Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love stories; here's one to introduce you to who I am:
I was riding a rickety, green bus in Viña del Mar, Chile a few
years ago, heading back home after a failed attempt to meet friends
for sand-surfing. It was Sunday and getting dark, and most
everything in Viña was closing up. Turns out that included the bus
-- it shot right by my usual stop in downtown and kept going
towards the bus depot in Valparaíso... about 15 miles south of
Viña. In a panic I pleaded with the driver to stop, but he refused.
I insisted. So he opened the door... while the bus was going about
As the bus turned a corner I jumped, tucked and rolling into the
middle of a busy intersection. Cars honked at me, but I dusted
myself off, ran to the sidewalk, and laughed like someone who just
told death to piss off and lived to tell it.
While it's up to you to draw conclusions from this tale, here's
what I was hoping would stick out: In the face of danger I'm scared
but bold; in the face of resistance I'm respectful but resolute;
and in the face of unusual circumstances I adapt before I demand
others adopt my ways.
Still reading? Spiffy. Read on, sir.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a UX Designer, and formerly an academic in politics (though old
habits die hard - I still read things like "Dreamscapes of
Modernity"). Why the career change? I got tired of only researching
problems, never problem-solving. Like right now I'm working on a
mobile app to resolve the pain that comes from microaggressions --
how cool is that!
I've got a broad and deep range of non-work activities and goals,
so for now I'll just list the three that take up most of my time:
putting on more muscle weight via lifting, designing three music
anthology albums, and critiquing city-simulator games.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking bacon beignets and kicking above my head (why yes I am that
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
1. My eyes of unknowable color.
2. My collected-but-goofy demeanor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Book: You Deserve A Drink (Mamrie Hart)
Show: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Music: Janelle Monáe, Ayako Tanaguchi
Video Game: Rimworld
Food: crystalized pineapple covered in dark chocolate
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• The sound of a rain-storm
• The feeling of a thick book in my hands
• Extra Credits on Youtube
• Martial Arts
• Actively trying to live (as opposed to idly coasting along)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the little stories we tell ourselves, and what that reveals about
our backgrounds and perceptions of reality.
And why Chex Mix is so tasty.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...ideally cooking a big meal with friends and hanging out (or
running out and about, being adventurous). But I like to do other
things too, like dancing and video-gaming. It depends on my mood
and who I'm with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bottom/vers. Hey, it's useful information!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...being a bad-ass and goof-ball simultaneously sounds awesome. Go
ahead and drop me a line. I can't promise I'll bite, but what's
life without a bit of risk?
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