theinfovore
36 Menlo Park, United States
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My self-summary
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Please note that I'm NOT on the dating market.
(I keep my OKC account alive because it's how I met my now-husband and it lets me visit friends' profiles.)
Best of luck with your search! :)
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Memories from childhood:

Trying to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

Running an underground campaign to get the math club president elected homecoming king.

Convincing my sister that only my hula hoop, not hers, had the ability to return to its thrower.

Kicking a boy in the shins when he said girls weren't any good at soccer.

I'm not sure what the hula hoop deception reveals about my character, but I do think some of that childhood curiosity, ambition, and contrariness continues to shine through.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an education entrepreneur--whatever that means. I spend some time tending to the company I founded a few years back, though it's largely self-sustaining at this point. Mostly I keep out of trouble by taking on consulting gigs and working part-time with an educational technology company. It's great--varied, meaningful, and engaging.

Outside of work, my idea of a good time involves dragging people to the pirate store, trying my hand at a pub quiz, throwing low-key parties, playing board games, and spending time with my (scoping ambiguity alert) awesome family and friends.

True to my handle, I'm also a glutton for information--especially about science, technology, economics, language, and psychology.
I’m really good at
Making sweeping predictions about people based on seemingly trivial observations.

It's fun when people huffily reject my methods, even as they grudgingly admit that my insights were dead-on.
The first things people usually notice about me
The smirk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Stumbling on Happiness, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Roots, The Paradox of Choice, Stiff, Oscar Wilde, Slaughterhouse-V, The Game, Freakonomics, Moneyball, and Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman.

Podcasts: TED Talks, Radio Lab, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, The Moth, This American Life.

Movies: The Godfather, Memento, Legally Blonde, About a Boy, Spellbound, Life Is Beautiful.

Music: OK, fine, I'll tell you...but I'm dubious about selecting romantic partners on this basis. 80's generally, Smiths, Goldfinger, Postal Service, Belle & Sebastian, Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Tom Lehrer, Jimmy Eat World, Royksopp, Tim Minchin.

Food: Everything, but especially sushi, and, um, bacon cheeseburgers. I'm a bimodal eater: healthy at home, indulgent at restaurants.
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, hot tea, sleep, the internet, and knee socks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The disconnect between what we want and what we think we want. Fallacies and cognitive biases. Gender differences. Ends and means. Etymology. How evolution can give rise to maladaptive behaviors.
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies: spending time with my husband, dining with friends, attending a party, walking the Stanford dish, hanging out with one of my sisters, enjoying a quiet evening in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's really, really hard for me not to use my driving time as my catch-up-on-RSS-feeds time.
You should message me if
you're a worthy adversary.
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