TheShondells
29 Cambridge, MA
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My self-summary
ATTN: I am currently poly-saturated and am unable to add new people to my world.

Sapio-Sexual. It's very important. Pretty much vital. It's also relatively easy because I am fascinated by almost everything.
( I've recently been in a huge discussion about this word. I recognize that it's a pretentious word, but I don't mean it in a hipster-"smart people are so hott"-wonderbread kind of way. I mean it literally. Teaching me Java or explaining how a car engine works is effectively foreplay. )

Unusually sanguine for my generally depressive nature.

I really enjoy teasing people goodnaturedly.

I only need schadenfreude and twinkly lights to be happy.

Buzzwords: Board games. Wine. Disney. Arts. Glitter. Percussion. Space. Vinyl. Poly. Adventures. Bouncy balls. Art Deco. Trading cards. Kink. Dapper. Nerd. Oldies. Biology. Collecting. Popcorn. Neuroscience. Architecture. Culture.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to find the best path through life to accomplish the most beneficial change.

I have many interests and few passions. I do whatever I find interesting at any particular time.

Always working on my globetrekking. The list of what's next changes daily according to new places and events. Top of the list for fun is currently Germany. When the dust settles is Turkey. For work is Guatemala. The best plan I've heard of yet is to go to every single UNESCO site. I am obsessed with UNESCO.

"A good detective knows that every task, every interaction, no matter how seemingly banal, has the potential to contain multitudes."
I’m really good at
Asking questions. I am genuinely interested in what you have to say and will encourage you to continue to talk about what you love.

Finding unorthodox and unconventional solutions to problems.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm feisty. Apparently that's what New Englanders call it and that works for me. I have no problem challenging you on something if I think you are wrong. So expect to have to back up your position with facts and evidence. I try to be nice about it though.

I swear like a sailor.

Somehow I seem to come across as nice and possibly even sweet.
Beware the illusion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are updated according to my mood. Today's answers are:

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Comic: Saga

Poet: Carol Ann Duffy

Play: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Musical: Memphis

Artist: Ettore DeGrazia

Movie: My Sassy Girl (2001)

Actress: Lucy Lawless

Actor: Jimmi Simpson

TV Show: Orphan Black

Anime: Gundam Wing

Music: The Glitch Mob

Song: Murderers - John Frusciante

Podcast: 99% Invisible

Comestible: White Cheddar Popcorn

Libation: Mulled Cider
The six things I could never do without
Obviously it's Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs plus the internet.

Additionally for me would be whiskey.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The issues in the world that need to be fixed.

Why more people aren't deeply in love with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Whether to work on Java or Mandarin.

Which adventure I should have next in Boston.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably at some party. Or new restaurant. Or watching tv.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My greatest achievement in life is growing up alongside Harry Potter.
You should message me if
I'm gonna be honest, I'm pretty far over on the introversion scale. It costs me a good amount of energy to reply back or schedule a meetup. Don't take it personally if I don't end up replying to you or don't agree with meeting you in person. I may just not be able to afford the energy at the time.

If "dragons" is not a good enough reason to read, watch, play, or do something, then we will not be friends.

You understand why feminists are angry.

You know that women are just as horny as men but are able to keep their mouths shut about it until the right time and you can keep your mouth shut about it too.

Messages simply saying "hi" will be ignored.
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