I’m going to preface this whole thing by saying that it may not be the most accurate representation of me right now. I’m in what can be considered a major transitional period in my life. Things that have been consistently and constantly descriptive of me for like the past 10 years are no longer applicable, and thus I’m having to find new ways to describe myself. But such is life, eh? Advanced apologies for any discrepancies between “OKCupid self-summary” me and “actual” me.
I hate it when people open their self-summary with some variation of “I’m too complex to be described in one or two paragraphs,” etc., etc. You’re a wad of matter capable of conscious thought, decision, and various complex biological functions, not a toaster.* Of course you’re too complex to be described in one or two paragraphs! Silly peoples.
I hail from Potato Land (Idaho) and I’m a recent graduate school graduate (ha) currently trying to find my place in the world. Not that I didn’t have one before, mind you, but it was a place so embedded within academia that I don’t know how relevant it was to the outside world…you know, the one in which the ability to create a PowerPoint on the relationship between Humean ethics and current environmental issues is not the best marketable quality.
I LOVE statistics. I create structural equation models and do factor analysis more than anyone probably should, but I’ll hold off on my ridiculously obsessive nature regarding statistics for now. You’re probably really sick of reading already; I’ve gone on for nearly four paragraphs now and have basically said nothing of substance. So rather than waste your time further: bullet points!
> I just (as in, within the past week) moved to Tucson and am currently back living with my mother. There are various legitimate (in my opinion) reasons why we’re cohabitating again, so don’t assume that I’m some boomerang generation recluse who decided to come home from school to mooch off her parents and play WoW in the basement for free (though I do enjoy WoW…).
> I really do spend a lot of my free time doing statistics. When I’m not, you’re apt to find me screwing around on the internet (I spend WAY too much time online), researching random topics of interest, writing (usually short stories, but NaNoWriMo is fantastic), drawing, gaming, out walking 10+ miles, or acquiring new music.
> I love to list, sort, alphabetize, categorize, and organize. In my past life I was a Rolodex. Hell, I might be one in this life, too—my existence as a human being might be all an illusion of my own mind.
> I abuse hyperbole all the time.
> I should be arrested for the amount of bad puns I make.
> I wear really bright clothing. REALLY bright. You know what a Crayola factory would look like if it exploded? Me.
> I have anosmia. Don’t worry, it’s not catching.
> I can’t stand it when people are overly critical or judgmental of others. We’re all human beings just trying to live our lives. Look for the positives in others and (as long as no harm is being done) let others do what they want.
> I’m a hard determinist and a materialist (in the philosophical sense, of course, not the "I want stuff" sense).
> I hate it when I have a date/meeting/casual get together and the another person schedules it “over coffee.” I don’t drink anything but water (and the occasional Red Bull), so I always end up across the table from my companion and their latte, either with an overpriced water or nothing at all and getting weird looks from said companion. Rather awkward.
> I earned my first degree by the time I was twenty, but I can’t add single digit numbers in my head. I am, however, getting better at it. Oh god, I just sandwich-complemented myself, kill me now.
> The closest “religion” or “spirituality” with which I identify is hylozoism. I believe that life, in some form or another, exists in every atom in the universe, and along with it the ability to perceive (in the loosest sense of the word) the universe and changes within it.
> If you’ve made it this far, you may also be interested in the fact that I keep a daily blog. If you’re so inclined, check it out here: www.eigenblogger.wordpress.com. I think it can give you a better idea of who I am than I can in this summary.
*Not that a toaster isn’t complex. I mean no offense to any toasters out there. Also, if you ARE a toaster and you're reading this, you're obviously a very intelligent one. If this is the case, message me.
Edit: holy crapazoid, this is SO overly long. Major apologies. Here’s the TL;DR version: I like writing, blogging, gaming, philosophy, color, and doing statistics. I dislike judgmental people, the idea of free will, disorganization, and not doing statistics.