I’m an outgoing introvert with a tendency to spend too much time in
my own head. I’m happiest when I can spend time with friends, board
games, and soccer. I spent a couple years in Pennsylvania, and
learned that the green and blue of the Northwest can’t be beat.
While I enjoy going out from time to time, I tend to wind up with
plans consisting of “stuff and things” at someone’s place; it
usually winds up with board games or just chatting, with badminton
or frisbee when the weather’s nice.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to balance school, work, and hobbies. OK, fine, too obvious? I'm trying to keep myself sane through soccer, friends, and board games while staying on top of school, work, and everything else that manages to get itself into my schedule.
I’m really good at
Making time to do things I enjoy, while not letting the important
things slip (often). Also, remembering bizarre and random facts
that no one ever really needs to know (molecular weight of atomic
The first things people usually notice about me
In general, I'm friendly, like to laugh, and can be a bit
competitive. I'm quick to forgive, quicker to offer help, slow to
forget, and slower to anger.
I was also told recently that I get a Stewie (Family Guy) lilt to
my voice when I'm frustrated with things. So apparently there's
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Game of Thrones, Discworld, Catch 22. Fantasy tends to be my go-to genre, but I also enjoy reading about philosophy and religion.
Music: Thriving Ivory, Fitz and the Tantrums, Eve 6, Indigo Swing, Parov Stellar, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5. I tend towards softer rock, particularly those with swing/blues elements.
TV: Doctor Who, NCIS (original and New Orleans), Game of Thrones, Scrubs, Firefly, Daily Show, Last Week Tonight.
Movies: Princess Bride, Fight Club, Pitch Black, Monty Python, Stardust, all the Pixar films, V for Vendetta.
The six things I could never do without
A good beer
Friends & Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to balance everything I want to do with everything I need to do. But that tends to be a background consideration.
Any time I'm alone when driving or on the bus, I start exploring whatever thought occurs to me early on. Some recent examples:
- We have the words "former" and "latter" to identify items in a list of 2... why don't we have related words for items in a larger list? The best I've come up with so far is "midder", which (unsurprisingly) comes between former and latter.
- The impressive accuracy with which a tree can be used as an analogy for the lungs. I'm still not sure exactly why this jumped into my head several months after the inhaler unit, but I guess I should know by now that my brain doesn't follow silly things like "logic" when it comes to planning!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends on one of our regularly scheduled impromptu game nights. Yes, I'm aware of the oxymoron, but it's still the best description I can come up with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I thought I was Randy Johnson when I was 5. "But he's a lot taller
than you are..." "Yeah, but from a distance you can't tell!" 5 year
old me wasn't going to let logic get in my way!
Very little I'm actually embarrassed or uncomfortable sharing, but
plenty I don't offer without being asked.
You should message me if
You enjoy exploring board games, being on the water, or watching and playing soccer. If you like all 3, so much the better (I'd say hopefully not all at once, but I'd also be interested in exploring how miserably that fails).
The only deal-breaker I have is smoking, and it's not a negotiable issue. I have asthma, and cigarette smoke is about the only thing that can (and does) routinely set that off. Also, it makes me nauseous.