Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Life can never become monotonous or exhaust the possibilities of
variety." - Kircher
I like red wine, airports, cats & reading an actual
I am the secret love child of Jean-Paul Sartre
and Ally McBeal
, with all
of the attendant peculiarities.
OkCupid used to make you sum yourself up in three adjectives, for
the benefit of those users too impatient to read an entire profile.
For the record, I am intuitive, discerning, and analytical.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am promulgating an order I don't fully understand.
I am the driving force behind two consumer-facing technology
startups, neither of which is making any money yet. Therefore, I
have a 9 to 5 job too.
I finished grad school at the University of South
in 2010. I spent ten months out of the year working in
East Africa hunting parasites in 2011 and 2012.
When I was in school I worked as a graphic designer at an ad agency
and a clerk at an auction.
Before all that I served in AmeriCorps for two years.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sleeping on airplanes
being an INTP
This is not low or self-deprecating standard. It is good to round
out your rough edges. I have invested in that process.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Short hair, strange diction. The haircut is deliberate. The diction
is not. It is an artifact of my monomaniacal interest in finding le
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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, Waking Life
, among current
options on the small screen.
I was a vegetarian
for twelve years. I am
drifting back in that direction, but it is a very slow drift... so
slow that there are continents outpacing me at the moment.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A preoccupation with determining how little one can manage on is
generally a trait of those who (like me) have never known great
material want. These are the needs I have discovered along the
In no particular order
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how I wish I could just answer this question by deleting the word
- the light that hits the room
- control and experimental groups
- how to explain my job to people
- international development, like everybody else in this town
- how the subjective experience of cognition would differ for us
and other entities that I can metaphorically endow with some form
of intelligence, like insect swarms and chess pieces. The bishop
thinks the board looks like a diamond to you too, by the way.
Also, why is the artistic merit of a song inversely proportional to
the euphoria produced by dancing to it at a club?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
working. I do not find work inherently burdensome. I do not find
much inherent about anything. Also, I think Mike Rowe should be
given a medal, as America's last living philosopher of work.
On the other hand, on a Friday night, I might be out on a date. DC
is such a good place for that. Let's go to all of the restaurants!
Let's order all of the wine!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't like chocolate ice cream. But I do like chocolate
... and ice cream
"Without your wounds where would your power be? It is your
melancholy that makes your low voice tremble into the hearts of men
and women. The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched
and blundering children on earth as can one human being broken on
the wheels of living. In Love’s service, only wounded soldiers can
serve.” - Thornton Wilder
I am not into being silly. I sometimes end up being silly
I refer to cities by their airport code. More people should do
You should message me if
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you think we might have some chemistry
you picked kissing in a tent in the woods over kissing in Paris
when you answered that match question. Make no mistake, I have been
to Paris and it is great, but life in a tent comes along with more
of my future ambitions. We could still kiss in Paris anyway. People
have been known to do that.
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