50Palo Alto, United States
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My self-summary
Right now, I'm switching my family to a Mediterranean Diet. Mother recently injured her hand, and we've been talking about a low-sodium diet, so I'm taking over the kitchen and preparing the meals. Pretty much every few days, I'm hitting Sprouts for fresh fruits and vegetables, planning menus, and trying out new recipes. Unfortunately, it's been like raising teenagers here, with Dad wanting more meat and more on the menu. At least, the dog doesn't complain.

Myself, I'm a potential early-retiree from the Silicon Valley, with my new job managing the family properties. I'm also working on [[losing weight, and have lost fifteen pounds since leaving corporate (and yes, those pics were taken over five years ago!). Right now, I'm at the local YMCA, taking water exercise classes four days a week. I enjoy walking with the dog, the outdoors, geeky boardgames and culture. I also enjoy ordered chaos, and used to think deeply until I came along to the internet. As a Silicon Valley Techie, I have the standard lackadaisical clothing starter set, but am easily subject to customization and, yes, don't care if you don't wear a skirt. I graduated from Stanford, but that's only important if your parents are Asian. I'm childfree and love dogs (that's probably important, too). Oh, and I have a roomba that annoys me.

I am dog-loving and childfree.
What I’m doing with my life
Getting healthier! I'm taking water classes four days a week at the gym. I'm taking over the family business, became healthier than my days in software, and dropped fifteen pounds since ending my job. I still have a way to go, so am definitely up for an activity partner.

Although I spend time in the gym, I enjoy walking and hiking near the bay and in the mountains. I attend the outdoor yoga classes at Stanford, where I graduated (and never had time to do the stuff outdoors you see at Stanford -- it's all propaganda, I tell you!).
I’m really good at
Listening. I enjoy hearing what people have to talk about. What interests you interests me. Well... so long as it doesn't involve an agenda or anything snobby. I'm more of an lowbrow intellectual interdisclipinarian sort. So while I've taken a seminar course on artificial intelligence, my paper was about its failure in business applications.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I hope it's not my baggy pants! I've lost two inches around the waist, but haven't gotten around to buying new clothes. Uh... Anyone up for some shopping? :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Sandman and Don't Panic by Neil Gaiman, Robert Anton Wilson, The Preacher by Garth Ennis, and manga, including Mermaid's Scar and Maisson Ikkoku by Rumiko Takashashi, and Yotsuba& by Kiyohiko Azuma. I also enjoy collaborative creative writing, and write almost every day.

As for movies, Marx Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Donnie Darko, Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, 12 Monkeys, Brazil by Terry Gilliam, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Monsters Inc., Toy Story and The Incredibles by Pixar, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Baron: The Cat Returns by Miyazaki, Mulholland Drive, American Beauty, From Dusk Til Dawn and Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, Hackers, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Spider-Man by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Mel Brooks movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hero, Kung Fu Hustle, and Versus.

As for television, I don't watch much of it. But I picked up the House, Monk, South Park, and Monty Python DVD sets. I also enjoy South Park, Monty Python, Red Dwarf, other British comedies, Red Green Show, Doctor Who, The Prisoner, various anime, and Adult Swim shows like Sealab 2021, Robot Chicken, Harvey Birdman, and Futurama. And on the radio, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. For better or worse, I've been watching anime, probably because it doesn't have a laugh track. I don't usually watch cooking shows, but am a fan of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, probably because it combines business with food.

I love to explore music. Unfortunately, commuting to corporate rock hardly helps, but I've found a love for live and instrumental music, such as classical, jazz and solo instruments.

I'm also something of a foodie. Japanese food: Sushi, particularly eel maki and crab, Teriyaki, andUdon. Italian food: Pasta and Pizza.Mexican food, including Chicken mole, Fajitas. Hot and spicy food, including curry and other Indian food and chili without beans. Thai food. Trader Joe's food. Learning how to cook for myself and others is on my to do list. I love going to the deli, picking things out, and having a nice picnic by the lake at Foothill Park.
Six things I could never do without
a) My dog. b) The gym. c) My social life. d) My family. e) Geeky boardgames, f) The stupid computer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How important the "Percent Match" is to others, versus a profile. As an erstwhile engineer (: I consider the match percentage, because you could put *anything* in a profile. If you're wondering what to put in a message to me, you could always answer this question! (:
On a typical Friday night I am
Either socializing or recovering. I'll admit to using Meetup for walking, hiking, yoga, boardgames, and geek events, as well as the local YMCA for evening yoga classes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've added two weekly classes of aqua zumba to my gym schedule. Both I and my instructor are confident in our masculinity. :D
You should message me if
You want someone special to be with you. Someone who will understand you without a word. Someone you can touch and hold and cuddle as long as you want and need.

Then, after you're done with my dog, we can go get ice cream! Yay! Ice cream! :D
The two of us