Things I do:
Figure out how to make buildings fall down
Get lost in the woods
Play with swords
"Judgement comes from experience."
"A lot of experience comes from bad judgement."
"Lead me to wisdom then!" 🍻
What I’m doing with my life
Moving the work / life balance in favor of life and away from work
I’m really good at
Improvising Plans B, C, and on rare occasion D. Side effect is that Plan A may be lacking in details - but adventures are more fun that way!
I poached quail eggs, then served them topped with melted butter and bacon. As an appetizer.
Witty and quick witted - I once claimed to be a secret agent on the run, in desperate need of a bottle of tobasco sauce to distract the hunting dogs. After the laughter died I did get the tabasco sauce!
The first things people usually notice about me
Invariably "Wow! You're really tall!" (Am I a bad person for pretending to be shocked when people tell me that, just to see their reaction?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fun reading: Jacqueline Carey, Brian Jacques, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Shakespeare, Neal Stephenson
More serious stuff: Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Happiness Hypothesis, Cadillac Desert, Unweaving the Rainbow, Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. There are few things to compare with a sunny afternoon, a good book, and a bottle of wine.
Movies and Shows: I basically don't watch tv, nor do I have a Netflix subscription. Too many fun things to do!
Food: Italian will always be my favorite. (I've always been jealous of my cousins, who have Italian family on their other side.) My philosophy is to try anything, as long as I can get a fork in it before it runs off my plate. So far I haven't been given a reason to reconsider this!
The six things I could never do without
- Interesting people to talk to
- A bike. Definitely my preferred mode of transit.
- Sunshine - I swear its why I grew so tall
- A good book
- A good bottle of wine
- Adrenaline (far too many fun and exciting things to do)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What sort of mischief can I get up to this week/weekend? I take
being irresponsible very seriously. Most of the time. Everything in
moderation, including moderation ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
Typically, I'll be out and about doing something I find enjoyable.
Details vary, but there is almost always something. Unless I'm
passed out from going out too much during the week or because I
have to be up at some unreasonable hour Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Alton Brown approaches baking like structural engineering...
this makes me very happy.
My career choice partly stems from playing with LEGO. This is not
bad thing in my opinion.
You should message me if
I prefer to meet in person, rather than sending endless messages back and forth. That's the fastest way to tell if there really is chemistry, and much more fun than staring at our computers!