Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have to write a really good first sentence here or else I'm not
getting anyone's attention, right?
Okay, that works - no spell check red squiggly lines, nothing
I've never found a pair of sunglasses that looks right on me. I
enjoy hiking and camping and jogging, but I also enjoy the opposite
of all those things. My karaoke standard is George Micheal's
"Faith." I am right handed and rarely untie my shoes. I wish I had
a dog, but I am not allowed to have one in my apartment, so I got a
baby hedgehog. She is adorable, but can be very grumpy around new
I own a bathrobe but wearing it never seems to make sense. It just
sits there, hanging on the back of my door, and I start to feel bad
about it like when I was young and felt guilty about the toys I
didn't play with as much. I may be spending too much of this essay
dwelling on a robe I don't use.
It is strange to me that it takes an hour to make a baked potato.
At one point, I wore a bear suit, professionally. I floss daily.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I traveled around the country for several years, as well as making
pit stops in places like DC, New York, Montana, and a suburb of
Seattle. I was teaching theater to children, and singing, and
dancing, though none of these are things I would consider myself
particularly skilled at anymore.
I moved back to Oregon because I love it here, then spent 6 years
wearing a suit and tie and making pretty good money until my soul
ran out of whatever fuel souls run. So I found a new gig at a
save-the-Earth non-profit and am generally feeling much better
about "what I am doing with my life."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Run on sentences. Clearly, this is a very bad example. Also,
sentence fragments. Excessive, commas.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My complete inability to color coordinate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite book is "In the Lake of the Woods" by Tim O'Brien, but
I enjoy David Sedaris immensely and even met him once. I was
getting a book signed after a reading and he asked me if I smoked.
I told him I didn't anymore and he signed my book, "No one likes a
Now, when a New York Times best selling author invites you outside
to have a cigarette, I am honestly not a person to say no. So while
fifty to sixty people waited in line to have their books signed,
Mr. Sedaris and I went outside to smoke. The people inside looked
so sad as they watched me through a window hanging out with David
Sedaris. It was awesome.
I love sushi and Pixar movies.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The mountains, the beach, a hoodie, warm socks and good shoes....
and pants, I guess? I am honestly ambivalent about pants -- I've
never worn quality pants and felt, like, "Oh yeah, this is what
pants are all about," but I feel like I was painting a picture
where I wasn't wearing any pants, and that's not where I was going.
I appreciate the importance of pants, I just don't get, like, all
excited about good pants.
Oh! Swimming trunks! Let's say swimming trunks. Ya never regret
bringing swimming trunks.
Shorter this section: I enjoy places and wear clothes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... the next time I get to go out on my next adventure. Adventure
could mean spending a week on the trail or having drinks on the
beach and all things in between.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
wishing one of my friends owned a bouncy castle...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've grown up in Oregon, hiked all over the place, never been to
Crater Lake. I guess that's not really private, just another random
You should message me if
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you like pineapple. Or own a bouncy castle.
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