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My self-summary
Moved to NYC this summer, where I was born but have never lived (other than in diapers).

Looking forward to meeting new people, dating, and all that.

Smart and compassionate geeky people are my type.
What I’m doing with my life
Professionally, I do user research at tech companies. On the side I've taken on projects like:

- helping start a non-profit community organizing for safer streets for walking & biking in Seattle
- buying & renovating a small apartment building in Seattle
- running a small music label (acoustic music about science-fiction and fantasy - NASA even played us on Mars)

I lived in the Netherlands for a year in grad school, where it kindled a passion for sustainable transportation (and still influences how I seek to live my life.)

Love people who are into authentic, meaningful conversation, and from whom I can see the world in new ways.
I’m really good at
Taking on "hard challenges" in a short period of time, living modestly and frugally. I'm also fairly modest and understated in person, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot. I'm an introvert. I generally like to walk and bike.

Prior to NYC, my biggest shocker was that I've never owned a car. But I know this is blase for you guys.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
With social media, I haven't read nearly as much as I'd like recently.

But I most recently enjoyed (2017): Creativity Inc., Chaos Monkeys, Art of Atari, When We Were Free To Be.

Food: Everything.

TV: Silicon Valley. (it's the only TV show I watch ;-)
Six things I could never do without
1. Walkable streets & dignified public transit
2. Fresh (non-junk) food
3. Cognitive stimulation
4. Some new work or personal challenge that keeps me excited
5. Urban exploration
6. (Random item from Maslow's hierarchy - you can pick one)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've always gotten deeply into my job and side-projects, so I haven't really seriously invested in dating before.

I'm looking to change that with the move to NYC.
You should message me if
You're looking for an activity buddy, friendship or dating (no pen pals). That's probably start writing!

You're looking for some urban exploration - NYC, or anywhere within an hour or two by train.

You want an excuse to go for a walk or a bike ride.

...or you're just still reading!
The two of us