I tend to spend a couple years with each interest. I've been really
into glassblowing, soaring & flying, and skiing. I hope to get
back into each of those, especially glassblowing. In fact, if all I
can find on OkCupid is a glassblowing partner, I'll consider that a
Right now I'm into Burning Man, Dance Dance Revolution, food &
wine, and tennis.
I am fun loving, intense, and decisive
What I’m doing with my life
I've been a massively multiplayer game designer for the last 10
years - it *is* my dream job, always has been, even before I was
able to do it full-time. I hope to be able to do this
But lately I'm feeling the need to create art. To me, great art
causes strong emotions, and sometimes even creates a shift in
thinking. I hope that some day my art is that good.
I’m really good at
Fun stuff: I'm really good at Dance Dance Revolution. I want to
find someone to play with that can beat me.
Skill stuff: I'm a great programmer, especially algorithm
Important stuff: I have a knack for identifying what other people
are good at, what they're doing right, and what their qualities
The first things people usually notice about me
I honestly don't know. In fact, if you chat with me and tell me
what you first notice, I'll put it here. If it's a good thing ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Atlas Shrugged. I wouldn't say it changed me, because reading it
was an affirmation of what I've always believed. For food, I really
like experimental cuisine. Science cooking. Figuring out how to
turn a duck into cotton candy, that sort of thing.
My favorite band is the Fiery Furnaces - they're wildly creative
and take huge risks. For instance, one album was rock opera sung
half by an 80 year old woman. It was spectacular.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Evolutionary psychology - explanations for human behaviors that
otherwise make no sense. For instance, everyone likes to play hide
& seek (especially kids, and it's true for all cultures.) You
can imagine an evolutionary reason for why playing hide & seek
would be fun. But "combinatorics games" like chess, go, and awari
are also universal, and the explanation for that isn't so obvious,
at least to me.
You should message me if
If you're a passionate, unique person you should message me. I'll
respond. If we don't connect then there's no harm, right? And even
though I don't have dozens of people that I'm close to, my friends
are extraordinarily varied. As I write this, I'm on vacation with a
couple of friends who are about twice my age. So, ask me about