27Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
I tend to be a fairly upbeat and optimistic person. I try to look on the bright side of everything. All sides of an issue deserve due consideration before I feel comfortable forming an opinion. Maintaining a lightness of heart and low stress level while working hard and staying passionate about what you do has always been a successful combination in my experience. One should love what they do and who they are, but never let that dampen one’s ambition or personal development. Over the last few years I've grown more knowledgeable and confident in who I am and the path that I am on.

Some of my general interests include: Films (big movie buff), adventure/sci-fi novels, tennis, cooking new recipes, piano and chamber music, traveling, kayaking, swimming, podcasts, Pop culture conventions, roller coasters, live shows, and more!

What am I looking for? Shared interests are important, but I put more stock in shared values, philosophies, and temperaments. Thoughtfulness, humor, empathy, honesty/genuineness, ambition/passion, curiosity, adventurousness, optimism, etc. – complimenting each other on these types of things is the most exciting part of getting to know someone! It certainly doesn't hurt to be able to geek out over a show/movie/book/game together though, of course :)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a R&D Mechanical Engineer at a water technologies company. After graduating, I wanted to find a job that I could be proud of rather than falling back on something easier or in an industry I thought was more morally ambiguous (i.e. oil & gas, defense - no offense!). The tech is far more complex and interesting than I would have thought. Probably going to take grad classes as soon as it makes financial sense to do so.

I love traveling. I'm always looking forward to the next adventure! I've been to France, England, Australia, Scandinavia, Italy, and more. I still have many places I'd like to explore!

I run and do weight training a few times a week, which is a habit I've been making a priority over that last few months. I've never felt better and have no intention of slowing down.
I’m really good at
- Puzzles. Especially Rubik’s cube-esque types of things. (and thus, Engineering was a huge surprise as a career choice.)
- Movie suggestions. Give me a genre or examples of films you like, and I can probably think of some more you’d love.
- Super Monkey Ball 2 on the Gamecube. Jealous?
- Apparently, writing a paragraph when a sentence will do, upon reflecting on this profile.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a bit shy and awkward but cordial when first meeting someone. My dad is very charming and can talk to anyone, so I do my best to emulate what there is of him in me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Okay, this is a big section for me, I apologize in advance for how long it is. What can I say? I’m a pop culture geek / film buff / gamer through and through. As such, I love LISTS. Now, it mayyyy seem like I have no life, but I go outside and socialize a lot too! I just like a lot of things.

Cloud Atlas, Watership Down, Ready Player One, A Tale of Two Cities, Watchmen, Ender’s Game, Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Fight Club, House of Leaves, Pet Semetary, Life of Pi, Slaughterhouse Five, Scott Pilgrim, Wool series, The Martian. Currently reading One More Thing.

Stand-up Comedians:
John Mulaney, Mitch Hedberg, Demitri Martin, Steve Martin, Louis C.K., George Carlin, Daniel Tosh, Maria Bamford.

Oasis, Modest Mouse, Muse, Angels and Airwaves, Coldplay, Isaac Shepard, Chvrches, Yann Tiersen, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, The White Stripes, Broken Bells, The Shins, Daft Punk, The Doors, Meg & Dia, R.E.M., Explosions in the Sky, Phoenix, The Beatles, Marina and the Diamonds, Real Estate, Andrew Bird, Tune Yards. Some classical (Debussy, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, etc.), and some dubstep (helpful at the gym).

(Oh boy here we go) - Amelie, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, Gladiator, Groundhog Day, Meet Joe Black, Memento, Michael Clayton, Ocean's Eleven, Primer, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Shakespeare in Love, The Blues Brothers, The Boondock Saints, The Last Samurai, The Legend of 1900, The Legend of Drunken Master, The Lord of the Rings, The Shawshank Redemption, 12 Angry Men, 12 Years a Slave, A Prophet, A Single Man, American Beauty, American History X, Before Sunrise, Birdman, Biutiful, Black Swan, Brick, Catch Me If You Can, Children of Men, City of God, Collateral, Contact, Cool Hand Luke, District 9, Finding Nemo, Garden State, Gone Girl, Gran Torino, Her, Hot Rod, Hugo, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Leon: The Professional, Let the Right One In, Life of Pi, Little Children, Love Actually, Moon, No Country for Old Men, Notting Hill, Pan's Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, Room, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Seven, Short Term 12, Star Wars, Stardust, Thank You for Smoking, The Conjuring, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie, The Matrix, The Raid 2, The Truman Show, The Usual Suspects, There Will Be Blood, Titanic, Up, Upstream Color, Whiplash

All Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, etc.), Summer Wars, Paprika, FMA, Durarara!!, The Tatami Galaxy, Gurren Lagann, Cowboy Bebop, Avatar + Korra, Death Note, Erased, Mushi-shi, Hunter x Hunter.

LOST, Breaking Bad, GoT, Hannibal, Fargo, House of Cards, Black Mirror, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Sense8, Orphan Black, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Supernatural, Arrested Development, Community, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rick and Morty, Nathan For You, Face Off

Video Games:
Journey, Mass Effect, The Last of Us, The Witness, Gone Home, Portal, The Ico Collection, Uncharted, Metroid Prime, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario 64/Sunshine - I don't play a lot these days. Just occasionally.

RadioLab, This American Life, Welcome to Nightvale, Serial, Invisibilia, The Moth, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Story Collider, Ask Me Another, Pop Culture Happy Hour, 99% Invisible, TED Radio Hour, Love + Radio

Anything! Recently, I've been sticking to paleo/lower carb foods for added health benefits, which has forced me to cook a lot more and I love it!

I exercise my creativity when I can, but am not particularly talented in any one art form, I admit. However, I do have the fortune of appreciating and enjoying most art forms.
Six things I could never do without
1.) Family and friends (unsurprising, but true)
2.) My phone (unfortunate, but true)
3.) Thick warm socks straight from the dryer
4.) Traveling
5.) Stories, in all their forms
6.) A tennis court
7.) Breaking the rules
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do this weekend. What I’d wish for if I found a magic lamp. What would happen if I could jump into any movie, book, or show I wanted. What next steps I have to take in pursuit of my ideal career path. Why are my shoelaces on fire!?
On a typical Friday night I am
Likely hanging out with my friends, either at an event, bar, or at home catching up on shows/movies. I try not to think of Friday nights as typical, they’re the best time of the week!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Umm... I dislike The Big Bang Theory?
You should message me if
- You would be interested in going to: Comic Con, Boston Symphony Orchestra, PAX, a poetry slam, A Moth or Story Collider event (story slam), a movie marathon, MFA or other museums/galleries, a rock or EDM concert, a groupmuse, and an archery range.
- You won't be annoyed by my frequent movie references.
- You're one of those rare people who likes anime but isn't obsessed with it. It seems most people don't watch any or it's their main source of entertainment. I'm in the middle.
- We share some similar interests/values ^_^
- You want to
The two of us