Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am not religious, nor do I care about sports yet I'm in far
better shape than the people who tend to care very much. I am an
amateur competitive powerlifter and weightlifter and I hand out
bonus points generously to those who know the difference. I'm stuck
in the South a lot of the time for the foreseeable future and I
know I'm in for a rough time dating. But here goes...
We'll get along best if your IQ is certifiably above the norm, you
are atheist or agnostic, and if you couldn't care one whit less
about sports but like to train your body for the sake of being more
awesome. Bonus points if you like sitting in airports, waiting to
board a plane for your next adventure.
I've traveled around the country a bit. Lived for at least a few
weeks or months in different places throughout the US, Mexico, and
South America. 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
Most of my time outside New York was in either Baltimore, Orlando,
or Minneapolis though I seem to remember being in DC, and Acapulco
for long stretches.
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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Installation tech work on contract, occasionally still writing for
money. Often trying to get stronger in the squat, bench, etc, and
competing in powerlifting as often as my aging body will let me.
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
Help your potential matches find common interests.
"Firefly" and "The Walking Dead" are my favorite TV shows. I don't
own a TV or watch TV much. Authors: Richard Dawkins, Milan Kundera,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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. Anarchism and a
voluntary society, squatting, benching, chin ups, sprinting,
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
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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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