I am the oldest of six, the product of a Catholic upbringing, and a reluctant yuppie.
I'm equal parts sentimental and skeptical. Honest almost to a fault. Loyal, gathering a close group of friends and a closer partner. I'll look for friendship here as sure as I search for a relationship. That said, I need to focus on my personal life as much as I have my career (maybe much more).
Until recently, I was living in Seattle, working for Microsoft, and learning lots about rain and coffee. Before then, I was a lifelong Chicagoan, and I am so happy to be back. I grew up in the Southwest Suburbs, went to school in Evanston, lived in the city, and moved back to Evanston for grad school.
Things I've missed from Chicago that would be great to share with someone: runs along the lake, taking a slow walk through a big museum, a proper winter snowfall watched from somewhere warm.
I think my match is someone level-headed but quirky. Right now, I'm hoping for someone different, looking for a catch who's smart, ambitious, a talker, and not afraid to laugh at himself and everything around him at the same time. If you can match my sense of dark, dry, slightly offbeat sense of humor, we're golden. Say hi.
Recent good things: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Jessica Jones, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, The Big Short (movie)
2. My wacky, maddening, lovable family
3. My three closest friends
4. Stovetop popcorn
5. Satisfying my curiosity immediately via the Internet
6. My cameras, large and small
2. Wordplay; language; grammar; punctuation and syntax
3. My family, and how we'll change day to day, year over year
4. Technology and the next big thing