Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ok. I like summer food, the smell of sunscreen, and fixing up old
bicycles. I like long drives, 4 AM meteor showers and the changing
of the seasons. I don't like licorice, tangled wires, pens on bare
desks, or shorts. I love reading, tea, and spaghetti, but not
chocolate milk. I write fiction, I hike, I like to sing. Favorite
animal: horseshoe crab, alternatively a mountain goat. At various
times my dream jobs have been: Bike Shop Owner, News Radio Host,
Backup Singer, Astronomer, Train Engineer.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work indoors for a company primarily concerned with the outdoors.
I also do a lot of writing, sometimes for an oft-neglected blog
about movies but usually for the science fiction novel I hope to
get out into the world someday.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
That thing you half-heartedly mentioned a fleeting, casual interest
in three months ago? You're getting it for Christmas.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I drive with award-winning lethargy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The Decemberists, Emmy the Great, Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Ingrid Michaelson, If Bears Were Bees, Lucius,
St. Vincent, Imogen Heap, Beulah, Hurray for the Riff-Raff, Kimbra,
The Receiving End of Sirens, The Saw Doctors
Both highbrow and lowbrow. The Life Aquatic and Fast Five are
equals as far as I'm concerned, so pegging a genre is a lost
Firefly, Mad Men, MASH, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Top Gear, Parks
and Recreation, Sherlock, The IT Crowd
Don't expect to get your book back. I know you loaned it to me, but
what I heard was, "Here, have this." (It works the other way, too.
A book I've loaned is a book I've given away.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- a book
- chicken, broccoli, ziti
- the ocean
- public radio
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I do a lot of daydreaming and working things out in my head. When I
step into a room I like to describe it to myself; the mood, the
feeling, the lighting, etc.
I like being plugged in to current events and politics. I look
forward to election time. The horse race, the strategizing, the
news cycle; it's a holdover from school and I like the big circus
of it all.
And spaace! Ever since I was a kid I've loved science and nature.
While the Discovery Channel's indeed committed a slow suicide over
the course of our lifetimes, Curiosity's found water on Mars,
electric cars are the future, we've got more computing power in our
hands than they had for Apollo. There's a lot to be excited about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
During the summer, out for a bike ride 'til the sun goes down. As
the days get shorter, the bar with friends. Then when it's frigid
and dark at 4:00 PM, a book and tea time for tea.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I love going to the movies by myself. It's a nice way to unwind at
the end of the week and it gives me something to write about
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You got jokes. You like bicycles. You've got campfire-starting
skills. You have opinions about cheesecake and/or urban density.
You're a public transportation aficionado. You're not the least bit
deterred by long drives. You play the mandolin. You insist on
wearing sandals to swank restaurants. You're fluent in your native
language. You've seen the Aurora Borealis more than once. You drive
stick. Your favorite color is glitter. You live equidistant from
Chipotle and the bank. You're name is a month of the year. You like
the color green.
Who are you looking for?
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