I originally came to OK Cupid as the Spark was going away
following the quizzes. Quizzes are good times. But
then I found the questions. Questions are freaking
great times. Especially when other people are around so your whole
group can talk about them as you're doing them. Then they started
blog which is blow up the sun good.
4 is the best number.
There are lots of 4s in my life, which is excellent because it is
I dig politics. Like a lot. I fall under
umbrella. I'm generally socially liberal and fiscally conservative
although the more local the government is the less strict I am
about that. Federally I'm a minarchist. Political psychology
fascinates me which is confusing to people, often I am having a
conversation and asking questions because I really want to
understand how they arrived at their views and how they interrelate
them and they assume we're arguing and just want to know what I
think so they can argue against it. I'll happily actually argue
politics, but only for argument's sake. I don't try to convert
Most things are things I want to learn. I'm not being polite, I
am actually fascinated by what you do.
I'm emphatic. That should be pretty obvious though. I'm
captious. That's less so.
Long conversations that veer in and out of argument and across
subjects connecting them together with intelligent people are the
funnest/hottest thing ever.
I love watching people. Pre-9/11 my favorite place to be
besides diners was
at the airport gates watching people leaving and re-uniting. Then
the terrorists killed my hobby. Or the government did.
I'm basically an autodidact which leads to issues with
pronunciation for me sometimes. I'm a huge fan of unschooling especially school
unschooling like the Sudbury Model Schools. I
got there via one part horror at the current state of schools, two
parts bitterness begotten of my own educational experiences, and
four parts thinking it's just totally correct.
I seem to think things consist of 7 parts.
I have an odd sense of humor. Some things that I find hilarious
make no sense to people. British people think I am funnier than
American people do. There has to be some way to exploit this wrong
continent humor situation, but I don't know what it is yet.
I'm stricken with wanderlust. I need to leave the house at least once a day or I get antsy. I want to go everywhere. If I ever become fabulously wealthy I am going to hire scientists to spend all their time trying to make teleportation possible. Travel is currently inefficient, and I both want to spend lots of time traveling but not in transit and am kinda crazy into efficiency.
I'm really into the social sciences. All of them.
I'm a desperate optimist. It will get better because it HAS to. Honestly, even though I seem to fall on my face a lot, life makes me really really happy. You know that happy/giddy/dizzy feeling you have when you're in love? I get that at LEAST once a week just wandering around Saint Louis and at least once more reading. I am head over heels for life.