Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"I think a lot. About many, many things. I think about thinking."
And I like making plans. Or, more precisely, heading in a known
direction. It keeps my mind extremely active.
My body, not so much. I'm a desk jockey. I make up for it in part
by exercising the way most people brush teeth. For the same reason
most people brush teeth--I've never been the sporting type. (My
ambitions tend to be more inspired by personal fulfillment than
social achievement. Competition seems "weird" to me.)
This all adds up to a truly unique personality. If you consider
yourself conventional and are looking for something normal, I wish
you all the best. Me, however: my journey begins with recognizing
that I'm not a type so much as an individual.
Surely someone values that?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the moment?
Scrapbooking and commissioning handwoven baskets on Etsy.
(Yeh: I'm complex like that.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Solving word problems. (That is, essentially, my job.)
Being unconventional. (There are those who try, and then there's
Pull-ups, for some odd reason. (Can't touch my toes, though.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I read somewhere that what you say only makes up a tiny fraction of
communication. Except for me, the words coming out of my mouth are
100% of how I try to get a point across. (I'd take a class, if they
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
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I can go through a pile of bad flicks in the time it takes to
one sub-par novel. And I'm all about efficiency. So, despite a
freakish literary comprehension, I seldom read for pure pleasure.
When I do...
- Coupland has been consistently weird and funny for twenty years.
And he writes exceptional dialogue.
- Palahniuk is hit and miss. But his prose is infectiously
- Hemingway was great with structure and grand themes.
- Rand wrote one decent book, with strong themes (but she
over-romanticized her characters).
- Someone convinced me to check out Franzen recently. I think his
social commentary distracts from the narrative, but our personal
sensibilities are parallel.
I like words, ideas, and nuanced complexities.
- anything by the Nolans, the Coens, or Kaufman
- I Heart Huckabees
- Me and You and Everyone We Know
Mostly "high brow" sit-coms and home renovation shows.
- I actually watched Arrested Development when it was ON.
- Peep Show
- The Thick of It
- Neon Genesis: Evangelion
- Holmes on Homes
- Income Property
(Podcasts are "shows," too, right?)
- Real Time (this is what you do when you don't have HBO,
- Stop Podcasting Yourself (where half the joke is placing
- Adam Carolla
- The Mike O'Meara Show
I'm the type who listens to music with his eyes closed wearing
obscenely expensive headphones.
Sure, there's nostalgia. It will go unmentioned.
Then there's the alt-rock I stumbled into while developing my ear
as a teen.
- Tori Amos
- Sunny Day Real Estate
- Rage Against the Machine
After that, I settled into hip-hop. My preferences have taken
British formalism (which eventually progressed from trip-hop to
- Cinematic Orchestra
- Tim Hecker
Abstract lyricism. It doesn't have to be underground. But the words
are the music.
- MF DOOM
(a lot of local talent as well, actually)
I attempt to follow a slow carb / paleo diet. But I'm not religious
The two cultures that handle this best are Mexican and Indian. So,
when salads get boring, I eat some fusion of the cuisine from those
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) A goal.
2) A plan.
3) A contingency.
4) A willingness to fail.
5) An awareness of when I'm wrong.
6) The openmindedness to adapt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what it means to be attracted to "funny." Because--with the
exception of class clowns and stand-ups--most of us really aren't.
But sometimes, one sees women giggling anyway?
I also spend inordinate amounts of time trying to cogently
articulate feelings and/or states of mind in ways that rhyme.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...doing the same stuff I do every other night, except without the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I reckon I devote as much thought to home renovation as the average
profile on OKC does to travel. (Priorities, I guess.)
You should message me if
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You're thoughtful. I'm quite fond of (intoxicated, really) by
people who express themselves in terms of ideas, theories, and big
Bonus points if you work in math, science, or books: someone who
finds research satisfying.
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