Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have lived in Seattle for the past eight years, after hurriedly
moving out of small town Washington (specifically Tenino; my
condolences if you've heard of it). I am a college graduate with a
BA in English and one of those hopeless people that actually want
to do something creative and interesting with themselves (more
about that in 'What I'm Doing With My Life' section).
I was raised in South Africa before the booming 90's drew my family
out of that deteriorating place and into the dribbly, wet arms of
the Northwest. We officially arrived in the promise land during
2001 (so, really, we had missed the boat).
I had been an avid musician since the age of 8 and continued to
explore different sounds after arriving in the US, until a break
from that medium occurred at 18 (I have since returned to music).
Writing has been a long time passion of mine and I continue to beat
myself up over silly little nuisances and obscurity.
It's pretty easy for me to switch gears from a quiet night in to an
adventurous night out, and vice versa. As a result, I'm not sure
whether I'm outgoing or introverted. My mood can be a bit whimsical
with some consideration given to the responsibilities of tomorrow.
If I'm being self-congratulatory; I would say that I'm blending a
variety of good experiences without burning myself out. If I'm
being self-effacing, then I'd say that I'm making questionable
decisions and I need to get my life together. In a nutshell; your
basic range of self-reflection.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a pretty busy and active person in the Seattle art/music world.
I book and host two reoccurring events, as well as offering support
in a number of different ways (audio/video documentation,
promotions, booking assistance, DIY venue aid etc). My primary
artistic medium is writing, however I also create video collage
works, ambient soundscapes, charcoal and graphite drawings and play
As a bi-product of all that hard work, I need to maintain a day
job. My time is fairly split between freelance writing and working
at the EMP.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Hell, I don't know. I'm still figuring out what I'm good at and
what I'm potentially good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't know, I've never asked. My eyes? The pidgeon circling over
my head? The anomaly of seeing a tall white male in Seattle? It
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm a big fan of Joyce, although some contemporary writers have
taken my interest (' A Fraction of a Whole' by Steve Toltz is a
pretty amazing book). I'm fascinated by Korean cinema, although
outside of that my tastes aren't that unique (the generally
appealing Apatow comedies, blah blah blah). British win the 'Shows'
award in my book, although HBO, Showtime and AMC are producing some
great things. My preferred foods change frequently and can range
from 'I have time on my hands and an urge to cook', to 'I'm broke
and the microwave is working'.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
SOME avenue to express myself
Friends (corny as it sounds, it's true as anything)
I'll let you know when I need more than that to sustain myself.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Quirky character traits. Where I want to travel to next. People I
haven't spoken to in awhile that I want to catch up with.
Aspirations. Good memories. Awkward memories. Odd circumstances as
expansive metaphors on life - with a grain of salt (sexy, right?).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm not working then I am assuredly out. 90% of the time I'll be
at a show, however sometimes I will venture off with some friends
to a place we rarely visit in order to avoid the Capitol Hill
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On OK cupid? Well... nothing. That's pretty much the point of
something being private.
You should message me if
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You aren't bored yet.
Update: I've realized how unadorned my profile is with adjectives.
I specifically avoided the "I'm a _" phrases when it came to
self-boasted character traits. This was probably not a great idea
and there's a good chance that my profile will come off as a
snarky, arms length resume. This is my little acknowledgement of
If you write this off as an awkward aversion to overly simplified
definitions of people then you are a saint.
Also, what is an Activity Partner? Do people scout new members for
their Monday night bowling team on here or something?
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