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My self-summary
I’m Ned and I can riff with you for about 3 minutes on a joke before bursting out in laughter. I learned how to sword fight in Tunisia out of necessity, I’ve personally rescued 3 pandas from an aggressive wallaby, and I cut runways in lawns for unsuspecting families with small children the night before Christmas just so that I can mail an apology note from Santa two weeks later. OK, maybe not 3 minutes, but certainly for that long compound sentence.

You’ll soon learn that I’m fairly bifurcated, no wait, that sounds too close to bi-polar. The point is, I’ve got two sides to me. I appreciate laughter with folks I’ve just met and very much revel in moments of silence as well as. So, let’s talk about former first.

Extroverted Ned:
This side of me is the outdoorsy side that likes to go skiing (I’m terrible at snowboarding, but I’d be happy to fall with you down a hill if you’re interested), running, basketball, backpacking, hiking, and I’m just getting into swimming. This side of me can become quite dedicated and I’ve been known to heavily commit to something when I’m invested in it (this sentence alludes to the fact that I am dateable and it has the added benefit of being true too).

No one in my ordinary life would know, as I don’t often talk about it, but I really love kids. I was an assistant coach for a little league team in the past. While I wouldn’t strictly say that my kids, 7 and 8 years old, were quite “playing baseball,” I had a great time teaching them. I’ve just signed up for the big brother program and I'm currently waiting to be matched. I couldn’t be more excited.

Shamefully, this side has led me to attempt to eat a t-shirt for $23 because I was broke, you should ask about this as it comes off strange when I share it on the Internet. I considered this to be a “moment of growth” in my life where I learned some practical lessons:
• Most blenders don’t support t-shirts (I should have upgraded
• Tapatio improves the taste of a t-shirt by about 2-3%
• Steak knives aren’t intended to be used on clothing

I promise not to convey this part as a Big Brother, as I think I’m contractually and ethically obligated not to do so.

Introverted Ned (or iNed if you will, which is not approved by Apple’s lawyers):
This is the part of myself that I embrace most. I value time alone to reflect, to read, and to listen to music. I dedicate myself to the things I do pretty deeply and, as a software engineer, I’m often “doing computer” on my own time as well as for a living.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a technical cofounder at a sweet young company. Ask me about it!
I’m really good at
I can cook, oh boy, can I cook. I’d love to Top Chef for you and hopefully you don’t vote me off of the island or bounty hunt me. I think I just got my reality TV shows mixed up.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I default to calling all men Phalanx and all women Sally because I’ve likely forgotten their name literally seconds after they told me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Does this section help people? I mean, if you found out I was a big Brittney Spears fan, would that be a deal breaker?

Here I go, in order for your convenience:
Food: I lied about the order, but just for food because it is so good. I’m mostly a meat guy, but veggies are an important ingredient to a healthy lifestyle.

Books: My favorite book is Catch-22. I’m mostly nonfiction, but I’ve dabbled in fiction a la A Song of Ice and Fire last year. The most recent book I read was Moonwalking with Einstein (fantastic).

Movies: I enjoy Coen Brothers films, can’t get enough of Wes Andersen, and of course Tarantino.

Shows: The Wire, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, The Simpsons. I also really like 30 Rock, Archer (H. Jon Benjamin, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer -- how can you go wrong??)

Music: Music is tough as my selections make no sense as a whole. I have fierce love for specific songs but they tend to run the gamut of genres. My history on Rdio right now shows: Beck, Tanlines, MF Doom, Wu Tang, Jay-Z, Hall & Oates, Macklemore, Boston, TV On the Radio, The Smiths, Bruno Mars, Grand Funk Railroad, Warren G.
Six things I could never do without
My kitty (I guess she's adolescent age now, so cat?)
Being outdoors (skiing, camping, golfing, you name it!)
The internet
Learning new things (really phoned that last one in)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Quantifying self. I ebb and flow on it but I love to know silly things like the percentage of the day I'm productive or how long it took to cycle from point a to point b.
On a typical Friday night I am
Heading to Tahoe (north lake!) or out blowing off steam with my team.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Skier girls are so hot.
You should message me if
You're looking for something serious.
The two of us