I am an educated geek that recently relocated to the bay area from NYC. Originally I hail from Europe but I have been moving about in the US for quite some time now. I bet you can't place my accent, but I won't be offended if you get it wrong.
I have traveled more than most, which mostly involves getting lost quite a lot. Ever tried finding your way home in Bejing's hutongs at 3am?
My brain is a sponge and I feed it regularly. This manifests itself both in a large book collection and a fondness for useful and useless trivia alike. A favorite Thursday pastime is trivia night. Trust me, you want me on your team.
I indulge my geeky side (or is it nerdy? I never got the difference) by being very opinionated about obscure topics and by sprinkling my conversations with copious references to movies, books and greek philosophy. I'll be more than happy to explain them if you ask.
Anyway, welcome to my page. If you want to message me but you can't think of an opener, ask me about the time I almost got married in India :).
Work wise, I am in software. More specifically I am in research, this means that I spend my days staring at a white board feeling stupid just waiting for that one heureka! moment where it all makes sense. I am definitely a better person to be around on the heureka days.
When not working, I try to diversify. I recently started learning japanese and I am gearing up to start some kind of climbing soon. One of my all time favorite activities is riding my bike, nothing clears a cloudy mind than solid bike ride. I recently lost my bike to some rascally rascals (always remember your locks people!), so now I have to acquire a new one. A big life decision for sure.
On a more serious note: I've lived a great many places and met many different kinds of people so I like to think that I am good at putting myself in other people's shoes.
Also, I can beat you at any trivia game, any time.
Movies: I am not good at discovering new movies, I have a tendency to just fall back to a small set of films that I know are great. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Lost in Translation and The Big Lebowski are some examples. For a long while I resented The Neverending Story (the film) because it deviates quite far from the book, but I have grown to love it. Cruising the bay area on Falcor is a big dream of mine.
Tv Shows: The first girl I ever had a crush on was Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have since then learned to direct my affections at women who are not lesbian and not fictional, but the show still has a special place in my heart. I am a huge West Wing fan, and I have a hard time deciding if I like it or The Sopranos better.
Food: I have penchant for Thai and other south asian dishes. My spice tolerance is low though, which presents some problems.
My awesome friends
- Beating someone, somewhere, at a trivia game.
- Attempting to solve complex world issues before the bar closes.
- Night hikes!
- You think getting lost is the best part
- Mercury, Saturn and Venus are aligned