Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to write and re-write this often...
I come from Chicagoland -- basically lived inside the movie
"American Beauty" save for the fact that my upbringing was not that
of an unhappy upper middle class variety. I have lived a quietly
extraordinary life in Portland for the last 13 years. I've seen
tremendous changes in Portland -- some things I don't like are
rapid gentrification, for example. But I like access to clean foods
(and my small tribe of defiant food-smiths!) and the moderate
weather. I do not miss Chicagoland winters and summers to say the
The internet is this wonderful tool. A bunch of monkeys -- female
and male and in between don't use it correctly. It's not Amazon or
Just a neat way for folks to meet one on one and get analog at
End of diatribe.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for a "beyond-gluten-free" food distributor. The food world
is the perfect example of industries involving insane monkeys
running around and trying hands at business. I work with corporate
grocery stores (not so much fun), co-ops, small independent health
food stores, and eateries -- catering to this "ancestral health"
I wield swords of cultured sauerkraut, sprouted nuts, coconut oil,
and grass-fed ghee to thwart the evildoers who wish to take the
food supply and make us all slaves to modern medicine. You can beat
disease with food.
I have a customer who reversed her Stage IV leukemia this way. This
is why I do what I do.
I don't love it -- the instability of being a small company,
currently working in a crowded submarine, but damnit I want to
I love some less intense things like hiking, cycling, and I love
the bass guitar -- it's my "other" fluent language. But this stuff
doesn't matter much.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
eyes and my kind face.
Most people find me to be a conundrum
(especially when I speak metaphorically) at first, but recognize my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Non-fiction. Radial engine airplanes are fun reading
Movies: 1987 was the greatest year ever for movies.
Shows: Antenna TV -- bummed they don't air "It Takes A Thief"
Music: Discuss. I have a strong music sense of humor.
Food: I hate wasting it when it's actual food. Also discuss.
Most of this stuff doesn't matter --
I'm not out for a female clone with my artistic
taste/sensibility...can't we share different stuff?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Living in America requires more than 6 things you can't do
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How independence (the black hole beyond self sufficiency) and
workahol are potent drugs. How career success translates to
personal entitlement in many people's eyes. And how to find people
who aren't hung up on themselves so much so you can actually
connect with them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes I have a gig on Fridays. Most of the time I wind down
from the work week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think the romantic "magic bullet" is that each person makes the
relationship about the other (classic yin-yang relationship) and
most of us single folks in urban areas can't do it. Not enough
time. In love with someone/something else in life (self,
socio-economic strata, lifestyle, career/job, stuff).
It took flying more than 2000 miles to figure it out, but you know,
You should message me if
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Nobody "should" do anything. A thoughtful, well-written message
always deserves a reply in kind.
But I think most of us (and I know having been this way!) are
self-centered-and-at-times-assholes about it with stupid laundry
lists of dealbreakers, specifications which "must" be met, and
basically being out to avoid compromise at all costs.
And well-meaning individuals who do want relationships aren't good
It only seems to work this way:
You are looking for someone to go out of your way for, who will go
out of their way for you.
That is a genuine connection.
Who are you looking for?
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