Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
“Right this way, sir.”
“If I could write that
way, I'd be lunching at the
I am a senior software engineer at the University of Chicago,
specializing in mobile and personal devices. Addison-Wesley is
rushing (their word) my fifth book into a second printing.
I am honest and self-aware. I am a sapiosexual
and would be delighted
to meet the same. Or a kind woman who’s willing to explore how we
could complement each other.
I’ve lost a hundred pounds from my peak, eaten more vegetables,
taken up bicycling to work. (Or at least I try to walk one way. [If
I could walk that way…]) My BMI just fell below 25, so I changed my
body type to “average.”
At a singles event, the icebreaker was to hand around sheets for
you to tell what you were doing in this or that year. I
Thanksgiving at TGI Fridays
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a geek
. I mentor. I
design. I try to help people not feel dumb. That’s my work; I am
lucky that it’s my job. (Huge points up if you get the
I am beloved of my daughters. I dedicated a book to my ex-mother in
law. That makes me a success.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Helping people understand.
I've done improv
my directors thought I was worth the effort.
My dentist tells me I have the saliva
of a teenager.
I can roll my tongue.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The complete absence of fashion sense. Or the complete absence of
shame, which might explain the absence of fashion sense.
In 2001, we were urged to notify the authorities of anything that
was out-of-place. I considered reporting two guys wearing black tie
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(A) Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett
. Dorothy L. Sayers
(both Lord Peter and the apologetics). Mark Twain
(I have a collection of
firsts). Richard Mitchell (the late Underground Grammarian
, who put my baggage back from the UK over the weight
: The Hands
of Fate (MST3K
Monkeys; Magnolia; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The
, The Thin Man series. Most Bogart
. Virtually all of Kate Hepburn
Orphan Black. The Americans, The Blacklist, Person of Interest.
(Just like my women — dark and confusing.)
(D) My iPod has a lot of folk
and singer-songwriter. Gilbert &
Sullivan. Too much bubblegum. I stream classical
, Early, and
(E) I like homey things, plus Anglo
Middle-Eastern… you get the picture. “Delicacy” is a codeword for
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A computing/writing/communication device.
A place of work I can get to without motorized
A place where my work is my play.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My daughters. My friends. How things work.
The fact that most OKCupid profiles that surely must be satirical,
aren't. That some people seem obsessed with evolution, a subject
that never comes up in business, socially, or even in family
for the keyword indexes)
the languages-spoken list.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading. Corresponding. Learning. Writing, when I have a gig. Okay,
yes, watching some tube.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You get that I’ve chosen (my idea of) wit over accuracy. (No lies,
just the better line.) Despite what I said about TV, blondes are
welcome. Women who understand why I did it are especially
You are looking for your complement.
Geeks much preferred.
Who are you looking for?
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