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My self-summary
A lot of people start this section with a disclaimer that they are bad at talking about themselves. I have found that rarely is this true. Even the most rambling self-summaries give you some idea about how that person thinks and thinks about themselves. The only thing the disclaimer does is take up a line of space before you begin to see their personality. This is not that disclaimer.

Now you may be saying "Wait a tic, sir, you haven't said a word about yourself yet!! You are just editorializing!" Technically, you would be correct and LOOK OVER THERE, IT'S A TIGER!
What I’m doing with my life
Pardon? Oh. Hello, you're still here. Guess you didn't fall for that whole tiger thing. No? ....I do feel a bit sheepish about that now.

I suppose that I do owe you that self summary now that you have braved a tiger without so much as some fresh fruit to defend yourself. I just moved to Madison recently from Boston (and Chicago before that). I am enjoying my job, settling into the city and trying to meet new people. By day I develop products for a company that makes medical food for people with metabolic errors. By night, I go rock climbing, bicycling, board game playing or out looking for that perfect pint.

I've taste many a fine brew in many a fair city locally and abroad; A few have come close, but the search continues. It's like my own, personal white-whale. Except that I don't need a boat and no one has to die (or float on a coffin).
I’m really good at
answering technical questions, climbing trees (or anything that's available), teaching, using semi-colons, (mis)applying math in conversation, and getting songs stuck in my friends' heads. (The real trick is to get it stuck in the other person's head, but not your own.)
The first things people usually notice about me
well, i would have to guess that it is the beard, but that is a boring answer. After that, I have (so I am told) an impressive store of trivia about random things ranging from history to technology to names/artist/lyrics of classic rock songs to science.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read a lot of dystopian and science fiction recreationally. Some of my favorites are 1984, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Enders Game, Starship Troopers, The Golden Age trilogy*, Wheel of Time series, Song of Ice and Fire series, Handmaiden's Tale, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, Foundation, Cryptonomicon, and The Alegebraist.

Movies: Star Wars IV, Blade Runner, Gattaca, V for Vendetta, Matrix (the original), Princess Bride, Muppet Treasure Island, Serenity, Pirates of the Caribbean, Emperors New Groove, The Big Lebowski, Snatch, Spinal Tap, Boondock Saints, Batman Begins, The Life Aquatic, Lost in Translation, and almost everything Monty Python.

Food: I will eat (and enjoy) food from just about anywhere, but I really enjoy Indian food. Good food is one of the finer things in life.

Board Games:
Settlers of Catan, Decent into Darkness, Power Grid, Ticket to Ride, Game of Thrones
Six things I could never do without
-running, jumping and climbing trees
-my towel
-oxford commas
-dressing in layers (Try biking to work in a Chicago winter *then* tell me you can do without layers)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mad science, global warming, and how the two can get along.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Due to spending many years working technical theater (the lights, the sounds, the sets, and the explosions) I have a real soft spot for a good musical. (With the exception of a few shows that I have heard far too many times and can't tolerate *cough*rent*cough*)

...aaaaannnndd the occasional opera. (for shame!)

I should probably also admit that I edited this profile fairly late at night. Parts of it have gotten far too silly.
You should message me if read any of the above in a Graham Chapman or John Cleese voice. are looking for a belay buddy for the climbing gym. like food. thought any of the above was funny

... you got this far down. seriously. Give your self a pat on the back.
The two of us