Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Harold, and here's a list of wholly unimportant, yet true,
statements about me:
- I like to travel and I've hit five of seven continents, and one
day, I will make it to Antarctica to see penguins. March of the
Penguins wasn't enough - although those penguins are lucky,
because if I were to have anyone narrate my life, I'd want it to be
- My favorite word is "mellifluous."
- I have this theory you can tell a lot about a person based on
whether they prefer Scrabble or Monopoly. For the record, I'd go
with Monopoly every time.
- The easiest way to get me to wreck my schedule for the day is to
say "well, there's a book store about a block from here."
- I genuinely wonder why nobody says "groovy" anymore. Actually,
this really boils down to the question of why "cool" is really the
only word regarding that concept to have ever really stuck.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a computer programmer at a bank. I like the job - it's pretty
much a series of timed logic puzzles, and so far as I'm concerned,
there's nothing wrong with that. I'm also doing night school - I
like to stay busy.
Otherwise, I like reading (with the result being I like my
commute), writing, going for long walks exploring the city and
hanging out with friends. I also love going to museums (I think I
could just about live in the Met, "From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.
Basil E. Frankweiler"-style) and enjoy Broadway musicals,
particularly Sondheim ones. I also like playing guitar, though I'm
rather more enthusiastic than skilled.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sumo wrestling - though I'm a bit out of practice, not having done
it in a decade and a half. But I was pretty good at the time.
There's footage of it floating around some Japanese network news
You may think I'm joking about this. I assure you, I'm not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Pride and Prejudice, The Chosen, American Gods. Lately, I've
been on a serious Guy Gavriel Kay kick, so yeah, that's a topic I'm
more than willing to discuss.
Movies: Casablanca, The Dark Knight, Layer Cake, Roman Holiday,
What About Bob?, Frozen
Shows: Chuck, Parks and Recreation, The Wire, The West Wing
Music: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Taylor Swift, Billy
Food: I have great weaknesses for ice cream, General Tso's chicken
and Sriracha. I have yet to have a spicy ice cream, and honestly,
I'm not really looking to change that, although my experience with
garlic ice cream was entirely positive, so maybe I should keep an
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Reading material
2) Good pens
3) Comfortable walking shoes
4) Ben & Jerry's
5) Duct tape. It can do anything except, curiously, fix ducts. This
is why you probably don't want to try and fix your air conditioning
unit with it - though, who knows, you may have better results than
6) Sriracha hummus. I make it according to a secret recipe. Hint:
it involves two ingredients - which may or may not be
exactly the ingredients you're thinking of - and an unfixed
proportion between the two.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-How great it will be when the Dodgers end the practical joke and
move back to Brooklyn. Until they do, I root for the Yankees. I
realize it doesn't make a lick of sense that I should show such
loyalty to a team that bailed over thirty years before I was born,
but while I appreciate logic, life's much more interesting if
you're not completely ruled by it.
-Why everyone on Downton Abbey seems to be perfectly okay with
Thomas even though he's terrible at his job and not a good
-Would X go well with Sriracha, where X is usually - but not always
- some type of food.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once won a dance competition. Mercifully, neither injuries nor
footage resulted from this incident, so let's just say -
inaccurately - I won it because of sweet dance moves and not
because people were voting me into the finals out of morbid
curiosity to see what would happen next.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- If you have a video of red or giant pandas you would like to
share. Seriously, I can never see too many of these, so if you're
thinking "I like the vibe of this profile, but I just don't know
what to open with," that's a REALLY good default.
- If you strongly believe that "different flavors of ice cream" is
a topic worth discussing for hours on end
- If you like the idea of someone singing Katy Perry songs whilst
doing a Paul Robeson impression.
- If every time you accidentally make the typo of writing "hours"
as "horus," you smile because that fifth grade term spent on
Egyptian mythology hasn't left you yet
- If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs
and blaming it on you
- If you think the last, plagiarized, bullet point was an obvious
joke to make but also would have viewed it as a missed opportunity
had I not made a similar joke
- If you think the coolest car on earth is the Popemobile because
it's called "the Popemobile" and really, that's just awesome
- If absolutely none of the above points apply but you still want
to message me.
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