Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like watching stuff while eating stuff. I prefer to remain
recumbent, but I am capable of long walks, and I have magical feet
that never blister. I'm happy when summer ends because I don't like
the heat very much and autumn is my favorite season anyway.
I can't stand beer. I'm getting a lot of crap about that from you
people, but you're not thinking clearly. See, I'll never take any
of yours. Similarly, anyone out there like red wine? That way I get
all the white.
I'm a linguistic prescriptivist. The horrible things people do to
English make me sad and angry. That being said, I don't like to
I'm very fond of hats. That's hats, not caps.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I'm in the middle of a project: I'm doing the
entertainment center-play kitchen hack. It's very challenging. I
wouldn't have a hope of pulling it off without the help of a friend
with a knack for this sort of thing.
I frontloaded a lot of travel into the first half of the year. It's
exciting and fun but I think I want to stay put for at least six
months. I miss my stuff and space.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking, Scrabble, singing, avoiding stuff I don't want to talk
about. I wish I was better at crosswords.
It took me almost a year, but I mastered biscuits and pie crust!
Pizza dough continues to kick my ass, though.
I'm good at selecting apples. I know it doesn't sound like much,
but nobody else in my family can do it. I was ten before I learned
apples are supposed to crunch.
I'm fantastic at finding a webcomic that sums up a situation. Tell
me what's going on in your life and I'll come up with a link to a
relevant comic inside of five minutes. Usually I'll have one in
mind right away but will need to trawl an archive to find it.
I am seriously the best at giving presents. I channel the
limitations of money and time into a meaningful item based on the
recipient's known interests like nobody's business. It's like a fun
logic puzzle that I also get to pick out a colorful bow for.
Here's some stuff I'm bad at: changing an entertainment center into
a play kitchen, math (arithmetic is okay), social cues, pretty much
any physical activity, pottery, reading music, anything requiring a
candy thermometer, logistics, carrying yarn, pouring without
spilling or dripping, taking shots and loading the dishwasher.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get really excited about sharing what I know and learning what
other people know. I'm lucky that I get to do that a lot at my
I'm probably wearing glasses.
And man, judging by my pictures, my hair is always up all the time.
I don't like it in my face, I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite books of all time are Watership Down, The White
Company, Poland and The Blue Nowhere. I like James Michener,
Jeffrey Archer, Jane Austen and others whose first names don't
start with J.
A while ago, I bought new speakers for my car. The salesperson
asked what I listen to. "Alternative," I said, "and folk rock
and...um...I guess not really anything else."
I really like Indian food, the hotter the better. I once tried to
grow ghost peppers for my curries, but they died because I kill all
plants, even aloe. And you're not supposed to be able to kill aloe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
At work, it's coffee, flavored creamer to put in coffee so it
doesn't taste like coffee anymore, album versions of songs on
Youtube, webcomics, my sweater and the post-it (damn hyphen) I
taped on my laptop's touchpad mouse because there is no way to turn
Okay, I couldn't stand the damn touchpad anymore, so I went into
BIOS and disabled it. I didn't want to, because if the wireless
mouse fails for some reason, I will have no mouse unless I restart
and go back into BIOS, which is a pain, but desperate times.
And now that's happened. I needed to work from home, so I had to
use the touchpad, so I had to restart, go into BIOS and enable the
stupid thing. Then when I got back to the office, I had to do the
whole process again. There's a setting to disable the touchpad if
the computer detects an external mouse, but it frickin' doesn't
At home, it's my stockpot, my nail clippers, webcomics, my cats,
ice and socks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Most of the time I'm trying to figure out how to define something
so it includes and excludes what I think it should. Broken Venns
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My friends and I usually stay in when we hang out. We'll eat stuff
and watch stuff. If we're watching something bad, we make fun of
it. If we're watching something good, we analyze it. If we're
watching something indifferent, we change it to something
If I go out, I like live performances, usually comedy. I also like
karaoke if I've been drinking.
If I don't have plans, I fuck around on the Internet until I can't
keep my eyes open.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I hate the word "gal".
I hold a position on the Wars of the Roses.
When I am stuffed up, I like to sing "Twisted" by Keith
I only just learned how to text from a wikiHow.
Update: I learned a punctuation shortcut. Sweet! Now I don't have
to avoid contractions anymore.
Update update: New phone! Now I have a keyboard. I don't know how I
lived without one.
I didn't want or much like kids for years, and at some point, I
don't know when, I started to think that children are cute and it'd
be pretty satisfying to mold a new person, and that really pisses
me off. Nothing has changed, but my biology is tricking me.
You should message me if
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You think you can beat me at Scrabble.
You have really good hair.
You are absolutely certain when to use "me" and when to use
You're a Yorkist.
You're a Keynesian.
You know where I can buy a hat like the red hat I had before,
because I lost it.
One more thing: it's cool if you're not a huge cat person, but if
you're crazy allergic, probably it's not gonna work out.
I feel like if you read to the end, you should get something for
your trouble, so here: I saw this on Food Lab and it improved my
1. Insert a probe thermometer into the middle of a steak without
touching the bone.
2. Salt and pepper the steak on both sides. Bake in a 200 degree
oven until it reaches 10 degrees under the temperature you like
your steak at.
3. Remove the thermometer from the steak and sear the crap out of
it in a hot cast iron pan (the steak, not the thermometer).
4. IT'S SO GOOD OH MY GOD.
You could also follow these four steps to a perfect steak:
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