Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I just read an article about the ideal online profile. Based on
that I will tell you that I surf and do yoga and like cats (but
don't have any) and ski and love the ocean. I watch Homeland. I
have a flat stomach. And I'm unbelievably rich (keyword:
OK, so I think 7 out of those 9 things are (or have been) true.
See, it's like a game! You pick the ones you hope are true, and
then I show up with a beer gut and tell you I forgot my
OK, here's my real profile:
Some words that describe me: Idealist, music lover, thoughtful,
goofy, serious, laid back, honest, sarcastic, healthy, loyal,
creative, forgetful. I think I'm an "ambivert." Deal with it.
I grew up near Santa Cruz and lived in California until I was 28. I
lived in Wisconsin and Colorado for 19 years and moved back in
2012. Because I lived out of state for so long I really enjoy
exploring new places in the Bay Area and beyond--especially
festivals, hiking & other outdoor stuff. I love wandering &
biking around SF, just watching people and checking out areas I've
never seen. I lived in Sacramento over 20 years ago and just moved
I've worked in education and youth development for much of my
career, and I'm currently working on an ed tech idea. Isn't
everyone in the Bay Area?
I think I have a pretty good sense of humor. I crack myself up
sometimes. That's normal, right? I'm not a social butterfly or a
life-of-the-party type, but I love good conversation, a good
debate, parties and get-togethers with friends. I also value my
I exercise pretty regularly. I bike to work. I'm not much of a cook
but I am an adventurous eater. I read mostly nonfiction. I don't
have kids but I'm a good uncle. I love "Shark Tank." I'm still
friends with people I've known since Kindergarten. I play Ultimate.
(It's a game with a frisbee, not ultimate fighting. Maybe I should
say I do that.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Always learning. Ttrying to make things better for myself and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm an excellent driver. I also write pretty well. I'm good at
being there when you need me. I usually appear pretty calm under
pressure even if I'm freaking out inside.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My long, supple tail. Also that I look like some celebrity or
someone they know. Recently I've been told I look like the guy from
Breaking Bad, the Mayor of San Jose and "someone in my family." In
the past it has been Tom Hanks, Vanilla Ice and Arnold
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Current reads: The Mentee's Guide, The Lost City of Z, The
Atlantic, NYT, WaPo and a bunch of education and politics blogs.
Don't really have favorites in this category.
Music: Eliane Elias, Foo Fighters, Jaime Cullum, Nickelback (guilty
pleasure), Jeff Hamilton Trio, Matt Nathanson, Cal Tjader, Emmylou,
Mingus, Bill Evans, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Mat Kearny,
Virginia Coalition, Roy Hargrove, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Belle
Brigade, Little Jackie and Kate Nash. I love Pandora, Earbits,
JazzRadio.com & podcasts from NPR, BBC & KQED.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've found I can live without a lot. But my life would be pretty
miserable without friends, music and things to read. And change,
and learning new things. And lip balm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Face down in the gutter with my pants around my ankles.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The first record album I ever owned was by Barry Manilow. I think I
still know all the words to Avenue C.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
* You pay attention to what's going on in the world, but you can
also let go and have fun.
* You're looking for someone to explore with--the Bay Area,
Northern California, the world, life, ideas, etc.
* You can teach me something.
* You avoid phrases like "working on my stuff" and "speaking my
* You can make me laugh.
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