Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Stranger in a strange land: A brief history of me.
I was born in Bamburg, South Carolina. Upon arrival i was
unpleasantly surprised to find I had a brother who was waiting
eagerly. He proceeded to drag me around by my head and other
displays of fraternal affection. Shortly after my birth we moved to
Michigan where I grew up. My father is Swedish and my mother
American. Many summers we traveled with our father to Sweden to
visit our grandparents there.
Growing up in America with a single, uneducated and very young
mother we were VERY poor and occaisionally hungry, homeless or
both. My father's father was a successful Businessman in Central
America. He paid for our visits to Sweden where life was very
That contrast between poverty in a capitalist system and the care
free luxury of living with well to do relatives in socialist Sweden
made a deep impression on me. I grew up thinking Sweden was the
land of milk and honey.
When I was 19, my life was in a state of mild disaster and I voted
for the first time. That turned out to be a more spicey tex-mex
disaster. I beleived the election had been stolen, not won. Later
my suspicions were confirmed. Not only were there questionable
political maneuvers to prevent recounts. There was also fraudelent
vote counting, ballot tampering and mobs intimidating voters likely
to vote against them outside election centers. It was in short a
completely undemocratic fiasco the likes of which would make Putin
green with envy.
My father, a historian, once told me that one gives a government
passive support simply by dwelling within its borders. In a
democratic society, even if you disagree with the governments
policy you must concede their right to govern because they have the
support of the majority of the nation as defined by the
Well what if they lied, cheated and finally stole the mandate,
using constituents as lynch mobs to supr ess the other side? Well
if I beleive what my father told me, and I did, the logical
conclusion is that it is my moral obligation to leave the country
if i have the means and in so doing remove my complacency for an
So I left at the age of 19. I boarded a flight to Amsterdam with a
tote bag and suitcase, then took the train through Germany and
Denmark then finally Sweden. It may sound like an overly
complicated itinerary, and it was. But I wanted a dramatic
adventure to go with my expatriation. A direct flight would have
been mundane and anticlimactic. Such good timing, look what has
So life went on, I studied Swedish, had to start school over again
from the beginning since I didn't finish my degree before leaving.
I learned Swedish and relearned a lot of stuff I already knew.
Eventually I got really sick of school and worried about all the
money I was borrowing so I decided to look for a job. 3 years later
and one country away I found one.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have been working at a company in Denmark that makes medical
supplies for 6 years. 4 years ago they started downsizing and
moving production to China and Hungary. They cut down half the
workforce. The only thing left in Denmark is what they call a
Technical Competence Center where we develop new products and
processes. So you might say I work with industrial R&D. Yeah
that sounds good, let's go with that.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trouble shooting and retooling of automation/pneumatik processes.
Oh wait.. sorry, I was just working on my resume. That was easier..
I have an odd form of social intelligence. I understand very well
what motivates people but despite this I have a hard time relating
to people, specifically groups of people. I am a bit sensitive to
the mood or social atmosphere around me. I occasionally get my own
emotions confused with something I picked up from someone else
without noticing. This was really confusing when I was younger and
hadn't yet figured out what was going on.
These traits combined make me a good mediator.
I have good sight, hearing and fast reflexes. I have been known to
cook, although I have more of a mad scientist approach to making
food. Most of the time the result varies between pretty good and
brilliant. Once in a while it goes terribly wrong and I need to
call in a HazMat team to clean up the aftermath.
I am gifted with linguistics. I have always been at the top of my
class in language courses. Even in Sweden. I had the highest grade
in advanced Swedish despite being the only student who was not a
native speaker. I also learned Danish quickly and dare to try to
speak it despite the fact I am sure I sound silly. I used to write
poetry... not sure what happened to that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am not sure. But people do notice me. Sometimes I can blame it on
my hair, I often suspect my hair has more personality than I do and
each strand seems to have a different opinion about what direction
it should take in life. Recently I have noticed that the
individualist ambitions have reached a new hight. Certain regions
of my head show more serious signs of civil discontent. Those
regions are beginning to depopulate as the inhabitants seek their
fortunes elsewhere. I considered declaring martial law but that
would violate my principles.
My eyes also get compliments and attention. When I was younger they
were bright blue like the sky but the years have not been kind and
has brought clouds to that once pristine sky. I still get
compliments but I don't see why. It must be those clouds blocking
Oops. I am supposed to make myself look good right? All I have
accomplished is a verbose and nostalgic "I'm getting old"
I am sure that is not what people notice about me. I plan to age
like a fine wine and live forever or die trying.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I really hate writing long lists. I do read, science fiction,
historical fiction mostly. Currently reading Ken Follet "A world
without end" Next up Umberto Eco The grave in Prague.
I don't watch Tv. I hate commercials. Movies. yeah. Like i said I
hate writing lists.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Air, food, water, the sun, the ocean, sleep and beer. Wait, that's
7 things. . . I guess I can live without beer, who woulda thunk
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
First of all I spend a lot of time thinking. I am severely over
analytical when I experience something I don't understand. I take
it apart in my mind and examine the pieces. I put it back together
again in different ways until I form a working hypothesis that
could explain my experience. Then I design a test to prove or
debunk my hypothesis. This process continues until I form an
understanding that explains my observations. This is what makes me
so good at what I do but it can be exhausting and deprive me of
much needed sleep. This approach does not work with people issues
and I try desperately to avoid applying it to social problems.
However it works with anything that can be quantified, measured
We have now established the fact that I do indeed think. This is
reassuring since I have it on good authority that this is proof
that I exist. Now I just have to prove that you exist. No wait.
That was not the question.
What I think about:
How to be myself wisely.
Problems and solutions on every scale from personal to
The relationship between humanity and the cosmos.
What I recently began thinking about:
What I am going to eat for dinner.
That I should stop thinking so much and act! Thought without action
is like a car with no wheels: completely useless.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On my way home from work or at home asleep depending on the
The same goes for Saturday. International commuting has its
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once tried to use the jedi mind trick on an immigration
" these are not the Swedes you are looking for"
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