Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First, I don't know about the rest of you, but profile names are
always odd things to come up with. Frankly, I hate them. It's
annoying to try to find a couple words to describe oneself while
not being the exact same as one of the other 6 billion people in
the world. I tried a few random ones, and then noticed the can of
root beer on my desk. I love root beer, wonderful drink. So that's
where the profile name came from.
Secondly, about myself...Most people find me odd, sometimes random
and sometimes shy. Depends on the person. I am odd, I recognise it
and embrace it, because everyone's odd in different ways. It's too
long to describe why here, but it's just an overall thing, a
combination of everything. I also like to be random, which stems
from my love of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Shy, well, I
don't love that, but it's something I'd have to deal with in a
place like this. Although not really in this place, because this is
online and that's mostly okay. It's if I were to meet any of you,
being shy becomes a hassle at that point.
I like to think of myself as thoughtful, humourous, and odd.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At this point, I've got a college diploma, but I wasn't happy with
it, so I've gone back to school and am at University now. I'm still
young-ish, so still trying to figure things out I guess.
Beyond that, I just do what I can to pass the time. Whether it's
seeing friends, reading books, playing video games or
playing/watching sports...just whatever I feel like that I can do
at the time. Well, that and working.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not starting messages with a proper greeting..."really good"? Well,
there's always someone better, but you're not asking for what am I
the best at. I don't really know what I'm really good at...I can
think, walk, read and do many things, but who knows if I'm really
good or not.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Good question. Since I haven't had a chance to meet myself, I don't
really know what people notice first about me.
I think I would say my blue eyes, as many tell me they are rather
nice... Although it does appear as though more and more people like
my nose, so maybe that's the first thing they notice. I don't know
why they like it, but hey, I'm not going to complain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything by Douglas Adams or David Gemmell, along with a few
by Bertrand Russell, Terry Pratchet, Isaac Asimov and James
Barclay. I tend to read less than I used to, and less than I would
like, but there is an increasing seriousness to my reading. I tend
to read things that amuse me, enrage me, or intrigue me.
Movies vary, as I like all sorts of ranges...It more depends on
quality than type. Some of my favourites include The Rocket, the
Prestige, The Bank Job, Lord of War, and Layer Cake. I rather like
the Guy Ritchie style of movies such as Rocknrolla, as well as more
challenging movies like Moon or Agora.
TV shows may not be mentioned, but I'd have to mention Top Gear and
Doctor Who (the British can be wonderful), as well as some North
American things like House (although Hugh Laurie is a Brit, so
maybe that doesn't count as North American?), and the old, but
still great, M*A*S*H. Recent shows on HBO, such as Game of Thrones,
have proven themselves to be quite good.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Well, I'd have a lot of trouble adapting to losing a body part (or
a sense), as I walk everywhere, play soccer and hockey, and enjoy
being able to see/hear/smell/taste. Do we call that 1 thing, or
200? Not to mention you could say I can't do without food, water,
But ya, things that are very important to me...hmmm...Computer
comes to mind...but I'm not sure if there's much else. Books could
be replaced by renewing my library card...Hmm, okay, I'll go
-A&W Root Beer
-Milk + Cereal (the only thing I can eat in the morning, and I
can't function without breakfast).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
hockey, soccer, books that I've read, women (of course)...I do rant
sometimes about political events, capitalism and religion.
I'm politically rather left wing; I identify as something of a
socialist, believing that everyone is equal (and we need to work to
ensure that, because obviously some groups are more privileged than
others), and that we need a strong state heavily involved in
industry (fuck privatization). I do not, however, ascribe to any
particular theory. I am not a Marxist, Leninist, Maoist,
Trotskiest, etc etc. I do rather like Gramsci though, because he
was an amazing guy and his theories regarding hegemony were
Okay, another thing I spend a lot of time thinking about is how do
people get this question wrong?
"STALE is to STEAL as 89475 is to..."
Look, STALE = 89475. Thus S is 8, T=9, A=4, L=7, and E=5. So STEAL
is 89547 (S8, T9, E5, A4, L7). I always see people with this wrong,
and it baffles me. You are clearly smart, and yet you get that
wrong? How? Why? I mean, all else fails, just google it?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I work Friday into the late evening, by which point I am often
fairly tired. So it's likely something involving a screen or a
book. I do see my close friends when they're in the city, and
logically that would sometimes occur on Friday night, but, sadly,
most are not in the city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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-shrug-, I dunno. I was circumcised aged 21, I guess that's kind of
^the above isn't really private anymore, because it's a fun story
that I like to tell people. Really the most private thing I'm
sometimes willing to admit is that I'm vaguely bi-curious. -shrug-
You should message me if
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You're an ape-descended lifeform...I guess that means no aliens
allowed? Hmmm, I don't think I'd mind meeting an alien, unless it's
just a person who thinks they're an alien.
Essentially, I have no clue. I like to ramble online, so if you're
willing to listen to me ramble, that'd be good.
Also if you're okay with the fact that I have a girlfriend. We're
in a semi-open / monogam-ish relationship, which is why I'm looking
for "short-term dating" and am listed as "available". I am, of
course, also interested in simply making new friends. Cool people
are cool, whether or not they want to sleep with you.
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