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We define ourselves, in part, by groups. I am (in no particular
order) a nerd; a queer (pansexual: I'll have sex with anyone I'm
attracted to, as long as they want to have sex with me... more
concerned with brains and wits than bits); a Unitarian
Universalist; an atheist; an antiprohibitionist; a tinkerer; a
gamer; an Eagle Scout; a contra dancer; a martial artist (aikido);
and amateur scientist/engineer/psychologist. I am also polyamorous.
I'm only a Democrat because there's no Socialist party anymore, and
because they pay the company that pays the company that pays my
checks. Funny how that works.
Some of my hobbies and interests include contra dancing; gaming;
martial arts; singing (I'm the vocalist for my Rock Band group, and
drum when my voice wears out); backyard kendo (no pads, no points,
no judges. Just don't aim for the balls or face); cyberanthropology
(I like observing how people and communities behave on the
internet); naturalistic observation (people-watching on the T);
hiking; camping; DDR
but I'm way out of practice; electronic dance music events;
and the singularity
calling people out for littering. I also smoke grass, for
therapeutic and recreational purposes.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I often ask myself the same thing.
I have recently resumed my former job as a professional fundraiser
for various Democratic and progressive whatevers, and I'm a hell of
a lot happier about it than I expected to be. I always loved the
work and I made a lot of great friends there, but I've got serious
concerns about the way the company operates. It's a complex
situation. Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous. Longer
term, I might stay in politics, but I also kind of want to give
sales a try. A former coworker is graciously holding the door for
me at an insurance broker in Boston. I'll be doing that as soon as
I can reliably wake up at 6 AM every day, and IF ANYONE WHO WORKS
WITH ME READS THIS: TELL NO ONE. Beyond that... I may well stay in
sales, unless I can talk my way into working for a leftist
candidate/PAC/etc, which would be lovely. Lotta money in sales
(assuming I end up being approximately as good at that as I am at
fundraising), but the allure of The Game just keeps calling my
name. My greatest regret in life is not finishing my engineering
degree. Maybe someday, but it seems rather out of reach these days.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
On-the-spot repairs; design revision, spotting well-designed
products; contra dancing
Super Smash Bros:
; punning; scout stuff - camping
, firebuilding, first aid,
fishing; listening; cuddling
; lifting heavy things;
reaching high places.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I smell like clove cigars, Old Spice, and fine cannabis. D-d-d-deal
Personality-wise, possibly the part where I love to go on at length
about stuff I'm really into. This can be anything from psychology
to psychoactives, from science and technology to sexuality. I'm
often pretty quick to argue if I think someone's being ignorant
and/or a jerk, though I also readily admit when I'm wrong. On the
job, a common reaction from newbies is something along the lines of
"I can't believe he just said that and I can't believe it worked."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A People's History of the United States;
; Dies the Fire etc.; Discworld
; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid
Test; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; World War Z; Harry Potter and
the Methods of Rationality; Animorphs
Pulp Fiction; Fight Club; LOTR; The
Matrix; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Boondock Saints; martial
arts films, esp. Jackie Chan
, Donnie Yen, Jet Li;
Galaxy Quest; Kinsey; OG Star Wars; Seven Samurai; Boondock Saints;
The Wire; Cosmos
with Carl Sagan
; Orange is the New Black;
House of Cards (w/ Spacey); Kids in the Hall; Breaking Bad; The
Shield; Battlestar Galactica (the new one); House; Weeds;
TNG/DS9/TOS,/VOY (ENT sucked and you know it); All things Whedon;
FLCL; Fate Stay Night; Trigun; Cowboy Bebop
Day9 Daily (ok mostly just Funday
Monday); Zero Punctuation; Epic Mealtime
; Machinae Supremacy
Enigma; the pillows; Flogging Molly; Blue Man Group; Daft Punk;
Pink Floyd; Queen; The Who; Tom Waits
; The Clash
Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Omeprazole for my GERD; trees; music; internet (aside from camping,
of course. Though recently I went three whole days without, and it
was awful); my legs; a pocketknife.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Breathtaking feats of cognitive dissonance, and how to circumvent
I'm trying to spend a lot less time worrying about my future. It
seems to be working so far.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Forget the friday part of this question, because I don't work a
regular schedule of any kind. But lately I like to spend my nights
enjoying good company, good music, good smoke, and good times. Some
nights I go folk dancing, some nights I watch professional
Starcraft (terribly nerdy, but it's like my football--just with
more blood, lasers, and explosions)
You should message me if
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- If you think rationality and observable evidence should lead
decision making; not superstition, fear, or fable.
- If you think informed adults should have full rights to control
their own body chemistry and physiology.
- If you are sexually adventurous, and think we'd have good
chemistry. DEFINITELY message me if you're worried I'll be grossed
out by your weird kinks. I guarantee you, I will not. Similarly,
message me if you find yourself to be kinkier still than most who
would call themselves kinky. Like, if you have to turn to
motherless or heavy-r for your porn, because xhamster and pornhub
are too tame. Everyone else: don't worry, I'm harmless.
- If you think you can take me at Melee, or backyard kendo.
I won't take you seriously if you don't put some effort into it.
This includes everything from capital letters and punctuation to
actually having something to say. If you're messaging me just cause
you wanna fuck me, that's fine, that's great, but please, people,
if you do message me, tell me what compelled you to do so. You
stand a much better chance of getting a response. Also, I can tell
when I'm getting a form letter, too. So no copy/paste bullshit.
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