Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a swell guy, dogs and cats like me right away
but my favorite animal is the octopus. I live near the city in NJ
and have basically for my whole life. I make no claim to being a
native New Yorker, a New Yorker at heart etc. People I know from
other parts of the country have introduced me as "being from New
York," when I've visited. I guess this is because to someone from
rural PA or the Northwest I seem more like a New Yorker than
Political activism is an important part of my life. Although just
now I am minimally involved as I adjust to my new job. I won't try
and recruit you to it but you should at least respect it in
I am honest, intelligent, and learning
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Recently I read Hegel's Science of Logic, the year before
The Phenomenology of Spirit by G.W.F. Hegel
. These were books I
promised myself I would read before I die and I thought it was
time. This is to say; not for school, at lunch, on the bus/train on
the sofa, etc. Just now I am reading Foucault's A History of
Madness. Reading kind of keeps me grounded. A person can never have
too much knowledge.
I work at a law firm in midtown. It is a little bit of an unstable
place but I am trying to imbue it with stability at least for the
For the last month or so they have had me working from home, which
took a bit of getting used to. My cat is filling in as my annoying
distracting co-worker but I am semi culpable for indulging his
For the last few years I've been repairing and selling (mostly
selling) books on the internet. I am getting progressively better
at doing so. My salary is kind of substellar so anything to cover
my lunch expenses that does not involve a chemistry set and an RV
is all to the good. Also I think encountering an unfiltered flow of
used books is beneficial in ways that many people have denied to
I don't drink much and I never smoke or use drugs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I learned to read very early, long before yuppie parenting, simply
from having my mom read to me.
something I enjoy playing quite a bit. Sometimes I even win. I've
tried out chess and go and found I am only good at teaching someone
how to play and then losing to them.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know, I guess my eyes. Like anyone else.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like unconventional music like: Sun Ra, Iannis Xenakis
, late John Coltrane
, etc. But I won't subject you to it
just to be a pain in the ass.
Some of my favorite movies are My Favorite Year, Pi, Treasure of
Sierra Madre, The Battle of Algiers. I just finished watching
Netflix, I don't know how anyone is supposed to watch Star Trek
again after that.
3 movies I walked out of: The Phantom Menace, Wild at Heart, (the
Matthew Broderick) Godzilla.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books, Computer, My Cat, Music, Political Activism, People
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
, things I'd like to write,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Mostly at home. I am not much of a
. if I do go out on weekends it's often on Saturday
night after I am unwound or daytime outings Saturday or Sunday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was diagnosed with a mental illness in 1992 and since then it's
been kept under control with pharmaceuticals. It's the kind of
thing you wouldn't know if I did not tell you, so I am telling you.
You should message me if
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1) You enjoy any of the activities I do
2) You are not too young for me
3) You're a little odd and not in the trendy sort of way; more in
the "sometimes it can be troublesome not fitting in" way
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