Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in Massachusetts, went to business school in Boston, had
a quick two year pit stop in Grand Rapids, MI, and am now living
Arlington and working at a software company in Reston.
I spend time pretending I’m a kid again by playing sports in rec
leagues around town. Right now is basketball. I play
sports videogames online with my little cousins, mostly because
there are few other ways to assert dominance over them from a few
hundred miles away, which is important. Speaking of sports,
like every guy ever, I play fantasy football. Fun fact: in
one of my leagues, the loser’s only obligation to the rest of the
league is that they have to re-take the SATs. Luckily, I have
never come in last place, but I will, and I’m terrified.
I know lots of really unfunny jokes, and I always start telling
them when I get drunk. I was awkwardly old when I
found out cars with cruise control don’t drive themselves. I
have a good memory, but can never remember anyone’s name until the
thousandth time that I’ve met them. I hate mustard, and
olives. I read magazines starting from the back, and can say
the alphabet backwards (that concludes the backwards section of
this introduction). I’m generally pretty handy in figuring
things out, but coffeemakers are my kryptonite, they befuddle me.
What I’m doing with my life
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Pretty normal twentysomething* stuff, I guess.
*Well, thirty now, but what's an extra year anyway.
I’m really good at
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Scrabble, pretending to be busy, cooking scallops.
The first things people usually notice about me
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...is that when they see me I'm probably not watching where I'm
going. I'm also really polite.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
A Brief History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Midnight in Paris
A Tribe Called Quest
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My Music Collection - All forms, but most specifically my old
Sportscenter - As a displaced Bostonian, it's the best way to keep
up with my teams.
Smartphone - This really goes without saying, but I'd be lost
Netflix/Hulu/On Demand - I'm allergic to remembering when the shows
I like are on, this takes care of that.
Animals Wearing People Clothes - Just kidding, making sure you're
still paying attention.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to harness the power of the effect rain/snow has on DC drivers,
to use for my own personal gain.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Every one is different. If I'm at home in MA, I'm probably watching
a movie in front of the fireplace, here in VA I'm probably at a bar
with friends or exploring DC.
This is of course unless the Red Sox or Celtics are playing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I consider Die Hard to be a Christmas movie.
You should message me if
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You have a good sense of humor, and are looking for someone to
spend time and explore DC with.
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