Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This understimulated, perpetual student, starving artist coffee
goddess type scrubs up to the point of downright glamour all while
being fully capable of whipping up homemade goodness, building all
your furniture without reading (Hell, needing) instructions, and
can tear down your walls with her smile.
Obstinate, over-bored, self-assured and shameless, fearlessly
unapologetic and by and large correct, this one's more likely to
bust open your suitcase and compassionately insist that you do
something about the stench of your dirty laundry than to cheerfully
agree to help carry your baggage.
Fiercely energetic, chronically optimistic, reluctantly stubborn
and overconfident in her ability to absorb information and improve
the status quo, she's prone to passing phases of info overload,
unrealistically ambitious academic theses, and has a tendency to
select topics beyond the scope of the assignment.
Intense, into everything for the long-haul, allergic to
assumptions, unnecessary binaries, bullshit, standard definitions
and easy answers, she tends to be ravenous for connection, quick to
laugh and is as incorrigibly curious as she is chronically
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I ward off mental illness by letting a small, black, overly
energetic dog entertain me and inspire me to say silly things and
make up silly songs and force me out for brisk walks a few times a
day. When the weather is temperate, I like to run. I spend some
time every week letting people climb up my back and stand on my
shoulders just to see how many can, and spend an awful lot of time
reading things and laughing at my own jokes on the internet.
Cooking is my major creative outlet, expression of affection and
source of self-care. I’ve got a camera I keep dabbling with but
remain shy about pointing at people.
I have a background in theatre which, with much discombobulation
and identity confusion, I seem to have fallen out of love with.
Weird hours and below-minimum wages were certainly contributing
factors, though I do miss the sense of community, working towards
common goals, and the multi-axial storytelling that were part of
I went back to school to complete a second degree which I’ve had to
put on hiatus for financial reasons, and am now busily looking for
the kind of work that will enable me to, albeit reluctantly, claw
my way into the middle-class. I think it would be nice not to have
to worry about rent and groceries and to be able to do the kinda
cool things I couldn't do on an artist or student salary.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Food. I’m really good at food. Menu planning, cooking, grocery
shopping, picking coffee. Thrift shopping, other people’s hair,
enunciation, cold-reading, appearing as though I have my shit
together and as though I read books. Switching back and forth
between languages, intuiting, reaching things on high shelves,
lifting heavy things, carrying them a number of feet and setting
them down again in an organized fashion, conducting a group of
people in performing this or some other activity. Letting people
climb up me and stand on my shoulders, and running moderate
distances at a medium pace. Explaining things. Rephrasing things.
English. Non-verbal communication. Rallying ‘round, sallying forth,
justifying, procrastinating, dilly-dallying and so on. Maintaining
multiple relationships despite the natural limits of matter, time,
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
“She’s a redhead who drinks scotch and loves Die Hard. You get her
number.” -- Jeff Winger
I’ve asked my friends this question. They all immediately said,
regardless of what colour my hair actually is, that I’m a redhead.
The next most popular answer was my impressive stature. You might
wonder if I’ve got any martial arts training, because if I do,
you'd worry about crossing me in a dark alley. Do I? I guess that’s
for me to know and you to find out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like meat. And vegetables. And grease. And anything I haven’t
tried yet, and most things I’ve tried before. And dessert. I have a
sweet tooth that is going to kill us all. I take coffee very
seriously. A career in coffee is Plan C. I also like bad puns. You
might find me pungent that way.
I don’t read enough books. I’m sorry. I feel bad. I’m a fake geek,
but a sincere nerd. I swear if I printed out everything I read
online I would average 3-4 hard covers per week.
I often joke that I haven't heard any new music since Napster went
under. I’m only kind of kidding. I tend to favour a folky, country,
or Motown, funk, raunchy jazz mood and have a strong taste for the
heavy-broody-grungy-metal kinda industrial angst ballads of my
youth. And medieval choral music. TONS of medieval choral music.
All of it. Spooky monks 4EVA.
I like all the movies. I’m a sucker for a period piece of any era.
Give me Academy Award winners, things with laurel leaves on the
poster, big-budget animated kid stuff, documentaries about guys in
helmets, ancient things, politics, or hominids and we’re set. Show
me something unusual, something with pretty scenery, intermittent
stop-motion animation, engaging music, magical realism or
non-linear plots and I’m happy. I marathon whole TV series that
everyone spoiled online about 5 years ago and I never saw. (Wait…
if that’s Dr. Chang… Does that mean everyone on the island has
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My iDevices, strong black coffee, my own kitchen, my personal
agency, resourcefulness, and the dog. He is the Sancho Pugsa to my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I’m going to make for dinner. Do I have any cookies? I should
make sure there are cookies.
Someday, I’ll have my own apartment, and when I do, I’m gonna
decorate it. Like a grown up would do. It’ll be nice. And I’m gonna
Coffee? Coffee. If I were to open a café in a place like Verdun,
how would I go about attracting the rapidly multiplying gentry,
without also alienating the existing working class
Oh, the places I’d go… I often think about what very little of the
world I’ve actually seen despite the mileage behind me. I’d like to
live a life that afforded me more adventures abroad.
That stupid dog. He’s the best dog ever. Look at that face! Who’s
the dog? You are! Oh yes you are! You’re the herpiest little
herpaderp that ever derped! Does he need a dog brother? A goat
sister? A pig sibling? Maybe I should learn to drive if I’m gonna
start collecting livestock.
What motivates others and how their insight is formed. God,
religion, superstition, and what they do to the way people navigate
the world. Power, safety, what they look like and where to get
them. Mental illness, how people end up with it, and how to care
for one's self while caring for others. How to be compassionate
without enabling, how to be encouraging without being an idiot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Curled up with Netflix, a dog under my knees, some sort of
unhealthy snack and a pipe, or possibly fixing a needlessly
elaborate meal for myself and whichever neglected friend darkened
my doorway this week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I’m not really feeling purely casual sex these days. I’m more open
to opportunities to get swoony. I’m a foolish romantic and I have
no shame. I don’t have the energy for new long-distance things
anymore. Though my experience dating within the same area code is
relatively recent, it’s something I’d like to concentrate on. I’m
kind of a bad teacher inasmuch as I don’t enjoy providing
introductions to topics like polyamory, kink, feminism, and
critical thinking in the context of a dating relationship. I've
been told my issues are kind of adorable. Despite their charm, I
work hard at keeping them out of my way. I’m more introverted than
my my outward demeanor betrays.
You should message me if
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You took and passed Feminism 101 with a B or better.
You tend towards being simultaneously careful and reckless in
You are keen on improving my music collection.
You're a dog person and have all day to walk around with me and try
to tire out mine.
You’re able to embrace the fact that I have other partners as the
non-negotiable price of admission. You don't feel that reality is a
reason to limit the places we could go.
You are bored by superficiality.
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