Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I guess I'm just an enginerd, but i still like to go out and hang
with friends a lot. Don't read too much into my screen name - I
enjoy chiming in on political issues as much as the next guy, but
I'm not that serious about it at this point in my life. But do
Anyway, go ahead and message me and say 'Hi.' Why not? Life is too
short to worry about what *I* think of your message, or your
profile, or your picture. The thing is, I'm actually friendly, and
sometimes when it's raining a little bit outside I can even hold a
conversation. Drop a line!
I am spontaneous, ambitious, and overly courteous
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I was kind of hoping someone else would give me a pointer here.
There are things I want; things I want to be, people I want to be
with, and experiences I want to share. But they're all so ambiguous
- if I only had some clarity, i could go get them!
OK, OK, no more existentialism - I promise. On Earth, I'm working
as an systems engineer at an automotive research lab. It's cool,
but I don't see myself there for too long. [Edit: I've been there
too long.] I have a company of my own, with a couple college
buddies, and I'd rather be investing my time there.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Nothing yet. I just talked to my friend about this last night. It's
impossible to be the 'best' at something unless you're already
almost-best by 20. I'm not trying to be the best at anything, or
even come close. But I'm still working on the Piano with grand
ambitions to be 'good'.
I like to bake, design, do engineerey things, and think about where
other paths in life would have taken me given a different starting
trajectory and environmental conditions. But only once in a while.
Too much of that isn't healthy. Baking is like that too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've never asked them. Have you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Nothing beats good sushi. I mean, really good sushi - you know it
when you have it. I've had great italian food, really juicy bbq
burgers, and great thai food. But nigiri is as real as it gets -
two ingredients, delicious every time.
I don't read much. Actually, i don't really read at all. I did go
through the Harry Potter series, but I don't count that. I just
haven't felt like I have time to commit to a big book. (And no
extrapolating that into my values in a relationship..... stop that!
... stop extrapolating!)
I also don't really catch that many movies. Though Logo seems to
have a good late-night movie on from time to time. Trick, Latter
Days, Beautiful Thing... Wow, gay movies! So that's how straight
people feel when they watch straight movies...
As for music, well lately i've been into intentionally not
listening to anything I know. That's lead me through trance,
alternative, and currently classical genres. No favorites
[Update: Currently really liking iron & wine, passion pit, and
german dance radio - e.g. sunshine live]
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends. I get sad when I'm alone for too long. There's not much
point in enjoying life if you can't share it with anyone. It
doesn't have to be a significant other, either - just a good
My car. My car is my freedom, and sometimes i just need to leave.
Or come back. And I can do neither without my trusty CR-V. o/` my
buddy...my buddy......my buddy and me! o/`
[Update: Car upgraded. Old CR-V stayed in the family, though - it's
still my buddy :) ]
Music. It can turn me inside-out in about two minutes.
A Keyboard. No, the kind with 88 keys, not 104.
My own laundry machines. I can identify very few absolutes about
myself, but one of them definitely mandates my own washer and
dryer. I need to be able to leave stuff in the dryer over night,
you know? Without someone begrudgingly having to swap my clothes
out. To some people that's akin to a sharp stick in the eye.
[Update: there is absolutely no change here. Laundry machines
For those compulsive readers, you'll notice I've only listed five
things. Well, I only came up with five, but could probably find
more. Message me if you want to know! Honestly, though, it's
probably not worth the effort. Message me about something more
interesting - like, what's your seventh thing?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having dinner with a friend or two. Or on my way to Davis.
Actually, sometimes you'll find me at Ikea, sitting at the one of
their cafeteria tables, eating Swedish meatballs with Lingonberry
jam. Those aren't the Friday nights I want to highlight here,
[Update: not frequenting Ikea much these days any more, and done
with Davis. More into spending what disposable income I have on raw
fish over rice with spicy neon green paste (*not* real wasabe -
unless its been imported from canada or japan, it's horseradish!
still looking for the real thing... have you tried it? how was
it?), and sometimes a fancy restaurant here and there - all usually
in or around the peninsula area. Except for my favorite place,
though - Taro's in Sacramento. That place is just consistently
great. If you ever go there, let me know and I will respond with
exactly what you should order and it will be the perfect amount of
food even though you won't be able to see the table surface any
more and you will totally love it and there is no other possible
This past year, though, I've been in Deutschland half the time, and
sushi selection is pitiful and crazy expensive.
And one more note - I've been known to drive very far on a whim for
a dinner idea. Road trips are great, for any reason. ...but wasting
gas is not.... argh...con......flicted....]
[Second Update: After writing that first update immediately above,
I was thinking - wouldn't it be interesting if okcupid implemented
some sort of accessible revision control, so you can see what
updates people have made over time? we'd learn a lot more about
each other that way!]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an automatic shower cleaner spray thing in my shower. I get
out of the shower and press the button, and it clumsily sprays down
the glass walls of my shower, so I don't get soap scum build-up. It
doesn't work that well. And two days ago, I hit it with my elbow
and it fell down and hit the bottom of the tub and it broke and the
batteries fell out. True story.
[Update: threw that crap out, in favor of a house cleaning service.
Totally worth it. Ironic though, since not too long ago I won a
business plan competition for a robotic home cleaning products
company. ...it'll happen - you'll see!]
And in the interest of full disclosure, I might as well admit that
I have a problem with chocolate. An unhealthy relationship, let's
call it. It's a love-hate thing; one minute, we're totally cool,
and the next I'm furious that it controls my life and won't give me
my space. But then, it's like, no matter how hard I try give it up,
I always let it back in my life. I guess life's funny like that
sometimes. Oh Scharffen Berger...*sigh*
But seriously, I eat too much chocolate. I like it. And so I'm a
You should message me if
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You also failed the 'are you smart' test. Actually, I'd like to
hear from the people who passed it, too, so you can tell me where I
went wrong. In life. So wrong that I couldn't pass an online
But I'm not bitter.
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