Hi there, I'm Daniel. I'm a weird -- but awesome -- South African finishing up my bachelor's in electrical engineering. Some of my interests include cooking, technology, gaming, and assorted cat videos on the internet (see end of profile!). I love dogs & have fostered several in the past, they're amazing!
Feel free to read on if you're interested!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently a senior at the University of Texas at Dallas. I've held two technical internships over the past two summers and am planning to work at an electronics/engineering company starting next June and may eventually go after a master's degree.
I’m really good at
...petting dogs. I practically turn into a teenage-chai-latte-basic-girl when I see a cute dog.
On a serious (and less humble) note: I'm pretty good at cooking/baking. Chicken spinach feta omelette? Yum. Same goes for the usual bacon-wrapped-steak. Cake balls? You betcha. Also cuddling (but who isn't?)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm thoughtful, caring, and embody the whole "put yourself in other's shoes" ideal. I try to be the best person I can be and learn from any mistakes I make.
Also, I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to the United States with my brother and mom about 14 years ago! People usually notice the accent first :P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Hatchet, Harry Potter series
Movies: Serenity, The Princess Bride, Hunger Games series, Law Abiding Citizen, Anything Marvel or DC
TV: Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Firefly, The League
Music: Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Swift & Katy Perry (for karaoke purposes)
Foods: My diet is low-carb, so typically meats (all of them), cheeses (all of them), and vegetables (except water chestnuts, fuck those)
Video Games (a completely necessary section): League of Legends, Hearthstone (And pretty much every other Blizzard game), Fallout 4
The six things I could never do without
* Socializing (with both people & dogs, but they're practically people)
* My Mom & Brother
* My Desktop & Phone (vain, I know)
* The Internet
* Coffee (dear caffeine: I love you)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who I am, the things I do, and the effects of my actions on others & myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, watching a movie, browsing Reddit, or buried head-first in some form of video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've lost a bunch of weight through dieting since November 2012.
I am pretty open to answer almost anything, go ahead and ask! :) I try my best to reply to every message I receive, even if I am not interested.
You should message me if
You should definitely send a message if you have anything in common with my interests! That's like... the whole point! Right? Maybe?
Do you enjoy gaming? What kind of games?
Baking/cooking? What do you usually cook?
How about the internet, with its glorious memes. Which is your favorite?
is your reward for reading! :D