31 Corvallis, United States
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My self-summary
Hello world,

If you can tell me
what kind of poems these are,
you gain 10 cool points!

Patient, worldly guy
Friend of food, coffee, and art
offbeat humor. Yay.

Last updated: May 28, 2015, so I may have gotten 17 tattoos since then.

I am an easy guy to get along with. As far as my talents go, I am sort of a Renaissance man...jack of all trades, master of none. Both my left and right brain work great, except when drinking. I'm an engineer by day, but I still keep up playing my violin.

I'm somewhat athletic, meaning that I can be tricked into exercising by (1) making me chase a ball or a disc or (2) playing in the great outdoors. Also, I take care of my health.

I can cook a meal without using a microwave...but I do still love my microwave! If you convince me you are awesome, I may even cook for you. Belgian beef stew and kale salad.

Why [[okcupid]? My job currently doesn't really allow me many opportunities to meet new people. Engineering - go figure.. we just kind of camp out in our cubicle caves until the project is done. Also, not being a student in Corvallis puts a huge damper on the whole social life thing.
What I’m doing with my life
I colleged, and I am now a full-time young professional working too much in a promising field. In general, I have my shit together, despite my messy room.

In my spare time, I have been known to travel to new places, because I love trying new things and opening my mind. Oh, and of course, did I mention all the new foods?

As far as the big picture, I do not know the details of what I want to do, but I know that I am heading in the right direction and making mostly right turns.
I’m really good at
I'm an amateur violinist, but a pretty decent one.

I'm good at cooking. Belgian-style beef stew, roasted potatoes, and kale salad are some of the highlights. I love to cook!

I'm awful at sports that involve launching or catching projectiles. I'm much better at skiing.

I am a good listener. I usually do more listening than talking. Don't take that as a sign that I'm not engaged in the conversation.

I'm a calm person. My friend once spent 2 years trying to piss me off.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hm. A lot of people have commented that I'm well-dressed in my work clothes.

I am a very easy person to get along with. I'm bad at making enemies.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: Calvin and Hobbes, art books, books with more pictures than words.

movies: anything Pixar :) , a lot of Coen Brothers stuff, Spirited Away, Juno, Amelie, just to name a few. Movies that are funny in unconventional/creative ways. Planet Earth in HD. Anything that makes me think and stimulates my mind.

food: Yes, please. I do not discriminate against edibility. I love trying new foods!
The six things I could never do without
1. coffee (nothing like an aromatic freshly French-pressed cup of it!)
2. my iPhone - an infinite number of maps that fits in my back pocket? Fuck yeah!
3. Learning from my mistakes.
4. earplugs
5. violin (unrelated to earplugs!)
6. caramelization. browning betters my food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I am doing with my life...extended quarter-life crisis. what I should cook for dinner. if a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it...
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing indoor soccer or adventuring. Both involve beer.

And I may be sitting by a fire.

I'd like to go out to the symphony or some other live music one of these Friday nights, though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am 5'9" and 165 lbs (175 cm and 70 kg for those who are Metric-inclined). Really, between 5'8" and 5'10", depending on how high the doctor puts the height measurer thingy. And I bench press 98356 lbs. And one of those statements is a lie.
You should message me if can also bench 98356 lbs. have a sense of humor and a ready smile. see the world with an open mind fancy new foods are intelligent. Smart is sexy. can juggle knives and flaming torches while dancing flamenco on a giant inflatable turtle going over Multnomah Falls...upside down...while whistling "Sheila sells seashells by the seashore".