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My self-summary
I eschew convention for the sake of convention. I don't think there are things I can't do, just challenges (and occasionally thermodynamics) to work around.

I keep a very level head, but I like a little chaos from time to time. Sometimes that plan to have a quiet dinner and head home needs to turn into drinking with the staff until 5am. Even if it's Tuesday. Especially if its Tuesday. I believe it's sometimes okay to do things where the results are unpredictable.

I don't think any of the above means I should be anything less than insanely considerate to my fellow man and woman.

It's possible we might have a few common interests. I like - and miss having - a big dog; there are few things in this world that I enjoy more than having a board gaming night with friends; imagining what cities will be like in both the near and far future. Fast cars and good whisky. Especially good whisky. I can talk for a long time about whisky. You've been warned.

I believe in meeting people, seeing if we like each other, and then seeing what comes from it.

I consider myself very independent, and value that quality in others. I want someone to share amazing things (experiences, time, funny gifs, etc.) with, and someone who encourages me to do the things I want to do. I want to do the same for this person! Going back to eschewing convention, I don't think I'm on some predestined life path about where to live, some inevitable curtailing of my social life, what to do, what not to do, etc. I'm here to make my own choices that fit me, regardless of what's conventional. Please, join me! It will be awesome!

June 2017: I fear I'm becoming a runner, though it comes with an incredible sense of self-loathing. I even have shoes (and inserts) now.. The thing is, I'm hating it less than I ever have before, and it seems to be having a really positive effect rather quickly!
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to make 'fetch' happen

Until December of 2009, I worked in a building with no windows, and no women for almost six years. It was kind of like prison, except without the thrill of a daily cavity search. Nowadays I have a slightly more normal job. I work with all men still, but in an office with windows. This is all a long way of saying I'm in the computer industry...

Did I say "thrill"? I meant "fear"
I’m really good at

Mean Girls references.
Definitely not karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's weird, but people go out of their way quite frequently to tell me how great I smell.

Occasionally I'm wearing a "You can be my wingman any time" shirt
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: American Psycho, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

Magazines: evo, The Economist.

Movies: The Professional has lazily rested here for awhile; I'll keep it for the moment. I have a soft spot for a good comedy (e.g. Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and a good Bond movie, too. Any movie in which Kelly McGillis drives a Porsche 356 Speedster.

TV: Archer. Always and forever Archer. I also miss Happy Endings. I'm on a long-running quest to get my TV watching down to zero via not picking up new shows. Occasionally one slips through the cracks.

Music: Bill Withers @ Carnegie Hall, Santigold, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and I'm definitely not above Taylor Swift or Ke$ha. Stones over Beatles. By a mile. I'm really sad I never saw Orbital or Underworld in concert. I've never listened to a bad Dave Seaman mix.

Also, Google Play doesn't lie, if you want to see what I *actually* listen to:

Food: I would probably live on a diet of fresh mango and smoked salmon, if it were practical. A good chicken biryani, fried bananas. cheese.

Whisky: Glendronach Single Casks. Macallan Cask Strength, Springbanks and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, and any Four Roses LE are perennial favorites. There used to be more details here, but this should suffice, if you're curious:
I also started a local whisky forum that's fairly active:, and even more recently, an associated Twitter:
We've started to go to distilleries to pick our own barrels!

Beer: Sour in the Rye might be my favorite. A Tiny Beautiful Something. Abraxas. Warning: I will bring Mang-o-Ritas to your party..
Six things I could never do without
My friends, the Internet, my favorite pillow
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I really miss having a Bernese Mountain Dog
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing I'm doing every night, Pinky: trying to take over the world.

Probably on a rooftop.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Bear with me a bit: I've struggled with my weight the last few years; largely as a function of work/time/stress. Start-up life from 2013-2016 led to massive weight gain; brief periods where I was able to detach myself meant a swing in the opposite direction, but it's a struggle; I was doing long, long hours, and then I'd take an hour at lunch to hit the gym and my boss would tell me to stop it, or that I'd need to work more (after doing 80+ hour weeks). I set off on a quest to reverse all this in July 2016, and promptly injured myself as a result of working out too hard.. Feb 2017: Started again on NYD and down a few lbs. Just the beginning!

I once got driven halfway across Istanbul at 3am to buy a $600 pack of gum. The evening that resulted in me needing titanium and some screws in my right arm I am a little happier to discuss, actually.

Also, I really love the taste of Red Bull. I wish they made a caffeine-free version so I could drink more of it. I'm told this is disgusting, and most people think it tastes like robot sweat.

I like a lot of really bad music (related: I also really like Top Gun). If it helps, I like a lot of really good music, too.
You should message me if
What I most seek in a partner is someone independent, intelligent, and willing to engage with the world.

You are the change you want to see in the world. This is how I try to live my life, and I'd love to meet someone who picks up a piece of trash on the Metro over someone who simply tweets about how gross Metro is.

If you think Whisky Monday sounds like the great idea that it is.

You're the US State Department. Arabic speakers tend to gravitate towards me, I could probably loan you a few.

You're accepting of the fact that I lack a religious affiliation, and plan to keep it that way.

You plan to stick around DC for a bit - kind of anticlimactic to meet people who can't wait to leave.

It's actually okay to write me if you're showing bountiful cleavage (hell, it's practically encouraged!) in all of your photos, but only if you don't claim the first thing people notice about you is your eyes.

Also, I have a (weird?) distaste for people whose lives revolve around parking/driving/traffic or TV schedules. Also: not saying I haven't done it before, but I find it to be kind of a turn-off when people take pride in binge watching TV..
The two of us