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Part-time Tyler Durden who thinks being extremely comfortable can
be an equally good and bad thing.
Loyal to a fault: I'm probably tagged on my friends' phones as the
person to call when they need to hide a body and/or in case of
eventual Soviet invasion (I apologize for this joke having gotten
less funny lately).
"Bleiben will ich, wo ich nie gewesen bin."
What I’m doing with my life
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Exploring and surprising myself with where I have wandered
culturally, physically, and in professionally. Literally have saved
a life or two but I still blush when my secretary says "My Hero!"
(she takes a certain pleasure out of torturing me like that which
is probably why we get along so swimmingly).
Triathlons, Thai Food, and Tough Mudder
Practicing being really bad at calligraphy
... but simultaneously being grown-up kid who will build a tower of
Legos, smash it down, and build it all over again... all with equal
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Adapting to the cards I am dealt. If my fate is to be lost in
China, riding camel-back into the Sahara without water, or getting
caught in the middle of a thunderstorm in rural Romania with no
tent (during a full moon to boot) I just roll with the
punches...shivering, but rolling nonetheless.
Drinking home-distilled St. Petersburg-style vodka and
taste-testing for my friend's brewery... it's a hard life
Almost never letting my canoe tip over... almost never
The first things people usually notice about me
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Bright blue eyes and white teeth for those with superficial tastes
is what gets said the most. Otherwise I'm usually the first to jump
in when there is something to physically occupy myself with
(anything from cattle herding to waiting tables).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Definitely Eckhart Tolle, Robert Jordan, Douglas Adams, Thoreau and
my former sorta-neighbor Chuck Palahniuk.
'Freakonomics' and 'The World in Six Songs'...basically anything
that expands my worldview.
'Don Quixote', 'Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?', and 'The Forest
People' make my feet itchy.
I have geeked out on fantasy lit at times but lately have been on a
I think it is fair to include good comics in this list of print
media so I'll start with a mandatory Calvin and Hobbes as well as
XKCD, SMBC, and Perry Bible Fellowship to represent the
I love Tarantino flicks, Kubrick classics, and am developing my
Kurosawa palate. Nolan, Ritchie, and other mind-stretchers are all
amazing people. Wes Anderson is interesting as well, and while
Rushmore is among my favorites the gold and silver of his work has
to go to the much-maligned Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Why
these are my favorites makes for a great, if longer, conversation
Pixar puts out solid films that ensure I will never grow up too
much...also Studio Ghibli.
City of God has me in awe. Sure, there are plenty of similar movies
about struggle; this one just resonates the deepest.
Major bonus points to anyone who has ever seen World Safari (the
ones with Alby and John)!!
I eat anything a fevered culinary mind can cook up. MY fevered
culinary mind wants to cook more Thai and seafood, and my
coworker's homemade Indian (Malayali) is to die for, but I still
need to build up my tolerance to spice :-P
Lately also been making more flatbreads, especially Naan, and
coming up with new hummus recipes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
--Friends who you can not speak to for months, but act like you've
-Family who accept me even when I am not yet the person I see
-One biannual river canoeing trip with my best friend to restore my
-Running, working, or just moving to let my body buzz with
-A horseback ride across Mongolia
-Having access to a dog even when I can't realistically have one
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
States of mind and perspectives I've experienced and how to revisit
them... how to discover brand new ones
Aligning human nature more closely with cultural practice
Dancing and how ridiculous I look doing it
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Training for Tough-Mudder
Crushing contenders at bubble soccer
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a sucker for getting pampered at a spa, although I take some
sort of sick pleasure in the miserable mishaps I've had in life as
well. WanderMasochist is the closest description I have yet to
I've also written some, ahem, "well-received" erotica.
You should message me if
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Just because... but especially if you:
-Overuse parentheses or ellipses... (like I do)
-You have a go-bag and are equally ready for urban exploration or
-I have something to teach you, or you have something to teach me
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