Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I realize this may be the most important impression I leave here
and that gives me an almost unavoidable urge to do something
I delight in creating and telling all manner of absurd stories that
may or may not have ever happened. I think growing up in a very
boring town just made me want to make up crazy adventures.
Then, instead of pursuing creative talents, I went across the
country to Atlanta to learn how to be a mechanical engineer. I came
back with a healthy appreciation of cynical humor and having
completely forgotten how to live not surrounded by a wonderful
collection of nerds.
I can laugh at anything. I love it when people around me laugh. I
occasionally find myself in situations where people really
shouldn't laugh and they tend to make me uncomfortable. I once had
to deliver a eulogy, so I told a funny story.
That said, my sense of humor largely has to do with the absurd and
the subtle. Years ago it was once said about me: "Taylor's really
funny ... if you pay attention."
I don't think anyone would accuse me of being a lucky sort of
person, and I think that's contributed to my ability to be able to
take things lightly, especially the little things I botch.
Some day I plan to commission an entirely false biography of my
life in hopes that years from now people will build statues of me
for of things I didn't actually do.
Guess what, it's an edit: (This actually may be misleading,
I poke this thing and edit it whenever a writing mood strikes
Almost unavoidable turned unavoidable. Sit yourself down and I
shall spin you a story. Already sitting down? Stand up and sit down
again, this'll likely blow your pants off. (ooh baby ...
Back to me, that's who you're here for, after all. Look up for a
minute at the left side of my face. Take a look at my other
pictures ... left side of my face. Why can't you see the other side
of my face? Maybe there's something horribly wrong with it ...
maybe I have a neck condition that forces me to look, laugh, and
sleep while looking down and to the right. Or maybe, and a far more
likely explanation, I've just got to keep it toned down in these
pictures. I can't be turning on the smolder in public like this. I
slay dragons with that look.
Slay dragons? What am I, some kind of nerd? I will nerd you right
off your feet directly into a mostly comfortable reclined position!
And I will be a gentleman about it!
*ahem* ... I entirely lost where I was going with that tangent ...
But Taylor, you can't be a nerd, you played a sport that involved
getting in a pool with men significantly larger than you who wanted
nothing better than to drown your ass for the sake of a goal.
Quiet, Internal Monologue. Hush, hush. Shhhhhh .. let this
I'm well past letting it get to me if someone thinks less of me
because I like dragons and zombies and all that jazz. I promise you
I can make fun of me better than you can. (I have a lot more
material to work with.) This doesn't stop me from loving rough and
tumble sports where I occasionally get my delightful self beat
End of edit! Y'know back to that mamby pamby stuff
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Making mistakes. Don't take it in a pessimistic way. I'm quite
comfortable in the fact that my version of trial and error skips
the trial and goes straight to the error. I brush off my mishaps
and dive at the next one, hopefully not repeating the same one
For work, I make robots. It's pretty nifty.
(I realize in retrospect, this is something of an understatement. I
have an overwhelming amount of robotics in my life.)
The possibility of me using this knowledge to create a hundred foot
tall robot badger with laser beam eyes is as yet undetermined.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Baking cookies ... then eating cookies.
Thinking too much.
Receiving scalp massages. (Fastest way to my heart: Part I. Take
notes ladies *this is best read with a significant eyebrow wiggle
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I am a man. I bet you were looking at my profile a few moments
ago and you said to yourself, "That, Wendy (I don't know your name
so we'll just run with Wendy for now), is a man. A man's man, even.
Man! Man man man man man."
... or ... something along those lines.
This is honestly a difficult one for me to answer, as I'm not other
people. Maybe they notice the fact that I can use a whole lot of
words to say a very little.
A friend once nicely put that I have a very uncommon sort of
eloquence. That's hardly anywhere close to the first thing someone
would notice about me, though. It would be more of my insertion of
words you wouldn't typically use in places you wouldn't typically
think to use them ... that's even assuming we start talking. Maybe
we pass each other by slowly and lock eyes. There's no turning back
now! We both know the other has seen us, we can't go back out our
business like nothing ever happened. There can only be one! Roll
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let's start with food.
It's quite simply the easiest way directly to my heart. (Fastest
way to my heart: Part II) I'm probably the one of the easiest
people to feed in the world. I have no allergies yet discovered and
I love to eat new things. Theories abound as to how I fit so much
food into myself and not turn into a balloon, but researchers are
still out on an actual cause.
Atonement, Machine Man, World War Z, and the Hitchhikers Guide
series for a nice random assortment. Recently started reading A
Song of Ice and Fire series and quite like it.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Moonrise Kingdom, City of God, I <3
Huckabees, Spirited Away, Grosse Pointe Blank.
Haven't been watching a lot of movies recently but I've got quite a
laundry list of movies I love. Usually stick with quirky humorous
ones.(*wink wink, nudge nudge*)
That or ones that really stress me out, like The Hurt Locker. That
was a seriously intense movie.
Justified, A Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, The Walking Dead,
Arrested Development (Season 4 coming up :3), Battlestar
I can go on and on, but I'm currently listening to The National way
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Time to answer incredibly open-ended questions without the room to
put a proper explanation of my thought process...
Head rubs. I am very much a cat in that respect. I exchange love in
direct proportion to the amount my scalp gets massaged.
Freedom to be a little off-beat.
A quick internet connection. (Heh, nerrrrrrd)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm not sure why everyone seems to feel doing this is weird or
terrifying. Write something about yourself, you know yourself
better than anybody else does. Meet a person or two. Maybe it'll be
Also, apparently OKCupid really thinks that I'm into women excited
by the potential of nuclear war. I haven't quite figured this one
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being a bit of a nerd till one of my friends tells me to cut that
out and participate in some mildly drunken revelry (or Adventure!).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm dangerously honest when asked point blank questions, but if you
give me an inch I can talk my way out of just about anything.
(I say dangerously, because someday someone will finally believe
the above when I tell it to them)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you've read this far. Really. All of the messages I've gotten
from people who have read this far have turned into delightful
conversations. I can be tentative about cold-messaging people, but
if you shoot me one I'm happy to chat.
Alternatively, if you want me to message you. Think about it just a
little too much, hover back and forth about taking the initiative,
give in. Immediately delete everything right before you hit the
send button. Type it all back down again because you're frustrated
at wasted effort. Wind up panic-sending me "YOU HAVE EXCELLENT
EYEBALLS. I'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING HERE!" Sit
down satisfied that you hit the send button. Realize what you hit
the send button on. Shout to the world, "I've made a terrible
(edit: I'm super super busy right now so I can sometimes take a
couple days to get back to you even if I'm logging on. Sometimes I
read a message and just don't have time to write a reply.)
I've been, to quote Cave Johnson, throwing science at the walls
here and seeing what sticks.
I'm entirely for taking life as it throws itself at me right
Also, if anyone can explain to me what exactly an activity partner
is supposed to be. Is that someone you do stuff with but are
strictly not friends? or dating? ... or sexing?
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