Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Does anyone else dread filling these in? For whatever reason I've
never been fond of distilling and encapsulating the essence of who
I am in a few hundred words, it feels as if the quirks, and
wrinkles and seemingly trivial aspects get lost despite being the
very things which make people interesting and worth getting to
know. With that in mind, i’ll just go ahead and skip right on past
coherence and get right to the random and bizarre...hooray
My brain can generously be described as a bear trap with the bloody
stump of pop cultures leg stuck in it...yeah, no one wants to play
trivial pursuit with me anymore....but that’s what Old Toad trivia
nights are for!
I wish I had never sold my old NES at a garage sale
My dream retirement involves being an adjunct professor and owning
a little pub where the taps and conversation are ever changing and
always high quality.
Nothing adds emphasis better than an umlaut.
I wonder if I can simultaneously feel like a luddite at heart while
not being able to imagine life without the internet?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After a few false starts it seemed as if everything was starting to
fall into place and I graduated from the U of R with a degree in
Biomedical Engineering....then the recession hit. So it was time to
improvise! When my attempt at professional dart sharking failed to
pay the bills, (how could that not work!) i ended up falling in
with small local engineering firm and have been bouncing between
loving and loathing it ever since.
As for what i actually do, well in the crassest possible terms, I’m
one of the jackasses designing industrial automation systems that
help make blue collar jobs redundant. It’s actually a great mix of
mechanical and electrical engineering, interface design, algorithm
design, and writing code in several bizarre proprietary languages.
Basically, it’s never boring, always different, and keeps me on my
toes which is a fantastic thing (for both brain and calves!).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I’d say the absurd amount of argyle socks i own, but i try not make
a habit of introducing myself to people by way of my sock drawer,
so probably doesn’t quite hack it as a first impression.
The mirror like finish on the dome could certainly qualify, but
you’ll likely be too blinded to notice.
That despite my best efforts to de-furr everything I own, the
critter always manages to leave some hair on me somewhere....even
if he hasn’t even been in the same room as the clothes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Without question, Vonnegut has been and will always be my favorite
writer. He introduces me to pleasure reading when i was young, and
years later when i began to read in earnest again, it was his works
that reminded me how amazing a well crafted story can be....that
deeply profound ideas can come in deceptively simple
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of China Mieville and Iain
Banks...gogo world building. Game of Thrones is probably the next
big project though, since i’ve realized that waiting 42 weeks for a
new season is just too long a wait for my impatient ass. I love
raiding my parents attic for postwar literary goodies complete with
faded covers and dried out, brittle yellow pages. I really love the
tactile feel of reading a book, and despite the convenience, an
e-reader just can’t reproduce that feeling.
I love way too many movies, I am equally comfortable talking about
why Citizen Kane really is the greatest or quoting 'Meet the
Feables' and relishing in the non-stop gore of Evil Dead, Dead
Alive, and the rest of the splatter comedy oeuvre. Without a doubt
the Original Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Pi, Requiem for a Dream.
Anything Guillermo Del Toro gets his hands on, Kubrick, Children of
Men, Suspiria, Oldboy. Anything and everything good, whether it be
high or low brow.
I have a huge soft spot for some of those cheesy as hell one offs
that BER occasionally plays: Hemingway, Docterin' the Tardis, the
evil dead song, Drinkin in LA, Teenage Dirtbag, and on.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A great beer on a hot summer day. New information, something to
make me think, to give me new tangents and ideas to explore. Good
Reading material,even better when paired with the first item! Beef,
Bacon and Carbs. I don't want to be the only person here who
doesn't need them so friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How can a semi-colon be a hermaphroditic transvestite? Wouldn't
either genders dress be technically appropriate....why the hell am
I even thinking about a grammatical constructs gender identity in
the first place...damn you Vonnegut!
How disturbing are the responses going to be if I put an add on
Craigslist for someone to fill the all important role of ‘friend
with a boat on lake Ontario’ screw it, it’s hot, and if anything
bad happens I’ll just swim to Marges.
Whoever named offal offal had to be the original culinary troll
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The old wives tale about hair growing back thicker when you shave
it, I may have been hoping it was true when i started shaving my
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