I have a male friend who is also an okcupid user, who has signed in as a woman to search straight guys to see what kind of competition he's up against.
I assume that there's a mix of self-deprecation and shameless self-aggrandizing, and pictures with animals. (Statistically speaking, men with pictures of themselves with animals get the most response from the ladies)
I just can't self-summarize. It took me years to be able to make the words "my artwork features realistic portraits of animals and humans against a background of evolving, hallucinatory patterns" come out of my mouth.
I don't like being summarized, and I hate when people say "you look just like ___________!" Although, I often hear "you look like Liev Schreiber!" but it sounds like "You look like a non-famous, slightly less handsome Liev Schreiber" Still, it could be Beetlejuice, so at least there's that...
I can do lots of different things.
I'm a painter. (Not like painting a house, I just didn't want to say I'm an Artist, because that sounds pretentious)
I build things out of wood with heavy metal tools, and sometimes while I do, I listen to Heavy Metal music, like Tool.
I record music that other people make using state-of-the-art audio engineering equipment.
This just sounds like bragging...
People seem to double-take when they see me with a shirt off--I have a ton of tattoos, but I guess I could be described as a preppy dresser, too. This really throws everyone off. I suppose humans expect certain things to come in certain packages. I don't really think about it though.
In high school I had a kind, wonderful mentor and chemistry teacher who reminded everyone that it was equally wrong-headed and short-sighted to only wear clothes from a certain retailer, as it was to refuse to wear something based on its label. I see no distinction between "clothes" and "costumes". This is my work costume. This is my lounging around the house costume. This is my rock n' roll show costume. This is my first date costume. This is my exercise costume. This is my business casual attire for drinks with clients costume.
It irks me when people ask, "what kind of/genre of music do you like?" There exists a double album of Metallica's greatest hits, covered by a bluegrass band. The melodies, lyrics, and structures of the songs are the same, but they are "bluegrass" songs and not "heavy metal" songs. What you're really is asking is "which combination of instruments do you find most pleasing?"
I've played music nearly my whole life, and been recording it professionally for long enough that I don't know how best to answer questions like "what's your favorite band?" Best live? Best album? Coolest? Creative recording techniques/philosophy?
Clown Girl, by Monica Drake is probably my favorite book. It's about a woman who takes her clowning very, very seriously.
I've read all of John Irving's books. You've probably read "A Prayer for Owen Meany", or "The World According to Garp" in high school. Perhaps you've seen the film version of "The Cider House Rules". Try "The Fourth Hand" or "Setting Free The Bears".
Whilst dining, I'm far more concerned with good company than with fancy food and good plating. I'd rather go dumpster-diving, or worse--get taco bell with my "besties" than have some molecular gastronomy at WD-50 with a bunch of food snobs. (But I would prefer to "have my cake and eat it, too" as the expression goes)
I really love documentaries. "Better, Stronger, Faster", "Jiro Loves Sushi", and "Exit Through The Gift Shop" are some recent favorites, but right now I'm watching "The Act of Killing" and I love it because of the the mind-bending nature of such a film that is about so many things all at once--Including the possible immorality of it's own production!
On the TV, you name it, I've seen it. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times--If "Jericho" was made for HBO and not CBS, only to be cancelled after 1.5 seasons, it would be my favorite show of all time.
I'm really trying not to just have a sarcastic answer to this, but I can't.
Perhaps it's telling about my personality if I list some pet peeves; things I'd rather not have to deal with or experience...
It grates on my nerves when people say "I love listening to Reggae...in the Summertime". I have a deep love for the sounds of Jamaican culture, and that love does not wax and wane in accordance to the temperature or my distance from the sun.
Food on the other hand, well, I can understand a seasonal preference. Berries grow in the summer, and the winter is a time for cured meats and root vegetables.
Ladies--What is up with pictures of dogs? I'm a true animal lover, please don't get me wrong. But I don't understand why you post pictures of them here-alone in the shot--on a dating site. With your dog/cat/pig/horse--Awesome! Wasting one of your 10 pictures on an animal/landscape/room with no lights on--decidedly not awesome. I just don't understand these prevalent phenomena.
Seriously though, I guess if I can't live without 6 things, I'll find out the hard way very quickly what those 6 things are. I'm not attached to possessions, though I have many of them.
"The connotations wearing my nerves thin
Could it be semantics generating the mess we're in?
I understand that language breeds stereotype
But what's the explanation for the malice, for the spite?
Don't call me white!
Represents everything I hate,
The soap shoved in your mouth to cleanse the mind
The vast majority of sheep
A buttoned collar, starched and bleached
Constricting veins, the blood flow to the brain slows
They're so fuckin' ordinary--white.
So go ahead and label me
An asshole cause I can
Accept responsibility, for what I've done
But not for who I am..."
How some people can scoff at the idea of an adult who might still believe in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy, and also devoutly practice any religion. Having said that, I love hearing the rare story of a person of faith who grew up raised in a household of staunch Atheist parents. I consider myself Agnostic because I feel that whether a supernatural being who controls the universe exists or not should have no bearing on how a human conducts his or her life. However, if the fear of spending an eternity in hell after you die is the only thing preventing you from satisfying your desire to go on a killing and or raping spree, then please---Don't Stop Believin'!
I wonder if anyone reading from the bottom up even noticed that I misspelled "calendar" in the "On a typical Friday night I am..." category.
"I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me)" by Whitney Huston is one of my guilty pleasures, and Chamillionaire really is my favorite rapper...
I like girls who are fashionable, but not slaves to fashion; feminine but not dainty or faint of heart.
Comfortable with themselves and others; If you can hang with anyone, anywhere, you can hang with me.
Also if you have a nice booty :)