I am the youngest of three with two older sisters. The youngest sister recently made me a proud uncle.
Beyond my job and school, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and golf.
My other recreational activities usually include theatre (movie & musical),aerial gymnastics, and board games.
My average day could involve data mining Twitter or it could involve forecasting the next financial crisis. In short, most of my work life involves making or looking at statistical tables.
That being said, I have a genuine passion for my work and take pride in the fact I have been published in prestigious journals as well as prominent periodicals such as the Economist and the WSJ.
With regards to my physical activities, I am trying to branch out and try new things despite the occasional setback. My first year in the bay area, I broke my foot in two places rock-climbing. I am currently licking my wounds after tweaking my MCL running but am still planning on being in a human centipede for Bay to Breakers.
-Lifting moderately heavy objects
-making a fool out of myself/laughing about it
- using really kludgy code in a bunch of different programs
-knowing when to stop and ask for directions
I am tall and have a deep voice.( I've been told I actually do a pretty good Barry White.)
My sense of humor. I have strong tendencies for:
The other thing people tend to notice about me is that , at least according to them, I have a near eidetic memory.
- Flowers for Algernon
-East of Eden
-Frequently Asked Questions in Quantative Finance
-Anything Disney or Pixar
-Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, & Before Midnight
-Defending Your Life, Mother ( Almost anything pre-2000 with Albert Brooks)
-The Day the Earth Stood Still
-The Adjustment Bureau
The Sessions, Looper, This is 40, Silver Lining Playbook
-Buffy,Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Farscape , Dexter, Chuck, Firefly,-Arrested Development, Scrubs, Burn Notice, White Collar, Suits, Once Upon a Time, House of Cards, House of Lies
Frightened Rabbit, Bon Iver, Band of Horses, The Ramones, Queen, Slow Club, Sam Sparro, Cake,Phantom Planet, Cassettes Won't Listen, Metric, Of Monsters and Men
-Wicked,Rent, Les Mis, and The Producers
-friends and family
-my ethics and morals
-Optimization ( e.g. What's the best way to stack a group of cans)
-Arbitrage( How to make riskless profit)
-The implications of things like this
If it's been a rough week, I may treat myself to a massage.
Despite numerous attempts in my 20s, I still can't ride a bicycle.
-When I am really bored, I will start counting primes in my head.
- I go to to Bar Method/Dailey Method.
You like the theater: I am oversubscribed to the Smuin Ballet, Company C Ballet, as well as several playhouses in Berkeley and San Francisco. I go to about one show each week. If you message me, I will likely have a vacant seat available for one of these things.
Romantically, I am looking for something of substance in the medium term with the possibility of becoming more.
Preferably, you are well-educated, and have an active lifestyle.
If any of the following resonate with you:
-You are an order muppet.
-You are a bit of a nerd.
-You would like to play golf.
-You think Cake's "Short Skirt Long Jacket" describes you.
I am also genuinely looking for new friends. So if you are looking for a brunch date, a hiking partner, or a theater companion, I am open to meeting new people.
I am learning how to dance. So if you want to experience your own version of Strictly Ballroom/Silver Lining Playbook, feel free to send me a message.
I've also become interested in the aerial arts ( trapeze, silks, etc.) If you'd like to learn acroyoga, I'd love to have a partner.
-You'll show up.
-You feel comfortable saying no.
-You speak your mind.
If you made it this far, I will always agree to a first meeting subject to the constraint that the date involves:
-hiking the Stanford Dish
-seeing a movie of indeterminate quality