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out of date.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 ...
Wow, they really make you fill these things out don't they. Um. I'm
a busy guy who's in a long-term committed partnership with my
little girl's mother, which is a great relationship now that we
took out the problematic romantic part. So now it would be nice to
have some dates and maybe develop a connection with someone who's
poly-friendly or at least ok with dating that's not going to end up
in marriage and kids. I know, tall order, but what can I do.
Listening to Dan Savage makes me think there must be some
thing that I can fit into, although I have no idea how you would go
about setting that up. Logistics are hard.
Also, I have to say this about the match questions - too many
Yes/No questions without a "don't know" or "it depends" option!
Nothing is actually that binary (did you see what I did there?).
Give me some wiggle room. Grrrr.
Also, I used to have myself listed as bi because I don't see
anything wrong with having sex with other guys. But I'm not really
into dating guys; it's more like there's a few guys I've known over
the years who I've connected with. So I'm back to straight for
Also, and I hope I'm not the only one who does this, I tend to
leave this thing on in the background while I'm working, and answer
random questions in between tasks. Which is why I have a bajillion
questions answered. Seriously, I didn't do all that at once. That's
like a year of randomly clicking at them. If you actually read
through all of them, you deserve some kind of medal.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Zombie apocalypse survival tactics. General semantics.
Ok, seriously. Does EVERYONE spend time thinking about zombies in
one way or another? Like, what is that supposed to say about our
society? Do you think the zombies are thinking about you (well, ok,
they probably are. Insofar as they want to eat your brains)
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
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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.
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