I grew up hopping from continent to continent every four years or so, became fascinated by computer science at the age of 14, came to Madison for grad school, and put down roots. I’m a software developer by trade, and author the occasional technical book for O’Reilly Media. I enjoy mixing music (especially EDM and bouncy alt songs), hanging out with friends, theater, film, writing, photography, biking, skiing, reading, languages, world travel, and videogames (although I don’t find time for games as much as I used to; these days it’s mostly casual ones like Rock Band).
I am sincere, romantic, and cosmopolitan.
While we were at AnimeIowa, Metahari introduced me to OkCupid and convinced me to sign up. I have to say, I like how it encouraged me to have fun expressing myself and figuring out, in a fun and friendly way, who I might want to meet. I’ve made some lasting friends here.
I’m so happy to find that life can offer more than one wonderful relationship, and though I will always miss and love Joe, I know he would be proud of the new adventures I’ve embarked on. I find myself re-engaged with the world, grateful to be alive and loved again.
I also excel at tripping over my tongue in any language when I meet someone attractive.
Movies… pretty eclectic, from classics to some niche anime. For music, head to my site deepsymmetry.org to see and hear a detailed answer.
For foods, growing up all over the world, I found things to love everywhere. For a comfort meal, authentic Italian cooking like Osteria Papavero is hard to beat. For fantastic fusion, I’ve been loving Restaurant Muramoto on King St. lately. I eat lunch at Curry in the Box at least once a week. And the cocktails at Merchant Madison are the best you will find anywhere, made the original way with real ingredients, and their ever-changing menu of excellent food is available until late into the night. Once my friend Scott finally opens up his full-service restaurant, I expect it to become my favorite.