After a year-and-a-half on this site, I've physically met three of you. A few more conversations started and then stopped. I'm not into talking to myself, and least not that much. Life is tactile, personal, the look in the eye, or not, nerves and ticks, forgiveness and curiosity. What is this this chicken-shit stuff? Step forward.
I know two couples who have met and married through OKC, so it must work somehow for some people.
. . . and tell me, who else has a contact sheet selfie . . . from 1985?
The rest remains the same -
I've tried the narrative summary, and honestly, they all sound the same and mine was borderline pretentious. I was inspired by another user and her non-sequiturs, which is really how we remember our lives and how we get to know each other.
•I'm "Iowa Nice."
•I’m always trying to do better. I don’t always succeed.
•I think too much, and it ain’t healthy.
•I once had a very green thumb, but seem to be losing it. I’ve lost my patience with plants, or they theirs with me.
•At the moment, my relationships with my family occupy my thinking more than do those with other people.
•I have great man legs.
•I know the Latin names for tons of plants and insects. Just don’t ask.
•I’m a big Public Radio listener.
•I grow a beard in winter and shave my legs in the summer. It's a comfort thing, honestly.
•I learned how to juggle in my sister’s flat in London, listening to “Court and Spark.” I got stuck at three balls – the basics.
•I can be a fierce and loyal friend. Friendship is an active relationship.
•I fought fires out west when much younger, and now set fires here and don’t go to jail.
•Bummed around Europe when I was 20. I’ve been to South Africa twice. I did a Snoopy dance on Robben Island because Capetown was so, so beautiful.
•I was in a Amsterdam for a half-day, May 2013. Damn. I spent considerably more time there when a youth (see above), and I can still see why one might never leave.
•I'm a forager, with a freezer full of wild fruit and mushrooms. I think I'm a foraging hoarder now that I think about it. i collect more than I need or can use. I also have a huge inventory of wild seeds, and a prairie restoration in Iowa.