Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Those who know me well would say I'm pretty easy to be around. I
tend to pick my battles, give people the benefit of the doubt, and
generally try to avoid unnecessary strife and stress. Life is
complicated enough without any help from me :-)
My homemade apple pie is fantastic. This has been confirmed by
friends of mine who don't actually like fruit pies (yes, apparently
this is a thing that happens - who knew?).
I haven't traveled as much as I'd like to, so I'm working on that
with a goal of doing some kind of international trip every year. A
couple of years ago I went to Buenos Aires to visit a friend and
dance tango. More recently my best friend and I took a friendship
anniversary trip to the Canary Islands, which was pretty awesome.
Now to figure out a plan for this year....
I try to be a positive force in the lives of the people I care
about, and I look for the same in return. I like to think of love
as life's most effective secret weapon.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work on the consulting side of a local tech research firm...
trying to strike a balance between earning a living and enjoying
Over the last 4-5 years I've spent a lot of time dancing and DJing
Argentine tango, but I've decided to take a break from that to
focus attention on other things I enjoy or want to learn more
about. Things like music, cooking, travel, my long neglected French
skills... Recently I've started learning to swing dance, and bought
a harmonica that I will hopefully make sound like something other
than a wounded animal one day...
Being active and fit is important to me; my latest goal in the gym
is to do a respectable set of pull-ups. Just managed my first one
recently, which excited me a bit more than most people would
probably consider reasonable :-)
But, lest you think I'm some kind of fitness robot who will judge
you for eating anything other than kale and egg whites, I should
also mention I love good food/drink and am not afraid to indulge. I
suppose you could look at this either as healthy moderation or a
friendly acquaintance with the devil on my left shoulder :-)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Breathing on the phone when a friend just really needs someone to
be there. Being outwardly gracious to obnoxious clients while
inwardly thinking not-so-gracious thoughts. Baking (eating?) german
chocolate cake. Writing tactful emails in delicate situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told I can come across as somewhat prim/proper/prudish at
first. Usually I'm told this by someone who now knows me well, and
finds the idea ridiculous.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food: I love it and am always up for trying something new.
Particular favorites include Thai, Indian, & Turkish.
TV: I don't really watch it unless I'm traveling for work...in
which case I shamelessly marathon horrible reality shows and those
ever-present Law & Order reruns while I check email.
Music: I'm pretty open to anything that is either danceable,
singable, emotionally compelling, or some combination thereof,
which makes for a pretty random variety. I have quite a bit of
Tango music from the 30s and 40s - a holdover from my DJ days. Love
blues/swing but don't know much about it just yet, so I'm trying to
expand my horizons there. I enjoy classical as well but would
rather listen live than to a recording (actually, this goes for
pretty much any kind of music).
Books: Theories about what makes people tick...social
dynamics...random fiction. Though sadly most of my reading of late
has been work related; I'll spare you the details unless you have a
desperate desire to learn about ITIL and IT service management.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Decent speakers/headphones, brunch, comfortable shoes, exercise,
hot showers, time to think.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether the produce I meant to eat last week but didn't is still
feasible for use in tonight's dinner.
How I can get assigned to work projects that will involve a free
trip to someplace more interesting than, say, Cincinnati.
Whether "having it all" is really all that appealing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting up with friends for dinner/drinks/music, or crashing at
home with takeout and a movie at the end of a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I ignore messages received from total strangers on the internet who
address me as "baby."
You should message me if
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You're a kind and reasonably well-adjusted person, and attracted to
You have interests/hobbies you love and would like to share, or
feel like trying something new, just because.
You're into the "find someone to enjoy life with" thing; but not so
much the "have 2.3 kids and move to the suburbs" thing.
Who are you looking for?
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