aldenpotamus
35 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
Failed London bartender turned Bay Area software engineer.

I'm a pretty laid back guy... I'm not much of a planner but I can really enjoy a good plan. I like to have the option of just going with the flow and seeing where I end up, and I'm rarely bothered if it's not where I expected I'd be. I somewhat unapologetically love telling stories about my past adventures.

I'm adventurous and game for just about anything... I think people need to love themselves and be excited to share the things that make them unique and happy. I think there are few things more exciting that meeting someone new, finding a new partner in crime or just someone to have a beer with occasionally. Life is only as good as the people you fill it with, and that's why I'm here.
What I’m doing with my life
I work (though no more than I have to) and play (as much as I can). I think that down time is as important as activities, and what really matters is who you're doing either with.
I’m really good at
Spinning a Frisbee on my finger... maybe even throwing one.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, but for whatever reason it rarely takes more than 3 visits to a restaurant or store for the staff to start recognizing me... I'll blame it on my dreamy eyes and dashing good looks, and hope it's not anything embarrassing ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: Saturday & Cider House Rules

Movie: Almost Everything (once I start watching one I just can't stop.)

Show: Suits, Wilfred, The League, Archer

Music: Lots and Lots and Lots of things!

Food: Indian, Thai & the occasional Burger
The six things I could never do without
First thing I could do without are lists :)

This question is a challenge for me, because there's very few things I couldn't do without (things are just things)... then there's all the warm fuzzy things like friends and family, but those don't tell you much about me. So here are a few things that just brighten my day a little:

A Cozy Bed & Fuzzy Couch Blanket
A Few Good Local Bars
Things to Do, Opportunities for Adventure
Frisbees
Public Transportation (Don't miss LA on that front)
Knickknacks (though less is more, but I'm at times a wee bit sentimental)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What's next... a lot has changed recently, and I'm sure there's a lot more still to change before things return to normal. That being said I'm not sure normal is all that desirable, so maybe I'll try to hold it at bay a little while :)
On a typical Friday night I am
There's no typical these days, but I can tell you what I'd like my typical Friday to be like...

Get out of work a little early (not that I need to, but it's Friday!), and then head somewhere new to meet someone possibly new but definitely awesome. Hopefully eat some good food, have a few drinks and then play the rest by ear.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never learned how to ride a bike... but I'm working on it! Correction, I can now ride a bike.
You should message me if
You like meeting / talking to new people and don't take this too terribly serious.
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