Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an academic and an artist who does both because of a deep love
for humanity. I can be a bit of a crusader, and am prone to tilting
at windmills from time to time.
I enjoy cooking for my friends, listening to jazz, singing and
playing the piano, amassing useless antiquated trivia, going out
dancing and cocktailing*, reading, attending ballets and
symphonies, fine dining, and the kind of discussions that last
until the middle of the night.
*The embedded editor doesn't believe that is a real word. I
disagree. Perhaps after it has been cocktailing for a while it will
see the light. The warm, fuzzy, slightly-blurred-around-the-edges
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
When not buried under piles of books or shackled to a desk in the
library, I do occasional semi-professional work as a vocalist, and
indulge the moral hedonism and unfettered geekiness of my soul.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm the social coordinator of my friends, and I host a great many
parties and dinner parties. I love to cook for my friends, getting
them together to share and commune with each other.
I've been playing piano since I was four years old, and have played
nearly every brass instrument since then. My main instrument,
though, is the voice. I'm a classically trained baritone, and a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A) My favorite book as a child was There's a Monster at the End of
this Book. Grover is all kinds of goodness. Since then, there have
been piles and piles of books. But, I guess the largest piles all
have some sort of religious or mythological slant to them. My
favorite non-fiction books are theological texts of various
religions, and my favorite fiction tends to be
B) My favorite movie when I was 5, and my favorite movie now, is
The Dark Crystal. Other than that, anything that is epic and/or
imaginative is great. If it takes 4 hours to watch, I'll probably
like it (e.g. Cleopatra, LotR movies, et cetera). I'm also a huge
fan of various genres of Foreign cinema: French fantasies (City of
Lost Children, Amelie), Chinese epics (The Emperor and the
Assassin, Hero), any of the Kurosawa films, and a great many anime
C) Being a musician, it's hard for me to dismiss any type of music.
However, it is a very rare day when you'll catch me listening to
Country or some of the more vapid Ultra-Pop. I'm primarily
interested in Classical and Jazz, with Rock being a common
mainstay. Since I love to go dancing, Latin, Techno, and anything
else that has a good beat is always fun.
D) Cooking is a bit of a hobby of mine. I host dinner parties on a
regular basis. And, so, my tastes are many and varied. Generally
speaking, I prefer to push the boundaries: trying new cuisines, new
foods, and new expressions of old standards.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
You know... Maslow's Pyramid, with sprinkles on top.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Questing for the perfect martini.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
N.B.: This category asks for the "most private thing," not "an
intensely private thing that you feel uncomfortable mentioning."
Therefore, there really is little need for all of the angst found
in most responses to this.
The "most private" is of broad scope and highly dependent on the
individual- from announcing your heretofore secret disdain for
plaid fabrics to displaying photos of your recent
(For the record, I am generally in favor of tartans, yet typically
dislike madras, and have impeccable gastro-intestinal health.)
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