Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a polyamorous engineering geek with delusions of technical and
artistic accomplishment. I'm married to a grad student at the
University of Washington.
I was a physics and mathematics double major the first time I went
to college, and an engineering major the second time. In between,
I've been a veterinary technician, a manuscript illuminator, a lab
rat in medical device development, a rocket engineer, a fencer, and
an amateur folk musician (not necessarily in that order).
I'm a "serious" amateur cook - I cook for the fun of it, but those
who have sat at my table generally hold my cooking in good esteem
and I take pride in pleasing my guests. I also have been a
photographer since age 12, and am currently pursuing several
projects involving a camera.
I should warn all and sundry that I am, in fact, an introvert to
the point of frequently being downright laconic and it often takes
me a bit longer than many to say "Hello." I typically move fairly
slowly in relationships, and I tend to keep the ones I have for a
I am warm, quiet, and a polymath
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to Change the World, one invention or research project at a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Calculus, kissing (or so I'm told), photography, writing, cooking
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The kilt gets the most comments; after that...?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
There are a couple hundred linear feet of bookshelves in my home
but here's a random sampling of titles: I, Claudius
Claudius the God
by Robert Graves; Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin; Foundation
by Isaac Asimov; Space
System Analysis and Design
by Humble, Henry and Larson; The
New Professional Chef
by the Culinary Institute of America;
The Big Over Easy
by Jasper Fforde; Writing, Illuminating
by Edward Johnston; Alice in Quantumland
by Robert Gilmore; Watership Down
by Richard Adams; and
Slaves of the Volcano God
by Craig Shaw Gardener.
I like many good movies and several bad ones - but a truly "good"
bad movie is priceless.
"A little of everything" is the quick answer as my library spans
nine hundred years of music ... for those who want examples,
putting my player on "random" calls up Cheb Mami, Evanescence, the
"Hairspray" cast album, Capercaillie, Bananarama, Glenn Miller,
Underworld, B.B. King, Vivaldi, and Antigone Rising as the first
Almost anything that comes out of my kitchen.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Covalent bonds, oxygen metabolism, synaptic acetylcholine, optical
violet pigment, concupiscence, and a yard of good steel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think it would be easier to list the things I don't think
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading ... or writing ... or cooking dinner ... or going out on a
date ... or watching the ballet ... or parrying swords ... or
developing pictures ... or cuddled up on the couch ... or ...
Hm. Maybe "typical" isn't a good word for the way I spend any given
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
... is that I'm not willing to admit anything private here.
... dass, ich werde nichts privat hier schreiben
... hic nihil revelatio
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