I’ve lived in Albany most of my life and went to college here too. I got a Masters and substitute taught with it for a few years. For a while I followed a significant other out to California and loved it there. That relationship ended so I came back. Right now I work in public history in a museum.
I’m leaving my twenties and have a better idea of who I am.
I am a wall flower at parties but I can get very animated in a small group of people I know. I don’t need or want to be around people all the time.
I think I’m funny. I know I’m smart. I can be very blunt. I like to avoid conflict but at the same time I am inclined to stick up for myself and others if I think something is bullshit. I am very scatterbrained and could forget my own name. I’m a monogamist and have generally had relationships that have lasted years. I’m not religious. If you are, that’s cool.
And despite all those “I”s, I have a very limited sense of self-importance. There are very few ideas or institutions that I hold in any kind of reverence.
I value commitment. There was a question that came up on here that asked if you think passion or commitment is more important in a relationship. I am of the mind that building something up is more important than always chasing the honey-moon phase feeling.
I’m not politically conservative, but I think that I value old things and old ideas more than most people. I use a letter opener and a shoe horn. I like to write checks and mail them. I have generally studied and worked in history. I listen to a lot of folk/traditional/bluegrass inspired music. If I was offered a one-way trip back in time I would probably take it.
I value my freedom. I like to feel like on any given weekend I could take off on a road trip. That said, I follow through on serious commitments and try to honor my word.
I am not into talking about feelings but I get how important it is and make the effort.
I would like to find someone who also knows who they are. A grand journey of self-discovery isn’t the ideal time to begin a relationship.
I would say that I’m looking for a person who is weirdly passionate about anything. People who aren’t into something that’s different or weird in some way and live a paint-by-numbers life are fine but don’t interest me. You can be an environmentalist, a feminist, a political activist, animal person, a nerd, an artist or all of the above. (If you have a cool job that does it for you, that’s cool too. I’m not a workaholic though and don’t want to hang out with them.)
I don’t care about a lot of pop culture. Not into sports.
I'm into good TV. I don’t like a lot of broadcast TV. I like to watch a lot of cable/premium series. Right now I am into Game of Thrones, True Detective, Louis, Adventure Time, Silicon Valley to name a few.
I’m a PBS Newshour/Democracy now kind of person.
I like to read anything that is really strange. Big H.P. Lovecraft fan. I read to escape and not necessarily meditate on real life. If I read non-fiction it’s usually historical.
I’m an omnivore. I like beer. Sometimes I really like beer. I like coffee. I like to try new things, even if they seem gross on first inspection. I attempt to cook but I won’t say that I’m great at it.
So there we go.