The “Superstantial” headline has two functions… one, to let you know that I watch The Colbert Report and am at least a wee bit funny; two, that I’m all about wrapping up superficial and substantial together in one great-tasting bundle.
I will start talking about myself so that you can get to know me... I’m an engineering manager at a startup. I build things involving heat, chemistry, little blinking lights and biology. More information by request. I went to Stanford twice, the second degree of which overlapped way too much with working. I spend too much time at work, which is something you can totally help me with.
So, you know the deal… cram as much quality livin’ into my free time as possible. I run and bike a lot. During the winter I try to get up to Tahoe for snowboarding. I used to surf, which is awesome – a day at the beach where I get some exercise and watch the waves roll in is a great day... but now that I find myself further from the coast, I bike more often.
I'm into cooking (and the tasty, tasty eating that comes with it). I like to eat out and then figure out how to cook the food at home. It's like a giant sensual jigsaw puzzle, where you have to use the smells and tastes and sights to put it back together. I like all sorts of things and am always willing to try something new.
I live in Oakland, after living in the south bay, at the top of Potrero Hill, and in SOMA. I'm warming up to Oakland (show me around!), and I like the accessibility to SF. The museums, restaurants, and parks in SF are hard to beat.
Although I live in one of the most beautiful and fun places in the world, I try to get out of here as much as I can -- I have run a half marathon in Big Sur, cycled from the california pacific coast to the east side of Nevada, went to Vegas (twice, the second time by accident), New Orleans, London, Amsterdam, Spain and (very soon) Turkey. I have hit Hawaii for a short vacation, England for my grandmum's 90th, Scotland and Paris for more vacation, and Santa Cruz for a fantastic Labor Day involving mountain bikes, good friends, and a hot tub on a cliff overlooking the pacific. I'd like to get to Zion and Bryce Canyon in Utah sometime soon. And my roommate brought back photos from the top of Mt Fuji at dawn... let me put it this way, when I close my eyes, sometimes I see his pictures. I want to see that with my own eyes.
Oh, and the most important person described in this profile... you. If you’re the one for me, you will buy me a stuffed cougar to put in the back seat of my car. A real cougar would be funnier, but I might die. You have a sense of humor, spontaneity, a postitive attitude, and a high energy level. It would be cool if you share some of my interests, but have some of your own -- things we can do together and things we can do apart. And talk about them later. I'll be interested in the things you do as long as you're passionate about them. I want someone to travel with, so you'd like to get out of town more often than you do: hiking, trips to San Francisco to see the town and the coast to see the sea. And like me, you probably care deeply about your career and your relationships with the people in your life.