Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a 26 year old dude wandering aimlessly and blissfully through
At this juncture, I am most interested in making my life as
interesting as possible. To that end, I'm always down for just
about anything. "Wanna drive to Long Island for no reason?" says a
friend. "Fuck yeah I do," I respond. "Hey I know its three in the
morning but you wanna go running through the park?" another friend
asks. "Why the hell not," I say. "Hey, wanna come get your ass
kicked in Jeopardy by Watson, that IBM supercomputer?" someone else
queries. "Abso-(infixed expletive deleted)-lutely." Now here's the
kicker, I can't help but notice it was all more fun with someone
else along for the ride. What you hopefully take away from this is
that I make an above-average effort to have interesting stories in
my life whether through the mundane, random, and hopefully more of
the extraordinary (this one's kinda tough I find) and I'd love it
if you're someone who'd think it'd be appealing to be my primary
partner-in-crime in this endeavor.
I DO NOT like to just accept my world as is without analyzing why
it is such. I enjoy any conversation which broadens my
understanding. (If you think I'm full of shit and everybody likes
to think they're perceptive, see the "things I think about"
section.) I could win prizes at over-analyzing stuff.
I'm told that I have extremely good prospects as I'm allegedly
verifiably intelligent. As the years wear on I become more and more
mystified by this assessment. I have degrees in Neuroscience and
History from Pitt which I still keep in the Fedex envelope they
were sent to me in if it interests you.
I self-identify as a nerd, and on a scale where 1 is "briefly into
Dragonball Z in sixth grade" and 10 is "Live action roleplaying
guru," I'd say I rank around a 7-8. To give you an idea; I play a
lot of videogames, know way too god damn much about Star Wars, have
played D&D and similar games multiple times, regularly leave
the state to play laser tag, and have played on collegiate-level
competitive trivia teams. I have NEVER dressed up in costume for
anything, paid more than $10 for anything that could be considered
a collectible, and I don't speak nor attempt to speak Japanese. So
yeah, that's what I mean by 7-8.
Hopefully this paints a decent enough picture
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Half-heartedly job searching. Quarter-heartedly considering whether
I think post-graduate education is worth the money. Wholeheartedly
enjoying my time on this earth.
I'm independently wealthy for someone my age so I slum it at a
cheeseball job and sprinkle in some volunteer work now and
This summer was a lot of mini trips that involved more Arcade Fire
concerts than someone might strictly call "normal."
This winter is the one where I become a boss at winter sports and
learn to play guitar.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
....getting good at things to the point where I can only improve by
actually putting in effort, then quitting.
Memorizing useless information. Semi-good at competing with other
people about how much useless trivia.
Laser tag. Competitively. (Don't judge me, WTH are you national
Travelling. (People seem to get very agitated and stressed when
travelling. I always know where I'm going and never show up to an
airport three god damn hours early.)
Fixing things: Cars, computers, my cantankerous PS3.
Doing things as cheaply as possible.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have no clue. My friendships tend to develop slowly and I feel
like people often have a more fully-formed, gestalt conception of
me before they're close enough to me that they'd feel comfortable
telling me. And by that point they've forgotten. I understand that
this was not a useful answer.
I do my best to buck this trend on this site.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
*I could go all day if I don't take the word "favorite" seriously
enough, so pardon the sparseness of it all.
Books: House of Leaves, Snow Crash, Ender's Game.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Children of Men, Pulp Fiction, The Good
the Bad and the Ugly.
TV: Futurama, Home Movies, Simpsons (through like season 15-16),
Starget SG-1 (up until the albino space wizards showed up),
*If you think it's weird that these are mostly animated I will
pre-emptively respond by saying animated shows are the only ones I
"re-watch/put on for fun," hence their inclusion. I've watched
plenty of serious live shows but I never feel a compulsion to go
back to them...make of that what you will.
Music: Beck, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, AIR, Why?, Fleet Foxes, Of
Montreal, Pinback, The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, Gorillaz,
and pretty much all classic rock except for Genesis, Bruce
Springsteen, arena rock and some early metal. (Since you're
probably from Pittsburgh, basically anything that isn't country or
played on 96.1) Also, I've noticed a strong correlation between
liking songs and the amount of instruments they use uncommon to
your typical modern band. IE, sitars, harps, horns, violins, etc. .
Perhaps concomitantly I also seem to like most music that could be
described as genre-mashing.
Food: Anything with a good price to hunger-fulfillment ratio. More
important than food for me is just going somewhere/ trying
something new. So if you're a foodie or can't find someone to go to
that weird Indonesian-Tex Mex fusion place in that out of the way
neighborhood that may or may not be a meth-dealing hub, look no
further. I am down.
*Hardly a comprehensive list but it DOES get the idea across.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
*Using stuff immediately after it comes out of the drier
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Um...rather than answering this in a general way, here are some
things I've had discussions about in the last several days at time
of writing. I wouldn't say any of it is particularly scintillating,
but I feel it's representative of the way my mind works and the
level to which I care to examine even mundane and inconsequential
things in life.
*How much of the sum total of all human capital throughout history
has been shunted to useless, or worse, negative things? What if
every dollar that has ever been spent on jewelry, expensive wine,
luxury cars, antique furniture, etc. had been spent on advancing
the general well-being of humanity and collective knowledge. What
would the world look like?
* Why in the Matrix Trilogy is it never explicitly shown that the
Matrix depicts an analogue of the world we know? For instance, all
street names, identifying geographical features, etc, are generic
and give no indication of a sense of place within the Matrix.
Accepting the idea that the world is meant to feel alien and
artificially constructed to the viewer, (no, it's not lost on me
that it's tinted green) going too far with this theme severely
undercuts whatever philosophical questions the movie brings up
about the nature of reality, something many consider its strong
suit. I don't buy that its told from the perspective of the "freed"
minds. There's no other film devices used to insinuate that their
perception of reality is any different from ours aside from one
very oblique and nebulous line of dialogue.
* Why do people like the book form of a story better than the
movie? First, people conflate the sense of accomplishment they get
from having completed a book (a significant time and effort
investment) with the book actually having been "good." No such
feeling exists with a movie which is only typically two hours of
time and no effort to speak of beyond staying awake. Second, the
world they create in their mind's eye while reading the book is
almost invariably different from the one depicted in the movie, and
consequently, disappointing. Special caveat, people also like the
book better than the movie even when they read the book after the
movie because if they bothered to read the book after seeing the
movie, they probably liked that god damn movie a lot. The book
fleshes out that story which they are already interested in even
* (In response to finding out that the electoral college
representative of Washington DC abstained from submitting their
vote in the 2004 election) Why does no one remember the popular
media finding it odd on election night that the District of
Columbia only submitted 2 instead of 3 electoral votes? After all,
DC is one of the first "states" to finish polling and the odd
result would still have been relevant at that point in the night.
Even if it hadn't, you'd still think it would make for commercially
viable media coverage (however brief) of the electoral college.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
430-930: Delivering pizzas, in basement of pizza shop
930-1,2,3?: Gathering a posse. Laser Tag, pool, abusing the concept
of free refills at Denny's with said posse, playing videogames when
posse summoning fails.
1,2,3?: Reading cracked, reddit, wikidrifintg, waitbutwhy.com,
minute physics on youtube, whatever.
300-400: Reading a book or watching my nightly episode of Adventure
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like Hall and Oates and The Beegees. That's right.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
For any reason, but especially if you're serious about meeting
someone on here and not just messaging for fun or kicks. I promise
I will respond to you even if you're not, (I'm happy to humor you)
but I have to say I can't really have a very long non-substantive
conversation with someone before I start getting bored.
Also if you want a buddy to learn to play guitar or ski with. You
should message me regardless of above.
As a side note, I find it statistically hilarious that this section
even appears on males' profiles.
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