Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Exploration is my happy obsession. Specifically, I like to explore
what's inside and what's far away. Sometimes I explore people
"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."
That's what Kerouac said,
and it's a good way to live too
for a while.
But no one can keep going like that forever.
Being sincere is like running full speed,
you can only keep going for so long
until you give out.
Then your legs start to grind
your lungs dry
and you have to drag your pathetic, heaving body off the path
where no one else can see.
at those times
pack your sorry ass to the bar
and in dim light
consult Bukowski and the deepness of a cup.
Who knows what you'll find in there?
Maybe you'll find yourself;
maybe you'll find the illusion.
If you find the illusion, don't be disappointed.
As Bukowski said,
in the end
the illusion's all you'll miss.
In the end
is the only thing
worth fighting for.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I was working on a master's at NYU, but got sucked into the
workforce prematurely. This fall I'm going back; only one more
semester to go.
Currently I work at a newspaper:
Basically anything they want me to be. I wouldn't say I'm high up
the ladder or anything (you wouldn't either), but I get to move
around and do interesting work and every once in a while the food
critic shares his meal.
In my heart, I wanted to be a fiction writer though. I thought I
had said that, but people heard "journalist," and well, sometimes
it takes ambition a while to pay the bills.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
1. Buying a lottery ticket
2. Banging pots in pans around in the name of cooking--though the
kitchens on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria probably came better
equipped than my own.
3. A Chinese card game called "Landlord"
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depends on how perceptive ye be! I'm a bit novelty-driven. I like
thoughtful conversations and getting to know people who challenge
how you think with the creativity of their perspectives, rather
than the stubborness of their beliefs.
I'm attracted to complexity in balance, and that raw splash of
color that elevates people into something more than run of the
I respect sincerity--not necessarily the wholesome kind, you can be
sincere about anything really--especially when it's linked with
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Long, Long Way; The Bridge of San Luis Rey; Sense of an Ending;
On the Road (Jackie Boy!); 100 Years of Solitude; The Pig That
Wants to be Eaten; Lullaby Hiroshima.
I like to read, and heaps of books tend to accumulate wherever I
live. It's odd how many people say they like to read, then only
list the classics that were thrust upon them in high school. Books
deserve better than that, no?
Music: Stick me in the ground with no doors and no windows, but so
long as you provide a steady supply of George Brassens and good
cocktails, I'll make a life.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
New ideas (there is joy in knowing a deep thing well)
Characters: In life and on the page
Surprises: the good ones, please.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
(While sifting through profiles on Okcupid) How I miss finding
humility in people.
(Otherwise) Writing and how to be happy.
How the world is full of sandwiches.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a cocktail bar sipping a well-crafted drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once dated an actress who played one of the elf extras in the
LoTR movies. She was sprightly, kind to animals, and nature-made to
a fault; never even wore deodorant. In the end though she chose
immortality, leaving only an empty space of fresher smelling air
You should message me if
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You live for experience instead of through your escape
Have got something better than baggage to share
Your fortune cookie demands it!
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