Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It was once pointed out to me that I should stress that I am NOT A
SKINHEAD at the beginning of my profile. My shaved head is not a
Robert Heinlein included a bit character in his novel Friday known
as "The World's Foremost Expert on Absolutely Everything." As soon
as I read about him, I wanted to be him. My continuing quest is to
learn everything about everything.
My friends won't play Trivial Pursuit with me anymore.
Considering that the same issue has ended my last two
relationships, let me be up front about this: I do not like kids. I
do not want kids. I will not change my mind about this after we've
been dating for a while. If your goal here is to find somebody to
breed with, I'm not the droid you're looking for.
I have a weakness for petite brunettes in glasses (blame my early
programming), but other than that, I don't really have a type. My
former girlfriends have run the gamut from Tinkerbell to Amazon and
blonde to black. Intelligence is a must, and education (not
necessarily formal) is a requirement. My best friend is quite well
educated despite dropping out of college halfway through a fine
I Just moved out to Skokie and work in the Loop. If you are based
out of the South Side or south/western suburbs, distance becomes an
issue. I have been contacted by two women recently who each lived
more than an hour away from me, and that fact alone took them out
of the running.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a BA in History with a minor in Physics. I have an MS in
Library and Information Science. I am interested in some aspect of
just about everything. Once I have paid down some of my student
loan debt, I'll likely get another degree in some totally unrelated
I work for the EPA as a records and electronic discovery
I practice Sanshou and Muay Thai at a martial arts school in
Edgewater called EKF.
It's a shame that the Details section doesn't include pets other
than dogs and cats. I recently adopted an Arizona mountain
kingsnake, a Mexican black kingsnake, and a handful of small
lizards. Recently, my roommate rescued a neglected bearded dragon
and an abandoned uromastyx. Our house is turning into an
interesting menagerie. I'm also a member of the Chicago
Herpetological Society, so a couple times a month I go hang out
with other people interested in reptiles and amphibians.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Research, snarky comebacks thought of just a moment too late to be
really effective, finding odd things on the internet, trivia,
breaking things and then rebuilding them, starting projects and not
quite finishing them, not quite managing to clean off my desk or
workbench regardless of the amount of time allotted for the task.
The first things people usually notice about me
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If we're outside, it's probably the fedora. If we're inside, I
imagine it's the shaved head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: My print library numbers close to 2,000 volumes. My digital
library is somewhere north of 4,000. I enjoy science fiction where
the physics has some resemblance to reality, but will pick up just
about anything that catches my eye. Either I read too fast or my
commute is too long. In the last two weeks, I have gone through
about 15 books on my Kindle.
I own just about everything Terry Pratchett has ever written. I
have read all of Heinlein, Bester, Niven, Stross, Gibson, and
several dozen others. I hate finding new authors that I like,
because they have published so few books yet.
Movies: Hard Boiled, Casablanca, Blazing Saddles, Serenity, The 9th
Configuration, Boondock Saints, The Thin Man series, Arsenic and
Old Lace, Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Leone's A Fist Full of Dollars,
Walter Hill's Last Man Standing (bonus points to anyone who can
tell me the commonality among the last three), anything directed by
John Woo and starring Chow Yun Fat before they left Hong Kong,
anything with Humphrey Bogart and/or Myrna Loy. Hudson Hawk will
always have a strange little place in my heart.
Music: I'm all over the place. I have odd tastes and get bored with
bands easily. That being said, I still listen to some of the punk
and industrial that I blasted in my teen years. It just depends on
my mood (and the vagaries of shuffle) whether I'm listening to
Leonard Cohen or Maynard.
Food: I worked for several years in a gourmet Italian kitchen and
adore baking pastas. Beyond that, if I can eat it without having to
chase it down, I'm cool. Never any fast food.
I'm a big fan of cooking elaborate meals when I have people to
share them with, but otherwise, I tend to live on granola, houmus,
bratwurst, and the occasional salad (not at the same time).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee, smartphone, Zippo, pocket knife, boots, books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Boolean search strings. Metadata related legal opinions. Why
attorneys need me to explain the law to them when it comes to the
preservation and production of data.
How do you get nitric acid stains out of skin.
Just how much voltage is required to electroetch silver, and what
is the best electrolyte solution for the process.
Why the majority of my friends are attractive women with whom I
share no romantic interest.
What to do when one of your anoles doesn't seem interested in
eating, and appears to be shrinking. ~Turns out she had just laid
some eggs and now I have two baby anoles.
Did I break my toe on that last kick, or just bruise it again?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Apparently sitting in front of my computer with an adult beverage
and a cat in my lap.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I just removed someone from my quiver for using "your" instead of
You should message me if
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You're not looking to be rescued; you're well spoken and not easily
offended; or you're Jordan from the movie Real Genius... I fell for
you when I was seven and haven't been the same since.
As mentioned above, most of my friends are women, if you are the
jealous type you might as well just keep clicking along.
If our enemy rating is above 90%. I've always wanted to meet my
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