33 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary

I'm nerdy, awkward, and apparently quite adorable. I love learning and teaching. I find information addicting and can easily get sucked into an interesting book or web page. I prefer to hang out with smart people who can teach me things.

I'm shy in new situations and around new people. In the past I put my foot in my mouth a lot. Now I prefer to listen and watch until I'm more comfortable. I enjoy spending time with small groups of friends. I'm strongly in favor of cuddling. I'm loyal to my close friends and would like more friends to share adventures with. I enjoy cooking for people.

I am somewhat of a contradiction. By day I appear to be a naive and driven software engineer. At night I hang out with wonderful people with various hair colors, piercings, tattoos, and delightful perversions. I'm happy that they accept me even though I wear button down shirts sometimes.

What I’m doing with my life
My two primary passions are learning and computer science. I've got this crazy job where I get to travel, teach people about computers, and build impractical things. I'm still pretty amazed that they pay me.

For fun I ski, knit, cook, read, and explore restaurants, zoos, and museums. I recently found a form of exercise I really enjoy and that has been taking up a couple evenings a week.
I’m really good at
I'm a pretty good cook and I like cooking for people. I play a couple instruments, and can pick out simple melodies on many others. I'm not so good at things that require physical coordination, talking on the phone, or being charming and amusing in a room full of strangers.
The first things people usually notice about me
People seem to notice that I'm aloof and prickly. Which is odd since I see myself as shy but huggable and lovely.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Walt Whitman and enjoy most poetry. Recently I've enjoyed The Song of Ice and Fire, Vonnegut, The Kite Runner, Neil Gaiman, The Millennium Trilogy, Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman, and The Diamond Age.

I've met little music I actually dislike but equally little that I'm in a raging passion about. I enjoy live performances and playing music more than recordings.

I like food. Food is tasty. I'm picky about desserts and carrots are a right abomination but I like pretty much everything else.
The six things I could never do without
a library or the internet
intelligent discourse
someone or something to care for
nature to retreat into

Bonus item for fall and winter: a knit beanie. I'm rarely without a hat once the rain starts.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My brain rarely shuts up. Its constantly pondering and making connections about things I see, hear, and feel. I spend a lot of time thinking about learning and how humans and animals construct knowledge. I think about computers and code and how to teach computers to learn.

When my mind is less philisophical I think about news, politics, food, sex, and friends.

On a typical Friday night I am
Friday night is usually a mellow date night: food, TV, and cuddling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a bit self-conscious about my height. I'm not *that* tall but I still feel awkwardly tall when I'm trying to date.
You should message me if
You like smart nerdy girls and our match or friend percentage is higher than 80. Really 80 isn't too tough.