Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Feb 2015 - I haven't looked at this thing in a while, and boy is it
out of date. I should clean this up soon ...
Super busy, amicably separated, one awesome kid. Still living with
the kid and the ex - turns out that we get along way better when we
aren't trying to be a couple. Now it's like raising a kid with my
sister, or a really invested roommate. Awesome for domestic
effectiveness, doesn't leave a lot of time for getting out of the
Working seven days and three nights a week. Don't have time to put
a lot of work into trying to find a date. I'd love to meet someone
who is looking for a long-term but occasional relationship. I'll
happily meet someone who wants a short-term occasional
relationship. I'm never going to say no to someone who wants a one
time, I'll call you later relationship.
Seriously, I'm all kinds of smart and funny. You'll just have to
ask me out to see how great it is.
I'm also a big nerd. But I was a nerd before nerd was cool, which
should count for something, other than creating some kind of
nerd-hipster hybrid, which should probably never exist.
INTP, if that's your thing.
Also: GGG. I've never been able to figure out FL, but one of these
days I'll wrap my head around it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working, mostly. Day job in post-secondary admin, night job
teaching, weekend job as a bookkeeper. I keep busy.
The rest of the time I'm rampaging around with the girls, or
playing video games, or generally nerding it up with other nerds.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Also, spreadsheets. I program a mean spreadsheet.
Other stuff I can do: sew (with a machine and everything),
negotiate contracts, plan (sometimes I suck at execution, though),
hold my alcohol, run amok with my little girl, use "thats what she
said" in regular conversation, adopt e-solutions....oh, and I give
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My wry wit and good-natured awesomeness take far longer to catch on
to. You'll just have to take my word that they exist.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let me replace the massive wall of text with a more readable
Movies: I love movies that are slow and beautiful, or at least
beautiful in their own way. Jim Jarmusch. Sofia Coppola. Wes
Anderson. I love movies with long pauses, stretches where dialogue
is unnecessary. Movies with appropriately awkward pauses, like
Also: stuff blowing up. That's always cool. I'm a sucker for cheesy
action, cheesy horror, and anything with Jason Statham in it.
Music: I like listening to things that feel like drinking whisky.
Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Afghan Whigs. I like things that have are
joyously angry: Dreadnaughts, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphys. I
like things that are nerdy and proud of it: They Might Be Giants,
Jonathan Coulton, Wordburgler.
Books: I've really started to notice books where the way in which
they are written echoes the things they are written about. China
Mieville is a master of it. Chuck Palahniuk can do it. There's a
fantastic pacing to David Wong's John Dies At The End. There's a
rough directness in old Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
There is a bottomless beauty in Oscar Wilde.
Podcasts: I can't read on the subway so this is now my source for
literature. Welcome to Nightvale blows my mind. The Memory Palace
and Love + Radio are amazing. I can't wait for season 2 of
Invisibilia and Serial. I'm embarrassingly fond of Tell 'em Steve
Dave and What Say You. And Savage Love. So so much Savage
Shows: There will always be Arrested Development. I am often awed
by how well Twin Peaks holds up over time. Kids in the Hall makes
me nostalgic. I blame Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, OMG Daredevil
Food: eating should be optional, so that meals could mean something
more than just fuel for the machine. Oh, how I love food. All of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. my iphone
2. the interwebs
4. my girls
5. did i mention coffee?
6. sarcasm. Sweet, sweet sarcasm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As a byproduct of having an awesome and savvy daughter, I spend a
lot of time thinking "yeah, why are there so few good female movie
protagonists, and why does Black Widow get a fraction of the merch
compared to the other boys?" Trying to be a good, privilege-aware,
queer/alt lifestyle-positive, dad-jokes-are-hilarious role
Also, I'm trying to wrap my head around array functions in Excel,
and it's super-exciting. Like, new Excel magic.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Crashing after a long week. Watching a movie at home, doing dishes
or laundry and generally being all grown up.
Every now and again, I'm out grabbing coffee or a drink. And
occasionally I'm dancing it up at a trashy retro/goth club. Old
habits and all that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Back when I was really broke and couldn't afford presents, I wrote
a little book of Haiku and gave it to all my friends. I still
expect it'll be worth something when I'm famous.
"Everyone needs a / Little book of Haiku on / Their coffee
"My milkshake brings all / the boys to the yard. My life / Is
better than yours" (I can't take credit for noticing, but now I
will never forget).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like giving shy guys a chance. I'm terrible at starting things,
but I'm happy to be receptive.
You live in a world where "hey, I hear you need some help with your
taxes," counts as a pick-up line.
If you're looking for a nice guy who you can go out with every six
weeks or so, I'm your man. A couple times a week? Not so much.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.