Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I live deliberately
wake up with possibility in my mind, I go to sleep with love in my
heart, and I want to share my life with people who inspire
I want to be grabbed by the light in your eyes. I want to see them
shining brightly from the light within. It's like spotlights
cutting through a dull fog. I want our eyes lock together like
I am fascinated by depth, clarity, and passion.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I inspire people to live up their expectations for
I write on my blog at petemichaud.com
, and I'm a partner in an organization
that teaches emotional and communication skills called Connection
. Teaching people who to connect and empathize is what I
spend most of my time doing.
I also do technical consulting and built a cool fitness related web
company. My technical blog is here
. I have
this weird double life, 50% engineer, 50% hippy, 50% failure at
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at a lot of things because I try a lot of things and I'm
not afraid to fail. Which is good because I fail frequently.
Listening to and understanding people is what I do best. Helping
people live joyful and meaningful lives lights my fire in a big
way. If you feel the same, we'll get along.
), and I'm
told I'm good. I am good at making the internet work. I didn't
invent it like Al Gore did, but I take the credit whenever
I do some yoga
have gotten back into lifting heavy things, which is my zen moment
for the day, and I love it.
Anyone with a PhD in something I haven't heard of who is also an
expert trapeze artist should stop reading and message me now.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eye patch, undoubtably, and the fucking awesome scars I have all
over my face and head. I like to imagine I look like I was struck
by lightning directly in the eye. One day I hope to have a lair and
either a persian or hairless cat, to complete the look.
I went and asked someone that I actually met here on OKCupid, and
their answer was yeah, duh, the patch, then here's what they said
...you smile a lot too, which is nice, and you have a way of
listening and talking to a people that is engaging and active
rather than passive.
You're funny too.
I think you have a way of making people comfortable pretty much
Made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like discussing topics of immense gravity punctuated by dorky
jokes that I refuse to apologize for. I like skillfully crafted
things which means pop music is out, Fiona Apple et al, are in.
Kinkaid out, Alex Gray in.
I read like a fish swims, and watch good movies.
If you bring something up, I probably read an article about it
yesterday (or at least heard a report on NPR).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can't do without love, and that's about it. Not just romantic
love, but the sort of pervasive, universal Love, capital L, that
only hippies talk about. It's the strongest thing in the universe.
We're just organic satellites around an hydrogen star without Love.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The Big Questions.
If we can fundamentally misunderstand our universe in such a way
that only a small handful of human beings are even capable of
understanding, then what other mysteries must be out there? What
worlds lie just beyond our perception and understanding?
Those who are sure about these things are surely lying or mistaken.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I think this question should read: What do you do for fun? So I'll
answer that instead.
There are two of me. The first me loves connecting and spending
time with people who have something to say. The second me wants the
first me to shut the hell up while I scuba dive or stave off
mountain lions on Mt. Shasta.
Having people around is good, but only if it's quiet enough to
talk. I'll most often take cozy coffee over thumping club. I'd like
to make it to the mountains more often, please drag me there.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think Love is okay. I think that Love is limitless and that it
grows the more you give. Some people have a notion that big
families are a blessing, that abundant friends enrich their lives.
But many of those same people can't imagine Loving more than one
romantic partner, and they especially can't imagine their partner
Loving others as well.
There's nothing else that makes sense to me: Love is not scarce,
and we should not be jealous or possessive about it. I say, Love
who you want to Love, and allow others to Love who they want to
Love, and whole world is better for it.
If that sounds awesome to you, and you totally get it, then I want
to hear from you! If you've never thought about it that way, but
you're intrigued, I want to hear from you too!
You should message me if
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Two exoplanets careen through the void of space, disturbing
asteroid belts as they pass by, lit by some galactic scale nebula
casting light on them from thousands of years ago. They approach
each other through the vast emptiness, drawn by their gravity wells
into an eccentric orbit.
Perhaps they miss each other for a few billion years, dancing
around and around, twirling through the gaping expanse.
But eventually, inexorably, they connect. They collide in a
spectacular light show that onlookers see for a billion light
years. Exploding at light speed, dismantling all appearances and
leaving nothing but the glowing hot cores, exposed.
Raw magnetism and gravity fuse the hearts of those planets, as the
debris that remains close eventually falls back together upon their
united being. The new planet, both and yet neither of what was
before, continues its journey through the endless cosmos.
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