Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Note: My hair is now long again. Also I am beginning to get white
hairs in my beard. Currently they are invisible, mostly.
One of these days I'll manage to take a new picture where I don't
look annoyed, but I haven't managed that yet. I have a rare talent
for looking annoyed in photographs for no particular reason.
Should you find my dashing good looks and glittering intellect
attractive or interesting, and thus desire to message me, I will
Note however that I am murderously busy at the moment, due to
teaching, moving, and doctorating generally. If I have rated you
without sending you a message or anything, that's probably why.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Very slowly meeting new people in Seattle. It always takes me a
long time to meet people in a new place, for a variety of reasons.
I don't like intruding on other people, so I probably pass up a lot
of opportunities to meet folks, I'm very picky about the quality of
person I hang out with, and I can be kind of a hermit.
I am also currently working on my PhD, which can sort of consume my
life on a moment's notice. I'm focused on urban ecosystems and how
to make them more sustainable (though maybe not through the ways
people normally think of).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
solving problems. At least, i think i am. It's something I enjoy,
Also, looking irritated in photographs. Truth. You've no idea how
long it took me to take one where I don't look irritable. It's not
necessarily indicative of my personality, I just have the male
version of Resting Bitchface, I guess.
Being "More Compassionate" but "Less Kind", according to OKC.
Figger that one.
Getting irritated at the stupid, binary questions on OKC. I
understand that they make matching people easier, algorithmically
speaking, but life is almost never binary, and I hate having to
smoosh subtle things into simple answers (especially since you and
I might not do a smoosh the same way).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For those of us without exceptionally stand-outish features, do we
ever really know what people notice?
I'm tallish. I suppose people might notice I'm looking at them.
Because I'm one of those types that looks at all the people around
me, rather than pretending they don't exist. This might be from
growing up in the Midwest, or it might be because I'm nosy.
Eventually it'll be my hair, as I am growing it out once again.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am shit at favorites.
However, I do love a lot of things.
I love Tolkien, and Ursula LeGuin.
I love Killing Joke and Joy Division and Einstürzende
I love wheat-based food but can't eat it anymore (such sad, very
I love PBS.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
cats, ladies, curry, books, trees, science, music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Rock and Roll. Who doesn't?
Also, science. Again, who doesn't think about science?
Even people who don't like science spend time thinking about
Space. Time. Situations in said. Life generally.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably in front of the computer, or a book, or possibly watching
PBS, or in my office until stupid hours. Like now. Though today has
a pretty high probability of not being a Friday, but I suspect you
follow my logic.
Unless, of course, someone wants to do a thing. In which case I
might be doing a thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I keep thinking of things to put in here, and then forgetting them.
This is perhaps more telling than anything I else I could put in
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You find I'm an interesting person?
If you have a pony, on a boat, and want to go out on the
I cannot say what might motivate you.
Because I don't know you, yet.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.