Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hmmmmmm.... what to say? How do I summarize myself? What is the
essence of me? Well, here is a selection of thoughts that may give
you some insight into who I am and what I'm about...
I have a sneaker addiction. I can rationalize almost anything (and
am willing to do so for others on demand). I balance my rugged good
looks and boyish charm like a champ. I don't think you really know
a place until you get lost there. I enjoy lifting weights and
reading comic books (but not at the same time, that would be
ridiculous). Sometimes I talk too much and sometimes I don't say
enough. I think museums are cool. I believe big things are made up
of small things. I know a guy that owns miniature horses and
secretly want to steal one and ride it into town while wearing a
tiny cowboy hat (me, not the horse). I think music is one of the
best things in life. I've got a few tattoos. I think it is
important to take care of the people that are important to you.
Most of my closest friends are people I've worked with or met
through bars I've worked at. I think that people grow like trees,
adding on layers with the passage of years, but who they were at
each stage is always inside them. I have a sweet left-handed hook
shot. I've never seen the movie 'Titanic' and don't ever want to. I
enjoy folding laundry. I think Disco got a raw deal. I believe in
life elsewhere in the universe but don't expect it to come
visiting. I'm pretty chill and easy to get along with. Given my
choice, I'd rather be a smart-ass than a dumb-ass.
I hope you've found this helpful. I know I feel like I know myself
much better after writing it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a graduate of the Interactive Multimedia Development program @
Algonquin College. You might say "Well, that sounds very
interesting, Ian, but I have no idea what that is." And that would
be cool, because when I first read about the program I didn't
really know either. I came to find out that it involved learning a
lot of computer skills while also having the opportunity to develop
my creative side. (This has become important to me after having a
litany of jobs that could probably have been performed by a trained
monkey.) I work primarily with Adobe's creative suite, which
includes programs such as Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and After
Effects. It is important to me that I learn as much as possible and
translate that into a solid skillset. They say that in order to
master something you need to put in 10,000 hours doing it. I'm
still working on that.
Currently I am employed as the coolest client service associate on
the planet and doing a bit of freelance multimedia work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Coming up with really long-winded responses.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I honestly don't have a clue. No one has ever told me but I'll be
sure to ask around and get back to you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books -- I enjoy reading and am in the process of developing what I
think is a fairly respectable library. I read more non-fiction than
fiction but I like both. I like all the 'ologies' (psych, soci, bi,
ge, ec, etc.), and have read a number of books on evolution and
natural history. A lot of those interests started when I was in
university. My course of studies would optimistically be referred
to as diverse. It could also be realistically referred to as
totally unfocused. What can I say? I'm curious about and interested
in a lot of things! On deck right now I have a book by Hunter
Thompson, a novel called 'Cabbagetown' that I read in highschool
and recently picked up @ a used bookstore, and a book on the
discovery of the homo florensis fossils in Madagascar a couple of
Music -- I've got diverse tastes here too. I like a lot of types of
dance music; house, trance, tribal, etc. (I have a dj mixing
program on my computer and often force mixes on my friends.) I also
like soul, funk, pop, classic rock, hip hop, rap, retro, disco and
more. I've recently gotten into collecting vinyl and could be
developing a serious addiction. I like exploring music and love to
look back and see how listening to one thing lead to another. I
won't do country though. Please don't ask me to. I get hives.
Movies -- I like sci-fi, action, horror (especially zombies),
thrillers, comedies, documentaries. Not so much a chick flick guy,
but still sensitive enough to have cried during Armageddon when
Bruce Willis blew up. I also have a taste for movies that most
people think (and probably rightly so) are bad or at the very least
really odd. The most recent movie I've watched was 'Cabin in the
Woods' which was a pretty cool flick. Definitely a creative take on
the whole 'teens go to a cabin and all hell breaks loose theme.' It
is a Joss Whedon film and I generally enjoy his stuff. Besides, how
can you not like a film where a unicorn kills someone? That's just
Food -- I love pizza. Let me say that again... I love pizza. I'm
also a big meat and potato guy. I am allergic to nuts (all nuts
except coconuts, but I think they are gross) so that makes eating
more challenging but such is life. I used to be allergic to eggs
but as of a couple of years ago have been able to eat them. This
was very exciting for me. I'm terrible at cooking them though I
always break the yolks and/or burn them. I'm really not a picky
eater though. If it won't kill me, I'll probably eat it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why the universe is the way that it is & how all the pieces fit
together. What the difference is between Coke Zero and Diet Coke.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I had a dream last week where I was killing tiny snakes with a
brown dress shoe. I don't know why. It made sense at the time.
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