Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey, my name is Ryan, I moved to Durham near the end of August 2010
for a new job from the Seattle area. I graduated from the
University of Washington in 2010 with a degree in political
science. One thing you probably won't see in pics or these text
boxes is that I am disabled, I have cerebral palsy
, and I mainly use
an electric wheelchair to get around.
I am not one to really talk about myself. All you do is have to
ask, and most likely I will reply. There is quite little that
offends me in regards to my views or questions relating to my
Common misconceptions about me:
- Dumb/slow/etc, I switch between a developer, policy analyst, and
Program/Project Manager daily.
- health issues, I am not fragile or get sick often
- physically weak, I'll just say my wheelchair weighs ~480lbs, I
can flip it over.
What I’m doing with my life
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basically I am an assistant program manager/coordinator, I can't
actually have that title due to politics.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am really good at computers. I have been working with them 18
years, I know 9 different computer languages.
I am also pretty good at:
- cheering people up
- making them laugh
- knowing a wide variety of things, and finding it quickly
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know what things will be like, so for sure the wheelchair
might stick out. I am usually a happy-go-lucky guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading books have been my life for the last few years. Some of the
books I read in school were kind of like novels, but not exact bed
time material. I did like the Chronicles of Narnia
Lord of the Rings
series. The other works by C.S. Lewis that
I've read were pretty good. My all-time favorite has to be "The
Catcher in the Rye."
I love Italian, Chinese, and Mexican food. If you can cook a good
pasta, you basically have my heart. I also like a good ol'
hamburger now, and of course, I love steak and potatoes.
I am a bit of a music fiend, I have just over 20,500 songs on my
computer. So my taste is quite vast, I tend to seat myself in the
rock/hard rock genre. I occasionally pop on country or rap.
Classical is nice now and again. Lately it has been mainly dubstep
(Skrillex, The Glitch Mob, Deadmau5, Bassnectar)
My main movie genre is comedy, and action; but I have a love of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- new information
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
mainly work sadly. There is one other person (out of 15,000+) who
can cover for me. So I am often covering for him.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hanging out with friends, watching a movie, or something on Amazon
Prime. Sometimes a video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I usually don't admit that I have a disability
openly on sites like
these. I am usually good at remembering bits or full conversations.
You should message me if
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you are interested in ultimately settling down and starting a
family. I am wanting to settle down in the next few years, then if
that happens, start a family thereafter. The key thing about you is
that you are intelligent, so we can both learn and teach each
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