33 Alexandria, United States
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My self-summary
Like most people in this area, I came to DC for work. Previously Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Georgia.

Not in any specific order: Engineer (aerospace). Foodie. Bourbon aficionado. Gentleman. If you are a fan of Myers-Briggs typing, INTJ. Because of that "I", I am fairly reserved in larger groups, but one-on-one or small groups I am fine with. I don't enjoy traffic (who does?), so I do frequent a gym with a bootcamp class after work.

Summaries are supposed to be short so... I invite you to strike up a conversation with me. I can carry on most conversations as I know at least some about a lot of topics.
What I’m doing with my life
I am the lead engineer with an aerospace support company with an international focus. I am exploring educational opportunities to create new options in my career as well as spending a fair bit of my free time is improving my culinary skills, through both practice and learning the science.

I'm also interested in meeting new people, hence OkCupid. My friends and I are foodies and are always trying new places in the search for delicious food and tasty beverages.
I’m really good at
Listening to people, tabletop games, making good food, finding good restaurants.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot; I like physical books, but I have gone digital for most reading since they necessitate a good deal of space. Selection... a good deal of sci-fi/fantasy (Sanderson, Rothfuss), but also food science, aerospace and manufacturing technology, and both sides of current events (when I can find them). Currently reading Speakeasy and the published books of The Stormlight Archive. I also listen to a few podcasts instead of the radio during my commute.

Movies depend upon my mood... I can watch any type of movie from blockbuster to Saturday night B-movies like "The FP". Horror and gore style movies are unappealing.

I cook/bake a great deal and tend to watch TV/Netflix as I do so. Shows that follow: Castle, NCIS, Orphan Black, Grimm, Strike Back, Rizzoli & Isles. Ended shows: Chuck, Firefly, Psych, Dexter.

I enjoy tabletop games. Fun and social! Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Trivial Pursuit, etc. Food, drink, friends, gathered around a tabletop game makes for a fun evening.

I don't have any particularly favorite music; I played the saxophone from elementary school through college marching band so music is a facet of my life. Examples: big band jazz from decades ago (Charlie Parker, Glen Miller) to symphonic metal (Sonata Arctica, Blind Guardian); classical (particularly piano concertos and string quartets) to rock (classic, alternative, and punk) to bands I don't know how to classify (Frightened Rabbit). I am not a big fan of rap and its sub-genres... it just doesn't resonate with me.
The six things I could never do without
1) Bourbon (or good wine)
2) Freshly ground black pepper
3) B&N Nook
5) Mechanical pencil
6) Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, and everything. I enjoy discussions and debates on nearly any topic as long as we all keep open minds; unfortunately, too many people are stubborn on certain topics and it is neither stimulating nor fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Recently, it's been the gym followed by dinner and a movie either in or out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I nearly drowned swimming the Keeneys Rapids, which end with the ominously named "Meat Grinder" last year. Swim river left!
You should message me if
...if you read through my wall of text and saw something you thought interesting.
...if you would like to get a glass of wine somewhere.
...if you want to strike up a conversation.
...if you'd like to join me and my foodie friends in our search for the best food and drink in town!