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My self-summary
I am an engineer, statistician, enabler, and aspiring athlete. I love excuses to get dressed up. I'm happiest when I'm being challenged. Preferably while wearing something dashing.

I yearn to see new places and learn new things. This has led to many adventures, including multiple cross-country road trips, writing software to find Pixar superfans on the internet, dancing on the playa at Burning Man, learning light photography, using statistics to predict the next Harlem Shake, and reading The Hunger Games for the romance. I have no idea where it will lead me next.
What I’m doing with my life
I have the second best job in the world (the best being astronaut). By day I'm a statistician and the engineering director at a well-known company with a huge rodent fixation. I'm starting a new office for them in SoMa. I build cool stuff with software, explore the SF tech scene, and meet interesting people. I love it. Only way it can get better is if I work from low orbit.

Outside of work, I look for physical challenges and excuses to adventure. I'm training to do a 10k later this year, and fly to other places every few weeks (not to space, sadly).

Around town, I'm looking for excuses to explore this wonderful city and find new facets of it. I went to my first fashion show the other day. That was fun and different.

At home, I'm drinking wine, reading lots of books, and hosting Doctor Who marathons.
I’m really good at
I'm a fair hand at dancing like no one is watching, loving like I've never been hurt, giving massages, booking plane tickets on a whim, asking for directions when I'm lost, and being patient with my bossy sisters. I like to think I'm a good feminist, but I'm probably just aspiring.

I'm also great at Cards Against Humanity. I'm not proud.
The first things people usually notice about me
Remnants of my southern upbringing. I hold open doors, pick up the check, and say "y'all" when the second-person plural is called for.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
When I was a kid, I was pretty sick for a while. While I was stuck at home, I read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, followed comic books, and played a lot of Japanese-imported video games. It forever altered my sense of humor and art.

I have no shame when it comes to books. I'll read anything. The current book my friends are tired of me recommending is Name of the Wind. I hate the Game of Thrones books with a passion, though I've read all of them. Once I've started a book, I can't leave it half-done.

In TV and movies, I go for quirky and clever. I despise the term "space opera," but I guess you could say I have thing for it. I'm a Joss Whedon fan, and grew up on the Discovery Channel. There's probably a lot of television and movies out there haven't seen and would like, but I only watch stuff if I have a partner.

As far as music goes, if it doesn't have lyrics (or lyrics in a language I don't know) then I'm probably into it. The Glitch Mob, Beethoven, and Yoko Kanno are usually on my playlist while I work, but I love listening to the playlists of others. It's like getting in their head in a small way.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
1. Sense of where north is
2. Book
3. A plane ticket to somewhere in the near future
4. Camera
5. Mountain to climb
6. Problem to solve
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can best use all the opportunities I've been blessed with, and how to help friends reach their dreams. Eventually that turns into wondering why Mexican food in San Francisco seems to only exist in the mission.

Also, how would sex in space work? Has anyone tried it? How'd it go? Does the Kama Sutra need to be expanded on to account for zero gravity?
On a typical Friday night I am
Discussing how to solve hard problems with friends. Perhaps we're even solving them! Hopefully it will involve a flying robot somehow.

However, I could just as easily be at a coffee shop in Hayes Valley reading a book, on a plane kicking off a weekend trip, or at the gym in pain.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I throw books across the room when I finish them. Owning a kindle has made this an expensive habit to maintain.
You should message me if
You'd make me want to invent reasons for you to wear an amazing dress. You have goals, want to tell me about them, and are on your way to reaching them. You think you could outrun me or outbike me (spoiler alert: not hard).
The two of us