Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi! I'm Colin.
I consider myself a student of a lot of things. Poli sci, sure.
Life, why not? I people watch too. I just like to listen and learn,
I like helping however I can. I feel better about myself when
people have a lighter load. I think it's because I recognize I have
time, especially in my youth, to do for others, and so it usually
seems like the right path to take. Got someone having a hard time
moving? I'll get some boxes! Someone need a study partner? I may
have some time! Giving someone else a helping hand means you get
others to help you, too, so think about helping out more often. If
we did that on a regular basis, this country and world would
probably be a lot nicer all-around.
Why don't more people just chill out? It's easy, fun, and costs so
little, for the folks I know at least. I love just talking, and
talking about all sorts of shit, too. Life's not such a big deal
that we have to have a big frown on all the time about it.
A lot of people know languages other than English. In part because
I couldn't stand French class, I took Japanese in high school.
Check out what little I remember!
I am active, smart, and amazing. Or so I've been told.
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to be studious while retaining my spontaneous spirit. I love
to meet new people, and I'll probably always feel that way.
My long term goal is to become a lawyer, or something else like
working for a think tank, a issue-based campaign, another type of
nonprofit, etc. I need an education to make that happen, so here I
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a listening friend
-I get lots of compliments on how much I listen, so I take that to
heart. I wonder how much being a friend is dependent on not
listening, but saying something yourself, though.
-I like to take time out less to read than I do to write,
especially things that I see around me as real. If I could spend my
time just writing, I just might.
Coming up with ideas
-I admit that people have probably thought of every idea I've
thought of and will think of, but I still think it's great that I
can constantly think of new ways to do most anything. Really helps
me get jobs when I need one. Yeah, I'm kinda awesome that way.
The first things people usually notice about me
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how willing I can be to approach people and engage others I may not
I have always been known for how much I like to talk to new people.
Whether I'm in a bar or campaigning for something/someone, I have
an ability to talk to people I don't know and yet have friends and
contacts with lots of people. It's strange how many people one can
meet with a little confidence.
It's easier, it must be said, to be this outgoing in person than
over the Internet, though I like the relative anonymity of the
I have beautiful eyes, I've been told as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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-Star Wars: Legacy of the Force
Germs and Steel
is interesting, though kinda funny for all the odd
kidding, I hate that movie! :D
of the Fireflies
-Deep dish pepperoni pizza
, BBQ ribs
, (I had these great mango BBQ ribs
once at RibFest in IL --so good!) burgers
, grilled cheese
, and anything with
I like video games a lot more, honestly.
My 5 faves are:
I also have a favorite speech.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Mountaintop Speech
is one of
the most inspiring pieces of oration I've ever heard. Listen to it.
Seriously, hearing one of the greatest inspirations of my country
speak wistfully about their own oncoming assassination is beyond
belief. It's scary, scared, stoic and angry. It's like MLK was
eager to die.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family, Friends and housemates
-They're there to love me when no one else is.
-I am on my computer every day, either managing my email, making
fliers/meeting agendas for work, doing some social networking, etc.
It's also a great alarm clock.
-I need to be doing something much of the time. When I'm sitting
down, I get anxious and nervous.
-I have been getting more and more into veggie foods and vegan
food, but I am still an omnivore. Healthy? Perhaps not. Tasty? You
better believe it.
-I'm not a big fiction person. Non-fiction is so much more
relatable because it's the section of literature that I feel I
actually live in. I am a part of non-fiction, so that needs to be a
big part of my life.
-It's the only way I know to have a truly independent mind. I think
intelligence is about knowing any sort of ideas and being able to
put them together in a way that one can use in daily life. Wisdom,
to me, is about understanding what you don't know and seeking that
knowledge out. What do you think? Am I way off? Is intellect
different from wisdom?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ways to leave the world better than I found it. I don't think we're
here to use up the planet and other people; we're here to enrich
and make everything around us better.
On a smaller scale,
I think about what I can do to help out around the house, what to
cook for dinner (made veg. pizza last time!) or how best I can help
a friend. I think about the times I've been able to make someone
else's life better, like when I helped get a child who just moved
to a new town into class on the first day, and it makes me smile.
Whenever I'm down, I think of these things, these memories and
recall why it's so important to think outside of oneself from
Race, gender, and sexuality are topics on my mind on a constant
basis, and I hope to meet someone who's at the very least able to
hold a convo with me on this.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Finding a party or bar special, going to a drive-in movie when I
have the money, helping cook dinner, talking with my friends and
chilling, taking people out for a picnic, playing sports in warm
weather, going to the Terrace for some free music and
strange-looking pitchers of beer, volunteering when an opportunity
opens up, and rarely, going on OkCupid for a few minutes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm very afraid of spiders. Really, those things are menacing,
deadly, creepy, eight-legged killers, people! Killers! I mean, how
many eyes do they have? Lots? A bunch? A crapton? I can't trust
something with eight legs and even more eyes. Nope. Not gonna do
Is there one redeeming thing about spiders? I mean, really?
You should message me if
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-a thoughtful mind,
-a good philosophical question, or
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