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My self-summary
(Quick Preface: I'm seeing someone as of August - she's super fun and I'm very happy. That being said I had some success meeting friends off this site and with her permission I'm still doing that. If you think you and I would get along drop me a line - I'd love to meet some more local people to have over for board game nights and to invite to go out drinking etc on weekends)
(Second Preface: I have, do, and probably will continue to rate every profile i look at. If I rate you highly and you get a notification it means I thought you seemed cool/fun/interesting and I think we would get along.)

Its always difficult to accurately write about yourself, battling between not exaggerating your good qualities too far while still trying to remain appealing. I am a very loyal and compassionate person, with an expansive sense of humor and play and an appreciation for wit (If you can't laugh at yourself life isn't fun). I am honest to a fault, easily excitable, strategic and hardworking while being a terrible procrastinator. I love cooking, running and frisbee, learning or exploring something new, and pretty much anything as long as I'm with good company. I find great satisfaction in others success and enjoyment, especially when I have helped them to find it.
What I’m doing with my life
I finished up at UCSD and moved back up to the Bay Area (Portola Valley) last December to start working at a really cool startup in Solar Energy. I'm loving it but it takes up most of my time and I'm also the youngest person working there by about 20 years which combined with no longer being in school has made meeting people to hang out with somewhat of a challenge. I would love to make some new local friends, find some cool places to eat/hangout, etc.

If you have a group of people who play board games/video games/ tabletop rpgs/ frisbee on the weekends or anything else you think I'd enjoy I would love the invitation.
(PS. I'll bring good beer!!)
I’m really good at
Cooking - making really bad but very funny jokes - always smiling - entertaining at least myself....usually others - finding the optimization for any given situation- beating you at board games :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile or my sense of humor.

Recently I've heard from several people that the first thing they noticed about me is my 'charisma' - and I had to share that :)
I've very easy to like (If a few mischievous comments don't throw you for a loop lol). I'm almost always happy, animated, and enjoying myself - and ensuring everyone around me is as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: too many to list, i love reading, some Authors - RA salvator, George R Martin, JRR Tolkien, Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, many many more. I mostly read fantasy/science fiction - but I love economics, history, philosophy, and ....honestly anything that is good and can hold my attention :)

TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Dexter, Justified, Once upon a time, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, Ugly Americans, Firefly, Castle, Bones, Robot chicken, South Park, Two and half men, Big bang theory, Burn notice, White Collar, The Walking Dead, How I met your mother, Misfits

Movies: ... alot.... Young Frankenstein, Shawshank Redemption, Avengers, Avatar, Dark Knight, Iron man, 300, From Dusk till Dawn, Pitch Black, Princess Bride, Count of Monte Christo, American history X, Animal house, Sin city, Pulp Fiction, Dune, Original and only 3 star wars movies, anything monty python, The Prestige, Law Abiding Citizen, Seven , Rocky horror, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, I spit on your grave,

Music: I'm very relaxed about music, I enjoy hearing many things but I don't actively go out of my way to listen to specific music. I just turn on 105.3 lol. Linken park, system of the down, Foo Fighters, MSI, Aquabats to list a few I like.

Food: Oooo this is hard.... I love food and I love
cooking. About half the reason i run is so I don't really have to
watch what i eat. I love Mexican food, most Asian cuisine, I
especially love Sushi and Japanese food (and beer/sake lol),
fondue, and so much more. I love good cheese... breads ... and wine :) Good beers are a true wonder to be enjoyed with friends, I know wine (having been raised with it) but I prefer a good beer to a glass of wine most of the time). As a cook - there are many things I love making - mostly because I love eating them. If you ever get a chance to eat my cooking, likely it will be one of the following dishes (i can make almost anything I just have some dishes I make VERY well) Chicken dumpling soup, thai peanut chicken stir fry, rosemary potatoes, pot pies, Tuscan Bean Soup, Broccoli Beef, Bow-tie casserole, and anything breakfast related, my coffee cake is to die for :)

Computer/Video Games: LOL, EVE online, I've played alot of things at one point or another but those are pretty much all I play when I even have time to play.... but I can reminisce about ALOT of games.

Other: I love a whole host of things from Ceramics, to fine woodworking, attending SCA/Renaissance fairs, Table top RPG's, anything to do with Board games/strategy, camping, x-county skiing, .... This list will never end unless I stop it now.
Six things I could never do without
A good nights sleep - I love sleeping and dreaming :)
Something tasty to eat, probably that I cooked
Somewhere to run/bike/hike, exercise is very important to me
A long hot shower after a long day. At least 30 mins or more
A never-ending-supply of books to read
Dear Friends to share everything with :)
(I know this makes 7-8 but my Laptop/Phone phone have wormed their way into being vital parts of my life)
(and 9 would have to be a really good beer or glass of wine every once in awhile lol)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do post college - what I want to do - where I want to travel - etc ;)

Where to explore in the bay area- bars and restaurants especially

Books I now have time to read instead of textbooks :) to do with it !!

How to make the 'best' possible character in (INSERT VIDEO/RPG GAME HERE)

Random entertaining things that make me laugh but would probably just confuse most anyone else if I tried explaining.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well - in San Diego I would be going out to a bar for happy hour - playing board games- doing a movie night - going night snorkling - exploring - planted somewhere with my laptop playing computer games with friends while talking on skype - idk.. something fun.

Now that I've moved its sadly more of the last one until I meet people to do all the others with. But I tend to go out 2-3 times a week for assorted fun things at this point. Progress is good :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Anything really..... something shocking for this site? hmmmm
ooooo I know. Two Truths and a Lie.
Round 1
1) I fell about 35 feet down a cliff while rock climbing and had to make two crutches and walk about a mile to get help.
2) I know how to pick locks and am continually surprised at both how useful this skill is and how pointless it is to lock your doors.
3) I've been attacked with a was scary. Knifes leave rather ugly scars.

Round 2
1) I always 'win' at never have I ever, and by win I mean get out first :)
2) I've eaten Cat and Dog in Thailand. Delicious!!
3) I've jumped from a 50ft high tree branch with no safety gear and walked away without a scratch. I used to do this alot as a child.

Bonus if you can guess correctly
You should message me if
- you like archer...... seriously my favorite show ...and if that's your type of humor then we will get along swimingly!!
-you have an awesome dive bar to introduce me to
-you want to throw a frisbee around.... anywhere.... anytime
-you think you can beat me at first person shooters or something fun and old school like super smash bros.
-you want to try my cooking or have me try yours
-you prefere having an amazing conversation in a coffee shop over getting drunk and blowing you ears out in a club
-you are down to be my new running buddy
-you think we would get along
-you just want to :)

My only Criteria are your being Trustworthy and hopefully Fun :)

///////////////////////////// currently off the dating market but it describes some of my best friends as well ///////////////////////////
HekateSaysHi <-- one of my best friends from College

In terms of Dating....
I'm an absolute sucker for a girl who's a bit of a tomboy ( gamers a bonus ), throw in likes to run and cook and I am sold.... :)
I'm looking for someone Playful: who can make their own fun, Intelligent and Witty: willing to banter at a moments notice, Positive: always making sure the cup is more than 1/2 full, Compassionate, Down to earth, and ..... I'm making a long list aren't I? When it comes down to it I'm looking to fall in love again with a girl who will love and appreciate me as much as I will her.
The two of us