Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well, what can I tell you?
I am very smiley (mostly to mask nerves in social situations with
new people), fairly stupid, and overly polite, sometimes to the
point of formality. Polite and quiet seem to come off as snobbish,
but I'm really just trying not to say something dumb.
If we click, you see a whole 'nother Jared. Less smiling, but more
wise-cracking and snark, some ten-point vocab words, a lot of
randomness. It will probably come up that I'm FTM (trans), that I
call myself a writer, that I have no idea what I'm doing. I'll have
a few good stories that might surprise you. And I might start
singing a musical number. Just a heads-up.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a barista at Starbucks, recovering from top surgery, and then
saving money to hike the Appalachian Trail with my brother in
March. After that I'm buckling down and going back to college. I'm
trying very hard to write a book.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Drawing. Writing. Getting lost and un-lost. Cooking mac and cheese.
Listening, understanding, keeping secrets. Procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I just asked a friend, who says she first noticed my smile.
Apparently I smile with my whole face, and do a "twinkly Irish
eyes" type thing. I find this embarrassing, but she insists it's
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm restraining myself from filling your screen with a list of
sixty-eight favorites. Books are one of my addictions. I like
sci-fi, classics, ancient obscure volumes no one's checked out of
the library since 1962. Even reference; I have four thesauri.
Movies and television I'm picky about. There's a fine line between
comedy and pointless stupidity, between action/adventure and just
blowing everything up, between drama or romance and soaps. I follow
two whole shows: Doctor Who and (I'm a little ashamed) Teen Wolf. I
wish I liked sitcoms but don't really. But I have discovered an odd
fondness of sixties shows like Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, the
Addams Family, and Star Trek, which I can binge for hours.
My iPod on shuffle: 1. Bastille, 2. Bobbie Gentry, 3. Once Upon a
December in Russian, 4. Scorpions, 5. Aloe Blacc, 6. Three Days
Grace, 7. Steam Powered Giraffe. I don't know what to tell you.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. A pen
2. Spontaneous little adventures
5. Humor and sarcasm
6. Sex (to be frank)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"Am I being awkward?"
"I should be writing."
"Work in an hour..."
"What if Main Character was, like, a soldier in a massive secret
space army about to invade some tiny planet beyond the Ghost Nebula
and met Love Interest, only she's an enemy soldier and also
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Most Fridays I work. But barring that, I like going out. Movies,
cafes, pubs sometimes. I love little adventures: accidentally
walking in on after-hours dress rehearsals at the Eastman Theater,
finding bubble tea in a little sketchy looking Chinese dive,
re-discovering the planetarium, camping, road trips to nowhere in
particular. Weekends are how I remind myself I'm young, the world
is huge, and people can be awesome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'll probably never get bottom surgery.
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