Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I live by the non-aggression axiom (q.v.). That informs all my
decisions and dealings with others.
My empathy switch is set very high and I am embarrassingly nice to
animals, especially puppies. I have rushed injured squirrels to the
vet and moved several turtles from busy highways. I will give at
least a few minutes of playtime to any dog that asks.
I've traveled around the country a bit. Lived for at least a few
weeks or months in different places throughout the US and Mexico.
But I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and spent a lot of my adult
life bouncing around to various parts of NYC and its suburbs.
Most of my time outside New York was in either Baltimore or
Orlando, though I seem to remember being in DC, Seattle and
Acapulco for long stretches.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Somehow ended up getting paid to write on the Internet.
I compete in powerlifing and plan to compete in weightlifting for
the first time this year. I'm in kind of a rush because I'm closing
in on 40 and want to hit certain numbers in competition before my
body refuses to allow improvement anymore.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I write stuff. I lift heavy objects. I find things out on the
Internet. I can read music and play piano, but am no musician. I'm
surprisingly adept at riding horses. I mean, I'm not terribly good
compared to people who regularly ride horses, but considering I
spent my life riding subways...
The first things people usually notice about me
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* The hair (when I go without cutting it for a few months).
* Significant amounts of distant West African heritage.
* I'm in really good shape.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"Firefly" and "The Walking Dead" are my favorite TV shows. "Atlas
Shrugged" is just about my favorite book, though honorable mention
goes to "The Blind Watchmaker".
I'm still stuck in my youth which was filled with Tori Amos and
Radiohead. The group Belly only put out two albums, but I still
love them both. I'm turning into an old, crotchety man who rarely
adds new favorites, but I do like O-Land a lot.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Division of Labor
Weightlifting (the actual sport) Facilities
High Speed Internet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The likely finality of death. How horrible and amazing it is to be
alive, especially on a sunny day in a nice part of a city, where
there are beautiful buildings and lots of trees.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home. Definitely home. I'm home a lot. I've always preferred
solitude and quiet and as I get older I prefer them a lot more. It
amazes me how the urge to go out to bars on Fridays and Saturdays
(and Wednesdays and Mondays) has dwindled to nothing over the past
couple of years.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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In any given situation I'm imaging how I would handle things if I
had spider powers.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want a friend. Seriously. Of course I enjoy the company of
smart people whom I happen to find attractive. But leaping into
romance via a site like this isn't particularly romantic. I like to
think of this site as a place to say "hi" to people to whom I
wouldn't otherwise say "hi". And I'm getting a little long in the
tooth to be chasing "hook ups" (as the kids say). So I'm honestly
just looking for discussion and activity partners.
You aren't hopelessly socialist, fascist, jingoistic or patriotic.
You have at least a smidgen of distrust in politics as a whole. You
secretly consider yourself readier than most for apocalypse via
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