I'm looking for someone to share our experiences and develop new
ones. I have a good job, some close friends, and several activities
that I do regularly. I'd like to find someone who's similarly
well-developed in his life, explore our mutual interests and
support each others individuality.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a lab manager/scientist in a materials characterization lab,
training people to use electron and ion microscopes. Outside of
work, I have several activities I try to keep up with, and
otherwise try to lead a fairly full and productive life.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty analytical by nature and by training, and that can color how I approach many different aspects of what I do, both for work and for leisure.
In terms of hobbies, I've played volleyball competitively for most of my life, and have taught and helped coach it in the past. I enjoy making good food, and get my share of compliments for it. Currently, I help a friend teach argentine tango. I do have some classical music training, having matched the stereotype of learning a couple musical instruments growing up (and in the orchestra through high school and chamber music through college). I picked up yoga the past few years... it's kicking my butt regularly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read fantasy/sci-fi as a diversion - Jim Butcher, Raymond
Feist, Brent Weeks, Sharon Shinn, Devon Monk, Elizabeth Hayden to
name a few.
Music: I enjoy a fair variety, from classical (played a couple
instruments from youth and into college) through pop, although I'm
not into country or much of heavy metal or "harder" genres.
Movies: tend to go for diverting entertainment, like action flicks,
sci-fi, or romantic comedies (prefer witty humor to slapstick),
though I'll appreciate some "meatier" films and documentaries at
Food: definitely like a variety, and I can usually make a recipe
turn out the way it's supposed to. I seem to be pretty good at
making (and unfortunately very good at consuming) decadent
desserts. I don't, however, eat spicy food, as I'm rather sensitive
The six things I could never do without
friends, music, good food, ...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
ideas related to my hobbies and interests, or things I have planned
to do, or things I probably ought to be doing
On a typical Friday night I am
playing volleyball, other activities with friends, or just having a
quiet evening in.
You should message me if
my profile piques your interest