - Cajun/Creole, Philly cheesesteaks, Japanese, Mexican,
Korean, fancy cheese, craft beer
The six things I could never do without
1.) Good food & drink (craft beer, particularly)
2.) Wikipedia & Wiktionary
3.) genre fiction
6.) another thing
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In ascending order: philosophy, food & cooking, the English
language, quantum mechanics, butts
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe have some beers with friends and family, reading, watching
hockey, going out to dinner or cooking, catching up on tv
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I choked up a little at the end of Terminator 2.
You should message me if
You appreciate people of an intellectual bent. You want to cook
with me. You read.