You don't need to call me SuperEntendre. My name is John.
- make puns
- study languages
- fly airplanes
- love yoga
- prefer more engaging activities than drinking
- read quite a bit, mostly non-fiction (I really enjoy fiction, too, but I'm not quite as driven to read it the way I am with nonfiction)
Outside of work I ski by winter and fly by summer. I am pro-karaoke all year 'round. My friends and family mean everything to me.
- giving inappropriately literal answers to questions
Movies: the ones that you like but that you wouldn't list on an OkC profile. Comedies, classic action, and the occasional documentary.
Shows: American Horror Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Music: Maroon 5, Macklemore, Stravinsky, John Williams, Howard Shore, Daft Punk, power rock
Food: Non-pushy, active, paleo guy. Steak, beets, parsnips, sauerkraut, pork chops, eggs, raisins, pecans, applesauce, carrots, bananas, grapes, sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, peppers, broccoli, olive oil, spinach, tomatoes, avocados.... That doesn't mean we'll never eat other food just for fun.
Podcasts - They can fill otherwise long car rides with humor, perspective, and thought experiment. Some of my favorites are Freakonomics, Serial, Intelligence Squared US, GeekNights, and my gem of a guilty pleasure, The Biggest Problem in the Universe.
Eggs - Eggs are quick to cook, delicious, versatile, and a paleo breakfast staple. I list them here as a symbol of my commitment to clean eating as a vehicle for taking care of the one body that I have.
Skis - Skiing is really, really fun. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's the best. Oh my gosh. Seriously. You should ski. High-five.
Math - The world is complex. Math is a powerful tool for reasoning about complex realities; for example, calculus is the easy way to do physics (side note: why do we bother teaching kids algebra-based physics? That's unkind). Plus I have a mathematical soft spot from watching "Donald in Mathmagic Land" on loop as a kid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_in_Mathmagic_Land).
Ailerons (rhymes with "hey sure, John's," but smushed into a single word) - Ailerons are the control surfaces that allow roll control of an airplane. Strictly speaking, I suppose I could, under duress, do without flying, but once I'm flying, losing ailerons would get me in trouble.
- you're proud of the hard and/or important things you've accomplished
- you can share some tips on learning to surf