When I'm not working, I enjoy occasional video games and board games. I ultimately only play a few hours a week or less, though. I also enjoy programming, tinkering with technology, and reading the entire Internet. I love learning about new technology, and I'd like to learn more about electronics engineering if I can find the time.
In my less nerdy pursuits, I like baking things from time to time and checking out all the awesome restaurants and food fairs Seattle has to offer. I prefer walking to get around, and I'll occasionally take long (3-15 mile), aimless walks in unfamiliar places just to discover new things and disconnect from technology. I pick up novels when I have some downtime; they're a good excuse to lay out in the sun or hang out in a coffee shop. I can always appreciate just having a quiet night in watching TV or doing absolutely nothing, too.
Lately, I've been getting into bird photography, and I've been biking a bit more often. I'm also working on learning Japanese, and I'm doing my best to stay motivated.
I'll occasionally head out to bars with friends or coworkers to socialize, but I'm not typically the one to suggest it. Cafes and restaurants are more my style.
messing with computers.
maintaining composure in stressful situations (whether I like it or not).
procrastinating just the right amount of time.
recognizing guys from OkCupid on the street and feeling weird about it.
In terms of TV, I don't watch with regularity; I pick up serieses when I get bored.
Currently: Better Call Saul, Rick & Morty, Black Mirror, and One Punch Man.
Waiting for more: Steven Universe, Transparent, Mr. Robot, and Stranger Things.
Recently: Planet Earth II, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kill Bill, The Wire, Doctor Who, and Cosmos.
Favorites: Breaking Bad, and I'm a sucker for '90s cartoons.
I've been introduced to a lot of awesome food since having moved to Seattle, and I enjoy checking out what all the local restaurants have to offer. In any case, I especially love hazelnuts, Neapolitan pizza, New York-style cheesecake, and maraschino cherries.
- Science and reason
- Nature (with the exception of the whole allergies thing)
- Good friends
- Good food
- Clean socks
- what hobbies I want to cultivate. I like learning for the sake of learning; for example, I became a Notary Public on a whim. I have a lot of things I'd like to do which would consume a lot of time, but not enough time to do all of them. I've been trying to reel it in and only focus on a few things at a time.
- possible endings to problems. I'll think about all the ways something could end, how they might progress to that point, and how likely each of those paths are.
- urban design & transportation. I like reading about what the city's doing to make Seattle better. Here's a map I put together to visualize where we're going with light rail: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z7ISwUNS8q7g.k8CnU-m_-G0Q
I decided to record what I did each weekend for a month just to see what I really ended up doing. Here's the goods:
- 7/18-7/20: Went to a small tech expo put on by Engadget, and helped run a dance game tournament.
- 7/25-7/27: Saw a friend's comedy show, went to another friend's birthday party at Alki Beach, watched Kiki's Delivery Service with a friend, watched a bit of a "Dykes vs. Drag Queens" softball game, and played some board games with friends.
- 8/1-8/3: Chilled out. Did a bit of reading and hobby programming.
- 8/7-8/10: Went to Golden Gardens, saw Book of Mormon at the Paramount (which was hilarious), went to a food fair, and went ziplining in the forest.
You study Japanese or have an interest in languages/cultures in general.
You're a rational person.
You're somewhat spontaneous. I tend to focus on long-term hobbies and goals, and I can be a habitual person because of it. If you're looking for stability, I'm your guy, but more weekend trips would be nice.
You prefer close gatherings over large venues; you're unlikely to find me at a club.
I'm ultimately looking for something long-term, so I'm mainly looking for monogamous guys looking for the same, or for new friends.
Nothin's set in stone though, so go for it if you wanna!