Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I usually have a better time hanging out at the dog park than at a
Very curious by nature and still easily awed and fascinated by
things I see daily (like the changes of the seasons). I'm always
trying to learn something new, figure out how stuff works, how they
came about. I think this appreciation has also made me not be a fan
of ironic living. I actually like the things I like and mean what I
I tend to think of myself as a builder or a maker; I love
carpentry, welding, making stuffed animals, improving my green
thumb and am up for learning new crafts or materials.
I can be pretty funny, too (although this comes out more naturally
for me in person than through writing). My sense of humor can be
pretty irreverent (and occasionally tasteless) but always meant in
good fun; think Sarah Silverman and Steve Martin's character from
The Jerk having a baby and then throwing it out in a
Hoping to meet someone hilarious, kind, creative, goofy, whimsical,
outdoorsy, smart, adventurous, all in a nice, pretty package.
That's not too much to ask for, is it?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Juggling fixing my house, taking care of Dingo, taking architecture
classes and trying to learn as much as I can about sustainability;
taking pictures with dogs; trying to come up with a new story,
partly by looking at some of the old ones; running some machine
shops and helping students; running.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being sincere. Being goofy. Being far-too forthcoming and honest
(which does not necessarily work out to my benefit). Being
observant and present. Befriending your pets. Book recommendations.
Playing Four Square. Working Lord of the Rings references into
conversations (now Game of Thrones, too).
The first things people usually notice about me
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You know, no one has ever remarked about my height before.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: (this could go on for a while but here is a brief list) Moby
Duck (not a typo); Catch-22; A Dirty Job; Lamb: the Gospel
According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal; Crum (by Lee Maynard);
Moby Dick; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Everything is
Illuminated; The Songs of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones
books). Just finished Born to Run, The Age of Miracles, and The
Scummers. As a genre, I've really been enjoying narrative
Movies: Blazing Saddles, The Jerk, Rushmore, the Outlaw Josey
Wales. While not my favorites, Be Kind, Rewind and Dirt:The Movie
are incredibly inspirational to me (the book was good, too.
Music: White Stripes, Beatles, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Neil Young,
Pavement, the Who, Buddy Holly.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family and friends (including our cats and dogs of course)
The good guys
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why my dog who is 1/5 my size feels the need to take up 4/5 of the
bed. How I can help the planet, even on a small scale.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maybe out running with my dog.
Or watching the Notebook.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My spirit animal is Grumpy Cat.
I become a bit suspicious when I read "invisibility" as the choice
for the super power question, but it's not a deal breaker.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think we have a lot in common. I tend to be most drawn to women
whom I share a lot of common interests, especially when it comes to
making stuff and nature. That being said, I enjoy when someone has
passions different than mine that they can introduce me to (and
vice versa). Having a similar sense of humor is huge. Seriously,
how much stuff is better than laughing?
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