Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a mildly extroverted person, who is left handed. I'm a little
weird. Ok maybe a lot weird. And that's how I like it.
I've been living in DC since February after a short stint in
Arlington. DC feels much more like home. I'm originally from the
Maryland suburbs closer to Baltimore. Getting to know my way around
the district has been a fun learning experience.
Say hi. I dare you.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a software engineer, interaction/workflow designer, and
general-purpose nerdy person working for a small software company
in Arlington (sometimes I go to Austin, TX). I still don't quite
know what I want to be when I grow up... and I'm ok with
I bought a road/commuter bike a few months ago and I've been really
enjoying riding all over DC - both to and from work or the metro
and long rides (15-20 miles) around the city. Want to join me? I
keep importing biking buddies from the suburbs, and it would be
awesome to have locals to go out with. The long rides usually
involve stopping for tacos. Because tacos.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking things apart and putting them back together. Assembling IKEA
furniture. Creative cooking. Stating the obvious. Explaining
naturally occurring phenomena through math and science. Talking to
my rubber ducky. Driving stick. Inspiring others to do amazing
things. Making friends with other people's pets.
The first things people usually notice about me
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If I'm wearing them, my glasses, as they are big and nerdy-ish.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Harry Potter. Self-inflicted Wounds. Bossypants. How To Tell
If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You. The Stray Shopping Carts of
Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Tugboats in
Action. The C Programming Language. I loved Wicked, but I hated
Gregory Maguire's other books. Otherwise, anything non-fiction that
talks about how the body works - I love biochemistry stuff.
Movies: So many! Anything from artsy (Shortbus), to weird (Repo!
The Genetic Opera), to Campy/Musicals (RENT, Hairspray, Chicago),
to CGI-porn Action (X-Men, Transformers, anything Michael Bay). I
also love kids movies - Frozen, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, anything
Muppets, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, etc. It's because I'm 31
going on 12.
Shows: Orange is the New Black, True Blood, COSMOS, Game of
Thrones, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Doctor Who,
Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock, Archer, Family Guy, South Park, Star
Trek (all but Enterprise), and Futurama.
Music: All over the map on this one.
Food: I would like to call myself a meatitarian, but I do love
veggies too. I try not to eat grains. Now brains on the other
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2) Smartphone du jour
3) Enumerated lists of things
4) The Google
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Kittens. How I can make the world a better place. Kittens. How I
can make the world a better place for kittens. What's for [insert
next meal of the day here]. Kittens. When I am going to go back to
finish grad school and what I will research. Kittens.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a bar. Watching Netflix. Doing laundry. Having dinner with
friends. On a date. Working out. Going exploring. Want to help me
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A few years ago, for two whole years, I listened to nothing but the
series of Harry Potter audiobooks in my car during my commute. I
would alternate back and forth between the US version read by Jim
Dale and the UK version read by Stephen Fry. What I learned: The
Stephen Fry version is better.
Bonus private thing: I regularly explain my problems to one of my
collection of rubber ducks, who all just stare at me judgy like,
until I figure out how to fix it myself.
Bonus bonus private thing: I collect rubber ducks.
Bonus bonus bonus private thing: I'm really not obsessed with
rubber ducks, but they are pretty damn cool.
You should message me if
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You believe in the prose of Matt Inman and Randall Munroe. You
believe in the Oxford comma. You believe in the AP Style Guide that
says not to use the Oxford comma and you would like to fight to the
death. You have strong opinions about other forms of punctuation
and would like to discuss them over wine. You understand that
sometimes the antagonist is the most compelling character in a
story and you may secretly want him/her to win even though you know
he/she won't. You might identify as even mildly nerdy. You like
board games. You aren't afraid of being forced to go outside and
hike. You would like to go out bike riding with me. You have a
spiffy-awesome [random animal species here] that you would like me
to meet. You refer to things as "spiffy" and mean it.
So say we all!
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