55 Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
Just a guy geek who loves to bike around the city.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm enjoying work. My job requires me to learn a lot, and to be creative in an engineering kind of way. Although I would enjoy working less than 40 hours a week, there are bills to pay :( I'm also playing Irish music, so I tend to practice a little every day. Otherwise, I'm still trying to get settled into Boston and to keep seeing more of the city. I've been here almost four years, and I feel like I've seen so very little!
I’m really good at
Okay, how do I answer this without sounding conceited :) I'm very good at mechanical stuff like repairing cars (although I'll be happy to pay someone else to do this after many years of doing it myself) and bikes (more relevant since I pretty much go everywhere by bike now). Once I get some more practice I'll consider myself fairly good at music. And my job of course, a mix of computer programming and electrical engineering.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll stick with the obvious: I'm tall. Other than that I've never asked!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Steinbeck, Hemingway, Louise Erdrich, Vidal; Movies: Anything Wallace and Grommit, Princess Bride (I know, hardly weighty stuff), Modern Times (I'll think of more :) Shows: I assume they mean TV? I don't have much time to watch TV, but I do like to watch The Daily Show on my computer when I have some free time. Music: Classical (I've found that I really like Shostakovich), Traditional Irish (I like to play this, but rarely listen to it), Jazz (Anything on the Windham Hill Label before BMG bought it, and Swing like Ella and Louie!), Contemporary Folk (Including the angst filled female singer/songwriter genre of which Boston is at the forefront ;) Rock and Pop through the ages (Especially stuff from the 60's for some odd reason?) Food: I'm vegetarian. I'll go for anything spicy and ethnic as long as it is meatless.
The six things I could never do without
Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa minimum, better than 85 % preferably:) Peanut Butter (Only peanuts without salt. No fake stuff for me!) My bike (I almost dislike getting into a car now, except of course on really cold, rainy days.), musical instruments (Though I really only play one of them), I'd like to say a significant other, but obviously this is untrue or I wouldn't be writing this! I need a sixth! I'll think of something... My needs are few :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much I want to do that I don't have enough time for!!!
On a typical Friday night I am
I lead a boring life! Friday nights are the same as most nights during the week. I take a music class Saturday morning, so I tend to practice. As I've made friends here I do get out more. :)
You should message me if
If you are a politically liberal, vegetarian atheist who likes to get around the city by bike, foot, or public transit, definitely! If you are a politically moderate, fruit and vegetable centric agnostic who doesn't think cycling around the city is weird we could get along. If you are a Tea Partying, steak craving Baptist who prefers to drive a monster truck, I don't think so! This should give a idea of where I fall on the spectrum :)