Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I hate clichés and platitudes, but love aphorisms and maxims.
Proverbs are also nice unless overused, and then they’re clichés,
which I obviously hate. Witticisms are also pretty groovy, and I
can always go for a nice mantra or koan. I’ve been known to enjoy
the occasional adage. I really love satire, particularly
I appreciate the obscene, but enjoy the commonplace. When the
obscene becomes commonplace, it’s high time to split town, so I
usually exit stage left. I always forgive my enemies, but never
forget their names. Opposites usually attract, so it’s usually only
a matter of time before I see the writing on the wall after I've
fallen head over heels. I try to remember that it’s better to have
loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I generally prefer
the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Above all, when dealing with the insane, it’s best to pretend to be
If the above gibberish made your head explode, it’s ok, because
you’re probably in good company. I even confuse myself at times. I
think it’s a mark of good character.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I often ask myself this in the form of a question.
For awhile my answer to this was the boring truth, but then I
realized it's silly to tell people what they don't care to hear. If
you REALLY want to know what I’m doing with my life, the obvious
answer would be “living it”, but I know that wouldn't suffice. I
also know the morbid description of the day-to-day events wouldn't
answer this question either.
Maybe the answer to this question, for many of us, is hidden in the
question itself? Socrates said “the unexamined life isn't worth
living”, and that’s an aphorism I've taken to heart.
When you put all this together, I would venture to say I’m living
my life while examining every moment, and watching how its
trajectory takes me to new and exciting places and
Like everyone, I’m a work in progress, and I don’t intend on
finishing the job.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making a ton of mistakes.
Picking up the pieces after making mistakes.
Recognizing when others are making mistakes, but not recognizing
when I'm making the same ones.
Punching bags of beans on the wall.
Hitting little balls into holes with leather-tipped sticks.
Making people ask questions.
Asking people the same kinds of questions.
Placing ellipses at the end of complete thoughts...
Seeing patterns and changing them. Are people really the best judge
of their own strengths? I could tell you what I'm good at, but the
answer I give would probably reflect what I enjoy instead.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I suppose I could take a scientific survey of a sizable sampling of
people I've met, and then I could give you an answer worthy of this
In the interim, I only suggest most people would speculate that
others notice their most favorable qualities, even if those
qualities only exist in their own imagination.
Looking at my photos, I would like to believe you're observant
enough to make your own decision about what you notice. My pictures
are more descriptive than anything I could say here, and whatever
YOU notice is probably what everyone ELSE notices.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I enjoy all of the above, and asking me to play favorites seems
wrong. If it's delicious, nutritious, substantive, experiential,
and intelligent, I'm probably going to like it, no matter what the
format. Since life is seemingly so short, I prefer bite sizes in
most things (not necessarily in people).
I love experience. I love sharing it. I love having it shared with
If you're looking for some kind of list, I gave them up last week.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I had a list here, but like I said, I gave them up. I refuse to
encapsulate necessities into small lists, except for two:
1. The BIG list.
2. The SHORT list.
The BIG list is an ongoing work of non-fiction I'm putting together
consisting of personal rules to guide my everyday experience
towards a happier and healthier me. Currently in the mid teens,
this list is essential to prevent spontaneous human
The SHORT list is the few people I would call, and in which order,
had I only minutes to live.
Come to think of it, I think there's six people on that short list.
I guess that would be my final answer.
Oh, and of course this:
Yeah... that. If that doesn't move you, I'm not sure you have a
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How stupid smart people can be.
How smart stupid people can be.
How hard it is sometimes to tell the difference.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Typical? How quaint.
I'm usually trying to be atypical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
There's something rather satisfying about getting a splinter stuck
in my finger. I sometimes wait a while before pulling it out.
You should message me if
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You like talking to strange men with a glimmer of intelligence in
You want to tell me why any woman would ever subject themselves to
You enjoy a good game of pool over drinks.
You have a geek streak, a pleasant smile, confidence, and aren't
afraid to take a chance.
You like talking about world events and actually give a shit.
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